Stanford To Host Arizona In Pac-10 Showdown Friday-Sunday

April 24, 2003

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    *Friday, April 25, 6 pm - RHP Richie Gardner (6-1, 3.63) vs. RHP John Hudgins (7-2, 2.90)
    Saturday, April 26, 1 pm - RHP Sean Rierson (7-1, 4.50) vs. TBA
    Sunday, April 27, 1 pm - TBA vs. TBA
    *Televised live by College Sports Television (CSTV) joined in progress at 6:30 pm, PT

    Friday's Stanford-Arizona baseball game will be televised live by CSTV joined in progress at 6:30 pm, PT, with Joe Castellano and Julie Croteau providing the call ... CSTV is available on DirecTV Channel 610 ... All three games of the series are also scheduled to be broadcast on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... Chad Goldberg and Sam Stefanki will call the action ... A Gametracker with live stats for all three games will also be available from a link at gostanford.com.

    STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK TEAM NOTES
    Stanford has won eight straight series, nine of its last 10, and 24 of its last 30 games overall ... Stanford (9-3 Pac-10) holds a two-game lead over Arizona and Arizona State (both 7-5 Pac-10) in the conference standings ... Stanford has won 16 career Pac-10 championships (includes Southern Division and shared titles) and finished either first or second in the conference 20 times in the last 22 years ... Stanford maintained its No. 4 ranking in the latest Baseball America poll released April 21 for the fourth straight week and is also ranked No. 3 by Collegiate Baseball, as well as No. 4 by the NCBWA and No. 6 by Sports Weekly/ESPN ... The Cardinal has won seven straight road games and is also 18-8 in non-conference games this year ... Stanford has reached double-digits in hits in 18 of its last 22 games and is hitting .319 (#3 Pac-10) as a team, which would rank third on the school's all-time single-season list ... The Cardinal has also averaged 8.7 runs per contest over the 21-game stretch ... Stanford's pitching staff has moved up a spot to second in the Pac-10 with a 4.16 ERA and has held its opponents to a Pac-10 low .245 batting average ... Stanford is 46-10 at Sunken Diamond over the past two seasons and 17-6 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
    Carlos Quentin leads the Pac-10 with a .434 batting average and has a current career-high 26-game hit streak (.495, 51-103) ... Quentin is .004 above Stanford's single-season record of .430 set by Tom Williams in 1971 and is attempting to become the first Stanford player to hit .400 or better since David McCarty finished the 1991 season with a .420 mark ... Quentin is also within 11 games of Jeffrey Hammonds' school-record 37-game hit streak in 1990 ... Quentin paces the team in hits (63), doubles (20), walks (26), hit-by-pitches (9), extra-base hits (26), total bases (100) and on-base percentage (.538) ... Ryan Garko is the team's co-leader in homers (9) and paces the club with 48 RBI ... John Hudgins (7-2, 2.90) leads the conference in innings pitched (90.0) and strikeouts (88) ... Mark Romanczuk (8-0) leads the Pac-10 in victories and was recently named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (4/20) for the second time this month ... Danny Putnam has three homers and 12 RBI in the team's last four games.

    STANFORD-ARIZONA PREVIEW AND SERIES HISTORY
    Stanford comes into the series with a two-game lead over Arizona (and Arizona State) in the Pac-10 standings. The Cardinal has won nine of its last 10 contests and seven of its last eight conference games. Arizona has won five of its last seven Pac-10 games but dropped three of its last five overall. Stanford leads Arizona in the all-time series, 90-50. Last year, Stanford won two-of-three in Tucson (April 5-7; W, 5-4 in 18 inn.; W, 19-1; L, 13-15). Stanford also won two-of-three the last time the teams played at Sunken Diamond (May 11-13, 2001; W, 6-5, L, 4-5; W, 8-2).

    PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS NOTES

    FRIDAY ... #17 - JOHN HUDGINS (R/R, 6-2, 200, Jr.) ... PLAYER OF THE YEAR/ALL-AMERICAN CANDIDATE
    2003 Season Notes: Leads the team and the Pac-10 with 88 strikeouts, 90.0 innings pitched, 12 starts, 30 strikeouts looking and a .230 opponents batting average ... Has posted a 7-2 record and a 2.90 ERA with three complete games ... Has lasted at least 6.0 innings in each of his 12 starts and 7.0 or more on eight occasions ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Tossed his third complete game of the season in his most recent outing versus Oregon State (4/17), allowing just two runs and six hits with 10 strikeouts ... Pitched 8.0 scoreless two-hit innings and struck out a career-high 11 batters in his previous start to lead Stanford to a 9-1 win over Sacramento State (4/11) ... Recorded his second complete game of the season to earn a win in a 6-1 victory at Washington State (4/4), scattering seven hits and giving up only one run with six strikeouts ... Suffered a loss in Stanford's 5-3 defeat to Washington (3/28), allowing three runs and eight hits over the first 7.0 innings ... Received no-decision in a Pac-10 opening 7-6, 11-inning loss at Arizona State (3/22), scattering four runs and six hits over the first 6.0 innings ... Tossed his first complete game of the season 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 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: The only active Stanford pitcher with a shutout to his credit ... Leads active Stanford pitchers in career complete games (6) and strikeouts (200), while ranking second in victories (18), innings pitched (241.1), saves (4) and games started (30) ... Third among active pitchers with 55 appearances ... Has an 18-8 career record and a 3.95 ERA ... 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).

    SATURDAY ... TBA

    SUNDAY ... TBA

    2002 STANFORD-ARIZONA GAME REVIEWS

    at Arizona 15, Stanford 13 -- 8 inn. (April 7, 2002)
    Administrators from Arizona and Stanford consulted with Pac-10 officials and declared a 15-13 victory in favor of the Wildcats. The contest was suspended after eight innings on Sunday in order to accommodate Stanford's travel plans. Stanford led the contest 10-1 after two and a half innings before Arizona rallied to score 14 of the next 15 runs in the game. Chris Goodman (2-2) picked up the victory with 4.2 innings of relief, holding the Cardinal to one run and four hits with three strikeouts. Wes Zlotoff was credited with his first save of the season by pitching a scoreless eighth inning. J.D. Willcox (1-1) suffered the loss for the Cardinal. Chris O'Riordan (4-5, RBI, SB) tied a career-high four hits in the contest, while Jason Cooper (3-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) and Carlos Quentin (3-4, 2B, 3 RBI, SB) had three hits for the Cardinal. Andy Topham (2-4, HR, 2 RBI, SB) and Tobin Swope (2-4, 2B, RBI, SB) collected two hits each. Pat Reilly (3-6, 2B, 2 RBI) led the Arizona attack with three hits. Seven other Wildcats had two hits each - John Hardy (2-3, 3 RBI), Marc Kaiser (2-4, 2B), Ken Riley (2-4, RBI), Brad Hassey (2-5, 2 RBI), Brian Anderson (2-5, HR, RBI), Chris Cunningham (2-5, 3B), Justyn St. Clair (2-6, HR, 2 RBI).

