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Season Ends in Omaha – Stanford University Athletics

Season Ends in Omaha - Stanford University Athletics


OMAHA, Neb. – Playing in its third consecutive College World Series, No. 6 Stanford (44-20) dropped an elimination game to No. 21 Tennessee (44-21) 6-4 on Monday from Charles Schwab Field.

The Cardinal jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after scoring two runs in the first and two more in the third, but Tennessee reliever Chase Burns entered and shut the door on any further offense. Burns struck out nine over six scoreless innings of work while allowing just two hits.

Junior Alberto Rios, who finished 2-for-3, did the bulk of the damage for the Cardinal, lacing a run-scoring double in the first and contributing a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Sophomore Braden Montgomery also had two hits, going 2-for-4 with an RBI-single in the fourth.

Stanford starter Quinn Matthews posted zeros in each of the first four innings, but Tennessee strung together six singles in the fifth inning to eventually knot the game at 4-4.

The Volunteers broke the stalemate in the seventh, plating a pair of runs to earn the 6-4 victory.

GAME NOTES (COMPILED BY THE EXCELLENT STAFF AT CREIGHTON FOR THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES)

» Stanford was making its 19th all-time MCWS appearance, tied for the seventh-most ever and tied with LSU for the most of any 2023 MCWS participant.

» Stanford is now 41-35 all-time in MCWS play. The 41 wins are sixth-most ever, while the 76 games played are seventh-most ever. The .539 win percentage is 13th-best ever among those with 20 games played.

» Stanford is 165-90 all-time in 38 postseason appearances.

» This was Stanford’s third consecutive MCWS appearance after not having been in Omaha from 2009-2020 … the Cardinal are the fourth Pac-12 team to make three straight trips to Omaha, joining Stanford (1999-2003), USC (1970-74) and Oregon State (2005-07).

» Stanford is 1-6 all-time at Charles Schwab Field Omaha, scoring 14 runs in its one win and a combined 19 runs in its six losses.

» David Esquer is 2-8 all-time as a head coach in the MCWS.

» Including 10 punchouts today, Stanford pitching  struck out a…

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