No. 2 Baseball Hosts First-Place USC Friday-Sunday

April 11, 2002

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Friday, April 12, 6 pm, PT - RHP Anthony Reyes (1-0, 1.38) vs. RHP Jeremy Guthrie (6-0, 3.08)
*Saturday, April 13, 1 pm, PT - LHP Matt Chico (4-3, 5.24) vs. LHP Tim Cunningham (5-1, 2.67)
Sunday, April 14, 1 pm, PT - TBA vs. RHP John Hudgins (5-0, 4.70)
*Saturday's Stanford-USC game will be televised by FOX Sports Net (check your local listings for time of broadcast) ... 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 (play-by-play) and Nick Kapur (color analysis) will call all the action ... Live stats will also be available for all four games at gostanford.com.

STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford heads into its upcoming series versus USC with 15 wins in its last 18 games ... Stanford has also won 11 consecutive regular season series and 28 of its last 30 ... The Cardinal is 9-0 in series-openers and won two-of-three games in its most recent series at Arizona last Friday-Sunday (5-4, 18 inn., 19-1, 15-13 Arizona, 8 inn.) ... Stanford's 19 runs and 26 hits versus Arizona last Saturday (4/6) were both season-highs ... Stanford's team batting average jumped .013 points to .328 after collecting 43 hits in the final two games of the Arizona series before dropping back to .324 with just six hits in a 5-4 win over San Jose State (4/9) ... The offensive explosion in the final two games of the Arizona series snapped a 10-game stretch in which the Cardinal hit just .255 and saw its team batting average fall .036 points from .351 to .315 ... Stanford continued its big inning threat this season versus Arizona when the club posted a pair of seven-run innings in the series, giving the Cardinal 15 innings in which it has scored five or more runs ... Stanford is averaging 8.3 runs per game and has reached double figure hits in 21 of its first 30 games ... Stanford's ERA currently sits at 3.82 (0.32 percentage points higher than last year's final 3.50) ... The Cardinal has raised its fielding percentage to .970 (.007 behind last year's school record and nation-leading .977) after going errorless in six of the last 12 games ... Stanford has hit 12 triples and had held its opponents without a triple until Arizona's Chris Cunningham recorded one in the final game of the series (4/7) ... Stanford's 22-7 record this season is two games behind the team's 24-5 mark through 29 games a year ago ... Stanford has yet to lose two games in a row this season and has put together a pair of five-game win streaks (2/24 - 3/8, 3/10 - 3/28) ... Stanford has 'won every inning' this year, outscoring its opponents in every frame of action ... 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 ... 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 173-55 (.759) since 1999.

STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Jason Cooper continues to lead the team with a .394 batting average, seven homers and 32 RBI ... Sam Fuld leads the team in hits (44) and doubles (12), while Brian Hall paces the club with seven stolen bases and Carlos Quentin has a team-high three triples ... Stanford's regular starting rotation of Jeremy Guthrie, Tim Cunningham and John Hudgins is a combined 16-1 with a 3.36 ERA ... Guthrie has won 11 consecutive decisions, while leading the team in strikeouts (58) and innings pitched (64.1) ... Chris O'Riordan (.358) currently ranks third on Stanford's career batting average list, while Carlos Quentin (.349) is tied for ninth ... Fuld (6 RBI), O'Riordan (2 HR) and Tobin Swope (5 hits) all set new career-bests in a 19-1 win at Arizona (4/6), while Quentin tied a career-high four hits ... Quentin has the team's longest current hit streak at eight games (3/28 - 4/9).

STANFORD-USC BASEBALL SERIES PREVIEW AND HISTORY
Stanford will host USC in a key Pac-10 series this Friday-Sunday, April 12-14 (6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT) with Saturday's game scheduled to be televised by FOX Sports. Stanford (23-7, 2-1 Pac-10) currently sits 1.5 games behind the first-place Trojans (19-14, 5-1 Pac-10) but is equal in the loss column with one less conference series played. USC has rebounded from a difficult preseason to win five of its first six league games and seven of its last eight overall. Stanford swept USC in a non-conference series between the clubs last month in Los Angeles. The Cardinal swept a rare doubleheader (3/23, 9-6 and 12-10 in 11 inn.) on the first day of the series before picking up a 5-4 victory (3/24) to close out the sweep. Last year, Stanford won four of the six games played between the teams. The Cardinal swept a non-conference series at Sunken Diamond (3/9, 2-0, 3/10, 15-3, 3/11, 9-5 in 10 innings) that included Andy Topham's memorable walk-off grandslam homer in the bottom of the 10th inning of the final game and Jeremy Guthrie's complete game victory over Mark Prior in the opener to give Prior his only loss of the season. USC won two-of-three conference games in Los Angeles last year (4/20, 2-1, 4/21, 7-0, 9-5 Stanford, 4/22). USC leads Stanford in the all-time series, 196-141-3.

A CLOSER LOOK AT 2002 STANFORD-USC GAMES
Stanford 5, at USC 4 (March 24, 2002) - Stanford completed its first three-game sweep at USC since 1997 with a 5-3 victory. Jason Cooper, Chris O'Riordan and Ryan Garko hit solo homers, while John Hudgins (4-0) picked up his third victory in as many starts. Chris O'Riordan led the Cardinal, going 3-for-4 with a double, homer and RBI, while Sam Fuld was 2-for-5 with a double. USC had two hits from Alberto Concepcion (2-3, 2B, RBI) and Bill Peavey (2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI).

