Stanford Downed By 49ers 7-4 In Winner's Bracket

Cardinal will take on St. John's tonight.

Chris Minaker had three hits and drove in a run for Stanford (file photo).

Chris Minaker had three hits and drove in a run for Stanford (file photo).

June 5, 2004

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Troy Tulowitzki hit two home runs and Jered Weaver allowed five hits over eight innings in leading Long Beach State to a 7-4 victory over Stanford in a winner's bracket game of the Stanford Regional on Saturday.

Danny Mocny homered, hit two doubles and drove in two runs for the 49ers (38-19), who advance to Sunday's championship game against an opponent to be determined by a later game between Stanford and Saint John's.

Weaver (15-1) gave up one earned run with a walk and eight strikeouts in bouncing back from his only loss of the season in his last start. The potential first-round draft pick in Monday's amateur draft retired the final 13 hitters he faced.

Weaver has 201 strikeouts and just 19 walks in 136 1-3 innings with an ERA of 1.65.

Stanford loaded the bases with two outs in the fourth, but Weaver struck out Jonny Ash to end the threat. The Cardinal never got another baserunner.

John Bowker had three hits and drove in two runs for Long Beach State, which had been eliminated from postseason play by Stanford in each of the last two years. Sean Boatright also drove in a run for the 49ers.

Chris Minaker had three hits and drove in a run for Stanford (45-13), which is in its 11th straight NCAA tournament. Sam Fuld also drove in a run.

Stanford lost a regional game for the first time since 2001.

Mark Romanczuk (11-3) took the loss after giving up five runs on nine hits in 3 2-3 innings. He struck out three and didn't walk a batter.

The 49ers scored three times in the fourth to open a 5-1 lead. Mocny and Bowker each doubled home a run and Boatright singled in a run.

Tulowitzki hit his fourth homer of the season with one out in the third, and then homered again in the seventh. Mocny also homered in the seventh.

Ash singled home two runs in the ninth against 49er closer Neil Jamison.

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