Stanford Faces South Carolina In CWS Elimination Game Tuesday

June 16, 2003

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#6 Stanford Cardinal (47-16)

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South Carolina Gamecocks (45-21)

*Tuesday, June 17, 1 pm, CT - RHP Ryan McCally (6-2, 4.88) vs. RHP Chris Hernandez (5-4, 2.68)
+Stanford will be the visiting team; *ESPN
Broadcast Information: Stanford's elimination game versus South Carolina in the 2003 College World Series on Tuesday is scheduled to be aired live nationally on ESPN ... Dave Barnett and Jeff Brantley will be in the booth with Alex Flanagan serving as the sideline reporter ... All games of the 2003 CWS will be aired live nationally on either ESPN or ESPN2 ... A live audio broadcast of all Stanford Baseball games at the 2003 CWS will also be available on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... Chad Goldberg and Joe Ritzo will call all of the remaining Stanford games at the CWS ... Live stats for all Stanford Baseball CWS games will also be available gostanford.com and ncaasports.com
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A QUICK LOOK AT STANFORD'S THIRD ROUND 2003 CWS GAME
No. 6 national seed Stanford (47-16) will take on 2002 CWS runner-up and unseeded South Carolina (45-21) in a nationally-televised (ESPN) elimination game of the 2003 College World Series on Tuesday, June 17 (1 pm, CT/11 am, PT). The contest will be a rematch of last Friday's first round game between the clubs which Stanford won 8-0. The rematch was set up when Stanford lost 6-5 to No. 7 seed Cal State Fullerton in a winners' bracket game and South Carolina stayed alive with a comeback 11-10 victory over No. 2 seed Louisiana State in an elimination game on Sunday. Stanford needs a victory Tuesday to earn a rematch with Cal State Fullerton, and reach a CWS bracket for final for the fifth straight and sixth straight CWS appearance. The last time the Cardinal did not reach at least a bracket final was when Stanford won just one game in the 1995 CWS. Stanford is in Omaha for its school record fifth straight year and is making its 15th appearance all-time at the CWS. South Carolina is making its second straight trip to Omaha and seventh all-time. For the second straight year, Stanford swept through its first six postseason games before losing its second game in Omaha. Stanford had won a season-high 10 straight games before Sunday's loss to Cal State Fullerton and has still won 19 of its last 21. Stanford knocked off Long Beach State by scores of 5-1 (6/6) and 4-2 (6/7) in the Super Regional to earn a trip to Omaha. In the Regional, the Cardinal started its postseason with a 9-2 victory over Illinois-Chicago (5/30) before a 13-6 win over UC Riverside (5/31) in a winners' bracket game and a 19-6 victory versus Richmond (6/1) in the championship contest. South Carolina has won six of its seven postseason games. The Gamecocks defeated North Carolina twice by scores of 5-4 (6/6) and 14-4 (6/7) in a Super Regional. In the Regional, South Carolina started with a 4-0 victory over East Carolina (5/30) before back-to-back victories over Stetson (7-2, 9-3; 6/6, 6/7). Stanford leads the all-time series between the clubs, 4-1. Prior to last Friday's CWS opener, the Cardinal had most recently won two-of-three games over the Gamecocks in a Super Regional at Sunken Diamond (6/1 - 6/3/01; W, 11-1; L, 3-4; W, 3-2). Stanford won the only other game between the clubs in the first round of the CWS (6/5/82; 15-4).

2003 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES UPDATE
Eight games of the 2003 College World Series have been completed with No. 2 Louisiana State and unseeded Southwest Missouri State the first two teams to be eliminated. Monday's evening contest will feature a winners' bracket game between No. 5 Rice (54-11) and unseeded Texas (49-18). Two more elimination games are on slate for Tuesday with No. 6 Stanford (47-16) and unseeded South Carolina (44-21) beginning the action (1 pm, CT, ESPN) before No. 8 Miami (45-16-1) takes on unseeded Texas (49-19) at 7 pm, CT, ESPN. The bracket finals begin on Wednesday with No. 7 Cal State Fullerton (50-14) taking on Tuesday's Stanford/South Carolina elimination game winner (1 pm, CT, ESPN2) before the winner of Tuesday's elimination game between Miami and Texas plays No. 5 Rice (6 pm, CT, ESPN2).

2003 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES INFORMATION
The eight teams that qualified for the 2003 College World Series were placed into two four-team double elimination brackets. The winners of each bracket will advance to the first best-of-three CWS championship series to decide the national title June 21-23.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES HISTORY TEAM 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 overall 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 (1999-2002) ... Stanford has an overall record of 34-25 (.576) in its 15 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 15 trips to the CWS, including six consecutive victories in CWS openers.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY TEAM 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 109-52 (.677).

