No. 2 Baseball Hosts USF Tuesday In Final Game Before Pac-10 Season
April 2, 2002
USF (8-23, 1-10) at No. 2 Stanford (19-6, 0-0)size>
Tuesday, April 2, 6 pm, PT - RHP T.J. Franco (0-4, 7.71) vs. RHP Drew Ehrlich (0-2, 5.31)
No. 2 Stanford at Arizona (21-12, 2-4)size>
Friday, April 5, 7 pm, MT - RHP Jeremy Guthrie (6-0, 3.31) vs. RHP Sean Rierson (5-2, 4.26)
Saturday, April 6, 1 pm, MT - LHP Tim Cunningham (4-1, 2.85) vs. LHP Joe Little (5-2, 4.65)
Sunday, April 7, 1 pm, MT - RHP John Hudgins (5-0, 3.63) vs. RHP Mark Kaiser (5-2, 2.63)
A live audio broadcast of all four Stanford Baseball games this week will be available on KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... Chad Goldberg will call all the action with Nick Kapur handling play-by-play duties for Tuesday's home game ... Live stats will also be available for all four games at gostanford.com.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford will make its final preparation for Pac-10 play by hosting USF in a non-league game this Tuesday before traveling to Arizona for its Pac-10 opener next Friday-Sunday ... Tuesday's game versus USF is only the second time the Cardinal has played a mid-week non-series game this season but marks the first of seven straight weeks with a mid-week contest ... The road league opener will mark the first time the Cardinal has opened a Pac-10 season on the road since 1998 when the club swept its first Pac-10 series of the season at UCLA (2/20-2/22/98) ... Stanford extended its regular season series win streak to 10 by winning two-of-three games against Texas (3/28-3/30/02) as Stanford has won two-of-three games in a series eight times this year and swept two ... Stanford has a current team batting average of .325, which has dropped .012 points behind the school record pace of .337 set in 1981 ... Stanford has had the knack for the big inning this season as the Cardinal has already scored five or more runs in an inning 13 times and is averaging 8.1 runs per game ... On the mound, Stanford has a 3.80 ERA and defensively is fielding at a .967 clip ... Stanford is 8-0 in series-openers ... Stanford recorded a 9-2 record in March ... Stanford hit four homers in a game twice in March versus Cal Poly (3/2) and at California (3/8) ... The Cardinal scored a season-high 18 runs in the 18-5 win over Cal Poly (3/2) ... Stanford's 19-6 record this season is one game behind the team's 20-5 mark through 25 games a year ago ... Stanford is now the nation's No. 2 team behind Clemson in all four major national polls by Baseball America, Baseball Weekly/ESPN, Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA ... The Cardinal began the season as the nation's unanimous No. 1 team and had remained on top of the Baseball America until Clemson passed the Cardinal yesterday ... Stanford is averaging a paid crowd of 2525 through its first 12 home games compared to 1919 for the first 12 home games last year, an average of 606 more fans per game ... 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 title game in each of the last two seasons ... Stanford is coming off three straight 50-win seasons for the first time in school history and has compiled a record of 170-54 (.759) since 1999.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Jason Cooper continues to lead the team with a .409 batting average and 27 RBI, while Ryan Garko paces the club with six homers ... Chris O'Riordan has the team's longest current hit streak at 10 games, one shy of his career record of 11 set twice ... Jeremy Guthrie has won 11 consecutive decisions ... Guthrie leads the team in strikeouts (53) and innings pitched (54.1) ... Chris O'Riordan (.3572) and Sam Fuld (.3569) currently rank fourth and fifth on Stanford's all-time batting average list ... Stanford's regular starting rotation of Jeremy Guthrie, Tim Cunningham and John Hudgins is a combined 15-1 with a 2.84 ERA.
STANFORD-USF BASEBALL SERIES PREVIEW AND HISTORY
Stanford and USF are headed in different directions as Stanford has won 11 of its last 13, while USF has dropped 10 of 11. Stanford is hitting at a .325 clip, .012 shy of the school record of .337 set in 1981. The Dons pitching staff has been racked up for a 8.43 ERA. The teams split two games last year with USF winning 5-4 at Sunken Diamond (4/17) before Stanford returned the favor with an 8-6 win at USF (5/9). Stanford leads the all-time series, 46-6 (since 1977).
A CLOSER LOOK AT LAST YEAR'S STANFORD-USF GAMES
Stanford 8, at USF 6 (May 9, 2001) - Stanford jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and held on for an 8-6 victory at USF to avenge a 5-4 loss earlier in the 2001 season to the Dons on April 17 at Sunken Diamond. Ryan Garko's first career triple drove in a pair of runs and highlighted a four-run Stanford third inning in a game the Cardinal led from wire-to-wire. Stanford starter Tim Cunningham picked up the victory by scattering six hits and three runs (two earned) in 5.0 innings. Ryan McCally picked up his third save of the season by forcing USF pinch-hitter Nick Tarbat into a game-ending double play in the bottom of the ninth inning. Garko (2-5, 3B, 2 RBI), Sam Fuld (2-4, 2B, RBI), Scott Dragicevich (2-4), Carlos Quentin (2-4) and Chris O'Riordan (2-5, 2B) all picked up a pair of hits for the Cardinal. Jason Cooper had a pair of RBI for Stanford. Jason Howard (2-4, HR, 3 RBI) and Jared Carvalho (2-3) led the USF offense.
Stanford.......... 104 020 100 - 8 13 2USF............... 001 023 000 - 6 7 3
Win-Cunningham(5-0) Loss-Gossert(4-2) Save-McCally(3) T-3:20 A-530
BATTERIES: Stanford - Cunningham, Hudgins (6), McCally (9) and Garko, Tirpack (8). USF - Gossert, Dunkle (3), Kinney (5), Seccombe (7), Thogersen (9) and Booth. HRs: USF - Howard (6th, 3-run in 6th).
USF 5, at Stanford 4 (April 17, 2001) - USF upset top-ranked Stanford, 5-4, to snap a six-game losing streak against the Cardinal and defeat Stanford for the first time since 1996. The Dons jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never trailed in the game as David Seccombe picked up the victory, striking out four batters in 2.1 innings of middle relief work. USF ace Jesse Foppert picked up his first save of the season with a hitless ninth inning. Armand Gaerlan (2-3, HR, RBI) hit his first home run of the season and was the only USF player with more than one hit. Four Stanford players -- Scott Dragicevich (2-3, HR, 2 RBI), Ryan Garko (2-4), Carlos Quentin (2-4, HR, RBI) and Jason VanMeetren (2-5, 2B) -- had two hits each.
