Pac-10 Title On The Line Versus No. 16 Arizona State Friday-Sunday

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May 26, 2004


No. 16 Arizona State (39-14, 12-9 Pac-10)
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No. 2 Stanford (42-11, 14-7 Pac-10)

Friday, May 28, 6 pm, PDT
RHP Jeff Mousser (6-3, 3.57) vs. LHP Mark Romanczuk (10-2, 4.32)

Saturday, May 29, 1 pm, PDT
RHP Jason Urquidez (11-2, 2.90) vs. RHP Jeff Gilmore (8-2, 4.61)

Sunday, May 30, 1 pm, PDT
TBA vs. TBA

MEDIA COVERAGE
Gametracker: Friday | Saturday | Sunday
Live Audio: All Games
All three games of the Stanford-Arizona State baseball series are scheduled to be broadcast on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com with Sam Stefanki and Michael Etchepare on the microphone ... A Gametracker with live stats for all three games will also be available from a link at gostanford.com.

PROMOTIONS
Friday, May 28 - 6th Annual Town & Country Village Fireworks Show (after the game)
Sunday, May 30 - Senior Day/Fan Appreciation Day

QUICK TEAM NOTES
No. 2 Stanford (42-11, 14-7 Pac-10) closes out its regular season with a three-game set versus Arizona State (39-14, 12-9 Pac-10) this Friday-Sunday, May 28-30 (6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PDT). The Cardinal, currently in first-place in the Pac-10 by one-half game over Washington (15-9 Pac-10), as well as 2.0 games ahead of both Arizona State and UCLA (12-9 Pac-10), needs one victory in the series for a share of the conference title and can wrap up its second consecutive outright league championship by taking at least two-of-three over the Sun Devils. Stanford could still finish as low as fourth if the Cardinal are swept by Arizona State and Oregon State sweeps UCLA. Stanford's current No. 2 ranking in the latest of all four major college baseball national polls released on Monday, May 24 (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA and Sports Weekly/ESPN) is down one place after the Cardinal was 3-2 in five games last week. Stanford has spent a total of four weeks (March 22-29, May 3, May 17) as the nation's unanimous No. 1 squad this season and has been on top of the Baseball America poll nine weeks (February 23 - April 5, May 3, May 17). Stanford took two-of-three games in its most recent series versus USC (May 21-23; L, 3-9; W, 5-4; W, 8-2) after losing its two previous series at Washington (May 7-9; L, 2-3, 10 inn.; W, 7-2; L, 2-9) and at Arizona (May 15-17; W, 11-9; L, 18-19; L, 2-11). The first loss in the USC series did snap a 16-game Cardinal home win streak and was only Stanford's second loss of the season at Sunken Diamond, where the Cardinal is 25-2 this year and has won 34 of its last 36 overall. Stanford struggled to a 5-7 record in its final 12 regular season road games but still finished with a 17-9 regular season road mark. Stanford has come from behind in 18 of its 42 wins this year. Stanford is 6-3 this season against ranked teams and 2-1 in extra-inning contests. Stanford has been errorless in 21 of its first 53 games and is 18-3 in those contests. Stanford has won by three or more runs in 33 of its 42 victories and is 23-3 in games decided by five or more runs ... The Cardinal is just 3-5 in one-run games and had lost each of the last five one-run games it has been involved in before a 5-4 win over USC (May 22) in its most recent one-run contest. Stanford is leading the Pac-10 in pitching (4.29) and fielding percentage (.974, #13 NCAA), while ranking second behind Arizona State (.331) in hitting (.328, #8 NCAA). Stanford is averaging 8.6 runs per contest (#9 NCAA) and has posted double-digit runs in 22 games this year but none in the last five contests and only twice in the last 12 games with the two five-game non-double-digit scoring stretches during the last 12 games tying for the longest by the team this year. Stanford's 42-11 record gives the Cardinal a .792 winning percentage that ranks tied for fifth in the nation. The Cardinal has also reached double digits in hits on 40 occasions. Stanford has hit 84 homers to lead the Pac-10 and has a legitimate chance to break the school record of 102 hit by the 1997 club but has been homerless for a season-long five consecutive contests (5/17 - 5/23). Stanford is looking to extend its school record string of consecutive appearances at the College World Series to six. Stanford has already extended its school record string of 40-win seasons to 10 and is looking for its fourth 50-win campaign in the last five years ... Stanford has captured 11 Pac-10 titles in the last 21 years and finished either first or second in the conference 21 times in last 23 seasons.

QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
National Player of the Year candidate Jed Lowrie leads the Cardinal in most offensive categories - batting average (.413, #1 Pac-10, #18 NCAA), runs scored (64, #2 Pac-10, #20 NCAA), doubles (18, #3 Pac-10), triples (4, co-team leader, #5T Pac-10), home runs (16, #1 Pac-10, #30T NCAA), RBI (65, #1 Pac-10, #29 NCAA), extra-base hits (38), total bases (159, #1 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.772, #1 Pac-10, #9 NCAA), bases on balls (42, #2 Pac-10), on-base percentage (.512, #2 Pac-10) and multiple-RBI games (19). Lowrie also ranks second on the club in hits (85, #3 Pac-10). Danny Putnam leads the team in hits (86, #2 Pac-10) and ranks second on the squad in batting average (.389, #3 Pac-10). Putnam has a current career-high 13-game hit streak (5/2 - 5/23; .462, 24-52, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 1 SB) that began with eight consecutive multiple-hit games and has hit safely in 25 of his last 26 games overall (4/8 - 5/23; .442, 46-104, 8 HR, 29 RBI, 4 SB). Putnam also leads the squad in multiple-hit games (28) with 16 in his last 24 contests, while ranking second on the club in homers (14, #2 Pac-10) and tied third in RBI (51, #5T Pac-10). Jonny Ash, who ranks third on the team overall with a .382 batting average, returned to the lineup for the first time after missing 15 games due to an injury in the series-opener versus USC on May 21 and went 6-for-13 (.462) with two doubles, a triple, four RBI, four runs scored, one walk and one hit by pitch to go with a .769 slugging percentage and a .533 on-base percentage in the series to earn his second career Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on May 25 for the period between May 17-23. Brian Hall is fourth on the club with a .357 mark but has struggled with just six hits in his last 33 at bats (.182) although he was 2-for-5 in his most recent game versus USC (May 23). Hall paces the club in stolen bases (12, #5T Pac-10) and co-leads the team in triples (4, #5T Pac-10), while ranking second in doubles (12) and tied for third in RBI (51, #4T Pac-10), as well as fifth in homers (9). John Mayberry, Jr. is second on the team in stolen bases (9) and RBI (52, #4 Pac-10), as well as third in homers (13, #3T Pac-10) and fifth in batting average (.339). John Hester (.333, 7 RBI, 2 SB), Ryan Seawell (.324, 7 RBI, 1 SB) and Donny Lucy (.317, 11 HR, 43 RBI, 5 SB) are also hitting over .300. Chris Carter (.292, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 1 SB) is just below the .300 mark. Sam Fuld (.279, 3 HR, 28 RBI, 8 SB) is the all-time Stanford and Pac-10 leader for runs scored (262) and at bats (1044), while ranking second in hits (350) behind former Stanford player John Gall (368, 1997-2000) on the all-time Stanford and Pac-10 hit lists. Fuld also ranks among Stanford's career leaders in games played (253, #2), triples (16, #3T) and doubles (58, #6T). Mark Romanczuk (10-2) co-leads the team and ranks tied for second in the Pac-10 with 10 wins (#17 NCAA), while placing seventh on Stanford's all-time won-loss percentage list (22-4, .880). David O'Hagan is 6-1 with a team-high six saves, while leading the team and the Pac-10 in ERA (2.72) among pitchers that qualify with at least 1.0 inning pitched per team game played, as well as ranking fourth on Stanford's all-time won-loss percentage list with a 13-2 (.867) career record.