2003 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP POSTSEASON REVIEW
Stanford has swept its first six postseason games to reach Sunday's College World Series winners' bracket game versus Cal State Fullerton. 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 Danny 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 by scores of 5-1 and 4-2 over Long Beach State in an NCAA Super Regional at Sunken Diamond June 6-7. 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. Quentin was 4-for-5 with an RBI, while Putnam was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Stanford then opened the College World Series with an 8-0 victory over South Carolina in the CWS opener. Hudgins (8.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 SO) and Kodiak Quick (1.0 IP, 1 BB) combined for Stanford's first shutout in 58 career CWS games and its fifth of the season. Garko (2-3, 3 RBI) drove in three runs, while Fuld (3-4, SB) and Ash (3-5, 2 RBI) had three hits each with Ash tying a career-high with his three-hit game. Stanford suffered its first loss of the 2003 postseason with a heartbreaking 6-5 defeat at the hands of Cal State Fullerton in a winners' bracket game. Mark Romanczuk (12-1) suffered his first loss of the season, allowing six runs and 10 hits over the first 6.1 innings. Justin Turner (3-3, HR, 2 RBI) had three hits to lead the Cal State Fullerton offense, while relievers Wes Littleton (7-3) and Chad Cordero (8) recorded the win and save, respectively, by holding the Cardinal hitless and striking out a combined five over the final 4.0 innings with each throwing 2.0 hitless frames. Carter, Fuld and Brian Hall all homered for the Cardinal, while Ash (2-4) was the only Stanford player with more than one hit.

QUICK TEAM SEASON NOTES
Stanford had won a season-high 10 straight games before Sunday's 6-5 loss to Cal State Fullerton and has still won 19 of its last 21 overall ... The last time a Stanford team has won more than 10 games in a row was when the 1999 club peeled off 12 straight wins from April 24 - May 14, 1999 ... Stanford also had a six-game win streak against ranked teams broken versus Cal State Fullerton and is now 13-10 overall versus ranked clubs this season ... 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 three 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 Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball, as well as No. 4 by the NCBWA and No. 5 by Sports Weekly/ESPN ... Stanford is hitting .320 as a team, which would rank third on the school's all-time single-season list ... Stanford has posted a .332 batting average in its first six postseason games ... Stanford has outscored its opponents 63-22 in seven postseason games this year ... Stanford has lowered its ERA to 3.96 by posting a 3.19 ERA in its first seven postseason games ... Stanford has the lowest opponents' batting average in the Pac-10 (.245) ... 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 finished 29-10 at home after winning its final nine home contests.

QUICK INDIVIDUAL SEASON 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 (91), hits (97), total bases (171), slugging percentage (.725), multiple-hit games (31), multiple-RBI games (27), sacrifice flies (8) and extra-base hits (38) ... Garko is attempting to become just the sixth Stanford player ever to hit .400 or better in a season and the first since David McCarty hit .420 in 1991 ... Garko leads the team with a .458 batting average (11-24) in postseason action, while co-leading the team in homers (3), RBI (13), total bases (21) and runs scored (10) ... 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 91 RBI has him in second place and just two RBI from breaking the school record of 92 runs driven in by Rick Lundblade in 1985 ... Garko's 18 homers rank ninth on the school's single-season list ... Carlos Quentin, one of five finalists for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award and one of 12 semifinalists for the Rotary Smith Award, leads the team in doubles (24), walks (35), hit-by-pitches (14) and on-base percentage (.486) ... Quentin's 24 doubles rank tied for second on the school's single-season list ... Quentin also ranks second on the team in batting average (.391), hits (95), extra-base hits (34) and stolen bases (10, tied with Sam Fuld), as well as third in homers (10) and RBI (57) ... Quentin is second on the club with his .444 (12-27) postseason batting average, adding two homers and seven RBI ... Danny Putnam ranks second on the club with 14 homers and 58 RBI, in addition to posting a .353 batting average ... Putnam has three homers, 13 RBI and 21 total bases in the postseason to co-lead the club with Garko in all three categories ... Sam Fuld ranks fifth on Stanford's all-time batting average list with a .355 career mark, while also ranking among Stanford's all-time leaders in triples (15, #4T), hits (283, #6) and doubles (52, #9) ... Jonny Ash leads the club with 13 postseason hits (.433, 13-30) ... Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year John Hudgins (12-3, 3.01) leads the Pac-10 in innings pitched (149.1), strikeouts (131), starts (20) and complete games (7) while his 12 victories are tied for the team lead with teammate Mark Romanczuk (12-1, 3.68), who suffered his first loss of the season versus Cal State Fullerton on Friday to end his attempt to become just the second Stanford pitcher to complete a season with eight or more decisions and a perfect record ... Hudgins has won five straight starts and is 3-0 with a 2.42 in three 2003 postseason starts ... Hudgins has now pitched 11.0 consecutive scoreless innings and allowed just three earned runs in his last 26.0 innings ... Matt Manship leads the team with nine saves.

CAREER 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 .452 (19-42) CWS batting average with three homers and 11 RBI ... Fuld's 19 career CWS hits have moved him into a tie for fourth on the all-time CWS list and to within four of the career CWS record of 23 set by Keith Moreland of Texas (1973-75) ... Ryan Garko has an all-time CWS batting average of .452 (14-31) with two homers and eight RBI, as well as a career postseason batting average of .396 (40-101) with six homers, 25 RBI and one stolen base ... Garko has been named to three consecutive All-Regional teams, 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 .408 (29-71) with 17 RBI and a stolen base, while hitting .455 (10-22) in his CWS career ... Chris Carter is a career .364 (8-22) CWS hitter with two homers and three RBI, as well as a .362 (17-47) career postseason hitter with five homers and nine RBI ... John Hudgins is 5-0 with a 2.91 ERA in nine career postseason appearances and six starts ... Tuesday's scheduled starter Ryan McCally has a 1-0 record and a 1.09 ERA in 24.2 postseason innings and 12 appearances, 11 of which are in relief.

