No. 7 Stanford And No. 3 Arizona State Continue Series Sunday

March 23, 2003

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No. 7 Stanford Cardinal (14-8, 0-1 Pac-10)


No. 3 Arizona State (32-3, 1-0 Pac-10)

Saturday, March 22 - at Arizona State 7, Stanford 6 (11 inn.)
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 remaining 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 ... Chad Goldberg and Joe Ritzo will call the action ... A Gametracker with live stats will also be available for both games from a link at

Stanford continues its series at Arizona State after having its five-game win streak snapped with a heartbreaking 7-6 loss in 11 innings in the series opener on Saturday night ... Stanford has still won 11 of its last 14 overall ... The Cardinal will need victories in the final two games of the Arizona State series to extend its series win streak to five ... Stanford has 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 .312 (#3 Pac-10) by reaching double figures in hits in each of its last six games ... Stanford has also posted a 4.02 ERA (#3 Pac-10) and has a .966 fielding percentage (#4 Pac-10) through its first 22 contests ... The Stanford pitching staff has held its opponents to a Pac-10 low .237 batting average and 110 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.

John Mayberry, Jr. extended his career-high hit streak to 15 games last night and is one of five players with current hit streaks of six or more games (Carlos Quentin 10, Sam Fuld 6, Brian Hall 6, Tobin Swope 6) ... Mayberry is hitting .422 (27-64) with a double, five triples, two homers, 14 RBI and two stolen bases during the streak ... Mayberry has hit safely in 21 of his first 22 collegiate games and leads the club with 34 hits, six triples (Pac-10 high) and 12 extra-base hits ... Danny Putnam paces Stanford with a .377 batting average and co-leads the club along with Ryan Garko in homers (4) ... Garko has a team-high 25 RBI and has driven in 17 runs in his last 11 games ... Fuld is sixth on the school's all-time batting average list with a .355 lifetime mark and is 13-for-28 (.464) on his current six-game hit streak ... Quentin, Brian Hall and Tobin Swope co-lead the squad with six stolen bases each, while Quentin and Hall are also the team's co-leaders with 18 runs ... Hall tied a career-high with four hits in last night's Pac-10 opener versus Arizona, going 4-for-6 with three RBI ... John Hudgins leads the team with 56 strikeouts and 57.0 innings pitched, while Mark Romanczuk has a team-high five wins.

Stanford and Arizona State continue a long-time rivalry with the final two games of their series Sunday and Monday. Arizona State moved ahead of Stanford 77-76 in the all-time seires after last night's 7-6 victory in 11 innings. 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).


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.


at Arizona State 7, Stanford 6 -- 11 inn. (March 22, 2003)
Dennis Wyrick's two-out bases loaded RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning scored Dustin Pedroia with the game-winning run to lift No. 3 Arizona State (32-3, 1-0 Pac-10) to a dramatic 7-6 victory over No. 7 Stanford (14-8, 0-1 Pac-10) in a four-hour and twelve minute Pac-10 opener for both teams Saturday evening at Packard Stadium. Wyrick, who also had a key two-run triple in the sixth inning, finished the game 3-for-6 with three RBI. Stanford's Brian Hall (4-6, 3 RBI) tied a career-high with four hits, while John Mayberry, Jr. extended his career-high hit streak to 15 games with a ninth inning triple. The loss snapped Stanford's five-game win streak.

Arizona State reliever Ryan Schroyer (4-0) picked up the victory with 3.0 scoreless innings to close out the game, while Stanford reliever Matt Manship (0-2) suffered the loss despite striking out a career-high six in 3.2 innings.

Manship walked Pedroia to lead off the bottom of the 11th and then committed a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt by Travis Buck that left Arizona State runners on first and second with no outs. Jeff Larish sacrificed the runners to second and third off reliever David O'Hagan with one out. O'Hagan struck out Jeremy West for the second out before hitting Andre Either on the first pitch to load the bases and set up Wyrick's game-winning single that trickled off Jed Lowrie's glove down the third baseline.

Buck (3-4, 2 RBI, SB) also had three hits for the Sun Devils, while Pedroia (2-4) and Rod Allen (2-4) added two hits each.

Tobin Swope (2-4, RBI, SB) and Lowrie (2-5, RBI) had two hits each for Stanford. Swope also tied a career-high with three runs scored.

Carlos Quentin (10), Hall (6), Swope (6) and Sam Fuld (6) all extended hit streaks for the Cardinal, while Ryan Garko had a six-game hit streak snapped.

Stanford's 13 hits marked the sixth straight game the team has had double-digits in hits.

Mayberry's triple was his sixth of the season and puts him over halfway to Stanford's single season record of 10 set by Jack Shepard in 1953.

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