No. 4 Baseball Hosts Sacramento State Wednesday Before Visiting Oregon State

April 24, 2002

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Wednesday, April 24, 6 pm, PT - RHP Marshall Plouffe (3-6, 5.35) vs. TBA

No. 4 Stanford at Oregon State (25-14, 4-5)size>

Fri., April 26, 6 pm, PT - RHP Jeremy Guthrie (6-0, 2.84) vs. RHP Ben Rowe (5-3, 6.07)
Sat., April 27, 4 pm, PT - LHP Tim Cunningham (5-2, 4.24) vs. RHP Stephen Copeland (4-2, 5.78)
Sun., April 28, 1 pm, PT - RHP John Hudgins (6-0, 4.63) vs. LHP Mark McLemore (2-2, 4.35)
*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 and Nick Kapur will call Wednesday night's game and Kapur will be behind the mic for the three-game series at Oregon State ... Live stats will also be available for all four games at gostanford.com.

STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford is currently ranked No. 4 in the nation in all four major polls (Baseball America, Baseball Weekly/ESPN, Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA) after dropping two-of-three games at Washington last Friday-Sunday to snap its regular season series win streak at 12 ... Stanford is a perfect 4-0 in non-conference Tuesday games this year and will be playing a non-conference game on a Wednesday for the first time versus Sacramento State on April 24 (6 pm, PT) ... Stanford had won eight straight games versus Sacramento State before being upset by the Hornets 12-3 at Raley Field last year (5/2/01) ... Stanford is currently tied for third place in the Pac-10 with a 5-4 conference mark, 2.5 games behind first place USC (9-3 Pac-10) and 1.5 games in back of second place Arizona State (9-6 Pac-10) ... The Cardinal is 10-1 in series openers ... Stanford has won four straight games versus Oregon State, including a three-game sweep at Sunken Diamond last year (4/12- 4/14/01) ... Stanford has scored five or more runs in an inning 18 times this season ... Stanford is averaging 8.5 runs per game, has reached double figure runs 11 times and double figure hits on 26 occasions ... Stanford is currently hitting .325 (.012 points behind the school record pace of .337 set in 1981), has a 3.98 ERA and a .970 fielding percentage ... Stanford's 27-10 record this season is three games behind the team's 30-7 mark through 37 games a year ago ... Stanford has yet to lose two games in a row this season ... 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 years ... Stanford is coming off three straight 50-win seasons for the first time in school history and has compiled a record of 178-58 (.754) since 1999.

STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
National Player of the Year candidate Jason Cooper leads the team with a .385 batting average, 10 homers and 39 RBI ... Chris O'Riordan (.363, 231-637) is currently on the top of Stanford's career batting average list, one percentage point ahead of Jack Shepard (.362) ... O'Riordan is currently on a career-high-tying 11-game hit streak, going 22-for-50 (.440) during the stretch ... O'Riordan has reached base in all 37 games this season and hit safely in 34 of 37 ... O'Riordan is second among regulars with a .364 batting average and leads the team in bases on balls (23) ... Sam Fuld paces the club in hits (57) and doubles (12) ... Fuld has been the team's hottest hitter of late, going 12-for-22 with five multiple-hit games on his current five-game hit streak ... Brian Hall leads the team with eight stolen bases in eight chances ... Stanford's regular starting rotation of Jeremy Guthrie, Tim Cunningham and John Hudgins is a combined 17-2 with a 3.44 ERA ... Guthrie has won 11 consecutive decisions, while leading the team in strikeouts (73) and innings pitched (79.1) ... Dan Rich picked up his first victory since 1999 with career-highs in innings pitched (4.2) and strikeouts (6) during a relief performance in a 9-4 win at Washington (4/21).

STANFORD-SACRAMENTO STATE PREVIEW AND HISTORY
Stanford struggled last weekend at Washington, losing two-of-three games to snap its regular season series win streak at 12. The Cardinal has just a 5-4 record over its last nine games. Sacramento State has had much tougher times. The Hornets are 0-12 in Big West action and have dropped 14 of their last 16 overall. Stanford is hitting .325 with a 3.98 ERA and a .970 fielding percentage. Sacramento State has struggled in all three areas with a .258 batting average, 5.81 ERA and .955 fielding percentage. Last year, Sacramento State shocked the Cardinal with a 12-3 victory at Raley Field in Sacramento on May 2, 2001, to snap an eight-game losing streak to the Cardinal. Stanford holds a 13-9 all-time advantage in the series (since 1977) and won 18-2 the last time the teams met at Sunken Diamond on April 4, 2000.

A CLOSER LOOK AT LAST YEAR'S STANFORD-SACRAMENTO STATE GAME
at Sacramento State 12, Stanford 3 (May 2, 2001) - Sacramento State scored seven times in the bottom of the sixth inning on the way to a 12-3 upset victory over Stanford at Raley Field. Sacramento State snapped an eight-game losing streak to Stanford, beating the Cardinal for the first time since May 8, 1995. Aurelio Jackson (3-3, 2B, RBI, SB, 2 BB, HP) reached base in all six of his plate appearances. Tim Maghan (3-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI) and Mario Celillo (3-5, 2B, RBI) added three hits each for the Hornets, while Joe Evans (2-4, 2B, RBI) had a pair of hits. Sacramento State starter Jeffery Groeger (5-7) earned the victory in a complete game performance, scattering eight hits and three runs. Jeremy Guthrie (8-4) suffered the loss, allowing five runs and six hits in 4.0 innings. Stanford's Jonny Ash (2-3) was the only Cardinal with more than one hit, while Carlos Quentin had a double and two RBI.