STANFORD VERSUS THE REMAINING 2003 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES FIELD
Stanford has played three of the remaining six teams in the 2003 College World Series field this season. The Cardinal has dropped all four games it has played with No. 7 Cal State Fullerton this season after falling to the Titans 6-5 in a CWS winners' bracket game on Sunday. Stanford was also swept by Cal State Fullerton in a three-game non-conference set in Fullerton from January 31 - February 2 (L, 3-7; L, 2-10; L, 2-8). The Cardinal had won four straight postseason games versus Cal State Fullerton prior to Sunday's loss. Stanford began the streak with a 9-2 victory over the Titans at the CWS on June 12, 1999. Stanford swept a pair of games over the Titans at the 2001 CWS (W, 5-2, 10 inn; W, 4-1) on June 10 and 13. In 2002, the Cardinal took a classic 3-2 game in 13 innings in a Regional opener at Sunken Diamond. Stanford won two of three non-conference games this season at defending national champion and unseeded Texas from February 22-23 (W, 11-7; W, 8-7; L, 1-7). 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). Prior to Friday's 8-0 victory over South Carolina, the Cardinal had last played the Gamecocks in a 2001 Super Regional at Sunken Diamond, winning two-of-three (6/1 - 6/3/01; W, 11-1; L, 3-4; W, 3-2). The Cardinal last played Miami in the 2001 championship game, falling by a score of 12-1. Stanford has never played Rice in the postseason. Stanford holds all-time series advantages versus Cal State Fullerton (39-33), Rice (3-0), South Carolina (4-1) and Texas (15-12-1). Miami (5-2-1) leads 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 THE FIRST ROUND STANFORD-SOUTH CAROLINA GAME
Stanford opened the 2003 College World Series with an 8-0 victory over South Carolina last Saturday to pick up its sixth consecutive victory in a CWS opener. John Hudgins (8.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 SO) and Kodiak Quick (1.0 IP, 1 BB) combined to pitch the first Stanford shutout ever in 58 CWS games. Sam Fuld (3-4, 2B, SB) and Jonny Ash (3-5, 2B, 2 RBI) collected three hits each, while Ryan Garko (2-3, 3 RBI) drove in three runs. Danny Putnam (2-4, 2B, RBI) also contributed a pair of hits as the Cardinal outhit the Gamecocks. Stanford did not commit an error for the sixth time in the last 10 games.

CWS GAME 3 PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER

#20 Ryan McCally (R/R, 6-1, 195, Sr.)

6-2, 4.88, 2 SV, 83.0 IP, 53 SO

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 ... Scheduled to make his second start of the postseason ... 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 to date 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.

NOTEBOOK

STANFORD LOOKING TO REACH SIXTH STRAIGHT CWS BRACKET FINAL
Stanford needs a victory over South Carolina on Tuesday to reach its sixth straight CWS bracket final. The Cardinal, who has split its first two games of the 2003 CWS versus South Carolina (W, 8-0) and Cal State Fullerton (L, 5-6), has reached at least its bracket final in 1997, `99, 2000, `01 and `02. The last time the Cardinal did not reach a CWS bracket final in a year in which it was in the CWS was in 1995 when Stanford won just one CWS game. Stanford has won at least one game in each of its 15 CWS appearances.

POSTSEASON DOMINANCE
Stanford has dominated its opponents during the 2003 postseason. The Cardinal has outscored its opponents 62-23 during its 6-1 postseason start, hitting .332 compared to its opponents' .232 mark and posting a 3.19 ERA while opponents have a bloated ERA of 8.25.

STANFORD WINS 5TH STRAIGHT SUPER REGIONAL
Stanford's two-game sweep of Long Beach State (5-1, 4-2) from June 6-7 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 Super Regional games in a row since the team's last Super Regional loss to South Carolina, a 3-2 setback on June 2, 2001.

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 from May 30 - June 1 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 HAS SEASON-HIGH 10-GAME WIN STREAK SNAPPED
Stanford had its season-high 10-game win streak (5/18 - 6/13) snapped with its 6-5 loss to Cal State Fullerton (6/15) but has still won 19 of its last 21 overall. The last time Stanford has won more than 10 straight games was when the Cardinal put together 12 consecutive wins from April 24-May 14, 1999.

STANFORD ALSO HAS WIN STREAK VERSUS RANKED TEAMS SNAPPED AT SIX
Stanford also had its win streak versus ranked teams snapped at six games and is now 13-10 overall versus ranked clubs. The six-game streak started with back-to-back victories over #24 Washington on March 29-30. The Cardinal then did not play another ranked opponent for over two months before stopping #22 UC Riverside in a Regional game on May 31. Stanford then defeated #7 Long Beach State twice in the Super Regional on June 6 and 7, before its CWS opening victory over #10 South Carolina on June 13.

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 54-13 in May and June. This year, the team posted a record of 3-5 in the first half of April and is 19-2 after the tax deadline.

