No. 7 Stanford To Open Pac-10 No. 3 Arizona State Saturday-Monday

March 19, 2003

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No. 7 Stanford Cardinal (14-7, 0-0 Pac-10)

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No. 3 Arizona State (31-3, 0-0 Pac-10)

Saturday, March 22, 7:06 pm - RHP John Hudgins (4-1, 3.35) vs. LHP Erik Averill (6-0, 1.98)
Sunday, March 23, 1:06 pm - RHP Ryan McCally (3-1, 4.08) vs. RHP Jered Liebeck (6-0, 2.40)
Monday, March 24, 4:30 pm - TBA vs. RHP Ben Thurmond (3-0, 3.41)
The Stanford-Arizona State games on Sunday and Monday are scheduled to be broadcast both on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... Saturday's series opener may be an internet only broadcast at gostanford.com due to conflicts with broadcasts for the Stanford men's and women's basketball teams in the NCAA Tournament ... Chad Goldberg will call the action ... A Gametracker with live stats will also be available for all three games from a link at gostanford.com ... The games on Saturday and Sunday are also scheduled to be telecast live locally in the Phoenix area.

STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford returns to the field for the first time after taking 12 days off for final exams ... The Cardinal ended its pre-break schedule on a five-game win streak and has won 11 of its last 13 games overall ... The Cardinal has also won four straight series versus Fresno State (sweep), Texas (2-of-3), USC (2-of-3) and California (sweep) after dropping back-to-back series versus Cal State Fullerton (sweep) and Florida State (2-of-3) ... Stanford is ranked No. 7 in the latest Baseball America poll ... Stanford is also among the nation's top seven teams in each of the other three major collegiate baseball polls (No. 6 Sports Weekly/ESPN; No. 7 NCBWA; No. 7 Collegiate Baseball) ... Stanford has raised its team batting average to .314 (#3 Pac-10) by reaching double figures in hits in each of its last five games ... Stanford has also posted a 3.96 ERA (#3 Pac-10) and has a .968 fielding percentage (#4 Pac-10) through its first 21 contests ... The Stanford pitching staff has held its opponents to a Pac-10 low .235 batting average and 103 runs (tied for the least in the Pac-10, while recording nine saves ... Stanford has a 40-7 record at Sunken Diamond over the past two seasons, including an 11-3 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. has extended his career-high hit streak to 14 games and is one of six different players with hit streaks of five or more games ... Mayberry is hitting .441 (26-59) with a double, four triples, two homers, 14 RBI and two stolen bases during the streak ... Mayberry has hit safely in 20 of his first 21 collegiate contests ... Mayberry leads the club with 33 hits, five triples (Pac-10 high) and 11 extra-base hits ... Carlos Quentin paces Stanford with a .378 batting average ... Danny Putnam and Ryan Garko share the club's home run lead with four each, while Garko has a team-high 25 RBI and has driven in 17 runs in his last 10 games ... Sam Fuld has inched back up to fourth on the school's all-time batting average list with a .357 lifetime mark after going 12-for-22 (.545) on his current five-game hit streak ... Quentin and Brian Hall co-lead the squad with six stolen bases and 18 runs scored each ... John Hudgins leads the team and the Pac-10 with 51 strikeouts and 51.0 innings pitched, while Mark Romanczuk leads the club with five victories.

STANFORD-ARIZONA STATE PREVIEW AND SERIES HISTORY
Stanford and Arizona State continue a long-time rivalry with their three-game series Saturday-Monday. The all-time series is tied 76-76. Stanford won two-of-three versus the Sun Devils in both 2001 (March 30 - April 1, at Arizona State; W, 6-2, W, 5-2, L, 5-6) and 2002 (May 10-12, at Stanford; W, 5-3; L, 2-10; W, 3-1). Arizona State last won a series against the Cardinal in 2000 when the Sun Devils won two-of-three in Tempe (March 31 - April 2; L, 1-5; W, 10-6; W, 11-6).

