Stanford tops Indiana State 8-1 in NCAA tournament
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Cal Quantrill threw a four-hitter, and Jack Klein hit a three-run homer to lead Stanford to an 8-1 victory over Indiana State on Friday in the first game of the NCAA’s Bloomington regional.
The Cardinal (31-23) will play Indiana on Saturday, while Indiana State (35-17) will face Youngstown State in an elimination game.
Quantrill stuck out six, walked two and needed only 104 pitches to get through nine innings.
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 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.
Indiana State scored in the sixth on Jacob Hayes’s RBI double.