Stanford............. 021 100 100  -  5  9  0USC.................. 100 200 100  -  4  6  2

Win-Hudgins(4-0) Loss-Bt. Bannister(1-2) Save-Ehrlich(2) T-2:41 A-867
BATTERIES: Stanford - Hudgins, Ehrlich (7) and Garko. USC - Bt. Bannister, Howell (5) and Concepcion. HRs: Stanford - Cooper (5th, solo in 2nd), O'Riordan (2nd, solo in 3rd), Garko (6th, solo in 7th), USC - Peavey (4th, solo in 4th).

Stanford 9, at USC 6 (Game 1), Stanford 12, at USC 10 -- 11 inn. (Game 2) (March 23, 2002) - Scott Dragicevich singled home Carlos Quentin in the top of the 11th inning of the second game with the eventual game-winning run to cap a doubleheader sweep for Stanford with a 12-10 victory over USC. The Cardinal won the opener, 9-6, after coming back from a 5-0 deficit after the first two innings. Jeremy Guthrie picked up the victory, scattering eight hits and six runs (three earned) with six strikeouts over the first 6.0 innings. Jason Cooper was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in the first game, before going 2-for-4 with two RBI in the second game to extend his career-high hit streak to 13 games. VanZandt had the only home run of the day for either team, his first of the season and a two-run shot to key a five-run Cardinal rally in the sixth inning of the first game.

Game 1Stanford............. 220 321 000 02  - 12 19  2USC.................. 000 331 030 00  - 10 12  4

Win-McCally(1-0) Loss-Campos(0-1) Save-None T-4:25 A-1154
BATTERIES: Stanford - Cunningham, Ehrlich (7), Naatjes (8), Willcox (8), McCally (8) and Lucy. USC - Reyes, Olson (4), Campos (7) and Concepcion. HRs: None.

Game 2Stanford............. 003 005 100  -  9  11  0USC.................. 410 000 100  -  6  10  1

Win-Guthrie(6-0) Loss-Chico(3-2) Save-Rich(1) T-303 A-1154
BATTERIES: Stanford - Guthrie, Rich (7) and Garko. USC - Chico, Butler (6), Howell (6), Rummonds (8) and Concepcion. HRs: Stanford - VanZandt (1st, 2-run in 6th).

TUESDAY'S STANFORD-SAN JOSE STATE GAME REVIEW
at Stanford 5, San Jose State 4 (April 9, 2002) - Stanford scored four times in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 5-4 comeback win over San Jose State. Jason Cooper hit a three-run homer to right field with two outs and Danny Putnam followed two batters later with a pinch-hit RBI double to score Carlos Quentin with the eventual game-winning run. Jonny Dyer (2-0) picked up the victory and Darin Naatjes pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his second save of the season. The Cardinal extended its winning streak over the Spartans to four in a row. Three Stanford relievers - Mark Jecmen (4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO), Dyer (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SB) and Naatjes (1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO) - combined to hold the Spartans to one run and three hits over the final six innings. Travis Becktel (3-5, RBI) led the San Jose State offense and was the only player in the game with three or more hits. Hector Zamora (2-3, 2 2B), Adam Shorsher (2-4, RBI) and Kevin Frandsen (2-4) had two hits each for the Spartans. Quentin (2-4, HR, RBI) was the only Cardinal player with a multiple-hit game.

San Jose State........... 012 100 000  -  4  11  0Stanford................. 010 000 04x  -  5   6  1

Win-Dyer(2-0) Loss-Cook(1-2) Save-Naatjes(2) T-2:55 A-2220
BATTERIES: San Jose State - Malott, Esposito (3), Dorsa (4), Cook (6), Gemmell (8) and Shorsher. Stanford - Ehrlich, Jecmen (4), Dyer (8) and Garko. HRs: Stanford - Quentin (5th, solo in 2nd), Cooper (7th, 3-run in 8th).

2002 STANFORD-ARIZONA GAME REVIEWS
at Arizona 15, Stanford 13 -- 8 inn. (April 7, 2002) - Administrators from Arizona and Stanford consulted with Pac-10 officials and declared a 15-13 victory in favor of the Wildcats. The contest was suspended after eight innings on Sunday in order to accommodate Stanford's travel plans. Stanford led the contest 10-1 after two and a half innings before Arizona rallied to score 14 of the next 15 runs in the game. Chris Goodman (2-2) picked up the victory with 4.2 innings of relief, holding the Cardinal to one run and four hits with three strikeouts. Wes Zlotoff was credited with his first save of the season by pitching a scoreless eighth inning. J.D. Willcox (1-1) suffered the loss for the Cardinal. Chris O'Riordan (4-5, RBI, SB) tied a career-high four hits in the contest, while Jason Cooper (3-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) and Carlos Quentin (3-4, 2B, 3 RBI, SB) had three hits for the Cardinal. Andy Topham (2-4, HR, 2 RBI, SB) and Tobin Swope (2-4, 2B, RBI, SB) collected two hits each. Pat Reilly (3-6, 2B, 2 RBI) led the Arizona attack with three hits. Seven other Wildcats had two hits each - John Hardy (2-3, 3 RBI), Marc Kaiser (2-4, 2B), Ken Riley (2-4, RBI), Brad Hassey (2-5, 2 RBI), Brian Anderson (2-5, HR, RBI), Chris Cunningham (2-5, 3B), Justyn St. Clair (2-6, HR, 2 RBI).

