Starter Brian Flores threw 8 1/3 strong innings Saturday, striking out seven to lead Arizona State to a 14-1 victory and second straight three-game sweep of Stanford at Packard Stadium.
Flores allowed four hits and an unearned run, retiring 14 in a row at one point, to improve to 6-1. The win puts ASU at 26-10, 7-2 in Pac-10 play.
ASU scored at least one run in each of the first five innings. Petey Paramore had a sacrifice fly in the first, and Stanford allowed another run on a throwing error to put ASU up 2-0.
In the second inning, Tim Smith doubled in two runs, and Brett Wallace singled home another to make it 5-0. A Smith RBI ground-out in the third made it 6-0 before Kiel Roling’s ninth homer of the year, a tworun blast, made it 8-0.
ASU broke it open in the fifth, scoring five times to make it 13-0. Smith doubled home a run, then Paramore brought two more home with a single. Roling put an exclamation point on the series, sending a shot to deep left field that came to rest on the parking lot on the other side of Rio Salado Parkway. The two-run homer was Roling’s second of the game and 10th of the season.
Flores kept the Stanford hitters off balance, allowing one unearned run in the sixth. All four hits he gave up were singles. Matt Spencer came on to record the final two outs of the game.
Smith was 2-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored, and Paramore, Roling and Matt Hall each added two hits.
Arizona State continues its homestand next week when Washington State comes to Tempe for a three-game series.