No. 7 Stanford And California Continue Series Saturday
March 8, 2003
Friday, March 7 - at Stanford 11, California 2
Saturday, March 8, 1 pm - RHP Brian Montalbo (2-0, 4.86) vs. RHP Ryan McCally (2-1, 3.97)
Sunday, March 9, 1 pm - TBA vs. TBA
A live audio broadcast of the two remaining games in the Stanford-California series will be available ... Saturday's game will be both on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... Sunday's contest will be an internet only broadcast at gostanford.com ... Chad Goldberg and Nick Kapur will call the action ... 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 has moved up two spots to No. 7 in the latest Baseball America poll after winning the final two games of its most recent series versus USC ... Stanford opened its series versus California with an 11-2 win, stealing a season-high six bases ... The Cardinal needs just one win in the final two games of its current California series to win its fourth straight series ... Stanford has taken series against Fresno State, Texas and USC, after having previously dropped back-to-back series against Cal State Fullerton and Florida State ... Stanford has won three straight overall and nine of 11 ... Stanford is also in the top 10 of the other three major collegiate baseball polls (No. 8 NCBWA; No. 8 Sports Weekly/ESPN; No. 9 Collegiate Baseball) ... Stanford has raised its team batting average to .303 (4th Pac-10) by reaching double figures in hits in each of its last three games to put the Cardinal over the .300 mark for the first time since the team's average stood at .302 after the fourth game of the season ... Stanford also has posted a 4.06 ERA (4th Pac-10) and has a .967 fielding percentage (3rd, Pac-10) through its first 19 contests ... The Stanford pitching staff has held its opponents to a Pac-10 low .236 batting average and recorded a Pac-10 high seven saves ... Stanford has a 38-7 record at Sunken Diamond over the past two seasons, including a 9-3 mark this year ... Stanford is looking to extend its school record of consecutive appearances at the College World Series to five.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
John Mayberry, Jr. extended his career-high hit streak to 12 games on Friday night by posting his first career four-hit game (4-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI) ... Mayberry is hitting .471 (24-51) with a double, four triples, two homers, 12 RBI and two stolen bases during the streak ... Mayberry has hit safely in 18 of his first 19 collegiate contests ... Mayberry leads the team with a .383 batting average, five triples and 11 extra-base hits ... Danny Putnam was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week (3/4) thanks to a two-homer, seven-RBI game versus USC (3/2) ... Putnam leads the team with a .661 slugging percentage, while co-leading the team along with Ryan Garko with four homers ... Garko paces the club in RBI (23) and has driven in 15 runs in his last eight games ... Sam Fuld is sixth on the team's all-time batting average list with a .355 lifetime mark ... Brian Hall leads the squad with six stolen bases and 16 runs scored ... John Hudgins leads the team and the Pac-10 with 51 strikeouts and 51.0 innings pitched, while Hudgins and Mark Romanczuk are tied for the Pac-10 lead with four wins each.
STANFORD-CALIFORNIA PREVIEW AND SERIES HISTORY
Stanford and California continue an intense and longtime rivalry with today's contest. Stanford has had recent success against the Golden Bears, winning five straight games overall, including last night's 11-2. In 2002, the Cardinal won two-of-three in a non-conference series in Berkeley (March 8-10; W, 15-4; L, 1-2; W, 4-2) before sweeping the Golden Bears in Pac-10 action at Stanford (May 3-5; W, 8-4; W, 13-6; W, 8-5). Stanford leads the all-time series, 218-207. California last won a series over the Cardinal with two-of-three wins in Berkeley from April 27-29, 2001 (W, 7-4; W, 7-0; L, 5-9).
SATURDAY STARTER RYAN MCCALLY
2003 Season Notes: Has a 2-1 record, one save and a 3.97 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 34.0 innings and six appearances (five starts) ... Has the team's only complete game this season ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Picked up a victory in his most recent outing, scattering five runs (three earned) and eight hits with seven strikeouts over the first 7.2 innings ... Received a no-decision at Texas (2/22 - Game 2), allowing three runs and four hits over the first 4.1 innings in a game Stanford eventually won, 8-7 ... Tossed his first career complete game with a career-high 9.0 innings and earned his first career victory as a starter in a 7-2 win over Fresno State (2/16), taking a shutout into the ninth inning and retiring 17 straight batters at one point ... 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 ... Made his first appearance 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 to earn a save ... Career Notes: Spent the first three years of his career primarily as a reliever, making 68 of his 69 appearances prior to this season out of the bullpen ... Stanford's active career leader in appearances (75) 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 11, California 2 (March 7, 2003)
John Mayberry, Jr. (4-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI) had his first career-four hit game and extended his hit streak to 12 games to lead No. 7 Stanford to an 11-2 victory over California in the opening game of a non-conference series at Sunken Diamond. John Hudgins (4-1) pitched his first complete game of the year and fourth of his career to earn the victory, striking out nine while scattering seven hits and allowing just two runs. Stanford won its third straight game overall and defeated the Golden Bears for the fifth consecutive time dating back to last season.
Mayberry's two-RBI triple in the bottom of the eighth inning was his fifth of the season, which already puts him halfway to the single-season school record of 10 that was set a half-century ago by Jack Shepard in 1953.
California starter Matt Brown (1-2) suffered the loss, allowing seven runs and six hits in the first 4.0 innings.
The Golden Bears committed all four of their errors in the first four innings as Stanford jumped out to a 7-2 lead, scoring three unearned runs off Brown.
Stanford's Brian Hall (2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI) and Sam Fuld (2-4, RBI, SB) added two hits each. Tobin Swope set a new career-high with three stolen bases, while Carlos Quentin stole a pair of bases for the first time in his career as the Cardinal was successful in six of its season-high nine attempts.
Chris Grossman (2-4, HR, 2 RBI) accounted for both California runs with a second inning homer over the left field wall and was the only Golden Bear with more than one hit.
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