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BATTERIES: Stanford - Guthrie, Bruksch (5), Willcox (6), Cunningham (7) and Garko. Sacramento State - Groeger and Evans. HRs: None.

STANFORD-OREGON STATE BASEBALL SERIES PREVIEW AND HISTORY
Stanford will travel to Oregon State for a three-game Pac-10 series this Friday-Sunday, April 26-28 (6 pm, 4 pm, 1 pm, PT). Stanford currently sits tied for third place in the Pac-10, 2.5 games behind league leader USC (24-16, 9-3 Pac-10) and one game behind second place Arizona State (25-15, 9-6 Pac-10). Oregon State is currently in a tie for sixth place in the Pac-10 (25-14, 4-5 Pac-10) after losing two-of-three games to UCLA at home last Friday-Sunday. The Beavers had won five in a row and nine of 11 before losing the final two games of the series against the Bruins. Stanford has won the last four meetings between the clubs with the last Oregon State victory coming in a 5-2 win in Corvallis on April 6, 2000. Last year, the Cardinal swept the Beavers in a three-game series at Sunken Diamond (4/12, 4-1, 4/13, 8-1, 4/14, 22-5 in 7 innings). Stanford leads the all-time series, 29-9.

A CLOSER LOOK AT LAST YEAR'S STANFORD-OREGON STATE GAMES
at Stanford 22, Oregon State 5 -- 7 innings (April 14, 2001) - Stanford exploded for a season-high 22 runs in a 22-5 victory over Oregon State to complete a three-game sweep. Arik VanZandt (2-4, 3B, HR, 6 RBI) and Carlos Quentin (2-3, 2B, HR, 5 RBI) combined to drive in 11 runs as both established new career-highs for RBI. VanZandt also hit his first career grandslam in the bottom of the fifth inning. Brian Hall (4-5, 2 RBI) had a new career-high four hits and Sam Fuld (4-5, 2 RBI) equaled his career-high hit total. Mike Gosling earned the victory, limiting the Beavers to three runs and three hits over the first 5.0 innings. Josh Carter (2-3) was the only Oregon State player with more than one hit. Mark McLemore took the loss, allowing seven runs and five hits in 2.1 innings.

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BATTERIES: Oregon State - McLemore, Rowe (3), Hays (4), Copeland (6) and Richie. Stanford - Gosling, Wodnicki (6), McCally (7) and Garko, Tirpack (6). HRs: Stanford - Quentin (5th, 2-run in 1st), VanZandt (5th, grandslam in 5th).

at Stanford 8, Oregon State 1 (April 13, 2001) - Jeff Bruksch tossed his second complete game of the season as Stanford defeated Oregon State, 8-1. Ryan Garko (4-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) and Chris O'Riordan (4-4, 2B, HR, RBI) both had career-high-tying four-hit games, while Andy Topham (3-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI) had three hits. Bruksch allowed just five hits and one run, while striking out eight and walking none. He retired 12 in a row at one point and allowed just one runner past second base after the Beavers scored a run in the second inning. Brian Barden (2-3) was the only Oregon State player with more than one hit. Scott Nicholson (7-2) was charged with the loss as he allowed 16 hits and eight runs in 7.2 innings.

Oregon State............ 010 000 000  -  1  5  0Stanford................ 000 013 22x  -  8 16  0

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BATTERIES: Oregon State - Nicholson, Wray (8) and Ingram. Stanford - Bruksch and Garko. HRs: Stanford - Garko (2nd, 2-run in 6th), O'Riordan (8th, solo in 7th).

at Stanford 4, Oregon State 1 (April 12, 2001) - Jeremy Guthrie struck out a career-high-tying 11 batters as Stanford defeated Oregon State, 4-1. Ryan Garko's two-RBI double in the bottom of the second inning gave Stanford a 2-0 lead the club would never relinquish. Guthrie won for the eighth time in his last nine starts, allowing just five hits and one run over the first 8.0 innings. J.D. Willcox pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his second save of the season. Guthrie carried a no-hitter into the top of the fifth inning before Oregon State's Brian Barden led off the frame with a single. Barden (2-3) was the only player for either team with more than one hit. Oregon State's Thad Johnson was charged with the loss despite limiting the Cardinal to four runs and seven hits. Johnson struck out six and walked two.

Oregon State............ 000 000 100  -  1  5  2Stanford................ 020 020 00x  -  4  7  0

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BATTERIES: Oregon State - Johnson and Ingram. Stanford - Guthrie, Willcox (9) and Garko. HRs: None.

