Stanford Readies For Second Game Of CWS Series Versus Rice

June 22, 2003

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#5 Rice Owls (57-11) vs. #6 Stanford Cardinal (50-17)

*Saturday, June 21 - Rice 4, Stanford 3 (10 inn.)


*Sunday, June 22, 1:30 pm, CT - Wade Townsend (11-1, 1.92)vs. RHP John Hudgins (13-3, 2.96)


*Monday, June 23, 6 pm, CT - TBA vs. Philip Humber (10-3,3.40) ... if necessary

+Stanford will be the home team Sunday with the home team onMonday (if necessary) to be determined by a coin flip; *ESPN


Broadcast Information: The remaining games in the inauguralbest-of-three CWS Championship Series featuring Stanford and Rice are scheduledto be aired live nationally on ESPN ... Mike Patrick and Harold Reynolds will bein the booth with Dave Ryan serving as the sideline reporter ... A live audiobroadcast of the remaining games of the 2003 CWS Championship Series will alsobe available on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com... Chad Goldberg and Joe Ritzo will call the action ... Live stats for the 2003CWS Championship series will also be available at gostanford.com andncaasports.com


A QUICK LOOK AT THE 2003 CWS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
No. 6 national seed Stanford (50-17) and No. 5 seeded Rice(57-11) continue the inaugural best-of-three CWS Championship Series on Sunday,June 22 (1:30 pm, CT). A Stanford victory would force a third and deciding gameon Monday, June 23 (6 pm, CT). A Rice win would give the Owls their firstnational championship in any sport. Rice defeated Stanford for the first timeever in the series opener on Friday with a 4-3 victory in 10 innings. The onlyprevious games the teams had played was when the Cardinal swept a non-conferenceseries at Stanford from February 16-18, 1991 (6-5, 10-4, 3-2). Stanford wonthree consecutive elimination games last Tuesday-Thursday to reach its third CWSfinal in the last four years and fifth in school history. Stanford scored threetimes in the top of the first inning in Saturday's opener but the Owls pickedup a run in the bottom of the third and two more in the sixth to tie the scorebefore winning the game in the bottom of the 10th when Chris Kokhorst camearound to score the winning run with two outs after Stanford reliever KodiakQuick made a throwing error trying to retire the final out of the inning atfirst base. Stanford is 9-2 in its 11 postseason games this year, tying aschool-record for postseason victories recorded three times previously (1987,'88, 2001) and has won 22 wins in its last 25 games. Rice has won nine of its10 postseason games in 2003 and 11 of its last 12 overall.


COLLEGE WORLD SERIES HISTORY TEAM NOTES
Stanford is playing in the CWS finals for the fifth time inschool history. The Cardinal won CWS titles in 1987 and 1988 before finishing asthe runner-up in 2000 and 2001. Stanford won its first national title in 1987with a 9-5 victory over Oklahoma State in the championship game to cap threestraight wins after falling to Oklahoma State, 4-2, in the third game of the CWS.Stanford then came back to win another national championship in 1988 with a 9-4victory over Arizona State in the title game, its fourth straight victory afterfalling to Cal State Fullerton in a second round CWS contest, 5-3. The 1988 CWSwas the first played with two four-team double elimination brackets with thewinners meeting in a one-game championship. The Cardinal returned to thenational title game in both 2000 and 2001. The Cardinal swept through itsbracket with three straight wins both years before losing in the finals toLouisiana State (6-5 in 2000) and Miami (12-1 in 2001). Stanford has reached atleast its CWS bracket final in each of the last five seasons (1999-2003) and sixCWS appearances (1997, '99-2003). Stanford is making its 15th overallappearance in the CWS, including its school record fifth in a row seventh in thelast nine years. Stanford has an overall CWS record of 37-26 (.587) and has wonat least one game in each of its 15 trips to the CWS. Stanford has an all-timerecord of 19-11 in CWS elimination games.


SUNDAY'S PROBABLE CWSCHAMPIONSHIP SERIES GAME 2 STARTING PITCHER

#17 - John Hudgins (R/R, 6-2-, 200, Jr.) ... 13-3, 2.96, 158.1IP, 138 SO

Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year/Second Team All-American

2003 Season Notes: Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year, aSecond Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and College BaseballInsider and a Third Team All-American by Baseball America ... Leadsthe team and the Pac-10 in seven categories with 13 wins (#7T on Stanford'ssingle-season list), 138 strikeouts (#6 on Stanford's single-season list),158.1 innings pitched (Stanford's new single-season record), 21 starts, eightcomplete games, 42 strikeouts looking and a .221 opponents' batting average... Has posted a record of 13-3 and has the lowest ERA among regulars on theteam with a 2.96 ERA (#3 Pac-10) ... Has put up a 4-0 record and a 2.31 ERA inhis four postseason starts, striking out 28 batters in 35.0 innings and allowingopponents' just a .182 batting average ... Is 2-0 with a 1.06 ERA in the 2003CWS, allowing just two earned runs in 17.0 innings ... Has won six consecutivestarts ... Has allowed just five earned runs in his last 35.0 innings over hislast four games ... Has lasted at least 6.0 innings in 19 of his 21 starts andgone 7.0 or more on 14 occasions ... Has six complete games in his last 10starts and seven in his last 12 ... Drafted in the third round (76th pickoverall) by the Texas Rangers in the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... 2003Individual Game Highlights: Tossed a five-hit complete game shutout withseven strikeouts while pitching on four days rest for the first time this seasonto lead Stanford to a 5-3 victory over Cal State Fullerton in a CWS BracketFinal (6/17) ... Combined with Kodiak Quick for Stanford's first ever CWSshutout in 58 games by holding South Carolina scoreless on just two hits overthe first 8.0 innings before Quick pitched a scoreless ninth ... Tossed acomplete game seven-hitter in a 5-1 win over Long Beach State in the first gameof the NCAA Super Regional (6/6), allowing just one run and scattering sevenhits 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 sixruns and eight hits in a complete game effort and settling in after allowingfour first inning runs ... Worked 6.0 innings versus Cal Poly (5/23) in hisfinal regular season start, allowing just three hits and an unearned withoutwalking a batter and striking out two in 6.0 innings ... Tossed his fifthcomplete game in his previous outing, allowing just four hits and one run whilestriking out 10 in a 9-1 win over UCLA (5/16) ... Gave up five runs (fourearned) and seven hits at California in a season-low 4.1 innings ... Scatteredsix runs (five earned) and nine hits in 5.0 innings at USC (5/3) ... Suffered aloss and snapped a three-game win streak versus Arizona (4/25) despite throwinga complete game, allowing four runs and seven hits with six strikeouts ...Tossed a complete game versus Oregon State (4/17), allowing just two runs andsix hits with 10 strikeouts ... Pitched 8.0 scoreless two-hit innings and struckout a then-career-high 11 in a 9-1 win over Sacramento State (4/11) ... Pitcheda complete game in a 6-1 win at Washington State (4/4), scattering seven hitsand giving up only one run with six strikeouts ... Suffered a loss in Stanford's5-3 defeat to Washington (3/28), allowing three runs and eight hits over 7.0innings ... 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 ... Tossedhis first complete game of the season versus California (3/7), allowing just tworuns and seven hits with nine strikeouts in an 11-2 Stanford win ... Sufferedhis 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 andseven hits with eight strikeouts in 7.0 innings to earn a victory in an 11-7 winat Texas (2/22 - Game 1) ... Took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and earneda win in a 4-1 victory over Fresno State (2/14), allowing just three hits andone run with nine strikeouts in 8.0 innings ... Earned his first career Pac-10Pitcher of the Week honor (2/11) after holding Florida State (2/7) to one runand six hits with 10 strikeouts over the first 9.0 innings of Stanford's 2-1victory 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 leavingwith the score tied 3-3 in an eventual 7-3 loss ... Held Santa Clara to two runsand five hits with six strikeouts in 6.0 innings in his first start of 2003 topick up a victory (1/25) ... Cardinal Career: The only active Stanfordpitcher with a shutout ... Leads active Stanford pitchers in career strikeouts(250), innings pitched (309.2) and complete games (11), while ranking tied forfirst with Tim Cunningham in victories (24) and second in games started (38) ...Third among active Stanford pitchers in appearances (62) and saves (4) ... Has a24-9 career record and a 3.75 ERA ... Has a lifetime 6-0 postseason record and a2.77 ERA in 10 appearances (seven starts), including a 3-0 mark and a 2.03 ERAin five CWS appearances (three starts).

NOTEBOOK


QUICK TEAM SEASON NOTES
Stanford has won 22 of its last 25 games overall ... Stanford'snine postseason victories tie a school record that was accomplished three timespreviously in 1987, 1988 and 2001 ... Stanford has guaranteed itself of playingat least seven games at the 2003 College World Series, two more than any otherteam in the event ... The most games the Cardinal has ever played in Omaha issix during both title years (1987, '88) ... Stanford is playing in the CWSchampionship for the fifth time in school history ... The Cardinal won nationaltitles in 1987 and 1988, while finishing as the national runner-up in 2000 and2001 ... Stanford has won nine of its last 11 games versus ranked teams ...Stanford won its first outright Pac-10 title since 1999 this season (Stanfordshared the Pac-10 crown with Arizona State and UCLA in 2000) by finishing withan 18-6 conference record after winning eight of its last nine conference gamesand posting an 11-1 road record in Pac-10 play ... Stanford has won 19conference championships (17 Pac-10, includes Southern Division and sharedtitles) in school history and has finished either first or second in theconference 21 times in the last 23 years ... Stanford has secured its fourth50-win season in the last five years and extended its school-record string of40-win seasons to nine ... Stanford has been among the nation's top five teamsin all four major national polls for each of the last three weeks and iscurrently 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 .318 as a team, which would rank tied for third on theschool's all-time single-season list ... Stanford has posted a .319 battingaverage and is averaging 8.3 runs per game in its first 11 postseason contests... Stanford has outscored its opponents 91-41 in 11 postseason games this year... Stanford has lowered its season ERA to 3.93 by posting a 3.34 ERA in itsfirst 11 postseason games ... Stanford is fielding at a .972 clip on the seasonwhich would rank tied for second on the school's all-time list, as well as.987 in the College World Series (three errors in six games) and .981 inpostseason play (eight errors in 11 games) ... Stanford has been errorless fourtimes in 10 postseason games and in seven of its last 15 contests overall ...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 theregular season with a 17-5 road mark and finished 29-10 at home after winningits final nine home contests ... Stanford is 34-6 in day games and just 16-11 atnight this season ... Stanford has a 4-2 record in neutral site contests, all atthe College World Series.

QUICK INDIVIDUAL SEASON NOTES
Ryan Garko, the Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year and one of threeJohnny Bench Award national finalists, is having a monster season as the team'sleader in batting average (.410), homers (18), RBI (92), hits (103, co-leader),total bases (180), slugging percentage (.717), multiple-hit games (33),multiple-RBI games (27), sacrifice flies (8) and extra-base hits (41) ... Garkopicked up his 92nd RBI of the season in the CWS Championship Series opener totie Stanford's single-season record set by Rick Lundblade in 1985 and is alsosecond on the team with 23 doubles, ranking tied for third on Stanford'sall-time single-season list ... Garko is also second on the club in walks (28),hit-by-pitches (12), on-base percentage (.478) and putouts (400) ... Garko's18 homers rank ninth on the school's single-season list ... Garko leads theteam with a .529 postseason on base percentage, co-leads the squad with 14 runsscored and is one of three players with four doubles ... Garko also ranks secondon the team with a .436 (17-39) postseason average and seven walks, as well astied for second on the club with 14 RBI ... Garko was named the Most OutstandingPlayer 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 ... Carlos Quentin, oneof five finalists for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award and one of 12semifinalists for the Rotary Smith Award, leads the team in hits (103,co-leader), doubles (24), walks (35), hit-by-pitches (14) and on-base percentage(.483) ... Quentin's 24 doubles rank tied for second on the school'ssingle-season list ... Quentin also ranks second on the team in batting average(.396), extra-base hits (37) and stolen bases (10, tied with Sam Fuld), as wellas third in homers (12) and RBI (62) ... Quentin leads the club in postseasonaction in batting average (.455, 20-44), runs (14, co-leader) ... Quentin alsoranks second on the team with four postseason homers, 20 hits and 33 total bases... Danny Putnam has had a huge postseason, leading the club with five homers,21 RBI and an .773 slugging percentage ... Putnam is also one of three playerswith four doubles ... On the season, Putnam ranks second on the club in homers(16), RBI (66) and slugging percentage (.643), as well as third with a .353batting average ... Sam Fuld ranks fifth on Stanford's all-time battingaverage list with a .352 career mark, while also ranking among Stanford'sall-time leaders in triples (15, #4T), hits (286, #5) and doubles (53, #8T) ...Fuld has scored 81 runs this season, moving to within two of Jeffrey Hammonds'all-time single-season record of 83 set in 1990 ... Jonny Ash has had anincredible postseason, leading the team in hits (21), ranking third in battingaverage (.429, 21-49) and hitting his first two career homers in the last twocontests ... Ash is currently in the midst of a career-high 10-game hit streak(5/31 - 6/21) ... Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year John Hudgins (13-3, 2.96) leads thePac-10 in victories (13), innings pitched (158.1, new school record), strikeouts(138), starts (21) and complete games (8) ... Hudgins has won six straightstarts and is 4-0 with a 2.31 ERA in four 2003 postseason starts ... Hudgins hasallowed just five earned runs in his last 35.0 innings ... Mark Romanczuk (12-1,3.72) is second in the Pac-10 in victories ... Matt Manship leads the team withnine saves.


