No. 10 Stanford Travels To No. 4 Texas Saturday And Sunday
Feb. 19, 2003
Sat., Feb. 22, 1 pm, CT (Game 1) - RHP John Hudgins (2-0, 2.17) vs. RHP Danny Muegge (3-0, 2.45)
Sat., Feb. 22 (Game 2) - RHP Ryan McCally (1-1, 3.68) vs. LHP Justin Simmons (2-0, 3.38)
Sun., Feb. 23, 1 pm, CT - TBA vs. TBA
A live audio broadcast of all three Stanford-Texas games will be available on KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... Chad Goldberg will call the action ... Saturday's doubleheader may at times be an internet only broadcast due to conflicts with Stanford men's basketball games ... Sunday's game will be televised locally in the Austin area live by KVC Channel 13 ... A Gametracker with live stats will also be available for all three games from a link at gostanford.com.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford travels to Texas riding a season-high four-game win streak ... Stanford's four-game win streak has been fueled by pitching (1.75 ERA, .194 opponents batting average) and defense (three errors, .980 fielding percentage) ... The Cardinal is also hitting .294 during the stretch ... Stanford had lost five of its previous six games prior to the streak ... Stanford is hitting .282 as a team, has posted a 3.32 ERA and has a .969 fielding percentage through its first 12 contests ... Stanford is looking to extend its school record of consecutive appearances at the College World Series to five ... The Cardinal has reached the CWS championship game in two of the last three seasons (2000, '01) and qualified for a CWS bracket final in 1999 and 2002 ... Stanford is ranked among the nation's top 15 in each of the four major college baseball polls (No. 9 Sports Weekly/ESPN; No. 10 Baseball America; No. 11 Collegiate Baseball; No. 15 NCBWA).
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Mark Marquess became the 21st coach in the history of Division I baseball to reach the 1100 win mark when Stanford defeated Nevada this past Monday, 5-4 ... Marquess needs just one more win to move into sole possession of 20th place on the all-time win list ... John Hudgins was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (2/11) after his performance versus Florida State (2/7, 9.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 SO) and then took a no-hitter into the eighth inning of his most recent start versus Fresno State (2/14, 8.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO) to earn his second win of the season ... Ryan McCally pitched his first career complete game and the first by a Stanford pitcher this season in his most recent start, a 7-2 win over Fresno State (2/16), taking a shutout into the ninth inning and retired 17 straight batters at one point ... Tobin Swope (.396) leads the club in batting average ... Ryan Garko paces the club in homers (3) and RBI (10), while Brian Hall leads the squad with four stolen bases ... Stanford has started three freshman infielders in each of the last four games in John Mayberry, Jr. (1B), Chris Lewis (2B) and Jed Lowrie (3B) ... Freshman left-handed pitcher Mark Romanczuk is 2-0 with two saves in his first five career appearances, giving up just three hits with 12 strikeouts over 9.2 scoreless innings
STANFORD-TEXAS PREVIEW AND SERIES HISTORY
Stanford and Texas continue their rivalry with a three-game series in Austin. Stanford has a season-high four-game win streak, while the defending NCAA champions have won eight in a row. Stanford and Texas have played 11 games in the last two seasons with Stanford holding a slim 6-5 edge. In 2001, Stanford knocked Texas out of the NCAA Tournament with a doubleheader sweep (10-9, 10 inn.; 4-3) on the final day of an NCAA Regional at Stanford, one day after Texas had defeated the Cardinal, 4-3. Stanford also won two-of-three games in a 2001 regular season series in Austin (February 16-18; 9-6, 5-0, 1-2). Last year, the Longhorns returned the favor by defeating the Cardinal twice at the College World Series (June 17, 20; 8-7, 6-5) to end Stanford's season. Stanford did win two-of-three games in a 2002 regular season series at Stanford (March 28-30; 7-6, 10 inn; 0-2, 10 inn; 7-2). Stanford leads the all-time series, 13-11-1.