    Stanford 19, at Arizona 1 (April 6, 2002)
    Stanford exploded for a 19-1 victory over Arizona by producing season-highs in both runs and hits (26). Sam Fuld (3-5, 2B, 3B, HR, 6 RBI) drove in a career-best six runs, while Chris O'Riordan (3-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI) had the first two-homer game of his career and Tobin Swope (5-5, 2B, 3 RBI) picked up a career-high five hits. Carlos Quentin (4-6, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI) also tied a career-best with four hits. Tim Cunningham (5-1) earned the victory by limiting the Wildcats to five hits and one run over the first 7.0 innings.

    Stanford 5, at Arizona 4 -- 18 inn. (April 5, 2002)
    Chris Carter raced home from third base on a passed ball with two outs in the top of the 18th inning as Stanford outlasted Arizona by a final score of 5-4 in an 18-inning marathon that lasted 5:19. Carter doubled to lead off the top of the 18th inning, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on the passed ball by Wildcat catcher Chris Cunningham. Andy Topham (5-8, HR, RBI) led Stanford's offensive attack with a career-high five hits. Ryan McCally (2-0) picked up the victory. Moises Duran (3-5, HR, RBI) and Brad Hassey (3-7) had three hits each for the Wildcats. Arizona's Pat Reilly set a new NCAA Division I single-game record with 29 putouts.

    THIS WEEK'S GAME REVIEWS

    Stanford 5, at Sacramento State 1 (April 22, 2003)
    Carlos Quentin (3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) and Danny Putnam (2-4, HR, RBI) each homered to lead Stanford to a 5-1 win over Sacramento State in a non-conference game. The victory completed a two-game season sweep of the Hornets in a contest that lasted just two hours and 19 minutes. Quentin extended his career-high hit streak to 26 games and raised his season batting average to .434, while Putnam's homer was his third in the last two games and his ninth of the season. Jonny Dyer (1-1), the second of four Stanford pitchers, was credited with his first victory of the season. Dyer, who allowed one run and two hits in 1.2 innings of work, was Stanford's pitcher when the Cardinal scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning to snap a 1-1 tie and go ahead to stay. Matt Manship picked up his team-leading fourth save by retiring all four batters he faced with a pair of strikeouts after coming on with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Stanford starter Kodiak Quick worked 3.0 scoreless two-hit innings and tied a career-high with four strikeouts. Ryan McCally also pitched 3.0 scoreless innings of three-hit relief with three strikeouts.

    Sacramento State starter Chris Kinsey (5-4) suffered the loss despite limiting the Cardinal to five runs (four earned) and seven hits with eight strikeouts in 8.0 innings.

    Jesse Schmidt (2-4, SB) and Mikela Olsen (2-4) had two hits each for the Hornets. Schmidt extended his school-record hit streak to 24 games. Kinsey accounted for Sacramento State's only run with a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the fourth, his sixth longball of the season.

    LAST PAC-10 SERIES GAME REVIEWS

    at Stanford 5, Oregon State 2 (April 17, 2003)
    Stanford won its seventh in a row with a 5-2 victory over Oregon State. John Hudgins (7-2) pitched his third complete game of the season and the second in his last three outings, allowing just two runs and six hits while striking out 10. Donny Lucy (3-4, 2B, HR, RBI) blasted his first homer of the season and tied a career-high with three hits.

    Hudgins did not give up a run after the fourth inning and held the Beavers to just two hits over his final 5.2 innings of work, retiring 17 of the final 20 batters he faced with seven strikeouts during the stretch.

    Oregon State starter Ben Rowe (3-4) suffered the loss despite pitching his first complete game of the season and limiting the Cardinal to five runs and eight hits.

    Chris Biles (2-3, 2 2B) was the only Oregon State player with two or more hits.

    Oregon State 8, at Stanford 7 (April 18, 2003)
    Oregon State snapped a season-best seven-game win streak for Stanford with an 8-7 victory. The Beavers jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings in a game the Cardinal never led. Andy Jarvis (3-5, HR, 2 RBI) and Tony Calderon (3-5, 3 RBI) each had three hits for the Beavers, while Seth Pietsch was 2-for-4 and scored three runs. Carlos Quentin (3-5, SB) had three hits for the Cardinal.

    Oregon State reliever Nathan Pendley (1-2) was credited with the victory, scattering one run and three hits with three strikeouts over the final 2.1 innings.

    Danny Putnam (3-3, 2B, 4 RBI) drove in four runs and matched Quentin's three hits for the Cardinal, while Ryan Garko (2-3, 2B) and Brian Hall (2-5) each had a pair of hits. Garko also tied his career-high with four runs scored.

    Stanford starter Ryan McCally (3-2) suffered the loss, allowing five runs and seven hits over 1.2 frames.

    at Stanford 10, Oregon State 0 (April 19, 2003)
    Danny Putnam (2-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI) homered twice and drove in five runs, while freshmen Mark Romanczuk and Matt Manship combined on a two-hit shutout to lift Stanford to a 10-0 win over Oregon State in the rubber game between the schools.

    Stanford scored three times in the bottom of the first on Putnam's three-run blast and then put up a seven-spot in the bottom of the sixth inning as Putnam hit a two-run homer to highlight the rally.

    Carlos Quentin (2-3, 2B, RBI), Jonny Ash (2-3, 2B) and Donny Lucy (2-4, SB) each had two hits for Stanford, while Tobin Swope drove in a pair of runs.

    Romanczuk gave up just two hits and struck out a career-high nine batters in 7.2 innings of work. Manship retired all four batters he faced to complete Stanford's shutout.

    Oregon State starter Stephen Copeland suffered the loss, allowing eight runs (seven earned) and seven hits over the first 5.1 innings.

