Stanford To Host NCAA Regional Friday-Sunday, May 31st-June 2nd

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May 27, 2002

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford will open the 2002 NCAA Division I Baseball Championships by hosting Long Beach State, San Jose State and Cal State Fullerton in an NCAA Baseball Regional from Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2. The Cardinal also earned the No. 8 national seed.

'I'm happy to earn a national seed,' said Stanford head coach Mark Marquess. 'We are in one of the toughest, if not the toughest bracket in the tournament, but at this point of the season all of the teams you are going to be playing are quality. We need to play our best baseball at this time if we hope to win this Regional.'

Stanford (40-16) is the top seed in the Regional and will play fourth-seeded Cal State Fullerton (36-20) in its post-season opener on Friday at 7:00 pm, PDT. The Cardinal finished second in the Pac-10, while the Titans tied for fourth in the Big West. The two teams played twice at last year's College World Series with the Cardinal winning both games, including the bracket final, to advance to the CWS championship game.

Stanford also won two-of-three games against the Titans at Sunken Diamond in its first series of the 2002 campaign. The Cardinal leads the all-time series, 39-28.

Second-seeded Long Beach State (37-19) and third-seeded San Jose State (45-15) will open the Regional on Friday at 3:00 pm, PDT. The Dirtbags finished second in the Big West Conference, while San Jose State was second in the Western Athletic Conference.

The Regional will continue on Saturday with three games. Game 3 will feature the losers of Friday's two contests in an elimination game at 11:00 am, PDT. The winners of Friday's game will play for the right to go to the Regional championship game in Game 4 at 3:00 pm, PDT. The winner of Game 3 will play the loser of Game 4 in an elimination game (Game 5) at 7:00 pm, PDT. Sunday's championship game will begin at 1:00 pm, PDT. A second championship game, if necessary, will follow at approximately 5:00 pm, PDT.

All session passes for the NCAA Regional at Sunken Diamond will go on sale beginning Tuesday, May 28 (9:00 am, PDT) at the Stanford Ticket Office or by calling 1-800-STANFORD. All session ticket prices are $50 Reserved, $35 Adult General Admission, and $20 Child/Senior/Student General Admission. Single game tickets are only available the day of the game ($15 Reserved, $12 General Admission Adult, $8 Child/Senior/Students General Admission).

2002 NCAA Division I Baseball Regional
May 31 - June 2, 2002
Stanford, CA (Sunken Diamond)

Friday, May 31
Game 2 (3 pm, PDT) - No. 3 San Jose State (45-15) vs. No. 2 Long Beach State (37-19)
Game 1 (7 pm, PDT) - No. 4 Cal State Fullerton (36-20) vs. *No. 1 Stanford (40-16)
*Higher seed is the home team in both games on first day of Regional
*No. 8 national seed

Saturday, June 1
Game 3 (11 am, PDT) - Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser
Game 4 (3 pm, PDT) - Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner
Game 5 (7 pm, PDT) - Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser

Sunday, June 2
Game 6 - Championship Game No. 1 (1 pm, PDT) - Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner
Game 7 - Championship Game No. 2 (5 pm, PDT, if necessary) - Only played if both remaining teams have one loss in the Regional following the conclusion of Game 6

A live audio broadcast of all Stanford Baseball games in the 2002 NCAA Regional 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 of all games of the 2002 NCAA Regional will be available at gostanford.com ... Call 1-800-STANFORD for tickets to the 2002 NCAA Regional.

A QUICK LOOK AT THE 2002 NCAA REGIONAL AT STANFORD
Stanford will be hosting Long Beach State, San Jose State and Cal State Fullerton in an NCAA Regional running this Friday-Sunday, May 31 - June 2 ... Stanford is serving as a Regional host for the seventh straight year and the 11th time in school history ... The Cardinal is the top seed in the Regional, as well as the No. 8 and final national seed in the 64-team field for the 2002 NCAA Division I Baseball Championships ... Stanford begins its quest for a fourth straight trip to the College World Series, where the Cardinal has finished second each of the last two seasons, by playing Cal State Fullerton in a rematch of a 2001 CWS bracket final on Friday ... Stanford won 11 of its final 13 Pac-10 games to finish in second place in the Pac-10, one game behind champion USC ... Long Beach State is seeded second after winning its final seven regular season games, including a three-game sweep of Cal State Fullerton in its final series ... The 49ers finished second in the Big West ... San Jose State is seeded third after setting a new school record with 45 regular season wins and won 19 of its final 22 games ... The Spartans finished second in the Western Athletic Conference ... Cal State Fullerton picked up a fourth seed and had won six of seven games before being swept by Long Beach State in its final regular season series ... The Titans finished tied for fourth in the Big West.

2002 NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS INFORMATION
Stanford is one of 16 Regional hosts and the No. 8 national seed for the 2002 NCAA Division I Baseball Championships. The first weekend of play May 31 - June 2 features 16 four-team Regionals with the winners advancing to eight NCAA Super Regionals June 7-9. The winner of the 2002 NCAA Regional at Stanford will face the winner of the Regional being hosted by USC with Cal State Northridge, Maine and BYU joining the Trojans in the four team field. Super Regional sites will be announced on Monday, June 3. The eight Super Regional winners advance to the 56th College World Series to be held June 14-22 at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska.

STANFORD BASEBALL HISTORY VERSUS 2002 NCAA REGIONAL FIELD
Stanford is familiar with this year's versus the 2002 NCAA Regional field. This season, the Cardinal won two-of-three games (7-4, 17-1, 3-6) in its season-opening series (2/1 - 2/3) versus first round opponent Cal State Fullerton. Stanford also won four of five games against the Titans in 2001, including a pair of games at the College World Series. The Cardinal leads the all-time series, 38-29. Stanford split a pair of games with San Jose State this season, coming back for a 5-4 win at Sunken Diamond (4/9) before falling 12-0 in San Jose (5/1). Stanford and San Jose State have never met in the postseason. The Cardinal leads the all-time series, 72-30. Stanford and Long Beach State have not played since the 49ers knocked the Cardinal out of a 1998 Regional at Sunken Diamond (5/23) with a 5-1 victory. Stanford has won the only other game between the teams during the Mark Marquess era.

STANFORD BASEBALL NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY QUICK NOTES
Stanford will be making its 23rd appearance in the NCAA Tournament and its 20th showing in an NCAA Regional ... The Cardinal will be a hosting a Regional for the 11th time and the seventh straight year ... Stanford has won nine of the 11 Regionals played at Sunken Diamond, including the last three years, and 13 in school history ... Stanford has needed a second championship game in each of its last two Regional victories after suffering losses earlier in the Regional ... Stanford has won four straight Regional elimination games over the past two seasons ... Stanford last lost a Regional at Sunken Diamond in 1998 when the Cardinal dropped two-of-three games and were eliminated by Long Beach State in Game 5 of the event ... Stanford has an all-time record of 55-21 (.754) in Regional action ... Stanford has reached the College World Series 13 times, including each of the last three years ... Stanford won CWS titles in 1987 and 1988, while finishing as the runner-up the last two seasons (2000, 2001) ... Stanford is attempting to go to the CWS for the fourth straight year for the first time in school history, extending its current record of three straight CWS trips ... Stanford has an all-time postseason record of 96-49 (.662).

