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NCAA Baseball Tournament 2012: Stanford Cardinal Advances to Super Regionals

Published by on June 4, 2012

Resiliency, clutch hitting and a strong bullpen allowed No. 13 Stanford to overcome an early deficit to Pepperdine and sweep the opening Regional tournament at Sunken Diamond. The Cardinal put together an eight-run day to support Stephen Piscotty on the bump and staved off the Waves' late-game push in front of 2,361 loyal locals (pictured right).

Stanford will travel to Tallahassee to take on No. 3 Florida State University in the school's ninth-ever appearance in the NCAA Super Regionals. Another winning weekend will clinch a berth in the College World Series in Omaha.

Pepperdine's bats started off hot, putting a four spot on the board in the top of the first inning. Right fielder Tony Cooper first drew blood by following Austin Davidson's double with an RBI single to left. The Waves set the table once more for Floyd Given, who doubled in a pair of runs. DH Matt Forgatch, whose grand slam kept Pepperdine alive against Fresno Stat...

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