College World Series

Beck Ks 13, Stanford Wins Opener of Lubbock Super Regional

Brendan Beck set a career high with 13 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings, Christian Robinson had four RBIs, and Stanford beat Texas Tech 15-3 on Friday in Lubbock Super Regional to begin a best-of-three series.

Stanford (37-15) is seeking its first appearance in the College World Series since 2008. Texas Tech (39-16) needs to win the next two games to go to its fifth CWS in the last seven completed seasons.

Beck, who entered with a 1.69 ERA over his last four outings spanning 32 innings, allowed just two runs on six hits.

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Tim Tawa, named the most outstanding player of the Stanford Regional last week, homered in the first to start a four-run inning, and Nick Brueser made it 5-1 in the sixth with his 11th homer of the season.

Kody Huff hit his second double of the game in the seventh with the bases loaded, scoring two for an 8-2 lead. Robinson added two RBIs on a single in the five-run inning.

Robinson's two-RBI double in the eighth followed Brock Jones' RBI double as Stanford added three runs.

Texas Tech starter Chase Hampton allowed four runs in 3 2/3 innings. Cole Stilwell was 2 for 4, including his eighth homer of the season, and Nate Rombach hit his fourth homer in the last eight games.

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