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS NOTES

SATURDAY STARTER JOHN HUDGINS
Season Notes: Has posted a 4-1 record and a 3.35 ERA over his first seven starts, lasting at least 6.0 innings in each ... Leads the team and the Pac-10 with 51 strikeouts and 51.0 innings pitched, while allowing just six walks ... Individual Game Highlights: Tossed his first complete game of the season in his most recent outing versus California (3/7), allowing just two runs and seven hits with nine strikeouts in an 11-2 Stanford win ... Suffered his first loss of the season versus USC (2/28), giving up eight runs (six earned) and nine hits with six strikeouts over the first 6.0 innings ... Scattered four runs and seven hits with eight strikeouts in 7.0 innings to earn the victory in an 11-7 win at Texas (2/22 - Game 1) ... Took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and earned a 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 12-inning, 2-1 victory (2/7) ... Picked up a no-decision at Cal State Fullerton (1/31) by scattering 10 hits and three runs over the first 6.0 innings before leaving an eventual 7-3 loss with the score tied 3-3 ... Limited Santa Clara to two runs and five hits with six strikeouts over 6.0 innings in his first start of 2003 to pick up a victory (1/25) ... Career Notes: Ranks second among active Stanford players in career victories (15), strikeouts (163) and innings pitched (202.1) ... Has a 15-7 career record with four saves and a 4.27 ERA in 48 appearances and 24 starts ... Has four career complete games and one shutout, the only active Stanford pitcher with a shutout to his credit ... 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).

SUNDAY STARTER RYAN MCCALLY
Season Notes: Has a 3-1 record, one save and a 4.08 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 39.2 innings and seven appearances (six starts) ... Has one of the team's two complete games this season ... Individual Game Highlights: Recorded his second straight victory in his most recent outing versus California (3/8), scattering three runs and seven hits with six strikeouts over the first 5.2 innings of a 9-4 Stanford win ... Picked up a victory in his previous outing versus USC (3/1), scattering five runs (three earned) and eight hits with seven strikeouts over the first 7.2 innings in a 10-6 Stanford victory ... Received 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 (76) 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.

STANFORD-CALIFORNIA GAME REVIEWS

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 Stanford to an 11-2 victory over California. 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.

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.

at Stanford 9, California 4 (March 8, 2003)
Stanford rolled to a 9-4 victory over the Golden Bears and assured itself of its fourth straight series victory. Ryan Garko (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI) continued his production in the Cardinal cleanup spot, driving in a pair of runs to raise his team-high total to 25. Jonny Ash (2-4, 2B) also had a pair of hits for the Cardinal while making his first start since February 9. Sam Fuld and Danny Putnam drove in two runs each. John Mayberry, Jr. extended his career-high hit streak to 13 with a sixth inning infield single, while Carlos Quentin's first inning double lengthened his hit streak to eight.

Ryan McCally (3-1) earned the victory, scattering three runs and seven hits with six strikeouts over the first 5.2 innings. Kodiak Quick, the fourth Stanford pitcher of the day, earned the save by striking out four in 2.0 hitless innings after entering the game in the top of the eighth with the Cardinal ahead 7-4.

Justin Nelson (2-3, 3B, 2 RBI) and Chris Grossman (2-5, 2B) had two hits each for the Golden Bears, while Jeff Dragicevich had a pair of RBI.

California starter Brian Montalbo (2-1) was charged with the loss, allowing seven runs (five earned) on five hits and five walks over the first 5.2 innings.

at Stanford 11, California 2 (March 9, 2003)
Stanford completed a three-game non-conference sweep of California by pounding out a season-high 20 hits in an 11-2 win. Carlos Quentin (3-4, HR, 4 RBI, SB) hit his first homer of the season, drove in a season-high four runs and extended his hit streak to nine games to lead Stanford's offensive attack as the Cardinal rolled to its fifth straight win overall.

Mark Romanczuk scattered two runs and six hits with a career-high seven strikeouts over the first 6.0 innings to pick up his team-high fifth victory. David O'Hagan earned his second save of the campaign by pitching effectively over the final 3.0 innings, shutting out the Golden Bears on just one hit and striking out three.

