Stanford Players To Appear On Local TV Shows Sunday

June 8, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - College World Series bound Stanford Baseball players Ryan Garko, Danny Putnam and Carlos Quentin are scheduled to appear on two local television sports shows Sunday evening. Garko and Putnam are scheduled guests on KNTV (NBC, Channel 11), while Quentin is scheduled to appear on KPIX (CBS, Channel 5). Both shows are scheduled to begin at 11:30 pm, PT.

The Stanford Baseball team extended its school record string of appearances at the College World Series to five when the Cardinal swept a pair of NCAA Super Regional games versus Long Beach State this past Friday and Saturday. Stanford opens 2003 CWS action versus last year's CWS runner-up South Carolina on Friday, June 13. Stanford, which will be making its 15th CWS appearance in school history, enters this year's CWS with a 46-15 record and has won a season-high-tying nine games in a row, as well as 18 of its last 19. South Carolina has a 44-20 overall record. Cal State Fullerton (48-14) and Louisiana State (45-20-1) will also be in Stanford's four-team bracket at the College World Series, which runs June 13-23 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Garko is having a monster season for the Cardinal, leading the club in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (.411), homers (18), RBI (88) and hits (95). He is attempting to become just the sixth Stanford player to ever hit over .400 in a season and the first since David McCarty batted .420 in 1991. He also needs just five more RBI to break Rick Lundblade's single-season record of 92 set in 1985. Garko has already earned First Team All-American, Regional Most Outstanding Player and Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year honors, and is one of three national finalists for the Johnny Bench Award given to the nation's top catcher. Garko is hitting .474 (9-19) in five postseason games with a co-team-leading three homers and 10 RBI.

Putnam ranks second on the club in both homers (14) and (57), while posting a .355 batting average. He leads the club with 12 postseason RBI and has also equaled Garko's three homers with a .350 batting average. Putnam earned All-Pac-10 honors and was named to the All-Regional team for the first time this season.

Quentin is one of five national finalists for the Golden Spikes Award presented by USA Baseball to the top amateur player in the nation. He is second on the club with a .398 batting average and 94 hits, while ranking third in both homers (10) and RBI (56). Quentin earned All-Pac-10 honors for the third time this season and was also named to the All-Regional squad. He leads the Cardinal with a .550 (11-20) postseason batting average, adding two homers and six RBI.

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