    NOTEBOOK

    STANFORD STAYS AT NO. 4 IN LATEST BASEBALL AMERICA POLL
    Stanford stayed at No. 4 for the fourth consecutive week in the latest Baseball America poll released April 21. The Cardinal moved up one spot in the latest Collegiate Baseball (No. 3), NCBWA (No. 4) and Sports Weekly/ESPN (No. 6) polls. Cal State Fullerton (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball) is the new No. 1 team in two of the four polls, while Florida State becomes the No. 1 club in the NCBWA and Sports Weekly/ESPN polls. Rice, the nation's unanimous No. 1 team for the four previous weeks, fell out of the top spot in all four polls after losing three-of-five games last week. Stanford began the 2003 season ranked as high as No. 3 in the preseason Baseball America poll. 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 18 games against teams ranked in Baseball America's top 25 at the time of the contest and 12 games versus teams currently ranked in the top 11 (No. 1 Cal State Fullerton, No. 2 Florida State, No. 9 Texas, No. 11 Arizona State).

    STANFORD SERIES WIN STREAK REACHES EIGHT
    Stanford's series win streak reached eight after the Cardinal took 2-of-3 over Oregon State last Thursday-Saturday. Stanford has also 15 straight Pac-10 home series with USC being the last team to defeat the Cardinal in a Pac-10 series at Sunken Diamond when the Trojans won two-of-three from April 16-18, 1999. Stanford's current overall series win streak started versus Fresno State (2/14 - 2/16, sweep) and has continued against Texas (2/22 - 2/23, 2-of-3), USC (2/28 - 3/2, 2-of-3), California (3/7 - 3/9, sweep), Arizona State (3/22 - 3/24, 2-of-3), Washington (3/28 - 3/30, 2-of-3), Washington State (4/4 - 4/7, sweep) and Oregon State (4/17 - 4/19, 2-of-3). The Cardinal has had to come back to win the final two games of the series three times (USC, Arizona State, Washington) after dropping series openers and picked up the rubber game victory against Oregon State to keep the streak going. The sweep over Washington State was the first in Pac-10 action this season and remains only one of two in the first five weeks of Pac-10 play. Stanford has won 42 of its last 48 regular season series overall and had previous series win streaks of 17 (broken in 2001) and 12 (broken in 2002) during the period. Stanford has also won nine of its last 10 games, seven in a row on the road and 24 of 30 overall.

    TOP OF THE PAC
    Stanford currently sits in sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 standings by two games with a 9-3 conference record at the halfway point of the team's conference schedule. Stanford is two games ahead of both Arizona and Arizona State (7-5 Pac-10). Stanford has already won two-of-three versus Arizona State and will host Arizona this Friday-Sunday, April 25-27 (6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm). Stanford has won a total of 18 conference championships in school history, including 16 Pac-10 crowns (includes Southern Division and shared titles). Stanford's last Pac-10 championship came in 2000 when the team finished in a three-way tie for the conference title with Arizona State and UCLA. Stanford has finished second in the conference behind two-time defending league champion USC each of the last two years and has been among the top two in the conference standings (includes Pac-10 Southern Division) for nine straight seasons and 20 times in the last 22 years.

    STANFORD'S CONTINUES STRONG OFFENSE SEASON, PITCHING SURGES
    Stanford has a .319 team batting average, which would rank third on the school's all-time list. Over the last 22 games, Stanford has reached double-digit hits 18 times, posted a .342 batting average and averaged 8.7 runs per game. The pitching staff has also improved over the last 10 games, posting a 3.13 ERA during the run and lowering its season's ERA to 4.08, the lowest it has been since it also stood at 4.08 after a game versus Washington on March 28.

    CARLOS QUENTIN MAKING RUN AT BATTING AVERAGE RECORD, HIT STREAK AT 26
    Carlos Quentin continues his run at Stanford's single-season batting average record and has extended his career-high hit streak to 26 games. Quentin's current .434 average (#1 Pac-10) is .004 points better than the school record of .430 set by Tom Williams in 1972. Quentin is also attempting to become the first Stanford player to hit .400 since David McCarty hit .420 in 1991. Quentin's 26-game hit streak is within 11 games of the Stanford record of 37 set by current Milwaukee Brewers' outfielder Jeffrey Hammonds as a Cardinal freshman in 1990. Quentin is hitting a team-high .495 (51-103) with 18 doubles, one triple, five homers, 30 RBI and seven stolen bases during his 26-game hit streak. On the season, Quentin also leads the Cardinal in hits (63, #7 Pac-10), doubles (20, #2 Pac-10), walks (26, #6 Pac-10), hit-by-pitches (9, #5T Pac-10), extra-base hits (26) and on-base percentage (.538, #2T Pac-10). Quentin had a career night in a 17-8 win at Santa Clara (4/8), hitting hit his first grandslam and homering twice for the second time in his career, while setting new career-highs in RBI (6) and runs scored (6).

    JOHN HUDGINS LEADS PAC-10 IN FIVE CATEGORIES
    John Hudgins (7-2, 2.90) leads the Pac-10 in innings pitched (90.0), strikeouts (88), strikeouts looking (30), starts (12) and opponents batting average (.230). He has three of Stanford's five complete games this season, including two in his last three outings. Hudgins has lasted at least 6.0 innings in each of his 12 starts and has gone 7.0 or more innings eight times. In his most recent start, he tossed his third complete game of the season in a 5-2 win versus Oregon State and struck out 10 batters while scattering two runs and six hits. In his previous start, he pitched 8.0 scoreless two-hit innings and struck out a career-high 11 in a 9-1 win over Sacramento State (4/11). Hudgins also has complete game victories this season at Washington State (4/4) and versus California (3/7). In addition, Hudgins also carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning in a 4-1 win versus Fresno State (2/14) and earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors (2/11) after holding Florida State (2/7) to just one run and six hits with 10 strikeouts over the first 9.0 innings of a game Stanford eventually won, 2-1 in 12 innings.

    RYAN GARKO LEADS TEAM IN HOMERS AND RBI, SECOND IN BATTING AVERAGE
    Ryan Garko continues to lead the team in homers (9, co-team leader with Danny Putnam, #6T Pac-10) and RBI (48, #3 Pac-10), while ranking third on the club in batting average (.377, #8T Pac-10). Garko has hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games with a .500 batting average (29-58), seven doubles, five homers and 23 RBI during the stretch. Garko has also driven in at least one run in 11 of the 15 games. He started the stretch in the series finale at Arizona State (3/24) by going 4-for-4 (career-high-tying four hits) with a key two-run homer in the eighth inning and three RBI. Garko has also twice driven in a career-high-tying four runs during the run versus Washington (3/30) and at Washington State (4/5), going deep twice for the second time in his career against the Cougars. In addition, he tied a career-high four runs scored versus Oregon State (4/18). He has 46 RBI in the team's last 31 games, while leading the club in both multiple-hit games (18) and multiple-RBI games (15).