Stanford............ 172 001 02 - 13 17  1Arizona............. 011 063 40 - 15 18  2

Win-Goodman(2-2) Loss-Willcox(1-1) Save-Zlotoff(1) T-3:23 A-1098
Stanford - Hudgins, Ehrlich (5), Naatjes (5), Willcox (6), O'Hagan (7) and Garko. Arizona - Kaiser, Goodman (3), Sulser (8), Zlotoff (8) and Riley. HRs: Stanford - Topham (4th), Cooper (6th), Arizona - B. Anderson (3rd), St. Clair (1st).

Stanford 19, at Arizona 1 (April 6, 2002) - Stanford exploded for a 19-1 victory over Arizona by producing season-highs in both runs and hits (26). Sam Fuld (3-5, 2B, 3B, HR, 6 RBI) drove in a career-best six runs, while Chris O'Riordan (3-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI) had the first two-homer game of his career and Tobin Swope (5-5, 2B, 3 RBI) picked up a career-high five hits. Carlos Quentin (4-6, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI) also tied a career-best with four hits. Tim Cunningham (5-1) earned the victory by limiting the Wildcats to five hits and one run over the first 7.0 innings.

Stanford............ 042 300 721 -  19  26  1Arizona............. 000 001 000 -   1   6  2

Win-Cunningham(5-1) Loss-Little(5-3) Save-None T-2:44 A-980
BATTERIES: Stanford - Cunningham, Dyer (8) and Garko. Arizona - Little, Miller (4), Wersel (7), Sears (9) and Riley. HRs: Stanford - Fuld (2nd, 3-run in 2nd), O'Riordan 2 (4th, solo in 2nd, 5th, solo in 4th).

Stanford 5, at Arizona 4 -- 18 inn. (April 5, 2002) - Chris Carter raced home from third base on a passed ball with two outs in the top of the 18th inning as Stanford outlasted Arizona by a final score of 5-4 in an 18-inning marathon that lasted 5:19. Carter doubled to lead off the top of the 18th inning, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on the passed ball by Wildcat catcher Chris Cunningham. Andy Topham (5-8, HR, RBI) led Stanford's offensive attack with a career-high five hits. Ryan McCally (2-0) picked up the victory. Moises Duran (3-5, HR, RBI) and Brad Hassey (3-7) had three hits each for the Wildcats. Arizona's Pat Reilly set a new NCAA Division I single-game record with 29 putouts.

Stanford............ 010 001 000 001 001 001 - 5  15  1Arizona............. 101 000 000 001 001 000 - 4  16  7

Win-McCally(2-0) Loss-Snyder(1-1) Save-None T-5:19 A-1243
BATTERIES: Stanford - Guthrie, McCally (11) and Garko, Lucy (8). Arizona - Rierson, Zlotoff (9), Sulser (12), Snyder (15) and Cunningham. HRs: Arizona - Duran (6th, solo in 3rd), Stanford - Topham (3rd, solo in 12th).

STANFORD REMAINS AT NO. 2 IN ALL FOUR MAJOR POLLS
Stanford remains at No. 2 for the second consecutive week in the latest national polls released April 8 by Baseball America, Baseball Weekly/ESPN, Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA. Stanford began the season as the nation's unanimous No. 1 team and stayed on top of the Baseball America poll for the first seven weeks of the season. 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. 23 Baseball America, No. 16 Baseball Weekly/ESPN, No. 20 Collegiate Baseball, No. 25 NCBWA) is the only other Pac-10 team currently ranked.

STANFORD EXTENDS REGULAR SEASON SERIES WIN STREAK TO 11
Stanford has extended its regular season series win streak to 11 after defeating Arizona (4/5 - 4/7) two-of-three games to begin its Pac-10 season in its most recent three-game series. 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 nine regular season series versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1 - 2/3), at Florida State (2/8 - 2/10), at Fresno State (2/15 - 2/18), 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), versus Texas (3/28 - 3/30) and at Arizona (4/5 - 4/7). Stanford has three sweeps (first Arizona series, Cal Poly, USC) during the stretch and has won two-of-three games in the other eight series. Stanford had previously won 17 consecutive series before being defeated two-of-three games in back-to-back series at USC (4/20 - 4/22/01) and at California (4/27 - 4/29/01) last season and has now 28 of its last 30 overall.

STANFORD WINNERS 14 TIMES IN LAST 17 GAMES
Stanford has won 14 of its last 17 games after starting this season with a moderate 8-4 record. The Cardinal began a five-game win streak with a win over Santa Clara (2/24) before sweeping Cal Poly (3/1 - 3/3) and taking the first game in a series at California (3/8). After dropping the middle game of the series at California (3/9), Stanford won another five straight games with a victory at California (3/10), a three-game sweep at USC (3/23 - 3/24) and a win in the series-opener versus Texas. The Cardinal then dropped the middle game of the series versus Texas (3/29) before four straight wins over Texas (3/30), USF (4/2) and the first two games of a series at Arizona (4/5 - 4/6). Stanford then dropped a game at Arizona (4/7) before defeating San Jose State (4/9).

CARLOS QUENTIN BOASTS LONGEST CURRENT HIT STREAK
Carlos Quentin has the team's longest current hit streak. He has hit safely in eight straight games (3/28 - 4/9) and is three shy of his career-record of 11.