Sam Fuld (3-5, 2B, RBI) also had three hits for the Cardinal, while Jonny Ash (2-4, 2B, RBI), Danny Putnam (2-4, RBI), Tobin Swope (2-4, RBI), Brian Hall (2-5, 2B, RBI) and Ryan Garko (2-5) added two hits each.

John Mayberry, Jr. extended his career-high hit streak to 14 games with a two-RBI single in the third inning as all nine Stanford starters and 11 Cardinal players had at least one hit.

NOTEBOOK

STANFORD ON CURRENT FIVE-GAME AND FOUR-SERIES WIN STREAKS
Stanford heads into its Pac-10 opening series at Arizona State with win streaks of five straight games and four consecutive series. Stanford has won 38 of its last 44 regular season series and has had series win streaks of 17 (broken in 2001) and 12 (broken in 2002) during the period.

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.

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.

JOHN HUDGINS CONTINUES TO LEAD PAC-10 IN INNINGS PITCHED AND STRIKEOUTS
Stanford ace John Hudgins (4-1, 3.35) continues to lead the Pac-10 in both innings pitched (51.0) and strikeouts (51). Hudgins tossed a complete game and struck out nine batters in his most recent outing, an 11-2 win over California (3/7). He also has just six walks this season, lasted at least 6.0 innings in each of his seven starts, was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (2/11) and took a no-hitter into the eighth inning versus Fresno State (2/14).

JOHN MAYBERRY, JR. EXTENDS HIT STREAK TO 14, HITS FIFTH TRIPLE
John Mayberry, Jr. extended his career-high hit streak to 14 games by hitting safely in all three games of the team's most recent series versus California, including the first four-hit game of his career (4-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI) on March 7. Mayberry has hit safely in 20 of his first 21 collegiate 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) and has responded with his current 14-game hit streak (2/9 - 3/9), which is the longest by a Cardinal player this season. Mayberry is hitting a team-high .441 (26-49) with four triples, two homers, 14 RBI and a pair of stolen bases during the streak. Mayberry hit his fifth triple of the season versus California (3/7) and through 21 games is halfway to the single-season school record of 10 set a half-century ago by Jack Shepard in 1953. Mayberry's five triples also lead the Pac-10.

RYAN GARKO CONTINUES TO BE A RUN PRODUCING MACHINE
Ryan Garko extended his team lead in RBI (25) by driving in three runs during the recent California series. Garko has 17 RBI in the team's last 10 games with six multiple-RBI contests. Garko has nine multiple-RBI contests for the season, more than twice as many as any teammate. He has also hit safely in 14 of the team's last 15 games, hitting .379 with five doubles, four homers and 23 RBI during the stretch. Garko is also tied for the club lead with four homers this season.

SAM FULD MOVES BACK TO FOURTH ON ALL-TIME BATTING AVERAGE LIST
Sam Fuld has moved back to fourth on Stanford's all-time batting average list with a .357 lifetime mark (218-611). Fuld has gained .007 percentage points on his career average during his current five-game hit streak in which he is 12-for-22 (.545). He began the 2003 campaign on top of Stanford's career batting average list (.367) but lost .017 points off his career down to .350 by hitting .217 (15-69) over the first 16 games this season.

ACTIVE PLAYERS AND TEAMS IN THE SCHOOL RECORD BOOK
Following is a list of all active Stanford players and teams in the school's record book ...
Individual Career Records: Batting Average - Sam Fuld (.357, 4th); 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, 2002, 4th); Won-Loss Percentage - John Hudgins (.909, 2002, 10-1, 4th-T); Saves - Ryan McCally (7, 2002, 9th-T)

STREAKING SIX
Stanford currently has six players with hit streaks of five games or more, led by John Mayberry Jr.'s career-high 14-game hit streak and a career-high 11-game hit streak by Chris Carter, who hasn't played yet this season due to injury. Carlos Quentin (9), Ryan Garko (6), Sam Fuld (5) and Brian Hall (5) also have current hit streaks going.

