Stanford eliminates NC State to advance

Updated: June 4, 2006, 9:33 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN -- Chris Minaker had five hits, two RBIs and scored six runs and Michael Taylor added a two-run homer to lead Stanford to a 17-7 victory over North Carolina State on Sunday in the Austin Regional.

Stanford (33-25) advances to the super regional for the sixth time with the victory.

Stanford led 11-7 before adding six runs in the top of the ninth inning.

The Cardinal had a season-high 24 hits and 17 runs.

Aaron Bates went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored to lead the Wolfpack. Jon Still went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and scored one run.

Austin Yount (4-0) earned the win for Stanford giving up only two runs on one hit in 3 1-3 innings.

North Carolina State pitcher Chris Engle (1-1) took the loss for the Wolfpack (41-22). He gave up two runs on two hits in 1 1-3 innings.

Minaker was named the tournament's most valuable player.


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