FRIDAY'S PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER
#21 - MarkRomanczuk (L/L, 6-2, 195, Fr.)
Updated MarkRomanczuk Bio


SATURDAY'S PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER
#18 - JeffGilmore (R/R, 6-2, 200, So.)
Updated JeffGilmore Bio


SUNDAY'S PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER
TBA


STANFORD-ARIZONA STATE HISTORY

ALL-TIME SERIES
Stanford leads the all-time series over Arizona State by a slim 78-77 count. Last year, the Cardinal won two-of-three games at Arizona State in a hotly contested Pac-10 opening series that included a pair of extra-inning contests. Stanford dropped the first game of the series in 11 frames, 7-6, before rebounding for a 9-8 win in 10 innings and a 4-2 victory in the rubber game to win the series. Stanford has also won two-of-three in the previous two series versus Arizona State (May 10-12, 2002, at Stanford, CA; W, 5-3; L, 2-10; W, 3-1. March 30 - April 1, 2001, at Tempe, AZ; W, 6-2; W, 5-2; L, 5-6). Arizona State's last series victory over the Cardinal came from March 31 - April 2, 2000, in Tempe, when the Sun Devils took two-of-three (W, 5-1; L, 6-10; L, 6-11).


GAME REVIEWS

2003 VERSUS ARIZONA STATE
at Arizona State 7, Stanford 6 - 11 inn. (March 22, 2003) - Dennis Wyrick's two-out bases loaded RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning scored Dustin Pedroia with the game-winning run to lift Arizona State to a dramatic 7-6 victory over Stanford in a four-hour and twelve minute Pac-10 opener for both teams. Wyrick, who also had a key two-run triple in the sixth inning, finished the game 3-for-6 with three RBI. Stanford's Brian Hall (4-6, 3 RBI) tied a career-high with four hits, while John Mayberry, Jr. extended his hit streak to 15 games with a ninth inning triple. Arizona State reliever Ryan Schroyer picked up the victory with 3.0 scoreless innings to close out the game, while Stanford reliever Matt Manship suffered the loss despite striking out six in 3.2 innings. Travis Buck (3-4, 2 RBI, SB) also had three hits for the Sun Devils, while Pedroia (2-4) and Rod Allen (2-4) added two hits each. Tobin Swope (2-4, RBI, SB) and Jed Lowrie (2-5, RBI) had two hits each for Stanford.

Stanford 9, at Arizona State 8 - 10 inn. (March 23, 2003) - Sam Fuld (4-6, 2 2B, 2 RBI) singled home pinch-runner Donny Lucy in the top of the 10th inning to help Stanford hold off Arizona State by a score of 9-8 in the second extra-inning game in as many days between the teams. Stanford had led 8-1 before Arizona State forced extra innings by scoring seven runs in the eighth and ninth innings, the final three coming on a two-out homer by Andre Ethier in the bottom of the ninth. Tobin Swope (2-4, RBI, SB), John Mayberry, Jr. (2-5, RBI) and Brian Hall (2-6, 3 RBI, 2 SB) added two hits each for the Cardinal. Arizona State had four players with three hits each in Ethier (3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI), Dennis Wyrick (3-4, 2B, RBI), West (3-5, 2B) and Pedroia (3-6, 2B, RBI). David O'Hagan was credited with the victory, while Kodiak Quick worked out of a one-out bases loaded jam in the bottom of the 10th inning to record his second save. Arizona State reliever Ryan Schroyer suffered his first loss of the season.

Stanford 4, at Arizona State 2 (March 24, 2003) - Ryan Garko (4-4, HR, 3 RBI) and Sam Fuld (4-5, 2 3B, RBI) had four hits each to lift Stanford to a key 4-2 victory over Arizona State in the rubber game of a three-game series. Garko blasted a key two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie one inning after Fuld had driven home the tying run with a two-out triple off the right field wall. Mark Romanczuk pitched the first complete game of his career to earn the victory, giving up just five hits and two runs while striking out five. Tobin Swope (2-4, 2B) added a pair of hits for the Cardinal, while the Sun Devils did not have a player with more than one hit. Arizona State reliever Mark Sopko suffered the loss without recording an out.

LAST WEEK
at Stanford 3, San Francisco 1 (May 18, 2004) - Stanford extended its school record string of consecutive 40-win seasons to 10 and its home win streak to 16 with a 3-1 victory over San Francisco to snap a two-game losing skid. Four Stanford pitchers limited the Dons to one run and four hits with starter Greg Reynolds earning the victory and Matt Manship picking up the save. John Hester was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base to lead the Cardinal offense. Jed Lowrie (2-2, SB) and Chris Lewis (2-3) also had two-hit games. Armand Gaerlan (2-4) had half of the Dons' four hits to extend his school record hit streak to 24 games and also scored the team's only run. San Francisco starter Scott Cousins suffered the loss in his first collegiate start. The Cardinal finished the mid-week portion of its regular season schedule with a perfect 9-0 record in those games.

USC 9, at Stanford 3 (May 21, 2004) - Stanford had its 16-game home win streak snapped and lost just its second home game of the season, falling to USC (23-28, 9-10 Pac-10) by a score of 9-3. Ian Kennedy (7-2) picked up the victory, spreading out seven hits and two runs with two walks and six strikeouts over the first 6.0 innings. USC relievers Michael Friedman (0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 SO) and Clayton Wentworth (2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 SO) held onto the lead for the Trojans. Jon Brewster (3-5, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI) and Billy Hart (3-5, 2 RBI) led the 14-hit USC offensive attack with three hits each, while Joey Metropoulos (2-5, HR, 2 RBI) and Cyle Hankerd (2-4, 2B) picked up two hits apiece. Jed Lowrie (3-4, 2 RBI) and Jonny Ash (3-5, 2 2B) had three hits each for the Cardinal, while Sam Fuld (2-4) added two hits and Danny Putnam had a fifth inning single to extend his hit streak to 11 in a row. Stanford starter Mark Romanczuk suffered the loss, allowing seven runs on 10 hits and a pair of walks with four strikeouts.