SATURDAY GAME 1 STARTER JOHN HUDGINS
Season Notes: Has posted a 2-0 record and a 2.17 ERA over his first four starts ... Leads the team with 28 strikeouts and 29 innings pitched ... Opponents are hitting just .220 off him with only 24 hits in 29.0 innings ... Has allowed just three walks ... Has established himself as the team's top starter after pitching primarily as the third starter for most of last season and as a reliever during his freshman year ... Individual Game Highlights: Took a no-hitter into the eighth inning of his most recent start and earned the win in a 4-1 victory over Fresno State (2/14), allowing just three hits and one run with nine strikeouts over 8.0 innings ... Earned his first career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors (2/11) after holding Florida State to one run and six hits with a career-high 10 strikeouts over the first 9.0 innings of Stanford's 2-1 victory in 12 innings over the Seminoles (2/7) ... Picked up a no-decision in his previous start at Cal State Fullerton (1/31) by scattering 10 hits and three runs over the first 6.0 innings before leaving the game with the score tied 3-3 ... Limited Santa Clara to five hits and two runs with six strikeouts over 6.0 innings in his first start of 2003 to pick up a victory (1/25) ... Career Notes: Finished the 2002 season with a 10-1 overall record to rank tied for fourth on Stanford's all-time single season won-loss percentage list (.909) ... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in 2002 while also ranking third on the club in both innings pitched (105.0) and strikeouts (62) ... Ranks second among active Stanford players in career victories (13), strikeouts (140) and innings pitched (180.1) ... Has a 12-6 career record with four saves and a 4.19 ERA in 45 appearances and 21 starts ... Has three career complete games and one shutout, the only active Stanford pitcher with a shutout to his credit.
SATURDAY GAME 2 STARTER RYAN MCCALLY
Season Notes: Has a 1-1 record, one save and a 3.68 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 22.0 innings and four appearances (three starts) ... Has appeared to have established himself in the rotation with three consecutive starts ... Individual Game Highlights: Tossed his first career complete game with a career-high 9.0 innings and earned his first career victory as a starter in his fourth career start in a 7-2 win over Fresno State (2/16) ... Took a shutout into the ninth inning and retired 17 straight batters at one point before giving up a pair of ninth inning runs ... Had previously had his best performance of the season in relief at Santa Clara on opening day (1/25), holding the Broncos scoreless on one hit over the final 3.0 innings ... Took the loss at Cal State Fullerton (2/2) in his first start of the season and second of his career, allowing eight runs (four earned) and seven hits with five strikeouts in 5.2 innings ... Earned a no-decision versus Florida State (2/9) in a 12-inning, 10-8 loss, scattering three runs and four hits over the first 4.1 innings ... Career Notes: Has spent most of his career as a reliever, making 68 of his 69 appearances prior to this season out of the bullpen ... Stanford's active career leader in appearances (73) and saves (12), ranking tied for seventh on the school's all-time list in saves ... Has been tremendous during the postseason in his career with a 1.15 ERA in 15.2 innings, allowing just two earned runs and eight hits.
SUNDAY STARTER TBA
at Stanford 4, Fresno State 1 (Friday, February 14, 2003)
John Hudgins carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning and John Mayberry, Jr. homered to lead Stanford to a 4-1 victory over Fresno State. Hudgins struck out nine while allowing just one run and three hits over the first 8.0 innings. Jed Lowrie (2-3, 2B), Mayberry (2-4, HR, RBI, SB), Sam Fuld (2-4, 2 2B, SB) and Carlos Quentin (2-4, RBI) combined for eight of Stanford's 10 hits.
at Stanford 5, Fresno State 2 (Saturday, February 15, 2003)
David O'Hagan picked up his first collegiate win and Ryan Garko hit a key two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Stanford to a 5-2 victory over Fresno State. John Mayberry, Jr. (2-3) and Danny Putnam (2-4) had two hits each for Stanford, while Chris Patrick (2-4) was the only Fresno State player with more than one hit.
at Stanford 7, Fresno State 2 (Sunday, February 16, 2003)
Stanford completed a three-game sweep of Fresno State with a 7-2 victory. Ryan McCally pitched his first career complete game and the first by a Stanford pitcher this season, taking a shutout into the ninth inning before allowing a pair of runs. McCally gave up just six hits, while striking out five and not allowing a walk. Tobin Swope (2-3, 2B, RBI) and Jed Lowrie (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI) had two hits each.
at Stanford 5, Nevada 4 (Monday, February 17, 2003)
Mark Marquess picked up his 1100th career victory and Stanford won its fourth straight game with a 5-4 victory over Nevada. Pinch-hitter Danny Putnam snapped a 4-4 tie with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to score John Mayberry, Jr. with the eventual game-winning run. Ryan Garko homered for the second time in the past three games and the third time this season.
STANFORD CLIMBS ONE SPOT TO NO. 10 IN BASEBALL AMERICA POLL
Stanford has climbed one spot in the most recent Baseball America poll to No. 10, one week after falling eight places. Stanford began the 2003 season ranked No. 3 in the preseason Baseball America poll released January 2. Stanford is currently ranked No. 9 by Sports Weekly/ESPN, No. 11 by Collegiate Baseball and No. 15 in the NCBWA poll. Stanford finished the 2002 season ranked fourth by Baseball America, Baseball Weekly/ESPN and Collegiate Baseball, as well as fifth by the NCBWA. Stanford has been ranked No. 1 at one point during each of the past six years (1997-2002) prior to this season. 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). Stanford has already played six games against two of Baseball America's current top 10 teams (No. 3 Florida State, No. 6 Cal State Fullerton) and still has 12 more scheduled against teams currently in the top 10 opponents (No. 4 Texas, No. 5 Arizona State, No. 8 USC).
