Big plays on both sides of the ball provided the backdrop in the third open practice scrimmage for Stanford football Saturday.
Quarterback Kevin Hogan completed 51-yard strikes to Ty Montgomery and Michael Rector against blitzing defenses. Hogan had 130 yards passing on just five completions.
"I think Kevin Hogan was phenomenal," coach David Shaw said.
Alex Carter delivered the biggest hit, flattening Tyler Gaffney on a 6-yard run.
The spring game is next Saturday at Stanford Stadium. Kickoff is 3 p.m. Justin Jones allowed four runs (all earned) in the first inning, and the Cal baseball team (16-15, 5-6 Pac-12) lost 6-4 to defending national champion Arizona (20-11, 5-6) in Tucson, Ariz. Grant Diede (Acalanes High) went 2 for 3 with two RBIs for Cal. The No. 25 Stanford baseball team (16-9, 5-3 Pac-12) pounded out 17 hits in a 10-3 win at USC (11-19, 4-7). Jordan Mills (2-3) allowed one unearned run in 52/3 innings, leading the Saint Mary's baseball team (11-20) to a 4-1 win over visiting Georgetown (17-11). Markus Melgosa had a two-run double in the fourth. The No. 5 Cal softball team (30-5, 6-2 Pac-12) split a home doubleheader with No. 10 Oregon (32-16, 9-2) -- losing 5-1 and winning 3-1. Danielle Henderson had two solo homers in Game 1. Jolene Henderson (26-4) started both games in the circle for Cal. Leadoff hitter Brittany Sabatini (Livermore High) hit a homer to put the Saint Mary's softball team (12-23, 4-6 PCSC) in front early, but Loyola Marymount (23-18, 6-4) charged back to win the first game 3-2 and the second 5-1. The Stanford women's gymnastics team placed second at the Norman (Okla.) Regional to earn a bid to the NCAA Championships in Los Angeles on April 19-21. The Cardinal's Ashley Morgan (Carondelet High) won the floor exercise. Cal and San Jose State were competing at the Corvallis (Ore.) Regional. Pippa Saunders and Ashley Young had three goals each, and the No. 5 Cal women's water polo team (14-5, 1-3 MPSF) posted an 11-8 road win over No. 10 San Jose State (10-9, 0-4). Melissa Seidemann (College Park High) had two goals as the No. 2 Stanford women's water polo team (23-1, 4-0 MPSF) cruised to an 8-1 home win over No. 4 UCLA (21-4, 3-2). Top-ranked Cal stood at 2-under 566 and trailed New Mexico by four shots after two rounds of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. Brandon Hagy had a 6-under 65 for a 7-under 135, three shots behind Oregon State's Nick Chianello (68).
San Francisco played the Alaska Aces in Game 2 of a best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal in Anchorage. The Bulls lost 5-1 on Friday.