Stanford And South Carolina To Meet Friday In First Game Of CWS

June 10, 2003

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South Carolina (44-20)

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#6 Stanford (46-15)

*Friday, June 13, 1 pm, CT (11 am, PT) - LHP David Marchbanks (15-2, 2.39) vs. RHP John Hudgins (11-3, 3.18)
^Sunday, June 15, 2 or 6 pm, CT (12 pm or 4 pm, CT) - Stanford vs. #2 Louisiana State or #7 Cal State Fullerton
+Stanford will be the home team; *ESPN2; ^ESPN or ESPN2
Broadcast Information: Stanford's first round game in the 2003 College World Series is scheduled to be aired live nationally on ESPN2 ... Dave Barnett and Jeff Brantley will be in the booth with Alex Flanagan serving as the sideline reporter ... A live broadcast of all three games will also be available on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... Sean Bruich, Chad Goldberg, Sam Stefanki and Joe Ritzo will be on the microphones during the CWS ... Live stats for all Stanford Baseball games will also be available at gostanford.com and ncaasports.com

A QUICK LOOK AT STANFORD'S FIRST ROUND 2003 CWS GAME
No. 6 national seed Stanford (46-15) will take on 2002 CWS runner-up and unseeded South Carolina (44-20) in Game 1 of the 2003 College World Series in a nationally-televised contest on ESPN2 on Friday, June 13 (1, CT). Stanford will be playing the first game of the College World Series for the second time in the last three years with the Cardinal also playing in the first game of the 2001 CWS versus Tulane. Stanford has extended its string of consecutive trips to Omaha to five and will be making its 15th appearance all-time at the CWS, while South Carolina was the CWS runner-up last year and is making its seventh trip to Omaha in school history. For the second straight year, Stanford swept through five postseason games to reach Omaha. The Cardinal has also won a season-high-tying nine straight games and 18 of its last 19 overall. Stanford knocked off Long Beach State by scores of 5-1 and 4-2 in the Super Regional last Friday and Saturday. In the Regional, the Cardinal started its postseason with a 9-2 victory over Illinois-Chicago before a 13-6 win over UC Riverside and a 19-6 victory versus Richmond in the championship game. South Carolina has also won all five of its postseason games. The Gamecocks defeated North Carolina twice in the Super Regional, 5-4 and 14-4. In the Regional, South Carolina started with a 4-0 win over East Carolina before back-to-back victories over Stetson (7-2, 9-3). South Carolina's current five-game win streak came after the Gamecocks dropped two-of-three in the SEC Tournament. Stanford and South Carolina last met in a 2001 NCAA Super Regional at Sunken Diamond (6/1 - 6/3/01) with the Cardinal winning two-of-three (W, 11-1; L, 3-4; W, 3-2) to move on to Omaha. Stanford leads the all-time series between the clubs, 3-1. The Cardinal beat the Gamecocks, 15-4, in the only other meetings between the teams in a first round College World Series game on June 5, 1982. The game will be Stanford's first neutral site game of 2003.

2003 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES INFORMATION
The 57th College World Series will be held June 13-23 at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska. The eight teams have been placed into two four-team double elimination brackets. The CWS championship format has changed this year with the two bracket winners playing a best two-of-three series for the national title June 21-23. Stanford and South Carolina are joined in the four-team Bracket One by No. 2 national seed Louisiana State (45-20-1) and No. 7 Cal State Fullerton (48-14), who will also play their CWS opener on Friday, June 13 (6 pm, CT, ESPN2). Bracket Two action will start on Saturday, June 14. No. 5 seed Rice (53-11) will play unseeded Southwest Missouri State (40-24) to open the day's action at 2 pm, CT. No. 8 seed Miami (44-15-1) will take on defending national champion and unseeded Texas (48-18) at 6 pm, CT. Both games will be broadcast live nationally by ESPN.

STANFORD'S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES HISTORY NOTES
Stanford has extended its school record string of consecutive College World Series appearances to five and the senior class of Tim Cunningham, Ryan Garko, Ryan McCally and Tobin Swope becomes the second straight senior class to make it to Omaha in each of its four seasons ... Stanford is making its 15th appearance in the CWS, including its seventh in the last nine years ... Stanford won CWS titles in 1987 and 1988, finished as the runner-up in 2000 and 2001, and has reached at least its CWS bracket final in each of the last four seasons ... Stanford has an overall record of 33-24 (.579) in its previous 14 CWS appearances (1953, '67, '82, '83, '85, '87, '88, '90, '95, '97, '99, 2000, '01, '02, '03) ... Stanford has won at least one game in each of its previous 14 trips to the CWS.

STANFORD BASEBALL NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY QUICK NOTES
Stanford is in the NCAA Tournament field for the 24th time ... Stanford has won 13 Regionals overall and five in a row, including 10 of the 12 played at Sunken Diamond ... Stanford has won five straight Super Regionals, all at home ... Stanford has won nine straight Regional games over the past three years and four straight Super Regional games in the last two seasons ... Stanford is 25-4 in Regional and Super Regional games, all at Sunken Diamond, since the new Super Regional format began in 1999 ... Stanford last lost a Regional at Sunken Diamond in 1998 when the Cardinal dropped two-of-three games and was eliminated by Long Beach State in Game 5 of the event ... Stanford has an all-time postseason record of 108-51 (.679).

STANFORD BASEBALL 2003 NCAA POSTSEASON REVIEW
Stanford has swept its first five postseason games to reach the College World Series. Stanford roared through its Regional with consecutive victories over Illinois-Chicago (9-2), UC Riverside (13-6) and Richmond (19-6) the previous Friday-Sunday. The 41 runs scored by the Cardinal were just three off the school's Regional scoring record of 44 established in six games at the 1995 NCAA Midwest Regional in Wichita, Kansas. The Cardinal came within one run of its three-game Regional scoring record of 42 runs set by the 1982 team at the NCAA West I Regional in Fresno. Quentin (3-4, HR, RBI) led the Cardinal in its opening 9-2 win over Illinois-Chicago, while Regional MVP Ryan Garko (2-3, 2 RBI), Donny Lucy (2-5, 2B, RBI) and Jed Lowrie (2-4, RBI) also had a pair of hits. Ryan McCally struck out a career-high 10 batters and pitched just his second career complete game, scattering eight hits and two runs (one earned). Stanford fell behind 4-1 to UC Riverside in the first inning in the second game of the Regional before roaring back for a 13-6 win. Garko (3-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI), Lowrie (3-5, RBI), Jonny Ash (3-5, 2B, RBI) and Sam Fuld (3-5, 2 2B, SB) had three hits each, while Chris Carter (2-3, HR, 2 RBI) and Putnam both homered and drove in a pair of runs. On Sunday, Garko (3-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI) led the way by blasting two homers and driving in five runs. Ash (3-4, 2B, 3 RBI) also had his second straight three-hit game, while Putnam blasted his first career grandslam. Quentin (2-4, HR, 3 RBI) homered and picked up three hits, while Carter (2-3, 2B, RBI), Brian Hall (2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, SB) and Tobin Swope (2-6) added a pair of hits each. The Cardinal won a pair of pitching duals over Long Beach State in an NCAA Super Regional last Friday and Saturday, 5-1 and 4-2. John Hudgins tossed his seventh complete game of the season in the opener, giving up just one run and seven hits with six strikeouts. Danny Putnam (2-4, HR, 3 RBI) led the Cardinal offense. Mark Romanczuk improved to 12-0 on in the second game, scattering two runs and 10 hits over the first 8.1 innings before Matt Manship came on to record the final two outs. Carlos Quentin was 4-for-5 with an RBI, while Putnam was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford has won a season-high-tying nine straight games and 18 of its last 19 overall ... Stanford won its first outright Pac-10 title since 1999 (Stanford shared the Pac-10 crown with Arizona State and UCLA in 2000) by finishing with an 18-6 conference record after winning eight of its last nine conference games and posting an 11-1 road record in Pac-10 play ... Stanford has won 19 conference championships (17 Pac-10, includes Southern Division and shared titles) in school history and has finished either first or second in the conference 21 times in the last 23 years ... Stanford has secured its school-record ninth consecutive 40-win season and is four wins from its fourth 50-win campaign in the last five years ... Stanford has been among the nation's top five teams in all four major national polls for each of the last three weeks and is currently ranked No. 3 by Collegiate Baseball, No. 4 by Baseball America and the NCBWA, and No. 5 by Sports Weekly/ESPN ... Stanford is hitting .321 as a team, which would rank third on the school's all-time single-season list, after posting a .348 batting average in the first five postseason games ... Stanford has lowered its ERA to 3.98 by posting a 3.20 ERA in the first five postseason games ... Stanford has the lowest opponents' batting average in the Pac-10 (.246) ... Stanford won its final 14 regular season road games (3/23 - 5/11) to end the regular season with a 17-5 road mark and is 27-10 at home.

STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Ryan Garko, the Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year and one of three Johnny Bench Award national finalists, is having a monster season as the team's leader in batting average (.411), homers (18), RBI (88), hits (95), total bases (169), slugging percentage (.732), multiple-hit games (30), multiple-RBI games (26), sacrifice flies (7) and extra-base hits (38) ... Garko is attempting to become just the sixth Stanford player ever to hit .400 or better and the first since David McCarty hit .420 in 1991 ... Garko was named the Most Outstanding Player at the 2003 NCAA Regional after hitting .615 (8-13) with three homers, nine RBI, eight runs scored and a 1.385 slugging percentage ... Garko hit .433 (39-90) with 10 homers and 39 RBI in 24 conference games ... Garko's 88 RBI has him in second place and just four RBI behind the 92 runs driven in by school record holder Rick Lundblade in 1985 ... Garko's 18 homers rank ninth on the school's single-season list ... Carlos Quentin, who was named one of five finalists for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award on May 6 and one of 12 semifinalists for the Rotary Smith Award on May 16, leads the team in doubles (23), walks (34), hit-by-pitches (13) and on-base percentage (.491) ... Quentin's 23 doubles ranks third on the school's all-time list ... Quentin also ranks second on the team in batting average (.398), hits (94), stolen bases (10) and extra-base hits (34), as well as third in homers (10) and RBI (56) ... Quentin is hitting a team-high .550 (11-20) in five postseason games with two homers and six RBI ... Danny Putnam ranks second on the club with 14 homers and 57 RBI, in addition to posting a .355 batting average ... Putnam leads the team with 12 postseason RBI ... Sam Fuld ranks tied fifth on Stanford's all-time batting average list with a .354 career mark, while also ranking among Stanford's all-time leaders in triples (15, #4T), hits (279, #6T) and doubles (51, #9) ... Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year John Hudgins (11-3, 3.18) leads the Pac-10 in innings pitched (141.1), strikeouts (128), starts (19) and complete games (7) ... Mark Romanczuk (12-0, 3.39) leads the Pac-10 with 12 victories and is attempting to become just the second pitcher in Stanford history with eight or more decisions and a perfect record ... Matt Manship leads the team with nine saves.