MARK MARQUESS EARNS 1100TH CAREER VICTORY, REACHES TOP 20 LIST
Stanford head coach Mark Marquess picked up his 1100th career victory in Stanford's 5-4 win over Nevada (2/17) this past Monday. Marquess became the 21st coach in the history of Division I college baseball to reach 1100 victories and is currently tied for 20th on the all-time win list with the late Jim Brock of Arizona State.
JOHN HUDGINS CONTINUES SUCCESS ON THE MOUND
John Hudgins has compiled a 2-0 record and a 2.17 ERA in his first four starts this season. He leads the club with 29.0 innings pitched and 28 strikeouts, while allowing just three walks and 24 hits for a .220 opponents batting average. In his most recent start, he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and earned the win in Stanford's 4-1 victory over Fresno State (2/14). In his previous start, he held Florida State to just one first inning run and six hits, while striking out a career-high 10 batters without a walk over the first 9.0 innings of Stanford's 12-inning, 2-1 victory to earn the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors for the first time in his career.
DANNY PUTNAM DELIVERS IN A PINCH
In his first appearance as a pinch-hitter this season, Danny Putnam drove home John Mayberry, Jr. in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Stanford to a 5-4 victory over Nevada (2/17).
Stanford has posted a 35-6 record at Sunken Diamond over the past two seasons. The Cardinal did have two home winning streaks snapped versus Florida State earlier this season. The Seminoles ended Stanford's 11-game win streak with a 4-3 victory in the second game of the series (2/8) and then won 10-8 in 12 innings in the series finale (2/9) to become the first opponent to win a series at Sunken Diamond since USC took two-of-three against the Cardinal from April 16-18, 1999, a span of 22 series.
SAM FULD CURRENTLY FIFTH ON ALL-TIME BATTING AVERAGE LIST
Sam Fuld currently ranks fifth on Stanford's all-time batting average list with a .355 lifetime mark (203-572). Fuld began the 2003 campaign on top of Stanford's career batting average list (.367) but has lost .012 points off his career average by hitting .231 (12-52) over the first 12 games this season.
SEVERAL FRESHMEN MAKING MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Stanford has had several freshmen make major contributions in their first year on The Farm. The Cardinal has started three freshmen in the infield for each of the last four games in John Mayberry, Jr. (1B), Chris Lewis (2B) and Jed Lowrie (3B). Mark Romanczuk has been the team's top pitcher out of the bullpen, while Matt Manship and Kodiak Quick have had effective performances in relief. Lowrie (.500, 7-14, 3 2B, 3 RBI) and Mayberry (.462, 6-13, 3B, HR, RBI, SB) have been the team's top two hitters during their current four-game win streak, while Lewis leads the club with five RBI during the stretch. For the season, Lowrie leads the club with five doubles and is hitting .346 with a current six-game hit streak. Romanczuk has a victory and two saves in his three appearances during the win streak. On the season, he is 2-0 with two saves and has yet to give up a run with 12 strikeouts in his first five appearances and 9.2 innings. Manship (3.2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 SO) and Quick (3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 SO) have both been effective out of the bullpen during the streak.
ACTIVE PLAYERS IN THE SCHOOL RECORD BOOK
Following is a list of all active Stanford players in the school's record book ...
Individual Career Records: Batting Average - Sam Fuld (.355, 5th); Saves - Ryan McCally (12, 7th-T)
Individual Season Records: Hits - Sam Fuld (110, 2002, 1st); Hit-by-Pitch - Carlos Quentin (19, 2002, 1st-T; 14, 2001, 9th-T), Ryan Garko (16, 2002, 5th-T); At Bats - Sam Fuld (293, 4th); Won-Loss Percentage - John Hudgins (.909, 10-1, 4th-T); Saves - Ryan McCally (7, 9th-T)
Team Season Records: Double Plays (70, 1st); Batting Average (.318, 3rd); Total Bases (1206, 3rd); Doubles (147, 4th); Fielding Percentage (.971, 5th); Hits (749, 5th); Home Runs (88, 5th); Saves (17, 5th)
GARKO AND LOWRIE EXTEND SEASON-LONG HIT STREAKS TO SIX GAMES
Ryan Garko and Led Lowrie have both extended their season-high hit streaks to six games. Both players are 9-for-22 (.409) during their respective streaks. Garko has hit three homers and driven in eight runs during his stretch, while Lowrie has five doubles and three RBI. Chris Carter, who has not played yet in 2003 due to a preseason injury, hit safely in his final 11 games last season.