STANFORD WINS 12 OF 15 REGULAR SEASON SERIES
Stanford won 12 of its 15 regular season series in 2003. 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 (91, #2 Pac-10, #7 NCAA), hits (97, #3 Pac-10), total bases (171, #2 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.725, #1 Pac-10), multiple-hit games (31), multiple-RBI games (27), sacrifice flies (8) 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 (.477, #7 Pac-10) and putouts (379, #6 Pac-10). Garko has 91 RBI and is just two short of breaking the school's all-time RBI record of 92 set by Rick Lundblade in 1985. He is also 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 (16). Garko went 81 official at bats between strikeouts at Washington State (4/5) and versus Cal Poly (5/23). With just 16 strikeouts in 236 official at bats, he averages just one strikeout every 14.8 official at bats. He has hit .483 (69-143) in his last 40 games (3/24 - 6/13) with 14 doubles, 14 homers and 66 RBI during the stretch. Garko leads the regulars with a .458 batting average (11-24) during postseason play, while co-leading the club with three homers, 13 RBI, 10 runs scored and 21 total bases. 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), RBI (190, #8), home runs (39, #9) and batting average (.351, #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 Third Team All-American honors from the NCBWA and his third consecutive All-Pac-10 selection in 2003, leads the Cardinal in doubles (24, #3T Pac-10), walks (35, #8 Pac-10), hit-by-pitches (14, #3 Pac-10) and on-base percentage (.486, #4 Pac-10). His 24 doubles rank tied for second on Stanford's all-time single-season list, while his 14 hit-by-pitches are tied for ninth. Quentin also ranks second on the team in batting average (.391, #4 Pac-10), runs scored (66, #7 Pac-10), total bases (151, #5T Pac-10), stolen bases (10), extra-base hits (35) and multiple-hit games (26), as well as third in homers (10), RBI (56), slugging percentage (.623) and multiple-RBI games (12). His .391 batting average currently would rank eighth on Stanford's single-season list. Quentin has hit safely in 45 of his last 50 games (2/22, Game 1 - 6/15), going 83-for-201 (.413) with 22 doubles, one triple, 10 homers, 54 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 SUFFERS FIRST CAREER LOSS
National Freshman of the Year and All-Pac-10 selection Mark Romanczuk suffered his first loss of the season versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) at the College World Series to fall to 12-1 on the season. Romanczuk, who has a 3.68 ERA (#4 Pac-10), was bidding to become just the second player in school history to post an unbeaten season with eight or more decisions. Sandy Vance remains the only player to have ever done so, posting an 11-0 mark in 1967. Romanczuk co-leads the conference in victories along with teammate John Hudgins 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 79 strikeouts (#5 Pac-10) in 110.0 innings (#3T Pac-10). He also ranks second in the conference behind Hudgins in opponents' batting average (.241).

PAC-10 PITCHER OF THE YEAR John Hudgins LEADS PAC-10 IN SEVEN CATEGORIES
Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year John Hudgins (12-3, 3.01) leads the Pac-10 seven categories -- victories (12, co-leader with teammate Mark Romanczuk), innings pitched (149.1), strikeouts (131), starts (20), complete games (7), strikeouts looking (41) and opponents batting average (.244). He has six complete games in his last 11 outings and has lasted at least 6.0 innings in 18 of his 20 starts, as well as 7.0 or more innings 13 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 (.355, #5), hits (283, #6) and doubles (52, #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) but has still hit safely in 20 of his last 21 games. Fuld leads the club in triples (9, #1T Pac-10, #6T NCAA), runs scored (78, #3T Pac-10) and at bats (277, #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, 3.44, 9 SV, 55.0 IP, 46 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 career 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 22 of his 23 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
Danny Putnam has earned All-Pac-10 honors after having been one of Stanford's offensive leaders all season. Putnam ranks second on the club in home runs (14, #8T Pac-10), RBI (58, #10 Pac-10) and slugging percentage (.633), as well as third in batting average (.353) and on-base percentage (.430). Putnam co-leads the team in postseason homers (3), RBI (13) and total bases (21). 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 in a 4-2 victory over Long Beach State (6/7).

Sam Fuld AND John Hudgins REACH CAREER MILESTONES
Sam Fuld and John Hudgins both reached career milestones during Stanford's opening CWS win over South Carolina (6/13). Fuld scored a pair of runs and now has an even 200 in his career, while Hudgins tossed 8.0 innings and now has 300.2 career innings on the hill.

Jonny Ash STAYS HOT IN POSTSEASON
Jonny Ash has been one of the team's top hitters in the postseason in both his freshman season in 2001 and this year. Ash is a career .455 (10-22) in CWS action and is hitting .556 (5-9) this season. In all postseason games, Ash has hit .408 (29-71) in his career and .433 (13-30) with a team-high 13 hits this season.

Donny Lucy EXCELS AS PINCH-HITTER
Despite making the final out of the game in his most recent appearance as a pinch-hitter versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15), Donny Lucy has been Stanford's top hitter off the bench this season. Lucy is hitting an amazing .700 (7-10) when called on in a pinch-hitting role.

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, THREE FROM 50
Stanford has extended its school record string of consecutive 40-win seasons to nine with its current 47-16 record and is just three 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 32-6 record during day games and is 15-10 under the lights.

