Stanford Goes For Sweep Of No. 5 Cal State Fullerton Sunday

Feb. 5, 2006

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No. 5 CAL STATE FULLERTON TITANS (0-2, 0-0 Big West)
at
STANFORD CARDINAL (2-0, 0-0 Pac-10)

Friday, February 3 (5 pm, PT)
at Stanford 2, Cal State Fullerton 1

Saturday, February 4 (1 pm, PT)
at Stanford 6, Cal State Fullerton 5 (10)

Sunday, February 5 (1 pm, PT)
RHP Lauren Gagnier (3-0, 3.49) vs. RHP Matt Leva (5-2, 4.12)

LIVE GAME COVERAGE
Audio: KZSU (90.1 FM) | gostanford.com (Sean Bruich, Alex Gyr)
Gametracker: Sunday

STANFORD-CAL STATE FULLERTON SERIES HISTORY
All-Time Series: Stanford 47-35
2005 Results: Series - Cal State Fullerton 2-1 (at Cal State Fullerton, February 4-6) Cal State Fullerton 5-3, Cal State Fullerton 4-3, Stanford 15-10
Last Meeting at Stanford: Series - Stanford 3-0 (at Stanford, January 30 - February 1, 2004) Stanford 16-3, Stanford 8-7, Stanford 4-1
Series Notes: Stanford has now won three straight games and six straight home series versus Cal State Fullerton after its pair of dramatic one-run victories to start the current series • Stanford was also the last club to win a road series between the two teams, taking two of three over the Titans in Fullerton in 2001

STANFORD SNAPSHOT
• Four Stanford freshman have picked up both of Stanford's victories (Jeremy Bleich, Sean Ratliff) on the mound, as well as hit both of the team's home runs (Jason Castro, Austin Yount) this season ... Yount also leads the club with a .429 batting average and four RBI
• Stanford will be attempting to sweep its season-opening series for the fourth consecutive year
• Stanford's pitching staff has 14 strikeouts with just two walks in the series
• Stanford has made a school-record run of 12 straight appearances in the NCAA Championship
• Stanford was unranked in the 2006 Baseball America preseason poll for the first time ever (the poll began in 1981)
• Stanford has been picked to finish tied for third in the Pac-10 in the annual preseason poll of the conference coaches
• Stanford returns six position player starters and one starting pitcher, as well as 15 letterwinners returning from a team that finished 34-25 overall and 12-12 in the Pac-10 last year before finishing second at the NCAA Waco Regional to eventual CWS participant and host Baylor (the Cardinal lost two position player starters, two starting pitchers and a total of five letterwinners from its 2005 club)
Michael Taylor (Baseball America Third-Team Preseason All-American, Wallace Award Watch List) and Chris Minaker (Wallace Award Watch List) have received 2006 preseason honors but the Cardinal does not have a returning All-Pac-10 player on its roster for the first time since 1994
• Stanford has captured two national titles (1987, '88) and advanced to the College World Series 15 times, including 13 appearances in the last 24 years and a school record five consecutive seasons from 1999-2003
• Stanford has captured 20 conference titles (includes shared titles and Southern Division crowns), including six in the past nine seasons
• Stanford has posted 12 consecutive winning seasons, as well as 40 in the last 41 years and 57 in the past 59

2006 STANFORD-CAL STATE FULLERTON SERIES RECAPS
FEBRUARY 3, 2006 (Stanford 2, Cal State Fullerton 1)
FEBRUARY 4, 2006 (Stanford 6, Cal State Fullerton 5 -- 10 inn.)

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