No. 1 Baseball To Hit The Road For Three-Game Series At No. 6 Florida State
Feb. 4, 2002
NO. 1 STANFORD (2-1, 0-0 PAC-10) AT NO. 6 FLORIDA STATE (6-1, 0-0 ACC)
Friday, February 8, 3:30 pm, ET - RHP Jeremy Guthrie (1-0, 3.00) vs. RHP Blair Varnes (0-0, 0.00)
Saturday, February 9, 2 pm, ET - LHP Tim Cunningham (1-0, 1.50) vs. LHP Matt Lynch (2-0, 0.00)
Sunday, February 10, 1 pm, ET - TBA vs. RHP Robby Read (2-0, 1.64)
A live audio broadcast and of all three Stanford-Florida State baseball games will be available on KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com and kzsu-live.stanford.edu ... Chad Goldberg will call the action ... Live stats will also be available at gostanford.com.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK NOTES
Top-ranked Stanford opened the season by winning two-of-three games over Cal State Fullerton (February 1-3) ... The Cardinal won 7-4 on Friday and 17-1 on Saturday before the Titans avoided the sweep with a 6-3 victory on Sunday ... Stanford was the nation's unanimous No. 1 team in preseason polls and also remained at No. 1 in the first regular season Collegiate Baseball poll ... Florida State leads the all-time series over Stanford, 6-5, but the Cardinal has won four of the last five games between the clubs, including a three-game sweep at Sunken Diamond last season (6-2, 5-2, 8-2, February 9-11, 2001) ... The Cardinal outscored Cal State Fullerton, 27-11, in its opening series as the team hit .357, posted a 3.00 ERA and fielded at a .966 clip ... Brian Hall (3-5, 2B, HR, 6 RBI) had a career-high six RBI in Saturday's victory, while Jason Cooper (4-4, 4 RBI) and Ryan Garko (4-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) both tied career-highs with four hits ... Carlos Quentin hit a pair of homers and his three-run blast in the bottom of the first inning of Friday night's opening game was the second straight year he has hit a three-run homer in his first at bat of the season ... Cooper had the team's hottest bat in the first series of the season, going 7-for-12 (.583) with four RBI ... Stanford's relief pitching was extremely effective in the Cal State Fullerton series, giving up just two earned runs (both in the same inning) in 13.1 innings for a 1.35 ERA ... Starter Jeremy Guthrie and reliever Ryan McCally combined to strike out 14 batters without a walk in a 7-4 win over the Titans on opening night last Friday ... Stanford has eight players -- Cooper, Tim Cunningham, Sam Fuld, Garko, Guthrie, Chris O'Riordan, Quentin and J.D. Willcox -- who have earned at least one Preseason All-American honor from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball or the NCBWA ... Stanford is attempting to qualify for the College World Series for the fourth consecutive season as the 2002 senior class is looking to become the first class of Stanford Baseball players to reach Omaha in each of its four years ... Stanford has qualified for the CWS championship game in each of the last two seasons ... Stanford is coming off three consecutive 50-win seasons for the first time in school history and has compiled a 153-49 (.757) record since the 1999 season ... Stanford returns all eight of its position starters from the 2001 CWS championship game, as well as two of its top four starting pitchers, its top relief pitcher and 16 of 20 letterwinners.
STANFORD-FLORIDA STATE BASEBALL HISTORY
Stanford and Florida State continue a cross-coast rivalry when the clubs meet for a three-game series this Friday-Sunday in Tallahassee. Florida State has an all-time advantage of 6-5 in the series, but the Cardinal has won four of the last five games played between the clubs. Last year, the Cardinal swept the Seminoles in a three-game series at Sunken Diamond from February 9-11 (6-2, 5-2, 8-2). Florida State won two-of-three games the last time the teams played in Tallahassee from February 11-13, 2000 (11-4, 8-6 Stanford - 10 inn., 13-1). The Stanford victory in the series was highlighted by back-to-back one out homers by Billy Jacobson and Chris O'Riordan in the top of the 10th inning. The Seminoles also defeated the Cardinal twice in the 1999 College World Series. The second meeting was one of the most-remembered games in CWS history when Florida State outlasted Stanford in 13 innings, 14-11, to advance to the CWS championship game.