2002 STANFORD-WASHINGTON GAME REVIEWS
at Washington 4, Stanford 3 -- 10 innings (April 21, 2002) - Washington upset Stanford with a 4-3 victory to win two-of-three games in the series. Kyle Larsen's RBI single up the middle off the glove of diving Cardinal second baseman Chris O'Riordan with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Greg Isaacson with the game-winning run. The series victory marked the first time Washington has defeated Stanford in a regular season series. Shawn Kohn picked up his second victory in the series by holding the Cardinal scoreless over the final 2.0 innings in his first relief appearance of the season. The Husky ace entered the game to begin the ninth inning and was pitching on just one day's rest after tossing a six-hit complete game to beat the Cardinal, 3-1, in the series opener Friday. Larsen (2-3, HR, 2 RBI), Isaacson (2-4) and Tila Reynolds (2-5) had two hits each for Washington, while Sam Fuld (2-5, 2 SB) was the only Cardinal player with more than one hit. Ryan McCally took the loss for Stanford.

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BATTERIES: Stanford - Hudgins, McCally (8) and Garko. Washington - C. Johnson, Kohn (9) and Hathaway. HRs: Washington - Larsen (4th, solo in 4th), Hathaway (2nd, solo in 8th), Stanford - Garko (7th, solo in 7th).

Stanford 9, at Washington 4 (April 20, 2002) - Stanford scored seven times in the final three innings for a 9-4 comeback victory over Washington. Cardinal reliever Dan Rich earned his first victory since 1999, posting new career-highs with six strikeouts and 4.2 innings pitched. Stanford trailed the entire game before tying the contest with two runs in the top of the seventh and taking its first lead on a one-out RBI single by Arik VanZandt in the top of the eighth inning. Stanford added four insurance runs in the top of the ninth. Jason Cooper (3-4, 2 2B) and Ryan Garko (3-5, RBI) led a Stanford offense that collected 17 hits, while Carlos Quentin (2-4, 2 RBI), Sam Fuld (2-4), Brian Hall (2-5, 3B, 2 RBI) and VanZandt (2-5, RBI) had two hits each. Aaron Hathaway (3-4, 2B, 4 RBI) and Tyler Davidson (2-4) led the Husky offense.

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BATTERIES: Stanford - Cunningham, Jecmen (3), Rich (5) and Garko. Washington - White, Dowling (7), Fenton (7), Carter (8), Shepple (9) and Hathaway. HRs: None.

at Washington 3, Stanford 1 (April 19, 2002) - Aaron Hathaway and Greg Isaacson bounced back-to-back two-out RBI singles through the infield in the bottom of the seventh inning and Shawn Kohn pitched a complete game six-hitter to lift Washington to a 3-1 upset victory over Stanford. Stanford reliever Ryan McCally (3-1) was charged with his first loss of the season after giving up both Washington runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Kohn (7-2) struck out just two Cardinal batters but did not issue a walk while pitching his fourth complete game of the season. Chris O'Riordan (2-4, 2B) and Sam Fuld (2-4) had two hits each for the Cardinal, while Hathaway (2-3) was the only Washington player with more than one hit.

Stanford............... 000 100 000 -  1 6 2Washington............. 000 000 21x -  3 4 1

Win-Kohn(7-2) Loss-McCally(3-1) Save-None T-2:17 A-713
BATTERIES: Stanford - Guthrie, McCally (7), Naatjes (8), Dyer (8) and Garko. Washington - Kohn and Hathaway. HRs: None.

STANFORD FALLS TO NO. 4 IN MAJOR NATIONAL POLLS
Stanford sits to No. 4 this week in all four major national polls released April 22 by Baseball America, Baseball Weekly/ESPN, Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA. The Cardinal dropped two spots from No. 2 in both the Baseball America and Baseball Weekly/ESPN polls, while falling one spot from No. 3 in the Collegiate Baseball and remaining No. 4 in the NCBWA poll. 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. 17 Baseball Weekly/ESPN, No. 30 Collegiate Baseball, No. 23 NCBWA) and USC (No. 23 Collegiate Baseball, No. 32 NCBWA) are the other ranked Pac-10 teams.

REGULAR SEASON SERIES WIN STREAK ENDS AT 12
Stanford's regular season series win streak ended at 12 and just shy of one calendar year after the Cardinal dropped two-of-three games at Washington (4/19 - 4/21). 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 won its first 10 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), at Arizona (4/5 - 4/7) and versus USC (4/12 - 4/14). Stanford had three sweeps (first Arizona series, Cal Poly, first USC series) during the stretch and won two-of-three games in the other nine 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 year and has won 29 of its last 32 regular season series.

CARDINAL DROPS FIRST SERIES OPENER AT WASHINGTON
Stanford lost a series opener for the first time this season with a 3-1 defeat at Washington (4/19). The Cardinal began the season with victories in each of its first 10 series openers 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), versus Texas (3/28, 7-6 in 10 innings), at Arizona (4/5, 5-4 in 18 innings) and versus USC (4/12, 6-5 in 10 innings).

COMEBACK CARDINAL
Stanford has trailed before coming back in 13 of its 27 wins -- (vs. Cal State Fullerton, 2/1, 2/2, at Florida State, 2/9, vs. Santa Clara, 2/22, 2/24, at Cal, 3/8, vs. Texas, 3/28, at Arizona, 4/5, at USC, 3/23 - Game 1, vs. San Jose State, 4/9, vs. USC, 4/11, vs. Saint Mary's, 4/16, at Washington, 4/20).