CAREER POSTSEASON PLAYER POTPOURRI
Sam Fuld is the only Stanford player to have ever earned a spoton two consecutive All-CWS teams (2001, '02) and has a career .379 (22-58) CWSbatting average with three homers and 11 RBI ... Fuld's 22 career CWS are tiedfor second on the all-time CWS list and one shy of the career CWS record of 23set by Keith Moreland of Texas (1973-75) ... Ryan Garko has an all-time CWSbatting average of .435 (20-46) with two homers and 10 RBI, as well as a careerpostseason batting average of .397 (46-116) with six homers, 27 RBI and onestolen base ... Garko has been named to three consecutive All-Regional teams,earning Regional Most Outstanding Player honors in 2003 and was the co-winner ofthe Most Outstanding Player award in 2001 ... Garko was also an All-CollegeWorld Series selection in 2001 ... Jonny Ash has a career postseason average of.411 (37-90) with two homers, 23 RBI and a stolen base, while hitting .439(18-41) with two homers and 10 RBI in his CWS career ... John Hudgins is 6-0with a 2.77 ERA in 10 career postseason appearances and seven starts ... RyanMcCally has a 2-1 record and a 1.54 ERA in 41.0 postseason innings and 14appearances, 11 of which have been in relief ... Chris Carter has six homers injust 58 postseason at bats (one every 9.7 official at bats).


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 12played at Sunken Diamond ... Stanford has won five straight Super Regionals, allat home ... Stanford has won nine straight Regional games over the past threeyears 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 aRegional at Sunken Diamond in 1998 when the Cardinal dropped two-of-three gamesand was eliminated by Long Beach State in Game 5 of the event ... Stanford hasan all-time postseason record of 112-53 (.679).


2003 NCAA REGIONAL REVIEW
Stanford roared through its Regional with consecutive victoriesover Illinois-Chicago (9-2), UC Riverside (13-6) and Richmond (19-6) to open thepostseason May 30 - June 1. The 41 runs scored by the Cardinal were just threeoff the school's Regional scoring record of 44 established in six games at the1995 NCAA Midwest Regional in Wichita, Kansas. The Cardinal came within one runof its three-game Regional scoring record of 42 runs set by the 1982 team at theNCAA West I Regional in Fresno. Carlos Quentin (3-4, HR, RBI) led the Cardinalin 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 apair of hits. Ryan McCally struck out a career-high 10 batters and pitched justhis second career complete game, scattering eight hits and two runs (oneearned). Stanford fell behind 4-1 to UC Riverside in the first inning in thesecond 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 Putnamboth homered and drove in a pair of runs. Garko (3-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI) led the wayin the Regional championship game versus Richmond by blasting two homers anddriving in five runs. Ash (3-4, 2B, 3 RBI) also had his second straightthree-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), BrianHall (2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, SB) and Tobin Swope (2-6) added a pair of hits each.


2003 NCAA SUPER REGIONAL REVIEW
The Cardinal won a pair of pitching duals by scores of 5-1 and4-2 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 upjust one run and seven hits with six strikeouts with Putnam (2-4, HR, 3 RBI)leading the Cardinal offense. Mark Romanczuk improved to 12-0 on in the secondgame, scattering two runs and 10 hits over the first 8.1 innings before MattManship came on to record the final two outs for his first postseason save.Quentin was 4-for-5 with an RBI, while Putnam was 2-for-4 with a double and twoRBI.


2003 NCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES REVIEW
Stanford opened the College World Series with an 8-0 victoryover South Carolina on June 13. Hudgins (8.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 SO) and KodiakQuick (1.0 IP, 1 BB) combined for Stanford's first shutout in 58 career CWSgames and its fifth of the season. Garko (2-3, 3 RBI) drove in three runs, whileFuld (3-4, SB) and Ash (3-5, 2 RBI) had three hits each. Stanford suffered itsfirst loss of the 2003 postseason with a heartbreaking 6-5 defeat at the handsof Cal State Fullerton in a winners' bracket game on June 15. Romanczuk (12-1)suffered his first loss of the season, allowing six runs and 10 hits over thefirst 6.1 innings. Justin Turner (3-3, HR, 2 RBI) had three hits to lead the CalState Fullerton offense, while relievers Wes Littleton (7-3) and Chad Cordero(8) recorded the win and save, respectively, by holding the Cardinal hitless andstriking out a combined five over the final 4.0 innings with each throwing 2.0hitless frames. Carter, Fuld and Brian Hall all homered for the Cardinal, whileAsh (2-4) was the only Stanford player with more than one hit. Stanford cameback with a 13-6 victory over South Carolina in an elimination game on June 17to earn a rematch with Cal State Fullerton. Putnam (4-5, 2B, HR, 5 RBI) had acareer-high four hits and a postseason career-high five RBI to lead a 17-hitoffensive attack. Ash (3-5, 3B, 3 RBI) and Quentin (3-3, 2 RBI) added three hitseach. McCally (7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO) earned his second victory ofthe postseason. Stanford then came up with a 5-3 victory over Cal StateFullerton on Wednesday to force Thursday's second Bracket One Final. Hudginstossed a five-hit complete game with seven strikeouts and gave up just one hitafter the third inning. Quentin (3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI) blasted two homers for thethird time in his collegiate career and the second time this season. Thursday'ssecond Bracket One Final was full of drama as the Cardinal came from behind fora 7-5 victory in 10 innings over Cal State Fullerton as a two-run homer byPutnam (2-5, HR, 3 RBI) in the top of the 10th inning provided the winningmargin. Ash (2-5, HR, 2 RBI) hit his first career homer, a two-run shot in theseventh inning to tie the score at 5-5. Carter (2-5, HR, 2 RBI) started theStanford comeback when his two-run homer in the sixth cut the Cal StateFullerton advantage to 4-3. David O'Hagan held the Titans scoreless over thefinal 4.1 innings, scattering four hits and three walks to earn his firstpostseason win and his seventh of the season. Stanford was defeated by Rice, 4-3in 10 inning, in the CWS Championship Series opener. The Cardinal scored threetimes in the top of the first inning off unbeaten Rice starter Jeff Niemann on asolo homer by Ash, an RBI double from Garko and when Jed Lowrie reached on athrowing error by Rice first baseman Vincent Sinisi. However, Rice came back totie the score with a run in the third on a sacrifice fly by Dane Bubela and twomore in the sixth on RBI singles by Austin Davis and Enrique Cruz. Rice scoredthe game winning run in the bottom of the ninth when Chris Kokhorst drew aleadoff walk, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from by Bubela and scored whenStanford reliever Kodiak Quick made a throwing error trying to retire Davis atfirst base for the final out of the inning.


STANFORD PICKS UP POSTSEASON RECORDS
Stanford's nine postseason victories (9-2) equals the schoolrecord. The Cardinal had previously won nine postseason games three times,including both national championship seasons (1987, '88) and one of the team'stwo national runners-up finishes (2001). Stanford has also assured itself ofplaying seven CWS games in 2003. The team have never played more than six gamesin a CWS both in 1987 and 1988. In addition, two more victories would giveStanford a new CWS record with six wins. Stanford's championship teams in 1987and 1988 both won five CWS games.


STANFORD HAS WON 22 OF ITS LAST 25 GAMES OVERALL
Stanford has won 22 of its last 25 games overall despiteSaturday's 4-3 loss in 10 innings to Rice in the opening game of the CWSChampionship Series. The stretch has included a season-high 10-game win streak(5/18 - 6/13) that was snapped with last Sunday's 6-5 CWS loss to Cal StateFullerton (6/15). Stanford started the run with a nine-game win streak (5/3 -5/16) that was broken when UCLA defeated the Cardinal at Sunken Diamond by ascore of 9-5 in 12 innings on May 17.


STANFORD WINS 5TH STRAIGHT SUPER REGIONAL
Stanford's two-game sweep of Long Beach State (5-1, 4-2; June6-7) marked the fifth straight year that the Cardinal has won an NCAA SuperRegional. Stanford is 10-2 all-time in Super Regional games (format began in1999) and has won five Super Regional games in a row since the team's lastSuper Regional loss (South Carolina, 3-2, June 2, 2001).


STANFORD CAPTURES 13TH NCAA REGIONAL TITLE AND FIFTH STRAIGHT
Stanford captured its 13th NCAA Regional title and fifth in arow 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 WINS OUTRIGHT 2003 PAC-10 TITLE
Stanford won the outright regular season 2003 Pac-10 title forthe first time since 1999 (Stanford shared the Pac-10 crown with Arizona Stateand UCLA in 2000) to wrap up the Pac-10's automatic berth to the 2003 NCAADivision I Baseball Championship. Stanford, which finished with an 18-6 leaguemark, has now won 19 conference championships in school history, including 17Pac-10 crowns (includes Southern Division and shared titles). Stanford hadfinished second in the conference behind two-time defending league champion USCin 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 thelast 23 years.


STANFORD SUCCEEDING AGAINST RANKED TEAMS
Despite Saturday's 4-3 loss to Rice in 10 innings, Stanfordhas won nine of its last 11 games versus ranked teams and is now 16-11 overallversus ranked clubs after the starting the season with a 7-9 mark in its first16 games against ranked opponents. Stanford won six straight games over rankedopponents to start its current stretch, starting the streak with back-to-backvictories over #24 Washington (3/29 - 3/30, before a Regional win over #22 UCRiverside (5/31), a pair of Super Regional victories over #7 Long Beach State(6/6, 6/7) and its first CWS win over #10 South Carolina (6/13).


STANFORD WINS FINAL 14 REGULAR SEASON ROAD GAMES
Stanford finished its regular season road schedule by winningits final 14 road games, punctuating the streak with a three-game sweep atCalifornia (5/9 - 5/11). Stanford started the streak with victories in its finaltwo games at Arizona State (3/23 - 3/24) and continued the run with a seriessweep 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 JoseState (5/6) and sweeping at California (5/9 - 5/11). Stanford won 11 of its 12Pac-10 road games with sweeps in its final three Pac-10 road series and was 17-5in 22 road games overall.


APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY (AND JUNE) FLOWERS
For the third consecutive season, the Cardinal struggled in thesecond half of April before playing well in May and June. In the last threeyears, Stanford posted a combined record of just 11-12 in the second half ofApril before going 56-14 in May and June. This year, the team posted a record of3-5 in the first half of April and is 21-3 after the tax deadline.


STANFORD WINS 12 OF 15 REGULAR SEASON SERIES
Stanford won 12 of its 15 regular season series in 2003. TheCardinal dropped its first two series of the season when the club was swept atCal 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. TheCardinal 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 SunkenDiamond (4/25 - 4/27). Stanford then won its final four series of the year atUSC (5/3 - 5/4) and California (5/9 - 5/11), and versus UCLA (5/16 - 5/18) andCal Poly (5/23 - 5/25). Stanford swept seven of its 12 series victories withsweeps over Fresno State, California and Cal Poly at home, as well as WashingtonState, USC and California on the road. The Cardinal won two-of-three in itsother five series.


