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Pac-12: Stanford advances in NCAA baseball

Published June 3, 2014 8:07 am

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Stanford was considered a bubble team when it came to at-large selections for the NCAA baseball tournament, but the Cardinal are the Pac-12's last remaining entry. Tommy Edman's two-run, walk-off homer gave Stanford a 5-4 victory over host Indiana in a regional championship game Monday night. The Cardinal had rallied in a previous meeting with Indiana, forcing the deciding game. Edman, a switch hitter, had never homered as a left-handed batter at any level, the school's news release said.Stanford advances to a best-of-three Super Regional series at Vanderbilt, beginning Friday. The weekend's eight winners will go to the College World Series. Pac-12 champion Oregon State, the tournament's No. 1 overall seed, was eliminated Monday with a 4-2 loss to UC Irvine at home. Washington fell 3-2 to Mississippi was ousted. Oregon and Arizona State had been eliminated previously.