No. 7 Stanford Continues Series At UCLA Saturday
May 18, 2002
No. 7 Stanford (36-15, 12-7) at UCLA (25-29, 8-11)size>
Fri., May 17 - Stanford 11, at UCLA 0
Sat., May 18, 1 pm, PDT - RHP John Hudgins (8-1, 5.03) vs. LHP Wes Whisler (5-2, 3.87)
Sun., May 12, 1 pm, PDT - LHP Tim Cunningham (6-2, 3.97) vs. TBA
A live audio broadcast of all three Stanford-UCLA 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 all the action ... Live stats will not be available for any of the Stanford-UCLA baseball games.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford will continue its series with UCLA on Saturday (1 pm, PDT) after winning Friday's opener, 13-0, behind Jeremy Guthrie's second career complete game with a career-high 13 strikeouts ... Stanford has now won seven of its last eight Pac-10 games and moved to within one game of first place USC (13-6 Pac-10) in the race for the conference title ... Stanford is tied Washington (12-7 Pac--10) for second place ... Stanford is attempting to finish either first or second in the Pac-10 standings for the 20th time in the last 22 years ... Stanford won two-of-three games in its series with UCLA last year and has won five straight series over the Bruins with the last UCLA series victory coming in 1997 ... Stanford has won 21 straight regular season three-game series at Sunken Diamond and has not lost a series at home since dropping two-of-three to USC (4/16 - 4/18/99) ... Stanford has won 31 its last 35 series overall but has dropped two-of-three games in each of its last two Pac-10 road series at Washington (4/19 - 4/21/02) and Oregon State (4/26 - 4/28/02) ... The Cardinal is just 4-6 in its last 10 road games ... Stanford held onto the No. 7 spot in the most recent Baseball America poll released May 13 ... Stanford has come from behind to win in 17 of its 36 victories this season ... Stanford is 21-4 at home, while the team has managed just a 15-11 mark on the road ... Stanford is 13-2 in series openers, 7-7 in middle games of series and 10-4 in series finales ... Stanford needs four more wins for its eighth straight 40-win campaign ... Stanford is averaging 8.1 runs per game, reaching double figures in runs 16 times and double figure hits on 34 occasions ... Stanford is currently hitting .323, while posting a 4.16 ERA and a .971 fielding percentage, leading the Pac-10 in all three categories ... Stanford leads the Pac-10 in a total of nine team categories, including home runs (68) ... Stanford's 36-15 record this season is two games behind the team's 38-13 mark through 51 games a year ago ... 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 187-63 (.748) since 1999.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Sam Fuld leads the Cardinal with a .388 batting average (#2 Pac-10) and 88 hits (#1 Pac-10) ... Fuld is on an incredible tear over the last 19 contests, hitting .531 (43-81) with 17 multiple-hit games over the period ... Fuld is also Stanford's all-time batting average leader with a .372 (169-454) lifetime mark ... Ryan Garko leads the club in homers (12), runs scored (56) and bases on balls (33) ... Carlos Quentin leads the team in RBI (49), triples (4) and hit by pitches (15) ... Brian Hall paces the team with 12 stolen bases in 12 chances ... Stanford's regular starting rotation of National Player of the Year candidate Jeremy Guthrie, John Hudgins and Tim Cunningham is a combined 23-4 with a 3.88 ERA ... Guthrie paces the squad in victories (9, #2 Pac-10), ERA (2.69, #1 Pac-10), innings pitched (114.1, #2 Pac-10), strikeouts (109, #1 Pac-10), complete games (4) and shutouts (1, co-leader) ... Guthrie struck out a career-high 13 batters in a complete-game six hit 11-0 win at UCLA (5/17) ... Cunningham was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (5/13) after 7.0 scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over Arizona State (5/12) ... Chris O'Riordan has started 162 consecutive games at second base ... Scott Dragicevich currently has a season-high nine-game hit streak (17-34, .500) with four doubles, three homers and 10 RBI during the stretch.
STANFORD-UCLA BASEBALL SERIES NOTES AND HISTORY
Stanford continues its three-game series at UCLA on Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19 (1 pm, 1 pm, PDT) after winning Friday night's series opener, 11-0. Stanford has won seven of its last seven Pac-10 games to improve its Pac-10 record to 12-7 and rise into a second place tie in the Pac-10 standings with Washington, 1.0 game behind league leader USC (13-6 Pac-10). UCLA had its three-game win streak snapped with Friday's loss to Stanford. Stanford won two-of-three games between the teams at Sunken Diamond last season (4/7-4/8/01). The teams split a doubleheader to open the series with a 6-4 UCLA victory in the opener and a 9-0 Cardinal win in the nightcap. Stanford won the rubber game of the series, 11-2. Stanford also won two-of-three games between the teams at Sunken Diamond in 2000 and at UCLA in 1999. Stanford swept all six games from the Bruins in 1998 with the last Bruin series victory coming in 1997 when UCLA won two-of-three games in both series versus the Cardinal that season. Stanford leads the all-time series, 175-131.
A CLOSER LOOK AT FRIDAY NIGHT'S SERIES OPENER
Stanford 11, at UCLA 0 (May 17, 2002) - Jeremy Guthrie tossed his second career shutout and struck out a career-high 13 batters to lead Stanford to a dominating 11-0 victory over UCLA in the opener of a three-game series. Guthrie allowed just six hits and did not walk a batter as he picked up his fourth complete game in a row. Sam Fuld (3-5) continued his hot streak with his 17th multiple-hit game in the last 19 contests and his 31st of the season. Scott Dragicevich (3-5) also continued his hot hitting with three hits and extended his season-high hit streak to nine games. Jason Cooper (2-4, HR, 3 RBI) hit his 11th home run of the season to break a dry spell of 18 games without a homer. Andy Topham (2-5, 2B, 2 RBI) and Brian Hall (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI) added two hits each for the Cardinal. UCLA starter Mike Kunes (7-4) took the loss, allowing five runs and six hits in 5.1 innings. Casey Grzecka (2-4) was the only Bruin player with more than one hit.
Stanford............ 001 004 024 - 11 14 1UCLA................ 000 000 000 - 0 6 1
Win-Guthrie(9-1) Loss-Kunes(7-4) Save-None T-2:35 A-476
BATTERIES: Stanford - Guthrie and Garko. UCLA - Kunes, Jerkins (6), Clark (9) and Grzecka. HRs: Stanford - Cooper (11th, 2-run in 8th).