A CLOSER LOOK AT LAST YEAR'S STANFORD-FLORIDA STATE GAMES
at Stanford 6, Florida State 2 (February 9, 2001) - Mark Marquess picked up his 1000th career victory, all at Stanford, as Stanford defeated Florida State, 6-2, in its 2001 home opener and the first game at the newly remodeled Sunken Diamond. Jeremy Guthrie picked up his first win at Stanford, holding Florida State scoreless on one hit over the first 7.0 innings and striking out eight. Jason VanMeetren led the Cardinal offensive attack with a 3-for-4 (2B, 3 RBI, SB) performance.
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BATTERIES: Florida State - Varnes, LaMaacchia (6), Peterson (7), Roman (8) and Richie, McCaleb (7). Stanford - Guthrie, Wodnicki (8), McCally (8) and Garko, Tirpack (7).
at Stanford 5, Florida State 2 (February 10, 2001) - Stanford topped Florida State, 5-2, as its victory assured the Cardinal of winning its ninth straight regular season series dating back to last season. Jeff Bruksch earned his first victory of the season, holding the Seminoles scoreless for the first seven innings before eventually surrendering a pair of runs in the top of the eighth. Bruksch allowed just four hits and struck out nine before John Hudgins came on in relief and recorded the final five outs for his third save of the campaign. Chris O'Riordan (2-4, 2 RBI), Scott Dragicevich (2-4, RBI) and Arik VanZandt (2-5) led the Cardinal offensive attack.
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BATTERIES: Florida State - Lynch, Ginn (5), Roman (5) and Richie. Stanford - Bruksch, Hudgins (8) and Garko, Tirpack (9).
at Stanford 8, Florida State 2 (February 11, 2001) - Stanford completed a three-game sweep of Florida State and extended its winning streak to five games with an 8-2 victory over the Seminoles. Chris O'Riordan tied a career-high with four hits, going 4-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI. Scott Dragicevich (3-4) and VanMeetren (2-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI) supported O'Riordan offensively, while Jason Cooper also had a home run. Tim Cunningham earned his third straight win, limiting the Seminoles to four hits and one earned run over the first 6.2 innings.
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BATTERIES: Florida State - Read, Lord (5), Hodges (7), Whidden (8) and Richie, McCaleb (8). Stanford - Cunningham, McCally (7) and Garko, Tirpack (5).HRs: O'Riordan (2nd, 1 on in 2nd), Cooper (3rd, solo in 3rd), VanMeetren (3rd, 1 on in 7th).
RECAPPING THE RECENT STANFORD-CAL STATE FULLERTON SERIES
Cal State Fullerton 6, at Stanford 3 (February 3, 2002) - Cal State Fullerton jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and held on for a 6-3 victory to hand Stanford its first loss of the season. The Titans snapped a six-game losing streak versus the Cardinal dating back to the first meeting between the teams in 2001 and avoided a season-opening series sweep. David Munoz (4-5, 2B) and Shane Costa (3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI) led a 13-hit Cal State Fullerton offensive attack. Stanford's Carlos Quentin hit his second home run of the series, a tape measure solo shot to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning. Titan starter Darric Merrell (1-0) scattered seven hits and three runs over 5.1 innings to pick up the victory in his first start of the season. Relievers Jordan DeJong and Chad Cordero held the Cardinal scoreless on only one hit over the final 3.2 innings to secure the Titans' first victory of the year. Cordero recorded his first save of the season after picking up 14 saves in his freshman campaign. Cal State Fullerton scored four times in the first two innings to spoil the collegiate debut of heralded Cardinal freshman starter Mark Jecmen (0-1), who was chased after 1.2 innings of work as he gave up seven hits and four runs to take the loss.