USF.............. 121 010 000 - 5 6 1Stanford......... 010 200 010 - 4 11 3
Win-Seccombe(3-2) Loss-Hudgins(1-5) Save-Foppert(1) T-3:15 A-2249
BATTERIES: USF - Gossert, Seccombe (5), Thogersen (8), Rose (8), Foppert (9) and Booth. Stanford - Hudgins, McCally (2), Cunningham (3), Wodnicki (7), Willcox (9) and Garko, Tirpack (9). HRs: USF - Howard (5th, solo in 2nd), Gaerlan (1st, solo in 5th), Stanford - Quentin (6th, solo in 2nd), Dragicevich (4th, solo in 4th).
STANFORD-ARIZONA BASEBALL SERIES PREVIEW AND HISTORY
Stanford will open its 2002 Pac-10 season with a three-game series at Arizona this Friday-Sunday, April 5-7 (7 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, MT). Arizona (21-12) has struggled of late with eight losses in the last 12 games after a 17-4 start. The Wildcats have primarily relied on pitching with a 3.95 ERA, while hitting .285 and fielding at a .959 clip. Stanford won two-of-three games played between the teams last year, opening the three-game series with a 6-5 win (5/11) and closing the series with an 8-2 victory (5/13). The Wildcats picked up a 5-4 win in the middle game of the series (5/12). Stanford swept Arizona the last time the teams played in Tucson (3/26-3/28/99, 8-4, 12-4, 12-11) and have won five in a row between the clubs at Arizona with the last Wildcat victory coming 9-5 on April 17, 1998. Stanford leads the all-time series, 88-49.
A CLOSER LOOK AT LAST YEAR'S STANFORD-ARIZONA GAMES
at Stanford 8, Arizona 2 (May 13, 2001) - Stanford closed its 2001 regular season home schedule with an 8-2 victory over Arizona. Mike Gosling picked up his sixth consecutive Pac-10 victory and won his fifth straight conference start. Gosling allowed only two hits and two runs in 6.0 innings, while striking out six. Sam Fuld (4-5, SB) tied a career-high with four hits, while Ryan Garko (2-5, 2B, 2 RBI), Carlos Quentin (2-3, HR, 2 RBI) and Jonny Ash (2-4, 2B) had two hits each. Ernie Durazo (2-4) picked up both of Arizona's hits.
Arizona............. 000 000 200 - 2 2 1Stanford............ 421 000 01x - 8 13 0
Win-Gosling(6-0) Loss-Goodman(3-2) Save-None T-2:54 A-3763
BATTERIES: Arizona - Goodman, Little (1), Elias (7) and Riley, Casper (7). Stanford - Gosling, Wodnicki (7), McCally (9) and Garko. HRs: Stanford - Quentin (10th, 2-run in 1st).
Arizona 5, at Stanford 4 (May 12, 2001) - Stanford could not overcome the pitching of Sean Rierson, a three-run home run by Shelley Duncan and four double plays, all leading to a 5-4 Arizona victory. Rierson allowed two runs and scattered eight hits in 7.0 innings of work to pick up the win. Jeff Bruksch gave up all of his runs in a four-run fourth inning and took the loss. Ken Riley (3-4) had three hits for the Wildcats, while five other players had two hits each. Chris O'Riordan (4-5, 2 RBI) tied a career-high with four hits.
Arizona............. 000 400 001 - 5 13 2Stanford............ 000 002 002 - 4 10 1
Win-Rierson(6-4) Loss-Bruksch(8-3) Save-Anderson(2) T-3:00 A-2916
BATTERIES: Arizona - Rierson, DeSalvo (8), Anderson (8) and Riley. Stanford - Bruksch, Hudgins (7) and Garko. HRs: Arizona - Duncan (22nd, 3-run in 4th), Anderson (3rd, solo in 4th).
Arizona 5, at Stanford 4 (May 11 2001) - Stanford topped Arizona, 6-5, in front of a record crowd of 4,458. Jeremy Guthrie picked up his ninth win of the season and J.D. Willcox pitched the final two innings to record his fourth save of the year. Guthrie struck out eight and did not walk a batter in seven innings, while Willcox allowed just two hits and struck out three in his two innings of work. Jason Cooper hit a key three-run homer to highlight Stanford's four-run bottom of the seventh as the Cardinal rallied from a 5-2 deficit. Three Stanford players -- Scott Dragicevich (3-3, 2 RBI), Carlos Quentin (3-4, 2B, RBI) and Chris O'Riordan (3-4) -- had three hits each. Arizona's Erik Torres (3-5, 3 2B) led the Arizona offense.
Arizona............. 100 004 000 - 5 10 2Stanford............ 100 100 40x - 6 14 1
Win-Guthrie(9-4) Loss-Kaiser(7-6) Save-Willcox(4) T-3:05 A-4458
BATTERIES: Arizona - Kaiser, Sulser (7), Little (8), DeSalvo (8) and Riley. Stanford - Guthrie, Willcox (8) and Garko. HRs: Arizona - Anderson (1st, 2-run in 6th), Stanford - Cooper (8th, 3-run in 7th).
2002 STANFORD-TEXAS GAME SUMMARIES
at Stanford 7, Texas 2 (March 30, 2002) - John Hudgins tossed his first career complete game and the first of the season for Stanford to lead the Cardinal to a 7-2 victory over Texas in the rubber game of a three-game non-conference series. Hudgins improved to 5-0 and won his fourth consecutive start. The win extended Stanford's regular season series win streak to 10 in a row as the Cardinal also won for the sixth time in the last seven games overall. Sam Fuld (3-5, 2B, 2 RBI) led the Stanford offense, while Ryan Garko and Carlos Quentin had two RBI each. Jeff Ontiveros (2-4, HR, 2 RBI) hit his 43rd career homer, a solo shot in the seventh, to tie the all-time Texas record. The game was played in front of a season-high crowd of 3,280 at Sunken Diamond.