STANFORD BASEBALL 2001 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS REVIEW
Stanford finished as the runner-up at the College World Series for the second straight year in 2001, falling 12-1 to Miami in the CWS championship game. The Cardinal reached the CWS for the third straight year after surviving tough Regional and Super Regional competition at Sunken Diamond by going 4-0 in elimination games. Stanford began the 2001 postseason with a 4-3 win over Marist before the Cardinal was beaten 4-3 by Texas in its second Regional game. Stanford came back with a 6-0 victory over Marist later in the day to earn a spot in the championship game versus the Longhorns. Stanford then swept a doubleheader to advance in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history, sweeping Texas in a pair of memorable games (10-9, 10 inn.; 4-3). Stanford then needed three games to eliminate South Carolina in the Super Regional. The Cardinal picked up an 11-1 victory in the opening game of the series before South Carolina came back with a 4-3 win in the second game. Stanford finally put the Gamecocks away with a 3-2 win in the final game. Stanford then won its first three games at the CWS with a win over Tulane (13-11) and a pair of wins over Cal State Fullerton (5-2, 10 inn.; 4-1) to advance to the CWS final.

STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford finished its regular season by winning its final four games and 11 of its last 13 Pac-10 contests to take second place in the conference, giving the Cardinal either a first or second place finish in the league standings for the 20th time in the last 22 seasons ... Stanford wrapped up its eighth straight 40-win campaign with an 8-2 victory over Washington State in its regular season finale ... Stanford enters the postseason ranked No. 9 in the most recent Baseball America poll released May 27, down one spot from its No. 8 ranking the previous week ... Stanford is 24-4 at home, while the team has managed just a 16-12 mark on the road ... Stanford has come from behind to win in 18 of its 40 victories this season ... Stanford is 8-5 in one-run games and 4-2 in extra inning contests ... Stanford is averaging 8.2 runs per game, reaching double figures in runs 19 times and double figures in hits on 38 occasions ... Stanford finished the regular season as the Pac-10 leader in team batting average (.325), earned run average (4.10) and fielding percentage (.971) ... Stanford's 40-16 regular season record was two games behind the team's 42-14 regular season mark in 2001 ... 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 191-64 (.749) since the beginning of 1999.

STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Sam Fuld leads the Cardinal and the Pac-10 with a .396 batting average and 99 hits ... Fuld finished the regular season on an incredible tear over his last 24 contests, hitting .519 (54-104) with 21 multiple-hit games ... Fuld also leads the club in doubles (19), total bases (142) and on base percentage (.453) ... Fuld is Stanford's all-time batting average leader with a .377 (180-477) lifetime mark ... Fuld also led Stanford with a .425 batting average in 24 Pac-10 games ... Ryan Garko leads the club in home runs (14), RBI (51) and runs scored (62) ... Brian Hall paces the team with 12 stolen bases in 12 chances ... Carlos Quentin leads the club with four triples and has been hit by a team-high 17 pitches ... Stanford's regular starting rotation of Jeremy Guthrie, John Hudgins and Tim Cunningham is a combined 26-4 with a 3.62 ERA ... Guthrie leads the team in ERA (2.52, #1 Pac-10), victories (10-1, #2 Pac-10), strikeouts (115, #1 Pac-10, and innings pitched (121.1, #2 Pac-10, ... Chris O'Riordan has started 167 consecutive games at second base ... Guthrie is a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, while Cooper (Dick Howser Award), Garko (Johnny Bench Award) and O'Riordan (Dick Howser Award) are national semifinalist for their respective awards.

A CLOSER LOOK AT 2002 GAMES VERSUS CAL STATE FULLERTON
at Stanford 7, Cal State Fullerton 4 (February 1, 2002) - Carlos Quentin hit a three-run homer in the first inning while Jeremy Guthrie and Ryan McCally combined for 14 strikeouts without a walk to lead Stanford to a 7-4 win over Cal State Fullerton in the 2002 season opener for both teams. Guthrie picked up the win by striking out nine, while scattering nine hits and four runs (two earned) over the first 6.0 innings. McCally tossed 3.0 innings of one-hit scoreless relief with five strikeouts to record the save. Sam Fuld (3-4, 2 2B) had three of Stanford's 11 hits. Geoff Comfort (2-4, HR, 2 RBI) led the Cal State Fullerton offense.

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BATTERIES: Cal State Fullerton - Littleton, DeJong (5) and Pilittere. Stanford - Guthrie, McCally (7) and Garko. HRs: Stanford - Quentin (1st, 3-run in 1st), Cal State Fullerton - Comfort (1st, 2-run in 6th).

at Stanford 17, Cal State Fullerton 1 (February 2, 2002) - Brian Hall had a career-high six RBI, while Tim Cunningham and Drew Ehrlich combined on a seven-hitter to lead Stanford to a 17-1 rout over Cal State Fullerton. Ryan Garko (4-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) and Jason Cooper (4-4, 4 RBI) each tied career-high hit totals for the Cardinal. Cunningham picked up the victory by holding the Titans to one run and five hits over the first 6.0 innings. Ehrlich struck out five and allowed only two hits in 3.0 innings of scoreless relief work to earn the first save of his collegiate career. Arik VanZandt (3-4, 2 2B) had a three-hit day for the Cardinal. The 16-run margin of defeat for the Titans was their worst loss in Division I school history.

Cal State Fullerton....... 100 000 000 -  1  7  3Stanford.................. 003 931 01x - 17 21  0

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BATTERIES: Cal State Fullerton - Housman, Martin (4), Zahari (4), Ingle (7), Martinez (8) and Pilittere, Suzuki (7). Stanford - Cunningham, Ehrlich (7) and Garko. HRs: Stanford - Hall (1st, 3-run in 5th), Garko (1st, solo in 6th).

Cal State Fullerton 6, at Stanford 3 (February 3, 2002) - Cal State Fullerton jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and held on for a 6-3 victory to hand Stanford its first loss of the season and snap a six-game losing streak versus the Cardinal. David Munoz (4-5, 2B) and Shane Costa (3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI) led a 13-hit Cal State Fullerton offensive attack. Stanford's Carlos Quentin hit his second home run of the series. Darric Merrell scattered seven hits and three runs over 5.1 innings to pick up the victory.

Cal State Fullerton....... 220 000 200 - 6 13  2Stanford.................. 001 101 000 - 3  8  2

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BATTERIES: Cal State Fullerton - Merrell, DeJong (6), Cordero (9) and Suzuki. Stanford - Jecmen, Hudgins (2), Rich (7), Willcox (7) and Garko. HRs: Stanford - Quentin (2nd, solo in 4th).

A CLOSER LOOK AT 2002 GAMES VERSUS SAN JOSE STATE
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 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 picked up the victory and Darin Naatjes pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save. Travis Becktel (3-5, RBI) led the San Jose State offense.

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

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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).

at San Jose State 12, Stanford 0 (May 1, 2002) - San Jose State scored seven runs in the first two innings and rolled to a 12-0 victory over Stanford to end a four-game losing streak against the Cardinal. Dino Quintero (3-5) and Nathan Corrick (3-5) had three hits each to lead a 15-hit Spartan attack. Jeremy Rogelstad earned the victory by limiting the Cardinal to six hits and tossing only the second shutout versus the Cardinal this season. Sam Fuld (2-3) led the Stanford offense, while starter Mark Jecmen suffered the loss.

Stanford................ 000 000 000 -  0  6  2San Jose State.......... 430 102 02x - 12 15  1

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BATTERIES: Stanford - Jecmen, Dyer (1), Naatjes (2), Ehrlich (4), O'Hagan (6), McCally (7), Rich (8), Willcox (8) and Garko. San Jose State - Rogelstad and Shorsher, Bautista (9). HRs: San Jose State - Baker (9th, solo in 4th).

