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Gaffney, Piscotty, Card take 2 of 3 at UW

Stephen Piscotty: closer?

SEATTLE - The Cardinal have begun to patch together the problems that have dogged them over the past couple of weeks, and it has all started in the effort and intelligence departments. The improved play paid off as Stanford notched series victory Washington, 5-2 (Thursday), 4-6 (Friday), 8-6 (Saturday).

Nothing had been going right for Tyler Gaffney. He was in the midst of a career-worst 1-for-22 slump. Even balls that he was hitting hard were finding their way into spectacular plays by diving outfielders. The numbers weren't pretty, either. The scuffle had dragged his average down from a respectable .299 clip to the .230 range. In the midst of another 0-for-4 performance, Gaffney came up to the...

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