JOHN MAYBERRY, JR. HITS SAFELY IN 11 OF FIRST 12 GAMES
John Mayberry, Jr. has hit safely in 11 of his first 12 games. Mayberry began his career with a six-game hit streak (1/25-2/7) before going 0-for-4 versus Florida State (2/8). He has responded with a current five-game hit streak (2/9 - 2/17).
STANFORD NEXT HOSTS USC AND CALIFORNIA IN NON-CONFERENCE SERIES
After returning from its three-game series at Texas this Friday-Sunday, Stanford will return to Sunken Diamond to host USC (Friday-Sunday, February 28-March 2) and California (Friday-Sunday, March 7-9) in a pair of three-game non-conference series. Both Friday games are scheduled to begin at 6 pm, while first pitch for the Saturday and Sunday games is slated for 1 pm. USC leads Stanford in the all-time series, 197-145-3. However, Stanford won seven of the eight games played between the clubs last year, including a pair of NCAA Super Regional contests to end the Trojans' season. Stanford won five-of-six games against California last year and leads the all-time series, 217-207.
Stanford has broken out of an early hitting slump by hitting .301 over the last five games to raise its batting average from a season-low .269 to its current .282. Still, the Cardinal is averaging just 4.4 runs per game and has left an average of 8.6 runners on base over its first 12 contests. Tobin Swope (.396) leads the club in batting average and hits (19), while Danny Putnam (.385), Jed Lowrie (.346) and Ryan Garko (.312) are also hitting better than .300. Garko leads the club in both homers (3) and RBI (10), while Brian Hall has a team-high four stolen bases. Putnam paces the team with 10 runs scored and a .641 slugging percentage. John Mayberry, Jr. has a team-high 26 total bases and has a pair of triples to share the team lead with Jonny Ash. Lowrie has a team-high five doubles, while Carlos Quentin has drawn leads the squad with 10 walks and has been hit twice to share the team's hit-by-pitch column with Garko, Ash and Sam Fuld.
Stanford's pitching staff has been phenomenal during its current four-game win streak with a 1.75 ERA and holding opponents to a .184 batting average. Stanford has lowered its season ERA to 3.32. The last time a Stanford pitching staff finished the season with a lower ERA was when the 1973 club recorded a 2.64 mark. Opponents have managed just a .205 batting average against the Cardinal pitching staff over the first 12 games with Stanford pitchers giving up just 82 hits in 111.0 innings of work. John Hudgins (2-0, 2.17 ERA) paces the club in strikeouts (28) and inning pitched (29.0). He earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the first time in his career after holding Florida State (2/7) to one run and six hits with a career-high 10 strikeouts over the first 9.0 innings of a 12-inning, 2-1 victory, before taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning of a 4-1 win over Fresno State (2/14) in his most recent start. Ryan McCally (1-1, 3.68, 1 SV) tossed his first career shutout and the first by a Stanford pitcher this season in a 7-2 victory over Fresno State (2/16) in his most recent start. Mark Romanczuk (2-0, 0.00, 2 SV) has been sensational out of the bullpen, allowing just three hits and striking out 12 in his first 9.2 collegiate innings and five appearances. David O'Hagan (1-1, 2.08) earned his first collegiate victory with 4.1 innings of scoreless relief work in a 5-2 win over Fresno State (2/15) and has struck out 14 batters over 8.0 innings in his last two appearances.
Stanford has improved its overall fielding percentage to .969 after committing just three errors during its four-game win streak. Stanford was errorless in two of those games (Fresno State 2/15, 2/16) for the first time since opening the season with back-to-back errorless games versus Santa Clara (2/25, 2/26). John Mayberry, Jr. continues to lead the club with 120 putouts, while Tobin Swope has a team-high 28 assists. Mayberry's 14 putouts versus Santa Clara (1/26) and Jonny Ash's six assists versus Florida State (2/9) are single-game team highs. Stanford turned a team game-high three double plays in its most recent game versus Nevada (2/17).
TOP OF THE PAC
Stanford (16-8 Pac-10) finished second in the 2002 final regular season Pac-10 standings, one game behind two-time defending league champion USC (17-7 Pac-10). The second place finish put 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.