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BATTERIES: CSF - Merrell, DeJong (6), Cordero (9) and Suzuki. STAN - Jecmen, Hudgins (2), Rich (7), Willcox (7) and Garko.
HRs: STAN - Quentin (2nd, solo in 4th).
at Stanford 17, Cal State Fullerton 1 (February 2, 2002) - Brian Hall had a career-high six RBI, while Tim Cunningham and Drew Ehrlich combined on a seven-hitter to lead Stanford to a 17-1 rout over Cal State Fullerton. The victory was Stanford's sixth in a row over the Titans dating back to last season when the Cardinal also knocked off Cal State Fullerton twice in the College World Series. Ryan Garko (4-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) and Jason Cooper (4-4, 4 RBI) each tied career-high hit totals for the Cardinal. Cunningham (1-0) picked up the victory by holding the Titans to one run and five hits over the first 6.0 innings. Ehrlich struck out five and allowed only two hits in 3.0 innings of scoreless relief work to earn the first save of his collegiate career.
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BATTERIES: CSF - Housman, Martin (4), Zahari (4), Ingle (7), Martinez (8) and Pilittere, Suzuki (7). STAN - Cunningham, Ehrlich (7) and Garko.
HRs: STAN - Hall (1st, 3-run in 5th), Garko (1st, solo in 6th).
at Stanford 7, Cal State Fullerton 4 (February 1, 2002) - Carlos Quentin hit a three-run homer in the first inning, while Jeremy Guthrie and Ryan McCally combined for 14 strikeouts without a walk to lead Stanford to a 7-4 win over Cal State Fullerton in the 2002 season opener for both teams. Quentin also hit a three-run homer in his first collegiate at bat as a freshman in 2001. Guthrie (1-0) picked up the win by striking out nine, while scattering nine hits and four runs (two earned) over the first 6.0 innings. McCally tossed 3.0 innings of one-hit scoreless relief with five strikeouts to record his first save of the campaign. Sam Fuld (3-4, 2 2B) had three of Stanford's 11 hits. Geoff Comfort (2-4, HR, 2 RBI) led the Cal State Fullerton offense.
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BATTERIES: CSF - Littleton, DeJong (5) and Pilittere. STAN - Guthrie, McCally (7) and Garko.
HRs: STAN - Quentin (1st, 3-run in 1st), CSF - Comfort (1st, 2-run in 6th).
STANFORD BASEBALL HISTORY
Stanford's storied baseball program has had many highlights as the program enters its 109th season with an all-time record of 2281-1449-32 (.611). The Cardinal won NCAA titles in 1987 and 1988 before returning to the CWS championship game in each of the last two years (2000, 2001). The program has had winning seasons in 36 of its last 37 campaigns (also 53 of the last 55), has recorded three straight 50-win seasons for the first time in school history (1999-2001) and reached the 40-win mark in seven consecutive campaigns (1995-2001). Just a few of the other highlights have included 13 College World Series appearances, 18 conference titles and 22 NCAA Tournament berths. Stanford has boasted a total of 43 All-Americans who have earned a total of 50 All-American honors. Stanford has also garnered three NCAA Player of the Year choices in Jeff Austin (1998), David McCarty (1991) and Steve Dunning (1970). Other numbers for the Cardinal Baseball program include 96 All-Conference players earning a total of 121 All-Conference honors, 57 major league players and 12 first round draft picks in the last 15 years.