STANFORD DROPS ONE SPOT TO NO. 8 IN BASEBALL AMERICA POLL
Stanford dropped one spot to No. 9 in this week's Baseball America poll released May 27 despite sweeping a three-game series versus Washington State last Friday-Sunday to end the regular season. Stanford currently ranks No. 8 (Baseball Weekly/ESPN) and No. 10 (Collegiate Baseball) in the other major national polls. 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 year before falling out of the top spot for the first time on April 1. 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). All three other teams in the NCAA Regional at Sunken Diamond are also ranked in all three polls -- San Jose State (No. 18 Baseball America, No. 20 Baseball Weekly/ESPN, No. 22 Collegiate Baseball), Long Beach State (No. 22 Baseball America, No. 24 Baseball Weekly/ESPN, No. 24 Collegiate Baseball) and Cal State Fullerton (No. 25 Baseball America, No. 23 Baseball Weekly/ESPN, No. 25 Collegiate Baseball).

STANFORD TO PLAY FIRST RANKED OPPONENT IN TWO MONTHS ON FRIDAY
Stanford's Regional opener against No. 25 Cal State Fullerton on Friday will mark the first time the team has played against an opponent ranked in Baseball America's Top 25 at the time the Cardinal played them since the Cardinal battled then No. 16 Texas in a three-game series at Sunken Diamond March 28-30. Stanford has played eight games since its Texas series against teams that were not ranked when the Cardinal played them but have found themselves back in the current Baseball America poll.

STANFORD WINS 14 OF 16 REGULAR SEASON SERIES
Stanford won 14 of its 16 series during the 2002 regular season. The Cardinal opened the season by winning two-of-three games in its first four series versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1 - 2/3), at Florida State (2/8 - 2/10), at Fresno State (2/15 - 2/18) and versus Santa Clara (2/22 - 2/24). The Cardinal then swept two of its next three series versus Cal Poly (3/1 - 3/3) and at USC (3/23 - 3/24), while splitting the sweeps with two-of-three wins at California (3/8 - 3/10). Stanford then won two-of-three in three more series versus Texas (3/28 - 3/30), at Arizona (4/5 - 4/7) and versus USC (4/12 - 4/14) before finally being beaten in a series for the first time in 2002 with losses in two-of-three games at Washington (4/19 - 4/21). The Cardinal lost two-of-three games again the following weekend at Oregon State (4/26 - 4/28) before rebounding with a sweep versus California (5/3 - 5/5) in the first series of May. Stanford finished the campaign by winning two-of-three versus Arizona State (5/10 - 5/12) and at UCLA (5/17 - 5/19) before sweeping Washington State (5/24 - 5/26) to end the regular season. The Cardinal was 14-2 in series openers, 8-8 in middle games of series and 12-4 in series finales.

TOP OF THE PAC
Stanford (16-8 Pac-10, finished in second place in the final regular season Pac-10 standings, one game behind champion USC (17-7 Pac-10, The second place finish place Stanford among the top two in the conference standings (includes Pac-10 Southern Division) for the ninth straight year and the 20th time in the last 22 years with the only blemishes over that time period a fourth place finish in 1989 and a sixth place showing in 1993.

STANFORD EXTENDS SUNKEN DIAMOND SERIES WIN STREAK TO 22
Stanford won its 22nd straight regular season series at Sunken Diamond by sweeping Washington State (5/24 - 5/26) in its final regular season series of 2002. The last team to win a regular season series against Stanford at Sunken Diamond was USC with two-of-three wins from April 16-18, 1999. Stanford has won 33 of its last 37 regular season series overall.

CARDINAL PICKS UP EIGHTH STRAIGHT 40-WIN SEASON
Stanford picked up its eighth straight 40-win season by winning its final four regular season games. The last time Stanford didn't win 40 games was when the club finished 27-28 in 1993.

COMEBACK CARDINAL
Stanford has trailed before coming back to win in 18 of its 40 victories this season -- (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; vs. Sacramento State, 4/24; vs. California, 5/3, 5/4, 5/5; vs. Washington State, 5/25.

STANFORD LEADS PAC-10 IN THREE MAJOR TEAM CATEGORIES
Stanford leads the Pac-10 in the three major team categories -- batting average (.325), earned run average (4.10) and fielding percentage (.971).

JEREMY GUTHRIE NAMED GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD FINALIST
Jeremy Guthrie has been named one of five national finalists for the prestigious Golden Spikes Award. The other finalists are Russ Adams (North Carolina, Jr., INF), Jeff Baker (Clemson, Jr., INF), Bobby Brownlie (Jr., RHP) and Khalil Greene (Clemson, Sr., INF).

SLAMMIN' SAMMY FINISHES REGULAR SEASON ON A SERIOUS TEAR
Sam Fuld finished the regular season with 21 multiple-hit games in his last 24 contests, hitting .519 (54-104) over the period with four homers, 24 RBI and seven stolen bases during the amazing stretch. Fuld finished the regular season by leading the team and the Pac-10 with a .396 batting average and 99 hits. Fuld is attempting to become only the sixth player in Stanford history to hit .400 in a season and the first since David McCarty hit .420 in 1991. He is also looking to become only the seventh player in Stanford history to record 100 hits in a campaign. Fuld remains on top of Stanford's career batting average list with a .377 lifetime mark (180-477). Fuld also paces the club with 19 doubles, 250 at bats, 142 total bases, a .453 on base percentage, 35 multiple-hit games, 11 three-hit games and three four-hit games.

SAM FULD LEADS CARDINAL IN PAC-10 PLAY
Sam Fuld was also Stanford's top hitter in Pac-10 action with a .425 batting average (45-106) in 24 conference games. Fuld also led the team in Pac-10 action in hits (45), RBI (27), runs scored (31), doubles (8, co-leader), triples (2, co-leader), total bases (69) and stolen bases (7).

RYAN GARKO LEADS TEAM IN HOME RUNS AND RBI
Johnny Bench Award semifinalist Ryan Garko leads the team in both primary power categories with 14 home runs and 51 RBI, both career-highs.

RYAN GARKO, JASON COOPER AND CARLOS QUENTIN REACH 50 RBI EACH
Each member of the middle of the Cardinal lineup -- Ryan Garko, Jason Cooper and Carlos Quentin -- drove in 50 or more runs during the regular season. Garko (51 RBI) holds the slimmest of margins over both Cooper (50 RBI) and Quentin (50 RBI).

CHRIS O'RIORDAN EXTENDS GAMES STARTED STREAK TO 167
Chris O'Riordan has extended his string of consecutive games started at second base to 167. O'Riordan also had a couple of other notable streaks earlier this season, hitting safely in a career-high 12 straight games (4/5 - 4/21) and reaching base in 38 straight contests (2/1 - 4/21) before having both streaks snapped when he went 0-for-4 without reaching base in the series opener at Oregon State (4/26). For the season, O'Riordan reached base in 53 of 56 games and hit safely in 48.

REGULAR STARTING PITCHING ROTATION NOW 26-4 WITH 3.62 ERA
Stanford's regular starting pitching rotation of Jeremy Guthrie (10-1, 2.52, 121.1 IP, 115 SO), John Hudgins (8-1, 4.88, 90.1 IP, 56 SO) and Tim Cunningham (8-2, 3.83, 96.1 IP, 60 SO) is now a combined 26-4 with a 3.62 ERA this season.

STANFORD SURPASSES 2001 HOME RUN TOTAL
Stanford has already surpassed its home run total of last season with 78 roundtrippers. The Cardinal is four homers away from breaking into the school's all-time Top 5 list.

RUNNING OVER THE OPPOSITION
Stanford has nearly doubled its opponents stolen base total this season with 67 thefts compared to 35 for its opponents. Brian Hall leads the club with 12 stolen bases and is a perfect 12-for-12 this season. Carlos Quentin (10), Arik VanZandt (9), Andy Topham (9) and Sam Fuld (8) all have eight or more stolen bases to their credit.

HAPPY AT HOME
Stanford is 24-4 at Sunken Diamond this season, while managing just a 16-12 mark on the road. Stanford has won 11 of its last 12 games at home. The Cardinal is just 5-7 in its last 12 road games and lost two-of-three games in back-to-back Pac-10 road series at Washington (4/19 - 4/21) and Oregon State (4/26 - 4/28).