HOT STRETCH ENDS WITH 5-4 RECORD IN LAST NINE GAMES
Stanford has struggled to a 5-4 record over its last nine games (4/7 - 4/21) after having previously won 14 of 16 games (2/24 - 4/6) in its hottest stretch of the season. The Cardinal began the hot stretch with a five-game win streak, beginning with a victory 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 (3/28). 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).

WINNING THE CLOSE ONES
Stanford has been successful in extra-inning and one-run games this season. The Cardinal has posted a 4-2 mark in extra-inning contests and is 7-3 in one-run games.

POWER CUT
After hitting 11 homers in a three-game series versus USC (4/12 - 4/14), the Cardinal managed just one long ball in its most recent three-game series at Washington (4/19 - 4/26). Stanford homered a season-high five times in the middle game of the USC series, a wild 16-11 loss to the Trojans. The Cardinal also went deep three times in both the series opener and finale, both Stanford wins. Jason Cooper hit three of the 11 homers, while Arik VanZandt and Brian Hall both hit a pair of longballs. The other four homers came from Chris O'Riordan, Danny Putnam, Chris Carter and Carlos Quentin. Ryan Garko had the team's only homer in the Washington series when he went deep in the seventh inning of the final game of the series (4/21).

CHRIS O'RIORDAN MOVES TO TOP OF CAREER BATTING AVERAGE LIST
Chris O'Riordan has moved to the top of Stanford's career batting average list (.363, 231-637) after going 22-for-50 (.450) with two doubles, three homers, 11 RBI and two stolen bases during his current career-high-tying 11-game hit streak (4/5 - 4/21) that started on the first day of Pac-10 action.

CHRIS O'RIORDAN EXTENDS ON BASE STREAK TO 37
Chris O'Riordan has reached base in each of Stanford's 37 games this season and has hit safely in 34 of 37. The last time O'Riordan did not reach base in a game was when he went 0-for-4 in the 2001 CWS Championship game, a 12-1 loss to Miami.

CHRIS O'RIORDAN EXTENDS CONSECUTIVE GAMES STARTED STREAK TO 144
Chris O'Riordan extended his string of consecutive games started to 144 by starting all three games at second base during the recent Washington series (4/19 - 4/21/01).

CHRIS O'RIORDAN LEADING CARDINAL IN PAC-10 PLAY
Chris O'Riordan has been Stanford's top hitter among regulars in Pac-10 action with a .439 batting average (18-41) in nine Pac-10 games. O'Riordan has also contributed two doubles, three homers, seven RBI and a pair of stolen bases.

SAM FULD BACK ON CAREER BATTING AVERAGE LIST IN NINTH PLACE TIE
Sam Fuld has moved back onto Stanford's career batting average list tied for ninth (.349, 138-395) after going 12-for-22 (.545) during his current five-game hit streak.

GUTHRIE KEEPS 11-GAME WIN STREAK WITH FOURTH STRAIGHT NO-DECISION
Jeremy Guthrie has picked up no decisions in each of his last four starts at Washington (4/19), versus USC (4/12), at Arizona (4/5) and versus Texas (3/28) to keep his 11-game win streak on the mound alive. Guthrie has arguably had three of his best performances in his last three outings (all Pac-10 games) as he has recorded a 1.80 ERA with 20 strikeouts and only 17 hits allowed in 25.0 innings. 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 inning to tie the game before the Cardinal eventually won 7-6 in 10 innings. Guthrie has picked up six victories and five no decisions in his 11 starts this year. Guthrie was 8-4 at one point last season before winning his final five decisions of 2001 and was last defeated at Sacramento State (5/2/01).

REGULAR STARTING PITCHING ROTATION NOW 17-2 WITH 3.44 ERA
Stanford's regular starting pitching rotation of Jeremy Guthrie (6-0, 2.84, 79.1 IP, 73 SO), Tim Cunningham (5-2, 4.24, 63.2 IP, 36 SO) and John Hudgins (6-0, 4.63, 58.1 IP, 41 SO) has improved to a combined 17-2 with a 3.44 ERA this season.

DAN RICH PICKS UP FIRST WIN SINCE 1999
Senior Dan Rich picked up his first victory since 1999 when he recorded new career-highs of 4.2 innings pitched and six strikeouts in an outstanding relief performance in a 9-4 win at Washington (4/21). Rich was 3-1 with a 3.66 ERA as a freshman before struggling as a sophomore (0-2, 11.37) and missing most of his junior year due to an injury. He is 1-0 with a 1.12 ERA in 16.0 innings with 19 strikeouts this year.

BIG INNING BONANZA
Stanford struck twice again with a big inning last week versus Saint Mary's (4/16), scoring five times in the seventh and eight more times in the eighth. The Cardinal has scored five or more runs in an inning 18 times in 2002. Following is a complete list of innings in which the Cardinal has scored five or more runs ...
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) ... USC (4/14, 15-4, 6 runs in 7th) ... Saint Mary's (4/16, 19-2, 5 runs in 7th, 8 runs in 8th).

TOUGH ON TUESDAYS
Stanford is a perfect 4-0 on Tuesdays this season with victories over Brigham Young (2/12, 8-1), USF (4/2, 4-1), San Jose State (4/9, 5-4) and Saint Mary's (4/16, 19-2).