CARDINAL RECORDS FOURTH 50-WIN SEASON IN LAST FIVE YEARS
Stanford has now won 50 or more games in four of the last fiveseasons after reaching 50 wins with its most recent victory over Cal StateFullerton (6/19). Stanford has also extended its school record string of 40-winseasons to nine. The last time Stanford didn't win 40 games was when the clubfinished 27-28 and out of the postseason in 1993. Stanford has also 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 nightgames this year. Stanford has a 34-6 record during day games and is 16-11 underthe lights.


GETTING ON THE SCOREBOARD EARLY
Stanford has scored first in 48 of its 67 games this season,winning 42 of those contests. The Cardinal is just 8-11 in the 19 games in whichits opponent has scored first.


SUMMER BALL
The CWS Championship Series from June 21-23 will mark the firsttime in Stanford Baseball history that the Cardinal has ever played a game inthe summer. Last year's season finale versus Texas on the final official dayof spring (June 20) was the latest in the calendar year that the Cardinal hadever played prior to this season.


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


SIX STANFORD PLAYERS SELECTED IN 2003 MLB DRAFT
Six Stanford players were selected June 3-4 in the 2003 MajorLeague Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Carlos Quentin became the 14th Stanfordplayer in the last 17 years to be selected in the first round when the ArizonaDiamondbacks used their 29th pick overall to choose Stanford's junioroutfielder. John Hudgins (Texas Rangers, 76th pick overall) and Ryan Garko(Cleveland Indians, 78th pick overall) were third round selections. TimCunningham closed out Stanford's first day picks when he was chosen in theninth round (256th pick overall) by the Texas Rangers. Ryan McCally (Tampa BayDevils Rays, 23rd round, 668th pick overall) and Sam Fuld (Chicago Cubs, 24thround, 703rd pick overall) were taken on the second day to complete Stanford'sselections.


JOHNNY BENCH AWARD FINALIST Ryan Garko TIES SCHOOL'S RBIRECORD
Ryan Garko -- the Co-Pac-10 Player of the Year, a unanimousFirst Team All-American and one of three national finalists for the 2003 JohnnyBench Award given annually to the nation's top catcher -- added to his 2003campaign by tying Rick Lundblade's Stanford single-season RBI record bydriving in his 92nd run of the season on a first inning RBI double versus Riceon Sunday (6/21). Garko is having a monster season, leading the team in battingaverage (.410, #2 Pac-10, #17 NCAA, #3 Stanford single-season list), homers (18,#3T Pac-10, #9T Stanford single-season list), RBI (92, #2 Pac-10, #7 NCAA), hits(103, co-leader, #3T Pac-10, #6T Stanford's single-season list), total bases(180, #2 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.717, #1 Pac-10), multiple-hit games(33), multiple-RBI games (27), sacrifice flies (8) and extra-base hits (41).Garko also ranks second on the club in doubles (23, #7 Pac-10, #3T Stanfordsingle-season list), hit-by-pitches (12, #9T Pac-10), on-base percentage (.478,#7 Pac-10) and putouts (400, #6 Pac-10). Garko is attempting to become just thesixth player in Stanford history to hit .400 or better in a season and the firstsince David McCarty batted .420 in 1991. His 18 homers give one more than hisstrikeout total of 17. Garko went 81 official at bats between strikeouts atWashington State (4/5) and versus Cal Poly (5/23). With just 17 strikeouts in251 official at bats, he averages just one strikeout every 14.8 official atbats. He has hit .475 (75-158) in his last 44 games (3/24 - 6/21) with 17doubles, 14 homers and 67 RBI during the stretch. In postseason play, Garkoleads the team with a .529 on-base percentage and three hit-by-pitches, co-leadsthe squad with 14 runs scored, while ranking second on the club in battingaverage (.436), slugging percentage (.769) and walks (7), tied for second in RBI(14), third in hits (17) and tied for third in homers (3). Garko hit 10 homersand drove in a league-best 39 runs in 24 Pac-10 games (23 starts). Garko isamong Stanford's all-time leaders in doubles (59, #5), RBI (191, #7T), homeruns (39, #9) and batting average (.352, #6T).


Carlos Quentin A CANDIDATE FOR GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD
Carlos Quentin is one of five finalists for the prestigious 2003Golden Spikes Award and was one of 12 semifinalists for the Rotary Smith Award.Quentin is the 10th Golden Spikes Award finalist from Stanford, who has neverhad a winner in the 26-year history of the award. This year's winner will beannounced on various regional cable networks on Tuesday, July 15, the same dayas the 2003 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Quentin, who has earned ThirdTeam All-American honors from the NCBWA and his third consecutive All-Pac-10selection in 2003, leads the Cardinal in hits (103, co-leader, #3T Pac-10),doubles (24, #3T Pac-10), walks (35, #8 Pac-10), hit-by-pitches (14, #3 Pac-10)and on-base percentage (.483, #4 Pac-10). His 24 doubles rank tied for second onStanford's all-time single-season list, while his 103 hits are tied for sixthand his 14 hit-by-pitches are tied for ninth, marking the third straight seasonthat he has been in the school's single-season hit-by-pitch record books.Quentin also ranks second on the team in batting average (.396, #4 Pac-10, #7Stanford single-season list), runs scored (72, #7 Pac-10, #10T Stanfordsingle-season list), total bases (165, #5T Pac-10), stolen bases (10, tied withSam Fuld), extra-base hits (37) and multiple-hit games (28), as well as third inhomers (12), RBI (62), slugging percentage (.635) and multiple-RBI games (14).Quentin is having a huge postseason, leading the regulars with a .455 battingaverage (20-44), while ranking second on the club in homers (4), hits (20),slugging percentage (.750) and on-base percentage (.471), as well as fourth inRBI (12). Quentin has hit safely in 49 of his last 54 games (2/22, Game 1 -6/21), going 91-for-218 (.417) with 22 doubles, one triple, 12 homers, 59 RBIand eight stolen bases during the stretch. He began the stretch with a two-monthcareer-high 26-game hit streak (2/22, Game 1 - 4/22, .495, 51-103, 18 2B, 1 3B,5 HR, 30 RBI, 7 SB).


PAC-10 PITCHER OF THE YEAR John Hudgins LEADS PAC-10 IN SEVENCATEGORIES
Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year John Hudgins (13-3, 2.96) leads thePac-10 seven categories -- victories (13), innings pitched (158.1), strikeouts(138), starts (21), complete games (8), strikeouts looking (42) and opponentsbatting average (.221). He has seven complete games in his last 12 outings andhas lasted at least 6.0 innings in 19 of his 21 starts, as well as 7.0 or moreinnings 14 times. His complete games have been versus California (3/7), atWashington State (4/4), and versus Oregon State (4/17), Arizona (4/25), UCLA(5/17), UC Riverside (5/31), Long Beach State (6/6) and Cal State Fullerton(6/17). Hudgins has struck out 10 or more batters in a game five times thisseason, including a career-high 12 in his first postseason outing of the yearversus UC Riverside. He struck out a previous career-high 11 in 8.0 scorelesstwo-hit innings in a 9-1 win over Sacramento State (4/11). He also carried ano-hitter into the eighth inning in a 4-1 win versus Fresno State (2/14) andearned 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 inningsof a game Stanford eventually won, 2-1 in 12 innings. Hudgins has beentremendous during the 2003 postseason, sporting a 4-0 record and a 2.31 ERA,while striking out 28 and holding opponents to a .182 batting average in 35.0innings of work.


Mark Romanczuk SUFFERS FIRST CAREER LOSS
National Freshman of the Year and All-Pac-10 selection MarkRomanczuk (12-1, 3.72 ERA) suffered his first loss of the season versus CalState Fullerton (6/15) in a College World Series winners' bracket game.Romanczuk was bidding to become just the second player in school history to postan unbeaten season with eight or more decisions. Sandy Vance remains the onlyStanford pitcher to have ever done so, posting an 11-0 mark in 1967. Romanczukis second in the conference in victories behind teammate John Hudgins and hasbeen named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week three times (4/1, 4/21, 5/5) thisseason. Romanczuk has added two saves and two complete games with 79 strikeouts(#5 Pac-10) in 111.1 innings (#3T Pac-10). He also ranks second in theconference behind Hudgins in opponents' batting average (.241).


Sam Fuld ON CAREER TRIPLES, BATTING AVERAGE, HITS AND DOUBLESLISTS
Three-time All-Pac-10 choice Sam Fuld is among Stanford'scareer leaders in triples (15, #4T), batting average (.352, #6T), hits (286, #5)and doubles (53, #8T). 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 going0-for-3 in the Super Regional opener versus Long Beach State (6/6) but has stillhit safely in 22 of his last 25 contests. Fuld leads the club in triples (9, #1TPac-10, #6T NCAA), runs scored (81, #3T Pac-10) and at bats (293, #2 Pac-10).His 81 runs are just two shy of the school record of 83 scored by JeffreyHammonds in 1990. His 293 at bats equal the 293 at bats he had in 2002 and ranktied for fourth on Stanford's single-season list. Fuld also has 22 career CWShits, just one shy of the all-time CWS record of 23 set by Keith Moreland ofTexas (1973-75).


Danny Putnam PICKS UP THE PACE IN THE POSTSEASON
All-Pac-10 selection Danny Putnam has had a solid season allyear long but has picked up the pace in the postseason by leading the club withfive homers, 21 RBI, nine extra-base hits, 34 total bases and a .773 sluggingpercentage to go with a .341 batting average in 11 postseason contests. On theseason, Putnam ranks second on the club in home runs (16, #8T Pac-10), RBI (66,#10 Pac-10) and slugging percentage (.643), while ranking third in battingaverage (.353), total bases (144), extra-base hits (33) and on-base percentage(.427). Putnam has homered twice in a game three times this season, mostrecently with a pair of long balls in Stanford's 9-8 win in 10 innings overUCLA (5/18). He hit his first career grandslam in the Regional championship gameversus Richmond (6/1) and snapped a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning of the secondSuper Regional game with a two-out, two-RBI single that proved to score thegame-winning runs in a 4-2 victory over Long Beach State (6/7). In a CWSelimination game versus South Carolina (6/17), Putnam collected a career-highfour hits and a postseason career-high five RBI in a 13-6 Stanford victory. Healso hit a clutch two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning in a CWS BracketOne final to lift the Cardinal to a 7-5 victory over Cal State Fullerton (6/19)that vaulted the Cardinal into the CWS Championship series.


Jonny Ash STAYS HOT IN POSTSEASON, HITS ANOTHER HOMER
Jonny Ash has been one of the team's top hitters in thepostseason in both his freshman season (2001) and this year. Ash, who iscurrently on a career-high 10-game hit streak (5/31 - 6/19) is a career .439(18-41) hitter in CWS action and is hitting .464 (13-28) in the CWS this season.Ash has hit .411 (37-90) in his postseason career and is batting .429 (21-49)this season.


Matt Manship TIED FOR SECOND IN THE PAC-10 WITH NINE SAVES
Matt Manship (2-4, 3.79, 9 SV, 59.1 IP, 49 SO) is tied forsecond in the Pac-10 with nine saves, which also ranks Manship tied for fourthon Stanford's single-season save list and just one from entering the school'sall-time top 10 list. He picked up his most recent and first career postseasonsave by recording the final two outs of Stanford's second Super Regional gameversus Long Beach State, leaving the winning run at the plate to help theCardinal hold on to a 4-2 victory. Manship has made 22 of his 24 appearances outof the bullpen. In his two starts, he picked up a victory at USC (5/4 - Game 2)with a career-high 7.2 innings of work and received a no decision in a CollegeWorld Series start versus Cal State Fullerton (6/19 - 4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1BB, 3 SO) in a game Stanford eventually won 7-5 in 10 innings. Manship earnedhonorable mention All-Pac-10 honors.


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


STANFORD SETS NEW CWS HIT-BY-PITCH RECORD
The Stanford pitching staff has set a new College World Serieshit-by-pitch record by hitting 12 batters in their first six games of the 2003CWS.


