No. 1 Baseball And Fresno State Continue Three-Game Series On Saturday
Feb. 16, 2002
NO. 1 STANFORD (6-2) AT FRESNO STATE (3-5)
Friday, February 15 - Stanford 6, at Fresno State 2
Saturday, February 16, 1:05 pm, PT - RHP Mark Jecmen (0-2, 10.50) vs. RHP Ben Fritz (1-1, 2.65)
Sunday, February 17, 1:05 pm, PT - LHP Tim Cunningham (2-0, 3.27) vs. TBA
A live audio broadcast of Sunday's Stanford Baseball game will be available on KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com and kzsu-live.stanford.edu ... Saturday's game will be an internet only broadcast on KZSU2 at kzsu-live.stanford.edu ... Chad Goldberg will call the action ... Live stats will also be available for all four games at gostanford.com.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK TEAM NOTES
Top-ranked Stanford has opened the 2002 season by winning six of its first eight games and four of its last five ... The Cardinal has won games at Fresno State (6-2) and versus Brigham Young (8-1) this week after winning two-of-three games in each of its first two series versus No. 15 Cal State Fullerton (7-4, 17-1, 3-6) and at No. 6 Florida State (9-3, 15-11, 6-7) ... Stanford remains the nation's unanimous No. 1 team in the latest national polls by Baseball America, Baseball Weekly/ESPN and Collegiate Baseball released on Monday, February 11 ... After playing six consecutive games against ranked teams to open the season, the Cardinal is not scheduled to play against another currently ranked team until traveling to current No. 6 USC on March 23-24 ... The Cardinal has outscored its opponents 71-35 in its first eight games ... Stanford is hitting .344 and has posted a 3.30 ERA, while fielding at a .970 clip ... Stanford has eight players -- Jason Cooper, Tim Cunningham, Sam Fuld, Garko, Jeremy Guthrie, Chris O'Riordan, Carlos 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 157-50 (.758) since the beginning of 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 BASEBALL QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Jeremy Guthrie won his eighth straight decision in Friday night's win at Fresno State, while Carlos Quentin tied his career-high with four hits ... Quentin leads the team with a .480 batting average ... Quentin set a new NCAA Division I record when he was hit by five pitches in a 15-11 win over Florida State (2/9) ... Scott Dragicevich has seven multiple-hit games in his first eight contests ... Ryan Garko and Quentin co-lead the team with two homers each, while Donny Lucy paces the culub with 10 RBI ... Saturday's scheduled starter Mark Jecmen is still looking for his first collegiate victory after recording an 0-2 record and a 10.50 ERA in his first two starts ... Reliever Ryan McCally pitched 2.0 scoreless innings at Fresno State on Friday and has now pitched 8.0 scoreless innings this season.
STANFORD-FRESNO STATE BASEBALL HISTORY
Stanford leads the all-time series over Fresno State, 64-45, after Friday night's 6-2 win over the Bulldogs. The Cardinal is making its third trip in as many years to Fresno after last year's series was moved to Fresno during Sunken Diamond renovations. Stanford won two-of-three games in Fresno a year ago (11-9, 3-2 Fresno State, 10 inn., 9-5).
FRIDAY NIGHT GAME SUMMARY
Stanford 6, at Fresno State 2 (February 15, 2002) - Jeremy Guthrie won his eighth consecutive decision dating back to last year and Carlos Quentin (4-4, 2B) tied a career-high with four hits to lead Stanford to a 6-2 victory over Fresno State. Guthrie scattered two runs and nine hits over the first 7.0 innings, while Ryan McCally pitched the final 2.0 scoreless innings. Scott Dragicevich (2-4, RBI) tallied his seventh multiple-hit game of the season, while Donny Lucy (2-4, RBI) and Ryan Garko (2-5, RBI) had two hits each.
Stanford................ 012 010 200 - 6 13 0Fresno State........ 000 100 100 - 2 10 3
WP-Guthrie(3-0) LP-Runyon(1-2) T-2:41 A-3713
BATTERIES: STAN - Guthrie, McCally (8) and Garko. FRE - Runyon, Ruthven (7) and Fritz.
HRs: FRE - McGehee (1st, solo in 4th), Patrick (1st, solo in 7th).
A CLOSER LOOK AT LAST YEAR'S STANFORD-FRESNO STATE GAMES
Stanford 9, at Fresno State 5 (January 28, 2001) - Chris O'Riordan led off the game with a home run and Stanford never trailed in a 9-5 win over Fresno State. Jason VanMeetren (4-5, HR, 2 RBI) and O'Riordan (3-5, 2B, HR) led the Cardinal offensive attack. Tim Cunningham (1-0) carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and earned the victory.
Stanford............... 111 030 102 - 9 12 1Fresno State........ 000 003 020 - 5 5 4
WP-Cunningham(1-0) Save-Hudgins(2) LP-Moran(0-1) T-2:58 A-1574
BATTERIES: STAN - Cunningham, Ehrlich (6), Hudgins (6) and Tirpack. FRE - Moran, Gutknecht
(5), Gonzalez (5) and Fritz.
HR's: Stanford - O'Riordan (1st, solo in 1st).
at Fresno State 3, Stanford 2, 10 inn. (January 27, 2001) - Josh Labandeira's RBI-double with one out in the bottom of the tenth inning scored Tom Creighton with the winning run to lift Fresno State to a dramatic 3-2 victory over Stanford. Francisco Nieves picked up the victory in his first collegiate appearance after holding the Cardinal scoreless with only one hit over the final 3.0 innings. Labandeira (2-5, 2B, 2 RBI) was the only Bulldog with more than one hit, while Scott Dragicevich (3-4, 2B) and Jason Cooper (2-3) had multiple-hit games for the Cardinal.
Stanford............... 001 001 000 0 - 2 8 0Fresno State........ 001 001 000 1 - 3 7 1
WP-Nieves(1-0) LP-McCally(0-1) T-2:45 A-2141
BATTERIES: STAN - Guthrie, Rich (5), McCally (6) and Garko. FRE - Minor, Nieves (8) and Harper.
Stanford 11, at Fresno State 9 (January 26, 2001) - Stanford scored seven times in the top of the first inning and held on for an 11-9 victory over Fresno State. Carlos Quentin (2-4, HR, 3 RBI) hit a three-run homer in his first collegiate at bat and was one of four Cardinal hitters to hit home runs as he was joined by Jason Cooper (2-5, HR, 2 RBI), Scott Dragicevich (2-4, HR, RBI) and Brian Hall (1-4, HR, RBI). Mike Wodnicki picked up the victory with 3.2 innings of relief. Fresno State's offense was led by Brandon Gemoll with two homers and six RBI.
Stanford............... 700 102 001 - 11 11 0Fresno State........ 004 030 002 - 9 11 1
WP-Wodnicki(1-0) Save-Hudgins(1) LP-Hintz(0-1) T-2:46 A-2061
BATTERIES: STAN - Bruksch, Wodnicki (5), Hudgins (9) and Garko, Tirpack (9). FRE - Hintz
, Runyon (1), Lynch (9), Gutknecht (9) and Harper, Fritz (9).
HR's: STAN - Cooper, Quentin, Hall, Dragicevich, FRE - Gemoll 2.