POSTSEASON PLAYER POTPOURRI
Sam Fuld is the only Stanford player to have ever earned a spot on two consecutive All-CWS teams (2001, '02) and has a career .441 (15-34) CWS batting average with two homers and 10 RBI ... Ryan Garko has an all-time CWS batting average of .426 (12-26) with two homers and six RBI, as well as a career postseason batting average of .396 (38-96) with six homers, 23 RBI and one stolen base ... Garko has been named to three consecutive All-Regional teams, also earning Regional Most Outstanding Player honors in 2003 and was the co-winner of the Most Outstanding Player award in 2001 ... Garko was also an All-College World Series selection in 2001 ... Jonny Ash has a career postseason average of .387 (24-62) with 15 RBI and a stolen base, while hitting .385 (5-13) career in the CWS ... Chris Carter is a career .387 (7-18) CWS hitter with a homer and two RBI, as well as a .381 (16-42) career postseason hitter with four homers and eight RBI ... John Hudgins is 4-0 with a 3.43 ERA in eight career postseason appearances and five starts ... Ryan McCally has a 1-0 record and a 1.09 ERA in 24.2 postseason innings and 12 appearances ... Carlos Quentin leads the team in the postseason this year with a .550 batting average, going 11-for-20 with two homers and six RBI ... Danny Putnam has a team-high 12 RBI in five 2003 postseason games, while tying with Garko for the team home run lead with three.

STANFORD VERSUS 2003 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES FIELD
Stanford has played two of the other seven teams in the 2003 College World Series field during non-conference action this season. The Cardinal was swept by No. 7 seed Cal State Fullerton in a three-game set in Fullerton from January 31 - February 2 (L, 3-7; L, 2-10; L, 2-8). Stanford won two of three games at defending national champion and unseeded Texas from February 22-23 (W, 11-7; W, 8-7; L, 1-7). The Cardinal last played Cal State Fullerton at the CWS in 2001, defeating the Titans twice in bracket games (W, 5-2, 10 inn; W, 4-1) and in the postseason in 2002 when the Cardinal took a classic 3-2 game in 13 innings in a Regional opener at Sunken Diamond. Stanford last played Texas in the postseason at the 2002 CWS when the Cardinal was defeated by the Longhorns in a pair of one-run bracket games (L, 7-8; L, 5-6). Stanford last played first round opponent South Carolina in a 2001 Regional at Sunken Diamond and won two-of-three over the Gamecocks (W, 11-1; L, 3-4; W, 3-2). The Cardinal last played Miami and Louisiana State in back-to-back CWS championship games in 2000 and 2001, falling to the Tigers by a 6-5 score and being defeated by the Hurricanes, 12-1. Stanford has never played Rice or Southwest Missouri State in the postseason. Stanford holds all-time series advantages versus Cal State Fullerton (39-32), Rice (3-0), South Carolina (3-1) and Texas (15-12-1). Stanford has never played Southwest Missouri State. Miami (5-2-1) and Louisiana State (3-1) lead Stanford in all-time series. Stanford's series records versus all schools in the CWS other than Cal State Fullerton and Texas are only available since 1977.

A CLOSER LOOK AT STANFORD'S 2003 GAMES VERSUS CAL STATE FULLERTON
at Cal State Fullerton 7, Stanford 3 (Friday, January 31, 2003)
Cal State Fullerton began the series with a 7-3 victory before a Goodwin Field record crowd of 3131, scoring four times in the bottom of the seventh off losing pitcher Matt Manship (0-1). Danny Dorn's bases clearing three-run triple was the key hit in the inning. Brian Hall (4-4, 2 RBI) tied a career-high with four hits for the Cardinal

at Cal State Fullerton 10, Stanford 2 (Saturday, February 1, 2003)
Cal State Fullerton won its second straight game in the series with a 10-2 victory over the Cardinal. The Titans led just 2-1 before breaking through for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Joe Turgeon (4-4, 3 RBI) led Cal State Fullerton's offensive attack. Sam Fuld (3-4) had three hits for the Cardinal, while John Mayberry, Jr. hit his first career home run.

at Cal State Fullerton 8, Stanford 2 (Sunday, February 2, 2003)
Cal State Fullerton completed the sweep with an 8-2 win on Sunday, scoring six runs in the bottom of the second inning. Danny Dorn had a big hit with a key three-run homer in the Titans' six-run second. Sam Fuld hit his first home run of the season for the Cardinal and Mark Romanczuk made an impressive collegiate debut on the hill, allowing just one hit and striking out four over the final 2.1 innings. The sweep marked the first time since 1997 that the Cardinal had been swept, a span of 77 series.

A CLOSER LOOK AT STANFORD'S 2003 GAMES VERSUS TEXAS
Stanford 11, at Texas 7 (Saturday, February 22, 2003 - Game 1); Stanford 8, at Texas 7 (Saturday, February 22, 2003 - Game 2)
Stanford swept a doubleheader from defending College World Series champions and Texas in front of a season-high crowd of 6,799 spectators at Disch-Falk Field. The Cardinal jumped out to early leads in both games, holding on for an 11-7 victory in the opener and an 8-7 win in the nightcap to extend its season-long win streak to six in a row with the victory. Carlos Quentin was 7-for-10 in the doubleheader and had his first career five-hit game (5-6) with three doubles and an RBI in the opener as Stanford collected a season-high 17 hits. John Hudgins picked up his second straight victory in the first game, scattering four runs and seven hits with eight strikeouts over the first 7.0 innings. Mark Romanczuk earned the win in the second game and Matt Manship earned his second save by shutting out the Longhorns with three strikeouts over the final 1.2 innings. Ryan Garko drove in five runs in the doubleheader and hit Stanford's only home run, a two-run blast in his first at bat of the day.

at Texas 7, Stanford 1 (Sunday, February 23, 2003)
Texas avoided a sweep with a 7-1 victory over Stanford in the series finale before a crowd of 6,701 spectators at Disch-Falk Field. Stanford had its season-long six-game win streak snapped in its attempt to sweep the Longhorns in a three-game series for the first time in school history. Stanford starter Jonny Dyer (0-1) took the loss in his first career start, allowing two runs and two hits in a career-high 3.0 innings.John Mayberry, Jr. (2-4) and Tobin Swope (2-4) had two hits each for Stanford. Mayberry extended his career-high hit streak to eight games.

CWS GAME 1 PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER

#17 - John Hudgins (R/R, 6-2, 200, Jr.) ... 11-3, 3.18, 141.1 IP, 128 SO
PAC-10 Pitcher Of The Year/Second Team All-American
2003 Season Notes: Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year and a Second Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball ... Leads the team and the Pac-10 in five categories with 128 strikeouts (#10T on Stanford's single-season list), 141.1 innings pitched, 19 starts, seven complete games and 40 strikeouts looking ... Has posted a record of 11-3, just one victory behind Pac-10 leader and teammate Mark Romanczuk's 12 victories ... Also second in the Pac-10 behind Romanczuk with an opponents' batting average of .232 and third with a 3.18 ERA ... Has lasted at least 6.0 innings in 17 of his 19 starts and has gone 7.0 or more on 12 occasions ... Has five complete games in his last eight starts ... Drafted in the third round (76th pick overall) by the Texas Rangers in the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Tossed a complete game seven-hitter in a 5-1 win over Long Beach State in the first game of the NCAA Super Regional (6/6), allowing just one run and scattering seven hits with six strikeouts ... Struck out a career-high 12 batters in the winners' bracket game of the NCAA Regional versus UC Riverside (5/31), scattering six runs and eight hits in a complete game effort and settling in after allowing four first inning runs ... Worked 6.0 innings versus Cal Poly (5/23) in his final regular season start, allowing just three hits and an unearned without walking a batter and striking out two in 6.0 innings ... Tossed his fifth complete game in his previous outing, allowing just four hits and one run while striking out 10 in a 9-1 win over UCLA (5/16) ... Gave up five runs (four earned) and seven hits at California in a season-low 4.1 innings ... Scattered six runs (five earned) and nine hits in 5.0 innings at USC (5/3) ... Suffered a loss and snapped a three-game win streak versus Arizona (4/25) despite throwing a complete game, allowing four runs and seven hits with six strikeouts ... Tossed a complete game 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 then-career-high 11 in a 9-1 win over Sacramento State (4/11) ... Pitched a complete game in a 6-1 win 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 7.0 innings ... Received no-decision in a 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 year versus USC (2/28), giving up eight runs (six earned) and nine hits with six strikeouts in 6.0 innings ... Scattered four runs and seven hits with eight strikeouts in 7.0 innings to earn a 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 in 8.0 innings ... Earned his first career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor (2/11) after holding Florida State (2/7) to one run and six hits with 10 strikeouts over the first 9.0 innings of Stanford's 2-1 victory in 12 innings ... Picked up no-decision at Cal State Fullerton (1/31), allowing a season-high 10 hits and three runs over 6.0 innings before leaving with the score tied 3-3 in an eventual 7-3 loss ... Held Santa Clara to two runs and five hits with six strikeouts in 6.0 innings in his first start of 2003 to pick up a victory (1/25) ... Cardinal Career: The only active Stanford pitcher with a shutout ... Leads active Stanford pitchers in career strikeouts (240), innings pitched (292.2) and complete games (10), while ranking second in victories (22) and games started (36) ... Third among active Stanford pitchers in appearances (60) and saves (4) ... Has a 22-9 career record and a 3.91 ERA ... Has a lifetime 4-0 postseason record and a 3.43 ERA in eight appearances and five starts, including a 1-0 mark and a 3.72 ERA in three CWS appearances and one start.

NOTEBOOK

STANFORD IN TOP FIVE OF ALL FOUR MAJOR NATIONAL POLLS HEADING INTO 2003 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
Stanford is in the top five of all four major national polls heading into the 2003 College World Series. Stanford held its spot at No. 3 in Collegiate Baseball. The other three polls did not release a new poll following the Super Regionals. The Cardinal ranks No. 4 in Baseball America and the NCBWA polls, and No. 5 in the Sports Weekly/ESPN poll. Rice heads into the College World Series as the nation's top-ranked team in the Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA polls, while Florida State was the top-ranked team in the most Baseball America and Sports Weekly/ESPN polls but was eliminated by Texas in a Super Regional. Stanford began the 2003 season ranked as high as No. 3 in the preseason Baseball America poll and has been in the publication's top 10 all season. Stanford has been ranked No. 1 at one point during each of the past six years (1997-2002) prior to this season but has not been in the top spot yet this year. 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 21 games against teams ranked in Baseball America's top 25 at the time of their game, 14 versus teams currently ranked in the top six (No. 1 Florida State, No. 3 Cal State Fullerton, No. 5 Arizona State, No. 6 Texas, No. 7 Long Beach State) and 27 against teams ranked among Baseball America's top 25 at some point this season.