A NEW DAY
Stanford's game versus Sacramento State this Wednesday, April 24 (6 pm) will mark the first time the Cardinal has played on a Wednesday this season and the only time the club is scheduled to play on a Wednesday during the regular season.

ROAD STRETCH
Stanford is in the midst of playing six of seven games on the road with last weekend's series at Washington and this weekend's series at Oregon State broken up only by a home midweek game versus Sacramento State this Wednesday.

AVOIDING LOSING STREAKS
Stanford has yet to lose two straight games this season. Last year, the Cardinal had only two losing streaks, dropping three straight from April 17-21 and two in a row from April 27-28.

BIG CROWDS
Stanford is averaging 2545 fans per contest through its first 18 home games this season compared to an average of 1978 through the first 18 games last year, an increase of 577 per game.

SERIES BREAKDOWN
Stanford is 10-1 in series openers, 6-5 in the middle games of series and 7-4 in series finales.

WINNING EVERY INNING
Stanford has outscored its opponents in every inning this season.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
Jason Cooper earned NCBWA National Player of the Week (4/16) and Pac-10 Player of the Week (4/15) honors after hitting four homers and driving in 10 runs in four games ... 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 15-3 at home and 12-7 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 2306-1458-32 (.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.

UP NEXT FOR THE CARDINAL
Stanford will continue its season with four games next week. The Cardinal travels to San Jose State for a game to be televised locally on Silicon Valley Community Communications its first of three straight midweek road games over the next three weeks on Tuesday, April 30 (7 pm) before hosting California in a three-game series next Friday-Sunday, May 3-5 (6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT).

OFFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford's team batting average currently sits at .325, .012 percentage points lower than its school record of .337 set in 1981. The team's batting average dropped to a season-low .315 at one point but the Cardinal has rebounded with 12 or more hits in eight of its last 11 games. The recent surge has included a pair of season-high-tying 19 run games in a 19-2 win versus Saint Mary's (4/16) and a 19-1 win at Arizona (4/6) with a season-high 26 hits in the latter. Stanford has posted double-digit runs in five of its last 10 games and 11 times overall. The team also has double-digit hits in 26 of its first 37 games and is averaging 8.5 runs per game. Jason Cooper continues to lead the team in batting average (.385), homers (10), RBI (39), total bases (94) and slugging percentage (.696). Sam Fuld leads the team in hits (57), doubles (12) and at bats (168). Chris O'Riordan paces the club in walks (23) and on-base percentage (.453). Ryan Garko leads the club with 42 runs scored. Carlos Quentin paces the squad with three triples and has been hit by a team-high 12 pitches. Brian Hall leads the club with eight stolen bases in eight opportunities. O'Riordan (.364), Fuld (.339), Quentin (.336), Arik VanZandt (.333), Andy Topham (.313), Garko (.312) and Scott Dragicevich (.308) are other regulars hitting above .300.

PITCHING REPORT
Stanford's ERA currently sits at 3.98 through its first 37 games, 0.48 higher than last year's final 3.50 mark. Stanford's regular starting rotation of Jeremy Guthrie (6-0, 2.84, 79.1 IP, 73 SO), Tim Cunningham (5-2, 4.24, 63.2 IP, 36 SO) and John Hudgins (6-0, 4.63, 58.1 IP, 41 SO) is a combined 17-2 with a 3.44 ERA. Guthrie leads the club in innings pitched and strikeouts, while co-leading the team along with Hudgins in victories. Cunningham is second in innings pitched and third in victories, while Hudgins is second in strikeouts. Guthrie had the team's longest performance of the year with a career-high 10.0 innings pitched at Arizona (4/5). Hudgins has the staff's only complete game in a 7-2 win over Texas (3/30). Others pitching primarily out of the bullpen include Jonny Dyer (2-0, 0.90, 10.0 IP, 6 SO), Dan Rich (1-0, 1.12, 1 SV, 16.0 IP, 19 SO), Ryan McCally (3-2, 3.19, 4 SV, 31.0 IP, 27 SO), Darin Naatjes (2-0, 3.38, 2 SV, 10.2 IP, 14 SO), David O'Hagan (0-0, 4.35, 10.1 IP, 7 SO), Drew Ehrlich (0-2, 5.16, 2 SV, 29.2 IP, 32 SO), J.D. Willcox (2-1, 5.91, 10.2 IP, 3 SO) and Mark Jecmen (0-3, 7.89, 21.2 IP, 15 SO).

DEFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford's fielding percentage currently sits at .970, just .007 below last year's .977 school record and nation's best mark. Stanford has been errorless in three of the last seven games and a total of 12 games this year. Ryan Garko leads the club with 236 putouts, while Chris O'Riordan has a team-high 133 assists. The Cardinal has turned 48 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). 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 1073-525-5 (.672), all at Stanford. Marquess coached his 1600th game at Stanford last week in a 19-2 win over Saint Mary's (4/16). 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 Oregon State series) 'Oregon State is a tough team to play at home, but hopefully we can get back on the right track this weekend.'

(on dropping two-of-three games at Washington) 'That was a tough series for us but Washington played well and earned a pair of victories.'