Texas............... 000 100 100 - 2 5 0Stanford............ 400 012 00x - 7 10 0
Win-Hudgins(5-0) Loss-Clark(3-3) Save-None T-2:30 A-3280
BATTERIES: Texas - Clark, Jordan (5), Espinelli (6), Merle (8) and Thigpen. Stanford - Hudgins and Garko. HRs: Texas - Ontiveros (8th, solo in 7th).
at Texas 2, Stanford 0 -- 10 inn. (March 29, 2002) - Justin Simmons recorded his second shutout of the season and third of his career in a career-best 10.0 innings as Texas scored twice in the top of the 10th inning for a 2-0 victory over Stanford. Ryan Hubele broke a scoreless tie with a one-out RBI double to score Omar Quintanilla, who had doubled with one out to start the rally. Hubele scored an insurance run when he came across the plate on an RBI single by Eric Sultemeier two batters later to chase Cardinal reliever and losing pitcher Drew Ehrlich (0-2). Simmons and Stanford's Tim Cunningham battled to a 0-0 tie through nine innings before Ehrlich relieved Cunningham to start the 10th inning. Simmons allowed only five hits and three walks with five strikeouts, while Cunningham struck out a season-high eight in a career-best 9.0 innings, scattering seven hits and three walks. Simmons extended his scoreless inning streak to 18.0 innings and the Longhorns recorded their fifth shutout in the last six games. Sultemeier (2-5, RBI) and Quintanilla (2-5, 2B) had two hits each for Texas, while Sam Fuld (2-3) was the only Cardinal with more than one hit.
Texas............... 000 000 000 2 - 2 10 1Stanford............ 000 000 000 1 - 0 5 0
Win-Simmons (8-0) Loss-Ehrlich (0-2) Save-None T-3:09 A-2828
BATTERIES: Texas - Simmons and Hubele. Stanford - Cunningham, Ehrlich (10), McCally (10) and Garko.
at Stanford 7, Texas 6 -- 10 inn. (March 28, 2002) - Chris O'Riordan hit a grandslam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and Jonny Ash singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the tenth to lead Stanford to a dramatic 7-6 victory over Texas. Stanford trailed 6-1 before scoring five times in the bottom of the ninth inning. Ash lined his game-winning 10th-inning single off the glove of a diving Texas first baseman Jeff Ontiveros and pinch-runner Brian Hall raced all the way around from second base to score the winning run when the ball squirted into shallow right field. Brandon Fahey (2-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) had two hits and his first career homer for the Longhorns. Fahey was the only player in the game with more than one hit.
Texas............... 010 011 030 0 - 6 8 2Stanford............ 000 010 005 1 - 7 9 4
Win-Naatjes (1-0) Loss-Bomar (3-2) Save-None T-3:10 A-2310
BATTERIES: Texas - Halsey, Bomer (9), Jordan (10) and Hubele. Stanford - Guthrie, Willcox (8), O'Hagan (8), Naatjes (10) and Garko. HRs: Texas - Fahey (1st, solo in 6th), Stanford - O'Riordan (3rd, grandslam in 9th).
STANFORD DROPS TO NO. 2 IN BASEBALL AMERICA POLL
Stanford has dropped to No. 2 in the latest poll released April 2 by Baseball America after seven consecutive weeks as the top team in the national poll. The Cardinal began the season as the nation's unanimous No. 1 team but is now No. 2 behind Clemson in the Baseball Weekly/ESPN, Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA polls. Stanford spent two weeks (4/9 - 4/16) last year as the nation's unanimous No. 1 team and six weeks as Baseball America's top team (3/12 - 4/16) before finishing the year at No. 2 in all four 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). Arizona State (No. 19 Baseball America, No. 14 Baseball Weekly/ESPN, No. 20 Collegiate Baseball, No. 16 NCBWA) is the only other Pac-10 team currently ranked.
JOHN HUDGINS TOSSES FIRST COMPLETE GAME OF CAREER
John Hudgins tossed the first complete game of his career and the first by a Cardinal pitcher this year in Stanford's 7-2 win over Texas (3/30) in his most recent start. Hudgins has solidified himself as Stanford's third starter with four consecutive impressive performances in victories versus Cal Poly (3/3 - 6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO), at California (3/10 - 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO), at USC (3/24 - 6.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO) and versus Texas (3/30 - 9.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO). Hudgins is 5-0 with a 3.63 ERA on the season, while going 4-0 with a 3.21 ERA in his four starts.
O'RIORDAN EXTENDS CURRENT HIT STREAK TO 10 GAMES
Chris O'Riordan has extended his current hit streak to 10 games (3/3 - 3/30), one shy of a pair of career-high 11-game hit streaks that he has put together (one last year, one earlier this year). O'Riordan is hitting .425 (17-40) during the streak with four doubles, two homers, 11 RBI , 17 hits and 12 runs scored.
JASON COOPER'S CAREER-HIGH HIT STREAK ENDS AT 15
Jason Cooper's career-high hit streak ended at 15 games when he went 0-for-4 versus Texas (3/29). Cooper went 27-for-57 (.474) with five doubles, five homers and 20 RBI during the stretch.
O'RIORDAN GRANDSLAM KEEPS GUTHRIE WIN STREAK ALIVE AT 11
Chris O'Riordan's grandslam homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth helped keep Jeremy Guthrie's 11-game win streak on the mound alive by taking Guthrie off the hook for the loss in a game the Cardinal eventually won, 7-6 in 10 innings. Guthrie has picked up six victories and two no decisions in his eight starts this year. Guthrie was 8-4 at one point last season before winning his final five decisions of 2001. Guthrie was last defeated at Sacramento State on May 2, 2001.
O'RIORDAN AND FULD IN TIGHT BATTLE ON CAREER BATTING AVERAGE LIST
Chris O'Riordan and Sam Fuld are currently engaged in a tight battle on the school's all-time career batting average list. O'Riordan (.3572, 209-585) leads Fuld (.3569, 121-339) by .0003 percentage points for fourth place. O'Riordan began the season tied for first on the list with a .362 career batting average but has dropped to fourth by going 34-for-102 (.333) in his first 25 games this season.
