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Small Ball Surprise Wins in 13

The recent past has taught Stanford fans that nothing good comes of affairs with UC Davis. The worm turned, however, Tuesday night in the home finale at Sunken Diamond that lasted more than four hours. Sean Ratliff, the Cardinal's home run leader who had left the park earlier in the evening, stunned the Aggies with a two-out RBI drag bunt to dramatically win in the bottom of the 13th inning.

With the game four hours and 13 minutes old and runners at the corners with two outs in the bottom of the 13th inning, sophomore Sean Ratliff stepped to the plate.  The big-hitting centerfielder had already hit one home run in the game, his team-leading 12th of the season, so it made sense that the UC Davis defense played back.  There could be no sacrifice to break the 3-3 tie.  Just get the...

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