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Ninth Inning Rally Falls Short

It was almost one of the greatest comebacks in recent Stanford baseball history. Trailing 8-1 in the top of the ninth inning, the Cardinal, behind a Jed Lowrie grand slam, pushed across six runs to get themselves back in the ballgame. But with runners at second and third and two outs, Jim Rapoport struck out swinging thus ending the rally and sending Stanford to their second straight loss to Texas.

So close.  The Cardinal, for the first time this season, were getting dominated by an opponent as the 4th ranked Texas Longhorns carried an 8-1 lead into the top of the ninth this afternoon at Disch-Falk Field.  Stanford had notched nine hits over the first eight frames, but their inability to string any of them together plus some clutch Longhorn hitting led to the big deficit.  Then came the top... Recommended Stories

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