STANFORD WINS 5TH STRAIGHT SUPER REGIONAL
Stanford's two-game sweep of Long Beach State (5-1, 4-2) last Friday and Saturday marked the fifth straight year that the Cardinal has won an NCAA Super Regional. Stanford is 10-2 all-time in Super Regional games since the format began in 1999 and has won five in a row.

STANFORD CAPTURES 13TH NCAA REGIONAL TITLE AND FIFTH STRAIGHT
Stanford captured its 13th NCAA Regional title and fifth in a row by sweeping three games last Friday-Sunday versus Illinois-Chicago (9-2), No. 22 UC Riverside (13-6) and Richmond (19-6). Stanford has won NCAA Regional titles in 1982, '83, '85, '87, '88, '90, '95, '97, '99, 2000, '01, '02 and '03.

STANFORD WINS OUTRIGHT 2003 PAC-10 TITLE
Stanford won the outright regular season 2003 Pac-10 title for the first time since 1999 (Stanford shared the Pac-10 crown with Arizona State and UCLA in 2000) to wrap up the Pac-10's automatic berth to the 2003 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. Stanford, which finished with an 18-6 league mark, has now won 19 conference championships in school history, including 17 Pac-10 crowns (includes Southern Division and shared titles). Stanford had finished second in the conference behind two-time defending league champion USC in 2001 and 2002 and has been among the top two in the conference standings (includes Pac-10 Southern Division) for 10 straight seasons and 21 times in the last 23 years.

STANFORD HEADS INTO CWS WITH NINE STRAIGHT WINS, 18 IN LAST 19 GAMES
Stanford will head into the 2003 College World Series with a season-high-tying nine-game win streak and 18 victories in its last 19 games. The Cardinal has also won 12 of its last 13 series, as well as 46 of its past 53. Stanford had posted a season-long nine-game win streak and had won seven straight Pac-10 games (both 5/3 - 5/16) before UCLA stopped the Cardinal, 9-5 in 12 innings (5/17/03).

STANFORD INCREASE WIN STREAK VERSUS RANKED TEAMS TO FIVE
Stanford has won five straight games versus ranked teams after posting just a 7-9 record in its first 16 contests versus ranked opponents. The streak started with back-to-back victories over No. 24 Washington on March 29-30. The Cardinal then did not play another ranked opponent for over two months before stopping No. 22 Riverside in a Regional game on May 31. Stanford then defeated No. 7 Long Beach State twice in the Super Regional on June 6 and 7.

STANFORD WINS FINAL 14 REGULAR SEASON ROAD GAMES
Stanford finished its regular season road schedule by winning its final 14 road games, punctuating the streak with a three-game sweep at California (5/9 - 5/11). Stanford, which last lost a road game at Arizona State on March 22 (7-6, 11 inn.), started the streak with victories in the final two games of its series versus the Sun Devils (3/23 - 3/24) and continued the run with a series sweep at Washington State (4/4 - 4/7), as well as victories at Santa Clara (4/8) and Sacramento State (4/22) before sweeping USC (5/3 - 5/4), winning at San Jose State (5/6) and sweeping at California (5/9 - 5/11). Stanford won 11 of its 12 Pac-10 road games in 2003, sweeping its final three conference road series, and was 17-5 in 22 road games overall.

APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY (AND JUNE) FLOWERS
For the third consecutive season, the Cardinal struggled in the second half of April before playing well in May and June. In the last three years, Stanford posted a combined record of just 11-12 in the second half of April before going 53-12 in May and June. This year, the team finished posted a record of 3-5 in April after the tax deadline and is 18-1 since.

STANFORD WINS 12 OF 15 REGULAR SEASON SERIES
Stanford won 12 of its 15 regular season series. The Cardinal dropped its first two series of the season when the club was swept at Cal State Fullerton (1/31 - 2/2) and lost two-of-three at homer to Florida State (2/7 - 2/9) before winning 12 of its final 13 regular season series. The Cardinal won eight in a row versus Fresno State (2/14 - 2/16), at Texas (2/22 - 2/23), versus USC (2/28 - 3/2) and California (3/7 - 3/9), at Arizona State (3/22 - 3/24), versus Washington (3/28 - 3/30), at Washington State (4/4 - 4/7) and versus Oregon State (4/17 - 4/19, before Arizona won two-of-three at Sunken Diamond (4/25 - 4/27). Stanford then won its final four series of the year at USC (5/3 - 5/4) and California (5/9 - 5/11), and versus UCLA (5/16 - 5/18) and Cal Poly (5/23 - 5/25). Stanford swept seven of its 12 series victories with sweeps over Fresno State, California and Cal Poly at home, as well as Washington State, USC and California on the road. The Cardinal won two-of-three in its other five series.

STANFORD MAKES SCHOOL HISTORY WITH ALL-PAC-10 HONORS
Ryan Garko, John Hudgins and head coach Mark Marquess made school history when the trio won Pac-10 Co-Player, Pitcher and Coach of the Year honors, marking the first time Stanford has won all three honors in the same season. Sam Fuld and Carlos Quentin were also selected All-Pac-10 for the third consecutive year, while Danny Putnam and Mark Romanczuk were named for the first time. Matt Manship and Tobin Swope were honorable mention choices.

SIX STANFORD PLAYERS SELECTED IN 2003 MLB DRAFT
Six Stanford players were selected in the 2003 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Carlos Quentin became the 14th Stanford player in the last 17 years to be selected in the first round when the Arizona Diamondbacks used their 29th pick overall to selected Stanford's junior outfielder. John Hudgins (Texas Rangers, 76th pick overall) and Ryan Garko (Cleveland Indians, 78th pick overall) were then third round selections. Tim Cunningham closed out Stanford's first day selections when he was picked in the ninth round (256th pick overall) by the Texas Rangers. Ryan McCally (Tampa Bay Devils Rays, 23rd round, 668th pick overall) and Sam Fuld (Chicago Cubs, 24th round, 703rd pick overall) were taken on the second day to complete Stanford's selections.

Ryan Garko NAMED FINALIST FOR JOHNNY BENCH AWARD
Ryan Garko, the Co-Pac-10 Player of the Year, a First Team All-American and one of three national finalists for the 2003 Johnny Bench Award given annually to the nation's top catcher, is having a monster season. Garko, the first Stanford player to ever be a finalist for the award, leads the team in batting average (.411, #2 Pac-10, #17 NCAA), homers (18, #3T Pac-10), RBI (88, #2 Pac-10, #7 NCAA), hits (95, #3 Pac-10), total bases (169, #2 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.732, #1 Pac-10), multiple-hit games (30), multiple-RBI games (26), sacrifice flies (7) and extra-base hits (38). Garko also ranks second on the club in doubles (20, #7 Pac-10), hit-by-pitches (10, #9T Pac-10), on-base percentage (.474, #7 Pac-10) and putouts (372, #6 Pac-10). Garko has 88 RBI and is just five short of breaking the school's all-time RBI record of 92 set by Rick Lundblade in 1985. He is attempting to become just the sixth player in Stanford history to hit .400 or better in a season and the first since David McCarty batted .420 in 1991. His 18 homers rank tied for ninth on the school's single-season list and give him more homers than strikeouts (15). Garko went 81 official at bats between strikeouts at Washington State (4/5) and versus Cal Poly (5/23). With just 15 strikeouts in 231 official at bats, he averages just one strikeout every 15.4 official at bats. He has hit .486 (67-138) in his last 38 games (3/24 - 6/7) with 14 doubles, 14 homers and 63 RBI during the stretch. Garko hit 10 homers and drove in a league-best 39 runs in 24 Pac-10 games (23 starts). Garko also reached a career milestone when he became the first player on this year's team to play in his 200th career game versus UCLA (5/16). Garko has moved onto Stanford's all-time lists in doubles (56, #6), batting average (.351, #9T), home runs (39, #9), RBI (187, #9T).

Carlos Quentin A CANDIDATE FOR GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD
Carlos Quentin has been named one of five finalists for the prestigious 2003 Golden Spikes Award and was one of 12 semifinalists for the Rotary Smith Award. Quentin becomes the 10th finalist from Stanford in the 26-year history of the Golden Spikes Award honoring the top amateur baseball player in the country. This year's winner will be announced on various regional cable networks on Tuesday, July 15, the same day as the 2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Quentin, who has earned his third consecutive All-Pac-10 selection in 2003, leads the Cardinal in doubles (23, #3T Pac-10), walks (34, #8 Pac-10), hit-by-pitches (13, #3 Pac-10) and on-base percentage (.491, #4 Pac-10). His 23 doubles rank tied for third on Stanford's all-time single-season list. Quentin also ranks second on the team in batting average (.398, #4 Pac-10), runs scored (65, #7 Pac-10), total bases (149, #5T Pac-10), stolen bases (10), extra-base hits (34) and multiple-hit games (26), as well as third in homers (10), RBI (56), slugging percentage (.631) and multiple-RBI games (12). Quentin has hit safely in 44 of his last 48 games (2/22, Game 1 - 6/7), going 82-for-194 (.423) with 21 doubles, one triple, 10 homers, 53 RBI and eight stolen bases during the stretch. He began the stretch with a two-month career-high 26-game hit streak (2/22, Game 1 - 4/22, .495, 51-103, 18 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 30 RBI, 7 SB).

Mark Romanczuk CONTINUES UNBEATEN SEASON
Mark Romanczuk, an All-Pac-10 selection, is currently 12-0 with a 3.33 ERA (#4 Pac-10). Sandy Vance is the only player in school history to record an unbeaten season with eight or more decisions, going 11-0 in 1967. Romanczuk leads the conference in victories and has been named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week three times (4/1, 4/21, 5/5) this season. Romanczuk has added two saves and two complete games with 77 strikeouts (#5 Pac-10) in 103.2 innings (#3T Pac-10). He also leads the conference in opponents' batting average (.230).

PAC-10 PITCHER OF THE YEAR John Hudgins LEADS PAC-10 IN FIVE CATEGORIES
Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year John Hudgins (11-3, 3.18) leads the Pac-10 five categories -- innings pitched (141.1), strikeouts (128), starts (19), complete games (7) and strikeouts looking (40). His 11 victories rank second, just one shy of teammate Mark Romanczuk. He has six complete games in his last 10 outings and has lasted at least 6.0 innings in 17 of his 19 starts, as well as 7.0 or more innings 12 times. His complete games have been versus California (3/7), at Washington State (4/4), and versus Oregon State (4/17), Arizona (4/25), UCLA (5/17), UC Riverside (5/31) and Long Beach State (6/6). Hudgins has struck out 10 or more batters in a game five times this season, including a career-high 12 in his first postseason outing of the year versus UC Riverside. He struck out a previous career-high 11 in 8.0 scoreless two-hit innings in a 9-1 win over Sacramento State (4/11). He 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. An economics major, he was named to the Verizon Academic All-District VIII Baseball Team for the first time in his career with a 3.29 cumulative GPA.