STANFORD RANKED AS NATION'S UNANIMOUS NO. 1 TEAM
Stanford is currently the nation's unanimous No. 1 team. The Cardinal was ranked on top of preseason polls by Baseball America, Baseball Weekly/ESPN and Collegiate Baseball. Stanford also stayed on top of the first regular season Collegiate Baseball poll released on February 4, 2002. Baseball America and Baseball Weekly/ESPN begin their regular season polls on February 11, 2002. The Cardinal was also ranked as the nation's unanimous preseason No. 1 team prior to the 1998 season. Stanford spent two weeks (4/9 - 4/16) last year as the nation's unanimous No. 1 team and spent six weeks as Baseball America's top team (3/12 - 4/16) before finishing the year at No. 2 in all three polls. Stanford has been ranked No. 1 at one point during each of the past six years (including 2002). Stanford's poll history includes a run as 'king of the polls' in 1998 when the team held the top spot in the Baseball America poll for the entire regular season (a record 14 consecutive weeks). The Cardinal has been Baseball America's preseason No. 1 team five of the last eight seasons. Other Pac-10 teams currently ranked in the 2002 national polls include USC (No. 3 Baseball Weekly/ESPN, No. 4 Baseball America, No. 4 Collegiate Baseball), Arizona State (No. 17 Baseball Weekly/ESPN, No. 18 Baseball America, No. 20 Collegiate Baseball) and Washington (No. 24 Baseball America).
STANFORD PICKED TO WIN PAC-10 IN 2002 PRESEASON COACHES POLL
Stanford was picked to win the Pac-10 in the conference's 2002 Preseason Coaches Poll, receiving seven of eight possible first place votes. The Cardinal was followed by USC, Arizona State, California, Arizona, Washington, Oregon State, UCLA and Washington State.
EIGHT STANFORD PLAYERS EARN 2002 PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
Eight Stanford players -- Jason Cooper, Tim Cunningham, Sam Fuld, Ryan Garko, Jeremy Guthrie, Chris O'Riordan, Carlos Quentin and J.D. Willcox -- earned 2002 Preseason All-American honors from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, and/or the NCBWA. Guthrie earned First Team honors from all three groups, while O'Riordan (Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA) and Quentin (Baseball America, NCBWA) both earned a pair of First Team honors. Cooper was also selected First Team by Baseball America.
RELIEVERS SPARKLE IN FIRST SERIES OF 2002
Five Stanford relievers combined to hold Cal State Fullerton to two earned runs in 13.1 innings of work for a 1.35 ERA. Both runs were scored in the same inning. Relievers Ryan McCally and Drew Ehrlich both threw three scoreless innings with five strikeouts each in the first two games of the series to pick up saves, while John Hudgins (4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO) and J.D. Willcox (2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 SO) were both effective in the final game of the series.
CARLOS QUENTIN HITS THREE-RUN HOMER IN FIRST AT BAT OF SEASON ... AGAIN
Carlos Quentin hit a three-run homer in his first at bat of the season last Friday, marking the second straight year that Quentin has hit a three-run homer in his first at bat. Quentin's three-run homer as a freshman last year came at Fresno State on January 26, 2001.
CHRIS O'RIORDAN DROPS OFF TOP OF ALL-TIME BATTING AVERAGE LIST
Chris O'Riordan dropped from a first-place tie to a fourth-place tie on the school's all-time batting average list as his career average dropped four points to .358 (177-495) by going 2-for-12 (.167) in the three-game Cal State Fullerton series. O'Riordan, who began his career as a walk-on and did not receive an official at bat as a freshman, hit .366 as a sophomore and .359 in his junior season. Last year, O'Riordan also earned three spots in the team's record book for single-season performances with 101 hits (No. 5), 281 at bats (No. 5) and 12 hit-by-pitches (No. 10 tied). O'Riordan led or co-led the Cardinal a year ago in a total of 16 categories (all career-highs), including home runs (12), RBI (68) and stolen bases (12).
BRIAN HALL RACKS UP CAREER-HIGH SIX RBI IN 17-1 WIN OVER TITANS
Brian Hall racked up a career-high six RBI in Stanford's 17-1 win over Cal State Fullerton last Saturday (2/2/02). Hall had a three-RBI double in the fourth inning followed by a three-run homer that just cleared the left field fence during his next at bat in the fifth frame.
