Washington State brought the tying run on deck after scoring six runs in the ninth inning but Stanford held on for a 9-6 Pac-12 Conference baseball victory at Sunken Diamond on Saturday afternoon in Stanford, California.
Blake Clanton’s bases-loaded triple was the highlight of the ninth inning for the Cougars (15-30-1, 7-18-1) but the inning ended when Brody Barnum was thrown out at second trying to stretch a single into a double.
Nico Hoerner led the Cardinal (42-8 overall, 20-6 Pac-12) by tying a career high with four hits and Andrew Daschbach hit his 15th home run of the season, finishing 3-for-4 with four RBI.
Washington 13, Utah 7: The Huskies pounded out a season-high 20 hits and reached 18 wins in conference play, defeating the Utes in Salt Lake City.
With the three-game sweep, Washington improved to 28-22 and 18-9 in Pac-12 play, strengthening their bid to make the NCAA Tournament. No Pac-12 team with 18 conference wins has ever been left out of the NCAA field.
Nick Kahle hit his third home run of the season and drove in five runs for the Huskies.
Last-place Utah fell to 14-38, 6-21.
The Huskies finish the regular season with a three-game series at home against No. 3 Stanford beginning on Thursday.
CC Spokane 6, Douglass College 4: Nick Flesher and Reed Harrington combined on a three-hitter to lead the Sasquatch, who need one win to qualify for the NWAC tournament.
Flesher pitched eight innings, allowing three hits and both runs before Harrington pitched a scoreless ninth for the save.
CCS (34-13) needs one win in two chances against Pierce on Sunday to advance to the conference tournament. Sunday’s first game is at noon at SFCC.
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