Mark Marquess Wins 1200th Game In No. 11 Stanford's 10-3 Win Over California
March 5, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - Head coach Mark Marquess picked up his 1200th career victory when No. 11 Stanford (10-6) snapped a nine-game California (10-5) win streak with a convincing 10-3 victory over the Golden Bears in the opener of a three-game non-conference set at Sunken Diamond on Saturday. Mark Romanczuk (4-2) pitched his second consecutive complete game to earn the victory, limiting the Golden Bears to three runs and five hits for the game and no runs on only one hit over the final 7.0 frames. Romanczuk recorded his 27th career win at Stanford to move into a tie for seventh on the school's all-time win list and within 10 of all-time school-leader Jeff Ballard (37, 1982-85).
'Mark Romanczuk just got stronger and stronger as the game went on today,' said Marquess. 'He definitely pitched much better later in the game today than he did in the first couple of innings.
The victory was Stanford's 17th in a row against California dating back to the last Golden Bear win in the series between the schools in Berkeley on March 9, 2002.
Stanford and California will conclude the series with a doubleheader on Sunday (1 pm, PT) necessitated by the postponement of Friday's scheduled series opener. Stanford is slated to go with RHP Jeff Gilmore (2-1, 2.86) in the first game of Sunday's twin bill versus California RHP Erik Dworkis (1-1, 4.32). RHP Nolan Gallagher (0-2, 2.55) is scheduled to pitch for the Cardinal in the second game, while California has yet to announce a starting pitcher.
A full recap will follow.