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


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OFFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford's current season batting average stands at.318(#3 Pac-10, #24 NCAA), which would rank tied third on Stanford'sall-time list for a single-season. The Cardinal is also ranked 25th nationallyin scoring at a clip of 7.5 runs per game. Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year RyanGarko and Carlos Quentin are both having huge seasons. Garko leads the team inbatting average (.410, #2 Pac-10, #17 NCAA), homers (18, #3 Pac-10), RBI (92, #2Pac-10, #7 NCAA), hits (co-leader, #3T Pac-10), total bases (180, #2 Pac-10),slugging percentage (.717, #1 Pac-10), multiple-hit games (33), multiple-RBIgames (27), sacrifice flies (8) and extra-base hits (41). Garko also rankssecond on the club in doubles (23, #7 Pac-10), hit-by-pitches (12, #9T Pac-10),on-base percentage (.478, #7 Pac-10) and putouts (400, #6 Pac-10). Garko's 92RBI equal second on Stanford's single-season record set by Rick Lundblade in1985. His .410 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 hits(103, co-leader, #3T Pac-10), doubles (24, #3T Pac-10), walks (35, #8 Pac-10),hit-by-pitches (14, #3 Pac-10) and on-base percentage (.478, #4 Pac-10). His 24doubles rank tied for second on Stanford's all-time single-season list.Quentin also ranks second on the team in batting average (.396, #4 Pac-10), runsscored (72, #7 Pac-10), total bases (165, #5T Pac-10), stolen bases (10, tiedwith Sam Fuld), extra-base hits (37) and multiple-hit games (28), as well asthird in homers (12), RBI (62) and multiple-RBI games (14). Sam Fuld leads theclub in triples (9, #1T Pac-10, #6T NCAA), runs scored (81, #3T Pac-10) and atbats (293, #2 Pac-10). Fuld's nine triples this season are second on Stanford'sall-time single-season list and just one shy of the 50-year-old record of 10 setby Jack Shepard in 1953. His 81 runs scored are second all-time and just two shyof Jeffrey Hammonds' single-season school record of 83 in 1990. Brian Hall hasa team-high 18 stolen bases (#3T Pac-10), while Tobin Swope leads the club with11 sacrifice bunts (#3 Pac-10). Fuld, Garko and Swope have each played in all 67games, while Fuld and Swope have started all 67. Danny Putnam (.353), Fuld(.324), Jonny Ash (.321) and John Mayberry, Jr. (.301) are also above the .300mark.


PITCHING REPORT
Stanford has a current ERA of 3.93 (#2 Pac-10) and has also heldits opponents to a Pac-10 low .245 batting average. Pac-10 Pitcher of the YearJohn Hudgins leads the conference in seven categories -- victories (13), inningspitched (158.1, new single-season school record), strikeouts (138), starts (21),complete games (8), opponents' batting average (.221) and strikeouts looking(42). He has seven complete games in his last 12 outings and has lasted at least6.0 innings 19 of his 21 starts, as well as 7.0 or more innings 14 times.Hudgins also has the team's lowest ERA (2.96, #3 Pac-10) among regularstarters. Mark Romanczuk, a National Freshman of the Year and All-Pac-10selection, ranks second in the Pac-10 with 12 victories (12-1, 3.68 ERA, 110.0IP, 79 SO). 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 completegames with 79 strikeouts (#5 Pac-10) in 110.0 innings (#3T Pac-10). He rankssecond in the conference behind Hudgins in opponents' batting average (.241).Ryan McCally (7-3, 4.44, 2 SV, 90.0 IP, 55 SO) has been the club's thirdstarter in the postseason, coming up with a pair of huge victories by strikingout a career-high 10 in a complete game versus Illinois-Chicago (5/30) andcoming back with 7.0 innings of one-run work for a victory over South Carolina(6/17) in a CWS elimination game. McCally, who ranks third on the club with 14starts, also pitched well in the opener of the CWS Championship Series versusRice, scattering eight hits and four runs (three earned) in a career-high 9.1innings before Rice won 4-3 in 10 innings. Tim Cunningham (3-3, 5.49, 39.1 IP,20 SO) returned as the team's Sunday starter in each of its last three regularseason series but has not pitched in the postseason. Matt Manship (2-4, 3.79, 9SV, 59.1 IP, 49 SO) leads the club with nine saves, ranking tied for second inthe Pac-10 and tied for fourth on Stanford's single-season list. Manship alsopicked up a win in his only regular season start at USC (5/4). David O'Hagan(7-1, 5.10, 3 SV, 47.2 IP, 43 SO) leads the team with 26 appearances and has wonseven games out of the bullpen. O'Hagan is also tied for second the club withthree saves. Kodiak Quick (2-0, 4.25, 3 SV, 36.0 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 recordingthree saves. Drew Ehrlich (1-0, 4.19, 19.1 IP, 18 SO) and Mark Jecmen (1-0,4.32, 8.1 IP, 7 SO) have the team's other two wins.


DEFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford has a .972 fielding percentage (#3 Pac-10, #19 NCAA)and has been errorless 25 times this season, including five times in thepostseason and in eight of its last 15 games. John Mayberry, Jr. leads the cluband ranks fourth in the Pac-10 with 443 putouts, while Tobin Swope is the secondin the Pac-10 with a team-high 208 assists. Mayberry's 16 putouts atWashington 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 playsthree times versus Nevada (2/17), USC (5/3) and Cal State Fullerton (6/17).

STANFORD COACHING STAFF


STANFORD HEAD COACH Mark Marquess
One of the nation's premier collegiate coaches, Mark Marquessis in his 27th season at the helm of Stanford Baseball in 2003 with an overallrecord of 1143-550-5 (.675), an NCAA postseason record of 104-45 (.698), aCollege World Series mark of 33-22 (.600) and a Pac-10 showing of 462-294(.611). The 1969 Stanford graduate has led the Cardinal to two CWS titles and apair of runner-up showings, its fifth CWS championship appearance this season,13 College World Series appearances, five NCAA Super Regional titles, 13 NCAARegional championships and 11 Pac-10 crowns (includes Southern Division andshared titles). Stanford has also qualified for the NCAA Tournament 21 times in27 years under Marquess. Marquess began the 2003 season ranked 10th in victoriesand 16th in winning percentage among active Division I baseball coaches.Marquess moved into sole possession of 20th place on the all-time victory listwith his 1101st career victory at Texas (2/22/03 - Game 1). Recent milestonevictories were his 1100th career win versus Nevada (2/17/03), his 1000th againstFlorida State (2/9/01) and his 100th career post season win versus Long BeachState (6/7/03). He has been named NCAA Coach of the Year three times and hasreceived Pac-10 or Pac-10 Southern Division Coach of the Year honors on nineoccasions, most recently with his selection in 2003. The Cardinal has assureditself of its 26th winning campaign in 27 seasons under his leadership this yearand has finished either first or second in the prestigious Pacific-10 (formerlyPac-10 Southern Division) 20 times in the last 22 years. Stanford has had 108professional baseball draft picks in the past 19 seasons, including 14 firstround selections in the last 17 years. A member of the American Baseball CoachesAssociation Hall of Fame, Marquess was the head coach of the 1988 United StatesOlympic baseball team that captured the gold medal. Marquess was also anaccomplished football and baseball standout on The Farm and is a member of theStanford Athletic Hall of Fame. He is one of only six collegiate baseball headcoaches to have both played and coached in the College World Series. Marquesswas the starting first baseman and a First Team All-American on Stanford's1967 CWS squad and played four seasons of minor league baseball with the ChicagoWhite Sox organization.


COMMENTS FROM Mark Marquess
(on Stanford's loss to Rice in the first game of the CWSChampionship Series): 'It was a great game in a championship gamesituation. I was very proud of Ryan McCally. He pitched a fantastic game. I hopewe can come back and play well tomorrow afternoon. Rice played well. They did agreat job. They're good, and that's why they're here.'
(On Stanford's victory over Cal State Fullerton on Thursday):'It was some kind of game, especially in an elimination game to play in thenational championship. It wasn't pretty, but we found a way to win. We playedwith a lot of heart. I'm very proud of my team and the way we battled back. Itwas a clutch performance when we were shorthanded.'
(On Stanford's victory over Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday: 'What can you say. It was a great college baseball game.For us, it was the pitching of John Hudgins and the two home runs by CarlosQuentin. John threw a complete game versus one of the best teams in collegebaseball on four days rest. He was masterful. Carlos' home run in the eighthinning was huge. It was a great atmosphere and great game by both teams.'
(On the team's fifth straight appearance in the College WorldSeries):'It helps you to have a better chance to win the CollegeWorld Series when you have the experience of being there a few times. To havethat experience is really an advantage. The other major factor is just to beplaying your best baseball at the right time.'
(On All-American candidates Ryan Garko, Carlos Quentin and JohnHudgins): 'Ryan Garko, Carlos Quentin and John Hudgins are havingtheir best seasons yet. If you're going to be good as a team, your olderplayers are going to have their best seasons.'


STANFORD COACHING STAFF
Dean Stotz is in his 27th campaign with Stanford Baseball andhis fourth season as associate head coach after he was promoted to the positionprior to the 2000 campaign. Stotz served for 23 years as an assistant. Stotzcurrently coaches third base while also handling various offensive and defensiveaspects of the game. Tom Kunis is in his fourth season as Stanford's pitchingcoach, while Dave Nakama is in his fourth year overall as a Stanford assistantcoach.

STANFORD PLAYER NOTES


*For info prior to 2003 season refer to Stanford Baseball MediaGuide


HITTERS

#1 - Jonny Ash (INF, L/R, 5-9, 175, Jr.)

2003 Season Notes: Has raised his average to a season-high.321 after going 21-for-46 (.457) with four three-hit games, seven multiple-hitgames, two doubles, a triple, two homers and 10 RBI during his currentcareer-high 10-game hit streak (5/31 - 6/21) ... Earned All-NCAA Regional honorsby hitting .500 (6-12) in three Regional games ... Registered a six-game hitstreak (5/4 - 5/16), going 11-for-21 (.524) with two doubles, a triple and threeRBI ... Named the Pac-10 Player of the Week (5/12) for the first time in hiscareer after hitting .545 (6-11) with a pair of hits in all three games of asweep at California (5/9 - 5/11) ... Has returned to the starting lineup for 35of the last 44 games, going 51-for-156 (.327) with seven doubles, three triples,one homer, 26 RBI and a stolen base during the stretch ... Has 10 doubles, fivetriples, two homers, 31 RBI and one stolen base on the season ... Second on theteam and fourth in the Pac-10 with nine sacrifice bunts ... Has played in 58 of67 possible games with 45 starts, including all 11 postseason games at thirdbase ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Hit his second home run in asmany games and was 2-for-5 with an RBI versus Rice in the opener of the CWSChampionship Series (6/21) ... Hit one of the most memorable homers in StanfordBaseball history when he took ace Cal State Fullerton reliever Chad Cordero deepto tie the second CWS Bracket One final game (6/19) at 5-5 in an eventual 7-5victory in 10 innings ... Posted his fourth three-hit game during his currentnine-game hit streak in a CWS elimination game versus South Carolina (6/17),going 3-for-5 with a career-high three runs scored and a career-high-tying threeRBI ... Stanford's only player with more than one hit (2-4) in a second roundCWS game versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) ... Posted his third three-hit gameof his current hit streak in the CWS opener versus South Carolina (6/13), going3-for-5 with a pair of RBI ... Tied the Super Regional game versus Long BeachState (6/7) at 2-2 when he singled home Sam Fuld with two outs in the top of theseventh inning before stealing his first career base and scoring the eventualgame-winning run on Danny Putnam's two-out, two-run single ... Postedback-to-back 3-for-5 games versus UC Riverside (5/31) and Richmond (6/1) in thefinal two games of the NCAA Regional, also tying a career-high with three RBIand adding a double versus Richmond, as well as an RBI and a double against UCRiverside ... 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 sacrificeflies and Stanford's first successful suicide squeeze (5/23) ... Also becamethe 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 atWashington State (4/7) to tie the game and send it into extra innings in acontest Stanford eventually won, 8-5 in 12 innings ... Tied a career-high withthree hits (3-4) versus Washington (3/28) ... Tripled at Cal State Fullerton(1/31) and versus Florida State (2/7) ... Cardinal Career: Has a .318batting average with 20 doubles, five triples, two homers and 61 RBI, playing in125 games with 70 starts ... Has posted a career .411 postseason batting averageand a .439 career CWS mark.