COOPER, DRAGICEVICH AND GARKO PUT UP BIG NUMBERS IN FIRST SERIES
Jason Cooper (.583, 7-12, 4 RBI), Ryan Garko (.500, 6-12, HR, 3 RBI) and Scott Dragicevich (6-12, 2 RBI) all hit .500 or better in the first series of the year versus Cal State Fullerton. Cooper (4-4, 4 RBI) and Garko (4-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) both tied a career-high with four hits in Saturday's 17-1 win (2/2/02). Cooper had six consecutive singles spanning his final at bat in the first game of the series and his first at bat in Sunday's series finale. Garko reached base all six times in Saturday's game when he was also hit by two pitches.
Stanford's team batting average currently sits at .357 after the first series of the season. The Cardinal pounded out 40 hits in its first series of the season, including 32 in the first two games and a season-high 21 in a 17-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton (2/2/02). Stanford scored nine of its runs in the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. Jason Cooper (.583), Scott Dragicevich (.500) and Ryan Garko (.500) are all regulars hitting .500 or better, while Arik VanZandt (.400), Andy Topham (.364) and Brian Hall (.308) are all hitting .300 or better. Carlos Quentin paces the club with two homers and a 1.000 slugging percentage, while Hall has seven RBI. Cooper leads the team with seven hits and a .583 on base percentage, while Garko is the club leader with six runs scored. Dragicevich has a team-high three doubles and Topham has the squad's only stolen base. Stanford has taken an early lead on its opponents in team batting average (.357-.286), doubles (10-4), homers (4-1) and RBI (26-10).
The Stanford pitching staff began the season by posting a 3.00 ERA in its first series of 2002. The Cardinal had quality starts from Jeremy Guthrie (6.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 9 SO, 0 BB) and Tim Cunningham (6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO) as both pitchers picked up victories in their first start of the season. The relief staff also played a large role in the team's success, giving up just two earned runs in 13.1 innings for a 1.35 ERA. The Cardinal had an outstanding strikeout-to-walk ratio in its first series, striking out 27 batters and walking only five (5.4-1). Ryan McCally and Drew Ehrlich both tossed three scoreless innings of relief on Friday and Saturday, respectively, to earn their first saves of the season.
Stanford fielded at a .966 clip in its first series of the season. The Cardinal, who led the nation and crushed a school record with a .977 fielding percentage last year, made four errors in the series with two coming in both the opener and series finale. Last year, the Cardinal made five errors in the first game of the season at Cal Poly (1/21/01). Ryan Garko had a team season-high 12 putouts in the opening game of the series (2/1/02), while Chris O'Riordan picked up a team-best five assists the second game (2/2/02). Arik VanZandt leads the team with 28 putouts, while O'Riordan has a team-high nine assists.
STANFORD HEAD COACH MARK MARQUESS
One of the nation's premier collegiate coaches, Mark Marquess is in his 26th season at the helm of Stanford Baseball in 2002. Marquess has a career record of 1048-516-5 (.670), all at Stanford, and last year became the 23rd coach in the history of NCAA Division I baseball to reach the 1000-win mark. The 1969 Stanford graduate has led the Cardinal to two NCAA titles (1987, '88) and two other CWS championship games (2000, '01), as well as 11 College World Series appearances (1982, '83, '85, '87, '88, '90, '95, '97, '99, 2000, '01), 11 NCAA Regional titles (1982, '83, '85, '87, '88, '90, '95, '97, '99, 2000, '01), 10 Pac-10 or Pac-10 Southern Division regular season titles (1983, '84, '85, '87, '90, '94, '97, '98, '99, 2000) and three NCAA Super Regional championships (1999, 2000, '01). The Cardinal has qualified for the NCAA Tournament 19 times under Marquess. He began the 2002 season ranked 12th in victories and 16th in winning percentage among active Division I baseball coaches, while ranking 23rd on the all-time victory list and 42nd on the all-time winning percentage list. He has been named NCAA Coach of the Year three times (1985, '87, '88) and has received Pac-10 or Pac-10 Southern Division Coach of the Year honors on eight occasions (1983, '85, '87, '90, '94, '97, '98, '99). The Cardinal has suffered just one losing season during his tenure and has finished either first or second in the prestigious Pacific-10 (formerly Pac-10 Southern Division) 19 times in the last 21 seasons. Stanford has had 99 professional baseball draft picks in the past 17 seasons, including 12 first round selections in the last 15 years. A member of the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Marquess was the head coach of the 1988 United States Olympic baseball team that captured the gold medal. Marquess was also an accomplished football and baseball standout on The Farm and is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. He is one of only six collegiate baseball head coaches to have both played and coached in the College World Series. Marquess was the starting first baseman and a First Team All-American on Stanford's 1967 College World Series squad and played four seasons of minor league baseball with the Chicago White Sox organization.