CARDINAL 9-0 IN SERIES-OPENERS
Stanford improved to 9-0 in series-openers after outlasting Arizona for a 5-4 victory in 18 innings (4/5). Stanford also has series-opening victories this season 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), at USC, 9-6 (3/23 - Game 1) and versus Texas (3/28, 7-6 in 10 innings).

JEREMY GUTHRIE KEEPS WIN STREAK ALIVE AT 11
Jeremy Guthrie has picked up no decisions in each of his last two starts at Arizona (4/5) and versus Texas (3/28) to keep his 11-game win streak on the mound alive. Guthrie was taken off the hook for the loss versus Texas when Chris O'Riordan hit a grandslam with a two outs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game before the Cardinal eventually won 7-6 in 10 innings. Guthrie pitched a career-high 10.0 innings at Arizona, holding the Wildcats to two runs and nine hits, but received no decision as the Cardinal eventually won 5-4 in 18 innings. Guthrie has picked up six victories and three no decisions in his nine 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.

REGULAR STARTING PITCHING ROTATION NOW 16-1 WITH 3.36 ERA
Stanford's regular starting pitching rotation of Jeremy Guthrie (6-0, 3.08, 64.1 IP, 58 SO), Tim Cunningham (5-1, 2.67, 60.2 IP, 33 SO) and John Hudgins (5-0, 4.70, 44.0 IP, 33 SO) has improved to a combined 16-1 with a 3.36 ERA.

CHRIS O'RIORDAN AND CARLOS QUENTIN ON CAREER BATTING AVERAGE LIST
Chris O'Riordan currently sits in third place on Stanford's career batting average list (.358, 218-609), while Carlos Quentin ranks tied for ninth (.349, 127-364).

BIG INNING BONANZA
Stanford continued to show its proficiency for big innings this season by posting a pair of seven-run scoring outbursts during the Arizona series (4/6, 4/7). The Cardinal has already scored five or more runs in an inning 15 times in 2002. Following is a complete list of 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) * Texas (3/28, 7-6 in 10 innings, 5 runs in 9th) * at Arizona (4/6, 7 runs in 7th) * at Arizona (4/7, 13-15, 7 runs in 2nd).

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
Jeremy Guthrie (4/5 - 10.0 IP), Ryan McCally (4/5 - 8.0 IP), Sam Fuld (4/6 - 6 RBI), Chris O'Riordan (4-6, 2 HR), Tobin Swope (4/6 - 5 hits) all posted single-game career-highs during the Arizona series ... Swope started two of the three Arizona games at shortstop and went 7-for-12 (.583) with two doubles, five RBI and a stolen base ... Stanford is averaging a paid crowd of 2479 through its first 14 home games compared to an average of 1953 last year, an average of 526 more fans per game ... John Hudgins tossed the first complete game of his career and the only complete game by a Stanford pitcher this year in a 7-2 win over Texas (3/30) ... Carlos Quentin set a new NCAA Division I single game record when he was hit by five pitches at Florida State (2/9) ... Stanford is 12-2 at home and 11-5 on the road ... Stanford was picked first in the 2002 Preseason Pac-10 Coaches Poll.

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 2302-1455-32 (.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.

TIM CUNNINGHAM RANKS SEVENTH ON CAREER WON-LOSS PERCENTAGE LIST
Tim Cunningham currently ranks seventh on Stanford's career won-loss percentage list with a career record of 16-3 (.842). Cunningham started the year with an 11-2 record and is 5-1 this season.

UP NEXT FOR THE CARDINAL
After hosting USC in its first home Pac-10 series this Friday-Sunday, April 12-14 (6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT), the Cardinal will conclude its five-game homestand with a non-conference game versus Saint Mary's next Tuesday, April 16 (6 pm, PT). Stanford will then visit Washington for its first of two consecutive trips to the Northwest for a Pac-10 series Friday-Sunday (April 19-21, 6:30 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT). Stanford defeated Saint Mary's by a final score of 8-3 at Sunken Diamond last season (3/27) and leads the all-time series, 44-8. Stanford swept Washington in a three-game Pac-10 series at Sunken Diamond last season (3/25, 9-3, 3/26, 9-0, 3/27, 13-4) and has won eight in a row overall versus the Huskies. Stanford won two-of-three games the last time the teams played in Seattle during the 1999 season (4/9, 3-2 Washington, 4/10, 7-4, 4/11, 13-10). Stanford leads Washington in the all-time series, 28-9.

OFFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford's team batting average rose to .328 after collecting 43 hits in the final two games of the Arizona series before dropping back to .324 with just six hits in a 5-4 win over San Jose State (4/9). The offensive explosion in the final two games of the Arizona series snapped a 10-game stretch in which the Cardinal hit just .255 and saw its team batting average fall .036 points from .351 to .315. The recent surge included season-highs of 19 runs and 26 hits in a 19-1 win at Arizona (4/6). Stanford has posted double-digit hits in 21 of its first 30 games and is averaging 8.3 runs per game, while posting double digit runs in eight games. Jason Cooper continues to lead the team in batting average (.394), homers (7), RBI (32), total bases (73) and slugging percentage (.670). Sam Fuld paces the club in hits (44), doubles (12) and at bats (137). Ryan Garko leads the club with a .444 on-base percentage, while co-leading the in both runs scored (35) and bases on balls (17) with Chris O'Riordan. Carlos Quentin paces the squad with three triples and has been hit by a team-high 11 pitches. Brian Hall leads the team with seven stolen bases. Tobin Swope has recently moved into a part-time starting role at shortstop and is hitting .500 (12-24) with two doubles, five RBI and a stolen base in three starts and 14 games played. Quentin (.357), O'Riordan (.341), Garko (.330), Fuld (.321), Scott Dragicevich (.317), Andy Topham (.314) and Arik VanZandt (.303) are other regulars hitting above .300.