Sam Fuld ON CAREER TRIPLES, BATTING AVERAGE, HITS AND DOUBLES LISTS
Sam Fuld is among Stanford's career leaders in triples (15, #4T), batting average (.354, #5), hits (279, #6T) and doubles (51, #9). Fuld hit safely in a career-high 17 straight games (5/3 - 6/1, .411, 30-73, 5 2B, 3 3B, 11 RBI) before the streak was snapped by going 0-for-3 in the Super Regional opener versus Long Beach State (6/6). Fuld leads the club this season in triples (9, #1T Pac-10, #6T NCAA), runs scored (75, #3T Pac-10) and at bats (269, #2 Pac-10). Fuld's nine triples this season rank second on Stanford's all-time single-season list and are just one shy of the 50-year-old record of 10 set by Jack Shepard in 1953. Fuld has been named All-Pac-10 for the third consecutive season.

Matt Manship TIED FOR SECOND IN THE PAC-10 WITH NINE SAVES
Matt Manship (2-4, 3.54, 9 SV, 53.1 IP, 45 SO) is tied for second in the Pac-10 with nine saves, which also ranks Manship tied for fourth on Stanford's single-season save list and just one from entering the school's all-time top 10 list. He picked up his most recent and first postseason save by recording the final two outs of Stanford's second Super Regional game versus Long Beach State, leaving the winning run at the plate to help the Cardinal hold on to a 4-2 victory. Manship has made 21 of his 22 appearances out of the bullpen and also picked up a victory in his only start of the season at USC (5/4 - Game 2) with a career-high 7.2 innings of work. Manship earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors.

DANNY PUTNAM STRONG IN SUPPORT ROLE, LEADS TEAM IN POSTSEASON RBI
Danny Putnam has earned All-Pac-10 honors after having been one of Stanford's offensive leaders all season. Putnam currently ranks second on the club in home runs (14, #8T Pac-10), RBI (57, #10 Pac-10) and slugging percentage (.640), as well as third in batting average (.355) and on-base percentage (.429). Putnam leads the team with 12 postseason RBI and is tied with Ryan Garko for the squad's postseason home run lead with three. Putnam has homered twice in a game three times this season, most recently with a pair of long balls in Stanford's 9-8 win in 10 innings over UCLA (5/18). He hit his first career grandslam in the Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1) and snapped a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning of the second Super Regional game with a two-out, two-RBI single that proved to score the game-winning runs.

DONNY LUCY EXCELS AS PINCH-HITTER
Donny Lucy has been Stanford's top pinch-hitter this season. Lucy is hitting an amazing .778 (7-9) when called on in a pinch-hitting role this season.

MAYBERRY, JR., ROMANCZUK AND PUTNAM INVITED TO USA BASEBALL TRIALS
John Mayberry, Jr., Mark Romanczuk and Danny Putnam have received invitations to the 2003 USA National Baseball Trials -- to be held in Tucson, Arizona from June 21-27.

CARDINAL EXTENDS 40-WIN SEASON STRING TO NINE, FOUR FROM 50
Stanford has extended its school record string of consecutive 40-win seasons to nine with its current 46-15 record and is just four wins from its fourth 50-win campaign in the last five years. The last time Stanford didn't win 40 games was when the club finished 27-28 in 1993. Stanford has also assured itself of another winning season in 2003. The Cardinal has now been above .500 in 38 of the last 39 and 55 of the last 57 campaigns.

SUN SHINES ON THE CARDINAL
Stanford has a remarkably different record in day and night games this year. Stanford has a 31-6 record during day games and is 15-9 under the lights.

GETTING ON THE SCOREBOARD EARLY
Stanford has scored first in 43 of its 61 games this season, winning 38 of those contests. The Cardinal is just 8-10 in the 18 games in which its opponent has scored first but did win both Super Regional games versus Long Beach State after the 49ers were the first team on the scoreboard.

Mark Marquess PICKS UP 100TH CAREER POSTSEASON WIN
Stanford head coach Mark Marquess picked up his 100th career postseason win when the Cardinal topped Long Beach State, 5-4, in the second game of the Super Regional (6/7). Marquess has an all-time record of 100-43 (.699) in 21 postseason appearances.

STANFORD BASEBALL 2002 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP REVIEW
Stanford reached a bracket final at the 2002 College World Series before falling, 6-5, to eventual national champion Texas. Stanford won its first game in Omaha over Notre Dame, 4-3, before a suffering an 8-7 loss to Texas in its second contest. The Cardinal came back to beat Notre Dame again, 5-3, and eliminate the Irish before being eliminated in the bracket final by the Longhorns. Stanford reached the College World Series by winning five consecutive games in Regional and Super Regional action. The postseason started with a classic in the Regional opener as the Cardinal outlasted Cal State Fullerton, 3-2 in 13 innings. Stanford then picked up a 5-4 win over Long Beach State to advance to the Regional championship game and beat the 49ers again, 8-4, after Long Beach State won an elimination game to reach the championship contest. In the Super Regional, the Cardinal swept a pair of games over USC (4-2, 5-3). Sam Fuld earned All-CWS honors for the second straight year, becoming the first Stanford player to do so. Jeremy Guthrie was named the Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Regional, while Chris Carter, Scott Dragicevich, Ryan Garko, Chris O'Riordan and Andy Topham were named All-Regional.

STANFORD PLAYERS IN PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL
Stanford has had 61 former players reach the Major Leagues, most recently with the debuts of Jody Gerut (OF, Cleveland Indians) and Jason Young (RHP, Colorado Rockies) in 2003. Nine former Stanford players have put on a Major League Baseball uniform during the 2003 campaign. In addition to Gerut and Young, former Stanford players Jeff Austin (RHP, Cincinnati Reds), Joe Borchard (OF, Chicago White Sox), Jeffrey Hammonds (OF, Milwaukee Brewers), Rick Helling (RHP, Baltimore Orioles), Jason Middlebrook (RHP, New York Mets), Mike Mussina (RHP, New York Yankees) and Justin Wayne (RHP, Florida Marlins) have suited up in The Show this season. Bob Boone (Manager, Cincinnati Reds) and Ruben Amaro, Jr. (Assistant GM, Philadelphia Phillies) are also currently involved with Major League Baseball. A total of 26 former players have participated in professional baseball this season.

CARDINAL, WHITE AND BLUE
Stanford emerged on top of a recent USA National Team player study by producing 20 Team USA players that have played in 28 seasons over the last 18 years, more than any other collegiate program in the nation in both categories. Stanford is also tops in the nation with at least one player on the Team USA roster for 16 consecutive years. Four current Stanford players have participated with Team USA -- Tim Cunningham (2001), Sam Fuld (2001, '02), Ryan Garko (2001, '02), Carlos Quentin (2001, '02). Current freshman left-handed pitcher Mark Romanczuk has been invited to the 2003 USA National Team Trials. Also, with the selection of Quentin as one of five finalists for the 2003 Golden Spikes Award, Stanford equaled Miami for the most finalists in the history of the award with 10. No Stanford player has ever won the honor.

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 2372-1481-32 (.615) ... The Cardinal won NCAA titles in 1987 and 1988 before returning to the CWS championship game in 2000 and 2001 ... Stanford has extended its school record string of College World Series appearances to five this season and will be making its 15th CWS trip in 2003 ... Stanford has won five straight NCAA Regionals and Super Regionals ... Stanford has had winning seasons 38 of the last 39 years and 55 of the last 57 ... Stanford has also reached the 40-win mark in nine consecutive campaigns (1995-2003) and recently recorded three straight 50-win seasons for the first time in school history (1999-2001) ... Stanford has won 19 conference titles (17 Pac-10) after winning its first Pac-10 title since 2000 this season and is making its 24th NCAA appearance in 2003 ... Stanford has boasted 42 All-Americans who have earned a total of 53 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 100 All-Conference players earn a total of 133 All-Conference honors ... Stanford has had 61 major league players and nine former Stanford players (Jeff Austin - Cincinnati Reds; Joe Borchard, Chicago White Sox; Jody Gerut - Cleveland Indians; Jeffrey Hammonds - Milwaukee Brewers; Rick Helling - Baltimore Orioles; Jason Middlebrook - New York Mets; Mike Mussina - New York Yankees; Justin Wayne - Florida Marlins; Jason Young - Colorado Rockies) have seen Major League Baseball action in 2003.

OFFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford's current season batting average stands at .321 (#3 Pac-10, #24 NCAA), which would third on Stanford's all-time list for a single-season. The Cardinal is also ranked 25th nationally in scoring at a clip of 7.5 runs per game. Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year Ryan Garko and Carlos Quentin are both having huge seasons. Garko leads the team in batting average (.411, #2 Pac-10, #17 NCAA), homers (18, #3 Pac-10), RBI (88, #2 Pac-10, #7 NCAA), hits (95, #3 Pac-10), total bases (169, #2 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.732, #1 Pac-10), multiple-hit games (30), multiple-RBI games (26), sacrifice flies (7) and extra-base hits (38). Garko also ranks second on the club in doubles (#7 Pac-10), hit-by-pitches (10, #9T Pac-10), on-base percentage (.474, #7 Pac-10) and putouts (372, #6 Pac-10). Garko's 88 RBI rank second on Stanford's all-time single-season list as he is just five from breaking the school record of 92 set by Rick Lundblade in 1985. His .411 batting average would be third on the school's all-time list, while his 18 homers rank tied for ninth. Quentin leads the Cardinal in doubles (23, #3T Pac-10), walks (34, #8 Pac-10), hit-by-pitches (13, #3 Pac-10) and on-base percentage (.401, #4 Pac-10). His 23 doubles rank tied for third on Stanford's all-time single-season list. Quentin also ranks second on the team in batting average (.398, #4 Pac-10), runs scored (65, #7 Pac-10), total bases (149, #5T Pac-10), stolen bases (10), extra-base hits (34) and multiple-hit games (25), as well as third in homers (10), RBI (56), slugging percentage (.631) and multiple-RBI games (12). Sam Fuld leads the club in triples (9, #1T Pac-10, #6T NCAA), runs scored (75, #3T Pac-10) and at bats (269, #2 Pac-10). Fuld's nine triples this season are second on Stanford's all-time single-season list and just one shy of the 50-year old record of 10 set by Jack Shepard in 1953. Brian Hall has a team-high 17 stolen bases (#3T Pac-10), while Tobin Swope and Jonny Ash co-lead the squad with nine sacrifice bunts (#3T Pac-10). Fuld, Garko and Swope have each played in all 61 games, while Fuld and Swope have started all 61. Danny Putnam (.355), Fuld (.327), Jed Lowrie (.304) and Donny Lucy (.300) join Garko and Quentin at or above the .300 mark.