COMMENTS FROM MARK MARQUESS
(on the recent Cal State Fullerton series) 'It was a good first weekend. There were more positives than negatives. We swung the bat well for early in the season and played respectable defense. On the mound, we threw a lot of strikes and didn't walk too many people.'
(on the upcoming Florida State series) 'Florida State is a stronger team than Cal State Fullerton. They have a veteran pitching staff and a lot of their position players back. Blair Varnes is one of the better pitchers in college baseball. They are also very difficult to play at their place.'
(on Stanford's pitching staff) '(Ryan) McCally, (John) Hudgins and (Drew) Ehrlich did a great job out of the bullpen, while (Jeremy) Guthrie and (Tim) Cunningham had quality starts.'
(on Stanford's offense) 'A lot of guys swung the bat pretty well against Cal State Fullerton.'
(on this year's senior class) 'It's a credit to this year's group of seniors that they've been to three straight College World Series. We've never had a class that has gone to the CWS four years in a row and that's what they would like to do, but there's a lot of work and good fortune that goes into it. It's so difficult to get to Omaha.'
(on this year's freshman class) 'A lot of our freshman players are really going to push the returning guys for playing time. That type of competition is healthy.'
STANFORD COACHING STAFF
Dean Stotz is in his 26th campaign with Stanford Baseball and his third season as associate head coach after he was promoted to the position prior to the 2000 campaign. Stotz served for 23 years as an assistant. Stotz currently coaches third base while also handling various offensive and defensive aspects of the game. Tom Kunis (3rd season) handles the Cardinal pitching staff, while Dave Nakama (3rd season) returns as an assistant coach after three seasons as the head coach at San Francisco State. Nakama, also a Cardinal assistant in 1997 and 1998, assists with all aspects of the game and serves as Stanford's first base coach.
2002 STANFORD PLAYER NOTES
(For information prior to the 2002 season please refer to the 2002 Stanford Baseball Media Guide)
#18 - JASON COOPER (L/R, DH/OF/INF, 6-2, 210, Jr.) -- .583, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. Cal State Fullerton: 2-4, Last Series vs. Florida State: 7-13 (.538), 4 RBI, Last Year vs. Florida State: 2-11 (.182), Career Stats vs. Florida State: 4-19 (.211), Current Hitting Streak: 3 games (2/1-2/3) ... Had the team's top batting average in the season-opening Cal State Fullerton series, going 7-for-13 (.538) with four RBI ... Tied a career-high with four hits (4-4, 4 RBI) in last Saturday's 17-1 win over Cal State Fullerton before he was pinch-hit for prior to the final two at bats in his spot in the lineup ... Had six consecutive singles in six at bats, spanning the last at bat of Friday night's series-opener and the first at bat of Sunday's series finale.