GETTING ON THE SCOREBOARD EARLY
Stanford has scored first in 44 of its 62 games this season, winning 39 of those contests. The Cardinal is just 8-11 in the 19 games in which its opponent has scored first but did win both Super Regional games versus Long Beach State (6/6, 6/7) after the 49ers were the first team on the scoreboard.

Mark Marquess STARTS ON HIS NEXT 100 POSTSEASON WINS
Stanford head coach Mark Marquess picked up his 101st career postseason win when Stanford opened up the College World Series with an 8-0 victory over South Carolina (6/13). His milestone 100th postseason win came when the Cardinal topped Long Beach State, 4-2, in the second game of the Super Regional (6/7). Marquess has won just under 70 percent of his career postseason games an all-time record of 101-44 (.697).

OFFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford's current season batting average stands at .320 (#3 Pac-10, #24 NCAA), which would rank 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 (91, #2 Pac-10, #7 NCAA), hits (97, #3 Pac-10), total bases (171, #2 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.725, #1 Pac-10), multiple-hit games (31), multiple-RBI games (27), sacrifice flies (8) 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 (.477, #7 Pac-10) and putouts (379, #6 Pac-10). Garko's 91 RBI rank second on Stanford's all-time single-season list as he is just two 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 (24, #3T Pac-10), walks (35, #8 Pac-10), hit-by-pitches (14, #3 Pac-10) and on-base percentage (.486, #4 Pac-10). His 24 doubles rank tied for second on Stanford's all-time single-season list. Quentin also ranks second on the team in batting average (.391, #4 Pac-10), runs scored (66, #7 Pac-10), total bases (151, #5T Pac-10), stolen bases (10), extra-base hits (34) and multiple-hit games (25), as well as third in homers (10), RBI (57), slugging percentage (.621) and multiple-RBI games (12). Sam Fuld leads the club in triples (9, #1T Pac-10, #6T NCAA), runs scored (78, #3T Pac-10) and at bats (277, #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 18 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 63 games, while Fuld and Swope have started all 63. Danny Putnam (.353), Fuld (.332), Jonny Ash (.310) and Jed Lowrie (.302) join Garko and Quentin above the .300 mark.

PITCHING REPORT
Stanford has a current ERA of 3.96 (#2 Pac-10) and has also held its opponents to a Pac-10 low .245 batting average. Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year John Hudgins leads the conference in six categories -- victories (12, co-leader), innings pitched (149.1), strikeouts (131), starts (20), complete games (7) and strikeouts looking (41). He has six complete games in his last 11 outings and has lasted at least 6.0 innings 18 of his 20 starts, as well as 7.0 or more innings 13 times. Hudgins also has the team's lowest ERA (3.01, #3 Pac-10) among regular starters. Mark Romanczuk, a National Freshman of the Year and All-Pac-10 selection, is tied with Hudgins for the Pac-10 victory lead. Romanczuk (12-1, 3.68 ERA, 110.0 IP, 79 SO) was unbeaten this season until suffering a loss to Cal State Fullerton at the College World Series (6/15). Romanczuk 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 79 strikeouts (#5 Pac-10) in 110.0 innings (#3T Pac-10). He ranks second in the conference behind Hudgins in opponents' batting average (.241). 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. 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. Matt Manship (2-4, 3.44, 9 SV, 55.0 IP, 46 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, 4.29, 3 SV, 35.2 IP, 34 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 and making his CWS debut with a hitless inning versus South Carolina (6/13). 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 also posted 19 saves to rank second in the conference.

DEFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford has a .972 fielding percentage (#3 Pac-10, #19 NCAA) and has been errorless 23 times this season, including seven of its last 11 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 192 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 1140-549-5 (.674), an NCAA postseason record of 101-44 (.697) 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 CWS opening victory over South Carolina)
'It was a great game for us. It was a great pitching performance for John Hudgins. He's done that a lot this year. He gave up two hits and did a fantastic job. I thought it was important for us to score two runs in the first inning. Even though we've been here before, I thought it relaxed us. Getting those runs in the first inning really helped us.'

(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 All-American candidates Ryan Garko, Carlos Quentin and John Hudgins)
'Ryan Garko, Carlos Quentin and John Hudgins are having their best seasons yet. If you're going to be good as a team, your older players are going to have their best seasons.'

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

HITTERS
#1 - Jonny Ash (INF, L/R, 5-9, 175, Jr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has raised his average to a season-high .310 after going 13-for-27 (.481) with a trio of three-hit games, two doubles, and seven RBI during his current season-high-tying six-game hit streak (5/31 - 6/15), one game shy of his career-high ... Earned All-NCAA Regional honors by hitting .500 (6-12) in three Regional games ... Registered a season-high-tying 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 31 of the last 40 games, going 43-for-137 (.314) with seven doubles, two triples, 21 RBI and a stolen base during the stretch ... Has 10 doubles, four triples, 25 RBI and one stolen base on the season ... Tied for first on the team and tied for third in the Pac-10 with nine sacrifice bunts ... Has played in 54 of 63 possible games with 41 starts ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Stanford's only player with more than one hit (2-4) in a second round CWS game versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) ... Posted his third three-hit game in the last during his current six-game hit streak in the CWS opener versus South Carolina (6/13), going 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI ... 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 .311 batting average with 19 doubles, four triples and 52 RBI, playing in 118 games with 63 starts ... Has posted a career .408 postseason batting average and a .455 career CWS mark.