SEASON-HIGH 20 HITS HIGHLIGHTS BIG OFFENSIVE SERIES VERSUS CALIFORNIA
Stanford pounded out a season-high 20 hits in an 11-2 win versus California (3/9) to highlight a big offensive series in which the Cardinal hit .402, going 43-for-107 as a team. Six Stanford starters -- Sam Fuld (.500), John Mayberry, Jr. (.462), Carlos Quentin (.455), Ryan Garko (.417), Brian Hall (.385) and Chris Lewis (.333) -- hit .333 or higher in the series. Stanford also stole eight bases in the series, including a season-high seven in the series opener.

SEVERAL FRESHMEN MAKING MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Stanford has had several freshmen make major contributions in their first year on The Farm. John Mayberry, Jr. is hitting .371, while leading the team in hits (33), triples (5) and extra-base hits (11). Mark Romanczuk, who had been the team's best pitcher out of the bullpen this season prior to making starts in his last two outings versus USC (3/2) and California (3/9), leads the team in wins with a 5-0 record. He also has two saves and a 3.65 ERA in his team-high eight appearances this season, striking out 25 in 24.2 innings. Matt Manship (0-1, 3.29) leads the team with three saves. Chris Lewis (14) and Jed Lowrie (12) have combined to make 26 starts with Lewis starting the last 14 games at second base and Lowrie making 11 consecutive starts at third base from February 9 - March 7.

FRIENDLY CONFINES
Stanford has posted a 40-7 record at Sunken Diamond over the past two seasons. The Cardinal did have two home winning streaks snapped versus Florida State earlier this year. 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.

OFFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford has raised its batting average to .314 (#3 Pac-10) with five consecutive double-digit hit games, including a season-high 20 hits in its most recent contest versus California (3/9), and is hitting .399 during its current five-game win streak. The .314 season average is the team's highest since it stood at .318 following the third game of the year. Stanford hit .402 in three games versus California after hitting .343 in its previous series versus USC and hit .343. Stanford has averaged 11.8 runs per game during the win streak. Carlos Quentin leads the squad in batting average (.378), doubles (7), walks (18), hit-by-pitches (5) and on-base percentage (.515). He also co-leads the team along with Brian Hall in runs (18) and stolen bases (6). Putnam and Ryan Garko share the team's home run lead with four each, while Garko has a team-high 25 RBI and Putnam paces the club with a .638 slugging percentage. John Mayberry, Jr. leads the team in hits (33), triples (5, Pac-10 leader), extra-base hits (11) and total bases (55). Putnam (.377), Mayberry (.371), Garko (.333), Tobin Swope (.321) and Hall (.310) all join Quentin above the .300 mark.

PITCHING REPORT
Stanford lowered its season ERA to 3.96 (#3 Pac-10) by allowing just eight earned runs in its recent three-game sweep of California for a 2.67 series ERA. John Hudgins (4-1, 3.35 ERA) paces the club in strikeouts (51) and inning pitched (51.0). 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 next start. In his most recent start, Hudgins tossed his first complete game of the season in an 11-2 win over California (3/7). Ryan McCally (3-1, 4.08, 1 SV) tossed his first career complete and the first by a Stanford pitcher this season in a 7-2 victory over Fresno State (2/16). Mark Romanczuk (5-0, 3.65, 2 SV) leads the club in victories and has moved into the starting rotation in each of the team's last two series, winning both games. Romanczuk has struck out 25 in 24.2 innings. Matt Manship (0-1, 3.46) leads the team with three saves, while David O'Hagan (1-1, 4.63) has contributed two saves and struck out 20 batters in 15.1 innings.

DEFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford has been errorless in eight of its first 21 games but has also made multiple errors in seven of the 13 games it has made errors in, including a season-high six versus USC (2/28). Stanford's fielding percentage currently sits at .968 (#4 Pac-10) after the Cardinal made a modest three errors in its most recent series versus California (3/7 - 3/9), committing one each game. John Mayberry, Jr. continues to lead the club with 198 putouts, while Tobin Swope has a team-high 57 assists. Mayberry's 14 putouts versus Santa Clara (1/26) and USC (3/1), as well as six assists by Jonny Ash versus Florida State (2/9) are single-game team highs. Stanford turned a season-high three double plays versus Nevada (2/17).

