Stanford To Finish Regular Season With Rubber Game Of Series At No. 24 USC

May 29, 2005

Stanford Cardinal (32-22, 12-11 Pac-10)
No. 24 USC Trojans (36-19, 14-9 Pac-10)

Friday, May 27
Recap - USC 5, Stanford 2

Saturday, May 28
Recap - Stanford 14, USC 3

Sunday, May 29 (1 pm, PT)
TBA vs. LHP Jack Spradlin (5-3, 4.34)

Audio Broadcast - KZSU 90.1 FM/ (Sean Bruich and Joe Ritzo)

All-Time Series: USC 202-156-3
2005 Results: Series - Stanford 3-2 (Conference at USC, May 27) USC 5-2, Stanford 14-3; (Non-Conference at Stanford, February 25-27) Stanford 6-0, Stanford 4-3, USC 8-2
2004 Results: Series - Stanford 4-2 (Non-Conference at USC, May 5-7) Stanford 10-2, Stanford 8-7 (13 inn.), UISC 11-8; (Conference at Stanford, May 21-23) USC 9-3, Stanford 5-4, Stanford 8-2
Series Notes: Stanford has won eight consecutive season series and seven straight regular season three-game sets against USC and needs to win Sunday's series finale to continue both strings • Stanford has posted a 42-15 record against the Trojans since the season series win streak began in 1997 after the Trojans had swept all six games between the clubs in 1996 • The last time the Trojans won a series against the Cardinal was from April 20-22, 2001, in Los Angeles when USC took two-of-three games • The teams have split the first two games of their current series • The Trojans won the first game on Friday night with a 5-2 victory as Ian Kennedy and Paul Koss combined on a five hitter, while Billy Hart (3-3, 2 2B) led the Trojan offense • Stanford evened the series on Saturday with a 14-3 victory as Chris Minaker and John Hester both drove in four runs, while Jeff Gilmore tossed a complete game• Earlier this season, Stanford won two-of-three when the teams played three non-conference games at Stanford (February 25-27) • Mark Romanczuk pitched a four-hit complete game shutout with a season-high 12 strikeouts in a 6-0 Cardinal win in the first 2005 meeting between the clubs • On Saturday, Jim Rapoport scored the game-winning run when John Mayberry, Jr. beat out a potential inning-ending double play for an RBI fielders choice in a 4-3 Stanford victory • USC avoided being swept with an 8-2 victory in Sunday's series finale

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