#11 - Chris Carter (INF/OF/DH, L/L, 6-0, 215, So.)
2003 Season Notes: Has started 18 games and appeared in 23 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 five homers in his last 10 games and has hit safely in 11 of his last 15 contests (5/3 - 6/13), going 15-for-44 (.341) with four doubles, six homers and 12 RBI during those games ... Hitting .254 overall with four doubles, six homers and 13 RBI ... Hit just .087 (2-23) in his first seven games after returning from the injury ... Has drawn 17 walks in just 67 official at bats ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Connected for a solo homer in a second round CWS game versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) ... 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 .282 career batting average with 11 doubles, a triple, 14 homers, 33 RBI and a stolen base ... Has played in 66 games with 46 starts.

#5 - Sam Fuld (OF, L/L, 5-10, 180, Jr.)
All-Pac-10
2003 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 (78, #3T Pac-10) and at bats (277, #2 Pac-10), as well as tied for second with 26 multiple-hit games ... Third on the team with 92 hits (#5T Pac-10) ... Second on Stanford's all-time single-season triple list with nine and just one shy of the school record of 10 set 50 years ago by Jack Shepard in 1953 ... Has added a .332 batting average with three homers and 33 RBI ... A perfect 10-for-10 in stolen base attempts ... 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 20 of his last 21 and 42 of his last 47 games overall, going 77-for-208 (.370) with 14 doubles, eight triples, two homers, 28 RBI and eight stolen bases during the period ... Has raised his batting average 115 points from .217 after 16 games to its current .332, while posting four four-hit games, four three-hit contests and a total of 21 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: Hit his third career CWS homer by blasting a ball over the centerfield fence for a solo shot in a second round game versus Cal Sate Fullerton (6/15) ... Opened the 2003 CWS by going 3-for-4 and scoring a pair runs in Stanford's 8-0 win over South Carolina ... 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 (.356, #4T), hits (282, #6) and doubles (52, #9) ... Stanford's active leader in hits and triples, as well as runs scored (200), at bats (793) and multiple-hit games (87) ... Ranks second among active players in doubles, walks (84) and stolen bases (29) ... Has played in 193 games with 183 starts, second and third among active players, respectively ... Has 13 career four-hit games and 22 career three-hit contests ... Ranks tied for fifth on the all-time hit list at the College World Series, going 18-for-38 (.474) all-time at the CWS.

#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 ... 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 (91, #2 Pac-10, #7 NCAA), hits (97, #3 Pac-10), total bases (171, #2 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.725, #1 Pac-10), multiple-hit games (31), multiple-RBI games (27), sacrifice flies (8) and extra-base hits (38) ... Ranks second on the club in doubles (20, #7 Pac-10), hit-by-pitches (10, #9T Pac-10), on-base percentage (.477, #7 Pac-10) and putouts (379, #6 Pac-10) ... Needs just two 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 ... Leads the team with a .458 postseason batting average (11-24) and a .875 slugging percentage, while co-leading the club with three postseason homers, 13 RBI, 10 runs scored and six walks ... His 18 homers rank tied for ninth on the school's single-season list and give him more homers than strikeouts (16) ... 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 16 strikeouts in 236 official at bats, averages just one strikeout every 14.8 official at bats ... Has hit .483 (69-143) in his last 40 games (3/24 - 6/15) 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 six Super Regional at bats (.167) versus Long Beach State ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Was 2-for-3 and drove in three runs in the first four innings of Stanford's 8-0 victory over South Carolina in the 2003 CWS opener (6/13) ... Named the Most Outstanding Player at the Regional by going 8-for-13 (.615) with a double, three homers and nine RBI, 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 (6/1) ... 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 (190), doubles (56), total bases (427), slugging percentage (.595), walks (94), on-base percentage (.444), sacrifice flies (21), putouts (1148), games played (212) and games started (192, co-leader with Carlos Quentin) ... Ranks seventh on Stanford's all-time double list eighth in RBI, ninth in homers and tied for ninth in batting average (.351) ... Second on Stanford's active career list in batting average and hit by pitches (43), as well as third in hits (252) and runs scored (174).

#3 - Brian Hall (INF/OF, R/R, 6-0, 185, Jr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has been one of the team's streakiest hitters ... Just 1-for-his-last-16 (.063) dating back to his final two at bats in the Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1) ... Posted a career-high 11-game hit streak (5/11 - 6/1, 22-51, .431) through the Richmond game 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 18 stolen bases (#3T Pac-10), while also contributing 15 doubles, five triples, five homers, 41 RBI, 46 runs scored, 71 hits, 18 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 61 of 63 games with 54 starts, 25 in left field, 21 at third base and 11 at first base, including all seven postseason games ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Hit a two-run homer versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15), the second time he has homered versus the Titans in a CWS game ... Became just the second Stanford player to successfully sacrifice bunt twice in a game during the CWS opener versus South Carolina (6/13) and also stole a base ... 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 (38) and sacrifice bunts (13) ... Second among active players with nine triples and third with 11 sacrifice flies ... Has added a .284 career batting average with 25 doubles, 11 homers, 99 RBI, 46 walks and seven hit-by-pitches in 177 games and 124 starts.

