New Stanford freshman Trevor Haskins capped a three-stroke smash in a ninth-round rally that lifted the No. 2 Cardinal to a 4-3 victory over Texas State to win the Stanford Regional Race Monday night.
The Cardinal (45-15) was in danger of seeing the end of his season after Texas State went up two rounds to advance 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth. However, the Cardinal got individual rounds at home from Drew Bowser and Tommy Troy of Los Gatos High to tie the match before Haskins, a former Valley Christian High player, grabbed the win.
Eddie Park of Stanford, a sophomore from Valley Christian, went 4 for 4 and scored the win.
Stanford advances to the Super Regionals this weekend, where it will host UConn (49-14) in a best-of-3 series to determine which team makes it to the College World Series. The first game will be on Saturday at 7:30pm at Klein Stadium in Sunken Diamond.
In the ninth, Bowser ignited the Stanford Rally with his team’s seventh rally of the season and Troy Troy eighth to tie the game. Park then sorted before a knockout, deliberate walk and wild pitch put runners in second and third for Haskins, who had only 12 bats this season—by four strokes—before winning his single.
Texas (47-14) sent Stanford into the losing bracket with a 5-2 victory. The Cardinal defeated the Bobcats 8-4 on Sunday night to force the overtime game.
Pure magic. pic.twitter.com/72BVvwRpPy
– Stanford Athletics (GoStanford) 7 June 2022