BIG INNING BONANZA
Stanford has scored five or more runs in an inning 25 times in 2002 and had one inning of at least five runs in each of its final four regular season games. Following is a complete list of all 21 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, 19-1, 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) ... California (5/4, 13-6, 7 runs in 6th, 6 runs in 8th) ... at Santa Clara (5/7, 13-2, 6 runs in 5th) ... at UCLA (5/19, 17-4, 6 runs in 9th) ... Washington State (5/24, 10-0, 5 runs in 2nd) ... Washington State (5/25, 11-3, 6 runs in 7th) ... Washington State (5/26, 8-2, 5 runs in 8th).

STANFORD SUFFERS ONLY ONE LOSING STREAK IN REGULAR SEASON
Stanford's only losing streak of the regular season came when the Cardinal dropped the first two games at Oregon State (4/26 - 4/27). Stanford has won 12 of its final 16 regular season games after the two consecutive losses.

SUNKEN DIAMOND DRAWS BIG CROWDS
Stanford averaged 2716 fans per game in 28 regular season home contests this year, an increase of 519 fans per game compared to last year. The Cardinal drew a season-high 4143 fans for its series finale versus California (5/5).

UPDATING THE SCHOOL RECORD BOOK
Team Season Records: Batting Average (.325, 3rd); Fielding Percentage (.971, 5th); Double Plays (64, 2nd-T)
Individual Career Records: Batting Average - Sam Fuld (.377, 1st), Chris O'Riordan (.352, 7th); Doubles - Chris O'Riordan (48, 10th-T); Won-Loss Percentage - Tim Cunningham (.826, 19-4, 9th-T); Strikeouts Per 9 Innings - Dan Rich (10.61, 2nd), Darin Naatjes (10.55, 3rd); Saves - Ryan McCally (11, 8th-T)
Individual Season Records: Batting Average - Sam Fuld (.396, 6th); Hits - Sam Fuld (99, 7th); Hit-by-Pitch - Carlos Quentin (17, 3rd-T); Won-Loss Percentage - Jeremy Guthrie (.909, 10-1, 4th-T), John Hudgins (.889, 8-1, 10thT); Saves - Ryan McCally (7, 9th-T)

CARLOS QUENTIN SETS NEW NCAA SINGLE GAME HIT-BY-PITCH RECORD
Carlos Quentin set a new NCAA Division I single game record when he was hit by five pitches at Florida State (2/9).

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 2319-1464-32 (.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 37 of its last 38 campaigns and 54 of its last 56 seasons (including this year), has recorded three straight 50-win seasons for the first time in school history (1999-2001) and has reached the 40-win mark in eight consecutive campaigns (1995-2002). Just a few of the other highlights have included 13 College World Series appearances, 18 conference titles and 23 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.

OFFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford's team batting average currently sits at a Pac-10 high .325 and has been at .315 or higher all season. Stanford has raised its mark from a season-low .315 after a game at Arizona (4/5) with double figure hits in 20 of its last 30 games. Stanford has had 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 scored double-digit runs 19 times, including five of its last seven games, and is averaging 8.2 runs per game. The team also has double-digit hits in 38 of its 55 games, including six of its last seven. The Cardinal has hit 78 homers, already surpassing its homer total from last year and just four away from entering the all-time Top 5 list. Sam Fuld leads the club in batting average (.396), hits (99), doubles (19), total bases (142), at bats (250) and on-base percentage (.453). Fuld has been on an incredible tear of late, going 54-104 (.519) with 21 multiple-hit games in his last 24 contests. Ryan Garko leads the team in homers (14), RBI (51), runs scored (62) and bases on balls (35). Carlos Quentin leads the team in triples (4) and hit-by-pitches (17). Jason Cooper leads the team in slugging percentage (.641). Brian Hall leads the club with 12 stolen bases in 12 attempts. Cooper (.359), Scott Dragicevich (.357), Chris O'Riordan (.330), Quentin (.322), Arik VanZandt (.321), Andy Topham (.314) and Garko (.311) are other regulars hitting above .300.

PITCHING REPORT
Stanford posted a Pac-10 best 4.10 ERA during 56 regular season games. Stanford's regular starting rotation of Jeremy Guthrie (10-1, 2.52, 121.1 IP, 115 SO), John Hudgins (8-1, 4.88, 90.1 IP, 56 SO) and Tim Cunningham (8-2, 3.83, 96.1 IP, 60 SO) is a combined 26-4 with a 3.62 ERA. Guthrie paces the club in victories (#2 Pac-10), ERA (#1 Pac-10), innings pitched (#2 Pac-10), strikeouts (#1 Pac-10, and complete games (4). Guthrie (at UCLA, 5/19) and Hudgins (at Oregon State, 4/28) have one shutout each. Guthrie has the team's longest performance of the year with a career-high 10.0 innings pitched at Arizona (4/5) in an eventual 18-inning 5-4 Stanford win. Ryan McCally (4-3, 4.07, 7 SV, 42.0 IP, 35 SO) leads the club with seven saves. Dan Rich (2-2, 2.86, 2 SV, 28.1 IP, 35 SO) and Darin Naatjes (4-0, 2.53, 2 SV, 21.1 IP, 25 SO) have emerged as two of the club's top relievers. Others pitching primarily out of the bullpen include Jonny Dyer (2-0, 4.38, 12.1 IP, 8 SO), David O'Hagan (0-0, 5.11, 12.1 IP, 8 SO), Drew Ehrlich (0-2, 5.45, 2 SV, 39.2 IP, 40 SO), J.D. Willcox (2-1, 6.00, 15.0 IP, 6 SO) and Mark Jecmen (0-4, 8.26, 28.1 IP, 19 SO).

DEFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford led the Pac-10 during the regular season with a .971 fielding percentage, currently tied for its highest mark of the year and only .006 percentage points below last year's .977 school record and nation's best mark. Stanford was errorless in five of its last 13 regular season games and a total of 19 contests this year. Ryan Garko leads the club with 353 putouts, while Chris O'Riordan has a team-high 182 assists. The Cardinal has turned 64 double plays, including a season-high four at Fresno State (2/18), and is just one shy of equaling the school record of 65 set last season. 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 1086-531-5 (.671), all at Stanford. Marquess coached his 1600th game at Stanford this season 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 20 times under Marquess (includes this season). 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 posted winning seasons 25 times in 26 years under his leadership (includes this season) and has finished either first or second in the prestigious Pacific-10 (formerly Pac-10 Southern Division) 20 times in the last 22 years (includes this season). 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 2002 NCAA Division I Baseball Championships)
'I'm happy to earn a national seed. We are in one of the toughest, if not the toughest bracket in the tournament, but at this point of the season all of the teams you are going to be playing are quality. We need to play our best baseball at this time if we hope to win this Regional.'

'The tournament field seems to be too regionalized but what can you do about it. This is a big time championship. We pay for ourselves and make money. It is unfortunate that we have to do it this way. It really does a lot for college baseball when a team comes in here that we haven't seen. We've had teams like Texas, Alabama and Florida State come here in the past. That is huge for college baseball. That really helps our sport, and we're taking a step back from that right now.'

'Our Regional is very difficult, but you're going to have a beat good teams in any Regional you go to at this point. I don't like the fact that you're playing a four-team regional with a team in your conference. When at all possible that should be avoided, as should having to play a team in your league in the Super Regional. If both us and USC win, we play each other in the Super Regional.'

