The Pacific Tigers were looking like they might throw an early wrench in the Stanford Cardinal baseball's team great start, but thanks to a Stephen Piscotty wo-run homer in the top of 11th the No. 2-ranked Cardinal (4-0) earned a 9-7 victory over the Tigers (0-4) after trailing by four early and losing their lead in the bottom of the ninth.
John Haberman tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with an RBI single after David Schmidt (1-0) blew the save for the Cardinal, despite the bullpen held the Tigers scoreless for four innings following a 4-0 Pacific lead after two.
Schmidt instead got the win with 2.2 innings of relief as Sam Lindquist came on in the bottom of the 11th for his first career save. John Prato Matthews (0-2) took the loss for Pacific, pitching the final 4.0 innings.
Tyler Gaffney reached base safely five times, going 3-for-4 with two hit by pitches along with three runs, while Piscotty drove in three RBI. He broke up the shutout in the third with an RBI single and was also part of a four-run fifth inning to take the lead 5-4 at the time.
The Cardinal play host to the Texas Longhorns this weekend, with the three-game series starting on Friday.
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