at Stanford 5, USC 4 (May 22, 2004) - Stanford scored twice on a dramatic play in the bottom of the eighth inning to earn a 5-4 comeback win over USC and even a three-game Pac-10 series. Pinch-hitter John Hester doubled with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning and Sam Fuld grounded a single up the middle to score pinch-runner Chris Lewis with the tying run. Fuld came all the way around to score on the play when the ball rolled past USC centerfielder Daniel Perales as he was trying to come up with the ball for a possible play at the plate on Lewis. Danny Putnam (2-4, 3B, RBI) extended his hit streak to a career-high-tying 12 games in the contest as he hit safely for the 24th time in his last 25 games, while Fuld (2-5, RBI) also had a pair of hits. Billy Hart (2-3, RBI) was the only USC player with more than one hit. David O'Hagan was credited with the victory when he rebounded to pitch a scoreless ninth after USC had plated a pair of unearned runs with him in the game in the top of the eighth to take a 4-3 lead. Michael Friedman suffered his first loss of the season for the Trojans, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits with one strikeout in 0.2 innings of relief.

at Stanford 8, USC 2 (May 23, 2004) - Stanford moved back into first-place in the Pac-10 with an 8-2 win over USC in the rubber game of a three-game conference series. Jonny Ash (3-4, 3B, 4 RBI) had three hits and tied a career-high with four RBI to lead Stanford's 12-hit attack, while Matt Leva picked up the victory with 4.0 hitless innings of work as the Cardinal starter in a predetermined pitching rotation. Leva retired 12 of the 13 batters he faced. Michael Moon (2-5) was the only USC player with more than one hit. USC starter Josh Rummonds took the loss, allowing five runs on seven hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over the fist 5.0 innings.


NOTEBOOK

STANFORD LEADS PAC-10 STANDINGS HEADING INTO FINAL WEEK
Stanford jumped back into first-place in the Pac-10 standings when the Cardinal took two-of-three from USC (May 21-23) as former first-place Washington dropped two-of-three to UCLA. Stanford, which had lost its previous two series in back-to-back fashion at Washington (May 7-9) and at Arizona (May 16-18), can gain its second straight outright Pac-10 title by winning at least two of its three games in a series with Arizona State from May 28-30. The Cardinal will gain at least a share of the Pac-10 title with one victory in the series. Stanford's 14-7 record in Pac-10 action leads Washington (15-9 Pac-10) by a half-game. UCLA and Arizona State both have 11-8 league marks and are tied for third, while Arizona sits in fifth at 10-11. USC and Oregon State are tied for sixth at 9-12, followed by California (8-13) and Washington State (7-14).

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2004 POSTSEASON
Stanford is looking forward to making its 11th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2004 and the 25th in school history. Stanford needs to win two-of-three games versus Arizona State this Friday-Sunday to win the Pac-10's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament or receive one of the remaining at-large bids. The 16 NCAA Regional sites will be announced on Sunday, May 30 (12:10 pm, PDT) live on ESPN. The entire field for the 64-team NCAA Tournament will be announced live on ESPN2 on Monday, May 31 (9:00 am, PDT). The Regionals run from Friday-Sunday, June 4-6 at the 16 sites. Eight NCAA Super Regional sites will be announced live on ESPN during a SportsCenter broadcast on Sunday, June 6 (8 pm, PDT). The Super Regionals will be conducted from Friday-Monday, June 11-14. The game times for the 2004 College World Series will be announced on Monday, June 14 (5 pm, PDT). The College World Series takes place from Friday-Sunday, June 18-28, in Omaha, Nebraska.

STANFORD FALLS ONE SPOT TO NO. 2 IN ALL FOUR NATIONAL POLLS
Stanford fell one spot from the top to No. 2 in the latest of all four of the major national collegiate baseball polls -- Baseball America's, Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA, Sports Weekly/ESPN released Monday, May 24. Stanford has been the nation's unanimous No. 1 team for a total of four weeks (March 22-29, May 3, May 17) this season and the No. 1 team in the Baseball America poll for a total of nine weeks (February 23 - April 5, May 3, May 17). Stanford has been ranked No. 1 at some point in the season for seven of the last eight campaigns. The Cardinal had a string of six consecutive seasons (1997-2002) with a top ranking going but never reached the top of the Baseball America poll in 2003. However, Stanford did finish the 2003 season ranked second in all four polls.

ANOTHER 40 WIN SEASON, EIGHT WINS FROM 50
Stanford has extended its school record string of 40-win seasons to 10 with its current 42-11 record as the 2004 Cardinal became the third fastest team to reach the 40-win mark by going 40-10 in its first 50 games. The 1990 team that set the school record with 59 wins is the fastest Stanford team to reach the 40-win mark (40-7 in its first 47 contests), while the 1998 club was 40-9-1 after 50 games. The last time Stanford didn't win 40 games was when the club finished 27-28 in 1993. Stanford is also shooting for its fifth 50-win campaign in the last six seasons to run its total number of 50-win campaigns in school history to six. The Cardinal won a school record 59 contests in 1990. The 1987 CWS championship squad posted 53 victories, while the 2001 and 2003 teams picked up 51 wins. The Cardinal won an even 50 games in 1999 and 2000.

ANOTHER WINNING SEASON
Stanford's 42 wins already assure the Cardinal of a winning season for the 11th straight year, the 39th time in the last 40 seasons and the 56th time in the last 58 campaigns. The only two seasons the Cardinal has not won more games than it has lost in the last 58 years were in 1964 (20-24) and 1993 (27-28).

TOP OF THE PAC
Stanford has won 19 conference championships and 17 Pac-10 crowns in school history (includes Southern Division and shared titles). The Cardinal won its most recent Pac-10 crown in 2003 when the club finished with an 18-6 conference mark. Stanford had finished second in the league standings behind two-time defending conference champion USC in 2001 and 2002 prior to its previous Pac-10 title when it shared the championship with Arizona State and UCLA in 2000. Stanford has been among the top two in the conference standings (includes Pac-10 Southern Division) for 10 straight seasons and 21 times in the last 23 years. Stanford needs just one win in its final three games of the regular season versus Arizona State (May 28-30) to pick up a share of the Pac-10 title, while at least two victories will give the Cardinal an outright Pac-10 championship. Stanford was picked as the favorite in the 2004 Preseason Pac-10 Coaches Poll, notching seven first-place votes. Arizona State and Arizona each garnered one first-place vote, while finishing second and third in the poll. USC, Washington, California, UCLA, Oregon State and Washington State rounded out the poll.

STANFORD AVOIDS THIRD STRAIGHT SERIES LOSS
Stanford won the final two games of its most recent series versus USC (May 21-23) to avoid losing three consecutive series for the first time since losing two-of-three in three consecutive 1995 series at Cal State Fullerton (February 3-5), versus Fresno State (February 10-12) and versus Santa Clara (February 18-20). Stanford also avoided dropping three straight Pac-10 series for the first time since losing two-of-three in three straight series in 1993 at Arizona State (April 30 - May 2), versus California (May 7-9) and versus UCLA (May 21-23). Prior to losing consecutive series by dropping two-of-three games at Washington (May 7-9) and at Arizona (May 15-17), Stanford had won its first 11 three-game series of 2004 and had built a regular season three-game series win streak of 15 (Stanford did split a two-game series with Sacramento State from April 23-24, 2004). Stanford has won 24 of its last 27 regular season three-game series overall, including nine straight at home.

