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Big day in LA for John Hester

Mark Marquess' strategy this week put Stanford's ace, Jeff Gilmore, on the mound for Saturday's game against USC to maximize the Cardinal's chances at a win. That single win would clinch a .500 Pac-10 finish for Stanford. Marquess made a winning move, with the Cardinal clubbing 14 runs at Dedeaux Field while Gilmore tossed this third complete game of the year.

The Cardinal wasted little time jumping on the board today as they plated two runs against USC starter Anthony Encinas in the top of the first inning. Adam Sorgi led off the contest with a ground ball single into center field which was immediately followed by a Chris Minaker line drive double into the left field corner. Sorgi moved to third base on the hit. After John Mayberry, Jr. struck out...

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