PITCHING REPORT
Stanford's ERA currently sits at 3.82 through its first 30 games, 0.32 higher than last year's final 3.50 mark. Stanford's regular starting rotation of Jeremy Guthrie (6-0, 3.08, 64.1 IP, 58 SO), Tim Cunningham (5-1, 2.67, 60.2 IP, 33 SO) and John Hudgins (5-0, 4.70, 44.0 IP, 33 SO) is a combined 16-1 with a 3.36 ERA. Guthrie leads the club in victories, innings pitched and strikeouts. Cunningham is second in innings pitched and tied with Hudgins for second in both victories and strikeouts. Guthrie had the team's longest performance of the year with a career-high 10.0 innings pitched in his most recent outing at Arizona (4/5). Hudgins has the staff's only complete game in a 7-2 win over Texas (3/30). Several other pitchers have also been effective out of the bullpen, including Jonny Dyer (2-0, 0.00, 4.2 IP, 5 SO), Dan Rich (0-0, 1.93, 1 SV, 9.1 IP, 12 SO) and Ryan McCally (2-0, 2.88, 4 SV, 25.0 IP, 24 SO). McCally has allowed just two runs in 23.2 innings of relief work this year and pitched a career-high 8.0 innings of relief at Arizona (4/5) to pick up the victory in a 5-4 Stanford victory in 18 innings.

DEFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford is playing its best defense of the season, going errorless in six of its last 12 games and raising its fielding percentage to .970, just .007 below last year's .977 school record and nation's best mark. The Cardinal had made at least one error in 10 straight games before going errorless at California (3/10) to start its current fielding stretch. Stanford has now been errorless a total of nine times this year. Ryan Garko leads the club with 188 putouts, while Chris O'Riordan has a team-high 102 assists. The Cardinal has turned 38 double plays, including a season-high four at Fresno State (2/18). Arik VanZandt posted a team season-best 15 putouts at Arizona (4/6), while O'Riordan had a team season-best 10 assists at Arizona (4/5).

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 1069-522-5 (.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 USC series) 'USC is off to a good start in Pac-10 play, and that doesn't surprise me. A lot of that has to do with them being healthier now. They are a solid team and were picked high in the preseason polls. I wish they weren't playing as well as they are now, but they are. It should be a good series, and its a great rivalry. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and we will have great crowds. It should be college baseball at its finest. It will be big for whichever team wins the series.'

(on the Arizona series) 'It was a really unusual series to say the least with an 18-inning game on Friday, the wind conditions on Saturday and Arizona's big comeback on Sunday. They were three really wild games.'

(on the victory over San Jose State last Tuesday) 'We were very fortunate that on two swings in the eighth inning we got four runs. Jason Cooper is dangerous with lots of power. He struck out twice earlier in the game, but he can hurt you with one swing and that's what he did.'

(on playing three of the first four 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 team's offensive performance at Arizona) 'Normally, there's a lot of offense at Arizona with their hard surface and winds. But, we swung the bats well in the last two days of the series.'

(on the balance in the Pac-10) 'Anybody is capable of beating another Pac-10 team in a series. All the teams have enough talent to do that. The league is very unpredictable. The team that's going to win the league is one that can get a couple of sweeps and not get swept, but that will be difficult to do. I would be surprised if anybody ran away with the league title.'

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 NOTESsize>
(For information prior to the 2002 season please refer to the 2002 Stanford Baseball Media Guide)

HITTERS
#4 - JONNY ASH (L/R, INF, 5-18, 175, Jr.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .294, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .323, 0 HR, 29 RBI, 0 SB ... Last Game vs. San Jose State: 0-1 ... Last Series at Arizona: 0-2 (.000) ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: DNP ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: 3-5 (.600), 2B ... Career Stats vs. USC: 3-5 (.600), 2B ... Current Hitting Streak: None ... Has been the team's top pinch-hitter this season, going 3-for-14 (.214) ... Has had his biggest pinch-hit versus USF (4/2) with a two-RBI single to cap a four-run Cardinal sixth in a 4-1 Stanford win ... Had a game-winning RBI infield single versus Texas (3/28) in his second at bat of the game to lift the Cardinal to a 7-6, 10-inning victory.

#11 - CHRIS CARTER (L/L, INF/OF, 6-0, 205, Fr.) -- 2002 Season Stats (same as career stats): .228, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 0 SB ... Last Game vs. San Jose State: 0-1 ... Last Series at Arizona: 1-5 (.200), 2B, RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. USC (same as career stats): 1-5 (.200), 2 RBI ... Current Hit Streak: None ... Scored the game-winning run on a passed ball in Stanford's 5-4 win in 18 innings at Arizona (4/5) ... 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 - 2-3, 2 2B).

