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.
Amanda Pridmore pitched a one-hitter in a 1-0 win over Southern Utah and earned a save in a 4-2 victory
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'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.