#8 - SCOTT DRAGICEVICH (R/R, SS, 6-3, 205, Sr.) -- .500, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. Cal State Fullerton: 2-4, 2B, Last Series vs. Cal State Fullerton: 6-12 (.500), 2 RBI, Last Year vs. Florida State: 5-11 (.455), 2 RBI, Career Stats vs. Florida State: 6-16 (.375), 2 RBI, Current Hitting Streak: 4 games (6/16/01 - 2/3/02) ... Had three consecutive two-hit games (2/1, 2/2, 2/3) versus Cal State Fullerton in the opening series, going 2-for-4 with a double in each contest ... Leads the club with three doubles ... Also added an RBI in each of the first two games of the Cal State Fullerton series (2/1, 2/2).
#5 - SAM FULD (L/L, CF, 5-10, 180, So.) -- .286, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. Cal State Fullerton: 0-4, RBI, Last Series vs. Cal State Fullerton: 4-14 (.286), 2 2B, RBI, Last Year vs. Florida State (same as career stats): 1-5 (.200), Current Hitting Streak: None ... Opened the season by going 4-for-14 (.286) with a pair of doubles and an RBI in a three-game series versus Cal State Fullerton ... Had a big opening night versus the Titans (2/1), going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles ... Had an RBI in the series finale.
#12 - RYAN GARKO (R/R, C, 6-3, 235, Jr.) -- .500, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. Cal State Fullerton: 0-4, Last Series vs. Cal State Fullerton: 6-12 (.500), HR, 3 RBI, Last Year vs. Florida State: 1-7 (.143), Career Stats vs. Florida State: 1-12 (.083), Current Hitting Streak: None ... Opened the season by going 6-for-8 (.750) in the first two games (2/1, 2/2) of the Cal State Fullerton series ... Tied a career-high with four hits (4-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) and was also hit by a pair of pitches in the middle game of the series versus the Titans (2/2) ... Was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI on opening night (2/1).
#3 - BRIAN HALL (R/R, OF, 6-0, 175, So.) -- .308, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. Cal State Fullerton: 0-4, Last Series vs. Cal State Fullerton: 4-13 (.308), 2B, HR, 7 RBI, Current Hitting Streak: None ... Leads the club with seven RBI ... Had a huge game against Cal State Fullerton (2/2), going 3-for-5 with a double, homer and career-high six RBI ... Also added a single and an RBI in the series-opener versus the Titans (2/1).
#1 - CHRIS O'RIORDAN (R/R, 2B, 5-9, 180, Sr.) -- .167, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. Cal State Fullerton: 0-4, Last Series vs. Cal State Fullerton: 2-12 (.167), 2 RBI, Last Year vs. Florida State: 8-13 (.615), 2B, HR, 5 RBI, Current Hitting Streak: None ... Began the season tied for the all-time lead on Stanford's career batting average list at .362 but dropped four points off his career batting average to .358 (177-495) by going 2-for-12 in the opening series versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1 - 2/3) ... Had a pair of RBIs in a 17-1 win over the Titans (2/2).
#24 - CARLOS QUENTIN (R/R, OF, 6-2, 215, So.) -- .250, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. Cal State Fullerton: 1-4, HR, RBI, Last Series vs. Cal State Fullerton: 2-8 (.250), 2 HR, 5 RBI, Last Year vs. Florida State (same as career stats): 2-11 (.182), 2B, Current Hitting Streak: 1 game (2/3) ... Leads the team with a pair of homers and added five RBI in the season-opening series versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1 - 2/3) ... Hit a three-run homer off the scoreboard in his first at bat of the season versus the Titans (2/1), the second year in a row he has led off his season with a homer in his first at bat ... Began his collegiate career with a blast, hitting a three-run homer in his first collegiate at bat at Fresno State (1/26) ... Also had a tape measure solo homer in Sunday's series finale (2/3) ... Also leads the club with a 1.000 slugging percentage.
