Rios, Stanford slam San Jose State 13-2 in regional opener

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Alberto Rios hit a grand slam to ignite a six-run third inning and top-seeded Stanford breezed to a 13-2 victory over San Jose State on Friday in the Stanford Regional.

It was the only hit of the game for Rios, but it erased a 2-1 deficit and gave the Cardinal (39-16), ranked eighth in the coaches poll, the lead for good.

Tommy Troy had three hits for Stanford, raising his average to .401. He had a two-run homer in the fifth, an RBI single in the 7th and scored three runs. Leadoff batter Eddie Park had three hits, including a solo homer in the first, driving in two runs and scoring four. No. 9 batter Owen Cobb had two hits, including an RBI double.

Quinn Mathews (8-4) earned the win in a start for the Cardinal. He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks, working seven innings with seven strikeouts.

Jack Colette singled in a pair to give the Spartans (31-26) a 2-1 lead in the top of the third. Jonathan Clark (4-5) started and took the loss, surrendering seven runs on five hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings.

Stanford will play the winner of Friday’s second game — on Saturday. San Jose State will play an elimination game against the loser earlier in the day.


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