'We've played Cal State Fullerton a lot, twice in last year's College World Series and three times already this year, so we're very familiar with them. We have a lot of respect for them. San Jose State has played as well as just about anybody we've played this year, and they're playing really well right now. Long Beach State just swept Cal State Fullerton, so they're really hot right now. The good is news is we know a lot about them (the other teams in the Regional) and the bad news is we know a lot about them, and how good they are.'

'We earned the right to host a Regional and be seeded eighth nationally. Even though we didn't win the Pac-10, our overall record against good teams makes us deserve to host a Regional.'

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.

PLAYERS QUOTES

(on the 2002 Division I Baseball Championships)'Whoever comes out of our Regional will certainly be prepared for the Super Regional having played such tough competition. It's exciting to see the tough teams we have coming here.' - Jeremy Guthrie

'Cal State Fullerton is a great club. We've played them eight times in the last two years, so we're very familiar with them. They pitch well and they hit well. We are going to have to play very well to beat them in the first game.' - Jeremy Guthrie

'I didn't throw many pitches last Friday, so I'm well rested, 100% ready to go and excited for this weekend.' - Jeremy Guthrie

'It was a really tough draw that we got, but you are going to have to beat good teams to get to the championship game. There's no easy road to Omaha, so you might as well bring it early. It's going to be a good test for us. We're facing a great team on Friday night in Cal State Fullerton and then another great team on Saturday no matter what happens.' - Chris O'Riordan

'It was exciting to get a national seed. You don't want to look ahead to next weekend, but it's exciting to know that if we are able to win this Regional that we would also get to host a Super Regional.' - Chris O'Riordan

'Last year's Regional was challenging as well with a good Texas team as a No. 3 seed and even a good Marist club as a No. 4 seed, but looking at this Regional on paper, I would say it is the toughest one (in my career).' - Chris O'Riordan

'The experience we have on this team will help us in this Regional. The group of guys on this team have been through a lot of baseball situations, both up and down. We know how to handle different situations and the pressure, perhaps better than a young squad would.' - Chris O'Riordan

(on other subjects)'It was great to finish up my regular season strong. This senior group has been fortunate enough to host an NCAA Regional in each of our first three seasons, and hopefully we can do it again.' - Scott Dragicevich after going 3-for-4 with a clutch two-run homer in an 8-2 win over Washington State in the regular season finale

'I felt confident tonight. I pitched well in some big situations, especially early in the game, when I was able to get outs with people on base.' - Jeremy Guthrie after tossing a complete game six-hit shutout and striking out a career-high 13 in an 11-0 win at UCLA (5/17)

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, 5-8, 175, Jr.)
2002 Regular Season Stats: .250, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 0 SB ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: .143, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB ... Career Stats: .313, 0 HR, 30 RBI, 0 SB ... Career Postseason Stats: .410, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 0 SB ... Last Game vs. Washington State: 1-1, RBI ... Last Series vs. Washington State: DNP ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 1-2 (.500) ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 0-2 (.000) ... Current Hitting Streak: None

Has gone 4-for-20 (.200) 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, DH/INF/OF, 6-0, 205, Fr.)
2002 Regular Season Stats (same as career stats): .267, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 1 SB ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: .346, 4 HR, 7 RBI, 1 SB ... Last Game vs. Washington State: 2-4, 2B, SB, 2 RBI ... Last Series vs. Washington State: 4-10 (.400), 2B, HR, 3 RBI, SB ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 0-2 (.000) ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 0-4 (.000) ... Current Hit Streak: 4 games (5/19 - 5/26)

Had a huge final week of the regular season with a four-game hit streak (5/19 - 5/26), hitting .429 (6-14) with a double, three homers, five RBI and a stolen base ... HIt in the leadoff spot in the order in all three games versus Washington State (5/24 - 5/26) ... Was 2-for-4 with a double, stolen base and two RBI in the regular season finale versus Washington State (5/26) ... Homered to lead off the bottom of the first inning versus Washington State (5/24) in his first collegiate at bat as a leadoff hitter ... Had the biggest game of his collegiate career at UCLA (5/19), hitting solo home runs in his first two at bats (2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI) after starting for the first time since May 1 ... 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 Regular Season Stats: .359, 12 HR, 50 RBI, 1 SB ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: .341, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 0 SB ... Career Stats: .297, 23 HR, 96 RBI, 4 SB ... Career Postseason Stats: .105, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB ... Last Game vs. Washington State: 0-2 ... Last Series vs. Washington State: 3-9 (.333), 2 RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 7-12 (.583), 4 RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 2-7 (.286), HR, 3 RBI ... Current Hit Streak: None

All-American candidate ... Second on the club in homers (12), batting average (.359), on-base percentage (.438) and multiple-hit games (21), as well as tied for second in RBI (50) and multiple-RBI games (14) ... Leads the team in slugging percentage (.641) ... Was 3-for-5 with an RBI in the series opener versus Washington State ... Broke out of a 1-for-17 (.059) slump by going 10-for-16 with two doubles, two homers and six RBI over a four-game stretch (5/17 - 5/24) ... Had been 5-for-10 (.500) with two doubles, a triple, four RBI and a stolen base in his previous four games prior to the 1-for-17 stretch ... Went deep at UCLA (5/17) to snap a 16-game (18 Stanford games) homerless string ... Was 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI at UCLA (5/19) ... Had a pair of doubles at UCLA (5/18) ... Homered and had three RBI at UCLA (5/17) ... Was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI at Santa Clara (5/7) ... Was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles at Washington (4/20) ... Had a monster four-game stretch from April 9-14 with four homers and 10 RBI 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 California 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 California (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, 3B, 6-3, 205, Sr.)
2002 Season Stats: .357, 5 HR, 30 RBI, 2 SB ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: .387, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 0 SB ... Career Stats: .315, 10 HR, 66 RBI, 8 SB ... Career Postseason Stats: .225, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB ... Last Game vs. Washington State: 3-4, HR, 3 RBI ... Last Series vs. Washington State: 5-13 (.385), HR, 5 RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 6-12 (.500), 3 2B, 2 RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 1-3 (.333) ... Current Hit Streak: 1 game (5/19)

Closed out the regular season with a big performance versus Washington State (5/26), going 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI ... Recently posted a season-long nine-game hit streak (5/3 - 5/17), hitting .500 (17-34) with four doubles, three homers and 10 RBI during the stretch ... One day after having the hit streak snapped with an 0-for-5 performance, went 3-for-6 with a triple, homer and three RBI at UCLA (5/19) ... Has returned to the starting lineup (at 3B) with 15 starts in the last 16 games ... Has raised his batting average to .357 (third on the club) and ranks tied for third on the team with 14 doubles ... Was 3-for-4 with a double, homer and three RBI at Nevada (5/14) ... Hit his first career grand slam and first homer of the season to spark Stanford's 13-6 comeback win over California (5/4) before coming back the next day (5/5) with a solo homer ... Was 3-for-4 with two doubles in the series opener versus California (5/3) ... Made his first start (at 3B) at Oregon State (4/28) after nine consecutive games of not starting and was 3-for-5 ... Had started 91 consecutive games at shortstop before not starting versus Texas (3/29) ... 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 ... 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 ... Has made only six errors defensively in 156 chances and 43 starts for a .962 fielding percentage.

