Stan-UT: Yo Adrian!

By Glenn Tanner - February 17, 2007

Texas rode great pitching by Adrian Alaniz to a 5-2 win over Stanford.

Maybe the breezy conditions here are being partly caused by the Stanford bats, because for the second day in a row, Cardinal hitters totaled double-digit strikeouts. They did improve on yesterday's 16 strikeouts, but I still have 10 K's on my Cardinal scoresheet today.

Leading 5-0, Alaniz made it through the seventh quickly but took the mound again for the eighth having already thrown 107 pitches. In hindsight, he was out of gas. After a leadoff single and a four-pitch walk, he was out of the game, too. Texas closer Randy Boone came on and hit his first batter to load the bases with none out, and it looked like Stanford was going to make it interesting. Stanford broke up the shutout on a fielder's choice, but Boone collected strikeouts for the final two outs of the inning. The Cardinal also added another run in the ninth on an Adam Gaylord two-out single, but never got the tying run to the plate.

Alaniz was the star of the game, throwing seven innings, allowing only four hits and one run, and striking out eight. Texas got offense from all throughout its lineup, as eight starters notched hits, and four Longhorns had two hits: Nick Peoples, Brad Suttle, Jordan Danks, and Chance Wheeless.

Gaylord had two of Stanford's six hits.

Texas will go for the series sweep tomorrow at one o'clock. Jeremy Bleich will try to get the Cardinal off the schneid, while the Longhorns' starter is still a mystery, though it will probably be Austin Wood.

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 05:08 PM on February 17, 2007

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