Rebels Complete Sweep Of No. 9 Stanford
March 10, 2013
PALO ALTO, Calif. (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV baseball (13-3) finished its three-game sweep of No. 9 Stanford (10-5) with a 5-1 victory on Sunday at Sunken Diamond in Palo Alto, Calif. The Rebels are now on a nine-game winning streak, which is the longest winning streak since 2000.
UNLV, again, got off to an early start, scoring the first run of the game in the second inning. The Rebels had the bases loaded, but Stanford only allowed one run to score.
The Cardinal would tie the game in the fourth inning, scoring their only run of the game.
UNLV broke up the tie with a four-run seventh inning. Freshman Joey Armstrong took advantage of two costly Stanford errors in the inning, as the Cardinal attempted to throw him out at second and home on back-to-back plays, but were unsuccessful. Sophomore Joey Swanner then singled through the right side, scoring Matt McCallister and Ryan Scott. Sophomore T.J. White reached on fielder’s choice and Swanner was out on the play, but senior Mark Shannon was able to drive in White with single to right field.
Sophomore John Richy was in top form, pitching a complete game, two-hitter. He allowed only one unearned run on the day, while striking out four.
Armstrong and sophomore Erik VanMeetren led the Rebels from the plate, each going 2-for-4 on the day. VanMeetren finished the series 6-for-13.
This is the 12th time in UNLV history that the Rebels have had at least a nine-game winning streak.
UNLV will look for its 10th straight win against CSU Baksersfield. The Rebels will travel to Bakersfield, Calif. Tuesday morning. Shannon is scheduled to get the nod against CSUB’s Taylor Aikenhead. Fans can follow along off of live stats a link at UNLVRebels.com.