LOWRIE LOOKING FOR NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR HONORS
Jed Lowrie has become a legitimate candidate for National Player of the Year honors. Lowrie appears on a the Baseball America Player of the Year Watch List and had appeared on the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Watch List before the five finalists were named on May 25. Lowrie is also one of 30 national semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, given annually by the NCBWA to the top player in college baseball. Lowrie leads the Cardinal in most offensive categories - batting average (.413, #1 Pac-10, #18 NCAA), runs scored (64, #2 Pac-10, #20 NCAA), doubles (18, #3 Pac-10), triples (4, co-team leader, #5T Pac-10), home runs (16, #1 Pac-10, #30T NCAA), RBI (65, #1 Pac-10, #29 NCAA), extra-base hits (38), total bases (159, #1 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.772, #1 Pac-10, #9 NCAA), bases on balls (42, #2 Pac-10), on-base percentage (.512, #2 Pac-10) and multiple-RBI games (19). Lowrie also ranks second on the club in hits (85, #3 Pac-10), while stealing six bases. Defensively, he has made just eight errors in his 246 defensive chances for a .967 fielding percentage while starting all 53 games at either second base (45) or shortstop (8). Lowrie earned NCBWA Co-Hitter of the Week honors on March 2.

ROMANCZUK ESTABLISHING HIMSELF AS ONE OF NATION'S TOP PITCHERS
Mark Romanczuk, who appears on the Roger Clemens Award Watch list for the nation's top pitcher, leads the team in wins (10-2, #2 Pac-10), strikeouts (86, #7 Pac-10) and innings pitched (98.0, #5 Pac-10), while posting a 4.32 ERA that is the best among Cardinal starters. Romanczuk has a 22-4 all-time record at Stanford for an .846 won-loss percentage that ranks seventh on Stanford's all-time list. Romanczuk picked up Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors for the fourth time in his career and the first time this season on March 9.

ASH, HALL, LUCY, MAYBERRY, O'HAGAN AND PUTNAM ALSO IN LINE FOR ALL-AMERICAN RECOGNITION
Jonny Ash, Brian Hall, Donny Lucy, John Mayberry, Jr., David O'Hagan and Danny Putnam look to be next in line for All-American recognition. Ash, who ranks third on the team overall with a .382 batting average, returned to the lineup for the first time after missing 15 games due to an injury in the series-opener versus USC on May 21 and went 6-for-13 (.462) with two doubles, a triple, four RBI, four runs scored, one walk and one hit by pitch to go with a .769 slugging percentage and a .533 on-base percentage in the series to earn his second career Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on May 25 for the period between May 17-23. Hall is fourth on the club with a .357 mark, while pacing the club in stolen bases (12, #5T Pac-10) and co-leading the team in triples (4, #5T Pac-10), ranking second in doubles (12) and tied for third in RBI (51, #4T Pac-10), as well as fifth in homers (9). Lucy has some of the best numbers among the nation's catchers, hitting .317 with 11 homers, 43 RBI and five stolen bases (.317, 11 HR, 43 RBI, 5 SB). Mayberry is second on the team in stolen bases (9) and RBI (52, #4 Pac-10), as well as third in homers (13, #3T Pac-10) and fifth in batting average (.339). O'Hagan is 6-1 with a team-high six saves, while leading the team and the Pac-10 in ERA (2.72) among pitchers that qualify with at least 1.0 inning pitched per team game played, as well as ranking fourth on Stanford's all-time won-loss percentage list with a 13-2 (.867) career record. O'Hagan has also struck out 53 batters in 53.0 innings and leads the Pac-10 with an opponents' batting average of just .190. Putnam leads the team in hits (86, #2 Pac-10) and ranks second in batting average (.389, #3 Pac-10). Putnam has a current career-high 13-game hit streak (5/2 - 5/23; .462, 24-52, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 1 SB) that began with eight consecutive multiple-hit games and has hit safely in 25 of his last 26 games overall (4/8 - 5/23; .442, 46-104, 8 HR, 29 RBI, 4 SB). Putnam also leads the squad in multiple-hit games (28) with 16 in his last 24 contests, while ranking second on the club in homers (14, #2 Pac-10) and tied third in RBI (51, #5T Pac-10).

FULD ON SEVERAL ALL-TIME STANFORD LISTS
Sam Fuld has become the all-time Stanford and Pac-10 leader in runs scored (262) and at bats (1044), while also ranking second on Stanford's all-time hit (350) as he is now within 18 hits of all-time Stanford and Pac-10 hit leader John Gall (368, 1997-2000). He is also among Stanford's all-time leaders in games played (253, #2), triples (16, #3T) and doubles (58, #6T), while posting a career .335 batting average.

SAMMY'S STREAKS
Sam Fuld has played in 246 consecutive Stanford games and has not played in only two contests during his Cardinal career, both near the beginning of his 2001 freshman campaign (January 26, at Fresno State; February 10, Florida State). Fuld has also started 163 consecutive games for the Cardinal since the last time his name was not on the starting lineup card versus Texas on March 29, 2002.

O'HAGAN AND ROMANCZUK ON CAREER WON-LOSS PERCENTAGE LIST
David O'Hagan and Mark Romanczuk both rank on Stanford's career won-loss percentage list. O'Hagan is currently tied for fourth with his career 13-2 (.867) mark. O'Hagan didn't pick up his first decision until his junior season when he was 7-1 with three saves and a 4.89 ERA. This season, he has a 6-1 record, six saves and a 2.72 ERA (#1 Pac-10). O'Hagan has struck out 53 batters in 53.0 innings over a team co-leading 20 appearances out of the bullpen as opponents are hitting a Pac-10 low .190 against him. Romanczuk's all-time mark of 22-4 (.846) ranks him seventh on the all-time list. Romanczuk was 12-2 with a 4.01 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 112.1 innings as a freshman in 2003. This year, he is 10-2 with a 4.32 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 98.0 innings. He needs just three more wins to reach the school's all-time Top 10 list.

HALL, PUTNAM, ASH AND LOWRIE ABOVE .400 IN PAC-10 PLAY
Brian Hall, Danny Putnam, Jonny Ash and Jed Lowrie are all hitting above .400 in Pac-10 action. Hall is hitting .463 (38-82) with five homers, 24 RBI and five stolen bases to go with a .720 slugging percentage and a .516 on-base mark. Putnam is hitting .422 (35-83) with eight homers, 26 RBI and a pair of stolen bases to go with an .807 slugging percentage and a .520 on-base mark. Ash is hitting .408 (20-49) in just 12 Pac-10 games (missed nine due to an injury) with three homers and 13 RBI to go with a .673 slugging percentage and a .492 on-base mark. Lowrie is hitting .404 (36-89) with four homers, 19 RBI and two SB. He also has a .652 slugging percentage and a .490 on-base mark.

ASH NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jonny Ash earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on May 25 for the period from May 17-23, winning the honor for the first time this season and the second time in his career. Ash returned to the Cardinal lineup after missing 15 games due to an injury to help the Cardinal take two-of-three games versus USC (May 21-23) and move back into sole possession of first-place in the Pac-10. Ash was 6-for-13 (.462) with two doubles, a triple, four RBI, four runs scored, one walk and one hit by pitch to go with a .769 slugging percentage and a .533 on-base percentage in the series. He played a huge role in Stanford's 8-2 victory in Sunday's rubber game of the series, going 3-for-4 with a triple and a career-high-tying four RBI.

