Stanford eliminates NC State to advance

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
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
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
Minaker was named the tournament's most valuable player.