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#11 - Chris Carter (INF/OF/DH, L/L, 6-0, 215, So.)

2003 Season Notes: Has started 22 games and appeared in 27after returning April 1 from a shoulder injury that caused him to miss more thanthe first two months of the season ... Has hit six homers in his last 14 gamesand has hit safely in 14 of his last 19 contests (5/3 - 6/21), going 21-for-59(.356) with four doubles, seven homers and 16 RBI during those games ... Has hitseven homers in just 82 official at bats (one homer every 11.7 AB), adding a.256 batting average, four doubles and 17 RBI ... Hit just .087 (2-23) in hisfirst seven games after returning from the injury ... 2003 Individual GameHighlights: Hit a key two-run homer to start Stanford's comeback in a 7-5CWS Bracket One final win in 10 innings over Cal State Fullerton (6/19) ... Hada key two-out, two-RBI single to cap Stanford's three-run third inning in aCWS elimination game versus South Carolina (6/17) ... Connected for a solo homerin a second round CWS game versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) ... Postedback-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 doubleand an RBI against Richmond ... Was 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk andtwo RBI versus Cal Poly (5/25) ... Hit a home run and walked twice in both theseries opener (5/16) and rubber game (5/18) versus UCLA ... Picked up his firsttwo-hit game of the season (2-3, 2B, RBI) at California (5/10) ... Blasted hisfirst homer of the year at California (5/9) ... Had a pinch-hit RBI single atUSC (5/3) ... Had his first hit of the season at Santa Clara (4/8) ... CardinalCareer: Has a .280 career batting average with 11 doubles, a triple, 15homers, 37 RBI and a stolen base ... Has played in 70 games with 50 starts.

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#5 - Sam Fuld (OF, L/L, 5-10, 180, Jr.) ... All-Pac-10

2003 Season Notes: Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 24thround of the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft with the 703rd pick overall ... AnAll-Pac-10 selection for the third consecutive year that currently leads theclub this season in triples (9, #1T Pac-10, #6T NCAA), runs scored (81, #3TPac-10) and at bats (293, #2 Pac-10) ... Third on the team with 95 hits (#5TPac-10) and 27 multiple-hit games ... Second on Stanford's all-timesingle-season triple list with nine and just one shy of the school record of 10set 50 years ago by Jack Shepard in 1953 ... Second on Stanford's all-timesingle-season runs scored list and just two behind Jeffrey Hammonds' schoolrecord of 83 set in 1990 ... Has added a .324 batting average with three homersand 33 RBI ... A perfect 10-for-10 in stolen base attempts ... Posted a recentcareer-high 17-game hit streak (5/3 - 6/1) in which he hit .411 (30-73) withfive doubles, three triples, 11 RBI, 30 runs scored, had nine multiple-hit gamesand scored runs in all 17 games ... Has hit safely in 22 of his last 25 and 44of his last 51 games overall, going 80-for-223 (.359) with 15 doubles, eighttriples, two homers, 28 RBI and eight stolen bases during the period ... Hasraised his batting average 107 points from .217 after 16 games to its current.324, while posting four four-hit games, four three-hit contests and a total of22 multiple-hit games during the stretch ... Reached base safely in 24consecutive 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 ... 2003 IndividualGame Highlights: Doubled in front of Jonny Ash's game-tying homer in theCWS Bracket One final 7-5 victory in 10 innings over Cal State Fullerton (6/19)... Picked up a pair of hits (2-5) versus South Carolina (6/17) in a CWSelimination game ... Hit his third career CWS homer by blasting a ball over thecenterfield fence for a solo shot in a second round game versus Cal SateFullerton (6/15) ... Opened the 2003 CWS by going 3-for-4 and scoring a pairruns in Stanford's 8-0 win over South Carolina ... Scored the tying run in thesecond game of the Super Regional versus Long Beach State (6/7), reaching on atwo-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 versusUC 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), scoringthe tying run in the eighth inning of an eventual 9-8, 10-inning win over theBruins (5/18) with his second triple ... Drove in the game-winning run with anRBI single in the top of the ninth inning in a 6-4 comeback victory atCalifornia (5/10) .. Posted his most recent four-hit game in the first game of adoubleheader at USC (5/4), going 4-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and aseason-high four runs scored ... Had a big game versus Arizona (4/26), going2-for-5 with a season-high four RBI, double and homer while hitting a keyseventh inning two-run homer and a game-winning two-out, two RBI double in theeighth ... Snapped a 5-5 tie with a two-out RBI single in the top of the 12th tospark a three-run rally in an 8-5 victory at Washington State (4/7) ... Hadback-to-back three-hit games versus Washington, going 3-for-6 with a triple andtwo RBI in the series finale (3/30) after posting a 3-for-5 with a double and anRBI performance the previous day (3/29) ... Posted back-to-back four-hit gamesin 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 theseries finale... Drove in the eventual game-winning run in the top of the 10thinning of a 9-8 win at Arizona State (3/23) and tied the game at 2-2 with aseventh 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-hitgame of the season by going 4-for-5 versus USC (3/1) ... Hit his first homer ofthe year at Cal State Fullerton (2/2) ... Cardinal Career: Ranks amongStanford's all-time leaders in triples (15, #4T), batting average (.352, #6T),hits (286, #5) and doubles (53, #9) ... Stanford's active leader in hits andtriples, as well as runs scored (204), at bats (810) and multiple-hit games (88)... Ranks second among active players in doubles, walks (86) and stolen bases(29) ... Has played in 197 games with 187 starts, second and third among activeplayers, respectively ... Has 13 career four-hit games and 22 career three-hitcontests ... Ranks tied for second on the all-time CWS hit list with 22 and isjust one behind all-time leader Keith Moreland (23, Texas, 1973-75), going22-for-58 (.379) all-time at the CWS.


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#12 - Ryan Garko (C, R/R, 6-2, 220, Sr.) ... Pac-10 Co-Player OfThe Year ... Johnny Bench Award Finalist ... First Team All-American ... NCAARegional Most Outstanding Player

2003 Season Notes: Drafted in the third round of the 2003MLB First-Year Player Draft with the 78th pick overall by the Cleveland Indians... Leads the team in batting average (.410, #2 Pac-10, #17 NCAA), homers (18,#3T Pac-10, #9T Stanford single-season list), RBI (92, #2 Pac-10, #7 NCAA, #1TStanford single-season list), hits (103, co-leader, #3T Pac-10, #6T Stanfordsingle-season list), total bases (180, #2 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.717, #1Pac-10), multiple-hit games (33), multiple-RBI games (27), sacrifice flies (8)and extra-base hits (41) ... Ranks second on the club in doubles (23, #7 Pac-10,#3T Stanford single-season list), hit-by-pitches (12, #9T Pac-10), on-basepercentage (.478, #7 Pac-10) and putouts (400, #6 Pac-10) ... Has tied theschool's all-time RBI record of 92 set by Rick Lundblade in 1985 ...Attempting to become just the sixth player in Stanford history to hit .400 orbetter in a season and the first since David McCarty batted .420 in 1991 ...Leads the team with a .529 postseason on-base percentage and co-leads the squadwith 14 postseason runs scored ... Ranks second on the team in the postseason inbatting average (.436, 17-39), slugging percentage (.769) and tied for second inRBI (14) ... Ranks tied for third on the club in postseason homers (3) ... His18 homers give him more homers than strikeouts (17) ... Went 81 official at batsbetween strikeouts at Washington State (4/5) and in his second at bat versus CalPoly (5/23) ... With just 17 strikeouts in 251 official at bats, averages justone strikeout every 14.8 official at bats ... Has hit .475 (75-158) in his last44 games (3/24 - 6/21) with 17 doubles, 14 homers and 64 RBI during the stretch... Hit 10 homers and drove in a league-best 39 runs in 24 Pac-10 games (23starts) ... Has had three or more RBI in a game 14 times with eight three-RBIcontests, 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 aseven-game hit streak (4/17 - 4/27), going 8-for-23 (.348) with three doubles,one homer and one stolen base ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: TiedStanford's single-season RBI record with an RBI double in the first inning ofStanford's 4-3 loss to Rice (6/21) and was 2-for-3 with an RBI in the openerof the CWS Championship Series (6/21) ... Picked up his 100th hit of the seasonwith an eighth inning double versus Cal State Fullerton (6/17) ... Was 2-for-3and drove in three runs in the first four innings of Stanford's 8-0 victoryover South Carolina in the 2003 CWS opener (6/13) ... Named the Most OutstandingPlayer at the Regional by going 8-for-13 (.615) with a double, three homers andnine RBI, capping the performance by hitting two homers, driving in five runsand tying a career-high four runs scored in a 3-for-5 performance versusRichmond in the championship game (6/1) ... Was 3-for-5 with a double, homer anda 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 scoredand 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-hitsacrifice 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 adouble and four RBI versus Saint Mary's (5/13) ... Was 2-for-5 with a homerand three RBI at California (5/9), driving in the game-winning run with an RBIsingle in the top of the ninth ... Had a huge series at USC (5/4 - 5/5) to earnNCBWA National Co-Hitter, College Baseball Insider West Regional and Pac-10Player 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 1.615slugging percentage ... Had a monster game in the second game of a doubleheaderand the USC series finale (5/4 - Game 2), going 4-for-4 (career-high-tying fourhits) with his third career two-homer game, his first career grandslam and acareer-high seven RBI ... Was 6-for-7 with two homers, nine RBI and a stolenbase in the doubleheader versus the Trojans (5/4) ... Had a career-high-tyingfour hits (4-6, HR, 3 RBI), homered and drove in three runs in the series openerat 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 thesecond two-homer game of his career and was 3-for-4 with four RBI at WashingtonState (4/5) in game in which he also posted his 200th career hit ... Was 3-for-5with two doubles and three RBI versus USF (4/1) ... Was 3-for-4 with a homer andfour RBI versus Washington (3/30) ... Tied a career-high with four hits atArizona State (3/24), going 4-for-4 with three RBI and hitting a two-run homerin 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) ... Hadthree 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 agame this season at Texas (2/22 - Game 2) ... Was 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI atSanta Clara in the season-opener (1/25) ... Cardinal Career: Stanford'sactive career leader in home runs (39), RBI (191), doubles (59), total bases(436), slugging percentage (.595), walks (95), on-base percentage (.445),sacrifice flies (21), putouts (1169), games played (216) and games started (196,co-leader with Carlos Quentin) ... Ranks fifth on Stanford's all-time doubleslist, tied for sixth in batting average (.352), tied for seventh in RBI andninth in homers ... Second on Stanford's active career list in batting averageand hit by pitches (45), as well as third in hits (258) and runs scored (178).


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#3 - Brian Hall (INF/OF, R/R, 6-0, 185, Jr.)

2003 Season Notes: Has been one of the team's streakiesthitters ... Just 3-for-his-last-31 (.097) dating back to his final two at batsin the Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1) ... Posted a career-high11-game hit streak (5/11 - 6/1, 22-51, .431) through the Richmond game in whichhe 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 was7-for-47 (.149) with three triples, five RBI and a stolen base ... Had gone11-for-23 (.478) with four doubles, a triple, a homer, eight RBI, seven runsscored and four multiple-hit games in five games (4/5 - 4/15) prior to the12-game stretch ... Suffered through a previous stretch from his last four atbats 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 ... Leadsthe club with 18 stolen bases (#3T Pac-10), while also contributing a .285batting average, 15 doubles, five triples, six homers, 44 RBI, 48 runs scored,74 hits, 20 walks, 22 multiple-hit games and 12 multiple-RBI games ... Posted aseven-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 lastseason ... Has played in 65 of 67 games with 61 starts (25 in left field, 21 atthird base and 15 at first base, including all 11 postseason games) ... 2003Individual Game Highlights: Had a key fifth inning RBI single to the game at3-3 in an eventual 5-3 victory over Cal State Fullerton (6/18) ... Hit a two-runhomer versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15), the second time he has homered versusthe Titans in a CWS game ... Became just the second Stanford player tosuccessfully sacrifice bunt twice in a game during the CWS opener versus SouthCarolina (6/13) and also stole a base ... Scored Stanford's first run in thesixth inning of the Super Regional opener versus Long Beach State (6/6) to erasea 1-0 49er lead ... Was 2-for-5 with a double, a career-high-tying three runsscored and a pair of RBI versus Richmond (6/1) in the NCAA Regional championshipgame ... Started the Cal Poly series by going 3-for-5 with a double and a stolenbase 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) ... Hithis third triple of the season in a 3-0 win at San Jose State (5/6) and hisfourth in a 9-8 win at California (5/9) in back-to-back games ... Had a pairdoubles and three RBI versus San Jose State (4/15) ... Tied a career-high withfour hits and doubled twice at Washington State (4/7) ... Had a pair of stolenbases for the third time this year and drove in three runs for the secondconsecutive game at Arizona State (3/23) ... Tied a career-high with his secondfour-hit game of the season at Arizona State (3/22 - 4-6, 3 RBI) ... Hit hisfirst triple of the season versus California (3/7) ... Was 3-for-4 with a doubleand two RBI versus USC (3/1) before homering against the Trojans in the seriesfinale (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, co-leader) ... Second among active players with ninetriples and third with 11 sacrifice flies ... Has added a .280 career battingaverage with 25 doubles, 11 homers, 100 RBI, 48 walks and seven hit-by-pitchesin 181 games and 128 starts.