#14 - John Hester (C, R/R, 6-3, 210, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Does not have an at bat and has played in just one game 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 one at bat and has played in just one game in the postseason ... Also hitless 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: Has just two hits in his last 15 at bats (.133) during Super Regional (6/6 - 6/7) and CWS (6/13) action ... Has contributed a .302 batting average on the season, adding 12 doubles, 27 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 54 games with 47 starts, including 23 in a row at second base (4/26 - 6/15) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had a key RBI single in Stanford's three-run fourth inning in a 8-0 victory over South Carolina in the CWS opener (6/13) ... 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 12 games (5/10 - 6/15, .400, 14-35) ... Posted a career-high-tying seven-game hit streak (4/7 - 4/19) ... Leads the team with seven pinch-hits and is hitting an amazing .700 (7-10) as a pinch-hitter despite making the final out as a pinch-hitter in a second round CWS game versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) ... Hitting .293 overall with nine doubles, two homers, 18 RBI and six stolen bases ... Has played in 48 games with 34 starts and has been used in the postseason primarily as the team's designated hitter against left-handed pitching ... Hitting .385 (5-13) with one RBI in postseason action ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Was 2-for-3 in the Super Regional opener versus Long Beach State (6/6) ... 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 .288 with 15 doubles, one triple, five homers, 47 RBI and 12 stolen bases ... Has played in 83 games with 58 starts ... Has hit .400 (6-15) 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 twice and scored a pair of runs in three 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 seven games with his most recent 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 ... Co-leads the squad in the postseason with three homers, 13 RBI and 21 total bases ... Second on the team in homers (14, #8T Pac-10), RBI (58, #10 Pac-10) and slugging percentage (.633), as well as third in batting average (.353) and on-base percentage (.43-) ... Had an eight-game hit streak (5/24 - 6/13, .406, 13-32, 5 2B, 3 HR, 15 RBI) snapped by going 0-for-3 in his most recent game versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) ... Has hit safely in 11 of his last 13 games (5/16 - 6/17, .353, 18-51, 5 2B, 5 HR, 19 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 44 of the 55 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: Picked up a pair of hits and drove in a run (2-4, RBI) in Stanford's CWS opening 8-0 win over South Carolina (6/13) ... 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 .571 slugging percentage ... Has a career .319 batting average with 20 doubles, two triples, 15 homers, 68 RBI and two stolen bases ... Flawless in 103 chances in the field ... Has played in 91 games with 66 starts.

#24 - Carlos Quentin (OF, R/R, 6-2, 215, Jr.)
All-Pac-10 ... National Player of the Year Candidate/Third Team All-American
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 ... Named one of five Golden Spikes Award finalists ... Third Team All-American (NBCWA) ... Earned All-Pac-10 honors for the third straight season ... Was one of 12 semifinalists for the Rotary Smith Award ... Leads the Cardinal in doubles (24, #3T Pac-10), walks (35, #8 Pac-10), hit-by-pitches (14, #3 Pac-10) and on-base percentage (.486, #4 Pac-10) ... His 24 doubles rank tied for second on Stanford's all-time single-season list ... Also ranks second on the team in batting average (.391, #4 Pac-10), runs scored (66, #7 Pac-10), total bases (151, #5T Pac-10), stolen bases (10), extra-base hits (35) and multiple-hit games (26), as well as third in homers (10), RBI (57), slugging percentage (.621) and multiple-RBI games (12) ... Second on the team in batting average in the postseason with a .444 (12-27) batting average to go with two homers and seven RBI ... Hit .750 (6-8) with an RBI in Stanford's two Super Regional games versus Long Beach State (6/6 - 6/7) ... Has 20 RBI in his last 15 games (5/10 - 6/15) with at least one RBI in 13 of the 15 contests ... Has hit safely in 45 of his last 50 games (2/22, Game 1 - 6/15), going 83-for-201 (.413) with 22 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 ... Has thrown out three runners from the outfield since May 11 (5/11, 5/18, 6/15) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Doubled home Jonny Ash in the fifth inning in a second round CWS game versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) ... Made a fantastic catch in the second inning of Stanford's 8-0 win over South Carolina in the CWS opener (6/13) ... 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 (47) and games started (192, co-leader with Ryan Garko) ... Also ranks second among all active Stanford players in home runs (33), hits (254), runs scored (176), RBI (163) and at bats (733) ... Ranks third among active Stanford players with a career .347 batting average, 48 doubles, six triples, 26 stolen bases and 193 games played.

#6 - Tobin Swope (INF, R/R, 5-11, 190, Sr.)
Honorable Mention All-Pac-10
2003 Season Notes: Has started all 63 games at shortstop ... Has struggled offensively in the postseason (.172, 5-29) but leads the team with 20 assists in seven postseason games ... Hitting .272 with seven doubles, two triples, one homer, 29 RBI and nine stolen bases ... Leads the team with 192 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 .288 career batting average with 11 doubles, two triples, one homer, 34 RBI and 14 stolen bases ... Has played in 121 games with 69 starts.

PITCHERS ... BULLPEN/OTHERS
#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 Ehrlich (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).