STANFORD TO HOST WASHINGTON IN FIRST PAC-10 HOME SERIES MARCH 28-30
After opening its Pac-10 slate at Arizona State this Saturday-Monday, Stanford will return home to host Washington in its first Pac-10 home series of the season from Friday-Sunday, March 28-30 (6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT). Stanford leads the all-time series between the schools, 20-13. However, last year Washington won two-of-three games in a series played in Seattle from April 19-21 (W, 3-1; L, 4-9; W, 4-3, 10 inn.). Stanford swept the Huskies the last time they played at Sunken Diamond from April 23-25, 2001 (W, 9-3; W, 9-0; W, 13-4).

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.

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 COACHING STAFF

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 with an overall record of 1107-540-5 (.672). 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 moved into sole possession of 20th place on the all-time victory list with his 1101st career victory at Texas (2/22/03 - Game 1). Recent milestone victories were his 1100th career win versus Nevada (2/17/03) and his 1000th against Florida State (2/9/01). 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 performance prior to its annual break for final exams)
'We are playing much better now than we did earlier this season. Some of our more experienced players have really come around and we've had major contributions from our freshman class.'

(On the upcoming series with Arizona State)
'Arizona State is off to a phenomenal start this year and this should be a very challenging and telling series. They are always tough to play, especially on the road, and this year they look to be playing better than ever.'

(On the upcoming Pac-10 season)
'There are a lot of teams in the Pac-10 that have played very well in the preseason. I look forward to the league schedule being very challenging and balanced.'

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.

2003 STANFORD PLAYER NOTES

(For information prior to the 2003 season please refer to individual player bios)

#1 - JONNY ASH (INF, L/R, 5-9, 175, Jr.)
2003 Season Notes: Returned to the starting lineup (for the first time at third base) for the final two games (3/8 - 3/9) of Stanford's most recent series versus California (3/7 - 3/9) and was 4-for-8 with two doubles and an RBI in those two contests ... Had not started the previous 11 games after starting seven of the team's first eight games at second base ... Hitting .229 with two triples, two triples and three RBI ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Tripled at Cal State Fullerton (1/31) and versus Florida State (2/7) ... Cardinal Career Update:: Has a .296 batting average with 33 RBI, playing in 79 games with 34 starts.

#5 - SAM FULD (OF, L/L, 5-10, 180, Jr.) ... All-American Candidate
2003 Season Notes: Has raised his batting average 80 points to a season-high .297 by going 12-for-22 (.545) over his current five-game hit streak with four multiple-hit games in the run ... 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 ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Was 3-for-5 with a double versus California (3/9) ... Had the first four-hit game of the season by going 4-for-5 versus USC (3/1) ... Hit his first homer of the year at Cal State Fullerton (2/2) ... Cardinal Career Update:: Stanford's active career leader in batting average (.357), hits (218), runs scored (140), at bats (611), triples (7) and multiple-hit games (69) ... Stanford's co-active leader in on-base percentage (.423) ... Ranks second among active players in stolen bases (23) ... Ranks fourth on Stanford's all-time batting average list ... Has played in 152 games with 142 starts.

#12 - RYAN GARKO (C, R/R, 6-2, 220, Sr.) ... All-American Candidate
2003 Season Notes: Leads the team with 25 RBI and co-leads the squad with four homers, while hitting .333 ... Has driven in 17 runs in Stanford's last 10 games ... Has hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games and is currently on a three-game hit streak (2/28 - 3/9) ... Hitting .379 with five doubles, four homers and 23 RBI over the last 15 games ... Had an eight-game hit streak (2/8 - 2/22) to begin his current 15-game hot stretch ... Leads the team with nine multiple-RBI games and is tied for second with nine multiple-hit contests ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Has homered at Texas (2/22 - Game 1), as well as versus Nevada (2/17), Fresno (2/15) and Florida State (2/9) ... Had a four-RBI game versus Florida State (2/9) in which he was also 3-for-4 with a homer, and three games with three RBI each at Texas (2/22, Game 2) and twice versus USC (3/1, 3/2) ... Also had a pair of sacrifice flies at Texas (2/22 - Game 2) ... Was 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI at Santa Clara in the season-opener (1/25) ... Cardinal Career Update:: Stanford's active career leader in home runs (25), RBI (124), doubles (42), total bases (302), walks (73), slugging percentage (.534), games played (170) and games started (152) ... Stanford's co-active leader in on-base percentage (.423) ... Second among active players in career runs scored (131) and at bats (566) ... Has a .323 career batting average and has been hit by 36 pitches.

