Texas State and Stanford play Monday for a super regional spot

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Carter Graham hit two home runs, Drew Bowser hit a two-run shot late in the seventh inning and No. 2 seed Stanford retired for an 8-game win -4 against Texas State on Sunday. night, forcing a Monday showdown between the schools for Stanford’s regional title.

Stanford (44-15) had its back against the wall after losing 5-2 to Texas State (47-13) on Saturday night. The Cardinal got another shot against the Bobcats by beating UC Santa Barbara 8-4 in a playoff game earlier Sunday. The winner earns a place in the Super Regionals.

Texas State took an early lead on Jose Gonzalez’s solo homer in the top of the first, but Graham responded with a late-inning two-run shot for Stanford.

Justin Thompson’s RBI brace in the third tied the score at 2-2, but Graham fired a three-point shot in the fourth to put Stanford back on top.

Dalton Shuffield’s solo home run in the fifth and Peyton Lewis’ RBI single in the sixth put the Bobcats within a run.

Ty Uber (4-1) went five innings in one start for Stanford to pick up the win. He allowed three runs on three hits and four walks. Ryan Bruno has walked only one in the last two innings, striking out four.

Texas State starter Tony Robie (4-1) suffered his first loss after allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings.

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