(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 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 NOTES
(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: .278, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .320, 0 HR, 29 RBI, 0 SB ... Last Game at Washington: DNP ... Last Series at Washington: DNP ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State (same as career stats): 2-3 (.667) ... Current Hitting Streak: None ... Has gone 3-for-16 (.188) as a pinch-hitter this season ... 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): .231, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 0 SB ... Last Game at Washington: DNP ... Last Series at Washington: DNP ... Current Hit Streak: None ... Hit a solo homer in the series opener versus USC (4/12) ... 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/OF, 6-2, 210, Jr.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .385, 10 HR, 39 RBI, 0 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .296, 21 HR, 85 RBI, 3 SB ... Last Game at Washington: 0-4 ... Last Series at Washington: 4-12 (.333), 2 2B ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State: 1-4 (.250), 2B ... Current Hit Streak: None ... National Player of the Year and All-American candidate ... Leads the club and ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in batting average (.390) ... Also leads the team in homers (10), RBI (39), total bases (94), slugging percentage (.696) and multiple-RBI games (11, co-leader) ... Was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles at Washington (4/20) ... Had a monster stretch the previous week with four homers and 10 RBI in four games to earn NCBWA National Hitter (4/16) and Pac-10 Player of the Week (4/15) honors ... Had his second two-homer game of the season and four RBI in the middle game of a three-game series versus USC (4/13), as well as a homer and three RBI in the series finale versus the Trojans (4/14) ... 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 versus the Golden Bears (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: .308, 0 HR, 12 RBI, 2 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .296, 5 HR, 48 RBI, 8 SB ... Last Game at Washington: DNP ... Last Series at Washington: DNP ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State: 1-3 (.333), RBI ... Current Hit Streak: None ... Had started 91 consecutive games before not starting versus Texas (3/29) and has been a part-time starter since with five starts in the last 13 games ... Tied for third 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 ... Has made only four errors defensively at shortstop in 110 chances and 28 starts for a .964 fielding percentage ... 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, OF, 5-10, 180, So.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .339, 2 HR, 22 RBI, 3 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .349, 2 HR, 59 RBI, 14 SB ... Last Game at Washington: 2-5, 2 SB ... Last Series at Washington: 6-13 (.462), 2 SB ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State (same as career stats): 0-5 ... Current Hit Streak: 5 games (4/14 - 4/21) ... All-American candidate ... Arguably the hottest hitter on the club with five straight multiple-hit games (4/14 - 4/21), going 12-for-22 (.545) with a triple and three RBI during the stretch ... Ranks tied for ninth on Stanford's all-time batting average list with a career mark of .349 ... Leads the club in hits (57), doubles (12), at bats (168) and multiple-hit games (19) with six three-hit games and a pair of four-hit games ... Has hit in the leadoff spot for the first time this season in each of the last two games at Washington (4/20 - 4/21) ... Stole a pair of bases for the first time in his career at Washington (4/21) ... Tied a career-high four hits versus Saint Mary's (4/16 - 4-6, 3B, RBI) ... Was 2-for-3 with three RBI versus USC (4/14) ... 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) ... Was 13-for-32 (.406) with five doubles and three RBI during a seven-game hit streak (3/10 - 3/30) ... Tied a career-high with four hits (4-4, RBI) at Fresno State (2/16) ... 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: .312, 7 HR, 30 RBI, 1 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .323, 14 HR, 74 RBI, 1 SB ... Last Game at Washington: 1-4, HR, RBI ... Last Series at Washington: 4-13 (.308), HR, 2 RBI ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State: 1-3 (.333), 2B ... Current Hit Streak: 2 games (4/20 - 4/21) ... All-American candidate ... Leads the team with 42 runs scored and tied for second in homers (7) ... Homered in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game 1-1 at Washington (4/21) ... Snapped out of an 0-for-13 skid with hits in three of his final four at bats at Washington (4/20 - 3-5, RBI) ... 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 236 putouts.

#3 - BRIAN HALL (R/R, OF, 6-0, 175, So.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .281, 3 HR, 23 RBI, 8 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .284, 5 HR, 44 RBI, 14 SB ... Last Game at Washington: 0-4 ... Last Series at Washington: 2-12 (.167), 2 RBI ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State (same as career stats): 1-3 (.333) ... Current Hit Streak: None ... Had a recent four-game hit streak (4/12 - 4/16), going 7-for-12 (.583) with a double, two homers, eight RBI and a stolen base ... Hit homers in back-to-back games versus USC (4/13 - 4/14) with four RBI in the series finale versus the Trojans (4/14) ... Pinch-ran and had a pair of stolen bases at Arizona (4/5) ... Leads the team with eight stolen bases in eight chances ... 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): .295, 3 HR, 28 RBI, 6 SB ... Last Game at Washington: DNP ... Last Series at Washington: DNP ... Current Hit Streak: 1 game (4/16) ... Has contributed 28 RBI and six stolen bases ... 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: .364, 6 HR, 32 RBI, 7 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .363, 21 HR, 134 RBI, 26 SB ... Last Game at Washington: 1-4, RBI ... Last Series at Washington: 4-12 (.333), 2B, 2 RBI ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State: 0-5 ... Current Hit Streak: 11 games (4/5 - 4/21) ... National Player of the Year and All-American candidate ... Currently has a career-high-tying 11-game hit streak (4/5 - 4/21), going 22-for-50 (.440) with two doubles, three homers, 11 RBI and two stolen bases during the stretch ... Currently on top of Stanford's all-time batting average list (.363, 231-637) ... Leads the team with 23 bases on balls, a .453 on-base percentage and 133 assists ... Ranks second on the club with a .364 batting average, 41 runs scored, 56 hits and 11 doubles ... Has reached base in all 37 games this year and has hit safely in 34 of 37 as he has three hit streaks of 10 or more games this season ... Was 3-for-5 with four RBI versus Saint Mary's (4/16) ... Walked a career-high four times (the most by a Stanford player this season) versus USC (4/14) ... Was 3-for-5 with an RBI versus USC (4/13) ... Leads the team with seven three-hit games ... 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 ... Picked up his 200th career 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 148 straight games at second base.