    MARK ROMANCZUK NAMED PITCHER OF THE WEEK, LEADS PAC-10 IN WINS
    Mark Romanczuk is the Pac-10 and club leader in victories with a perfect 8-0 record. Romanczuk was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the second time in his career on April 20 after picking up a pair of victories and pitching 9.2 scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts last week. Romanczuk tossed 2.0 scoreless one-hit innings with three strikeouts versus San Jose State (4/15) before pitching 7.2 scoreless innings and striking out a career-high nine while combining with Matt Manship on Stanford's second shutout win of the season versus Oregon State (4/19). On the season, Romanczuk has recorded a 3.57 ERA and added two saves with 46 strikeouts in 53.0 innings. Romanczuk won three games coming out of the bullpen before making his first start versus USC (3/2). He won his first three starts before picking up no-decisions but returned to the win column in his two starts last week.

    DANNY PUTNAM CONTINUES TO SWING A HOT BAT
    Danny Putnam has homered three times, driven in 12 runs and is hitting .533 (8-15) with a 1.200 slugging percentage over the team's last four games. Putnam was 3-for-3 with a double and four RBI in the middle game of the Oregon State series (4/18) before hitting a pair of homers and driving in five in Saturday's series finale (4/19). On Tuesday at Sacramento State, he homered and drove in a pair of runs. Despite missing seven games, Putnam has moved into a tie with Ryan Garko for the team's home run lead with nine, while ranking second on the club in both RBI (37) and batting average (.378).

    SAM FULD FOURTH ON ALL-TIME BATTING AVERAGE LIST
    Sam Fuld currently sits in fourth place on the school's all-time batting average list (.357, 246-690). Fuld 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 before raising his career mark back to its current .357 by hitting safely in 20 of his last 22 games (.396, 40-101). Fuld is also Stanford's active career leader in hits (246), runs scored (165), at bats (690) and triples (11).

    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 (.357, 4th); Saves - Ryan McCally (12, 7th-T); Doubles - Ryan Garko (49, 9th-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)

    FRIENDLY CONFINES
    Stanford has posted a 46-10 record at home over the past two seasons, including a 17-6 mark this year. The Cardinal also has won 15 consecutive Pac-10 home series. Stanford did have two home win streaks snapped earlier this year versus Florida State. The Seminoles ended Stanford's 11-game win streak at Sunken Diamond 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. Stanford has since won five straight three-game home series versus Fresno State (2/14 - 2/16, sweep), USC (2/28 - 3/2, 2-of-3), California (3/7 - 3/9, sweep), Washington (3/28 - 3/30, 2-of-3) and Oregon State (4/17 - 4/19, 2-of-3).

    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 HOSTS SANTA CLARA, TRAVELS TO USC NEXT WEEK
    Stanford will host Santa Clara in a non-conference game next Tuesday, April 29 (6 pm) before beginning a stretch of seven consecutive road games by travelling to USC for a three-game Pac-10 series Friday-Sunday, May 2-4 (6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm). Stanford leads the all-time series versus Santa Clara (since 1977), 81-25-1, and has won all three meetings with the Broncos this season (7-2, 5-0, 17-8) to extend its win streak against Santa Clara to five. Stanford has actually won 25 of its last 26 games against Santa Clara with the only Bronco victory during the stretch a 13-9 win at Buck Shaw Stadium to snap a 20-game losing streak to the Cardinal on February 23, 2002. USC leads Stanford in the all-time series, 198-147-3. However, Stanford took two-of-three games (L, 4-13; W, 10-6; W, 18-4) in a non-conference series at Sunken Diamond (2/28 - 3/2) earlier this season and won seven of the eight games played between the clubs last year, including a pair of NCAA Super Regional contests (W, 4-2; W, 5-3). USC last won a series over the Cardinal from April 20-22, 2001 (2-of-3 in Los Angeles) and is also the last Pac-10 team to win a series at Sunken Diamond when the Trojans took two-of-three from April 16-18, 1999.

    OFFENSIVE REPORT
    Stanford has raised its team season batting average to .319 (#3 Pac-10) with 18 double-digit hit games in its last 22 outings, hitting .342 and averaging 8.7 runs per game during the stretch. The .319 overall batting average would rank third on Stanford's all-time list for a single-season. Carlos Quentin is having a huge season and leads the club in batting average (.434, #1 Pac-10), runs scored (42, co-leader with Sam Fuld), hits (63, #7 Pac-10), doubles (20, #2 Pac-10), walks (26, #6 Pac-10), hit-by-pitches (9, #5T Pac-10), extra-base hits (26), total bases (100) and on-base percentage (.538, #2T Pac-10). Ryan Garko has team-highs in home runs (9, co-leader with Danny Putnam, #6T Pac-10), RBI (48, #3 Pac-10), multiple-hit games (18), multiple-RBI games (15) and sacrifice flies (3, shares team lead with Jed Lowrie and Danny Putnam). Putnam shares the team homer lead with Garko (9), while pacing the club with a .690 slugging percentage. Fuld shared the club lead in runs scored with Quentin (42) and paces the Cardinal at bats (170). John Mayberry, Jr. leads the team with six triples, while Brian Hall has a team-high 11 stolen bases. Putnam (.378), Garko (.377), Tobin Swope (.324), Fuld (.324) and Jed Lowrie (.316) join Quentin above the .300 mark.

    PITCHING REPORT
    Stanford's ERA currently sits at 4.08 (#2 Pac-10) and the Cardinal has held its opponents to a Pac-10 low .245 batting average. John Hudgins (7-2, 2.90, 90.0 IP, 88 SO) is the Pac-10's leader in innings pitched (90.0), strikeouts (88), strikeouts looking (30), starts (12) and opponents' batting average (.230), while ranking one victory behind teammate and conference leader Mark Romanczuk (8-0, 3.57, 2 SV, 53.0 IP, 46 SO) in victories. Hudgins also has three of the team's five complete games and the lowest ERA (#3 Pac-10) among pitchers in Stanford's starting rotation. Romanczuk has been named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week twice this month (4/1, 4/20). Ryan McCally (3-2, 4.96, 1 SV) has been Stanford's other starter for most of the season and has one of the team's five complete games, as does Romanczuk. Matt Manship (1-2, 3.77, 4 SV, 28.2 IP, 28 SO) paces the club in saves, while David O'Hagan (4-1, 4.65, 3 SV, 31.0 IP, 35 SO) and Kodiak Quick (1-0, 5.23, 3 SV, 20.2 IP, 23 SO) have added three each. O'Hagan has also won four games out of the bullpen, while Manship and Quick have each won one game. Stanford has already posted 13 saves, second in the conference and over halfway to the school record of 23 recorded in 2001.