CARDINAL LOOKING TO EXTEND STRING OF 40-WIN SEASONS TO NINE
Stanford is looking to extend its string of 40-win seasons to nine in 2003 after picking up its eighth straight 40-win season last year by finishing with a 47-18 overall mark. The last time Stanford didn't win 40 games was when the club finished 27-28 in 1993.
STANFORD PICKED TO WIN PAC-10 BY BASEBALL AMERICA
Stanford is Baseball America's preseason favorite to win the Pac-10, followed by USC, Arizona State, California, Washington, Arizona, UCLA, Oregon State and Washington State. Two-time defending champion USC was chosen by the Pac-10 coaches, followed by Arizona State, Stanford, California, Arizona, UCLA, Washington, Oregon State and Washington State.
FOUR STANFORD PLAYERS EARN 2003 PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
Four Stanford players have earned 2003 Preseason All-American honors. Sam Fuld was selected to all three of the major preseason All-American teams (NCBWA First Team, Baseball America Third Team, Collegiate Baseball Third Team). Carlos Quentin was named First Team by Baseball America and Third Team by the NCBWA. Ryan Garko was a Second Team Collegiate Baseball pick, while Tim Cunningham earned Third Team NCBWA honors. Fuld is the only member of the group to earn regular season All-American honors in 2002 (NCBWA First Team, Baseball America Third Team, Collegiate Baseball Third Team).
STANFORD BASEBALL HISTORY
Stanford's storied baseball program has had many highlights now in its 110th season since beginning in 1892. Stanford has an all-time record of 2333-1471-32 (.612) ... The Cardinal won NCAA titles in 1987 and 1988 before returning to the CWS championship game in 2000 and 2001 ... Stanford has made a school record four straight College World Series appearances in the last four seasons and has been to the CWS 14 times since making its first appearance in 1953 ... Stanford has had 37 winning seasons in its last 38 campaigns and 54 in the last 56 years ... Stanford has reached the 40-win mark in eight consecutive campaigns (1995-2002) and recently recorded three straight 50-win seasons for the first time in school history (1999-2001) ... Stanford has won 18 conference titles and gained 23 NCAA Tournament berths ... Stanford has boasted 41 All-Americans who have earned a total of 51 All-American honors ... Stanford has garnered three NCAA Players of the Year in Jeff Austin (1998), David McCarty (1991) and Steve Dunning (1970) ... Stanford has had 97 All-Conference players earn a total of 127 All-Conference honors ... Stanford has had 59 major league players and 13 first round draft picks in the last 16 years.
2002 SEASON REVIEW
Stanford made its school record fourth straight appearance at the College World Series in 2002, reaching a bracket final before being defeated by eventual CWS champion Texas. Stanford finished the season with a 47-18 overall record to mark its eighth straight campaign with 40 or more victories and finished 16-8 in Pac-10 action to place second in the conference.
BASEBALL AMERICA RECOGNIZES SEVERAL STANFORD PLAYERS
Baseball America recognized several Stanford players in its 2003 Pac-10 preview. Ryan Garko, Sam Fuld, Carlos Quentin and Ryan McCally were all picked for the preseason All-Pac-10 team. John Mayberry, Jr. was selected as the preseason Freshman of the Year. The publications also ranked the Pac-10's top prospects for both the 2003 and 2004 drafts. Quentin was named the top prospect for 2003 with Fuld (5th) and Tim Cunningham (10th) also making the top 10. Donny Lucy (2nd) and Mark Jecmen (4th) were ranked among 2004 draft prospects. Mayberry was listed as the magazine's top newcomer. Fuld was chosen as the league's best 'Pure Hitter', 'Baserunner' and 'Defensive Outfielder'. Quentin was ranked as having the league's best 'Outfield Arm', while Donny Lucy was named the Pac-10's best 'Defensive Catcher' and 'Catcher/Best Arm'.
STANFORD PLAYERS IN PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL
Stanford has had 59 former players reach the Major Leagues, most recently with the debuts of Joe Borchard (OF, Chicago White Sox) and Justin Wayne (RHP, Florida Marlins) in September of 2002. Nine former Stanford players were in Major League Baseball during the 2002 season. In addition to Borchard and Wayne, former Stanford players Jeff Austin (RHP, Kansas City Royals), Jeffrey Hammonds (OF, Milwaukee Brewers), Rick Helling (RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks), A.J. Hinch (C, Kansas City Royals), Andrew Lorraine (LHP, Milwaukee Brewers), Jason Middlebrook (RHP, New York Mets/San Diego Padres) and Mike Mussina (RHP, New York Yankees) wore MLB uniforms last season. Bob Boone (Manager, Cincinnati Reds) and Ruben Amaro, Jr. (Assistant GM, Philadelphia Phillies) were also involved with Major League Baseball in 2002. Hinch moved to the Cleveland Indians this past offseason. Stanford also has 30 former players currently in Minor League Baseball, including seven players from last year's club in Jason Cooper (OF, Cleveland Indians), Scott Dragicevich (INF, Toronto Blue Jays), Jeremy Guthrie (RHP, Cleveland Indians), Darin Naatjes (RHP, Philadelphia Phillies), Chris O'Riordan (INF, Texas Rangers), Dan Rich (LHP, Cleveland Indians) and Andy Topham (INF, Houston Astros).
