The Stanford baseball team's chances for an NCAA tournament bid took a hit in a 10-1 loss to Washington State at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond on Sunday.
The Cougars scored five runs in the eighth inning and three times in the ninth to break open a tight game.
The Cardinal (26-23, 13-14 Pac-12) came up short of a three-game sweep.
Logan James (2-3) kept Stanford close by allowing only two runs over seven innings.
The Cardinal plays its last home game Monday against Pacific starting at 5:30 p.m. Stanford finishes its regular season Friday-Sunday at Utah.
The Stanford men's team placed sixth (71 points) and the women's team tied for third (75) at the Pac-12 championships at Washington State. Cal men were eighth (67), and the women ninth (44.50). Oregon won both the men's (163.25) and women's (173) titles. Stanford's Darian Brooks won the men's triple jump on the last attempt of the competition, breaking a school record that stood since 1970. Brooks went 52 feet, 6¾ to win by 17 inches. He broke Allen Meredith's Stanford mark of 52-3.
No. 1 Washington and No. 2 Cal finished 1-2 in all four races, with the Huskies edging the Bears in the varsity eight to claim the Pac-12 men's crew title at Gold River. Stanford placed third. The Cardinal finished first in three of four races to claim the women's title ahead of Washington. Cal was third.
Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers was named winner of the 2014 Ben Hogan Award by the Colonial Country Club, the Friends of Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America during a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas.
U.S. Junior national team members Sandra Ortellado of the Walnut Creek Aquanuts and Anita Alvarez placed seventh in the free duet at the Brazil Synchro Open in Rio de Janeiro.
Cinda Mahorney, daughter of former jockey and trainer Bill Mahorney, earned her first training victory when 20-to-1 Lucky Gotum won Saturday's seventh race at Golden Gate Fields. Bill Mahorney suffered a stroke several years ago and lives in a nursing home facility in Antioch.
Alamo residents Jeff Abramson (1964 Corvette) and Carl Moore (1962 Lotus) both won divisions at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Sonoma Raceway.
North Coast Section baseball and softball playoffs start Tuesday. For the complete NCS baseball and softball playoff brackets go to www.contracostatimes.com/high-school-sports and www.insidebayarea.com/high-school-sports