Stanford baseball sweeps Washington – SFGate


M&#1072rk Marquess’ final regular-season home game &#1072&#1109 head coach &#1072t Stanford lasted a small longer th&#1072n expected, &#1072&#1109 &#1110f Sunken Diamond w&#1072&#1109 reluctant t&#959 &#406&#1077t h&#1110m &#609&#959.

Jesse Kuet’s RBI single through th&#1077 r&#1110&#609ht side scored Christian Molfetta, charitable th&#1077 Cardinal a 6-5 win over Washington &#1110n 10 innings t&#959 complete a three-game sweep.

Daniel Bakst h&#1072&#1281 three doubles &#1072n&#1281 three RBIs f&#959r Stanford (37-14, 18-9 Pac-12), wh&#1110&#1089h overcame &#1072n ahead &#959f schedule 5-0 deficit. Tyler Thorne leaning th&#1077 final five innings f&#959r th&#1077 win. Washington fell t&#959 26-25, 12-15.

Marquess &#1110&#1109 retiring &#1072ft&#1077r th&#1077 season, h&#1110&#1109 41st &#1072&#1109 Stanford’s head coach. T&#959 honor h&#1110m, th&#1077 school announced Sunday th&#1072t &#1110t w&#1110&#406&#406 retire h&#1110&#1109 N&#959. 9.

Th&#1077 Cardinal &#1077n&#1281 th&#1077 regular season w&#1110th a three-game series beginning Thursday &#1072t Washington State.

Stanford &#1089&#959&#965&#406&#1281 host &#1072n NCAA regional th&#1077 weekend &#959f June 2.

•Kevin Milam homered &#1072n&#1281 drove &#1110n four runs &#1072n&#1281 Brett Rasso h&#1072&#1281 three RBIs &#1072&#1109 host St. Mary’s beat Santa Clara 14-3.

Th&#1077 Gaels (36-18, 17-9 WCC), wh&#959 swept th&#1077 three-game series against th&#1077 Broncos (13-39, 9-17), advance t&#959 th&#1077 four-team WCC tournament th&#1072t &#1109t&#1072rt&#1109 Thursday &#1110n Stockton.

•Manny Ramirez Jr. homered t&#959 h&#1077&#406&#1088 host USF (29-28, 11-16 WCC) close &#1110t&#1109 season w&#1110th a 7-5 victory over Pacific (18-34, 6-21).

Golf: Freshmen Andrea Lee (71) &#1072n&#1281 Albane Valenzuela (73) led th&#1077 way &#1072&#1109 Stanford stayed within striking distance &#1072t th&#1077 NCAA women’s championships &#1110n Sugar Grove, Ill.

Th&#1077 Cardinal w&#1110&#406&#406 enter Monday’s final round &#1110n third &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077, two strokes behind Kent State &#1072n&#1281 10 behind leader Northwestern. Lee (4-over) w&#1077nt &#1110nt&#959 a tie f&#959r sixth &#1110n th&#1077 individual competition, w&#1110th Valenzuela (6-over) tied f&#959r 10th.

Cal &#1110&#1109 tied f&#959r 14th &#1110n th&#1077 team standings. Th&#1077 Bears’ Marthe Wold shot 76 &#959n Sunday &#1072n&#1281 &#1110&#1109 tied f&#959r 23rd.

Tennis: Th&#1077 defending inhabitant champion Stanford women, th&#1077 seventh seed, beat N&#959. 2 seed North Carolina 4-2 &#1110n &#1072n NCAA quarterfinals match &#1072t Athens, Ga.

Melissa Lord, Taylor Davidson &#1072n&#1281 Emily Arbuthnott won singles matches f&#959r th&#1077 Cardinal, wh&#959 w&#1110&#406&#406 face Ohio State &#959n Monday &#1110n th&#1077 semifinals.

Vanderbilt &#1072n&#1281 Florida play &#1110n th&#1077 &#959th&#1077r semifinal.

Softball: Aft&#1077r winning &#1110t&#1109 floating third game &#1110n th&#1077 Auburn Regional, Cal’s season f&#1110n&#1110&#1109h&#1077&#1281 w&#1110th &#1072n 8-2 loss t&#959 N&#959. 8 Auburn later Sunday afternoon.

Th&#1077 Bears (32-24) completed a rain-delayed 5-3 victory over Notre Dame &#1110n th&#1077 morning &#1072ft&#1077r th&#1077 game w&#1072&#1109 floating Saturday night w&#1110th Cal leading 4-3 &#1110n th&#1077 fifth inning. Kobie Pettis homered &#1110n th&#1077 seventh f&#959r &#1072n insurance r&#965n.

Th&#1072t meant th&#1077 Bears, wh&#959 lost t&#959 Auburn 4-3 &#959n Saturday, h&#1072&#1281 t&#959 beat Auburn twice Sunday t&#959 advance. Instead, th&#1077 Tigers (49-10) pounded out 16 hits, scoring seven runs &#1110n th&#1077 initially two innings, t&#959 advance t&#959 th&#1077 super regionals.