5-RUN NINTH VERSUS TEXAS ONLY THE LATEST BIG INNING
Stanford has shown the ability to put together big innings early this season. The Cardinal has already scored five or more runs in an inning 13 times in 2002, most recently with its five-run ninth inning in a 7-6, 10-inning win over Texas on March 28. Below is a list of other innings in which the Cardinal has scored five or more runs this season ...
* Cal State Fullerton (2/2, 17-1, 9 runs in 4th) * at Florida State (2/8, 9-3, 7 runs in 1st) * at Florida State (2/9, 15-11, 5 runs in 5th, 5 runs in 8th) * Brigham Young (2/12, 8-1, 5 runs in 5th) * at Santa Clara (2/23, 9-13, 6 runs in 1st) * Cal Poly (3/2, 18-5, 8 runs in 2nd, 6 runs in 6th) * Cal Poly (3/3, 7 runs in 2nd) * California (3/8, 15-4, 7 runs in 7th, 8 runs in 8th) * at USC (3/23 - Game 1, 9-6, 5 runs in 6th).
STANFORD EXTENDS REGULAR SEASON SERIES WIN STREAK TO 10
Stanford has extended its regular season series win streak to 10 after defeating Texas two-of-three games (3/28-3/30/02). The Cardinal began the streak last season with series victories over Arizona (5/11-5/13/01) and at Washington State (5/18-5/20/01). This year, the Cardinal has won its first eight regular season series versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1-2/3), at Florida State (2/8-2/10), at Fresno State (2/15-2/17), versus Santa Clara (2/22-2/24), versus Cal Poly (3/1-3/3), at California (3/8-3/10), at USC (3/23-3/24) and versus Texas (3/28-3/30). Stanford has three sweeps (Arizona, Cal Poly, USC) during the stretch and has won two-of-three games in the other seven series. Stanford had previously won 17 consecutive series before being defeated two-of-three in back-to-back series at USC (4/20-4/22/01) and California (4/27-4/29/01) last season.
CARDINAL IMPROVES TO 8-0 IN SERIES-OPENERS
Stanford is 8-0 in series-openers after coming back for a 7-6, 10-inning win over Texas (3/28). Stanford also has series-opening victories versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1, 7-4), at Florida State (2/8, 9-3), at Fresno State (2/15, 6-2), versus Santa Clara (2/22, 5-4), versus Cal Poly (3/1, 8-6) at California (3/8, 15-4) and at USC, 9-6 (3/23 - Game 1).
REGULAR STARTING PITCHING ROTATION IMPROVES TO 15-1
Stanford's regular starting pitching rotation of Jeremy Guthrie (6-0, 3.31), Tim Cunningham (4-1, 2.85) and John Hudgins (5-0, 3.63) has improved to 15-1 overall this season with a combined 2.84 ERA.
UP NEXT FOR THE CARDINAL
After opening its Pac-10 season at Arizona this Friday-Sunday, Stanford continues with another busy four-game schedule next week. The Cardinal will host San Jose State in a non-conference game on Tuesday, April 9 (6 pm, PT) before hosting USC for a three-game Pac-10 series Friday-Sunday (April 12-14, 6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT). FOX will televise the Cardinal-Trojan game on Saturday, April 13. Stanford swept San Jose State in a couple of close games last season, winning 5-3 in 10 innings at San Jose State (4/3) and 4-3 at Stanford (4/24). Stanford leads the all-time series, 71-29. Stanford swept USC in a three-game non-conference series in Los Angeles earlier this season (3/23, 9-6 and 12-10 in 10 inn., 3/24, 5-4). Last year, the Cardinal took four of six games over the Trojans, sweeping a three-game non-conference series at Sunken Diamond (3/9, 2-0, 3/10, 15-3, 3/11, 9-5 in 10 inn.) before USC won two-of-three conference games in Los Angeles (4/20, 2-1, 4/21, 7-0, 4/22, 9-5 Stanford).
STANFORD BASEBALL HISTORY
Stanford's storied baseball program has had many highlights as the program is in its 109th season with an all-time record of 2298-1454-32 (.612). 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.
Carlos Quentin became the first player in the history of NCAA Division I Baseball when he was hit by five pitches in a game at Florida State (2/9) ... The Cardinal is 10-2 at home and 9-4 on the road ... Stanford was picked first in the 2002 Preseason Pac-10 Coaches Poll.
Stanford's team batting average currently sits at .325 as the Cardinal has fallen .012 percentage points off the school record pace of .337 set in 1981. Stanford's average had climbed as high as .351 after collecting 17 hits in the first game of the California series (3/8) but has dropped .026 percentage points over the last eight games with a team batting average of .267 during that span. The Cardinal was also shutout by Texas (3/29, 2-0 in 10 inn.) after scoring at least one run in 46 consecutive games. Still, Stanford has posted double-digit hits in 18 of its first 25 games and is averaging 8.1 runs per game. The Cardinal scored a season-high 18 runs versus Cal Poly (3/2) and has reached double digits in runs six times. Jason Cooper continues to lead the team in batting average (.409), RBI (27), slugging percentage (.658) and on-base percentage (.459), while co-leading the team with 57 total bases. Ryan Garko has a team-high six homers with Cooper (5) and Carlos Quentin (4) close behind. Sam Fuld paces the team in hits (40) and doubles (11), while Chris O'Riordan leads the club with 31 runs scored and 15 bases on balls. Quentin has been hit by a team-high 11 pitches, while Arik VanZandt is the only Cardinal with two triples. VanZandt and Donny Lucy co-lead the club with six steals each. Fuld (.357), Garko (.340), O'Riordan (.333), Quentin (.333), VanZandt (.327) and Dragicevich (.319) are other regulars all hitting above .300.
Stanford's ERA currently sits at 3.80 through its first 25 games, its lowest mark since it was 3.43 following a victory over Santa Clara on March 22 and before the Cardinal surrendered 12 earned runs to the Broncos in a 13-9 loss on March 23. The 3.80 ERA is also only 0.30 higher than last year's final 3.50 mark. The current Cardinal starting rotation of Jeremy Guthrie (6-0, 3.31, 54.1 IP, 53 SO), Tim Cunningham (4-1, 2.85, 53.2 IP, 32 SO) and John Hudgins (5-0, 3.63, 39.2 IP, 31 SO) is a combined 15-1 with a 2.84 ERA. Guthrie leads the club in victories, innings pitched and strikeouts. Cunningham is second in innings pitched and strikeouts, while Hudgins is second in victories. Several pitchers have been effective out of the bullpen, including Jonny Dyer (1-0, 0.00, 2.2 IP, 4 SO), Dan Rich (0-0, 1.93, 1 SV, 9.1 IP, 12 SO), Darin Naatjes (1-0, 1.93, 1 SV, 4.2 IP, 7 SO) and Ryan McCally (1-0, 3.60, 3 SV, 15.0 IP, 15 SO). McCally has yet to allow a run in 13.2 innings of relief work this year.