#5 - SAM FULD (L/L, OF, 5-10, 180, So.)
2002 Season Stats: .396, 6 HR, 43 RBI, 8 SB ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: .425, 4 HR, 27 RBI, 7 SB ... Career Stats: .377, 6 HR, 80 RBI, 19 SB ... Career Postseason Stats: .396, 0 HR, 11 RBI, 2 SB ... Last Game vs. Washington State: 3-5, 2B ... Last Series vs. Washington State: 8-13 (.615), 3 2B, 6 RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 4-14 (.286), 2 2B, RBI ... Current Hit Streak: 8 games (5/12 - 5/26)

All-American candidate ... The hottest hitter on the club with an eight game hit streak and multiple-hit games in 21 of his last 24 games (4/14 -5/26), hitting .519 (54-104) with four homers, 24 RBI and seven stolen bases during the amazing stretch ... Has taken over as Stanford's career batting average leader (.377, 180-507) ... Leads the club and the Pac-10 in batting average (.396) and hits (99) ... Attempting to become only the sixth player in Stanford history to hit .400 in a season and the first since David McCarty hit .420 in 1991 ... Also attempting to become just the seventh player to reach 100 hits in a season and just nine hits shy of equaling the school record of 108 ... Also leads the club in doubles (19), at bats (250), on base percentage (.453), total bases (142), multiple-hit games (35), three-hit games (12) and four-hit games (3) ... Ranks second on the team with 60 runs scored ... Has also found a power stroke with six homers this season after not homering last season ... Was 3-for-5 with a double versus Washington State (5/26) ... Was 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI versus Washington State (5/24) ... Was 3-for-5 with an RBI at UCLA (5/17) and at Nevada (5/14) ... Was 3-for-4 with a double and triple versus Arizona State (5/12) ... Homered, drove in two runs and stole a base at Santa Clara (5/7) ... Homered and had a career-high-tying two stolen bases versus California (5/5) ... Was 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a stolen base versus California (5/3) ... Had a huge game at Oregon State (4/28), going 4-for-4 (career-high-tying four hits) with a double, homer, two RBI, stolen base and a career-high five runs scored ... Was 3-for-4 with an RBI versus Sacramento State (4/24) ... 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: .311, 14 HR, 51 RBI, 1 SB ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: .311, 6 HR, 24 RBI, 0 SB ... Career Stats: .321, 21 HR, 95 RBI, 1 SB ... Career Postseason Stats: .409, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 0 SB ... Last Game vs. Washington State: 1-2, RBI ... Last Series vs. Washington State: 3-11 (.273), HR, 4 RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 6-12 (.500), 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 0-4 (.000) ... Current Hit Streak: 4 games (5/19 - 5/26)

All-American candidate ... Leads the team in homers (14), RBI (51), runs scored (62), bases on balls (35) and putouts (353) ... HIt his team-leading 14th homer, a three-run shot in the second inning against Washington State (5/24) ... Snapped out of a 1-for-17 (.059) slump with two doubles and a homer in his final three at bats at UCLA (5/19 - 3-5, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI) ... Had a key two-run homer to help lift Stanford to a 5-3 win over Arizona State (5/10) ... Had the first two-homer game of his career and tied a career-high with four runs scored at Santa Clara (5/7) ... Had a key three-run homer and a career-high four RBI to key a 13-6 comeback win over California (5/4) ... Was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI at Oregon State (4/28) ... Was 3-for-5 with an RBI at Washington (4/20) ... 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 California series (3/9 - 3/10) ... Hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning at California (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).

#3 - BRIAN HALL (R/R, OF, 6-0, 175, So.)
2002 Season Stats: .271, 3 HR, 34 RBI, 12 SB ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: .292, 2 HR, 18 RBI, 4 SB ... Career Stats: .278, 5 HR, 55 RBI, 18 SB ... Career Postseason Stats: .250, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB ... Last Game vs. Washington State: 0-0 ... Last Series vs. Washington State: 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 4-13 (.308), 2B, HR, 7 RBI ... Current Hit Streak: 2 games (5/19 - 5/26)

Leads the team with 12 stolen bases in 12 chances ... Has gone 12-for-36 (.333) with four doubles, 11 RBI and three stolen bases in his last 14 games ... Was 2-for-2 with a double and a pair of walks versus California (5/4) ... Had a four-game hit streak (4/12 - 4/16) in which he was 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) ... 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): .278, 3 HR, 29 RBI, 6 SB ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: .273, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB ... Last Game vs. Washington State: 0-0 ... Last Series vs. Washington State: 0-0 (.000) ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 0-1 (.000) ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 0-3 (.000) ... Current Hit Streak: None

Has played only three times in the last 14 games, as a sub at Santa Clara (5/7), at UCLA (5/19) and versus Washington State (5/26) ... Had started the previous two games at San Jose State (5/1, 1B) and at Oregon State (4/28, C) ... Has contributed three homers, 29 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 ... Homered 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: .330, 8 HR, 40 RBI, 4 SB ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: .343, 5 HR, 14 RBI, 3 SB ... Career Stats: .352, 23 HR, 142 RBI, 27 SB ... Career Postseason Stats: .319, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 4 SB ... Last Game vs. Washington State: 0-3, RBI ... Last Series vs. Washington State: 3-10 (.300), 2B, 2 RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 2-12 (.167), 2 RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 2-7 (.286) ... Current Hit Streak: None

All-American candidate ... Has started 167 straight games at second base ... Has reached base in 53 of 56 games this season and hit safely in 48 ... Currently ranks seventh on Stanford's all-time batting average list (.352, 252-716) ... Leads the team with 182 assists ... Ranks second on the club in hits (77), doubles (16) and three-hit games (8), as well as third in runs scored (57) and fourth in batting average (.330) ... Recently had an eight-game hit streak (5/11 - 5/25) in which he was 12-for-34 (.353) ... Has had three hit streaks of 10 or more games this season ... Homered in a 3-1 win over Arizona State (5/12) ... Was 3-for-4 versus Arizona State (5/11) ... Was 4-for-6 with a double, homer and three RBI at Oregon State (4/28) ... Had a pair of career-best streaks snapped at Oregon State (4/26) when he was 0-for-4 without reaching base ... Had previously had a 12-game hit streak (4/5 - 4/24, 23-55, .418, 2 2B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 2 SB) and a 38-game on base streak (2/1 - 4/24) ... ... 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) ... 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 in 10 innings, 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 an 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).

#7 - DANNY PUTNAM (L/L, OF, 5-10, 185, Fr.)
2002 Season Stats (same as career stats): .222, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 2 SB ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: .227, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 SB ... Last Game vs. Washington State: DNP ... Last Series vs. Washington State: 0-0 ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 0-1 (.000) ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 1-2 (.500), 2B, RBI ... Current Hit Streak: 1 game (5/19)

Started nine of the team's first 11 Pac-10 games but only one of its last 13 conference contests ... Broke out of an 0-for-11 slump with a pinch-hit single at UCLA (5/19) ... 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: .322, 10 HR, 50 RBI, 10 SB ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: .299, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 4 SB ... Career Stats: .335, 21 HR, 102 RBI, 15 SB ... Career Postseason Stats: .320, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB ... Last Game vs. Washington State: 0-2 ... Last Series vs. Washington State: 3-10 (.300), 2B ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 2-8 (.250), 2 HR, 5 RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 2-7 (.286), HR, RBI ... Current Hit Streak: None

All-American candidate ... Leads the team in triples (4), hit by pitches (17) and multiple-RBI games (15) ... Second on the club in stolen bases (10), tied for second in RBI (50) and third in homers (10) ... Making a run at Stanford's single-season hit-by-pitch record of 19 set by Brian Dallimore in 1996 and has been hit by 31 pitches in his career ... Posted a six-game hit streak (5/3 - 5/11), going 10-for-20 (.500) with a triple, homer, eight RBI and three stolen bases ... Hit a two-run homer at Nevada (5/14) ... Homered and drove in three runs versus California (5/3) ... Posted a seven-game hit streak (4/16 - 4/27) in which he was 9-for-25 (.360) with two homers, seven RBI and a stolen base ... Had a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to key Stanford's comeback 6-5 win over Sacramento State (4/24 - 2-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI) ... 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 California (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: .405, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 2 SB ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: .381, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 2 SB ... Career Stats: .370, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 4 SB ... Career Postseason Stats: .000, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB ... Last Game vs. Washington State: 0-0 ... Last Series vs. Washington State: 0-1 (.000) ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 0-2 (.000) ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 1-3 (.333), 2B ... Current Hit Streak: None