10 STUDENT-ATHLETE EARN PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS
A total of 10 Stanford student-athletes were selected on Pac-10 All-Academic teams for baseball. Chris Minaker (3.69 GPA, Undeclared) and Mark Romanczuk (3.53 GPA, Undeclared) were First Team selections. Matt Manship (3.48, Undeclared), David O'Hagan (3.13 GPA, Political Science) and Danny Putnam (3.26 GPA, Sociology) earned Second Team honors. Jonny Ash, Chris Carter, Sam Fuld, Jeff Gilmore and Brian Hall were Honorable Mention choices.

LUCY NAMED JOHNNY BENCH AWARD SEMIFINALIST
Donny Lucy has been named one of 15 national semifinalists for the 2004 Johnny Bench Award. Lucy is hitting .317 with 11 homers, 43 RBI and five stolen bases for the Cardinal, while starting 49 of the team's 53 games behind the plate. Lucy is the second Stanford player to be considered for the award. The three finalists will be selected on June 3 and the winner will be announced at the 7th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on June 30. Ryan Garko won the honor in 2003 and was a national semifinalist in 2002.

HOME SWEET HOME
Stanford has posted a 25-2 record at home this year and has won 34 of its last 36 contests at Sunken Diamond dating back to a nine-game home win streak to end the 2003 campaign. USC snapped Stanford's 16-game home win streak (February 22 - May 18, 2004; Texas, February 22; Cal Poly, March 26-28; Santa Clara, April 13; California, April 16-18; Saint Mary's, April 20; Sacramento State, April 23; Washington State, April 30 - May 2; San Jose State, April 4; Santa Clara, April 11; San Francisco, April 18) with a 9-3 victory over the Cardinal on May 21. Stanford also won 16 straight home games (May 18, 2003 - February 20, 2004) when the Cardinal won its first seven contests this season after last year's season-ending nine-game home win streak before current No. 1 Texas came up with a 9-6 victory over the Cardinal on February 21 to salvage one game of a three-game series. Stanford's school record home win streak is 27 from April 30, 1982 - April 15, 1983.

STANFORD JUST 5-7 IN LAST 12 REGULAR SEASON ROAD GAMES
Stanford struggled to a 5-7 record in its final 12 regular season road games of 2004. The Cardinal lost the final game of a three-game set at UCLA (April 4), won two-of-three at Oregon State (April 8-10), fell at Sacramento State (April 24) and won at Santa Clara (April 27) before dropping two-of-three in back-to-back series at Washington (May 7-9) and Arizona (May 15-17).

CARDINAL 65-15 IN LAST 80 GAMES OVERALL
Stanford has a 65-15 mark in its last 80 games overall. The Cardinal is 42-11 in 53 games this season after going 23-4 in its final 27 games last year.

MULTIPLE-HIT MADNESS
Stanford has seven players with at least 17 multiple-hit games this season. Danny Putnam has a team-high 28 multiple-hit contests, followed by Led Lowrie (25), Brian Hall (22), Jonny Ash (18), John Mayberry, Jr. (18) and Donny Lucy (17).

BACK-TO-BACK JACKS
Stanford has hit back-to-back home runs five times this season, including four times since April 10. John Mayberry, Jr. has been a part of the first four. Danny Putnam and Mayberry hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning at Fresno State (February 7). Mayberry and Donny Lucy then went back-to-back in the eighth inning at Oregon State (April 10). Jed Lowrie and Mayberry were next with back-to-back jacks in the first inning versus Sacramento State (April 23). Most recently, the Cardinal hit a pair of back-to-back homers as part of its season-high eight-homer game versus Washington State (May 2). Mayberry and Putnam hit them in the third inning, before Brian Hall and Chris Carter did it again in the sixth.

LOWRIE AND MAYBERRY SELECTED FOR 2004 NATIONAL TEAM TRIALS
Jed Lowrie and John Mayberry, Jr. have been named as two of 19 invitees to the 2004 USA Baseball National Team Trials to be held June 20-26 in Durham, North Carolina. The USA Baseball National Team will be selected from a pool of 36 players, of which an additional 17 have yet to be determined. The official 20-player team roster will be determined and announced on June 27. Stanford has produced 22 members of the USA National Baseball Team in the history of the squad, more than any other collegiate baseball program in the nation. Three current Stanford players - Sam Fuld (2001, '02), Mark Romanczuk (2003) and Danny Putnam (2003) - have participated with Team USA.

A CHANCE TO WIN
Stanford's pitching staff has given the Cardinal a chance to win all season, holding opponents to five or less runs in 37 of 53 games. The staff's best run was from April 9-24 when the staff held its opponents to five or fewer runs for a string of nine consecutive games.

DOUBLE YOUR FUN
Stanford has had double-digit hits in 40 of its 53 games this season, including six of its last eight contests. The Cardinal put together a string of 12 straight double-digit hit games at one point (at UCLA, April 2-4; at Oregon State, April 8-10; Santa Clara, April 13; California, April 16-18; Saint Mary's, April 20; Sacramento State, April 23) before being held to its second-lowest total of the year with just four in a 2-1 loss at Sacramento State (April 24). Stanford responded with double-digit hits in five consecutive contests (at Santa Clara, April 27; Washington State, April 30 - May 2; San Jose State, May 4) to close out a string of 17 multiple-hit games out of 18.

THE NEW NINE
Nine players have made their first appearances in a game for the Cardinal this season. Matt Leva has been the third starter in each of the last two weekend series at Arizona (May 17) and versus USC (May 23). Leva has a 5-1 record and a 3.91 ERA in 12 appearances and five starts, striking out 14 batters in 25.1 innings. Blake Holler (4-2, 4.47, 2 SV, 54.1 IP, 46 SO) made eight consecutive starts as a member of the rotation at one point. Jeff Stimpson has posted a 1-2 record with a save and a 4.78 ERA to go with 22 strikeouts in 31.2 innings. Jim Rapoport has played in 28 games with 12 starts, contributing a .241 batting average, one triple and nine RBI. Adam Sorgi has started 18 games and appeared in 29, hitting .214 with one double and five RBI. Ryan Seawell has 11 hits in his first 35 collegiate at bats for a .314 batting average in 19 games and six starts, while also contributing two doubles, seven RBI and a stolen base. Greg Reynolds is 4-1 with a 5.96 ERA in 25.2 innings over 10 appearances and five starts, including wins in his first collegiate appearance (March 23) and his first collegiate start (April 20) versus Saint Mary's, as well his first Pac-10 start versus Washington State (May 2). Ben Summerhays is hitting .167 with two hits in 12 at bats over 10 games played off the bench. Former student manager Cameron Matthews has played in eight games, scoring three runs and walking in his first career plate appearance versus Sacramento State (April 23).