Stanford is fielding at a .967 clip through the first 25 games of the 2002 season and has recorded five errorless efforts in its last seven outings. The Cardinal had made at least one error in 10 straight games before going errorless at California (3/10) and then was errorless in two-of-three games at USC (3/23 - 3/24) and again in two-of-three games versus Texas (3/28 - 3/30). Stanford has now been errorless a total of eight times this year. Ryan Garko leads the club with 166 putouts, while Chris O'Riordan has a team-high 80 assists. The Cardinal has turned 30 double plays, including a season-high four at Fresno State (2/18). Brian Hall (3/9, at California) and Arik VanZandt (3/29, vs. Texas) have both had 13 putouts in a game, while Andy Topham picked up a season-high seven assists versus Cal Poly (3/1). Last year, the Cardinal led the nation with a school record .977 fielding percentage.
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 1065-521-5 (.671), all at Stanford. Last year, he became the 23rd coach in the history of NCAA Division I baseball to reach the 1000-win mark with a 6-2 victory over Florida State in a game played on February 9, 2001. The 1969 Stanford graduate has led the Cardinal to two NCAA titles (1987, '88) and two other CWS title game appearances (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 upcoming Pac-10 season) 'I think it's very hard to predict what will happen in the Pac-10 play. I think there are a lot of teams that are capable of winning the league. I think it is as balanced and competitive as it's been from top to bottom. I don't necessarily think it is as strong as it has ever been, but the difference between the top and the bottom is not that much. I think there were a few deceptive things from the pre-season, especially that USC will be much stronger now that they are getting healthy.'
(on the importance of each Pac-10 series) 'When you only play 24 Pac-10 games every series is huge. If you have one or two bad weekends, you probably can't win the league. It may not be quite as much the case this year because nobody is that much stronger than anybody else and probably won't run away with the title.'
(on playing three of the first Pac-10 series on the road) 'You prefer not to do that, but that's the way the schedule broke for us. When you play nine of the first 12 games on the road, you have a chance to get down. The first 12 games will be tough for us with USC being our only home series in the group.'
(on the Texas series) 'Both pitching staffs dominated the series. I was pleased with our pitching, but neither team hit very well. It was very indicative of the first half of our season. We played well, but I don't think I've been able to say we've played great in all areas of the game in any series this season.'
(on the team's offensive struggles of late) 'The good thing is that we didn't hit very well (against Texas) and won two-of-three against a good team. The hitting can come and go. That's why your pitching and defense can stabilize you, and help you win some games, when you're not hitting that well. But, we need to swing the batter than we have been.'
(on recent pitching performances) 'John Hudgins has been phenomenal and as good as any of our pitchers in his last two or three outings. (Tim) Cunningham and (Jeremy) Guthrie have been pitching well also.'
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 size>
(For information prior to the 2002 season please refer to the 2002 Stanford Baseball Media Guide)
#11 - CHRIS CARTER (L/L, INF/OF, 6-0, 205, Fr.) -- .263, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. Texas: DNP, Last Series vs. Texas: 1-2 (.500), RBI, Current Hit Streak: 1 game (3/30) ... Had his first career homer and the second two-hit game of his career versus Cal Poly (3/2 - 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) ... Made his first collegiate start at Fresno State (2/15) and responded by going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.
#18 - JASON COOPER (L/R, DH/LF, 6-2, 210, Jr.) -- .409, 5 HR, 27 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. Texas: 0-4, Last Series vs. Texas: 1-10 (.100), Last Year vs. USF: 0-4 (.000), 2 RBI, Current Hit Streak: None ... Leads the club and ranks second in the Pac-10 in batting average (.409) ... Also leads the team in RBI (27), slugging percentage (.648) and on-base percentage (.459) ... Posted a torrid career-high 15-game hit streak (2/15 - 3/28), going 27-for-57 (.474) with five doubles, five homers and 20 RBI during the stretch ... Was 4-for-9 with a double and three RBI in a doubleheader at USC (3/23) before hitting a tape measure homer in his first at bat of the series finale versus the Trojans (3/24) ... Had a monster game in the opener of the Cal series (3/8), going 5-for-5 (career-high for hits) with the first two-homer game of his career and four RBI ... Added another homer in the series-finale (3/10) ... Led off the Cal Poly series by going 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI (3/1) before hitting his first homer of the year and collecting three RBI in the middle game (3/2) and went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the series finale (3/3) ... Had a three-hit game versus Santa Clara (2/24 - 3-4, 2B) ... Drove in the game-winning run with a ninth inning RBI-single versus Santa Clara (2/22) ... Was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI at Florida State (2/10) ... Had four hits (4-4, 4 RBI) in a 17-1 win over Cal State Fullerton (2/2) 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 official at bats, spanning the last at bat of Friday night's series-opener and the first at bat of Sunday's series finale versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1 - 2/3).
#8 - SCOTT DRAGICEVICH (R/R, SS, 6-3, 205, Sr.) -- .319, 0 HR, 11 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. Texas: 1-5, Last Series vs. Texas: 1-7 (.143), Last Year vs. USF: 4-7 (.571), HR, 2 RBI, SB, Current Hit Streak: 1 game (3/30) ... Second on the team with 10 doubles ... Drove in the game-winning run in a 12-10 Stanford win at USC (3/23 - Game 2) with an RBI single in the top of the 11th inning at USC ... Has made only four errors defensively at shortstop in 100 chances and 24 starts for a .960 fielding percentage ... Had started 91 consecutive games at shortstop before not starting versus Texas (3/29) ... Was 3-for-3 (2B, 3B) versus Brigham Young (2/12) ... Had five consecutive two-hit games (2/1 - 2/9) to open the season.