CARDINAL, WHITE AND BLUE
Stanford emerged on top of a recent USA National Team player study. Stanford has produced 20 Team USA players that have played in 28 seasons over the last 18 years, more than any other collegiate program in the nation in both categories. Stanford is also tops in the nation with at least one players on the Team USA roster for 16 consecutive years. Four current Stanford players have participated with Team USA -- Tim Cunningham (2001), Sam Fuld (2001, '02), Ryan Garko (2001, '02), Carlos Quentin (2001, '02).
STANFORD HEAD COACH MARK MARQUESS
One of the nation's premier collegiate coaches, Mark Marquess is in his 27th season at the helm of Stanford Baseball in 2003. The 1969 Stanford graduate has led the Cardinal to two NCAA titles, two CWS runner-up showings, 12 College World Series appearances, 12 NCAA Regional titles, four NCAA Super Regional championships and 10 Pac-10 or Pac-10 Southern Division regular season titles. The Cardinal has qualified for the NCAA Tournament 20 times in the its first 26 seasons under Marquess. Marquess began the 2003 season ranked 10th in victories and 16th in winning percentage among active Division I baseball coaches. Marquess picked up his 1100th career victory in his most recent game, a 5-4 win over Nevada on February 17, and has compiled his entire career record of 1100-538-5 (.671) at Stanford. Marquess became the 21st coach to reach 1100 and needs just one more to gain sole possession of 20th place on the all-time list. Marquess 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. He has been named NCAA Coach of the Year three times and has received Pac-10 or Pac-10 Southern Division Coach of the Year honors on eight occasions. The Cardinal has posted winning seasons in 25 times of the first 26 seasons under his leadership and has finished either first or second in the prestigious Pacific-10 (formerly Pac-10 Southern Division) 20 times in the last 22 years. Stanford has had 104 professional baseball draft picks in the past 18 seasons, including 13 first round selections in the last 16 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 Stanford's four-game win streak)
'We pitched phenomenally during the last four games. John Hudgins and Ryan McCally gave us a couple of great starts and our young bullpen pitched well.'
(On the contributions by the team's freshmen)
'Our freshman infielders really kind of carried the offense for us over the last four games and gave us a lift. They also played steady defense despite a couple of errors.'
(On the rivalry with Texas)
'Texas has been a good rivalry. We have had great series with them, knocking them out of the Regional in 2001 and then having them eliminate us in the College World Series on the way to a national championship. I expect nothing else but a continuation of that great rivalry this weekend. They might be better than they've ever been since we started playing them regularly. They're deserving to be one of the top ranked teams in the country.'
(On the keys for the Texas series)
'This series will be a measuring stick as to where we are as a team at this stage of the season. It will be a real learning experience for our freshman, playing on the road at a place like Texas. It will be a real challenge for our team and there is no substitute for playing a quality opponent at their ballpark.'
(On winning his 1100th career game)
'We've had a lot of great talent at Stanford, and I've been very fortunate. It's nice to reach this milestone but there are more important things right now.'
STANFORD COACHING STAFF
Dean Stotz is in his 27th campaign with Stanford Baseball and his fourth 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 is in his fourth season as Stanford's pitching coach, while Dave Nakama is in his fourth year overall as a Stanford assistant coach and in the second year of his second stint on the coaching staff. He assists with all aspects of the game and serves as Stanford's first base coach.
(For information prior to the 2003 season please refer to the 2003 Stanford Baseball Media Guide)
#1 - JONNY ASH (INF, L/R, 5-9, 175, Jr.) -- Season Notes: Has not played in the past four games ... Hitting .125 but co-leads the team with two triples and has a pair of RBI ... Individual Game Highlights: Tripled at Cal State Fullerton (1/31) and versus Florida State (2/7).
#5 - SAM FULD (OF, L/L, 5-10, 180, Jr.) -- Season Notes: Has hit safely in eight of his last nine games ... Posted a six-game hit streak (2/1 - 2/14), going 10-for-26 (.385) with three doubles, a homer, two RBI and a stolen base ... Started the season by going 0-for-14 ... Individual Game Highlights: Hit his first homer of the season at Cal State Fullerton (2/2).