PITCHING REPORT
Stanford has lowered its ERA to 3.98 (#2 Pac-10), the first time it has been under 4.00 since it sat at 3.96 on March 9. The Cardinal has also held its opponents to a Pac-10 low .246 batting average. Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year John Hudgins leads the conference in five categories -- innings pitched (141.1), strikeouts (128), starts (19), complete games (7) and strikeouts looking (40). His 11 victories rank second in the Pac-10 behind teammate Mark Romanczuk. He has six complete games in his last 10 outings and has lasted at least 6.0 innings 17 of his 19 starts, as well as 7.0 or more innings 12 times. Hudgins also has the team's lowest ERA (#3 Pac-10) among regular starters. Romanczuk, a National Freshman of the Year and All-Pac-10 selection, has continued has unbeaten season and is currently 12-0 with a 3.39 ERA (#4 Pac-10). Sandy Vance is the only player in school history to record an unbeaten season with eight or more decisions when he was 11-0 in 1967. He has been named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week three times (4/1, 4/21, 5/5) this season. Romanczuk has added two saves and two complete games with 77 strikeouts (#5 Pac-10) in 103.2 innings (#3T Pac-10). He also leads the conference in opponents' batting average (.230). Tim Cunningham (3-3, 5.49, 39.1 IP, 20 SO) returned as the team's Sunday starter in each of its last three regular season series but has not pitched in the postseason. Ryan McCally (6-2, 4.88, 2 SV, 83.0 IP, 53 SO) came up with a huge start in the Regional opener versus Illinois-Chicago (5/30), tossing his second career complete game, allowing just two runs (one earned) and striking out a career-high 10 batters in a 9-2 Stanford victory. McCally spent most of the season as a starter and ranks third on the club with 12 starts but had been used primarily out of the bullpen recently before his start versus Illinois-Chicago. Matt Manship (2-4, 3.54, 9 SV, 53.1 IP, 45 SO) leads the club with nine saves, ranking tied for second in the Pac-10 and tied for fourth on Stanford's single-season list. Manship also picked up a win in his first and only collegiate start at USC (5/4). David O'Hagan (6-1, 5.83, 3 SV, 41.2 IP, 37 SO) has won six games out of the bullpen and also saved three contests. Kodiak Quick (2-0, 4.41, 3 SV, 34.2 IP, 33 SO) and Jonny Dyer (2-1, 3.79, 19.0 IP, 11 SO) have both won a pair of games with Quick also recording three saves. Drew Ehrlich (1-0, 4.19, 19.1 IP, 18 SO) and Mark Jecmen (1-0, 4.32, 8.1 IP, 7 SO) have the team's other two wins. Stanford has already posted 19 saves, second in the conference and just five short of breaking the school record of 23 set in 2001.

DEFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford has a .971 fielding percentage (#3 Pac-10, #19 NCAA) and has been errorless 21 times this season, including in five of its last nine games. John Mayberry, Jr. leads the club and ranks fourth in the Pac-10 with 443 putouts, while Tobin Swope is the second in the Pac-10 with a team-high 190 assists. Mayberry's 16 putouts at Washington State (4/5), as well as eight assists by Swope at USC (5/4 - Game 2) are single-game team highs. Stanford has turned a season-high three double plays twice versus Nevada (2/17) and at USC (5/3).

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 1139-548-5 (.675), an NCAA postseason record of 100-43 (.675) and a Pac-10 mark of 462-294 (.611). The 1969 Stanford graduate has led the Cardinal to two CWS titles and a pair of runner-up showings, 13 College World Series appearances, five NCAA Super Regional titles, 13 NCAA Regional championships and 11 Pac-10 crowns (includes Southern Division and shared titles). Stanford has also qualified for the NCAA Tournament 21 times in 27 years 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), his 1000th against Florida State (2/9/01) and his 100th career post season win versus Long Beach State (6/7/03). 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 nine occasions, most recently with his selection in 2003. The Cardinal has assured itself of its 26th winning campaign in 27 seasons under his leadership this year 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 108 professional baseball draft picks in the past 19 seasons, including 14 first round selections in the last 17 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 CWS squad and played four seasons of minor league baseball with the Chicago White Sox organization.

COMMENTS FROM Mark Marquess
(On the team's upcoming fifth straight appearance in the College World Series)
'It helps you to have a better chance to win the College World Series when you have the experience of being there a few times. To have that experience is really an advantage. The other major factor is just to be playing your best baseball at the right time.'

(On his team's offensive prowess in the NCAA Regional)
'I thought that we faced good pitching throughout the regional. We had some timely hitting and took advantage of their pitchers getting the ball up. I have never had a team that has swung the bats this well in the Regional. Coming in to the Regional we were playing our best baseball and swinging the bats well, so we hope to continue with that. This is probably the best that we have swung the bat in a regional for a while.'

(On winning the regular season Pac-10 title)
'It's quite an accomplishment for us, especially the way we did it by winning eight of our last nine games, including six of those on the road. I was very impressed with the way we played. It wasn't just one phase of the game, we played well in all phases. To win the Pac-10 title with an 18-6 record and to go 11-1 on the road is impressive.'

(On Stanford's No. 6 national seeding)
'I'm happy to have earned a national seed because it means if we are able to win the Regional, we would have the opportunity to host a Super Regional.'

(On All-American candidates Ryan Garko, Carlos Quentin and John Hudgins)
'Ryan Garko, Carlos Quentin and John Hudgins having their best seasons yet. If you're going to have a good season as a team, your older players are usually going to have their best years and that's what has happened here.'

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 individual season information prior to the 2003 season please refer to the each player's biography on the baseball roster page of gostanford.com)

HITTERS

#1 - JOHNNY ASH (INF, L/R, 5-9, 175, Jr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has raised his average to .296 after going 8-for-21 (.381) with two doubles, and six RBI in five postseason games ... Earned All-NCAA Regional honors by hitting .500 (6-12) in three Regional games ... Registered a season-high six-game hit streak (5/4 - 5/16), going 11-for-21 (.524) with two doubles, a triple and three RBI ... Named the Pac-10 Player of the Week (5/12) for the first time in his career after hitting .545 (6-11) with a pair of hits in all three games of a sweep at California (5/9 - 5/11) ... Has returned to the starting lineup for 29 of the last 38 games, going 38-for-128 (.297) with seven doubles, two triples, 19 RBI and a stolen base during the stretch ... Has nine doubles, four triples and 23 RBI on the season ... Tied for first on the team and tied for third in the Pac-10 with nine sacrifice bunts ... Has played in 52 of 61 possible games with 39 starts ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Tied the Super Regional game versus Long Beach State (6/7) at 2-2 when he singled home Sam Fuld with two outs in the top of the seventh inning before stealing his first career base and scoring the eventual game-winning run on Danny Putnam's two-out, two-run single ... Posted back-to-back 3-for-5 games versus UC Riverside (5/31) and Richmond (6/1) in the final two games of the NCAA Regional, also tying a career-high with three RBI and adding a double versus Richmond, as well as an RBI and a double against UC Riverside ... Had two RBI in both the series opener (5/23) and series finale (5/25) versus Cal Poly, driving in three of the runs on a pair of sacrifice flies and Stanford's first successful suicide squeeze (5/23) ... Also became the first Stanford player this season with a pair of sacrifice bunts in a game (5/23) ... Tied a career-high with three hits by going 3-for-5 versus UCLA (5/16) ... 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 .306 batting average with 19 doubles, four triples and 52 RBI, playing in 117 games with 62 starts ... Has posted a career .387 postseason batting average and a .385 career CWS mark.

#11 - Chris Carter (INF/OF/DH, L/L, 6-0, 215, So.)
2003 Season Notes: Has started 17 games and appeared in 21 after returning April 1 from a shoulder injury that caused him to miss more than the first two months of the season ... Has been used primarily in the postseason as the team's designated hitter against right-handed pitching ... Has hit four homers in his last eight games and has hit safely in 10 of his last 13 contests (5/3 - 6/7), going 14-for-39 (.359) with four doubles, five homers and 12 RBI ... Hitting .258 overall with four doubles, five homers and 12 RBI ... Hit just .087 (2-23) in his first seven games after returning from the injury ... Has drawn 16 walks in just 62 official at bats ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Posted back-to-back 2-for-3 games at the NCAA Super Regional versus UC Riverside (5/31) and Richmond (6/1), adding a homer and two RBI versus UC Riverside and a double and an RBI against Richmond ... Was 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk and two RBI versus Cal Poly (5/25) ... Hit a home run and walked twice in both the series opener (5/16) and rubber game (5/18) versus UCLA ... Picked up his first two-hit game of the season (2-3, 2B, RBI) at California (5/10) ... Blasted his first homer of the year at California (5/9) ... Had a pinch-hit RBI single at USC (5/3) ... Had his first hit of the season at Santa Clara (4/8) ... Cardinal Career: Has a .284 career batting average with 11 doubles, a triple, 13 homers, 32 RBI and a stolen base ... Has played in 64 games with 45 starts.

#5 - Sam Fuld (OF, L/L, 5-10, 180, Jr.)
All-Pac-102003 Season Notes: Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 24th round of the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft with the 703rd pick overall ... An All-Pac-10 selection for the third consecutive year that currently leads the club this season in triples (9, #1T Pac-10, #6T NCAA), runs scored (75, #3T Pac-10) and at bats (269, #2 Pac-10) ... Third on the team with 88 hits (#5T Pac-10) and 25 multiple-hit games ... Second on Stanford's all-time single-season triple list with nine and just one shy of the record of 10 set 50 years ago by Jack Shepard in 1953 ... Has added a .327 batting average with two homers, 32 RBI and nine stolen bases ... Posted a recent career-high 17-game hit streak (5/3 - 6/1) in which he hit .411 (30-73) with five doubles, three triples, 11 RBI, 30 runs scored, had nine multiple-hit games and scored runs in all 17 games ... Has hit safely in 40 of his last 45 games overall, going 73-for-200 (.365) with 13 doubles, eight triples, one homer, 27 RBI and seven stolen bases during the period ... Has raised his batting average 120 points from .217 after 16 games to its current .327, while posting four four-hit games, a trio of three-hit contests and a total of 20 multiple-hit games during the stretch ... Reached base safely in 24 consecutive games (3/1 - 4/26) ... Had four triples over a five-game stretch (3/24 - 4/1) ... Posted a 15-game hit streak (3/1 - 4/7), going 34-for-74 (.459) with five doubles, four triples and three stolen bases ... Had just one hit in eight Super Regional at bats versus Long Beach State (6/6 - 6/7) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Scored the tying run in the second game of the Super Regional versus Long Beach State (6/7), reaching on a two-out error, stealing second base and scoring on an RBI single by Jonny Ash ... Was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, three RBI and three runs scored versus UC Riverside (5/31) ... Hit his ninth and most recent triple versus Cal Poly (5/24), while also stealing a base, being hit twice and scoring three runs ... Posted triples in each of his last two games versus UCLA (5/17, 5/18), scoring the tying run in the eighth inning of an eventual 9-8, 10-inning win over the Bruins (5/18) with his second triple ... Drove in the game-winning run with an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning in a 6-4 comeback victory at California (5/10) .. Posted his most recent four-hit game in the first game of a doubleheader at USC (5/4), going 4-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and a season-high four runs scored ... Had a big game versus Arizona (4/26), going 2-for-5 with a season-high four RBI, double and homer while hitting a key seventh inning two-run homer and a game-winning two-out, two RBI double in the eighth ... Snapped a 5-5 tie with a two-out RBI single 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 among Stanford's all-time leaders in triples (15, #4T), batting average (.354, #5), hits (279, #6T) and doubles (51, #9) ... Stanford's active leader in hits and triples, as well as runs scored (198), at bats (789), sacrifice bunts (11, co-leader with Brian Hall) and multiple-hit games (86) ... Ranks second among active players in doubles, walks (83) and stolen bases (28) ... Has played in 192 games with 182 starts, second and third among active players, respectively ... Has 13 career four-hit games and 21 career three-hit contests.