#5 - SAM FULD (L/L, CF, 5-10, 180, So.) -- .357, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. Texas: 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, Last Series vs. Texas: 6-12 (.500), 2 2B, 2 RBI, Last Year vs. USF (same as career stats): 3-8 (.375), 2B, RBI, Current Hit Streak: 7 games (3/10 - 3/30) ... One of the team's hottest hitters during his current seven-game hit streak, going 13-for-32 (.406) with five doubles and three RBI during the stretch ... Leads the team with 40 hits, 11 doubles, 112 at bats, while ranking second among regulars with a .357 batting average ... Tied a career-high with four hits (4-4, RBI) at Fresno State (2/16) ... Leads the team with 13 multiple-hit and five three-hit games, most recently versus Texas (3/30 - 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI) ... Also has three-hit game versus Cal Poly (3/1 - 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI) , twice at Florida State (2/9 - 3-6, 2/10 - 3-5, 2B) and versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1 - 3-4, 2 2B) ... Hit his first and only collegiate home run versus Brigham Young (2/12) ... Posted a torrid six-game hit streak (2/8 - 2/16), going 14-for-26 (.538) with two doubles, a homer and three RBI during the stretch ...
#12 - RYAN GARKO (R/R, C/DH, 6-3, 235, Jr.) -- .340, 6 HR, 25 RBI, 1 SB, Last Game vs. Texas: 1-3, 2 RBI, Last Series vs. Texas: 2-10 (.200), 2 RBI, Last Year vs. USF: 4-9 (.444), 3B, 2 RBI, Current Hit Streak: 1 game (3/30) ... Leads the club with six homers and 30 runs scored, while adding a .340 batting average and 25 RBI (tied for second on the team) ... Has hit safely in 20 of 25 games ... Leads the team with eight multiple-RBI games ... Was 3-for-4 with an RBI at USC (3/23 - Game 2) ... Posted a season-long 10-game hit streak (2/15 - 3/8) in which he was 15-for-42 (.357) with two doubles, three homers and 13 RBI before going 0-for-4 in each of the final two games of the Cal series (3/9 - 3/10) ... Hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning at Cal (3/8) to break up a shutout and start Stanford's 15-4 comeback win ... Hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Stanford to an 8-7 win over Santa Clara (2/24) ... Had three consecutive two-hit games versus Santa Clara (2/22 - 2-4, RBI, 2/23 - 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 2/24 - 2-4, HR, 3 RBI) ... Was 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI at Florida State (2/9) ... 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 HBP, 2 RBI) versus Cal State Fullerton (2/2) ... Leads the club with 166 putouts.
#3 - BRIAN HALL (R/R, OF, 6-0, 175, So.) -- .263, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 5 SB, Last Game vs. Texas: DNP, Last Series vs. Texas: 0-2, Last Year vs. Texas (same as career stats): 0-0 (.000), Current Hit Streak: None ... Scored the dramatic game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning versus Texas (3/28) in a 7-6 comeback victory ... Has contributed five stolen bases and 13 RBI ... Had a key two-RBI double in the sixth inning of a 9-6 win at USC (3/23 - Game 1) ... Picked up a pair of hits in the final game of the series versus Santa Clara (2/24 - 2-3) and two RBI the previous game versus Santa Clara (2/23) ... Had a huge game against Cal State Fullerton (2/2), going 3-for-5 with a double, homer and a career-high six RBI (the most by a Stanford player in a game this season).
#15 - DONNY LUCY (R/R, 1B/C, 6-3, 205, Fr.) -- .277, 3 HR, 25 RBI, 6 SB, Last Game vs. Texas: DNP, Last Series vs. Texas: 1-9 (.111), RBI, Current Hit Streak: None ... Ranks tied for second on the club with 25 RBI, while co-leading the team with six stolen bases and adding three homers ... Had his first triple of the season versus Cal Poly (3/2) ... Posted a career-high seven-game hit streak (2/18 - 3/3) in which he was 10-for-29 (.345) with a triple, two homers, 10 RBI and three stolen bases ... Had at least one RBI in his first 12 collegiate starts (2/8 - 3/2), picking up three RBI in four of the contests and totaling 22 during the stretch ... Hit his most recent homer versus Santa Clara (2/24) after his first two collegiate homers the previous week versus Brigham Young (2/12) and Fresno State (2/18), picking up three RBI in both games ... Had two huge games to begin the Florida State series, going 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a stolen base in the series-opener (2/8) and then 3-for-6 with a double, stolen base and three RBI in the middle game of the series (2/9).
#1 - CHRIS O'RIORDAN (R/R, 2B, 5-9, 180, Sr.) -- .333, 3 HR, 21 RBI, 1 SB, Last Game vs. Texas: 1-2, 2B, Last Series vs. Texas: 3-11 (.273), 2B, HR, 5 RBI, Last Year vs. USF: 2-10 (.200), 2B, Current Hit Streak: 10 games (3/3 - 3/30) ... Currently in his hottest stretch of the year with a 10-game hit streak (3/3 - 3/30), going 17-for-40 (.425) with four doubles, two homers and 11 RBI during the stretch ... Hit a dramatic game-tying home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth versus Texas (3/28) to send the game into extra innings in an eventual 7-6 Cardinal victory, finishing the game with a career-high five RBI ... Ranks fourth on Stanford's all-time batting average list (.357, 209-585) ... Picked up his 200th hit in the series-opener at USC (3/23 - Game 1) ... Posted back-to-back three-hit games versus USC, going 3-for-4 with a double, homer and RBI in the series finale (3/24) and 3-5 with a double and two RBI in the nightcap of a doubleheader (3/23) ... Picked up a three-hit game versus Cal Poly (3/3 - 3-4, 2B, RBI) after hitting three sacrifice flies for his first three-RBI game of the year the previous day (3/2) ... Tied an individual career-high and team season-high by scoring four runs in the series-opener versus Cal Poly (3/1) ... Posted a career-high-tying 11-game hit streak (2/8 - 3/1), but hit only a moderate .312 (15-48) with five doubles, a triple, homer and five RBI during the streak that included eight one hit games ... Had a key two-run homer to nearly help the Cardinal pull out a comeback in a 7-6 loss at Florida State (2/10) ... Was 3-for-6 with two doubles and three RBI at Florida State (2/9) ... Has started 136 straight games at second base.
