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Cardinal Hold Off Defending Champs

First career grand slam for Hester

A John Hester grand slam in the bottom of the second inning gave Stanford a lead they would not relinquish on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinal managed to hold off a late Texas rally to defeat the Longhorns by a 12-8 score at Disch-Falk Field. The win moves Stanford into the championship game of the Austin Regional as they next play either N.C. State or the Longhorns on Sunday at 2:00 P.M. (PDT).

Saturday's winners bracket game versus the Texas Longhorns got off to about the worst start possible for the Cardinal.  The defending national champions, playing as the visiting team, struck for three runs on four hits against starter Nolan Gallagher in the top of the first inning.  The three runs all scored on a controversial call when Carson Kainer smacked a ball down the third base line and...

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