Stanford advances to super regional on Tommy Edman’s walk-off homer 

click to enlarge Stanford’s Tommy Edman (11) high-fives assistant coach Brock Ungricht after hitting the game-winning homer Monday. - AJ MAST/AP
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  • Stanford’s Tommy Edman (11) high-fives assistant coach Brock Ungricht after hitting the game-winning homer Monday.

BLOOMINGTON, IND. -- Tommy Edman hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to lift Stanford to a 5-4 win over Indiana in the championship game of the NCAA's Bloomington Regional.

Stanford (34-24) plays at Vanderbilt in the super regional this weekend. Vanderbilt swept a three-game series from Stanford in Nashville, Tenn., in early March. The Cardinal scored just four runs combined in the three losses.

On Monday, Wayne Taylor started the Stanford ninth with a single through the middle. Drew Jackson pinch ran for Taylor and moved to second on Brett Michael Doran's bunt before Edman's blast.

Indiana's Nick Ramos broke a 3-3 tie with an infield single in the top of the eighth. Craig Dedelow had three hits, including an RBI single for the Hoosiers (44-15). Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer in the third.

Stanford answered with run-scoring singles by Alex Blandino and Zach Hoffpauir in the bottom of the third. Dominic Jose tied the game with a solo homer in the sixth.

Cal Quantrill got the win in relief for Stanford after giving up one unearned run in 2¹?³ innings of work.

The game was delayed for nearly three hours due to rain with Indiana leading 3-0 in the third inning.

It was Stanford's third straight elimination-game victory after beating Youngstown State 12-4 and Indiana 10-7 on Sunday.

In Sunday's game against the Hoosiers, the Cardinal needed a three-run, eight-inning homer from Taylor to stay alive.

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