Hitting .405 (15-37) in six starts and 25 games played ... Started the first two games of the Oregon State series (4/26 - 4/27) at third base ... 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, SS, 6-2, 200, Sr.)
2002 Season Stats: .314, 5 HR, 37 RBI, 9 SB ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: .316, 3 HR, 18 RBI, 5 SB ... Career Stats: .296, 18 HR, 116 RBI, 23 SB ... Career Postseason Stats: .281, 4 HR, 23 RBI, 3 SB ... Last Game vs. Washington State: 0-4 ... Last Series vs. Washington State: 3-12 (.250), RBI, 2 SB ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 4-11 (.364), RBI, SB ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 1-6 (.167) ... Current Hitting Streak: None

Stole a pair of bases versus Washington State (5/25) ... Hit a key two-run homer in a 5-3 win over Arizona State (5/10) ... Posted back-to-back multiple-hit games at Oregon State, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI in the final game of the series (4/28) ... Was 3-for-4 versus Sacramento State (4/24) ... 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 25 straight games at shortstop after starting 24 of the first 31 games at third base ... Had a big 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, 6-1, 200, Sr.)
2002 Season Stats: .321, 6 HR, 25 RBI, 9 SB ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: .265, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 2 SB ... Career Stats: .294, 16 HR, 81 RBI, 20 SB ... Career Postseason Stats: .253, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 0 SB ... Last Game vs. Washington State: 2-4, RBI ... Last Series vs. Washington State: 3-7, HR, 3 RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 4-10 (.400), 2 2B, RBI ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 0-0 ... Current Hitting Streak: 2 games (5/25 - 5/26)

Was 3-for-4 with two RBI at UCLA (5/19) ... Was 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a stolen base at Nevada (5/14) ... Homered in the series finale versus California (5/5) ... 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 ... Had a pair of stolen bases at California (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: 10-1, 2.52 ERA, 16 GS, 4 CG, 1 SHO, 121.1 IP, 115 SO ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: 4-1, 1.88 ERA, 8 GS, 4 CG, 1 SHO, 67.0 IP, 62 SO ... Career Stats: 23-5, 2.68 ERA, 7 CG, 2 SHO, 255.1 IP, 243 SO ... Career Postseason Stats: 3-0, 3.28 ERA, 1 CG, 24.2 IP, 18 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 1-0, 3.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO ... Career Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 2-0, 3.00 ERA, 3 G, 3 GS, 19.0 IP, 18 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 21 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: DNP

National Player of the Year and All-American candidate ... Had a memorable outing versus Cal State Fullerton in a 2001 CWS bracket final, earning the victory in a 4-1 Stanford win by holding the Titans to one run and four hits over the first 7.0 innings ... Golden Spikes Award finalist ... Leads the team and the Pac-10 in ERA (2.52) and strikeouts (115) ... Leads the team and ranks second in the Pac-10 in victories (10-1) and innings pitched (121.1) ... Has won 15 of his last 16 decisions dating back to last season ... Has a current consecutive scoreless streak of 19 innings after tossing 7.0 shutout frame in his final regular season start to earn a victory versus Washington State (5/24), scattering seven hits and striking out six ... Had previously thrown four straight complete games and has gone at least 6.0 innings in all 16 of his starts ... Posted a 4-1 record and a 1.88 ERA with 62 strikeouts in 67.0 innings over eight Pac-10 starts, allowing just 52 hits and 14 earned runs ... Recorded his first shutout of the season with the most dominating performance of his career, striking out a career-high 13 and scattering six hits in an 11-0 win over UCLA (5/17) ... Picked up a victory with a complete game versus Arizona State (5/10), scattering eight hits and three runs with eight strikeouts ... Earned a victory versus California (5/3), scattering six hits and four runs (three earned) with 10 strikeouts ... Suffered his only loss of the season at Oregon State (4/26) despite throwing his first complete game of the campaign to snap an 11-game win streak ... Received no decision with 6.0 scoreless innings at Washington (4/19), allowing just two hits and striking out seven before being removed with a 1-0 lead before Washington came back to win, 3-1 ... Tossed 9.0 innings versus USC (4/12), scattering six hits and four runs (three earned) with eight strikeouts ... Had the longest outing of his career at Arizona (4/5), tossing 10.0 innings and allowing just two runs and nine hits to receive no decision in a game that Stanford eventually won 5-4 in 18 innings ... Scattered eight hits and six runs (three earned) in 6.0 innings to earn a victory at USC (3/23 - Game 1) ... Needed a Stanford comeback to win at California (3/8) as the Cardinal scored 15 runs in the seventh and eighth innings for a 15-4 win in a game California led 4-0 after six innings ... Allowed 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) ...Started the season with victories over Fresno State (2/15), Florida State (2/8) and Cal State Fullerton (2/1) in his first three starts.

#17 - JOHN HUDGINS (R/R, 6-2, 195, So.)
2002 Season Stats: 8-1, 5.02 ERA, 17 G, 12 GS, 2 CG, 1 SHO, 90.1 IP, 56 SO ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: 3-1, 5.86 ERA, 8 GS, 1 CG, 1 SHO, 50.2 IP, 25 SO ... Career Stats: 9-6, 4.68, 136.2 IP, 106 SO ... Career Postseason Stats: 0-0, 3.00 ERA, 4 G, 1 GS, 12.0 IP, 13 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 0-0, 2.08 ERA, 1 G, 4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO

Tied for second on the team in victories with an 8-1 record ... Has received no decisions in each of his last two outings versus Washington State (5/25) and at UCLA (5/18) ... Suffered his first and only defeat of the season versus Arizona State (5/11), giving up nine runs and 11 hits in 5.1 innings ... Ranks third on the club in strikeouts (56) and innings pitched (90.1) ... Picked up his most recent win versus California (5/5), scattering nine hits and five runs in 6.0 innings ... Tossed his first career shutout and the first by a Stanford pitcher this season in his previous outing at Oregon State (4/28), limiting the Beavers to four hits with five strikeouts ... 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) ... Tossed 6.2 innings, giving up just five hits and four runs to win 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 and beat Cal Poly (3/3), holding the Mustangs scoreless over the first 6.0 innings and 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.

#27 - TIM CUNNINGHAM (L/L, 6-3, 190, Jr.)
2002 Season Stats: 8-2, 3.83 ERA, 17 G, 17 GS, 96.1 IP, 60 SO ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: 4-1, 5.06 ERA, 8 G, 8 GS, 42.2 IP, 28 SO ... Career Stats: 19-4, 3.76 ERA, 50 G, 36 GS, 220.1 IP, 150 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 1-0, 1.50 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: DNP

Notes: Leads the team with 17 starts, while ranking second on the club in innings pitched (96.1) and strikeouts (60), as well as tied for second in victories with an 8-1 record ... Has won three consecutive starts, most recently with an outstanding effort versus Washington State (5/26), giving up just three hits and two runs over the first 7.2 innings and not giving up a hit until two outs in the sixth ... Also has victories versus UCLA (5/19 - 7.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 6 SO) and Arizona State (5/12), blanking the Sun Devils and scattering seven hits to earn Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the first time in his career (5/13) ... Had picked up no decisions in each of his previous three starts versus California (5/4), at Oregon State (4/27) and at Washington (4/20) ... Recorded a victory at Arizona (4/6), limiting the Wildcats to five hits and one run over 7.0 innings ... Had 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 decisions 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.