COMEBACK CREW
Stanford has come from behind at some point in 18 of its 42 victories this season, including three games the Cardinal has trailed heading into the ninth frame. The most recent ninth-inning comeback came when the Cardinal scored a run in its final turn at bat at Santa Clara (April 27) to force extra innings before eventually winning 12-8 in 14 frames. Stanford has also come back to win games when trailing by three or more runs heading into the eighth inning on three occasions. Brian Hall provided one of the most dramatic moments of the season when his first career grandslam capped a seven-run Stanford ninth inning rally for a 10-6 victory over Kansas (February 15). Stanford trailed 7-3 at USC (March 6) before scoring four times in the top of the ninth inning to extend the game into extra innings and eventually taking home an 8-7 win in 13 frames. The Cardinal trailed 7-4 after seven innings at Oregon State (April 8) before scoring three runs in the eighth to tie the game and four more times in the ninth to win the contest.

WINNING BY A BUNCH
Despite having to come from behind in 18 of its 42 wins, 33 of the team's victories have come by three runs or more and the Cardinal is 23-3 in games decided by five or more runs. Stanford has outscored its opponents by a count of 454-251 count and is averaging 8.6 runs per contest, compared to just 4.7 for its opponents.

TOUGH ONES
Stanford's 42-11 record might be even a little better if the Cardinal could have mustered more success in close games. Stanford is just 3-5 in games decided by one run and had lost each of the last five one-run games it had played (April 2, at UCLA, 6-5. April 8, at Oregon State, 5-4. April 24, at Sacramento State, 2-1. May 7, at Washington, 3-2 - 10 innings. May 16, at Arizona, 19-18) before pulling out a 5-4 victory over USC in its most recent one-run affair on May 22. Stanford's other one-run win came in a pair of 8-7 wins versus Cal State Fullerton (January 31) and at USC (March 6 - 13 inn.).

ERRORLESS EFFORTS
Stanford has played errorless baseball in 21 of its first 53 games this season, including a string of five straight errorless games from January 31 - February 8; three in a row in a series at California (February 27-29); three straight against Cal Poly (March 28), San Jose State (March 30) and UCLA (April 2); a string of three in a row versus California (April 18), Saint Mary's (April 20) and Sacramento State (April 23); in the first and third games of a series against Washington State (April 30, May 2); against Santa Clara (May 11); at Arizona (May 16); and in back-to-back games versus San Francisco (May 18) and USC (May 21). Stanford is currently leading the Pac-10 with a .974 fielding percentage that would rank second on the school's all-time list, just three percentage points behind the school record .977 mark posted by the 2001 club.

OFFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford has averaged 8.6 runs per contest, while hitting .328 (#2 Pac-10) through its first 53 games. Stanford has been a little better in Pac-10 action, hitting .353 in 21 conference contests and averaging 8.7 runs per game. The team also has 44 of its 84 homers in its 21 conference games. National Player of the Year candidate Jed Lowrie leads the Cardinal in most offensive categories - batting average (.413, #1 Pac-10, #18 NCAA), runs scored (64, #2 Pac-10, #20 NCAA), doubles (18, #3 Pac-10), triples (4, co-team leader, #5T Pac-10), home runs (16, #1 Pac-10, #30T NCAA), RBI (65, #1 Pac-10, #29 NCAA), extra-base hits (38), total bases (159, #1 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.772, #1 Pac-10, #9 NCAA), bases on balls (42, #2 Pac-10), on-base percentage (.512, #2 Pac-10) and multiple-RBI games (19). Lowrie also ranks second on the club in hits (85, #3 Pac-10), while stealing six bases. Danny Putnam leads the team in hits (86, #2 Pac-10) and ranks second on the squad in batting average (.389, #3 Pac-10). Putnam has a current career-high 13-game hit streak (5/2 - 5/23; .462, 24-52, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 1 SB) that began with eight consecutive multiple-hit games and has hit safely in 25 of his last 26 games overall (4/8 - 5/23; .442, 46-104, 8 HR, 29 RBI, 4 SB). Putnam also leads the squad in multiple-hit games (28) with 16 in his last 24 contests, while ranking second on the club in homers (14, #2 Pac-10) and tied third in RBI (51, #5T Pac-10). Jonny Ash, who ranks third on the team overall with a .382 batting average, returned to the lineup for the first time after missing 15 games due to an injury in the series-opener versus USC on May 21 and went 6-for-13 (.462) with two doubles, a triple, four RBI, four runs scored, one walk and one hit by pitch to go with a .769 slugging percentage and a .533 on-base percentage in the series to earn his second career Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on May 25 for the period between May 17-23. Brian Hall is fourth on the club with a .357 mark but has struggled with just six hits in his last 33 at bats (.182) although he was 2-for-5 in his most recent game versus USC (May 23). Hall paces the club in stolen bases (12, #5T Pac-10) and co-leads the team in triples (4, #5T Pac-10), while ranking second in doubles (12) and tied for third in RBI (51, #4T Pac-10), as well as fifth in homers (9). John Mayberry, Jr. is second on the team in stolen bases (9) and RBI (52, #4 Pac-10), as well as third in homers (13, #3T Pac-10) and fifth in batting average (.339). John Hester (.333, 7 RBI, 2 SB), Ryan Seawell (.324, 7 RBI, 1 SB) and Donny Lucy (.317, 11 HR, 43 RBI, 5 SB) are also hitting over .300. Chris Carter (.292, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 1 SB) is just below the .300 mark. Sam Fuld (.279, 3 HR, 28 RBI, 8 SB) is the all-time Stanford and Pac-10 leader for runs scored (262) and at bats (1044), while ranking second in hits (350) behind former Stanford player John Gall (368, 1997-2000) on the all-time Stanford and Pac-10 hit lists. Fuld also ranks among Stanford's career leaders in games played (253, #2), triples (16, #3T) and doubles (58, #6T). Stanford has set season-highs with 18 runs scored at Santa Clara (March 23) and at Arizona, 21 hits versus Sacramento State (April 23), eight home runs versus Washington State (May 2) and five stolen bases at Sacramento State (April 24). Stanford has scored in double figures 22 times and has 10 or more hits in 40 of its first 53 games.

PITCHING REPORT
Stanford leads the Pac-10 with a 4.29 ERA and has allowed five or fewer runs in 37 of its 53 contests, including a nine-game streak (April 9-24). Mark Romanczuk (10-2) leads the team and ranks second in the Pac-10 with 10 wins (#17 NCAA), while also pacing the team in strikeouts (86, #7 Pac-10), innings pitched (98.0, #5 Pac-10) and games started (15, co team-leader, #4T Pac-10). Jeff Gilmore is second on the team with an 8-2 record and a 4.61 ERA, while co-leading the team with 15 games started, and ranking second in innings pitched (91.2, #7T Pac-10) and strikeouts (63, #10 Pac-10). David O'Hagan is third on the club in victories with a 6-1 mark and has a team-high six saves and a co team-leading 20 appearances, while pacing the team and the Pac-10 in ERA (2.72) among pitchers that qualify with at least 1.0 inning pitched per team game played. O'Hagan has also posted an opponents' batting average of just .190 that leads the team and the Pac-10, while striking out 53 batters in 53.0 innings. Matt Leva (5-1, 3.91, 25.1 IP, 14 SO) ranks fourth on the club in wins and has been the third starter in the rotation for each of the last two Pac-10 series at Arizona (May 17) and versus USC (May 23). Blake Holler (4-2, 4.47, 4. IP, 46 SO) and Greg Reynolds (4-1, 5.96) have contributed four wins each, while Jonny Dyer (1-0, 4.82), Drew Ehrlich (1-0, 3.65), Mark Jecmen (1-0, 5.40), Kodiak Quick (1-0, 3.15) and Jeff Stimpson (1-2, 4.55) have one each. Matt Manship has added three saves, while Holler has two. Dyer, Gilmore and Quick have one each.

DEFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford leads the Pac-10 with a .974 fielding percentage, which would rank second on the school's all-time list and just three percentage points behind the school record of .977 posted by the 2001 club. Stanford has played errorless baseball in 21 of its first 53 games. The Cardinal made just three errors in its first eight games as its fielding percentage reached as high as .991 after a five-game errorless string (January 31 - February 8). Stanford also played an errorless contest versus Kansas (2/14), as well as three straight errorless contests with a perfect defensive series at California (March 27-29), three more in consecutive games versus Cal Poly (March 28), San Jose State (March 30) and UCLA (April 2), three in a row against California (April 18), Saint Mary's (April 20) and Sacramento State (April 23), in the first and third games versus Washington State (April 30, May 2), versus Santa Clara (May 11), at Arizona (May 16), and in back-to-back contests against San Francisco (May 18) and USC (May 21). John Mayberry, Jr. leads the club with 448 putouts (#2 Pac-10) and has made just three errors in his team-high 469 defensive chances (#2 Pac-10) for a .994 fielding percentage. Mayberry also had a single-game team-high of 17 putouts at USC (3/6). Jed Lowrie has a team-high 154 assists (#4 Pac-10) and has made just eight errors in his first 246 defensive chances and 53 starts at either second base (45) or shortstop (8) for a .967 fielding percentage. Jonny Ash, Adam Sorgi and Lowrie have posted team-high-tying seven-assist games versus Cal State Fullerton (February 1), Cal Poly (March 27) and USC (May 23), respectively. Stanford has turned 42 double plays this season, including a season-high three at Fresno State (2/8), versus Kansas (2/15) and versus Texas (2/22).

2004 PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
Four Stanford players have earned 2004 Preseason All-American honors. Sam Fuld picked up a pair of First Team honors (Baseball America, NCBWA), as well as Second Team (Baseball America) and honorable mention (CollegeBaseballInsider.com). John Mayberry, Jr. earned Second Team recognition from Baseball America. Danny Putnam was a First Team selection by Baseball America and CollegeBaseballInsider.com, as well as Third Team NCBWA selection, while Mark Romanczuk was named a Third Team Preseason All-American by Baseball America and the NCBWA and received honorable mention recognition from CollegeBaseballInsider.com.

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STANFORD HEAD COACH MARKMARQUESS
One of the nation's premier collegiate coaches and the winningest coaching in Stanford Baseball history, Mark Marquess is in his 28th season at the helm of the Cardinal in 2004 with a 1186-562-5 (.678) record in 1753 career games, as well as even more impressive marks in the postseason (105-46, .695) and Pac-10 (476-301, .613). Marquess entered the 2004 season ranked 19th on the NCAA's all-time Division I victory list and 46th on the all-time winning percentage list for Division I coaches. For active coaches, he began the season ninth in victories and 15th in winning percentage. He became the 23rd coach in the history of NCAA Division I baseball to reach the 1000-win mark with a victory over Florida State on February 9, 2001. Just over two years later, he picked up win No. 1100 versus Nevada on February 17, 2003. He won his 100th career postseason game in Stanford's NCAA Super Regional clinching victory over Long Beach State (6/7/03). The 1969 Stanford graduate has led the Cardinal to two CWS titles and three runner-up showings in five CWS championship appearances, as well as 13 College World Series trips, five NCAA Super Regional titles, 13 NCAA Regional championships and 11 Pac-10 crowns (includes Southern Division and shared titles). Stanford has also qualified for the NCAA Tournament 21 times in the first 27 years under Marquess. He has been named NCAA Coach of the Year three times and has received Pac-10 or Pac-10 Southern Division Coach of the Year honors on nine occasions, most recently with his selection in 2003. The Cardinal has already wrapped up its 27th winning campaign in 28 seasons under his leadership in 2004. Stanford has finished either first or second in the prestigious Pacific-10 (formerly Pac-10 Southern Division) 21 times in the last 23 years. Stanford has had 112 players drafted by professional baseball in the past 19 seasons, including 14 first round selections in the last 17 years. A member of the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Marquess was the head coach of the 1988 United States Olympic baseball team that captured the gold medal. Marquess was also an accomplished football and baseball standout on The Farm and is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. He is one of only six collegiate baseball head coaches to have both played and coached in the College World Series. Marquess was the starting first baseman and a First Team All-American on Stanford's 1967 CWS squad and played four seasons of minor league baseball with the Chicago White Sox organization.

COMMENTS FROM MARKMARQUESS
(on this weekend's three-game series versus Arizona State)
'It will be difficult because Arizona State is probably the hottest team in the conference. They have been playing very well and also have a great non-conference record against some very good teams. It should be a great series and there is a lot riding on it.'

(on winning two-of-three versus USC)
'It was good to win two games when we didn't really swing the bats that well, but USC's pitching may have had something to do that. It was also nice to get a couple of very good start pitching performances from Jeff Gilmore and Matt Leva.'

(on returning home for its current regular season-ending seven-game homestand)
'It's better to be at home than on the road, because you are just more comfortable at home than on the road. We have obviously played very well at home this year, but it has more to do with just playing well. Whether you're at home or on the road, you just have to play well.'

(on the importance of the Pac-10 title)
'It's very important and difficult to achieve. We take pride in it. It's one our top goals.'

STANFORD COACHING STAFF
Dean Stotz is in his 28th campaign with Stanford Baseball and his fifth season as associate head coach after he was promoted to the position prior to the 2000 campaign. Stotz served for 23 years as an assistant. Stotz currently coaches third base while also handling various offensive and defensive aspects of the game. Tom Kunis is in his fifth season as Stanford's pitching coach, while Dave Nakama is in his fifth year overall as a Stanford assistant coach.

STANFORD BASEBALL HISTORY
Now in its 111th season, Stanford's storied baseball program has had many highlights since the program began in 1892 ... Stanford has won two NCAA titles (1987, `88) and made 15 appearances in the College World Series, also finishing as the runner-up on three occasions (2000, `01, `03) ... Stanford has also won five NCAA Super Regional titles ... Stanford has qualified for the NCAA Tournament 24 times ... Stanford has won 19 conference championships ... Stanford has already wrapped up its 39th winning season in the last 40 campaigns and its 56th in the last 58 years in 2004 ... Stanford has won 50 or more games four times in the last five years and six times in school history ... Stanford has won 40 or more games in a school record nine consecutive years and 18 times in school history ... Stanford has an all-time record of 2419-1495-32 (.617) in 3946 contests ... A total of 70 former Stanford players have became Major League Baseball players with eight participating in the Major Leagues thus far in 2004 (Eric Bruntlett - Houston Astros; Brian Dallimore - San Francisco Giants; Jody Gerut - Cleveland Indians; Jeffrey Hammonds - San Francisco Giants; Dave McCarty - Boston Red Sox; Mike Mussina - New York Yankees; Justin Wayne - Florida Marlins; Jason Young - Colorado Rockies). Dallimore was the most recent to make his MLB debut in 2004 with San Francisco. Stanford has also had 14 players selected in the first round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft in the last 17 years ... Stanford has boasted 44 All-Americans that have combined to win 54 All-American honors ... Stanford has garnered three NCAA Players of the Year in Jeff Austin (1998), David McCarty (1991) and Steve Dunning (1970) ... Stanford has had an even 100 players earn a combined 133 All-Conference honors ... Six Stanford players earned All-Pac-10 honors in each of the last two seasons, breaking the previous mark of five previously set in 1985, `90 and `94.