#3 - BRIAN HALL (INF, R/R, 6-0, 185, Jr.)
2003 Season Notes: Co-leads the club with six stolen bases and 18 runs score ... Tied for second on the team with six doubles and nine walks ... Fourth on the squad with 15 RBI ... Has added three homers and a .310 batting average ... Currently on a five-game hit streak (2/28 - 3/9), hitting .476 (10-21) with three doubles, one triple, one homer and seven RBI during the streak to raise his average 52 points from a season-low .258 to its current .310 ... Has driven in and scored at least one run during each of his current hit streak ... Had a seven-game hit streak (6/8/02 - 2/7/03) that extended back to last season ... Posted his 100th career hit when he doubled in the seventh inning versus California (3/9) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Hit his first triple of the season versus California (3/7) ... Was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI versus USC (3/1) before homering against the Trojans in the series finale (3/2) ... 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 of the year at Santa Clara in the season-opener (1/25), his second versus Fresno State (2/16) and his third versus USC (3/2) ... Started the first eight games of the year at third base before moving to left field, where he has made 13 consecutive starts ... Cardinal Career Update:: Stanford's active career leader in stolen bases (26) ... Has a .284 career batting average, eight homers and 74 RBI in 137 games and 88 starts.

#14 - JOHN HESTER (C, R/R, 6-3, 210, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Hitting .143 in four games and one start ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Picked up his first collegiate hit at Texas (2/22 - Game 1) ... Made his first collegiate start as a designated hitter versus Fresno State (2/16) and his collegiate debut versus Florida State (2/8).

#8 - CHRIS LEWIS (INF, R/R, 6-1, 190, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Tied for second on the team with nine walks and has contributed nine RBI, while hitting .209 ... Had at least one RBI in four consecutive contests (2/14 - 2/17) ... Has started each of the team's last 13 games at second base and made a total of 14 starts .... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Stole his first career base versus California (3/7) ... Hit his first collegiate homer in his final at bat versus USC (3/2), a two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning ... Had two RBI versus Fresno State (2/16) ... 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.)
2003 Season Notes: Hitting .275 with five doubles, five RBI and a pair of stolen bases ... Went 19 straight at bats without a hit before finally breaking through with a single in his last at bat versus California (3/7) ... Had a seven-game hit streak (2/7 - 2/22), going 13-for-27 (.481) with five doubles and four RBI during the stretch, including four multiple-hit games ... Had started 12 consecutive games, the last 11 at third base, before not starting the last two contests ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had his first career four-hit game (4-5) and a stolen base at Texas (2/22 - Game 1) ... 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, R/R, 6-3, 210, So.)
2003 Season Notes: Hitting .179 with three doubles and two RBI ... Has played in 13 games with nine starts ... Has one hit in each of the last three games he has had at least one official at bat, two of them doubles ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had a key RBI double in an 8-7 win at Texas (2/22 - Game 2) ... 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) ... Cardinal Career Update:: Hitting .262 with three homers, 31 RBI and six stolen bases ... Has played in 49 games with 34 starts.