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#33 - JONNY DYER (R/R, 6-1, 180, Fr.)
2002 Season Stats (same as career stats): 2-0, 4.38 ERA, 10 G, 12.1 IP, 8 SO ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: 0-0, 2.08, 3 G, 4.1 IP, 1 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: DNP ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 1-0, 5.40 ERA, 2 G, 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO

Has had rough outings in his last two appearances at San Jose State (5/1 - 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO) and versus Sacramento State (4/24 - 1.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO) ... Had previously given up just one earned run in his first 10.0 innings ... 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, 5.45 ERA, 2 SV, 20 G, 39.2 IP, 40 SO ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: 0-0, 5.06 ERA, 4 G, 5.1 IP, 4 SO ... Career Stats: 0-2, 5.01 ERA, 25 G, 3 GS, 46.2 IP, 43 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 SV, 1 G, 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 0-0, 7.20 ERA, 2 G, 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO

Second on the club with 20 appearances ... Tossed a hitless ninth inning with a strikeout in his most recent appearance versus Washington State (5/25) ... Gave up five runs and five hits in 1.0 inning at Nevada (5/14) ... Pitched 2.0 innings versus Arizona State (5/11), giving up two hits and one run ... Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings with three strikeouts at Santa Clara (5/7) ... Tossed 2.0 innings, allowing two hits and one run, at San Jose State (5/1) ... Tossed 2.0 impressive hitless innings with three strikeouts versus Sacramento State (4/24) ... Has recorded 40 strikeouts in 39.2 innings (9.08 strikeouts per nine innings) ... 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 California (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 collegiate 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): 0-4, 8.26 ERA, 14 G, 28.1 IP, 19 SO ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: 0-0, 6.14 ERA, 3 G, 7.1 IP, 3 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 0-1, 21.60 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 1.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 0-1, 9.64 ERA, 2 G, 1 GS, 4.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO

Allowed two runs and two hits in 1.1 innings in his most recent appearnce at Nevada (5/14) ... Tossed 0.2 scoreless innings versus Arizona State (5/11) ... Pitched 3.0 innings at Santa Clara (5/7), giving up three hits and one run ... Took the loss at San Jose State (5/1), giving up four runs and four hits before being removed with two outs in the bottom of the first inning ... Tossed a scoreless inning as the starter versus Sacramento State (4/24) ... Also has pitched well at Washington (4/20 - 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO), versus Saint Mary's (4/16 - 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO) and 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 as the third starter in the rotation 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: 4-3, 4.07 ERA, 7 SV, 22 G, 42.0 IP, 35 SO ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: 3-2, 4.71 ERA, 2 SV, 10 G, 21.0 IP, 16 SO ... Career Stats: 7-4, 3.47 ERA, 11 SV, 66 G, 1 GS, 96.0 IP, 74 SO ... Career Postseason Stats: 0-0, 1.35 ERA, 8 G, 6.2 IP, 4 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 SV, 1 G, 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO

Leads Stanford with 22 appearances and seven saves, ranking tied for ninth on Stanford's single season save list ... Picked up his most recent save with a scoreless inning versus Arizona State (5/12) in a 3-1 Stanford win ... Allowed four runs and four hits in 2.0 innings of work at UCLA (5/18) and did not retire either batter he faced in his most recent outing versus Washington State (5/26) ... Charged with the loss at Nevada (5/14) after allowing his first homer of the season and two runs in 2.0 innings ... Picked up a save with 2.0 innings of scoreless one-hit work versus California (5/5) ... Recorded a win against California (5/4) ... Pitched a perfect ninth inning versus Sacramento State (4/24) to earn a save ... Tossed a scoreless ninth inning at San Jose State (5/1) ... Struggled versus Washington by 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 a victory versus USC (4/12) despite giving up an unearned run, a hit and walking two in the 10th inning, allowing a 5-4 USC 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 up 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 California (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): 4-0, 2.53 ERA, 2 SV, 19 G, 21.1 IP, 25 SO ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: 0-0, 6.23 ERA, 4.1 IP, 5 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: DNP ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 G, 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO

Has a 4-0 record and two saves with a 2.53 ERA, second lowest on the team ... Twice pitched a scoreless inning versus Washington State (5/24, 5/26) ... Has not given up a run in 10 of his last 11 outings, giving up only two runs over the last 12.2 innings ... Has 25 strikeouts in 21.1 innings (10.55 strikeouts per 9 innings) and ranks third on Stanford's all-time list in the category ... Had arguably his best performance of the year in his first career start at Santa Clara (5/7), tossing 3.0 scoreless one-hit innings with a career-high five strikeouts to earn the victory ... Pitched a scoreless inning of relief versus California (5/5) ... Did not give up an earned run in 1.2 innings at San Jose State (5/1) ... Recorded his third victory of the season with 2.1 scoreless innings versus Sacramento State (4/24) ... 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 California, 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 California (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, 5.11 ERA, 9 G, 12.1 IP, 8 SO ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.2 IP, 0 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: DNP ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 0-0, 18.00 ERA, 1 G, 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO

Touched for two runs and three hits in his most recent outing at San Jose State (5/1) ... Pitched a perfect inning versus Sacramento State (4/24) ... 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: 2-2, 2.86 ERA, 2 SV, 16 G, 28.1 IP, 35 SO ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: 2-2, 2.63, 1 SV, 13.2 IP, 18 SO ... Career Stats: 5-5, 4.18 ERA, 41 G, 56.0 IP, 66 SO ... Career Postseason Stats: 0-1, 4.25 ERA, 1 SV, 4 G, 4.1 IP, 8 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 0-0, 27.00 ERA, 1 G, 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 0-0, 54.00 ERA, 1 G, 0.1 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO

Has the team's third lowest team ERA (2.86) ... Has 35 strikeouts in 28.1 innings (11.12 strikeouts per nine innings) ... Gave up two hits and a run with three strikeouts in his most recent appearance versus Washington State (5/25) ... Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings with four strikeouts at UCLA (5/19) ... Charged with the loss at UCLA (5/18) after giving up singles to both batters he faced before they eventually came around to score ... Impressive in 2.0 scoreless innings with two strikeouts at Nevada (4/14) ... Gave up one run on a homer in 0.2 innings versus Arizona State (5/12) ... Pitched 1.0 inning and gave up a run at Santa Clara (5/7) ... Recorded his second save of the season with 3.0 scoreless innings and three strikeouts versus California (5/4) ... Gave up a pair of earned runs in only 0.1 innings of work at San Jose State (5/1) ... Took the loss at Oregon State (4/27), allowing an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth inning of a 4-3 loss ... Picked up his victory since 1999 in the best outing of his career 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 versus Saint Mary's (4/16) ... 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 California (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 with 66 career strikeouts in 56.0 innings (10.61).

#29 - J.D. WILLCOX (R/R, 6-2, 190, Sr.)
2002 Season Stats: 2-1, 6.00 ERA, 15 G, 15.0 IP, 6 SO ... 2002 Pac-10 Stats: 0-1, 5.40 ERA, 4 G, 3.1 IP, 2 SO ... Career Stats: 9-2, 4.11 ERA, 7 SV, 76.2 IP, 53 SO ... Career Postseason Stats: 2-0, 1.93 ERA, 2 SV, 7 G, 9.1 IP, 6 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. Cal State Fullerton: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO ... 2002 Stats vs. San Jose State: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO

Recorded the final out of the regular season with a strikeout versus Washington State (5/26) ... Also pitched a hitless inning versus Washington State (5/24) in the series opener ... Allowed two runs and three hits in 1.1 innings at Nevada (5/14) ... Had posted a couple of scoreless efforts in his previous two outings, pitching 1.0 innings versus Arizona State (5/11) and 0.2 scoreless innings at San Jose State (5/1) ... Touched for a run and a pair of hits without recording an out versus Sacramento State (4/23) ... 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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