#12 - RYAN GARKO (C/DH, R/R, 6-2, 220, Sr.) -- Season Notes: Leads the team with three homers and 10 RBI, while hitting .312 ... Currently on a season-long six-game hit streak, going 9-for-22 (.409) with three homers and eight RBI during the stretch ... Leads the team with four multiple-RBI games ... Individual Game Highlights: Hit his first home run of the season and tied a career-high with four RBI while going 3-for-4 versus Florida State (2/9) ... Was 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI at Santa Clara in the season-opener (1/25).
#3 - BRIAN HALL (INF, R/R, 6-0, 185, Jr.) -- Season Notes: Leads the club with four stolen bases, while adding two homers and five RBI ... Currently in a tough stretch over his last six games, going 2-for-25 (.080) with a homer and two RBI ... Had a seven-game hit streak (6/8/02 - 2/7/03) that extended back to last season ... Individual Game Highlights: Was 3-for-6 with a pair of doubles versus Florida State (2/7) ... Tied a career-high with four hits at Cal State Fullerton (1/31, 4-4, 2 RBI) ... Hit his first home run this year at Santa Clara in the season-opener (1/25) and had one versus Fresno State (2/16).
#14 - JOHN HESTER (C, R/R, 6-3, 210, Fr.) -- Season Notes: Hitless in his first five collegiate at bats ... Individual Game Highlights: Made his first collegiate start (at DH) versus Fresno State (2/16) and his collegiate debut versus Florida State (2/8).
#8 - CHRIS LEWIS (INF, R/R, 6-1, 190, Fr.) -- Season Notes: Ranks second on the club with six RBI, while hitting .250 ... Has at least one RBI in four consecutive contests ... Has started each of the team's last four games at second base and has made a total of five starts ... Individual Game Highlights: Picked up his first collegiate hit and made his first start versus Florida State (2/8).
#4 - JED LOWRIE (INF, B/R, 5-11, 170, Fr.) -- Season Notes: Has a current six-game hit streak (2/7 - 2/17), going 9-for-22 (.409) with five doubles and three RBI ... Has multiple-hit games in three of the last four contests ... Leads the team with five doubles and ranks third with a .346 batting average .... Has started five consecutive games and doubled in five of the last six contests ... Individual Game Highlights: Picked up his first collegiate hit versus Florida State (2/7) and made his first start versus Florida State (2/9), doubling in both games.
#15 - DONNY LUCY (C/UT, R/R, 6-3, 210, So.) -- Season Notes: Hitting .125 with a pair of doubles and an RBI ... Has started eight of the team's 12 games and played in 10 ... Individual Game Highlights: Snapped out of an 0-for-15 skid with a double in the seventh inning versus Nevada (2/17) ... Had a double in the season-opener at Santa Clara (1/25) and an RBI versus Santa Clara (1/26).
#25 - JOHN MAYBERRY, JR. (INF, R/R, 6-5, 210, Fr.) -- Season Notes: Has hit safely in 11 of his first 12 collegiate games and current has a five-game hit streak (2/9 - 2/17) ... Co-leads the club with a pair of triples ... Hitting .286 with six of his 14 hits for extra-bases and a pair of steals ... Individual Game Highlights: Hit his first collegiate homer at Cal State Fullerton (2/1) ... Singled, stole second base and scored the game-winning run in a 12-inning, 2-1 victory over Florida State (2/7) ... Had his first two-hit game versus Santa Clara (1/26).
#2 - CHRIS MINAKER (INF, R/R, 6-0, 180, Fr.) -- Season Notes: Has played in four games (all off the bench) and had two official at bats ... Individual Game Highlights: Made his collegiate debut with a sacrifice bunt versus Florida State (2/7).
#7 - DANNY PUTNAM (OF, L/L, 5-10, 200, So.) -- Season Notes: Leads the team with 10 runs scored and a .641 slugging percentage, while ranking second with a .385 batting average and tied for second with two homers ... Has hit safely in nine of the 11 games he has played in ... Individual Game Highlights: Came through with a game-winning pinch-hit RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Stanford to a 5-4 win over Nevada ... Had the first two-double game of his career at Cal State Fullerton (2/2) ... Homered in each of his first two games this season versus Santa Clara (1/25, 1/26), going 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI at Santa Clara (1/25).
#24 - CARLOS QUENTIN (OF, R/R, 6-2, 215, Jr.) -- Season Notes: Leads the club with 10 walks and co-leads the team with two hit-by-pitches ... Hitting .286 with three RBI and two stolen bases ... Has five two-hit games ... Individual Game Highlights: Came up with his first RBI of the season when he drove in a pair of runs versus Florida State (2/9).