#25 - JOHN MAYBERRY, JR. (INF, R/R, 6-5, 210, Fr.) ... All-American/Freshman of the Year Candidate
2003 Season Notes: Leads the club in hits (33), triples (5, #1 Pac-10), extra base hits (11) and total bases (55) ... Hitting .371 with three home runs, 17 RBI and three stolen bases ... Has a current career-high 14-game hit streak (2/9 - 3/9), batting a team-high .441 (26-for-59) with four triples, two homers, 14 RBI and two stolen bases during the stretch ... Has hit safely in 20 of his first 21 collegiate games ... Has eight multiple-hit games ... Has driven in at least one run in seven of his last nine games ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Has had four games with at least three hits over his last nine contests, including the first four-hit game of his career versus California (3/7 - 4-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI) ... Also had three-hit games versus twice versus USC (2/28 - 3-4, RBI, SB; 3/2 - 3-4, 3B, HR, 3 RBI), scoring a career-high four runs in the latter, and at Texas (2/22, Game 1, 3-6, 3B, 2 RBI) ... Hit his first collegiate homer at Cal State Fullerton (2/1) before adding his second at Fresno State (2/14) and his third versus USC (3/2) ... Singled, stole second base and scored the game-winning run in a 12-inning, 2-1 victory over Florida State (2/7) ... Has twice had a team-high 14 putouts versus Santa Clara (1/26) and USC (3/1) ... Leads the team with 198 putouts.

#2 - CHRIS MINAKER (INF, R/R, 6-0, 180, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has played in six games (all off the bench) and has two official at bats ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Picked up his first collegiate hit versus California (3/9) ... Made his collegiate debut with a sacrifice bunt versus Florida State (2/7).

#7 - DANNY PUTNAM (OF, L/L, 5-10, 200, So.) ... All-American Candidate
2003 Season Notes: Leads the team in slugging percentage (.638) and co-leads the club with four homers ... Second on the team with a .377 batting average and 19 RBI ...Has also contributed 15 runs scored, 10 extra-base hits, six double and nine multiple-hit games ... Has driven in at least one run in eight of the last nine games he has played in with 16 RBI during the stretch ... Has hit safely in 15 of the 19 games he has played in ... Named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for the first time in his career (3/4) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Hit two homers for the first time in his career and had a career-high seven RBI versus USC (3/2) ... Had a pair of doubles for the second time this season in the series opener versus USC (2/28) ... 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 (2/17) ... Had the first two-double game of his career at Cal State Fullerton (2/2) ... Homered in each of his first two games versus Santa Clara (1/25, 1/26), going 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI at Santa Clara (1/25) ... Cardinal Career Update:: Hitting .296 with five homers, 29 RBI and two stolen bases ... Has played in 54 games with 29 starts.

#24 - CARLOS QUENTIN (OF, R/R, 6-2, 215, Jr.) ... All-American Candidate
2003 Season Notes: Leads the team in batting average (.378), doubles (7), walks (18), hit by pitches (5) and on-base percentage (.515), walks (16) and hit-by-pitches (4) ... Co-leads the club with six stolen bases ... Currently has a nine-game hit streak in which he is 16-for-32 (.500) with five doubles, one homer, nine RBI and four stolen bases ... Has eight multiple-hit games ... Has walked at least once in six of his last seven games and in 13 of 21 overall ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Was 3-for-4 with his first homer of the season, a stolen base and a season-high four RBI versus California (3/9) ... Had his first career two stolen base game versus California (3/7) ... Had a huge day in a doubleheader sweep at Texas (2/22), going 7-for-10 with four doubles, two RBI and a stolen base ... Was 5-for-6 with three doubles (career-highs for doubles and hits), an RBI and a stolen base in the first game of the doubleheader ... Had a season-high three walks versus Florida State (2/7) ... Cardinal Career Update:: Stanford's active career leader in hit-by-pitches (38) ... Ranks second among all active players in career batting average (.332), home runs (24), RBI (118), hits (187), slugging percentage (.532) and games played (152) ... Ranks tied for second among active players with five triples and 151 starts ... Has 22 career stolen bases.

#6 - TOBIN SWOPE (INF, R/R, 5-11, 190, Sr.)
2003 Season Notes: Hitting .321 with two doubles, seven RBI and five stolen bases ... Has a team-high 10 multiple-hit games ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Became the first Cardinal player to steal three bases in a game this season and accomplished the feat for the first time in his career versus California (3/7) ... 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) ... Cardinal Career Update:: Has a .338 career batting average with 12 RBI and 10 stolen bases ... Has played in 79 games with 27 starts.

