No. 8 Stanford And No. 24 Washington Continue Series Saturday
March 29, 2003
Friday, March 28 - Washington 5, at Stanford 3
Saturday, March 29, 1 pm - RHP Jeff Peterson (1-2, 4.01) vs. RHP Ryan McCally (3-1, 4.05)
Sunday, March 30, 1 pm - RHP Trevor Gibson (3-0, 1.47) vs. LHP Mark Romanczuk (6-0, 3.21)
The two remaining Stanford-Washington games are scheduled to be broadcast both on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... 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.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford dropped out of a three-way tie for first-place in the Pac-10 by dropping its series opener versus Washington last night, 5-3 ... Stanford is now one of four teams a half game behind three teams tied for first place in the conference ... Stanford needs victories in the final two games of its current series to extend its series win streak to six ... Stanford opened Pac-10 action by winning two-of-three games Arizona State last Saturday-Monday after starting the series win streak with series victories over Fresno State (sweep), Texas (2-of-3), USC (2-of-3) and California (sweep) ... Stanford has won 13 of its last 17 overall ... Stanford fell one spot to No. 8 in the latest Baseball America poll released last Monday prior to Stanford's victory over Arizona State in the rubber game of a three-game set ... Stanford is ranked among the nation's top nine teams in each of the other three major collegiate baseball polls (No. 6 Collegiate Baseball; No. 7 Sports Weekly/ESPN; No. 9 NCBWA) ... The Cardinal had scored 78 runs in its last eight games for an average of 9.5 per game prior to putting up just three in last night's series opener versus Washington ... The Cardinal did manage 12 hits Friday and now has double-digit hits in nine straight contests to raise its team batting average to .313 (#3 Pac-10) ... Stanford has also posted a 4.08 ERA (#3 Pac-10) and has a .968 fielding percentage (#4 Pac-10) through its first 25 contests ... The Stanford pitching staff has held its opponents to a Pac-10 low .241 batting average and recorded 10 saves ... ..Stanford had its five-game home win streak snapped by Washington on Friday but is still 40-8 at Sunken Diamond over the past two seasons and 11-4 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
Sam Fuld has been the team's hottest hitter in March, going 22-for-44 (.500) while hitting safely in all nine games this month ... Fuld has moved back to second on Stanford's career batting average list (.360) ... Carlos Quentin extend his career-high hit streak to 13 games by going 4-for-5 with two RBI last night ... Quentin paces Stanford with a .376 batting average, eight doubles, 18 walks and seven hit-by-pitches ... Ryan Garko is the team's leader in both homers (5) and RBI (29) ... Garko has driven in 21 runs in his last 14 games ... Brian Hall has a team-high nine stolen bases, while Fuld has scored a team-high 22runs ... Mark Romanczuk paces the club and co-leads the Pac-10 in victories with a 6-0 record, while John Hudgins leads the team with 64.0 innings pitched and 61strikeouts.
STANFORD-WASHINGTON PREVIEW AND SERIES HISTORY
Stanford and Washington continue their three-game series at Sunken Diamond today and Sunday with starts scheduled both days for 1:00 pm, PT. Washington won Friday night's series opener, 5-3, and now has 15 victories in its last 16 games. Despite the loss, Stanford has still won 13 of its last 17 contests. Stanford still leads the all-time series, 29-12, but Washington has won three of the last four games played between the clubs. The Huskies also won two-of-three games in Seattle last year (April 19-21,2001; W, 3-1; L, 4-9; W, 4-3, 10 inn.). Stanford swept Washington the last time the teams met at Sunken Diamond (March 23-25, 2001; W, 9-3; W, 9-0; W, 13-4).
SATURDAY STARTER RYAN MCCALLY
Season Notes: Has a 3-1 record, one save and a 4.05 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 46.2 innings pitched and eight appearances (seven starts) ... Has one of Stanford's three complete games this season .. Stanford has won each of his last five starts (three wins, two no-decisions) ... Individual Game Highlights: Received a no-decision in his most recent start at Arizona State, a 9-8 Stanford victory in 11 innings, despite leaving the game with an 8-3 lead in the bottom of the eighth after allowing nine hits and three runs over the first 7.0 plus innings ... Recorded a victory 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 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 (77) 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 MARK ROMANCZUK ... FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN CANDIDATE
Season Notes: Leads the team and is tied for the Pac-10 lead in wins with a 6-0 record, while also recording two saves and a 3.21 ERA with 30 strikeouts in 33.2 innings ... Has moved into the team's starting rotation for its last three series as a third starter and won all three of his starts after making the first six of his team co-leading nine appearances out of the bullpen ... Has one of the team's three complete games ... Individual Game Highlights: Tossed his first career complete game in his most recent start, giving up just five hits and two runs with five strikeouts in a key 4-2 win over Arizona State (3/24) in the rubber game of a three-game set ... 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.
Washington 5, at Stanford 3 (March 28, 2003)
Washington won for the 15th time in its last 16 games and spoiled the Pac-10 homer for Stanford with a 5-3 victory over the Cardinal on Friday at Sunken Diamond. Sean White (4-3) scattered nine hits and one run over the first 7.1 innings to earn the victory before Brian Carter came on to get the final five outs and record his fifth save of the season. Chad Boudon (3-4, HR, 3 RBI) and Taylor Johnson (2-4, 2B, RBI) led the Husky offense.
Stanford did bring the winning run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning but Carter retired Ryan Garko on a fielders choice to end the game.
Stanford starter John Hudgins (4-2) suffered the loss, giving up three runs and eight hits over the first 7.0 innings.
Stanford stranded 10 runners, including six in the last three innings.
Stanford outhit Washington, 12-9, marking the eighth straight game the Cardinal has reached double-digits in hits.
Stanford has still won 13 of its last 17 games overall and needs to win the final two games of the Washington series to extend its series win streak to six in a row. Washington has won three of the last four games played between the teams dating back to last season.