#17 - John Hudgins (R/R, 6-2, 200, Jr.)
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 and College Baseball Insider ... Leads the team and the Pac-10 in seven categories with 12 wins (co-leader with teammate Mark Romanczuk), 131 strikeouts (#9 on Stanford's single-season list), 149.1 innings pitched (#5 on Stanford's single-season list), 20 starts, seven complete games, 41 strikeouts looking and a .225 opponents' batting average ... Has posted a record of 12-3 and has the lowest ERA on the team with a 3.01 (#3 Pac-10) ... Has put up a 3-0 record and a 2.42 ERA in his three postseason starts, striking out 21 batters in 26.0 innings and allowing opponents' just a .189 batting average ... Has won five consecutive starts ... Has tossed 9.0 consecutive scoreless innings and allowed just three earned runs in his last 25.0 innings over his last three games ... Has lasted at least 6.0 innings in 18 of his 20 starts and gone 7.0 or more on 13 occasions ... Has five complete games in his last nine starts and six in his last 11 ... Drafted in the third round (76th pick overall) by the Texas Rangers in the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Combined with Kodiak Quick for Stanford's first ever CWS shutout in 58 games by holding South Carolina scoreless on just two hits over the first 8.0 innings before Quick pitched a scoreless ninth ... 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 (243), innings pitched (300.2) and complete games (10), while ranking second in victories (23) and games started (37) ... Third among active Stanford pitchers in appearances (61) and saves (4) ... Has a 23-9 career record and a 3.80 ERA ... Has a lifetime 5-0 postseason record and a 2.91 ERA in nine appearances and six starts, including a 2-0 mark and a 2.04 ERA in four CWS appearances and two starts.

#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 and Freshman All-American 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 22 of his 23 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 3.44 ERA with 46 strikeouts in 55.0 innings ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Made his CWS debut with a hitless 1.2 innings in a second round CWS game versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) ... 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).

#19 - David O'Hagan (B/R, 6-1, 195, Jr.)
2003 Season Notes: Leads all Stanford relievers with six wins and co-leads the club with 24 appearances, 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: Co-leads the club in appearances (24) and tied for second in saves (3) ... Has a 2-0 record and a 4.29 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 35.2 innings ... Has not allowed a run in his eight of his last nine appearances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Made his postseason and College World Series debut by pitching 1.0 scoreless innings versus South Carolina (6/13) in the CWS opener ... 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 Romanczuk (L/L, 6-1, 190, Fr.)
National Freshman Of The Year/All-Pac-10/All-Amercian Candidate
2003 Season Notes: Has earned National Freshman of the Year (Collegiate Baseball) and All-Pac-10 honors ... Suffered his first collegiate loss versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) to end his attempt to become only the second pitcher in Stanford history to post an unbeaten season with eight or more decisions as Sandy Vance (11-0 in 1967) remains the only pitcher in Stanford history to have accomplished that feat ... Currently has a 12-1 record and a 3.68 ERA (#4 Pac-10), co-leading the Pac-10 in victories along with teammate John Hudgins ... Has also recorded two complete games and two saves, while ranking second in the conference with a .241 opponents' batting average ... Has 79 strikeouts (#5 Pac-10) in 110.0 innings (#3T Pac-10) ... Has nine wins, five no-decisions and one loss in his 15 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: Suffered his first collegiate loss by allowing six runs and 10 hits in a second round CWS game versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) ... 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.

NCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES (at Omaha, NE)
PREGAME QUOTES - GAME 9
(Stanford vs. South Carolina)
June 16, 2003

STANFORD

Head Coach Mark Marquess
(on his decision to start Ryan McCally versus South Carolina on Tuesday): 'Ryan McCally has been one of our three starters for most of the season, pitched very well in his last start in a postseason situation and is well-rested.'

(on his pitching rotation for the remainder of the College World Series): 'We'd almost be better to break it up with three or four pitchers if possible on Tuesday. It gives you a little more flexibility for those pitchers to be able to come back later in the series, but it's a matter of how Tuesday's game goes. We have everybody available except for (Sunday starter) Mark Romanczuk for some type of role on Tuesday and then Wednesday if we win on Tuesday.'

(on his approach to the remainder of the College World Series): 'We just have to try to win three games in the next three days to be able to get to the championship series. It's a little different than the Regional, where if you lose a game early you have to end up winning a doubleheader. In that regard, it's not as physically demanding as the Regional.'

(on any advantages of having to play three straight days): 'Position players prefer it because they get to play. If you sit for two days, there's only so much batting practice you can take. But, it's obviously an advantage to the pitchers if you have days off to rest.'

(on Jonny Ash's postseason success): 'He's been really consistent and played very well for us, especially in postseason this year and in his freshman season. I'm really proud of the way he's played. He's been really clutch for us. He has a really good idea of what I expect of him at the plate. He handles the bat really well, is tough to strike out and has gotten some clutch hits for us.'

(on Mark Romanczuk's performance versus Cal State Fullerton): 'We were playing against a really good team in Cal State Fullerton. They just got a couple of big hits after he walked some guys and that really hurt him.'

(on Sunday's 6-5 loss to Cal State Fullerton): 'We gave them way too much and put them in too many good situations to score. To our credit we came back and took the lead in the game. Cal State Fullerton just pitched better late in the game than we did with Wes Littleton and Chad Cordero shutting us down. Cal State Fullerton bunched their hits together and came up with some big two-out hits. They just played better than we did. We struck out 10 times, while they struck out just three.'

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