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#14 - John Hester (C, R/R, 6-3, 210, Fr.)

2003 Season Notes: Does not have an at bat and has played injust 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 in18 chances in the field ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Made hispostseason debut by catching the ninth inning in the Regional championship gameversus Richmond (6/1) ... Hit his first career homer as a pinch-hitter versusCal Poly (5/24) ... Caught seven innings replacing an injured Ryan Garko versusUCLA (5/17) ... Picked up his first collegiate hit at Texas (2/22 - Game 1) ...Made his collegiate debut versus Florida State (2/8).

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#8 - Chris Lewis (INF, R/R, 6-1, 190, Fr.)

2003 Season Notes: Hitless in one at bat and has played injust one game in the postseason ... Also hitless in his last 18 official at batssince his most recent hit at Arizona State (3/22) ... Hitting .159 in 30 gamesand 19 starts ... Has contributed 11 walks and 10 RBI ... Seven of his 10 hitshave been for extra bases ... Had at least one RBI in four consecutive contests(2/14 - 2/17) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Made his postseasondebut in the Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1) ... Scored thetying run in the bottom of the eighth versus Arizona (4/26) in an eventual 10-9comeback 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), atwo-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning ... Had two RBI versus FresnoState (2/16) ... Picked up his first collegiate hit and made his first startversus Florida State (2/8).


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#4 - Jed Lowrie (INF, B/R, 5-11, 170, Fr.)

2003 Season Notes: Has four hits in his last 11 at bats(.364) over his last three games after previously suffering through a stretch inwhich he was 2-for-21 (.095) ... Has contributed a .298 batting average on theseason, adding 12 doubles, 27 RBI and five stolen bases ... Tied for third onthe 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 astretch in which he hit safely in 23 of his 26 games (3/7 - 5/15), going23-for-58 (.397) with five doubles, eight RBI and three stolen bases during thestretch ... Has had a pair of seven-game hit streaks (2/7 - 2/22; 3/29 - 4/8)... Has played in 58 games with 51 starts, including 27 in a row at second base(4/26 - 6/21) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Was 2-for-4 andsingled with two outs to set up Chris Carter's key two-run sixth inning homerin the CWS Bracket One final versus Cal State Fullerton (6/19) ... Had a key RBIsingle in Stanford's three-run fourth inning in a 8-0 victory over SouthCarolina in the CWS opener (6/13) ... Successfully converted the team's finalout by fielding a groundball and throwing out the Long Beach State runner in theclinching 4-2 victory over the 49ers in the Super Regional (6/7) ... Was 3-for-5with 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 ofan 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 witha single at Arizona State (3/23) that pinch-runner Donny Lucy turned into thegame-winning run in a 9-8 Stanford victory ... Had his first career four-hitgame (4-5) and a stolen base at Texas (2/22 - Game 1) ... Picked up his firstcollegiate hit versus Florida State (2/7) and made his first start versusFlorida State (2/9), also hitting a double in both games.


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#15 - Donny Lucy (C/1B/DH, R/R, 6-3, 210, So.)

2003 Season Notes: Being used primarily as the team'sdesignated hitter against left-handed pitching and as the club's toppinch-hitter ... 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 apinch-hitter despite making the final out as a pinch-hitter in a second roundCWS game versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) ... Hitting .293 overall with ninedoubles, two homers, 18 RBI and six stolen bases ... Has played in 48 games with34 starts ... Hitting .385 (5-13) with one RBI in postseason action ... 2003Individual Game Highlights: Was 2-for-3 in the Super Regional opener versusLong Beach State (6/6) ... Was 2-for-3 with a career-high-tying three runsscored and a pair of RBI versus Cal Poly (5/23) ... Provided arguably the mostdramatic moment of Stanford's regular season with a walkoff homer to lead offthe bottom of the 10th inning, clinching the outright Pac-10 title and givingthe Cardinal a 9-8 victory over UCLA (5/18) to cap a game in which he equaled acareer-high with three hits as he was 3-for-5 as the team's starting catcherfilling in for the injured Ryan Garko ... Was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBIat USC (5/3) and scored a career-high-tying three runs ... Had a key pinch-hitRBI single in Stanford's four-run eighth inning of a 10-9 comeback win overArizona (4/26) ... Had a career-high-tying three hits (3-4) with his first homerof the season, a double and an RBI versus Oregon State (4/17) ... Scored thegame-winning run in the top of the 10th inning at Arizona State (3/23), stealingsecond base and scoring on Sam Fuld's single after pinch-running for JedLowrie ... 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 versus Nevada (2/17) ... Had adouble 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 58starts ... Hitting .400 (6-15) in postseason action.


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#25 - John Mayberry, Jr. (INF, R/R, 6-5, 210, Fr.) ... FreshmanAll-American

2003 Season Notes: Has one hit in two postseason at bats inaddition to walking twice scoring a pair of runs ... Has a .301 batting averagewith six doubles, six triples (second on the team), four homers, 33 RBI and fivestolen bases ... Snapped out of an 0-for-11 string with a single versus SouthCarolina (6/17) in a CWS elimination game ... Posted a seven-game hit streak(4/26 - 5/6, 12-26, .462, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 1 SB) after having suffered through aprevious 3-for-34 (.088) stretch (3/30 - 4/22) ... Posted a career-high 16-gamehit streak (2/9 - 3/23, .420, 29-69, 2B, 5 3B, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 2 SB), the thirdlongest by a Stanford player this season ... Leads the team and ranks fourth inthe Pac-10 with 443 putouts ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Pickedup his first postseason and CWS hit with a pinch-hit single in the top of theeighth inning of a CWS elimination game versus South Carolina (6/17) ... Doubledtwice for the first time in his career versus UCLA (5/16) ... Set newcareer-highs in hits and RBI at USC (5/3), going 5-for-6 with a homer and sixRBI while also scoring three runs ... Was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIversus Washington (3/29) ... Posted the first four-hit game of his career versusCalifornia (3/7 - 4-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI) ... Also had three-hit games twice versusUSC (2/28 - 3-4, RBI, SB; 3/2 - 3-4, 3B, HR, 3 RBI), scoring a career-high fourruns in the latter, and at Texas (2/22, Game 1 - 3-6, 3B, 2 RBI) ... Hit hisfirst collegiate homer at Cal State Fullerton (2/1) before adding his second atFresno State (2/14) and his third versus USC (3/2) ... Singled, stole secondbase and scored the game-winning run in a 12-inning, 2-1 victory over FloridaState (2/7) ... Had a career and team season-high 16 putouts at Washington State(4/5).


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#2 - Chris Minaker (INF, R/R, 6-0, 180, Fr.)

2003 Season Notes:Has one hit in two official at bats, aswell as a successful sacrifice bunt 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 ofsacrifice bunts.... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Pinch-hit and laiddown a successful sacrifice bunt in the seventh inning versus Cal StateFullerton (6/17) ... Made his postseason debut with a single in the top of theninth inning of the Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1) ... Playedshortstop for the final two innings of Stanford's 9-8, 10-inning victory overUCLA (5/18) that clinched the Pac-10 title ... Had a key pinch-hit sacrificebunt versus Arizona (4/26) to set up Sam Fuld's eventual game-winning two-RBIdouble in the eighth inning of a 10-9 comeback win ... Picked up his firstcollegiate hit versus California (3/9) ... Made his collegiate debut with asuccessful sacrifice bunt versus Florida State (2/7).


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#7 - Danny Putnam (OF, L/L, 5-10, 200, So.) ... All-Pac-10 ...All-American Candidate

2003 Season Notes: A first time All-Pac-10 selection thathas been one of the team's top hitters in the postseason, leading the squad inhomers (5), RBI (21), total bases (34) and slugging percentage (.773), as wellas co-leading the team in doubles (4) to go with a .341 batting average ... Onthe season, ranks second on the team in homers (16, #8T Pac-10), RBI (66, #10Pac-10) and slugging percentage (.655), as well as third in batting average(.353) and on-base percentage (.443) ... 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 a CWS winners'bracket game versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) but has still hit safely in 13 ofhis last 17 games (5/16 - 6/21, .353, 24-68, 6 2B, 7 HR, 28 RBI) after aprevious six-game skid (5/9 - 5/17) in which he was just 3-for-26 (.115) ... Hadhit 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-gamehit streak (4/17 - 4/29, .500, 18-36, 3 2B, 3 HR, 14 RBI) in which he postedseven multiple-hit games ... Has hit safely in 47 of the 60 games he has playedin (59 starts) ... Named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for the first time in hiscareer (3/4) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Drove in three runs andhit one of the most memorable home runs in Stanford Baseball history in the topof the 10th inning of a CWS Bracket One final versus Cal State Fullerton (6/19),a two-run shot that lifted the Cardinal to a 7-5 victory in 10 innings andvaulted Stanford into the inaugural CWS Championship Series ... Had a huge game(4-5, 2B, HR, 5 RBI) against South Carolina (6/17) in a CWS elimination contestwith a career-high four hits and a postseason career-high five RBI ... Picked upa pair of hits and drove in a run (2-4, RBI) in Stanford's CWS opening 8-0 winover South Carolina (6/13) ... Snapped a 2-2 tie with a two-out, two RBI singlein the top of the seventh inning in the second Super Regional game versus LongBeach State (6/7) ... Had a key three-run homer in the bottom of the eighthinning of the first Super Regional game versus Long Beach State (6/8) to helpturn a slim 2-1 Stanford lead into a 5-1 victory ... Hit two homers and drove inseven runs during the Regional, the final four RBI coming on his first careergrandslam in the Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1) ... Alsohomered and had a pair of RBI versus UC Riverside (5/31) ... Was 3-for-5 withtwo doubles and two RBI versus Cal Poly (5/24) ... Homered twice for the thirdtime this season versus UCLA (5/18 - 3-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI) ... Was 3-for-3 withthree runs scored (tying career-highs in both categories), while adding a doubleand an RBI at USC (5/3) ... Tied a career-high with three runs scored versusArizona (4/27) ... Homered and had two RBI at Sacramento State (4/22) ... Hittwo homers for the second time this season and drove in five runs versus OregonState (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 anddrove in a pair of runs in back-to-back games at Washington State (4/7) andversus Sacramento State (4/11) with the homer at Washington State starting atwo-run ninth inning rally in a game the Cardinal tied in the ninth inning andwon in 11 innings, 8-5 ... Hit two homers for the first time in his career andhad a career-high seven RBI versus USC (3/2), tied for the most by a Stanfordplayer this season in both categories ... Had a pair of doubles for the secondtime this season in the series opener versus USC (2/28) ... Came through with agame-winning pinch-hit RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the eighthinning to lift Stanford to a 5-4 win over Nevada (2/17) in his onlypinch-hitting appearance of the season ... Had the first two-double game of hiscareer at Cal State Fullerton (2/2) ... Homered in each of his first two gamesversus Santa Clara (1/25, 1/26), going 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI at Santa Clara(1/25) ... Cardinal Career: Second on Stanford's active career listwith a .583 slugging percentage ... Has a career .321 batting average with 21doubles, two triples, 17 homers, 76 RBI and two stolen bases ... Flawless in 117chances in the field ... Has played in 95 games with 70 starts.