#24 - CARLOS QUENTIN (R/R, OF, 6-2, 215, So.) -- .333, 4 HR, 21 RBI, 4 SB, Last Game vs. Texas: 1-5, 2B, 2 RBI, Last Series vs. Texas: 3-13 (.231), 2B, 2 RBI, SB, Last Year vs. USF (same as career stats): 4-8 (.500), HR, RBI, Current Hit Streak: 3 games (3/28-3/30) ... Has contributed a .333 batting average, four homers, 21 RBI and four stolen bases ... Hit a key two-run homer in the seventh inning at Cal (3/8) that gave Stanford its first lead (6-4) in a 15-4 comeback victory ... Posted a torrid six-game hit streak (2/9 - 2/22), going 13-for-23 (.565) with three doubles, a homer, five RBI and two stolen bases during the stretch ... Scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth of a 5-4 win over Santa Clara (2/22) ... Tied a career-best with four hits (4-4, 2B) in the first game of a series at Fresno State (2/15) and had three hits (3-5, HR, 2 RBI) in the series finale at Fresno State (2/18) ... Set an NCAA Division I single-game record when he was hit by five pitches at Florida State (2/9) ... Had a pair of homers and five RBI in the season-opening Cal State Fullerton series (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.
#21 - ANDY TOPHAM (R/R, 3B, 6-2, 200, Sr.) -- .270, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 3 SB, Last Game vs. Texas: 1-4, Last Series vs. Texas: 2-11 (.182), Last Year vs. USF: 2-7 (.286), 2B, 2 RBI, Current Hitting Streak: 1 game (3/30) ... Returned versus USC (3/24) after missing six games due to a hamstring injury and was back in the starting lineup for all three games of the Texas series (3/28 - 3/30) ... Had a six-game hit streak (2/2 - 2/12), going 9-for-24 (.375) with two doubles, seven RBI and two stolen bases during the stretch ... Picked up his first three-hit game of the season at Santa Clara (2/23 - 3-3) ... Hit his first home run of the season at Fresno State (2/18) and added another versus Cal Poly (3/2) ... Was 2-for-4 with a double, stolen base and three RBI at Florida State (2/8) ... 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).
#2 - ARIK VANZANDT (R/R, 1B/3B, 6-1, 200, Sr.) -- .327, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 6 SB, Last Game vs. Texas: 0-3, Last Series vs. Texas: 0-8, Last Year vs. USF: 1-7 (.143), RBI, Current Hitting Streak: None ... Has struggled without a hit in his last 11 at bats ... Replaced Andy Topham at third base in the second game of the Cal Poly series after Topham was injured following his first at bat and immediately went on a seven-game hit streak (3/2 - 3/23), going 13-for-25 (.520) with two triples, a homer, seven RBI and five stolen bases ... Leads the team with two triples and co-leads the club with six stolen bases ... Had a pair of stolen bases at Cal (3/10) ... Picked up his second three-hit game of the season versus Cal Poly (3/3 - 3-4, RBI, SB) ... Posted a 3-for-4 game with two doubles versus Cal State Fullerton (2/2).
#28 - JEREMY GUTHRIE (R/R, 6-1, 200, Jr.) -- 6-0, 3.31, 54.1 IP, 53 SO
Notes: Has a 6-0 record with a 3.31 ERA through his first eight starts and has won 11 consecutive decisions dating back to last season with his last loss at Sacramento State (5/2/01) ... Leads the team in both strikeouts (53) and innings pitched (54.1) ... Was in danger of having his win streak snapped before Chris O'Riordan took him off the hook with his grandslam homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth versus Texas (3/28) in an eventual 7-6 Stanford win in 10 innings ... Scattered eight hits and six runs (three earned) in 6.0 innings at USC (3/23 - Game 1) in his most recent victory ... Needed a Stanford comeback to win at Cal (3/8) as the Cardinal scored 15 runs in the seventh and eighth innings for a 15-4 win in a game Cal led 4-0 after six innings ... Had his longest and best outing versus Cal Poly (3/1), allowing just five hits and two runs (one earned) with eight strikeouts in 8.0 innings ... Also has victories over Fresno State (2/15), Florida State (2/8) and Cal State Fullerton (2/1) ... Scattered nine hits and two runs at Fresno State ... Scattered seven hits and three runs (two earned) while striking out eight at Florida State ... Impressive performance against Cal State Fullerton (2/1) in the season-opener, striking out a season-high nine with no walks, while scattering nine hits and four runs (two earned) ... Has tossed at least 6.0 innings in each of his eight starts.
#27 - TIM CUNNINGHAM (L/L, 6-3, 190, Jr.) -- 4-1, 2.85, 53.2 IP, 32 SO
Last Year vs. USF
3.00 ERA, 1-0, 2 G, 1 GS, 9.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 8 SO
Notes: Had his most impressive performance of year and the longest outing of his career in his most recent start versus Texas (3/28), shutting out the Longhorns for 9.0 innings but picking up a no-decision in a 2-0 Cardinal loss ... Had won 10 straight games before taking the loss in a 2-1 defeat at Cal (3/9) despite allowing just four hits and two runs (one earned) in 7.0 innings ... Picked up a no-decision in his most recent outing at USC (3/23) in a game that Stanford eventually won 12-10 in 11 innings ... Scattered 10 hits and four runs over 6.0 innings in his most recent victory, an 18-5 win over Cal Poly (3/2) ... Pitched wonderfully in back-to-back starts versus Brigham Young (2/12) and Fresno State (2/18), allowing no earned runs in 11.2 innings to pick up a pair of victories ... Held Fresno State without an earned run in 7.2 innings, scattering three hits and taking a shutout into the eighth inning ... Tossed 4.0 scoreless innings as a starter versus Brigham Young (2/12), allowing only one hit ... 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 ... Leads the team with nine starts, while ranking second on the club in innings pitched (53.2) and strikeouts (32).
