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Pacific Baseball Plays Host To No. 17 Stanford Tuesday At Klein

Apr 16, 2013

The Pacific baseball team returns home to face No. 17 Stanford at Klein Family Field on Tuesday.

The Tigers' junior catcher Jason Taasaas went 7-for-13 over the weekend in a series against UC Riverside, with a pair of runs batted in and a pair of runs scored. He picked up his first four-hit game of the season on Saturday (4/15), going 4-for-5. Behind the plate, Taasaas has thrown out six would-be base-stealers in his last seven games, while picking off another three runners.

Pacific enters at 9-21 on the season, but 6-5 in the friendly confines of Klein Family Field. The Tigers are hitting .309 at home, with 24 doubles and four home runs.

Sophomore CF Tyler Sullivan is 22-for-44 (.500) in 11 home games this season, while sophomore 1B Erik Lockwood is hitting .432 (16-for-37) at Klein Family Field. Freshman RF Gio Brusa - who is hitting .480 (12-for-25) with a .552 on-base percentage in his last seven games in any stadium - is a .400 hitter in the Tigers' home ballpark.

Stanford enters the series at 19-11 overall on the year, and 8-5 on the road. The Cardinal are ranked No. 17 by Collegiate Baseball.

Pacific and Stanford open the annual home and home with the first of two meetings Tuesday. The Tigers will also visit Sunken Diamond in Palo Alto on May 21.

Following Tuesday's contest, the Tigers will open a three-game home Big West series against UC Irvine on Friday.

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