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Graham Homers Twice, Cardinal Sweeps Cougars


PULLMAN, Wash. – Junior Carter Graham launched a pair of homers and totaled six RBIs, while junior Tommy Troy went 4-for-4 with a double and five runs scored, as No. 3 Stanford (37-14, 23-7 Pac-12) defeated Washington State (29-23, 10-19 Pac-12) 15-5 on Saturday to earn a road series sweep.

Graham finished the game 3-for-5 with a three-run homer in the first, an RBI single in the fifth and a two-run shot in the seventh. The multi-homer game is Graham’s sixth of his career, including his third of the season. The native of Los Angeles, Calif. has now hit 14 home runs this season.

The four-hit day from Troy was his third of the season, and his infield single in the ninth inning pushed his season average to .404 to clinch the Pac-12 batting title. Troy reached six times on Saturday, drawing a pair of walks to accompany the four hits.

Sophomore Braden Montgomery and freshman Malcolm Moore each posted three hits, including a double and a homer from Moore – his 12th of the season. Moore finished the game with three RBIs, while Montgomery drove in two.

Junior Joey Dixon (6-0) got the win for Stanford, tossing five innings, giving up three runs on five hits, allowing three walks and striking out three. Freshman Nick Dugan contributed two shutout innings before Toran O’Harran and Ty Uber each allowed a run in one inning of work to finish the game.

The Cardinal, which scored in all but one inning on Saturday, never looked back after…

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