A first-inning triple play helped the No. 14 Stanford baseball team defeat No. 22 Texas 7-2 Saturday at Sunken Diamond for the Cardinal's second win in the series and seventh straight overall.

Stanford starter John Hochstatter threw eight straight balls, then allowed a single to load the bases in the first inning. Mark Payton's line drive was speared by Cardinal second baseman Danny Diekroeger, who started the 4-6-3 triple play.

"It wasn't my first triple play, but it was a nice one," said Diekroeger, who joined four teammates with two hits each.

Austin Slater had two RBIs for Stanford (8-2), and Justin Ringo hit a double and a triple.

  • Quinton Perry homered and drove in three runs, and Greg Harisis had three hits and two RBIs as host Santa Clara beat Northern Colorado 6-1.

  • Cal lost 11-5 to No. 1 North Carolina in the Astros Foundation College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Devon Rodriguez had three of the Bears' eight hits.

  • San Jose State (2-8) lost its eighth straight, 7-2 to host UC Santa Barbara.

    Softball

    Amanda Pridmore pitched a one-hitter in a 1-0 win over Southern Utah and earned a save in a 4-2 victory against host Pacific as San Jose State improved to 4-0 in the Libby Matson Tournament in Stockton.

  • No. 15 Stanford defeated Cal State Fullerton 14-1 in five innings and beat Northwestern 5-2 at the Easton Invitational in Fullerton. Teagan Gerhart and Kesley Stevens earned the wins for the Cardinal.

  • Lindsey Ziegenhirt and Jolene Henderson hit back-to-back homers as No. 8 Cal (15-2) routed Indiana 9-2 in five innings at the Easton Invitational. Victoria Jones also homered against the Hoosiers and went deep in a 5-3 win over Wisconsin.

    Swimming and diving

    Ashlyn Acosta set a San Jose State record (1:59.03) in finishing second in the 200-yard butterfly, and the Spartans successfully defended their Western Athletic Conference women's championship in San Antonio, Texas.

    SJSU finished with 695 points to hold off Northern Arizona (688).

    San Jose State's Sage Hopkins was named WAC Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.

  • Stanford won the Pac-12 Women's Championships for the third time in the past four seasons. In the men's competition, Kristian Ipsen finished second in the platform event in Federal Way, Wash.

    Wrestling

    Stanford's Bret Baumbach won a 7-1 decision over top-seeded Seth Thomas of Oregon State to take the 165-pound title at the Pac-12 Championships in Tempe, Ariz. Stanford finished fifth overall.