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Baseball takes two at UCLA

Brian Ragira

Now, that's a clutch performance in a pivotal series for Stanford baseball. The Cardinal, in the midst of their most brutal stretch of the competitive Pac-12 season, would have been all but eliminated from conference title contention had they not taken the set at UCLA this weekend. The Farm Boys responded by winning two of three against the league's most balanced team.

Mind you, that's the same Bruins squad that pummeled Arizona on the road to hand the Wildcats their only series loss of the season. "My mind is still swirling," reliever Sahil Bloom said afterwards. He was one of the rubber-match heroes, throwing five scoreless innings to clinch a happy bus ride back up Interstate 5. Stanford (28-11, 10-8 Pac-12) certainly understands the significance of their...

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