Stanford To Meet Texas In Winners Bracket Game After Squeezing By Marist, 4-3, In Opening Contest

May 26, 2001

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2001 NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL REGIONAL

May 25-27, 2001 -- at Stanford, CA

Saturday, May 26Game 3 (11:00 a.m.) - Visitors: Long Beach State (35-22) vs. Home: Marist (32-20-1)
Game 4 (3:00 p.m.) - Visitors: Stanford (43-14) vs. Home: Texas (35-24)
Game 5 (7:00 p.m.) - Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser

Sunday, May 27
Game 6 - Championship Game (1:00 p.m.) - Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner
Game 7 - Championship Game #2 (5:00 p.m., if necessary) - Only played if both remaining teams have one loss following the conclusion of Game 6

A live audio broadcast of all Stanford Baseball games in the 2001 NCAA Regional will be available on KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as at www.gostanford.com and realaudio.stanford.edu ... Chad Goldberg and Joey Elger will call the action ... Live stats of all games at the 2001 NCAA Regional will be available at www.gostanford.com ... Call 800-STANFORD for tickets to the 2001 NCAA Regional.

Friday, May 25
Game 2 - Texas 11, Long Beach State 2
Game 1 - Stanford 4, Marist 3

A QUICK LOOK AT THE 2001 NCAA REGIONAL AT STANFORD
Stanford and Texas will square off in Saturday's winners bracket game at 3:00 p.m., while Marist and Long Beach State will play an elimination game on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. ... The winner of Saturday's 3:00 p.m. game will advance to Sunday's regional championship game at 1:00 p.m. ... The winner of Saturday's 11:00 a.m. game will play the loser of Saturday's 3:00 p.m. game at 7:00 p.m. ... The winner of Saturday's 7:00 p.m. game will advance to the Sunday's regional championship game.

DAY 1 RECAPS
Texas 11, Long Beach State 2 - Texas opened the regional with an 11-2 victory over Long Beach State on Friday . Gerrit Simpson (6-5) tossed a complete game, scattering nine hits and giving up two runs, while tying a career-high with 12 strikeouts. Sam Anderson (3-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI) led the Longhorns' 11-hit offensive attack.

Stanford 4, Marist 3 - Sam Fuld squeezed home Chris O'Riordan on a 2-2 pitch in the bottom of the seventh to lift Stanford to a 4-3 victory over Marist. Fuld (2-3, 3B, 2 RBI) also had a game-tying triple in bottom of the fifth inning and was the only Cardinal with more than one hit. Jeremy Guthrie (11-4) picked up the victory for Stanford, scaterring nine hits and three runs in 7.1 innings.

WINNER OF NCAA REGIONALS ADVANCE TO SUPER REGIONAL
The winners advancing of each of the nation's 16 regionals will advance to eight NCAA Super Regionals on June 1-3 (Friday-Sunday). The eight Super Regional winners advance to the 55th College World Series to be held June 8-16 (Friday-Saturday) at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska. Super Regional sites will be announced on Monday, May 28.

BRIEF STANFORD POST-SEASON HISTORY AND REVIEW
The Cardinal is hosting its sixth straight NCAA Regional in 2001 ... Stanford finished second in the 2000 College World Series and is attempting to reach the CWS for the third straight season and the fourth time in five years ... Stanford is making its 22nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament and its 19th showing in an NCAA Regional ... Stanford won CWS titles in 1987 and 1988 ... The Cardinal has advanced to the College World Series 12 times and has an overall record of 28-21 (.571) in the event ... Stanford has won both NCAA Super Regionals it has participated in during the 1999 and 2000 seasons, defeating USC (2-0) and Nebraska (2-1), respectively ... Stanford has won a total of 10 NCAA Regionals, including two in a row ... Stanford's updated all-time post-season record is 88-46 (.657), while the Cardinal is 52-20 (.722) all-time in regional play ... Stanford won an NCAA Regional held at Stanford, defeating Alabama by a score of 16-6 in the second championship game ... The Cardinal compiled a 3-1 record in the event with a 14-9 loss to Alabama in the first championship game before ... Long Beach State knocked Stanford out of the 1998 NCAA Regional with a 5-1 victory (5/23/98) at Sunken Diamond ... Stanford finished 8-3 in 11 post-season games in 2000 (Regionals: 3-1, Super Regionals: 2-1, CWS: 3-1).

OTHER ESSENTIAL STANFORD BASEBALL NOTES
Stanford's current 43-14 record is one game under the 44-13 record compiled by the 2000 CWS runners-up club through 57 games ... The Cardinal finished second in the Pac-10 standings with a 17-7 record to end a school record string of four consecutive Pac-10 titles (includes co-championships and Southern Division titles) ... The 17-7 mark was identical to the 17-7 Pac-10 record posted by the 2000 tri-champion Stanford team and left the Cardinal one game behind 2001 Pac-10 champion USC (18-6 Pac-10 record) ... Stanford has posted a 25-4 record at Sunken Diamond and an 18-10 road mark during the 2001 regular season ... Stanford has won 10 of its last 12 games ... Stanford's team batting average is currently at .316 ... The Cardinal had 10 or more hits in each of their final eight regular season games before collecting only nine versus Marist in the first round of the NCAA Super Regional ... Carlos Quentin was named the Pac-10 Baseball Freshman of the Year, while Chris O'Riordan and Sam Fuld joined Quentin on the All-Pac-10 team ... Stanford moved up one spot to No. 6 ranking in the Baseball America poll this week ... The Cardinal is currently No. 4 in the Collegiate Baseball poll and No. 3 in the Baseball Weekly/ESPN poll ... The Cardinal sat at the top of the Baseball America poll for six consecutive weeks (3/12 - 4/16) and had been the nation's unanimous No. 1 team for two weeks (4/9 - 4/16) ... Stanford has had four winning streaks of five or more games this season, including a season-best 10-game winning streak from March 7-31 ... Stanford is 11-4 against ranked teams this year (according to Baseball America ... Stanford's team fielding percentage of .976 is currently .004 percentage points ahead of the school record ... Stanford head coach Mark Marquess has an updated record of 1038-512-5 (.669)

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