#17 - JOHN HUDGINS (R/R, 6-2, 195, So.) -- 5-0, 3.63, 39.2 IP, 31 SO
Last Year vs. USF (same as career stats)
4.15 ERA, 0-1, 2 G, 1 GS, 4.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
Notes: Tossed his first career complete game (9.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO) and the first by a Stanford pitcher this season in his most recent outing, a 7-2 win over Texas (3/30) ... Has established himself as the club's third starter after four straight impressive performances versus Cal Poly (3/3), at Cal (3/10), at USC (3/24) and versus Texas (3/30) ... Ranks third on the club in strikeouts (31) and innings pitched (39.2) ... Tossed 6.2 innings, giving up just five hits and four runs at USC (3/24) ... Scattered six hits and one run over 6.0 innings in a 4-2 win at Cal (3/10) ... Made his first start of the season versus Cal Poly (3/3) and held the Mustangs scoreless over the first 6.0 innings, facing only one batter over the minimum before allowing three runs in the seventh ... Has also made five relief appearances and is tied for the team lead with nine appearances ... Picked up a win out of the bullpen in a wild 15-11 Stanford victory at Florida State (2/9) ... 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.
#33 - JONNY DYER (R/R, 6-1, 180, Fr.) -- 1-0, 0.00, 2.2 IP, 4 SO
Notes: Picked up his first collegiate victory versus Santa Clara (2/24) after entering the game in the top of the ninth and forcing the only batter he faced into an inning-ending double play ... Has not allowed a run or a hit in three appearances, most recently with a perfect inning against Cal Poly (3/2) ... Struck out the side in 1.0 inning in his collegiate pitching debut versus BYU (2/12).
#38 - DREW EHRLICH (L/R, 6-5, 230, So.) -- 0-2, 5.31, 2 SV, 20.1 IP, 23 SO
Notes: Took the loss in his most recent relief outing versus Texas (3/29), giving up a pair of 10th inning runs in Stanford's 2-0 loss ... Picked up his second save at USC (3/24), tossing 2.1 innings of scoreless one-hit relief with three strikeouts ... Tossed a scoreless inning at Cal (3/9) ... Pitched 2.0 perfect innings, recording six outs (includes double play) while facing only five batters to close out 11-3 win over Cal Poly (3/3) ... Charged with a loss at Santa Clara (2/23), giving up two runs, three hits and two walks in 0.2 innings of relief ... Had excellent relief performances in his first three outings, including the longest stint of any reliever this year with 6.0 innings of work at Fresno State (2/16 - 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO) ... Picked up his first save against Cal State Fullerton (2/2), tossing the final 3.0 scoreless innings and striking out five in 17-1 win.
#30 - MARK JECMEN (R/R, 6-9, 230, Fr.) -- 0-3, 13.00, 9.0 IP, 7 SO
Notes: Has struggled early in his collegiate career, suffering the team's first three losses ... Has pitched out of the bullpen in his last two appearances at Santa Clara (2/23) and versus Cal Poly (3/2) ... His best performance came in his second start at Florida State (2/10) with four strikeouts in 4.1 innings.
#20 - RYAN MCCALLY (R/R, 6-1, 190, Jr.) -- 1-0, 3.60, 3 SV, 15.0 IP, 15 SO
Last Year vs. USF
5.40 ERA, 0-0, 1 SV, 2 G, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO
Notes: Has not given up a run in seven relief appearances and 13.2 innings of relief work with three saves and a victory, giving up only 10 hits, three walks and striking out 15 ... Picked his first win of the season at USC (3/23 - Game 2), shutting out the Trojans over the final 3.1 innings in a wild 11-inning 12-10 Stanford win ... Made his first career start after 47 straight relief appearances at Santa Clara (2/23) but allowed six runs, four hits and two walks in 1.1 innings ... Closed out victories for Jeremy Guthrie in each of his first four relief outings and pitched a scoreless eighth inning in Guthrie's fifth win at Cal (3/8) ... Put out the fire versus Cal Poly (3/1) by getting the final two outs in an 8-6 Stanford win in which the Mustangs scored four times in the top of the ninth ... Pitched 2.0 innings of scoreless one-hit work at Fresno State (2/15) ... Also tossed 3.0 innings of scoreless two-hit relief work at Florida State (2/8) ... Pitched 3.0 scoreless innings with five strikeouts and only one hit allowed versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1) on opening night.
#26 - DARIN NAATJES (R/R, 6-7, 240, Jr.) -- 1-0, 1.93, 4.2 IP, 7 SO
Notes: Recorded the first victory of his career versus Texas (3/28) by retiring the final batter in the top of the 10th inning before Stanford scored in the bottom of the frame for a 7-6 victory ... Closed out both Stanford wins at Cal, including his first collegiate save in the series finale (3/10) by retiring the potential game-winning run with two runners on and the Cardinal holding a 4-2 lead ... Pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts in the series opener at Cal (3/8) ... Allowed only one hit and one walk in 0.2 innings versus Cal Poly (3/3) ... Pitched 2.0 hitless innings with four strikeouts in his pitching debut versus BYU (2/12).
#19 - DAVID O'HAGAN (R/R, 6-0, 185, So.) -- 0-0, 3.52, 7.2 IP, 7 SO
Notes: Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out two versus Texas (3/28) ... Pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout versus Cal Poly (3/2) ... Allowed two runs and four hits with two strikeouts in 2.2 innings at Santa Clara (2/23) ... Allowed one run and two hits in his pitching debut versus BYU (2/12).
#25 - DAN RICH (R/L, 6-2, 235, Sr.) -- 0-0, 1.93, 9.1 IP, 12 SO
Notes: Has emerged as one of Stanford's top relievers, most recently with 3.0 scoreless two-hit innings for his first save at USC (3/24) ... Struck out a career-high five in 2.2 innings and limiting Cal (3/10) to two hits and one run ... Tossed a career-high 3.1 innings and struck out four at Santa Clara (2/23) ... Ranks second on Stanford's all-time strikeouts per nine innings list (10.46).
#29 - J.D. WILLCOX (R/R, 6-2, 190, Sr.) -- 1-0, 5.19, 8.2 IP, 2 SO
Last Year vs. USF
0.00 ERA, 0-0, 1 G, 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
Notes: Has retired the only batter he has faced in each of his last two relief appearances versus Texas (3/28) and at USC (3/23 - Game 1) ... Appeared twice versus Santa Clara (2/22, 2/24), picking up a victory in his first outing and tossing a total of 1.1 scoreless innings... Tossed 3.1 innings at Florida State (2/10), allowing two runs (one earned) and four hits ... Pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless, two-hit relief versus Cal State Fullerton (2/3).
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