    DEFENSIVE REPORT
    Stanford has a .969 fielding percentage (#2 Pac-10) and has been errorless in three of its last five games and 13 times overall. Stanford has also recorded more than one error in a game only once in its last 10 contests. John Mayberry, Jr. continues to lead the club and rank second in the Pac-10 with 320 putouts, while Tobin Swope has a team-high 99 assists. Mayberry's 16 putouts at Washington State (4/5), as well as six assists by Jonny Ash versus Florida State (2/9), Chris Lewis at Arizona State (3/23), Jed Lowrie at Washington State (4/4) and Brian Hall versus Oregon State (4/18) are single-game team highs. Stanford turned a season-high three double plays versus Nevada (2/17).

    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 2353-1477-32 (.613) ... 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 ... Three former Stanford players (Jeffrey Hammonds - Milwaukee Brewers, Rick Helling - Baltimore Orioles, Mike Mussina - New York Yankees) have seen Major League Baseball action in 2003.

    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 1120-544-5 (.673) and a 453-291 (.609) mark in Pac-10 action. 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 the state of Stanford in the Pac-10 standings at the halfway point)
    'I feel good. I would rather have a two-game lead than be down by two. But, at the same time I think we need to improve in the second half. We need to be more consistent and that starts with pitching and defense.'

    (On the upcoming second half of the Pac-10 schedule)
    'We've got four tough weekends in a row. All four of the teams we play in the second half of the schedule have been playing very well.'

    (On Arizona)
    'Arizona presents a unique challenge because they run so much, more than anybody else that we've played all year.'

    (On Carlos Quentin's season to date)
    'Carlos Quentin is having a great season and been a really tough out. Anytime you have a player hitting over .400 he is having a phenomenal year.'

    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.

    2003 STANFORD PLAYER NOTES
    (For information prior to the 2003 season please refer to individual player bios pages)

    HITTERS
    #1 - JONNY ASH (INF, L/R, 5-9, 175, Jr.)
    2003 Season Notes: Has returned to the starting lineup for 15 of the last 19 games, going 19-for-63 (.302) with three doubles and eight RBI during the stretch ... Had not started the previous 11 games after starting seven of the team's first eight games at second base ... Hitting .256 with three doubles, two triples and 10 RBI ... Has played in 29 of 38 possible games with 22 starts ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had a key RBI single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning at Washington State (4/7) to tie the game and send it into extra innings in a contest Stanford eventually won, 8-5 in 12 innings ... Tied a career-high with three hits (3-4) versus Washington (3/28) ... Tripled at Cal State Fullerton (1/31) and versus Florida State (2/7) ... Cardinal Career: Has a .290 batting average with 13 doubles, two triples and 40 RBI, playing in 96 games with 47 starts.

    #11 - CHRIS CARTER (INF/OF, L/L, 6-0, 215, So.)
    2003 Season Notes: Has started four games in April and appeared in five after missing more than the first two months of the season recovering from a shoulder injury ... Hitting .118 with two hits in 17 at bats ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had his first hit of the season at Santa Clara (4/8) and picked up another versus Oregon State (4/19) ... Cardinal Career: Has a .274 career batting average with seven doubles, eight homers, 20 RBI and a stolen base ... Has played in 48 games with 32 starts.

    #5 - SAM FULD (OF, L/L, 5-10, 180, Jr.) ... All-American Candidate
    2003 Season Notes: Has hit safely in 20 of his last 22 games, going 40-for-101 (.396) with seven doubles, four triples, 12 RBI and four stolen bases during the period ... Has raised his batting average 107 points from .217 after 16 games to its current .324, while posting three four-hit games, a trio of three-hit contests and a total of 11 multiple-hit games during the stretch ... Has reached base safely in 22 consecutive games (3/1 - 4/22) ... Leads the club in at bats (170) and tied for the team lead in runs scored (42), while ranking second in triples (5), as well as third in hits (55) ... Had four triples over a five-game stretch (3/24 - 4/1) ... Has walked once in each of his last five games (4/5 - 4/15) ... 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: Snapped a 5-5 tie with a two-out RBI single (also marking his 100th RBI) in the top of the 12th to spark a three-run rally in an 8-5 victory at Washington State (4/7) ... Had back-to-back three-hit games versus Washington, going 3-for-6 with a triple and two RBI in the series finale (3/30) after posting a 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI performance the previous day (3/29) ... Posted back-to-back four-hit games in the final two games of a series at Arizona State (3/23 - 4-6, 2 2B, 2 RBI; 3/24 - 4-5, 2 3B, RBI) with the first two-triple game of his career in the series finale... Drove in the eventual game-winning run in the top of the 10th inning of a 9-8 win at Arizona State (3/23) and tied the game at 2-2 with a seventh inning RBI triple at Arizona State (3/24) in a 4-2 Stanford victory ... 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: Ranks fourth on Stanford's career leader in batting average list (.357, 246-690) ... Also Stanford's active leader in hits (246), runs scored (165), at bats (690), triples (11), and multiple-hit games (76) ... Ranks second among active players in doubles (45), walks (68), stolen bases (25, tied with Carlos Quentin) and sacrifice bunts (8) ... Has played in 169 games (tied for second among active players) with 159 starts.