#21 - ANDY TOPHAM (R/R, 3B, 6-2, 200, Sr.) -- .364, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB, Last Game vs. Cal State Fullerton: 2-4, SB, Last Series vs. Cal State Fullerton: 4-11 (.364), RBI, SB, Last Year vs. Florida State: 1-11 (.091), RBI, Career Stats vs. Florida State: 1-12 (.083), RBI, Current Hitting Streak: 2 games (2/2 - 2/3) ... Had a pair of back-to-back 2-for-4 contests in the final two games of the Cal State Fullerton series (2/2, 2/3) ... Has the team's only stolen base of the year (2/3) ... Added an RBI against the Titans in the middle game of the series (2/2).
#2 - ARIK VANZANDT (R/R, 1B, 6-1, 200, Sr.) -- .400, 0 HR, 1 RBI, Last Game vs. Cal State Fullerton: 1-2, RBI, Last Series vs. Cal State Fullerton: 4-10 (.400), RBI, Current Hitting Streak: 2 games (2/2 - 2/3) ... Posted a 3-for-4 game with two doubles versus Cal State Fullerton (2/2) ... Added an RBI in the series finale versus the Titans (2/3).
#28 - JEREMY GUTHRIE (R/R, 6-1, 200, Jr.) -- 1-0, 3.00, 6.0 IP, 9 SO
Date Opponent W/L/ND IP H R ER BB SO 2/1 Cal State Fullerton W 6.0 9 4 2 0 9
Last Year vs. Florida State (Same As Career Stats)
0.00 ERA, 1-0, 1 G, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO
Notes: Began his 2002 campaign with a victory in an impressive performance against Cal State Fullerton (2/1) in the season-opener, striking out nine with no walks, while scattering nine hits and four runs (two earned) in a 7-4 Stanford victory.
#27 - TIM CUNNINGHAM (L/L, 6-3, 190, Jr.) -- 1-0, 1.50, 6.0 IP, 3 SO
Date Opponent W/L/ND IP H R ER BB SO 2/2 Cal State Fullerton W 6.0 5 1 1 1 3
Last Year vs. Florida State (Same As Career Stats)
1.35 ERA, 1-0, 1 G, 1 GS, 6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
Notes: Began his 2002 campaign with a victory over Cal State Fullerton (2/2) in the second game of the season-opening series, scattering five hits and one run ... Worked his way out of trouble while allowing only one run in the first inning before shutting the Titans out in his final five frames on the mound.
#38 - DREW EHRLICH (L/R, 6-5, 230, So.) -- 0-0, 0.00, 1 SV, 3.0 IP, 5 SO
Notes: Picked up his first collegiate save against Cal State Fullerton (2/2), tossing the final 3.0 scoreless innings and striking out five in a 17-1 Stanford win.
#17 - JOHN HUDGINS (R/R, 6-2, 195, So.) -- 0-0, 2.08, 4.1 IP, 3 SO
Notes: Impressive performance (4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO) in relief versus Cal State Fullerton (2/3) in his first outing of the season.
#20 - RYAN MCCALLY (R/R, 6-1, 190, Jr.) -- 0-0, 0.00, 3.0 IP, 5 SO
Last Year vs. Florida State (same as career stats)
0.00 ERA, 0-0, 4.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO
Notes: Began his 2002 collegiate season with an impressive performance of 3.0 scoreless innings with five strikeouts and only one hit allowed to earn the save in a 7-4 win over Cal State Fullerton (2/1) on opening night.
#30 - MARK JECMEN (R/R, 6-9, 230, Fr.) -- 0-1, 21.60, 1.2 IP, 1 SO
Notes: Touched for the loss in his first collegiate start against Cal State Fullerton (2/3), giving up seven hits and four runs in 1.2 innings.
#25 - DAN RICH (R/L, 6-2, 235, Sr.) -- 0-0, 27.00, 0.1 IP, 0 SO
Notes: Appeared in relief versus Cal State Fullerton (2/3), allowing two hits and one run in 0.1 innings.
#29 - J.D. WILLCOX (R/R, 6-2, 190, Sr.) -- 0-0, 0.00, 2.2 IP, 0 SO
Notes: Pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless, two-hit relief versus Cal State Fullerton (2/3).