#12 - Ryan Garko (C, R/R, 6-2, 220, Sr.)
Pac-10 Co-Player Of The Year ... Johnny Bench Award Finalist ... First Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball, USA TODAY Sports Weekly) ... NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player
2003 Season Notes: Drafted in the third round of the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft with the 78th pick overall by the Cleveland Indians ... Leads the team in batting average (.411, #2 Pac-10, #17 NCAA), homers (18, #3T Pac-10), RBI (88, #2 Pac-10, #7 NCAA), hits (95, #3 Pac-10), total bases (169, #2 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.732, #1 Pac-10), multiple-hit games (30), multiple-RBI games (26), sacrifice flies (7) and extra-base hits (38) ... Ranks second on the club in doubles (#7 Pac-10), hit-by-pitches (10, #9T Pac-10), on-base percentage (.474, #7 Pac-10) and putouts (372, #6 Pac-10) ... Needs just five more RBI to break the school's all-time record of 92 set by Rick Lundblade in 1985 ... Attempting to become just the sixth player in Stanford history to hit .400 or better in a season and the first since David McCarty batted .420 in 1991 ... His 18 homers rank tied for ninth on the school's single-season list and give him more homers than strikeouts (15) ... Went 81 official at bats between strikeouts at Washington State (4/5) and in his second at bat versus Cal Poly (5/23) ... With just 15 strikeouts in 231 official at bats, averages just one strikeout every 15.4 official at bats ... Has hit .486 (67-138) in his last 38 games (3/24 - 6/7) with 14 doubles, 14 homers and 63 RBI during the stretch ... Hit 10 homers and drove in a league-best 39 runs in 24 Pac-10 games (23 starts) ... Has had three or more RBI in a game 14 times with eight three-RBI contests, four four-RBI games, a five-RBI game and a seven-RBI showing ... Posted a season-high 10-game hit streak (3/24 - 4/11), going 24-for-41 (.585) with five doubles, five homers and 21 RBI ... Had an eight-game hit streak (2/8 - 2/22, Game 2), hitting .400 (12-30) with four homers and 13 RBI and a seven-game hit streak (4/17 - 4/27), going 8-for-23 (.348) with three doubles, one homer and one stolen base ... Had just one hit in his last six Super Regional at bats (.167) versus Long Beach State ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Continued his monster season by going 8-for-13 (.615) with a double, three homers and nine RBI in the 2003 NCAA Regional, capping the performance by hitting two homers, driving in five runs and tying a career-high four runs scored in a 3-for-5 performance versus Richmond in the championship game ... Was 3-for-5 with a double, homer and a pair of RBI versus UC Riverside (5/31) ... Had a huge series against Cal Poly (5/23 - 5/25), going 8-for-11 (.727) with a homer, four RBI, five runs scored and a 1.061 slugging percentage ... Tied a career-high with four hits (4-4, HR, 3 RBI) versus Cal Poly (5/24) ... Drove in the tying run with a pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the eighth inning of a 9-8, 10-inning victory over UCLA (5/18) to help the Cardinal clinch the outright Pac-10 title ... Was 2-for-2 with a double and four RBI versus Saint Mary's (5/13) ... Was 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI at California (5/9), driving in the game-winning run with an RBI single in the top of the ninth ... Had a huge series at USC (5/4 - 5/5) to earn NCBWA National Co-Hitter, College Baseball Insider West Regional and Pac-10 Player of the Week honors, all for the first time in his career, going 10-for-13 (.769) with three homers, 12 RBI and a stolen base while posting a 1.615 slugging percentage ... Had a monster game in the second game of a doubleheader and the USC series finale (5/4 - Game 2), going 4-for-4 (career-high-tying four hits) with his third career two-homer game, his first career grandslam and a career-high seven RBI ... Was 6-for-7 with two homers, nine RBI and a stolen base in the doubleheader versus the Trojans (5/4) ... Had a career-high-tying four hits (4-6, HR, 3 RBI), homered and drove in three runs in the series opener at USC (5/3) ... 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 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 four RBI versus Washington (3/30) ... 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 ... Homered and had four RBI versus Florida State (2/9 - 3-4, HR, 4 RBI) ... Had three RBI in two non-conference games versus USC (3/1, 3/2) and at Texas (2/22, Game 2) ... Also the only Cardinal player to hit a pair of sacrifice flies in a game this season 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 (39), RBI (187), doubles (56), total bases (425), slugging percentage (.596), walks (91), on-base percentage (.443), sacrifice flies (20), putouts (1141), games played (210) and games started (190, co-leader with Carlos Quentin) ... Ranks seventh on Stanford's all-time double list, as well as ninth in homers, tied for ninth in batting average (.352) and tied for ninth in RBI ... Second on Stanford's active career list in batting average and hit by pitches (43), as well as third in hits (250) and runs scored (173).

#3 - Brian Hall (INF/OF, R/R, 6-0, 185, Jr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has been one of the team's streakiest hitters ... Went 0-for-8 in two Super Regional games versus Long Beach State (6/6 - 6/7) to snap a career-high 11-game hit streak (5/11 - 6/1, 22-51, .431) in which he also had five doubles, three triples, a homer, 10 RBI and four stolen bases ... Had suffered through a previous 12-game stretch (4/17 - 5/9) in which he was 7-for-47 (.149) with three triples, five RBI and a stolen base ... Had gone 11-for-23 (.478) with four doubles, a triple, a homer, eight RBI, seven runs scored and four multiple-hit games in five games (4/5 - 4/15) prior to the 12-game stretch ... Suffered through a previous stretch from his last four at bats at Arizona State (3/23) through his first two at bats at Washington State (4/5) in which he hit .032 (1-31) prior to the five-game hit streak ... Leads the club with 17 stolen bases (#3T Pac-10), while also contributing 15 doubles, five triples, five homers, 41 RBI, 45 runs scored, 71 hits, 17 walks, 22 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games ... 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 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 played in 59 of 61 games with 53 starts, 25 in left field, 21 at third base and nine at first base, including all five postseason games ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Scored Stanford's first run in the sixth inning of the Super Regional opener versus Long Beach State (6/6) to erase a 1-0 49er lead ... Was 2-for-5 with a double, a career-high-tying three runs scored and a pair of RBI versus Richmond (6/1) in the NCAA Regional championship game ... Started the Cal Poly series by going 3-for-5 with a double and a stolen base in the series opener (5/23) ... Had three hits in both the series opener (5/16 - 3-5, 3B, 2 RBI) and rubber game (5/18 - 3-5, 2B, RBI, SB) versus UCLA ... Was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI versus Saint Mary's (5/13) ... Hit his third triple of the season in a 3-0 win at San Jose State (5/6) and his fourth in a 9-8 win at California (5/9) in back-to-back games ... 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 (37) and sacrifice bunts (11, co-leader with Sam Fuld) ... Second among active players with nine triples and third with 11 sacrifice flies ... Has added a .286 career batting average with 25 doubles, nine homers, 97 RBI, 45 walks and seven hit-by-pitches in 175 games and 122 starts.

#14 - John Hester (C, R/R, 6-3, 210, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Does not have an at bat and has played just once as a defensive replacement in the postseason ... Hitting .167 (2-12) with a homer and an RBI in 10 games and one start ... Has been perfect in 18 chances in the field ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Made his postseason debut by catching the ninth inning in the Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1) ... Hit his first career homer as a pinch-hitter versus Cal Poly (5/24) ... Caught seven innings replacing an injured Ryan Garko versus UCLA (5/17) ... 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: Hitless in just one postseason at bat and in his last 18 official at bats since his most recent hit at Arizona State (3/22) ... Hitting .159 in 30 games and 19 starts ... Has contributed 11 walks and 10 RBI ... 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: Made his postseason debut in the Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1) ... Scored the tying run in the bottom of the eighth versus Arizona (4/26) in an eventual 10-9 comeback Stanford win ... 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: Hitless in seven at bats during the Super Regional versus Long Beach State (6/6 - 6/7) ... Ranks fifth on the team with a .304 batting average, adding 12 doubles, 26 RBI and five stolen bases ... Tied for second on the team with five sacrifice flies ... Posted a career-best nine-game hit streak (5/3 - 5/16), going 12-for-36 (.333) with two doubles and six RBI to end a stretch in which he hit safely in 23 of his 26 games (3/7 - 5/15), going 23-for-58 (.397) with five doubles, eight RBI and three stolen bases during the stretch ... Has had a pair of seven-game hit streaks (2/7 - 2/22; 3/29 - 4/8) ... Has played in 52 games with 45 starts ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Successfully converted the team's final out by fielding a groundball and throwing out the Long Beach State runner in the clinching 4-2 victory over the 49ers in the Super Regional (6/7) ... Was 3-for-5 with an RBI versus UC Riverside (5/31) in the Regional winners' bracket game ... Tied a career-high with three RBI versus Cal Poly (5/24) ... Snapped out of an 0-for-11 skid by going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI versus Cal Poly (5/23) ... Picked up his second career three-hit game (3-4) at California (5/9) ... Posted career-highs with three runs scored and three RBI at USC (5/3) ... 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), also hitting a double in both games.