    #12 - RYAN GARKO (C, R/R, 6-2, 220, Sr.) ... All-American Candidate
    2003 Season Notes: Leads the team with nine homers (#6T Pac-10, co-leader with Danny Putnam), 48 RBI (#3 Pac-10), 18 multiple-hit games and 15 multiple-RBI games ... Second on the club with 97 total bases (#8T Pac-10) and third with a .377 batting average (#9 Pac-10) ... Has hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games (3/24 - 4/22), going 29-for-58 (.500) with seven doubles, five homers and 23 RBI during the stretch ... Has driven in 46 runs in Stanford's last 31 games ... Second on the team with a .642 slugging percentage and third with a .642 slugging percentage and a .440 on-base mark ... Had an eight-game hit streak (2/8 - 2/22, Game 2), hitting .400 (12-30) with four homers and 13 RBI ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Scored a career-high-tying four runs versus Oregon State (4/18) ... Was 3-for-4 with two RBI versus Sacramento State (4/11) ... Posted the second two-homer game of his career and was 3-for-4 with a career-high-tying four RBI at Washington State (4/5) in game in which he also posted his 200th career hit ... Was 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI versus USF (4/1) ... Was 3-for-4 with a homer and a career-high-tying four RBI versus Washington (3/30) ... Had a season-high and tied a career-high with four hits at Arizona State (3/24), going 4-for-4 with three RBI and hitting a two-run homer in the eighth inning that snapped a 2-2 tie and lifted the Cardinal to a 4-2 win ... Also homered at Texas (2/22 - Game 1), as well as versus Nevada (2/17), Fresno (2/15) and Florida State (2/9) ... Had a career-high-tying four RBI versus Florida State (2/9 - 3-4, HR, 4 RBI) ... Has had 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: Stanford's active career leader in home runs (30), RBI (147), doubles (49), walks (82), sacrifice flies (16), putouts (1033), games played (187) and games started (169) ... Second on Stanford's active career list in slugging percentage (.558), on-base percentage (.433) and hit by pitches (40) ... Third all-time among active players in career batting average (.335), runs scored (149), hits (212)

    #3 - BRIAN HALL (INF, R/R, 6-0, 185, Jr.)
    2003 Season Notes: Has gone just 2-for-16 (.125) with an RBI in his last four games after a previous five-game hit streak in which he was 11-for-23 (.478) with four doubles, a triple, a homer, eight RBI and seven runs scored and four multiple-hit games ... Suffered through a previous 1-for-31 (.032) stretch going back to his final four at bats at Arizona State (3/23) prior to the five-game hit streak ... Leads the club with 11 stolen bases, while ranking third with eight multiple-RBI games and fourth with 30 RBI ... Tied for third on the club with 10 doubles and tied for fourth with 15 multiple-hit contests ... Has also contributed four homers, 30 runs scored, two triples, 14 walks and a .288 batting average ... Posted a seven-game hit streak (2/28 - 3/23), hitting .485 (16-33) with three doubles, one triple, one homer, seven RBI and two stolen bases during the stretch ... Also drove in at least one run in each game and scored at least one run in all but one contest during the seven-game hit streak ... Also had a seven-game hit streak (6/8/02 - 2/7/03) that extended back to last season ... Has started all 38 games, 23 in left field and 15 at third base ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had a pair doubles and three RBI versus San Jose State (4/15) ... Tied a career-high with four hits and doubled twice at Washington State (4/7) ... Had a pair of stolen bases for the third time this year and drove in three runs for the second consecutive game at Arizona State (3/23) ... Tied a career-high with his second four-hit game of the season at Arizona State (3/22 - 4-6, 3 RBI) ... 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) ... Cardinal Career: Stanford's active career leader in stolen bases (31) and sacrifice bunts (10) ... Tied for second among active players with six triples and third with 11 sacrifice flies ... Has a .280 career batting average, nine homers and 86 RBI in 154 games and 105 starts.

    #14 - JOHN HESTER (C, R/R, 6-3, 210, Fr.)
    2003 Season Notes: Hitting .143 in six 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: Has contributed 11 walks and 10 RBI in 19 starts, while hitting .169 ... Seven of his 10 hits have been for extra bases ... Had at least one RBI in four consecutive contests (2/14 - 2/17) ... 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 .316 with seven doubles, 10 RBI and four stolen bases ... Has hit safely in seven of his last eight games (3/29 - 4/11), going 12-for-27 (.444) with a double, four RBI and a stolen base during the stretch ... Has had a pair of seven-game hit streaks (2/7 - 2/22; 3/29 - 4/8) ...Started 23 of the 27 games during one stretch but has not seen action in the team's last five games ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Was 3-for-5 versus Washington (3/28) ... Led off the top of the 10th inning with a single at Arizona State (3/23) that pinch-runner Donny Lucy turned into the game-winning run in a 9-8 Stanford victory ... 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: Had hit safely in a career-high-tying seven straight games (4/7 - 4/19), hitting .370 (10-27) with two doubles, a homer, five RBI and a stolen base during the stretch ... Leads the team with five pinch-hits and is 5-for-7 (.714) as a pinch-hitter ... Hitting .275 overall with six doubles, one homer, eight RBI and two stolen bases ... Has played in 28 games with 18 starts ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Was 3-for-4 with his first homer of the season, a double and an RBI versus Oregon State (4/17) ... Scored the game-winning run in the top of the 10th inning at Arizona State (3/23), stealing second base and scoring on Sam Fuld's single after pinch-running for Jed Lowrie ... 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: Hitting .280 with four homers, 37 RBI and eight stolen bases ... Has played in 64 games with 43 starts.

    #25 - JOHN MAYBERRY, JR. (INF, R/R, 6-5, 210, Fr.) ... Freshman All-American Candidate
    2003 Season Notes: Suffering through a 3-for-34 (.088) stretch over his last 10 games and has not started the team's last two games ... Posted a career-high 16-game hit streak (2/9 - 3/23, .420, 29-69, 2B, 5 3B, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 2 SB) earlier in the year, the second longest by a Stanford player this season ... Leads the club in triples (6, #4 Pac-10) ... Hitting .290 with three homers, 25 RBI and three stolen bases ... Has 10 multiple-hit games ... Leads the team and ranks second in the Pac-10 with 320 putouts ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI versus Washington (3/29) ... Posted the first four-hit game of his career versus California (3/7 - 4-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI) ... Also had three-hit games 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).

    #2 - CHRIS MINAKER (INF, R/R, 6-0, 180, Fr.)
    2003 Season Notes: Has played in nine games (all off the bench) and has one hit in seven at bats (.143) ... 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: Co-leads the team with nine homers and paces the club with a .694 slugging percentage, while ranking second in RBI (37) and batting average (.378) ... Has homered three times and driven in 12 runs in his last four games, going 8-for-15 (.533) ... Has also driven in 17 runs in his last eight games ... Has hit safely in 25 of the 31 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: Homered and had two RBI in his most recent game at Sacramento State (4/22) ... Hit two homers for the second time this season and drove in five runs versus Oregon State (4/19) ... Was 3-for-3 with a double and four RBI versus Oregon State (4/18), while also adding two walks to reach base all five times ... Homered and drove in a pair of runs in back-to-back games at Washington State (4/7) and versus Sacramento State (4/11) with the homer at Washington starting a two-run ninth inning rally in a game the Cardinal tied in the ninth inning and won in 11 innings, 8-5 ... Hit two homers for the first time in his career and had a career-high seven RBI versus USC (3/2), the most by a Stanford player this season in both categories ... 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: Stanford's active career leader with a .576 slugging percentage ... Hitting .316 with 12 doubles, two triples, 10 homers and 47 RBI and two stolen bases ... Flawless in 56 attempts in the field ... Has played in 66 games with 41 starts.