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#24 - Carlos Quentin (OF, R/R, 6-2, 215, Jr.)

All-Pac-10 ... National Player of the Year/Third TeamAll-American

2003 Season Notes: Became Stanford's 14th first rounddraft pick in the last 17 years when he was taken by the Arizona Diamondbackswith the 29th pick overall ... Named one of five Golden Spikes Award finalists... Third Team All-American (NBCWA) ... Earned All-Pac-10 honors for the thirdstraight season ... Was one of 12 semifinalists for the Rotary Smith Award ...Leads the Cardinal in hits (co-leader, 103, #3T Pac-10), doubles (24, #3TPac-10), walks (35, #8 Pac-10), hit-by-pitches (14, #3 Pac-10) and on-basepercentage (.483, #4 Pac-10) ... His 24 doubles rank tied for second on Stanford'sall-time single-season list and his 103 hits rank tied for sixth ... Also rankssecond on the team in batting average (.396, #4 Pac-10), runs scored (72, #7Pac-10), total bases (165, #5T Pac-10), stolen bases (10, tied with Sam Fuld),extra-base hits (37) and multiple-hit games (28), as well as third in homers(12), RBI (62), slugging percentage (.635) and multiple-RBI games (14) ...Having a tremendous postseason, leading the team in batting average (.455,20-44), while ranking second on the squad in homers (4) and hits (20), as wellas fourth in RBI (12) ... Hitting .375 (9-24) with two homers and six RBI in sixCWS games (6/13 - 6/21) ... Hit .750 (6-8) with an RBI in Stanford's two SuperRegional games versus Long Beach State (6/6 - 6/7) ... Has 25 RBI in his last 19games (5/10 - 6/21) with at least one RBI in 15 of the 19 contests ... Has hitsafely in 49 of his last 54 games (2/22, Game 1 - 6/21), going 91-for-218 (.445)with 22 doubles, one triple, 12 homers, 58 RBI and eight stolen bases during thestretch 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 later11-game hit streak (5/3 - 5/23, .292, 14-48, 2 2B, 2 HR, SB) ... Has eightthree-hit games, four four-hit games and one of the squad's two five-hitcontests ... Has thrown out three runners from the outfield since May 11 (5/11,5/18, 6/15) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Singled and scored a runin the first inning of the CWS Bracket One final versus Cal State Fullerton(6/19) ... Blasted a pair of homers and came up with his second straightthree-hit game in a CWS Bracket Final versus Cal State Fullerton (6/18) ...Posted three hits in a game at the College World Series for the first time inhis career in a CWS elimination game versus South Carolina (6/17) ... Doubledhome Jonny Ash in the fifth inning in a second round CWS game versus Cal StateFullerton (6/15) ... Made a fantastic catch in the second inning of Stanford's8-0 win over South Carolina in the CWS opener (6/13) ... Went 4-for-5 with anRBI 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 theNCAA Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1) ... Was 3-for-4 with ahomer and an RBI in the Regional opener versus Illinois-Chicago ... Drove inthree runs and was 2-for-4 with a double versus UCLA (5/16) ... Had a keythree-run fifth inning homer to erase a 2-1 deficit at California (5/11) in agame Stanford eventually won, 6-4 in 10 innings ... Was 3-for-5 with a homer andtwo RBI versus Arizona (4/26) ... Was 3-for-4 with a double, homer and two RBIat Sacramento State (4/22) ... Was 3-for-5 versus Oregon State (4/18) ... Had acareer night in a 17-8 win at Santa Clara (4/8), going 4-for-5 with his firstgrandslam, the second two-homer game of his career, new career-bests with sixRBI and six runs scored (also a team season-high), as well as a double and atriple ... 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 a12-11 victory in the rubber game of a series versus Washington (3/30) ... Was4-for-5 with two RBI versus Washington (3/28) ... Was hit by a pair of pitchesfor the first time this season at Arizona State (3/23) ... Was 3-for-4 with hisfirst homer of the season, a stolen base and a season-high four RBI versusCalifornia (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-10with 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 andco-team season-high for hits), an RBI and a stolen base in the first game of thedoubleheader versus the Longhorns ... Had a season-high three walks versusFlorida State (2/7) ... Cardinal Career: Stanford's active careerleader in hit-by-pitches (47) and games started (196, co-leader with Ryan Garko)... Also ranks second among all active Stanford players in home runs (35), hits(262), runs scored (182), RBI (168) and at bats (750) ... Ranks third amongactive Stanford players with a career .349 batting average, 48 doubles, sixtriples, 26 stolen bases and 197 games played.


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#6 - Tobin Swope (INF, R/R, 5-11, 190, Sr.) ... HonorableMention All-Pac-10

2003 Season Notes: Has started all 67 games at shortstop ...Has struggled offensively in the postseason (.140, 6-43) but leads the team with36 assists and co-leads the squad with three sacrifice bunts in 11 postseasongames ... Hitting .261 with seven doubles, two triples, one homer, 29 RBI andnine stolen bases ... Leads the team with 208 assists (#2 Pac-10) and 11sacrifice bunts (#3 Pac-10), while ranking tied for third on the club with fivesacrifice 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 IndividualGame 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 atUSC (5/4), going 2-for-4 with a triple ... Also drove in a pair of runs in theseries opener at USC (5/3) ... Had a stretch of three two-hit games over afour-game period (4/5 - 4/11) ... Tied a career-high with three RBI versusWashington (3/29) ... Became the first Cardinal player to steal three bases in agame this season and accomplished the feat for the first time in his careerversus 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 the12th inning and was 3-for-6 with an RBI and a stolen base versus Florida State(2/7) ... Cardinal Career: Has a .278 career batting average with 11doubles, two triples, one homer, 34 RBI and 14 stolen bases ... Has played in125 games with 73 starts.


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PITCHERS ... BULLPEN/OTHERS

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#27 - Tim Cunningham (L/L, 6-3, 190, Sr.)

2003 Season Notes: Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the ninthround (256th pick overall) of the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... Has notpitched in the postseason ... Returned to the starting rotation for the finalthree Sunday games after having been the team's starter in four of theprevious six Tuesday contests since returning from a broken finger following astart against Fresno State on February 15 ... Has a 3-3 record and a 5.49 ERAwith 20 strikeouts in 39.1 innings ... Has appeared in 11 games, all starts ... 2003Individual Game Highlights: Picked up the win due to a predeterminedpitching rotation in his most recent start versus Cal Poly (5/25), scatteringtwo hits and a run with two strikeouts over the first 3.0 innings ... Scatteredfour 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 startof the season, scattering two runs and six hits ... Picked up his first victorysince January 26 by tossing an impressive 3.0 scoreless innings and giving upjust one hit in a 3-0 win at San Jose State (5/6) ... Took a loss versus SantaClara (4/29), allowing two runs and two hits over the first 2.2 innings ... Gaveup 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 fourwalks 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, 5ER, 2 BB, 7 SO) and versus Florida State (2/8 - 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1SO) ... Pitched well in his first outing of the season by throwing 5.2 hitlessinnings 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 24-8record with a 4.18 ERA ... Stanford's active career leader in victories (24,tied with John Hudgins), just one out of the school's all-time top 10 list ...Also leads all active pitchers in games started (50), while ranking second instrikeouts (177), innings pitched (275.1) and appearances (64).


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#33 - Jonny Dyer (R/R, 6-1, 185, So.)

2003 Season Notes: Has a 2-1 record and a 5.59 ERA in 14appearances and one start with 11 strikeouts in 19.1 innings ... 2003Individual Game Highlights: Allowed four runs and four hits while recordingjust one out in his CWS debut versus South Carolina (6/17) ... Pitched 2.0scoreless 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 victoryby 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 atSacramento State (4/22) despite allowing a run and two hits in 1.2 innings ofrelief ... Retired 14 consecutive batters in back-to-back games versus San JoseState (4/15 - 3.0 IP, 1 SO) and Oregon State (4/18 - 1.2 IP) ... Tossed 0.2scoreless relief innings with a strikeout versus Washington (3/28) ... Made hisfirst collegiate start at Texas (2/23), allowing two runs and two hits in 3.0innings ... Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning in his first outing of the year, arelief appearance at Cal State Fullerton (1/31) ... Cardinal Career: Hasa 4-1 record and a 4.02 ERA in 23 appearances and one start, pitching 31.1innings with 19 strikeouts.


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#38 - Drew Ehrlich (L/R, 6-5, 235, Jr.)

2003 Season Notes: Has not pitched in the postseason ... Hasa 1-0 record and a 4.19 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 19.1 innings and 13appearances (one start) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Struck outtwo 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 JoseState (5/6), marking his first appearance since April 18 ... Earned his firstcollegiate 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 withone strikeout versus USF (4/1) ... Tossed 2.0 scoreless relief innings versusUSC (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 ... CardinalCareer: Has a 1-2 record and a 4.77 ERA in 38 appearances and four starts,striking out 61 in 66.0 innings.


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#18 - Jeff Gilmore (R/R, 6-2, 200, Fr.)

2003 Season Notes: Has not pitched in the postseason ... Hasan 0-0 record and an 0.00 ERA with two strikeouts in 2.1 innings and threeappearances ... Has not pitched in Stanford's last 25 games since his mostrecent outing versus USF (4/1) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Didnot give up an earned run while recording one out versus USF (4/1) in his mostrecent appearance ... Did not give up an earned run (three unearned runs) or ahit in 1.0 innings versus USC (2/28) ... Made his collegiate debut with 1.0scoreless innings and a strikeout at Texas (2/23).


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#30 - Mark Jecmen (R/R, 6-9, 230, So.)

2003 Season Notes: Has not pitched in the postseason ... Hasa 1-0 record and a 4.32 ERA with seven strikeouts in 8.1 innings and eightappearances (one start) ... Has given up just one earned run in his last 6.1scoreless innings over four outings after going nearly two months without seeingaction ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Picked up his first careervictory 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 aseason-high 3.0 innings ... Recorded one out without giving up a run at San JoseState (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)... Tossed 0.2 scoreless innings in his first two appearances at Cal StateFullerton (2/1) and versus Florida State (2/9) ... Cardinal Career: Has a1-4 record and a 7.36 ERA in 22 appearances and six starts, striking out 26 in36.2 innings.


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#36 - Matt Manship (R/R, 6-4, 205, Fr.) ... 2-4, 3.44, 55.0 IP,46 SO

Honorable Mention All-Pac-10/Freshman All-American

2003 Season Notes: Has a 2-4 record and a 3.79 ERA with 49strikeouts in 59.1 innings ... Has earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 andFreshman All-American honors (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball)... Leads the club with nine saves, ranking tied for second in the Pac-10 andtied for fourth on Stanford's single-season list ... 2003 Individual GameHighlights: Was Stanford's starter in the second CWS Bracket One finalversus Cal State Fullerton (6/19), allowing four runs and five hits over thefirst 4.1 innings ... Made his CWS debut with a hitless 1.2 innings in a secondround CWS game versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) ... Picked up his firstpostseason save 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 hispostseason debut in the Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1),allowing three runs and two hits ... Tossed 3.0 scoreless innings, scatteringtwo hits and striking out two versus Cal Poly (5/24) ... Suffered a loss versusUCLA (5/17), allowing five runs (only one earned) and five hits with fourstrikeouts in 3.2 innings of relief ... Tossed 1.0 scoreless innings with twostrikeouts versus Saint Mary's (5/13) ... Picked up a pair of saves atCalifornia (5/10 - 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 SO; 5/9 - 0.1 IP) ... Earned a victory in hisfirst and only collegiate start at USC (5/4 - Game 2), allowing just three runsand 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 in4.1 innings ... Earned his fifth save of the season with a perfect 1.0 inningsversus Arizona (4/26) to secure Stanford's 10-9 comeback win ... Picked up hisfourth save at Sacramento State (4/22), retiring all four batters he faced (1.1IP) with a pair of strikeouts ... Also retired all four batters he faced withone strikeout in his previous outing versus Oregon State (4/19) ... Earned hisfirst career victory at Washington State (4/5), allowing just one run and onehit on a solo homer with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings ... Allowed five runsand five hits in 4.0 innings of relief versus Washington (3/30) ... Struck out acareer-high six batters but took the loss at Arizona State (3/22), allowing tworuns (one earned) and two hits in 3.2 innings ... Pitched 0.2 innings, giving upjust a walk and striking out one versus California (3/8) ... Picked up saves inback-to-back outings, tossing 3.0 scoreless one-hit innings with four strikeoutsversus USC (3/2) and holding Texas (2/22 - Game 2) scoreless with threestrikeouts over the final 1.2 innings ... Tossed 3.2 scoreless innings ofone-hit relief and struck out two versus Nevada (2/17) ... Earned a save in hiscollegiate debut, pitching 3.1 scoreless one-hit innings with three strikeoutsversus Santa Clara (1/26).

