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Players from the Standford bench erupt in cheers as Stanford University's Wayne Taylor (7) rounds the bases after hitting a three-run homer during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, June 1, 2014. Stanford defeated Indiana 10-7. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler) (Doug McSchooler)

Stanford University's A.J. Vanegas (17) delivers pitch after entering the game in the bottom of the second inning during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler) (Doug McSchooler)

Stanford University's Brant Whiting (6) rounds third base after hitting a home run in the top of the second inning during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler) (Doug McSchooler)

Stanford University's Tommy Edman (11) dives back to first base as Indiana University's Sam Travis (6) concentrates on the throw from pitcher Luke Harrison (28) during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, June 1, 2014. Stanford defeated Indiana 10-7. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler) (Doug McSchooler)

Indiana University shortstop Nick Ramos (1) makes the tag on Stanford University's Brett Michael Doran (5) as he tries to get back to second after sliding past the bag during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, June 1, 2014. Stanford defeated Indiana 10-7. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler) (Doug McSchooler)

Stanford University shortstop Tommy Edman (11) fields a ground ball and makes the throw to first for the final out of the second inning during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler) (Doug McSchooler)

Stanford University starting pitcher Logan James (23) delivers a pitch during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler) (Doug McSchooler)

Stanford University starting pitcher Logan James (23) delivers a pitch during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler) (Doug McSchooler)

Indiana third baseman Dustin DeMuth (16) collides with third-base umpire Tony Maners while going after a passed ball during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game against Stanford in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler) (Doug McSchooler)

Indiana right fielder Will Nolden snags a fly ball hit into foul territory before running into the fence during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game against Stanford in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler) (Doug McSchooler)

Stanford's Zach Hoffpauir reacts after hitting a home run in the top of the second inning during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game against Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler) (Doug McSchooler)
Stanford stays alive, edges Indiana 10-7
Taylor's pinch-hit HR helps Stanford beat Indiana 10-7

Posted on June 1, 2014 at 10:12 p.m.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Wayne Taylor’s pinch-hit, three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning helped Stanford stay alive with a 10-7 win over Indiana in the NCAA’s Bloomington regional on Sunday.

Stanford (33-24) and Indiana (44-14) will meet again for the regional championship Monday night.

The Cardinal trailed 6-4 when Taylor sent Jake Kelzer’s pitch over the left-center field wall.

Stanford added three insurance runs in the ninth, including Zach Hoffpauir’s RBI triple. Hoffpauir and Austin Slater, who extended his career-best hitting streak to 21 games, each had three hits.

Indiana led the entire game until Taylor’s blast, jumping ahead with a three-run first inning. Sam Travis, Kyle Schwarber and Scott Donley each finished with two hits. Donley drove in two runs.

Hoffpauir and Brant Whiting hit back-to-back solo home runs for Stanford in the second inning.

A.J. Vanegas (3-3) earned the win after throwing a season-high 5 1-3 innings of relief.