    #24 - CARLOS QUENTIN (OF, R/R, 6-2, 215, Jr.) ... National Player of the Year Candidate
    2003 Season Notes: Leads the team and the Pac-10 with a .434 batting average that currently ranks .004 percentage points ahead of Stanford's single-season record of .430 set by Tom Williams in 1971 ... Currently in the midst of a career-high 26-game hit streak (.495, 51-103, 18 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 30 RBI, 7 SB) that is within 11 games of the school record hit streak of 37 set by Jeffrey Hammonds as a freshman in 1990 ... Attempting to become the first Stanford player to hit .400 in a season since David McCarty batted .420 in 1991 and only the sixth in school history (the first of which was current head coach Mark Marquess, who batted .404 in 1967) ... Also leads the club in hits (63, #4T Pac-10), runs scored (42, co-leader with Sam Fuld, #9T Pac-10), doubles (20, #2 Pac-10, walks (26, #6 Pac-10), hit by pitches (9, #5T Pac-10) and on-base percentage (.538, #2 Pac-10) ... Second on the team in slugging percentage (.690, #7 Pac-10) and stolen bases (9, #10T Pac-10) ... Tied for second on the club with 17 multiple-hit games, including four three-hit games, a team-high-tying three four-hit games and the squad's only five-hit contest ... Has started all 38 games ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Was 3-for-4 with a double, homer and two RBI in his most recent game at Sacramento State (4/22) ... Was 3-for-5 versus Oregon State (4/18) ... Had a career night in a 17-8 win at Santa Clara (4/8), going 4-for-5 with his first grandslam, the second two-homer game of his career, new career-bests and team season-highs with six RBI and six runs scored, as well as a double and a triple ... Was 4-for-5 with a double and three RBI at Washington State (4/5) ... Had a pair of doubles and picked up his 200th career hit versus USF (4/1) ... Hit a walkoff two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to lift Stanford to a 12-11 victory in the rubber game of a series versus Washington (3/30) ... Was 4-for-5 with two RBI versus Washington (3/28) ... Was hit by a pair of pitches for the first time this season at Arizona State (3/23) ... 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 and team season-highs for doubles and hits), an RBI and a stolen base in the first game of the doubleheader versus the Longhorns ... Had a season-high three walks versus Florida State (2/7) ... Cardinal Career: Ranks 10th on Stanford's all-time batting average list and second among active players with a .350 lifetime mark ... A two-time All-Pac-10 choice ... Earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and Freshman All-American honors in his rookie 2001 campaign ... Stanford's active career leader in on-base percentage (.436), total bases (362) and hit-by-pitches (42) ... Also ranks second among all active Stanford players in career home runs (28), RBI (139), hits (222), runs scored (152), slugging percentage (.570), stolen bases (25, tied with Sam Fuld), at bats (635), games started (168), games played (169, tied with Sam Fuld) ... Ranks tied for second among all active Stanford players with six triples ... Ranks third among active players with 44 doubles ... Has played in 169 of 171 possible career games.

    #6 - TOBIN SWOPE (INF, R/R, 5-11, 190, Sr.)
    2003 Season Notes: Hitting .324 with six doubles, one triple, 17 RBI and eight stolen bases (third on the club) ... Ranks tied for second on the team with 17 multiple-hit games ... Posted a career-high eight-game hit streak (4/1 - 4/17), going 11-for-29 (.379) with two doubles, a triple, six RBI and a stolen base ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had a stretch of three two-hit games over a four-game period (4/5 - 4/11) ... Tied a career-high with three RBI versus Washington (3/29) ... 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: Has a .335 career batting average with 10 doubles, a triple, 26 RBI and 13 stolen bases ... Has played in 96 games with 44 starts.

    STARTING PITCHERS (see earlier in press release)

    BULLPEN/OTHERS
    #27 - TIM CUNNINGHAM (L/L, 6-3, 190, Sr.)
    2003 Season Notes: Has pitched twice at Santa Clara (4/8) and versus USF (4/1) since suffering a broken finger following a start against Fresno State on February 15 ... Has a 1-2 record and a 6.86 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 19.2 innings ... Has appeared in six games, all starts ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Gave up three runs, three hits and two walks without recording an out in his most recent start at Santa Clara (4/8), while allowing four runs (three earned) on two hits and four walks versus USF (4/1) but received no-decisions in both games ... Suffered back-to-back losses at Cal State Fullerton (2/1) and versus Florida State (2/8) ... Allowed three runs (two earned) and four hits over the first 3.2 innings of a 4-3 loss to the Seminoles ... Gave up five runs and seven hits with a season-high seven strikeouts over the first 5.2 innings of a 10-2 loss to the Titans ... Pitched well in his first outing of the season by throwing 5.2 hitless innings to pick up a victory versus Santa Clara (1/26), striking out four and walking six ... Career Notes: Finished the 2002 season with a 10-3 overall record and a 4.26 ERA to earn honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors, ranking second on the club in innings pitched (112.0) and strikeouts (67) ... Has a career 22-7 record with a 4.19 ERA in 59 appearances ... Stanford's active career leader in victories (22), innings pitched (255.2) and games started (45), while ranking second in strikeouts (171).

    #33 - JONNY DYER (R/R, 6-1, 185, So.)
    2003 Season Notes: Has a 1-1 record and a 2.45 ERA in six appearances and one start with four strikeouts in 11.0 innings ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Picked his first win of the season in his most recent action at Sacramento State (4/22) despite allowing a run and two hits in 1.2 innings of relief ... Retired 14 consecutive batters in back-to-back games versus San Jose State (4/15 - 3.0 IP, 1 SO) and Oregon State (4/18 - 1.2 IP) ... Tossed 0.2 scoreless relief innings with a strikeout versus Washington (3/28) ... 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: Has a 3-1 record and a 3.47 ERA in 16 appearances and one start, pitching 23.1 innings with 12 strikeouts.