#7 - DANNY PUTNAM (L/L, OF, 5-10, 185, Fr.) -- 2002 Season Stats (same as career stats): .240, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 2 SB ... Last Game at Washington: 1-4, 2B, RBI ... Last Series at Washington: 2-12 (.167), 2B, 3B ... Current Hit Streak: 2 games (4/20 - 4/21) ... Has started the team's last five games and seven of nine conference contests in left field ... Contributed a key RBI triple during the seventh inning of Stanford's 9-4 comeback win at Washington (4/20) ... Had back-to-back two-hit games versus USC (4/12 - 2-5, HR, 2 RBI, 4/14 - 2-6, RBI, SB) ... Had a game-winning pinch-hit RBI double in the bottom of the 10th in a 5-4 win over San Jose State (4/9) ... Had the first two-hit game of his career at Arizona (4/5, 2-7, 3B) ... Picked up the first hit of his collegiate career versus Cal Poly (3/8).

#24 - CARLOS QUENTIN (R/R, OF, 6-2, 215, So.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .336, 7 HR, 34 RBI, 7 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .342, 18 HR, 86 RBI, 12 SB ... Last Game at Washington: 1-4 ... Last Series at Washington: 4-12 (.333), 2 RBI ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State (same as career stats): 1-2 (.500), 2B, 2 RBI, SB ... Current Hit Streak: 4 games (4/16 - 4/21) ... All-American candidate ... Leads the team in triples (3) and co-leads the squad in multiple-RBI games (11) ... Ranks second on the club in RBI (34), as well as tied for second in homers (7) and stolen bases (7) ... Had a double, homer and three RBI versus USC (4/13) ... Posted a season-high eight-game hit streak (2/28 - 3/9) in which he was 13-for-34 (.382) with three doubles, two triples, a homer, eight RBI and three stolen bases ... Scored the 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 at Washington: DNP ... Last Series at Washington: DNP ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State: 0-1 (.000) ... Current Hit Streak: 2 games (4/6 - 4/7) ... 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/SS, 6-2, 200, Sr.) -- 2002 Season Stats: .313, 4 HR, 23 RBI, 5 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .293, 17 HR, 102 RBI, 19 SB ... Last Game at Washington: 1-4 ... Last Series at Washington: 2-10 (.200), RBI, SB ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State: 0-3 (.000), SB ... Current Hitting Streak: 2 games (4/20 - 4/21) ... Picked up a season-high five RBI, the first two-triple game by a Stanford player this season and three hits versus Saint Mary's (4/16 - 3-4, 2B, 2 3B, 5 RBI) ... Has started six straight games at shortstop after starting 24 of the first 30 games at third base ... Exploded in a 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) ... 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: .333, 3 HR, 16 RBI, 7 SB ... Updated Career Stats: .293, 13 HR, 72 RBI, 18 SB ... Last Game at Washington: 0-3 ... Last Series at Washington: 2-11 (.182), RBI ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State: 0-1 (.000) ... Current Hitting Streak: None ... Had a key RBI single in the top of the eighth to put Stanford ahead 5-4 in an eventual 9-4 Cardinal comeback win at Washington (4/20) ... Posted three straight multiple-hit games (4/13 - 4/16), going 8-for-12 (.667) with a double, two homers, six RBI and a stolen bases during the stretch ... Was 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI versus USC (4/14) ... Was 3-for-4 with a homer versus USC (4/13) ... 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 ... Tied for second on the team in triples (2) and stolen bases (7) ... 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, 2.84 ERA, 79.1 IP, 73 SO ... Updated Career Stats: 19-4, 2.83, 213.1 IP, 201 SO ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State (same as career stats): 0-1, 11.25 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO ... Notes: National Player of the Year and All-American candidate ... Has a 6-0 record with a 2.84 ERA through his first 11 starts ... 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 (73) and innings pitched (79.1) ... Has posted a 1.80 ERA in 25.0 innings over his last three starts (all Pac-10 games) without receiving a decision ... Most recently pitched 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and seven strikeouts before being removed prior to the seventh inning of a 3-1 loss at Washington (4/19), the first time Stanford has lost a game he has started this season ... Tossed 9.0 innings versus USC (4/12), scattering six hits and four runs (three earned) with eight strikeouts ... Had the longest performance of his career 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 ... Allowing just five hits and two runs (one earned) with eight strikeouts in 8.0 innings in an 8-6 win over Cal Poly (3/1) ... Also has victories over Fresno State (2/15), Florida State (2/8) and Cal State Fullerton (2/1) ... Has tossed at least 6.0 innings in each of his 11 starts.

