Courtesy: San Jose State Athletics
With the loss in its non-conference finale, a second straight defeat overall, San Jose State drops to 35-18 overall. Stanford improves to 26-21. The Cardinal thus sweep the annual two-game home-and-home set for 2009, having edged the Spartans in another tight one-run affair, 9-8, at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond exactly one week earlier.
The winning run scored on a one-out single to right field by Stanford's Kellen Kiilsgaard in the top of the 13th. The sophomore rightfielder had already seemingly won the game for the Cardinal with a two-out RBI single through the right side to give his team a 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth, but the Spartans, down to their last out, pushed across a run in the bottom half, on a wild pitch for the second time on the night.
The 13th began with junior Kyle Bellows, the Spartans' starting shortstop, striking out Colin Walsh. Defensive replacement Jeff Whitlow then doubled to left center for his second hit of the night, and moved to third on a Toby Gerhart single, just ahead of Kiilsgaard's game-winner. With runners at first and second, and into his third inning of work in what was still a very effective collegiate pitching debut, Bellows still managed to battle back and strike out senior first baseman Brent Milleville swinging, and get Ben Clowe to foul out to rightfielder Jacob Bruns.
For the complete game story and box score please visit SJSUSpartans.com
Keep up on all the latest San Jose State team and recruiting news by signing up for a Total Access Pass. For as little as $7.95 per month you'll have access to all Scout.com Network content including videos. Your support allows Inside Sparta to continue bringing you the very best in Spartan news. Sign up today and get a 7-Day free trial!
Don Hoekwater is the Publisher of Inside Sparta. You may contact Don with any questions, comments, or tips at email@example.com
Better yet, join the rest of the Inside Sparta community in discussions of this article, and more, on the Inside Sparta Discussion Forums!
SJSU Falls to Stanford in 13 Innings
Inside TheSpartans Top Stories
Game Thread: SJSU at Iowa StateIt's game day! Share the experience with fellow Spartans fans by giving your, or reading others', thoughts and updates on today's game. The Spartans and Cyclones kick off at 9 a.m.…
Inside TheSpartansYesterday at 8:47 AM
Game preview: SJSU at Iowa StateSan Jose State travels to Iowa State for the Spartans' last non-conference test prior to the Mountain West schedule. Read below to learn more about the matchup and how you can…
Inside TheSpartansFriday at 1:13 PM
SJSU at Iowa State: Recruiting BreakdownInsideTheSpartans.com looks at how the San Jose State and Iowa State starting lineups compare based on recruiting ratings.
Inside TheSpartansWednesday at 10:07 PM
SJSU vs Utah: From the sidelinesGet a look at San Jose State's loss from the view of the InsideTheSpartans.com staff from the field.
Inside TheSpartansWednesday at 7:53 PM