#15 - Donny Lucy (C/1B/DH, R/R, 6-3, 210, So.)
2003 Season Notes: Has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games (5/10 - 6/6, .438, 14-32) and 21 of his last 26 games (.333, 30-90) in a stretch that started with a career-high-tying seven-game hit streak (4/7 - 4/19) ... Leads the team with seven pinch-hits and is hitting an amazing .778 (7-9) as a pinch-hitter ... Hitting .300 overall with nine doubles, two homers, 18 RBI and six stolen bases ... Has played in 46 games with 33 starts and has been used in the postseason primarily as the team's designated hitter against left-handed pitching ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Was 2-for-3 in the Super Regional opener versus Long Beach State (6/6) in his most recent action ... Was 2-for-3 with a career-high-tying three runs scored and a pair of RBI versus Cal Poly (5/23) ... Provided arguably the most dramatic moment of Stanford's regular season with a walkoff homer to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning, clinching the outright Pac-10 title and giving the Cardinal a 9-8 victory over UCLA (5/18) to cap a game in which he equaled a career-high with three hits as he was 3-for-5 as the team's starting catcher filling in for the injured Ryan Garko ... Was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI at USC (5/3) and scored a career-high-tying three runs ... Had a key pinch-hit RBI single in Stanford's four-run eighth inning of a 10-9 comeback win over Arizona (4/26) ... Had a career-high-tying three hits (3-4) 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 .291 with 15 doubles, one triple, five homers, 47 RBI and 12 stolen bases ... Has played in 82 games with 58 starts ... Has hit .500 (6-12) in the postseason during his career.

#25 - John Mayberry, Jr. (INF, R/R, 6-5, 210, Fr.)
Freshman All-American
2003 Season Notes: Hitless in his only official at bat in the postseason but has walked and scored a pair of runs in two games off the bench ... Has a .297 batting average with six doubles, six triples (second on the team), four homers, 33 RBI and five stolen bases ... Currently hitless in his last 11 at bats over his past six games with his last hit coming versus UCLA (5/16) ... Posted a seven-game hit streak (4/26 - 5/6, 12-26, .462, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 1 SB) after having suffered through a 3-for-34 (.088) stretch in his previous 10 games (3/30 - 4/22) ... 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 third longest by a Stanford player this season ... Leads the team and ranks fourth in the Pac-10 with 443 putouts ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Doubled twice for the first time in his career versus UCLA (5/16) ... Set new career-highs in hits and RBI at USC (5/3), going 5-for-6 with a homer and six RBI while also scoring three runs ... 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) ... Had a career and team season-high 16 putouts at Washington State (4/5).

#2 - Chris Minaker (INF, R/R, 6-0, 180, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has one hit in two official at bats in the postseason ... Has played in 16 games (all off the bench) and has two hits in 12 at bats (.167) ... Also has a pair of sacrifice bunts.... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Made his postseason debut with a single in the top of the ninth inning of the Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1) ... Played shortstop for the final two innings of Stanford's 9-8, 10-inning victory over UCLA (5/18) that clinched the Pac-10 title ... Had a key pinch-hit sacrifice bunt versus Arizona (4/26) to set up Sam Fuld's eventual game-winning two-RBI double in the eighth inning of a 10-9 comeback win ... Picked up his first collegiate hit versus California (3/9) ... Made his collegiate debut with a successful sacrifice bunt versus Florida State (2/7).

#7 - Danny Putnam (OF, L/L, 5-10, 200, So.)
All-Pac-10 ... All-American Candidate
2003 Season Notes: Has earned All-Pac-10 honors for the first time in his career ... Leads the squad with 12 postseason RBI and tied with Ryan Garko for the team's postseason home run lead with three ... Second on the team in homers (14, #8T Pac-10), RBI (57, #10 Pac-10) and slugging percentage (.640), as well as third in batting average (.355) and on-base percentage (.429) ... Has the team's longest current hit streak at seven games (5/24 - 6/7) with at least one RBI in six of those seven games, and has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games (5/16 - 6/7, .364, 16-44, 4 2B, 5 HR, 18 RBI) after a previous six-game skid (5/9 - 5/17) in which he was just 3-for-26 (.115) ... Had hit safely in 11 of 12 contests (4/17 - 5/6, .455, 20-44, 3 2B, 3 HR, 14 RBI) prior to his six-game slump during a period that included a career-high 10-game hit streak (4/17 - 4/29, .500, 18-36, 3 2B, 3 HR, 14 RBI) in which he posted seven multiple-hit games ... Has hit safely in 43 of the 54 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: Snapped a 2-2 tie with a two-out, two RBI single in the top of the seventh inning in the second Super Regional game versus Long Beach State (6/7) ... Had a key three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning of the first Super Regional game versus Long Beach State (6/8) to help turn a slim 2-1 Stanford lead into a 5-1 victory ... Hit two homers and drove in seven runs during the Regional, the final four RBI coming on his first career grandslam in the Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1) ... Also homered and had a pair of RBI versus UC Riverside (5/31) ... Was 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI versus Cal Poly (5/24) ... Homered twice for the third time this season versus UCLA (5/18 - 3-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI) ... Was 3-for-3 with three runs scored (tying career-highs in both categories), while adding a double and an RBI at USC (5/3) ... Tied a career-high with three runs scored versus Arizona (4/27) ... Homered and had two RBI 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 State 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), tied for 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) in his only pinch-hitting appearance of the season ... 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: Third on Stanford's active career list with a .575 slugging percentage ... Has a career .320 batting average with 198 doubles, two triples, 15 homers, 67 RBI and two stolen bases ... Flawless in 97 chances in the field ... Has played in 89 games with 64 starts.

#24 - Carlos Quentin (OF, R/R, 6-2, 215, Jr.)
All-Pac-10 ... National Player of the Year/All-American Candidate
2003 Season Notes: Became Stanford's 14th first round draft pick in the last 17 years when he was taken by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 29th pick overall ... Has earned All-Pac-10 honors for the third straight season and been named one of five Golden Spikes Award finalists ... Was one of 12 semifinalists for the Rotary Smith Award ... Stanford's leading hitter in the postseason with a .550 (11-20) batting average to go with two homers and six RBI ... Hit .750 (6-8) with an RBI in Stanford's two Super Regional games versus Long Beach State ... Has 19 RBI in his last 13 games (5/10 - 6/7) with at least one RBI in 12 of the 13 contests ... Leads the Cardinal in doubles (23, #3T Pac-10), walks (34, #8 Pac-10), hit-by-pitches (13, #3 Pac-10) and on-base percentage (.491, #4 Pac-10) ... His 23 doubles rank tied for third on Stanford's all-time single-season list ... Also ranks second on the team in batting average (.398, #4 Pac-10), runs scored (65, #7 Pac-10), total bases (149, #5T Pac-10), stolen bases (10), extra-base hits (34) and multiple-hit games (26), as well as third in homers (10), RBI (56), slugging percentage (.631) and multiple-RBI games (12) ... Has hit safely in 44 of his last 48 games (2/22, Game 1 - 6/7), going 82-for-194 (.423) with 21 doubles, one triple, 10 homers, 53 RBI and eight stolen bases during the stretch that began with a two-month career-high 26-game hit streak (2/22, Game 1 - 4/22, .495, 51-103, 18 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 30 RBI, 7 SB) ... Also had a later 11-game hit streak (5/3 - 5/23, .292, 14-48, 2 2B, 2 HR, SB) ... Has six three-hit games, four four-hit games and one of the squad's two five-hit contests ... Threw out two runners in May (5/11, 5/18) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Went 4-for-5 with an RBI in Stanford's second Super Regional game versus Long Beach State (6/7) after going 2-for-3 in the opener ... Homered and drove in three runs in the NCAA Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1) ... Was 3-for-4 with a homer and an RBI in the Regional opener versus Illinois-Chicago ... Drove in three runs and was 2-for-4 with a double versus UCLA (5/16) ... Had a key three-run fifth inning homer to erase a 2-1 deficit at California (5/11) in a game Stanford eventually won, 6-4 in 10 innings ... Was 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI versus Arizona (4/26) ... Was 3-for-4 with a double, homer and two RBI 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 with six RBI and six runs scored (also a team season-high), 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 for doubles and hits, as well as team season-high for doubles and co-team season-high for 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: Stanford's active career leader in hit-by-pitches (46) and games started (188, co-leader with Ryan Garko) ... Also ranks second among all active Stanford players in home runs (33), RBI (161), runs scored (172, co-leader with Garko) and at bats (718) ... Ranks third among active Stanford players with a career .344 batting average, 247 hits, 47 doubles, six triples, 26 stolen bases and 189 games played.

#6 - Tobin Swope (INF, R/R, 5-11, 190, Sr.)
Honorable Mention All-Pac-10
2003 Season Notes: Has started all 61 games at shortstop ... Has struggled offensively in the postseason (.190, 4-21) but leads the team with 18 assists in five postseason games ... Hitting .278 with seven doubles, two triples, one homer, 29 RBI and nine stolen bases (tied for third on the club) ... Leads the team with 190 assists (#2 Pac-10) and is tied for the team lead with nine sacrifice bunts (#3T Pac-10), while ranking tied for second on the club with five sacrifice flies (#9T Pac-10) ... Has contributed 20 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: Hit his first career homer versus Cal Poly (5/24) ... Picked up his most recent two-hit game in the first game of a doubleheader at USC (5/4), going 2-for-4 with a triple ... Also drove in a pair of runs in the series opener at USC (5/3) ... 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 .293 career batting average with 11 doubles, two triples, one homer, 34 RBI and 14 stolen bases ... Has played in 119 games with 67 starts.

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(Note: See Earlier In The Press Release For The Biography of CWS Game 1 Starter John Hudgins)

#27 - Tim Cunningham (L/L, 6-3, 190, Sr.)
2003 Season Notes: Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the ninth round (256th pick overall) of the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... Has not pitched in the postseason ... Returned to the starting rotation for the final three Sunday games after having been the team's starter in four of the previous six Tuesday contests since returning from a broken finger following a start against Fresno State on February 15 ... Has a 3-3 record and a 5.49 ERA with 20 strikeouts in 39.1 innings ... Has appeared in 11 games, all starts ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Picked up the win due to a predetermined pitching rotation in his most recent start versus Cal Poly (5/25), scattering two hits and a run with two strikeouts over the first 3.0 innings ... Scattered four runs and seven hits over the first 5.0 innings versus UCLA (5/18) ... Pitched a season-high 6.0 innings at California (5/11) in his first Pac-10 start of the season, scattering two runs and six hits ... Picked up his first victory since January 26 by tossing an impressive 3.0 scoreless innings and giving up just one hit in a 3-0 win at San Jose State (5/6) ... Took a loss versus Santa Clara (4/29), allowing two runs and two hits over the first 2.2 innings ... Gave up three runs, three hits and two walks without recording an out at Santa Clara (4/8) in a no-decision ... Allowed four runs (three earned) on two hits and four walks versus USF (4/1) in his first start after the injury in a no-decision ... Suffered back-to-back losses at Cal State Fullerton (2/1 - 5.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO) and versus Florida State (2/8 - 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO) ... Pitched well in his first outing of the season by throwing 5.2 hitless innings to pick up a victory in a 5-0 one-hit win versus Santa Clara (1/26), striking out four and walking six ... Cardinal Career: Has a career 24-8 record with a 4.18 ERA ... Stanford's active career leader in victories (24), just one out of the school's all-time top 10 list ... Also leads all active pitchers in games started (50), while ranking second in strikeouts (177), innings pitched (275.1) and appearances (64).