#27 - TIM CUNNINGHAM (L/L, 6-3, 190, Jr.) -- 2002 Season Stats: 5-2, 4.24 ERA, 63.2 IP, 36 SO ... Updated Career Stats: 16-4, 3.88, 187.2 IP, 126 SO ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO ... Notes: Has struggled in his last two starts, most recently by giving up three runs on three hits, three walks and two hit batsment at Washington (4/20) ... Also allowed nine runs and eight hits in 1.0 plus innings versus USC (4/13) ... 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 12 starts, while ranking second on the club innings pitched (63.2), as well as third in victories (5) and strikeouts (36).

#17 - JOHN HUDGINS (R/R, 6-2, 195, So.) -- 2002 Season Stats: 6-0, 4.63 ERA, 58.1 IP, 41 SO ... Updated Career Stats: 7-5, 4.47, 104.2 IP, 91 SO ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State (same as career stats): DNP ... Notes: All-American candidate ... Pitched effectively in a no-decision effort at Washington (4/21), giving up five hits and three runs over 7.1 innings ... Picked up a victory versus USC (4/14), scattering nine hits and four runs over the first 7.0 innings ... 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) ... Has established himself as the club's third starter after five impressive performances in his six starts ... Co-leads the club in victories (6), while ranking second in strikeouts (41), third in innings pitched (58.1) and tied for second in appearances (12) ... 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, 0.96 ERA, 9.1 IP, 6 SO ... Notes: Has given up just one earned run for an 0.90 ERA and five hits in 10.0 innings and eight appearances, most recently by recording a pair of outs at Washington (4/19) ... Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings versus Saint Mary's (4/16) ... 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, 5.16 ERA, 2 SV, 29.2 IP, 32 SO ... Updated Career Stats: 0-2, 4.66 ERA, 36.2 IP, 35 SO ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State (same as career stats): DNP ... Notes: Has started three straight Tuesday games (4/16 - Saint Mary's, 4/9 - San Jose State, 4/2 - USF) ... 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) ... Took the loss in a 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 (including a 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 a 6.0 inning stint 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, 7.89 ERA, 21.2 IP, 16 SO ... Notes: Has been impressive in three of his last four outings, most recently at Washington (4/20 - 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO) ... Also pitched well versus Saint Mary's (4/16 - 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO) and 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: 3-2, 3.19 ERA, 4 SV, 31.0 IP, 27 SO ... Updated Career Stats: 6-3, 3.07 ERA, 8 SV, 85.0 IP, 66 SO ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State (same as career stats): DNP ... Notes: Leads Stanford with four saves ... Strugged versus Washington taking both losses in the series (4/19, 4/21) ... Closed out a victory for John Hudgins by pitching the final 2.0 scoreless innings versus USC (4/14) ... Recorded the victory versus USC (4/12) despite giving up an unearned run, a hit and walking two in the 10th inning to take a 5-4 lead that Stanford erased with two runs in the bottom of the 10th ... Pitched a career-high 8.0 innings (the longest relief performance by a Stanford pitcher this season) 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, 3.38 ERA, 2 SV, 10.2 IP, 14 SO ... Notes: Pitched a scoreless inning versus Saint Mary's (4/16) ... 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 the 4-1 win over USF ... Earned 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 with two strikeouts in the series opener at Cal (3/8) ... 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, 4.35 ERA, 10.1 IP, 7 SO ... Notes: Did not record an out, giving up three hits and one run in his most recent outing versus Saint Mary's (4/16) ... 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: 1-0, 1.12 ERA, 1 SV, 16.0 IP, 19 SO ... Updated Career Stats: 4-3, 3.92 ERA, 43.2 IP, 50 SO ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State: DNP ... Notes: Picked up his victory since 1999 in the best outing of his career in his most recent appearance at Washington (4/20), striking out a career-high six batters in a career-best 4.2 scoreless innings and allowing just three hits ... Also pitched 2.0 scoreless one-hit innings earlier last week versus Saint Mary's (4/16) ... Has posted a 1.12 ERA by giving up just two earned runs in 16.0 innings with 19 strikeouts ... Pitched 3.0 scoreless two-hit innings for his first save of the season at USC (3/24) ... Struck out five in 2.2 innings and limited Cal (3/10) to two hits and one run ... Tossed 3.1 innings and struck out four at Santa Clara (2/23) ... Ranks second on Stanford's all-time strikeouts per nine innings list (10.31).

#29 - J.D. WILLCOX (R/R, 6-2, 190, Sr.) -- 2002 Season Stats: 2-1, 5.91 ERA, 10.2 IP, 3 SO ... Updated Career Stats: 9-2, 3.98 ERA, 7 SV, 72.1 IP, 50 SO ... 2001 Stats vs. Sacramento State: 0-0, 40.50 ERA, 1 G, 0.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO ... Notes: Picked up his second victory of the season by retiring all three batters he faced in the second inning versus Saint Mary's (4/16) ... Retired the only batter he has faced in each of his previous 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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