Stan-UT: Big Bats, Big Media Guides

By Glenn Tanner - February 18, 2007

Compared to the first two games of the series, we're having a slugfest today.

After six innings, Texas and Stanford are tied 5-5. The teams have combined for 19 hits.

Stanford had their biggest inning of the weekend in the fourth. Hunter Harris had started the inning in relief for Texas, and things went poorly for him. He hit the first two batters he faced, then was touched for run-scoring singles by Sean Ratliff and Michael Taylor. Brent Milleville made it 5-1 with a sac fly that produced his third RBI of the day, and Harris was out of the game.

Texas halved the lead in the fifth on catcher Preston Clark's massive two-run bomb that cleared the grass berm behind the left field wall. They made up the other half the next inning -- Nick Peoples beat out a bunt, then Jordan Danks yanked a homer just over the right field wall.

Both teams are probably kicking themselves for not plating more runs -- unofficially, Stanford has stranded seven runners and Texas has left eight men on.

Keith Shinaberry gave Texas a strong 1.2 inning relief stint, and Joseph Krebs breezed through an amazingly quick 1-2-3 sixth.

Jeremy Bleich was relieved after Danks' homer, and his final numbers aren't real pretty -- 5.1 IP, 11 hits, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K. David Stringer is on in relief.

Just in case I forget who I'm covering this weekend, all I have to do is pick up my laptop bag, which weighs about 30 pounds this weekend thanks to both teams' volumnious media guides. I'd be willing to bet that Texas and Stanford both rank in the top five nationally for meatiness of media guides. Stanford's guide checks in at 173 pages, while Texas' bible contains a ridiculous 209 pages.

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 04:01 PM on February 18, 2007

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