LUBBOCK, Texas — Brendan Beck set a career high with 13 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings, Christian Robinson had 4 RBI, and Stanford beat Texas Tech 15-3 on Friday in the NCAA Lubbock Super Regional to begin a best-of-three series.
Stanford (37-15) is seeking its first appearance in the College World Series since 2008. Texas Tech (39-16) needs to win the next two games to go to its fifth CWS in the last seven completed seasons.
The winner of the super regional in Lubbock will play Arkansas or North Carolina State at the College World Series.
Beck, who entered with a 1.