It took 13 innings, but the Stanford Cardinal defeated Wright State 4-3 on Friday night in the first round of the Stanford Regional.
Christian Robinson ripped an RBI double down the right-field line to the wall to score the winning run from first.
The 🌲 survives!
Walk-off winner in the Sunken Diamond! pic.twitter.com/i0UVX4hxe5
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“That right there was what playoff baseball is all about,” said Stanford coach David Esquer, per a Stanford press release. “I tip my cap to Wright State – they played a heck of a ballgame and really made it difficult on us. A lot of credit has to go to our bullpen for keeping a tough lineup off the scoresheet through all those extra innings.”
Brendan Beck was credited with the win for Stanford in relief.
Stanford faces Cal State Fullerton in the next round of the Stanford Regional. The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. PT.
Stanford (1-0) faces off with Cal State Fullerton (1-0) in Game 4 of the Stanford Regional at 8 pm PT.
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