2004 MEMORABLE MOMENTS
(5/22) Sam Fuld driving home pinch-runner Chris Lewis with a two-out RBI single in the eighth inning to tie the game and then coming all the way around to score the eventual game-winning run on the play when USC centerfielder Daniel Perales committed a three-base error in a 5-4 Stanford win ... (5/21) Jonny Ash's return to the lineup with a 3-for-5 game and two doubles after missing 15 games due to an injury ... (5/17) Chris Carter's first career four-hit game (4-4) in an 11-2 loss at Arizona ... (5/16) Stanford's wild 19-18 loss at Arizona despite a career day by Jed Lowrie, who was 6-for-6 with three doubles, five RBI and his first career grandslam in the top of the ninth inning that rallied Stanford from a three-run deficit before the Wildcats scored four in the bottom of the ninth to win ... (5/15) Stanford rebounded from a 5-1 deficit after the first inning to win 11-9 at Arizona ... (5/11) Pete Duda's career debut against Santa Clara ... (5/8) Jeff Gilmore's season-high-tying eight strikeouts in a 7-2 win at Washington ... (5/2) Stanford's season-high eight homers, including two by Danny Putnam, at least one hit by all nine starters, Greg Reynolds' victory in his first Pac-10 start and Putnam's career-high four runs score in a 17-3 win over Washington State in a game that lasted just 1:57 and was called after six and-a-half innings due to a Pac-10 rule ... (5/1) Brian Hall's second consecutive 4-for-4 game in a wild 13-11 win against Washington State, as well as Chris Minaker's first career grandslam and Chris Carter's career-high-tying three hits and four RBI ... (4/30) Brian Hall's first of two back-to-back four-hit contests versus Washington State in an 8-3 Cardinal win ... (4/27) Drew Ehrlich's first win of the season and four hits each by Jed Lowrie and Danny Putnam in a five hour and 18 minute 12-8 marathon win at Santa Clara ... (4/24) Stanford's season-high five stolen bases in a 2-1 loss at Sacramento State ... (4/23) Donny Lucy's first career four-hit game and Stanford's season-high 21 hits in a 15-1 win over Sacramento State ... (4/20) Chris Lewis' first career hit and homer, as well as a victory by Greg Reynolds in his first career start and the first run scored by former team manager Cameron Matthews in a 10-5 win over Saint Mary's ... (4/18) David O'Hagan's fabulous relief performance (5.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 SO) to help Stanford complete a three-game sweep of California with an 8-3 victory over the Golden Bears ... (4/17) Sam Fuld breaking Stanford's all-time runs scored record, a pair of homers by both Danny Putnam (also season-high five RBI) and Donny Lucy (4/16), and Jeff Gilmore's first career complete game in a 9-2 win over California ... (4/16) Brian Hall's career-high-tying four-hit game (4-4, 2B, RBI) and Jeff Stimpson's first career save in a 7-4 win over California ... (4/13) John Hester's career-highs of three hits and three RBI to key a 12-3 win over Santa Clara ... (4/10) Stanford's season-high-tying five homers and seven first inning runs in a 16-4 victory that provided Jeff Stimpson with his first career victory as he struck out a career-high six in 2.2 hitless innings of relief, while Jonny Ash collected the second four-hit game of his career ... (4/8) Stanford's seven runs in the final two innings of an 11-8 comeback win at Oregon State with Donny Lucy's two-RBI single in the ninth providing the game-winning runs and Brian Hall's eighth inning game-tying two-run homer ... (4/3) Jonny Ash's two-run homer in the top of the ninth to key a 15-13 win at UCLA, capping a performance in which he hit two homers in a game for the first time in his career, had a career-high four hits, a career-high four RBI and scored three runs ... (4/2) Chris Minaker's first career-homer and career-high four RBI in an 11-4 win at UCLA ... (3/30) Stanford's first shutout of the year by five different pitchers -- Matt Leva, Jeff Stimpson, Mark Jecmen, Matt Manship and David O'Hagan -- in a 5-0 win at San Jose State ... (3/28) Ryan Seawell's first career three-hit day (3-4, 3 RBI) and a career-high three RBI in a 10-3 win over Cal Poly ... (3/27) Blake Holler's career-best 8.0 innings of work, allowing just one run in a 3-1 win over Cal Poly ... (3/26) Jonny Ash's career-high four runs scored in a 16-4 win over Cal Poly ... (3/24) Jed Lowrie's first career two-homer game in an 18-4 win at Santa Clara ... (3/6) A four-run top of the ninth inning that was keyed by Jonny Ash's two-run homer, tying a game at USC that Stanford eventually won 8-7 in 13 innings ... (3/5) Mark Romanczuk's 7.0 scoreless innings in a 10-2 win at USC that earned him Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors for the fourth time in his career ... (2/27) Jed Lowrie's NCAA single-game-tying three triples (the first three of his career) in a 12-9 win at California in which he also reached base in all six of his at bats and tied a career-high by scoring four runs ... (2/22) Blake Holler's one-run, three-hit performance with five strikeouts to earn a victory in his first career start in an 8-1 win over Texas ... (2/15) Brian Hall's first career grandslam to cap off a seven-run ninth inning and give the Cardinal a come-from-behind 10-6 victory over Kansas to complete a sweep of the Jayhawks ... (2/14) Jeff Gilmore's career-high 7.0 innings pitched in a 6-3 win over Kansas ... (2/12) Mark Romanczuk's career-high 13 strikeouts in a 7-1 victory over Kansas ... (2/8) David O'Hagan's 6.0 scoreless four-hit innings of relief with a career-high-tying eight strikeouts in the longest outing of his career in a 10-3 win at Fresno State ... (2/7) Stanford's season-high five homers, the first career two-homer game by John Mayberry, Jr. and Jed Lowrie's career-high four RBI in a 13-4 win at Fresno State ... (2/1) Jed Lowrie's first career home run and Adam Sorgi's second clutch hit in as many days, a tiebreaking double in the bottom of the fifth inning that gave Stanford the lead for good ... (1/31) Three consecutive run scoring hits with two outs by Donny Lucy, pinch-hitter Adam Sorgi and Sam Fuld to give the Cardinal a four-run sixth inning and key an 8-6 comeback win over Cal State Fullerton ... (1/30) The seven walks and one hit batsmen issued by Cal State Fullerton in the first inning of the season-opener as the Cardinal scored eight runs on just one hit in the first two innings, a bases-loaded clearing triple by Jonny Ash.

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