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BULLPEN/OTHERS

#33 - JONNY DYER (R/R, 6-1, 185, So.)
2003 Season Notes: Has an 0-1 record and a 4.50 ERA in two appearances and one start ... Has one strikeout in 4.0 innings ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Made his first collegiate start at Texas (2/23), allowing two runs and two hits in 3.0 innings ... Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning in his first outing of the year, a relief appearance at Cal State Fullerton (1/31) ... Cardinal Career Update:: Has a 2-1 record and a 4.41 ERA in 12 appearances and one start, pitching 16.1 innings with nine strikeouts.

#38 - DREW EHRLICH (L/R, 6-5, 235, Jr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and a 2.57 ERA with five strikeouts in 7.0 innings and five appearances (one start) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Tossed 2.0 scoreless relief innings versus USC (2/28) ... 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 ... Cardinal Career Update:: Has an 0-2 record and a 4.70 ERA in 30 appearances and four starts, striking out 48 in 53.2 innings.

#18 - JEFF GILMORE (R/R, 6-2, 200, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and an 0.00 ERA with two strikeouts in 2.0 innings and two appearances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights:: Did not give up an earned run (three unearned runs) or a hit in 1.0 innings versus USC (2/28) ... Made his collegiate debut with 1.0 scoreless innings and a strikeout at Texas (2/23).

#30 - MARK JECMEN (R/R, 6-9, 230, So.)
2003 Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and a 13.50 ERA with two strikeouts in 2.0 innings and four appearances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: 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 ... Tossed 0.2 scoreless innings in his first two appearances at Cal State Fullerton (2/1) and versus Florida State (2/9) ... Cardinal Career Update:: Has an 0-2 record and an 8.60 ERA in 18 appearances and five starts, striking out 21 in 30.1 innings.

#36 - MATT MANSHIP (R/R, 6-4, 205, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Leads the club with three saves ... Has an 0-1 record and a 3.29 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 14.0 innings and seven appearances (all in relief) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Pitched 0.2 innings, giving up just a walk and striking out one versus California (3/8) ... Picked up saves in each of his previous two outings, tossing 3.0 scoreless one-hit innings with a career-high four strikeouts versus USC (3/2) and holding Texas (2/22 - Game 2) scoreless with three strikeouts over the final 1.2 innings ... Pitched effectively 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.)
2003 Season Notes: Has a 1-1 record, a 4.11 ERA and two saves with 20 strikeouts in 15.1 innings and seven appearances (all in relief) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Used twice in Stanford's most recent series versus California (3/7 - 3/9), bouncing back to record the second save of his career with 3.0 scoreless one-hit innings in the series finale (3/9) after allowing a run in just 0.2 innings in his first appearance versus the Golden Bears (3/8) ... Picked up his first collegiate victory with an impressive relief appearance versus Fresno State (2/15), holding the Bulldogs scoreless on one hit over a career-high 4.1 innings, the longest relief outing by a Stanford pitcher this season ... 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) ... Cardinal Career Update:: Has a 1-1 record, a 4.55 ERA and two saves in 16 appearances (all out of the bullpen), striking out 28 in 27.2 innings.

#16 - BILLY PAGANETTI (R/R, 6-4, 225, So.)
2003 Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and a 2.70 ERA with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings and one appearance ... 2003 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.)
2003 Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record, one save and an 8.18 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 11.0 innings and six appearances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Recorded his first collegiate save versus California (3/8) in his most recent outing, striking out a career-high four in 2.0 perfect innings ... 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.) ... Freshman All-American Candidate
2003 Season Notes: Leads the team and ranks tied for second in the Pac-10 in wins with a 5-0 record, while also recording two saves and a 3.65 ERA with 25 strikeouts in 24.2 innings ... Has moved into the team's starting rotation for its last two series as a third starter after making the first six of his team-high eight appearances out of the bullpen ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Picked up his second straight win as a starter versus California (3/9), scattering six hits and two runs with seven strikeouts over the first 6.0 innings ... Made his first collegiate start versus USC (3/2), earning the victory after scattering four runs and seven hits with four strikeouts over the first 6.0 innings ... Picked up a win at Texas (2/22 - Game 2) despite allowing four runs and five hits in 3.0 innings of relief work ... 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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