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.