    #38 - DREW EHRLICH (L/R, 6-5, 235, Jr.)
    2003 Season Notes: Has a 1-0 record and a 4.67 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 17.1 innings and 11 appearances (one start) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Earned his first collegiate victory with the longest outing of his career (6.1 IP) at Santa Clara (4/8), striking out a career-high seven ... Pitched a hitless 1.2 innings with one strikeout versus USF (4/1) ... 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: Has an 1-2 record and a 4.92 ERA in 36 appearances and four starts, striking out 59 in 64.0 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 2.1 innings and three appearances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Did not give up an earned run while recording one out versus USF (4/1) in his most recent appearance ... 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 ... Has not pitched since USC (2/28) ... 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: 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 four saves and has recently been the club's top reliever ... Has a 1-2 record and a 3.77 ERA with 29 strikeouts in 28.2 innings and 12 appearances (all in relief) ... Has retired 22 of the last 24 batters he has faced in his last three outings ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Picked up his fourth save at Sacramento State (4/22) in his most recent outing, retiring all four batters he faced (1.1 IP) with a pair of strikeouts ... Also retired all four batters he faced with one strikeout in his previous outing versus Oregon State (4/19) ... Earned his first career victory at Washington State (4/5), pitching a career-high 4.2 innings and allowing just one run and one hit on a solo homer with four strikeouts ... Allowed five runs and five hits in 4.0 innings of relief versus Washington (3/30) ... Struck out a career-high six batters but took the loss at Arizona State (3/22), allowing two runs (one earned) and two hits in a career-high-tying 3.2 innings ... 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).

    #20 - RYAN MCCALLY (R/R, 6-1, 195, Sr.)
    2003 Season Notes: Has a 3-2 record, one save and a 4.96 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 61.2 innings and 12 appearances (10 starts) ... Has been in Stanford's rotation for most of the season ... Has one of Stanford's five complete games ... Stanford won seven straight times he started (2/16 - 4/5, three wins, four no-decisions) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had an impressive performance in his most recent outing, pitching 3.0 scoreless innings of three-hit relief at Sacramento State (4/22) ... Had his toughest outing of the season in his previous performance versus Oregon State (4/18), taking the loss after allowing five runs and seven hits in the first 1.2 innings of an 8-7 Stanford loss ... Allowed four runs and nine hits in 4.1 innings in a 12-5 win at Washington State (4/5) for no-decision ... Also picked up no-decisions in a 10-6 comeback victory over Washington (3/29), scattering a season-high 11 hits and giving up four runs in the first 6.0 innings and in a 9-8 11-inning victory at Arizona State (3/23) despite leaving the game with an 8-3 lead in the bottom of the eighth after scattering nine hits and three runs over the first 7.0 plus innings ... Recorded his most recent 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 win ... Received no-decision at Texas (2/22 - Game 2), allowing three runs and four hits over the first 4.1 innings of 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 (81) and saves (12), ranking tied for seventh on the school's all-time list in saves ... Third on Stanford's active career list in wins (10), starts (11), innings pitched (166.2) and strikeouts (113) ... 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.

    #19 - DAVID O'HAGAN (B/R, 6-1, 195, Jr.)
    2003 Season Notes: Leads all Stanford relievers with four wins ... Has a 4-1 record, a 4.65 ERA and three saves with 35 strikeouts in 31.0 innings and a team co-leading 14 appearances (all in relief) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Pitched a career-high 5.0 innings in his most recent appearance versus Oregon State (5/18), scattering two runs and five hits with two strikeouts ... Tossed a hitless 1.1 innings versus San Jose State (4/15) to earn a save ... Recorded a win at Washington State (4/7), scattering three hits and one run with four strikeouts over the final 3.0 innings ... Picked up his third win of the season versus Washington (3/29), scattering two runs (one earned) and two hits in 2.0 innings ... Used twice in each of Stanford's previous two series at Arizona State (3/22 - 3/24) and versus California (3/7 - 3/9) ... Credited with the victory at Arizona State (3/23) despite allowing four runs (three earned) and four hits with four strikeouts in 2.0 innings of a 9-8, 10-inning Stanford victory ... Earned the second save of his career with 3.0 scoreless one-hit innings in the series finale versus California (3/9) ... 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: Has a 3-1 record, a 5.29 ERA and two saves in 20 appearances (all out of the bullpen), striking out 37 in 34.0 innings.

    #16 - BILLY PAGANETTI (R/R, 6-4, 225, So.)
    2003 Season Notes: Has an 0-1 record and a 4.76 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 11.1 innings and five appearances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Worked 2.0 innings in his most recent appearance versus San Jose State (4/15), allowing just one run and two hits with one strikeout ... Suffered the first loss of his collegiate career versus USF (4/1) despite striking out a career-high six batters, including five in a row during one stretch, while allowing two runs (one earned) and two hits ... Struck out the only batter he faced versus Washington (3/28) ... 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: Ranks tied for second on the club with three saves and co-leads the team with 14 appearances (one start) ... Has a 1-0 record and a 5.23 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 20.2 innings ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Made the first start of his collegiate career at Sacramento State (4/22), pitching 3.0 scoreless innings and allowing just two hits with a career-high-tying four strikeouts ... Allowed one run and one hit in 1.0 innings during a previous outing versus Sacramento State (4/11) ... Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and scattered three hits with two strikeouts at Washington State (4/7) ... Recorded his first career victory with 2.0 scoreless innings and two strikeouts versus Washington (3/30) ... Picked up his back-to-back saves versus Washington (3/29 - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) and at Arizona State (3/23), working out of a one-out bases loaded jam in the bottom of the 10th inning versus the Sun Devils ... Recorded his first collegiate save versus California (3/8), 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 PLAYER OF THE YEAR/FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN CANDIDATE
    2003 Season Notes: Leads the Pac-10 in wins with a perfect 8-0 record, while also recording two saves and posting a 3.57 ERA with 46 strikeouts in 53.0 innings ... Has made the third start in each of the team's last six series ... Has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week twice in April (4/1, 4/20) ... Has one of the team's five complete games ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Impressive in his most recent outing versus Oregon State (4/19), earning the victory with 7.2 innings of two-hit scoreless work and striking out a career-high nine ... Credited with the win as the first of three or more predetermined Stanford pitchers in a 4-2 victory over San Jose State (4/15), striking out three and giving up just one hit in 2.0 innings ... Took a no-decision and was taken off the hook for the loss when Stanford rallied for two ninth inning runs in a game the Cardinal eventually won 8-5 in 11 innings at Washington State (4/7) ... Touched for six runs and eight hits in the first 3.0 innings of a no-decision start versus Washington (3/30) in a game Stanford eventually won, 12-11 ... Tossed his first career complete game in a 4-2 win at Arizona State (3/24) in a rubber game of a three-game set, giving up just five hits and two runs with five strikeouts ... 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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