#18 - JASON COOPER (L/R, DH/LF, 6-2, 210, Jr.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .394, 7 HR, 32 RBI, 0 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .293, 18 HR, 78 RBI, 3 SB ... Last Game vs. San Jose State: 1-4, HR, 3 RBI ... Last Series at Arizona: 5-13 (.385), 2B, 3B, HR, 2 RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 5-12 (.417), 2B, HR, 4 RBI ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: 2-7 (.286), HR, 2 RBI ... Career Stats vs. USC: 7-28 (.250), 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI ... Current Hit Streak: 4 games (4/2 - 4/9) ... Leads the club and the Pac-10 in batting average (.394) ... Also leads the team in homers (7), RBI (32), total bases (73) and slugging percentage (.670) ... Hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game versus San Jose State (4/9) in an eventual 5-4 Stanford win ... Was 3-for-5 with a double, homer off the scoreboard and two RBI at Arizona (4/6) ... 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 going 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 (2/1 - 2/3).

#8 - SCOTT DRAGICEVICH (R/R, SS, 6-3, 205, Sr.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .317, 0 HR, 12 RBI, 2 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .298, 5 HR, 48 RBI, 8 SB ... Last Game vs. San Jose State: 1-2 ... Last Series at Arizona: 0-3 (.000) ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 3-14 (.214), 2B, RBI, SB ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: 7-25 (.280), SB ... Career Stats vs. USC: 11-44 (.250), RBI, 2 SB ... Current Hit Streak: 1 game (4/9) ... Second on the team with 10 doubles ... Walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth to break up a scoreless tie in a 4-1 win over USF (4/2) ... 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 108 chances and 27 starts for a .963 fielding percentage ... 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.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .321, 2 HR, 18 RBI, SB ... Updated Career Stats: .343, 2 HR, 55 RBI, 12 SB ... Last Game vs. San Jose State: 0-4 ... Last Series at Arizona: 4-17 (.235), 2B, 3B, HR, 7 RBI, SB ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 5-15 (.333), 3 2B, RBI ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: 6-22 (.273), 3 2B, 4 RBI ... Career Stats vs. USC: 11-37 (.297), 6 2B, 5 RBI ... Current Hit Streak: None ... Had a big game hitting in the number nine spot for the first time this year at Arizona (4/6), going 3-for-5 with a double, triple, homer and career-high six RBI (tied for the most by a Cardinal player this season) ... Still is just 4-25 (.160) in his last five games after having a seven-game hit streak snapped with an 0-for-4 performance versus USF (4/2) ... Was 13-for-32 (.406) with five doubles and three RBI during the streak ... Leads the team with 44 hits, 12 doubles and 137 at bats ... Tied a career-high with four hits (4-4, RBI) at Fresno State (2/16) ... Leads the team with 14 multiple-hit and six three-hit games ... Also has three-hit games versus Texas (3/30 - 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI), 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 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.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .330, 6 HR, 27 RBI, 1 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .330, 13 HR, 71 RBI, 1 SB ... Last Game vs. San Jose State: 0-1 ... Last Series at Arizona: 5-14 (.357), 2 2B, 2 RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 5-11 (.455), 2B, HR, 4 RBI ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: 3-11 (.273), 2B, 2 RBI ... Career Stats vs. USC: 9-28 (.321), HR, 6 RBI ... Current Hit Streak: None ... Second on the club with six homers and co-leads the team with 36 runs scored, while adding a .330 batting average and 27 RBI (tied for second on the team) ... Tied for second on 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 188 putouts.

#3 - BRIAN HALL (R/R, OF, 6-0, 175, So.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .246, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 7 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .272, 3 HR, 34 RBI, 13 SB ... Last Game vs. San Jose State: 0-3 ... Last Series at Arizona: 1-5 (.200), 2 SB ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 2-6 (.333), 2B, 2 RBI ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: 3-11 (.273), 3B, 2 RBI ... Career Stats vs. USC: 5-17 (.294), 2B, 3B, 4 RBI ... Current Hit Streak: None ... Pinch-ran and had a pair of stolen bases at Arizona (4/5) ... Leads the team with seven stolen bases ... Scored the dramatic game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning versus Texas (3/28) in a 7-6 comeback victory ... 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 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 (tied for the most by a Stanford player in a game this season).

#15 - DONNY LUCY (R/R, 1B/C, 6-3, 205, Fr.) -- 2002 Season Stats (same as career stats): .289, 3 HR, 27 RBI, 6 SB ... Last Game vs. San Jose State: DNP ... Last Series at Arizona: 4-10 (.400), 2 2B, 2 RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. USC (same as career stats): 4-14 (.286), 2 RBI, SB ... Current Hit Streak: 3 games (4/2 - 4/9) ... Ranks tied for second on the club in RBI (27) and stolen bases (6) ... Was 3-for-6 with two doubles and three RBI at Arizona (4/6) ... Had the first triple of his career 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.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .341, 5 HR, 24 RBI, 2 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .358, 20 HR, 126 RBI, 25 SB ... Last Game vs. San Jose State: 1-4 ... Last Series at Arizona: 8-18 (.444), 2 HR, 3 RBI, SB ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 7-14 (.500), 2B, HR, 4 RBI ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: 7-22 (.318), HR, 4 RBI, 9 SB ... Career Stats vs. USC: 20-58 (.345), 2 HR, 13 RBI ... Current Hit Streak: 4 games (4/5 - 4/9) ... Has steadied after a tough start ... Had a pair of big back-to-back games at Arizona, going 3-for-5 with the first two-homer game of his career and three RBI in the middle game of the series (4/6) before tying a career-high with four hits (4-5) in the series finale (4/7) ... Had a 10-game hit streak (3/3 - 3/30), going 17-for-40 (.425) with four doubles, two homers and 11 RBI during the streak ... 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 third on Stanford's all-time batting average list (.358, 218-609) ... 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 141 straight games at second base.

