Cal Quantrill threw a four-hitter, and fellow freshman Jack Klein hit a three-run home run to lead the Stanford baseball team to an 8-1 victory over Indiana State on Friday in the first game of the NCAA's Bloomington (Indiana) regional.
The Cardinal (31-23) advanced to play Saturday against Indiana, a 10-2 winner over Youngstown State.
Quantrill struck out six, walked two and needed only 104 pitches to get through nine innings.
"It was a great game, great pitched game by both their left"'hander and Cal," Stanford coach Mark Marquess said. "I thought Cal had one of his better games. He was sharp."
The Cardinal took a 1-0 lead in the first when Zach Hoffpauir singled up the middle to score Alex Blandino. In the sixth, Brant Whiting drove in Danny Diekroeger, and Klein hit his three-run shot off starter Ryan Keaffaber.
The Cardinal added three more runs in the ninth on RBI singles by Brett Michael Doran and Tommy Edman and a wild pitch that scored Doran.
The quick left-hander picked Cal over Washington State and also drew interest from Missouri and Virginia Tech.
Earlier, Martin landed 7-foot center Kingsley Okoroh from Britain.
The Stanford men had four races, resulting in a placement in the C semifinal for the varsity eight and second varsity eight.
San Jose Giants
Joe Kurrasch allowed two hits over six shutout innings, and Alberto Robles homered to lift the San Jose Giants to a 2-1 win over the host Inland Empire 66ers. Steven Okert got his 15th save, striking out Zach Wright with two runners on base to end it.
Staff writer Jeff Faraudo and wire services contributed to this report.
At Bart Kaufman Field
Stanford 8, Indiana State 1
Indiana 10, Youngstown St. 2
Indiana St. (35-17) vs. Youngstown St. (16-37), 11 a.m.
Stanford (31-23) vs. Indiana (43-13), 3 p.m.