March 24, 2004
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University baseball team dropped an 18-4 decision to No. 1 Stanford Wednesday night at Buck Shaw Stadium. The loss moves the Broncos' record to 12-14 overall while the Cardinal improved to 17-3.
Stanford scored early and often on Wednesday, scoring in each of the first five innings including an impressive nine-run third inning. Jed Lowrie led the way as he went 2-for-4 with two homeruns, four runs scored and four RBI on the night.
John Mayberry Jr. was equally impressive for the Cardinal, going 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI. Brian Hall and Danny Putnam each connected on a pair of hits while Chris Carter added four RBI, three of which came on his third homerun of the season.
Will Thompson and Michael Thompson, no relation, each picked up an RBI for the Broncos on the night, as Will's came on his fifth homerun of the season while Michael's came on a sacrifice fly in the first inning.
Scott Lonergan fell to 1-1 on the season as he allowed four runs on three hits with one walk and two strikeouts in his two innings on the mound. The Broncos used seven pitchers on the night, all of which allowed at least one run in their outing except for Thomas Van Buskirk who struck out two of the three batters he faced in the ninth inning.
Jeff Gilmore improved to 4-1 for Stanford as he allowed only two runs on five hits in his three innings of work. Mark Jecmen allowed the other two runs in his one inning on the mound, both of which were unearned.
Santa Clara resumes West Coast Conference play this weekend as it hosts San Francisco in a three-game series at Buck Shaw Stadium beginning Friday evening at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday's games are both scheduled for 1 p.m.