#24 - CARLOS QUENTIN (R/R, OF, 6-2, 215, So.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .357, 5 HR, 27 RBI, 6 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .349, 16 HR, 79 RBI, 11 SB ... Last Game vs. San Jose State: 2-4, HR, RBI ... Last Series at Arizona: 8-17 (.471), 3 2B, 3B, 5 HR, 2 SB ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 3-13 (.231) ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: 12-24 (.500), 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI ... Career Stats vs. USC: 15-37 (.405), 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI ... Current Hit Streak: 8 games (3/28 - 4/9) ... Arguably the team's hottest hitter with a season-high eight-game hit streak in which he has gone 13-for-34 (.382) with three doubles, two triples, a homer, eight RBI and three stolen bases ... Ranks second on the club with a .357 batting average, while leading the team in triples (3) ... Also tied for second in RBI (27) and stolen bases (5) ... Scored the eventual game-winning run against San Jose State (4/9) after singling with two outs and no runners on base ... Was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI at Arizona (4/7) ... Tied a career-high with four hits (4-6, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI) at Arizona (4/6) ... 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.

#6 - TOBIN SWOPE (R/R, INF, 5-11, 185, Jr.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .500, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .424, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 3 SB ... Last Game vs. San Jose State: DNP ... Last Series at Arizona: 5-12 (.583), 2 2B, 5 RBI, SB ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: DNP ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: 1-2 (.500) ... Career Stats vs. USC: 1-2 (.500) ... Current Hitting Streak: 2 games (4/6 - 4/7) ... Has emerged as a prime candidate to be the team's starter at shortstop and is hitting .500 (12-24) in three starts and 14 games played ... Started two-of-three games at Arizona (4/5 - 4/7) and went 7-for-12 (.583) with two doubles, five RBI and a stolen base ... Posted a career-high five hits (5-5, 2B, 3 RBI) at Arizona (4/6) ... Made his first collegiate start versus Texas (4/29) and had one hit in each game of the Texas series (4/28 - 4/30), going 3-for-7 (.429) ... Had the first two-hit game of his career versus Cal Poly (3/2 - 2-2).

#21 - ANDY TOPHAM (R/R, 3B, 6-2, 200, Sr.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .314, 4 HR, 17 RBI, 4 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .293, 17 HR, 96 RBI, 18 SB ... Last Game vs. San Jose State: 0-4 ... Last Series at Arizona: 10-18 (.556), 2 HR, 6 RBI, SB ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 0-2 (.000) ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: 9-18 (.500), 2B, Hr, 6 RBI, 3 SB ... Career Stats vs. USC: 14-38 (.368), 3 HR, 10 RBI ... Current Hitting Streak: None ... Exploded in the three-game series at Arizona (4/5 - 4/7), going 10-for-18 (.556) with a double, two homers, six RBI and a stolen base ... Posted the first five-hit game of his career (5-8, HR, RBI) at Arizona (4/5) before coming back with three hits (4/6 - 3-6, 2B, 2 RBI) and three RBI (4/7 - 2-4, HR, 3 RBI) in the final two games of the series ... Returned to action 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.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .303, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 6 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .286, 11 HR, 65 RBI, 17 SB ... Last Game vs. San Jose State: 0-0 ... Last Series at Arizona: 2-13 (.154), 2B ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 4-12 (.333), 3B, HR, 5 RBI, SB ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: 3-22 (.136), 2 2B ... Career Stats vs. USC: 11-41 (.268), 2 HR, 9 RBI ... Current Hitting Streak: None ... Has just three hits in his last 25 at bats (.120)... 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 ... Second on the team with two triples and tied for second 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) ... Had a team game-high 15 putouts at Arizona (4/6).

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#28 - JEREMY GUTHRIE (R/R, 6-1, 200, Jr.) -- 2002 Season Stats: 6-0, 3.08 ERA, 64.1 IP, 58 SO ... Updated Career Stats: 19-4, 2.90, 198.1 IP, 186 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 1-0, 4.50 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: 1-1, 1.06 ERA, 2 G, 2 GS, 2 CG, 1 SHO, 17.0 IP, 12 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 7 BB, 12 SO ... Career Stats vs. USC: 2-1, 2.74 ERA, 3 G, 3 GS, 2 CG, 1 SHO, 23.0 IP, 20 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 10 BB, 18 SO
Notes: Has a 6-0 record with a 3.31 ERA through his first nine 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 (58) and innings pitched (64.1) ... Had the longest performance of his career in his most recent start at Arizona (4/5), tossing 10.0 inning and allowing just two runs and nine hits to receive no decision in a game that Stanford eventually won 5-4 in 18 innings ... 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 nine starts.

#27 - TIM CUNNINGHAM (L/L, 6-3, 190, Jr.) -- 2002 Season Stats: 5-1, 2.67 ERA, 60.2 IP, 33 SO ... Updated Career Stats: 16-3, 3.36, 184.2 IP, 123 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 0-0, 6.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: 0-0, 7.71 ERA, 2 G, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO ... Career Stats vs. USC: 0-0, 6.92 ERA, 3 G, 2 GS, 13.0 IP, 12 H, 13 R, 10 ER, 7 BB, 5 SO
Notes: Picked up his first victory in over a month at Arizona (4/6), limiting the Wildcats to five hits and one run over 7.0 innings ... Had his most impressive performance of year and the longest outing of his career 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 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 to earn a victory in 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 10 starts, while ranking tied second on the club innings pitched (60.2), as well as tied for second in victories (5) and strikeouts (33).