#33 - Jonny Dyer (R/R, 6-1, 185, So.)
2003 Season Notes: Has not pitched in the postseason ... Has a 2-1 record and a 3.79 ERA in 13 appearances and one start with 11 strikeouts in 19.0 innings ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings in his most recent appearance versus Cal Poly (5/25) ... Struck out two batters in 1.0 scoreless innings versus Saint Mary's (5/13) ... Tossed 1.2 scoreless innings at San Jose State (5/6) ... Credited with a victory by retiring the only batter he faced in a 10-9 comeback win versus Arizona (4/26) ... Picked up 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 4-1 record and a 4.02 ERA in 23 appearances and one start, pitching 31.1 innings with 19 strikeouts.

#38 - DREW ERHLICH (L/R, 6-5, 235, Jr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has not pitched in the postseason ... Has a 1-0 record and a 4.19 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 19.1 innings and 13 appearances (one start) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Struck out two in 1.0 scoreless innings in his most recent outing versus Saint Mary's (5/13) ... Also pitched 1.0 scoreless innings in his previous outing at San Jose State (5/6), marking his first appearance since April 18 ... 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 a 1-2 record and a 4.77 ERA in 38 appearances and four starts, striking out 61 in 66.0 innings.

#18 - Jeff Gilmore (R/R, 6-2, 200, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has not pitched in the postseason ... Has an 0-0 record and an 0.00 ERA with two strikeouts in 2.1 innings and three appearances ... Has not pitched in Stanford's last 25 games since his most recent outing versus USF (4/1) ... 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 not pitched in the postseason ... Has a 1-0 record and a 4.32 ERA with seven strikeouts in 8.1 innings and eight appearances (one start) ... Has given up just one earned run in his last 6.1 scoreless innings over four outings after going nearly two months without seeing action ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Picked up his first career victory in his first start of the season versus Saint Mary's (5/13), scattering three hits and a run with a season-best four strikeouts in a season-high 3.0 innings ... Recorded one out without giving up a run at San Jose State (5/6) ... Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings versus Santa Clara (4/29 - 2.0 IP, 1 BB) ... Tossed 1.0 scoreless frame versus Arizona (4/27 - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) ... 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 a 1-4 record and a 7.36 ERA in 22 appearances and six starts, striking out 26 in 36.2 innings.

#36 - Matt Manship (R/R, 6-4, 205, Fr.)
Honorable Mention All-Pac-10/Freshman All-American
2003 Season Notes: Has earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors ... Leads the club with nine saves, ranking tied for second in the Pac-10 and tied for fourth on Stanford's single-season list ... Has made 21 of his 22 appearances out of the bullpen but won his first and only collegiate start in the second game of a doubleheader at USC (5/4) ... Has a 2-4 record and a 3.54 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 53.1 innings ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Picked up his first postseason save versus in the second Super Regional game versus Long Beach State (6/7), recording a pair of outs and leaving the winning run at the plate ... Made his postseason debut in the Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1), allowing three runs and two hits ... Tossed 3.0 scoreless innings, scattering two hits and striking out two versus Cal Poly (5/24) ... Suffered a loss versus UCLA (5/17), allowing five runs (only one earned) and five hits with four strikeouts in 3.2 innings of relief ... Tossed 1.0 scoreless innings with two strikeouts versus Saint Mary's (5/13) ... Picked up a pair of saves at California (5/10 - 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 SO; 5/9 - 0.1 IP) ... Earned a victory in his first and only collegiate start at USC (5/4 - Game 2), allowing just three runs and eight hits in a career-high 7.2 innings ... Took the loss versus Arizona (4/27), allowing four runs (two earned) and seven hits with two strikeouts in 4.1 innings ... Earned his fifth save of the season with a perfect inning versus Arizona (4/26) to secure Stanford's 10-9 comeback win ... Picked up his fourth save at Sacramento State (4/22), 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), allowing just one run and one hit on a solo homer with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings ... 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 3.2 innings ... Pitched 0.2 innings, giving up just a walk and striking out one versus California (3/8) ... Picked up saves in back-to-back outings, tossing 3.0 scoreless one-hit innings with four strikeouts versus USC (3/2) and holding Texas (2/22 - Game 2) scoreless with three strikeouts over the final 1.2 innings ... Tossed 3.2 scoreless innings of one-hit relief and struck out two versus Nevada (2/17) ... Earned his first save in his collegiate debut, pitching 3.1 scoreless one-hit innings with three strikeouts versus Santa Clara (1/26).

#20 - Ryan McCally (R/R, 6-1, 195, Sr.)
2003 Season Notes: Selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 23rd round of the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft with the 668th pick overall ... Has a 6-2 record, two saves, two complete games and a 4.88 ERA with 53 strikeouts in 83.0 innings pitched and 22 appearances (12 starts) ... Spent most of the season in Stanford's starting rotation but has been used primarily out of the bullpen recently other than his clutch start against Illinois-Chicago in the NCAA Regional opener ... Stanford won seven straight times he started (2/16 - 4/5, three wins, four no-decisions) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Came up with a huge start in arguably the most important outing of his career as the starter versus Illinois-Chicago (5/30) in the Regional opener, tossing a complete game with a career-high 10 strikeouts and allowing just two runs (one earned) and eight hits ... Earned the victory in Stanford's Pac-10 clinching 9-8 victory in 10 innings over UCLA (5/18), pitching 4.0 scoreless innings while giving up just two hits and striking out six ... Pitched 1.0 scoreless innings and allowed one hit versus Saint Mary's (5/13) ... Gave up two runs and three hits in 1.0 innings of relief at California (5/11) ... Earned the victory in the series opener at California (5/10), recording a pair of outs in the eighth inning before Stanford scored in the top of the ninth for a 9-8 victory ... Recorded the only batter he faced on a strikeout in a 3-0 win at San Jose State (5/6) to earn his second save of the season ... Gave up five runs and six hits in his most recent start versus Arizona (4/27) ... Had an impressive relief outing at Sacramento State (4/22), pitching 3.0 scoreless three-hit innings ... Took the loss against Oregon State (4/18), 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 ... Cardinal Career: 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 ... Has a 13-6 all-time record with a 3.97 ERA ... Stanford's active career leader in appearances (91) and saves (13), ranking tied for sixth on the school's all-time list in saves ... Third on Stanford's active career list in wins (13), starts (13), innings pitched (188.0) and strikeouts (131) ... Has been tremendous during the postseason in his career with a 1-0 record and a 1.09 ERA in 24.2 innings, allowing just three earned runs and 16 hits ... The only one of Stanford's four seniors to have participated in the College World Series as a freshman.

#19 - David O'Hagan (B/R, 6-1, 195, Jr.)
2003 Season Notes: Leads all Stanford relievers with six wins (third on the team) and co-leads the club with 23 appearances (all in relief), while ranking tied for second with three saves ... Has a 6-1 record and a 5.83 ERA with 37 strikeouts in 41.2 innings ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Made his postseason debut in the Regional championship game (5/30) by retiring the only batter he faced in the seventh inning ... Touched for a pair of runs and two hits while recording just one out in his most recent outing versus UCLA (5/18) ... Earned his sixth victory of the season with 2.2 hitless innings at California (5/11) ... Tossed 1.0 scoreless innings at USC (5/4 - Game 2) ... Picked up a victory at USC (5/3) despite allowing one run and three hits in 1.2 innings ... Pitched twice versus Arizona (4/27 - 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER; 4/26 - 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO) ... Pitched a career-high 5.0 innings 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 6-1 record, a 5.67 ERA and three saves in 32 appearances (all out of the bullpen), striking out 45 in 54.0 innings.

#16 - Billy Paganetti (R/R, 6-4, 225, So.)
2003 Season Notes: Has not pitched in the postseason ... Has an 0-1 record and a 3.68 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 14.2 innings and eight appearances (all in relief) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Tossed 1.0 scoreless innings in each of his last three outings (5/13 - Saint Mary's; 5/6 - at San Jose State; 4/29 - Santa Clara) ... Tossed 1.0 scoreless innings at San Jose State (5/6) ... Worked 2.0 innings versus San Jose State (4/15), allowing 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: Has not pitched in the postseason ... Second on the club in appearances (23) and tied for second in saves (3) ... Has a 2-0 record and a 4.41 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 34.2 innings ... Has not allowed a run in his seven of his last eight appearances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings with a strikeout versus Cal Poly (5/25), one day after pitching 1.0 scoreless innings against Cal Poly (5/24) ... Tossed 1.0 scoreless innings versus Saint Mary's (5/13) ... Recorded an out without giving up a run at California (5/11) ... Pitched a career-high 3.2 scoreless innings, scattering two hits and striking out three to earn a win at California (5/9) ... Tossed 1.2 scoreless innings at San Jose State (5/6) ... Gave up three runs and three hits in 1.1 innings versus Arizona (4/26) ... 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 ROMANZCUK (L/L, 6-1, 190, Fr.)
National Freshman of the Year/All-Pac-10/All-American Candidate
2003 Season Notes: Has earned National Freshman of the Year and All-Pac-10 honors ... Vying to become only the second pitcher in Stanford history to post an unbeaten season with eight or more decisions ... Currently has a 12-0 record and a 3.39 ERA (#4 Pac-10), leading the Pac-10 in victories ... Has also recorded two complete games and two saves, while leading the conference with a .230 opponents' batting average ... Has 77 strikeouts (#5 Pac-10) in 103.2 innings (#3T Pac-10) ... Has nine wins and five no-decisions in his 14 starts, 13 of which have been Stanford victories, in addition to three wins out of the bullpen ... Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week three times (4/1, 4/20, 5/4) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Earned the victory in the second game of the Super Regional versus Long Beach State (6/7), scattering 10 hits and two runs without walking a batter in 8.1 innings ... Picked up his first career postseason win in a 19-6 victory over Richmond in the championship game of the Regional (6/1), scattering three runs and five hits over the first 6.2 innings ... Pitched 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and striking out eight in his final regular start versus Cal Poly (5/24) ... Scattered four runs and seven hits over the first 8.1 innings versus UCLA (5/17), leaving the game with a two-run lead in the top of the ninth before the Bruins scored twice to send the game into extra innings and eventually won 9-5 in 12 innings ... Taken off the hook in the ninth inning of a 6-4 comeback victory at California (5/10), allowing four runs (three earned) and six hits in 7.1 innings ... Tossed a complete-game three-hitter with five strikeouts for his ninth victory at USC (5/4 - Game 1) to earn Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors (5/5) ... Allowed four runs and six hits over 5.0 innings with three strikeouts for a no-decision versus Arizona (4/26) in a game Stanford came back to win, 10-9 ... Impressive 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 a win 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) out of the bullpen, striking out four and allowing just one hit in 2.1 innings.

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