#6 - TOBIN SWOPE (INF, R/R, 5-11, 190, Sr.) -- Season Notes: Leads the club with a .396 batting average and 19 hits, 18 of which are singles ... Also has a team-high seven multiple-hit games and has hit safely in nine of 12 contests ... Has added five RBI and a pair of stolen bases ... Individual Game Highlights: Was 4-for-6 with an RBI versus Florida State (2/9) ... Drove in the game-winning run with a two-out RBI-single in the bottom of the 12th inning and was 3-for-6 with an RBI and a stolen base versus Florida State (2/7).
STARTING PITCHERS (see page 3)
#33 - JONNY DYER (R/R, 6-1, 185, So.) -- Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and an 0.00 ERA in 1.0 innings and one relief appearance ... Individual Game Highlights: Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning in his only outing of the year, a relief appearance at Cal State Fullerton (1/31).
#38 - DREW EHRLICH (L/R, 6-5, 235, Jr.) -- Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and a 2.45 ERA with three strikeouts in 3.2 innings and three appearances ... Individual Game Highlights: Made his first start of the season versus Nevada (2/17 - 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 SO), taking a no-decision in Stanford's 5-4 win ... Appeared twice versus Florida State (2/7, 2/9).
#30 - MARK JECMEN (R/R, 6-9, 230, So.) -- Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and an 0.00 ERA with one strikeout in 1.1 innings and two appearances ... Notes: Was on track to earn his first collegiate win versus Florida State (2/9) before a three-run homer by Tony McQuade of the Seminoles in the top of the ninth inning sent the game into extra innings in a 12-inning, 10-8 Florida State win ... Has thrown 0.2 scoreless innings in each of his appearances at Cal State Fullerton (2/1) and versus Florida State (2/9).
#36 - MATT MANSHIP (R/R, 6-4, 205, Fr.) -- Season Notes: Has an 0-1 record, one save and a 5.40 ERA with six strikeouts in 8.1 innings and four appearances ... Individual Game Highlights: Pitched effectively in his most recent outing versus Nevada (2/17), tossing 3.2 scoreless innings of one-hit relief and striking out two ... Earned his first save in his collegiate debut, pitching 3.1 scoreless innings, striking out three and giving up just one hit in a 5-0 victory over Santa Clara (1/26).
#19 - DAVID O'HAGAN (B/R, 6-1, 195, Jr.) -- Season Notes: Has a 1-1 record and a 2.08 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 8.2 innings and three appearances ... Individual Game Highlights: Picked up his first collegiate victory with an impressive relief appearance versus Fresno State (2/15), holding the Bulldogs scoreless on one hit over 4.1 innings ... Struck out a career-high eight versus Florida State (2/9) but suffered the loss by giving up two runs in the top of the 12th inning after retiring the first 10 batters he faced after coming into relief in the ninth inning ... Pitched 0.2 hitless innings at Cal State Fullerton (1/31).
#16 - BILLY PAGANETTI (R/R, 6-4, 205, Fr.) -- Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and a 2.70 ERA with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings and one appearance ... Individual Game Highlights: Made his collegiate pitching debut against Florida State (2/8), giving up one run but no hits and striking out three in 3.1 innings.
#28 - KODIAK QUICK (R/R, 6-1, 205, Fr.) -- Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and a 9.45 ERA with seven strikeouts in 6.2 innings and four appearances ... Individual Game Highlights: Had an impressive relief appearance versus Nevada (2/17), scattering four hits and a run with three strikeouts in 2.2 innings ... Struck out the only batter he faced versus Fresno State (2/15) to get the Cardinal out of a bases loaded seventh inning jam ... Held Florida State (2/9) to just one hit over 2.0 innings but gave up three runs (two earned).
#21 - MARK ROMANCZUK (L/L, 6-1, 190, Fr.) -- Season Notes: Has a 2-0 record, two saves and an 0.00 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 0/2 innings and a team-high five appearances, giving up just three hits ... Individual Game Highlights: Has been brilliant in all five of his outings ... Earned a win with 1.1 scoreless one-hit innings and two strikeouts versus Nevada (2/17) ... Picked up back-to-back saves in the first two games of the Fresno State series (2/14, 2/15), combining to throw 3.0 scoreless innings, striking out two and allowing just one hit ... Pitched 3.0 hitless innings with four strikeouts versus Florida State (2/7) to earn his first collegiate win ... Made his collegiate debut at Cal State Fullerton (2/2), striking out four and allowing just one hit in 2.1 innings.
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