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

2003 Season Notes: Has been one of the team's top pitchersin the 2003 postseason with a 2-1 record and a 1.54 ERA in three starts and 25.1innings pitched, allowing just five earned runs and striking out 15 ... Has a7-3 record, two saves, two complete games and a 4.44 ERA with 58 strikeouts in99.1 innings pitched and 24 appearances (14 starts) on the season ... Spent mostof the season in Stanford's starting rotation but was used primarily out ofthe bullpen late in the regular season before becoming the team's thirdstarter in both Regional and College World Series action ... Stanford won sevenstraight times he started (2/16 - 4/5, three wins, four no-decisions) ...Selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 23rd round of the 2003 MLBFirst-Year Player Draft with the 668th pick overall ... 2003 Individual GameHighlights: Pitched well in the first game of the CWS Championship Seriesbut took the loss, pitching a career-high 9.1 innings while scattering eighthits and four runs (three earned) ... Came up with his second postseason victoryin a CWS elimination game versus South Carolina (6/17) by limiting the Gamecocksto one run and six hits in 7.0 innings of work ... Also had an impressivepostseason performance as the starter versus Illinois-Chicago (5/30) in the NCAARegional opener, tossing a complete game with a career-high 10 strikeouts andallowing just two runs (one earned) and eight hits ... Earned the victory inStanford'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 outsix ... 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 atCalifornia (5/11) ... Earned a victory at California (5/10), recording a pair ofouts in the eighth inning before Stanford scored in the top of the ninth for a9-8 victory ... Retired the only batter he faced on a strikeout in a 3-0 win atSan Jose State (5/6) to earn his second save of the season ... Gave up five runsand six hits in his versus Arizona (4/27) and didn't make another start theremainder of the regular season ... Had an impressive relief outing atSacramento State (4/22), pitching 3.0 scoreless three-hit innings ... Took theloss against Oregon State (4/18), allowing five runs and seven hits in the first1.2 innings of an 8-7 Stanford loss ... Allowed four runs and nine hits in 4.1innings in a 12-5 win at Washington State (4/5) for no-decision ... Also pickedup no-decisions in a 10-6 comeback victory over Washington (3/29), scattering aseason-high 11 hits and giving up four runs in the first 6.0 innings and in a9-8 11-inning victory at Arizona State (3/23) despite leaving the game with an8-3 lead in the bottom of the eighth after scattering nine hits and three runsover the first 7.0 plus innings ... Recorded a victory versus California (3/8),scattering three runs and seven hits with six strikeouts over the first 5.2innings 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 overthe 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 ofa game Stanford eventually won, 8-7 ... Tossed his first career complete gamewith a career-high-tying 9.0 innings and earned his first career victory as astarter in a 7-2 win over Fresno State (2/16), taking a shutout into the ninthinning and retiring 17 straight batters at one point ... Earned a no-decisionversus Florida State (2/9) in a 12-inning, 10-8 loss, scattering three runs andfour 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 eightruns (four earned) and seven hits with five strikeouts in 5.2 innings ... Madehis 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 toearn a save ... Cardinal Career: Spent the first three years of hiscareer primarily as a reliever, making 68 of his 69 appearances prior to thisseason out of the bullpen ... Has a 14-7 all-time record with a 3.83 ERA ...Stanford's active career leader in appearances (93) and saves (13), rankingtied for sixth on the school's all-time list in saves ... Third on Stanford'sactive career list in wins (14), starts (15), innings pitched (204.1) andstrikeouts (136) ... Has been tremendous during the postseason in his careerwith a 2-1 record and a 1.54 ERA in 42.0 innings, allowing just seven earnedruns and 30 hits ... Also is 1-1 with a 2.20 ERA in seven career CWS appearances(two starts) and 26.1 innings.


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#19 - David O'Hagan (B/R, 6-1, 195, Jr.)

2003 Season Notes: Leads the team with 26 appearances andall Stanford relievers with seven wins, while ranking tied for second with threesaves ... Has a 7-1 record and a 5.10 ERA with 43 strikeouts in 47.2 innings ...2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had the most memorable performance ofhis career and earned a victory in the CWS Bracket One final 7-5 win in 10innings over Cal State Fullerton, holding the Titans scoreless over the final4.1 innings, while scattering three hits and striking out four ... Made hisCollege World Series debut by throwing 1.2 innings and recording the team'sfinal five outs without giving up an earned run (one unearned run and one hit)and striking out two in a CWS elimination game versus South Carolina (6/17) ...Made his postseason debut in the Regional championship game (5/30) by retiringthe only batter he faced in the seventh inning ... Touched for a pair of runsand 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 atCalifornia (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 1.2innings ... 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 versusOregon 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 withfour strikeouts over the final 3.0 innings ... Picked up his third win of theseason versus Washington (3/29), scattering two runs (one earned) and two hitsin 2.0 innings ... Used twice in each of Stanford's previous two series atArizona State (3/22 - 3/24) and versus California (3/7 - 3/9) ... Credited withthe 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 Stanfordvictory ... Earned the second save of his career with 3.0 scoreless one-hitinnings in the series finale versus California (3/9) ... Picked up his firstcollegiate victory with an impressive relief appearance versus Fresno State(2/15), holding the Bulldogs scoreless on one hit over a career-high 4.1innings, the longest relief outing by a Stanford pitcher this season ... Struckout a career-high eight versus Florida State (2/9) but suffered the loss bygiving up two runs in the top of the 12th inning after retiring the first 10batters he faced after coming into relief in the ninth inning ... Pitched 0.2hitless innings at Cal State Fullerton (1/31) ... Cardinal Career: Has a7-1 record, a 5.10 ERA and three saves in 35 appearances (all out of thebullpen), striking out 51 in 60.0 innings.


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#16 - Billy Paganetti (R/R, 6-4, 225, So.)

2003 Season Notes: Has not pitched in the postseason ... Hasan 0-1 record and a 3.68 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 14.2 innings and eightappearances (all in relief) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Tossed1.0 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 atSan 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 ofhis collegiate career versus USF (4/1) despite striking out a career-high sixbatters, including five in a row during one stretch, while allowing two runs(one earned) and two hits ... Struck out the only batter he faced versusWashington (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.


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#28 - Kodiak Quick (R/R, 6-1, 205, Fr.)

2003 Season Notes: Second on the team in appearances (25)and tied for second in saves (3) ... Has a 2-0 record and a 4.25 ERA with 34strikeouts in 36.0 innings pitched ... Has not allowed been charged with a runin nine of his last 10 appearances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Recordedone out in the 10th inning of first game of the CWS Championship Series versusRice (6/21) before making a throwing error that allowed the game-winning run toscore ... Made his postseason and College World Series debut by pitching 1.0scoreless innings versus South Carolina (6/13) in the CWS opener ... Pitched 2.0scoreless innings with a strikeout versus Cal Poly (5/25), one day afterpitching 1.0 scoreless innings against Cal Poly (5/24) ... Tossed 1.0 scorelessinnings versus Saint Mary's (5/13) ... Recorded an out without giving up a runat California (5/11) ... Pitched a career-high 3.2 scoreless innings, scatteringtwo hits and striking out three to earn a win at California (5/9) ... Tossed 1.2scoreless innings at San Jose State (5/6) ... Gave up three runs and three hitsin 1.1 innings versus Arizona (4/26) ... Made the first start of his collegiatecareer at Sacramento State (4/22), pitching 3.0 scoreless innings and allowingjust two hits with a career-high-tying four strikeouts ... Allowed one run andone 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 strikeoutsat Washington State (4/7) ... Recorded his first career victory with 2.0scoreless innings and two strikeouts versus Washington (3/30) ... Picked up hisback-to-back saves versus Washington (3/29 - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) and at ArizonaState (3/23), working out of a one-out bases loaded jam in the bottom of the10th inning versus the Sun Devils ... Recorded his first collegiate save versusCalifornia (3/8), striking out a career-high four in 2.0 perfect innings ... Hadan impressive relief appearance versus Nevada (2/17), scattering four hits and arun with three strikeouts in 2.2 innings ... Struck out the only batter he facedversus Fresno State (2/15) to get the Cardinal out of a bases loaded seventhinning jam.

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#21 - Mark Romanczuk (L/L, 6-1, 190, Fr.) ... 12-1, 3.72, 2 SV,111.1 IP, 79 SO

National Freshman Of The Year/Freshman All-American/All-Pac-10

2003 Season Notes: Has earned National Freshman of the Year(Collegiate Baseball) and All-Pac-10 honors ... Suffered his firstcollegiate loss versus Cal State Fullerton (6/15) to end his attempt to becomeonly the second pitcher in Stanford history to post an unbeaten season witheight or more decisions as Sandy Vance (11-0 in 1967) remains the only pitcherin Stanford history to have accomplished that feat ... Currently has a 12-1record and a 3.72 ERA (#4 Pac-10), co-leading the Pac-10 in victories along withteammate 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 111.1 innings (#3T Pac-10) ... Has ninewins, five no-decisions and one loss in his 15 starts, 13 of which have beenStanford victories, in addition to three wins out of the bullpen ... NamedPac-10 Pitcher of the Week three times (4/1, 4/20, 5/4) ... 2003 IndividualGame Highlights: Allowed one run in 1.1 innings in the CWS Bracket One finalversus Cal State Fullerton (6/19) in his first appearance out of the bullpensince February 22 ... Suffered his first collegiate loss by allowing six runsand 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 BeachState (6/7), scattering 10 hits and two runs without walking a batter in 8.1innings ... Picked up his first career postseason win in a 19-6 victory overRichmond in the championship game of the Regional (6/1), scattering three runsand 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 versusCal Poly (5/24) ... Scattered four runs and seven hits over the first 8.1innings versus UCLA (5/17), leaving the game with a two-run lead in the top ofthe ninth before the Bruins scored twice to send the game into extra innings andeventually won 9-5 in 12 innings ... Taken off the hook in the ninth inning of a6-4 comeback victory at California (5/10), allowing four runs (three earned) andsix hits in 7.1 innings ... Tossed a complete-game three-hitter with fivestrikeouts for his ninth victory at USC (5/4 - Game 1) to earn Pac-10 Pitcher ofthe Week honors (5/5) ... Allowed four runs and six hits over 5.0 innings withthree strikeouts for a no-decision versus Arizona (4/26) in a game Stanford cameback to win, 10-9 ... Impressive versus Oregon State (4/19), earning the victorywith 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 Stanfordpitchers in a 4-2 victory over San Jose State (4/15), striking out three andgiving up just one hit in 2.0 innings ... Took a no-decision and was taken offthe hook for the loss when Stanford rallied for two ninth inning runs in a gamethe 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-decisionstart 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 arubber game of a three-game set, giving up just five hits and two runs with fivestrikeouts ... Picked up a win versus California (3/9), scattering six hits andtwo runs with seven strikeouts over the first 6.0 innings ... Made his firstcollegiate start versus USC (3/2), earning the victory after scattering fourruns and seven hits with four strikeouts over the first 6.0 innings ... Pickedup a win at Texas (2/22 - Game 2) despite allowing four runs and five hits in3.0 innings of relief work ... Earned a win with 1.1 scoreless one-hit inningsand two strikeouts versus Nevada (2/17) ... Picked up back-to-back saves in thefirst two games of the Fresno State series (2/14, 2/15), combining to throw 3.0scoreless innings, striking out two and allowing just one hit ... Pitched 3.0hitless innings with four strikeouts versus Florida State (2/7) to earn hisfirst collegiate win ... Made his collegiate debut at Cal State Fullerton (2/2)out of the bullpen, striking out four and allowing just one hit in 2.1 innings.

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