Mark Romanczuk Named Pac-10 Pitcher Of The Week

March 10, 2004

Walnut Creek, Calif. - Stanford sophomore left-handed pitcher Mark Romanczuk (Newark, DE/St. Mark's HS) earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors for the period ending March 7, marking the fourth time in his career he has earned the honor. His selection also marks the 65th time a Stanford player has been chosen for the honor.

Romanczuk pitched 7.0 a season-high-tying scoreless innings in Stanford's series-opening 10-2 win at USC on Friday, March 5, striking out seven and scattering seven hits.

Romanczuk improved to 4-1 on the season and has a 3.31 ERA with team-highs in both strikeouts (36) and innings pitched (35.1). Romanczuk has won three of his last four starts with one no-decision.

Romanczuk had previously been named Pac-10 Player of the Week three times in his 2003 rookie collegiate campaign on April 1, April 21 and May 5.

The last Stanford player to win a weekly Pac-10 honor was Jonny Ash's Player of the Week selection on May 12, 2003.

Stanford has been the nation's No. 1 team in the Baseball America poll for three consecutive weeks. The Cardinal, who has finished second at the College World Series in three of the last four years and made a school record five consecutive trips to Omaha, is off to a 15-3 start this season.

Stanford is currently in the midst of a 15-day break for finals and will resume action at Saint Mary's on Tuesday, March 23 (2 pm, PT). Stanford will next return to Sunken Diamond when the Cardinal hosts Cal Poly in a three-game series Friday-Sunday, March 26-28 (6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT). Tickets are available for all 2004 regular season Stanford Baseball home games online at gostanford.com or by calling 1-800-STANFORD.

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