#17 - JOHN HUDGINS (R/R, 6-2, 195, So.) -- 2002 Season Stats: 5-0, 4.70 ERA, 44.0 IP, 33 SO ... Updated Career Stats: 6-5, 4.48, 90.1 IP, 83 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 1-0, 5.40 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: DNP ... Career Stats vs. USC: 1-0, 5.40 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 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 a 7-2 win over Texas (3/30) ... 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) before struggling at Arizona (4/7 - 4.1 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO) ... Ranks tied for second on the club in victories (5), strikeouts (33) and appearances (10), as well as third in innings pitched (44.0) ... 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 ... 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.

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#33 - JONNY DYER (R/R, 6-1, 180, Fr.) -- 2002 Season Stats (same as career stats): 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 5.2 IP, 2 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. USC (same as career stats): DNPNotes: Has given up just one hit without a run in 5.2 innings and five appearances ... Picked up his second collegiate victory with a perfect inning in a 5-4 win over San Jose State (4/9) and 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 ... Pitched a perfect inning against Cal Poly (3/2) ... Struck out the side in 1.0 innings in his collegiate pitching debut versus BYU (2/12).

#38 - DREW EHRLICH (L/R, 6-5, 230, So.) -- 2002 Season Stats: 0-2, 5.40 ERA, 2 SV, 26.2 IP, 31 SO ... Updated Career Stats: 0-2, 4.81 ERA, 33.2 IP, 34 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 0-0, 5.40 ERA, 1 SV, 2 G, 3.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO ... Career Stats vs. USC: 0-0, 3.38 ERA, 1 SV, 5.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO
Notes: Tossed an impressive 3.0 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and only one hit allowed in his first start of the season versus USF (4/2) ... Has started the last two Tuesday games (4/2 - USF, 4/9 - San Jose State) ... 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.) -- 2002 Season Stats (same as career stats): 0-3, 9.69 ERA, 13.0 IP, 10 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: DNP
Notes: Had the best performance of his career versus San Jose State (4/9 - 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO) ... Suffered the team's first three losses versus Cal State Fullerton (2/3), at Florida State (2/10) and at Fresno State (2/16) ... Pitched well at Florida State (2/10) with four strikeouts in 4.1 innings.

#20 - RYAN MCCALLY (R/R, 6-1, 190, Jr.) -- 2002 Season Stats: 2-0, 2.88 ERA, 4 SV, 25.0 IP, 24 SO ... Updated Career Stats: 5-1, 2.96 ERA, 79.0, 63 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 3.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: DNP ... Career Stats vs. USC: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 G, 4.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO
Notes: Has given up only two runs in nine relief appearances and 23.2 innings of relief work with four saves and two victories, giving up only 17 hits, five walks and striking out 24 ... Pitched a career-high 8.0 innings in his most recent relief appearances to pick up the victory in Stanford's 5-4 win in 18 innings at Arizona (4/5) ... Recorded his fourth save of the season in a 4-1 win over USF (4/2) with 2.0 hitless innings ... 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.) -- 2002 Season Stats (same as career stats): 2-0, 3.86 ERA, 2 SV, 10.1 IP, 7 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. USC (same as career stats): 0-0, 27.00 ERA, 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
Notes: Picked up his second save by pitching a scoreless ninth inning in a 5-4 win over San Jose State (4/9) ... Picked up his first two collegiate victories in two consecutive outings versus USF (4/2) and Texas (3/28) ... Pitched a career-high 3.0 scoreless, two-hit innings in a 4-1 win over USF ... Earned the first victory of his career versus Texas 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 with two strikeouts in the series opener at Cal (3/8) ... Allowed one hit and one walk in 0.2 innings versus Cal Poly (3/3) ... Pitched 2.0 hitless innings with four strikeouts versus BYU (2/12).

#19 - DAVID O'HAGAN (R/R, 6-0, 185, So.) -- 2002 Season Stats (same as career stats): 0-0, 3.48 ERA, 10.1 IP, 7 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. USC (same as career stats): DNP
Notes: Tossed 1.2 innings at Arizona (4/7), allowing one hit, two runs and two walks ... Allowed one run and two hits in 1.0 inning versus USF (4/2) ... 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) ... Struck out four 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.) -- 2002 Season Stats: 0-0, 1.93 ERA, 1 SV, 9.1 IP, 12 SO ... Updated Career Stats: 3-3, 4.62 ERA, 37.0 IP, 43 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 SV, 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: DNP ... Career Stats vs. USC: 0-0, 1.59 ERA, 1 SV, 1 R, 1 ER
Notes: Has emerged as one of Stanford's top relievers, most recently with 3.0 scoreless two-hit innings for his first save of the season 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.) -- 2002 Season Stats: 1-1, 6.52 ERA, 9.2 IP, 2 SO ... Updated Career Stats: 8-2, 4.04 ERA, 7 SV, 71.1 IP, 49 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. USC: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO ... 2001 Stats vs. USC: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO ... Career Stats vs. USC: 1-0, 19. 28 ERA, 3 G, 2.1 IP, 5 R, 5 ER
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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