FULLERTON, Calif. —Mark Appel struck out eight in a complete game and Stanford routed Kansas State 10-3 on Friday in the first game of the NCAA Fullerton Regional.
Appel (6-6) limited the Wildcats to seven hits.
Lonnie Kauppila was 3 for 4 with two RBIs for the Cardinal (33-20).
Stanford shortstop Kenny Diekroeger hit a fly ball that landed in right-center for an RBI single in the bottom of the second inning against Kyle Hunter (5-5). Stanford scored two more runs in the third on singles by Brian Ragira and Lonnie Kauppila.
Kansas State dropped to 36-24.
Cal State-Fullerton faced Illinois in the second game. On Saturday, Stanford will face the Fullerton-Illinois winner, and Kansas State will play the loser.