No. 19 Stanford To Visit California Friday-Sunday

March 1, 2006


No. 19 Stanford Cardinal (9-4, 0-0, Pac-10)
at
California Golden Bears (6-5, 0-0 Pac-10)

Friday, March 3 (2 pm, PT)
RHP Greg Reynolds (1-1, 2.39) vs. RHP Brandon Morrow (2-0, 1.04)
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Saturday, March 4 (1 pm, PT)
RHP Matt Manship (0-1, 5.40) vs. RHP Michael Cooper (1-1, 4.15)
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Sunday, March 5 (1 pm, PT)
TBA vs. RHP Tyson Ross (2-1, 3.38)
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STANFORD-CALIFORNIA SERIES HISTORY
All-Time Series: Stanford 232-210
2005 Results: Series – Tied 3-3 (Non-Conference at Stanford, March 5-6DH) Stanford 10-3, Stanford 3-2 (DH Game 1), California 10-4 (DH Game 2); (Conference at California, May 6-7, 9) Stanford 7-5, California 2-1 (11 inn.), California 9-5
Series Notes: Stanford had won an amazing 18 straight games over California until the Golden Bears won three of the last four meetings between the teams last year, including taking two-of-three in a conference series at California the last time the teams played March 6-7 and 9

STANFORD SNAPSHOT
•Stanford sits at 9-4, winning three of its four series by sweeping then No. 5 Cal State Fullerton and dropping two-of-three to Kansas, before taking two-of-three against both then No. 7 Texas and at Fresno State in its first road series of the season last Friday-Sunday ... The Cardinal also won a single game against Nevada
• Stanford has won five-of-six games against nationally ranked teams
• Stanford is in the midst of a 10-game road swing that started at Fresno State last Friday-Sunday and will continue at California (March 3-5), San Jose State (March 7) and USC (March 10-12) ... Stanford will not return home until hosting Washington State in its first Pac-10 series Saturday-Monday, March 25-27, after a 12-day break from March 13-24 for finals
David Stringer earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors for the first time in his career with two phenomenal performances on the mound last week, going 2-0 with an 0.87 ERA and allowing just one earned run in 10.1 innings while striking 15 and walking just one ... Stringer made his first collegiate start in his first appearance of the week for Nevada (2/21) and then got another win out of the bullpen against Fresno State (2/26)
• Stanford has returned to the Baseball America poll this week at #19 after not being ranked last week ... The Cardinal is ranked as high as #10 by Collegiate Baseball, while the NCBWA and the Rosenblatt Report both list Stanford at No. 17
• Stanford has raised its team batting average from a season-low of .199 after five games to its current season-high of .253 by hitting .285 with five double-digit hit games over the past eight contests
Michael Taylor has a current career-high seven-game hit streak ... Taylor is hitting .444 (12-27) with four doubles and nine RBI during the streak, while leading the team with a .340 batting average and co-leading the club with 13 RBI overall
Chris Minaker has a season-high six-game hit streak ... Minaker is hitting .462 during the streak ... On the season, he leads the team with three homers, co-leads the club with 13 RBI and ranks second among regulars with a .321 batting average overall
• Stanford’s team ERA of 3.38 would be the lowest since the 1973 club checked in with a 2.64 mark were the season to end today
• Freshman pitcher Jeremy Bleich has already recorded five saves while appearing in eight of his first 13 games at Stanford, giving up just five hits and one earned run for an 0.77 ERA and a .125 opponents' batting average with 10 strikeouts in 12.1 innings
• The Stanford-Fresno State series totaled 9592 spectators and was the best attended series at Fresno State since the last time Stanford played at Beiden Field in 2004

LAST WEEK'S STANFORD RECAPS
Monday, February 20
at Stanford 13, Texas 9

Tuesday, February 21
at Stanford 5, Nevada 2

Friday, February 24
Stanford 3, at Fresno State 2

Saturday, February 25
at Fresno State 7, Stanford 5

Sunday, February 26
Stanford 6, at Fresno State 3

2005 STANFORD-CALIFORNIA RECAPS
March 5
at Stanford 10, California 3

March 6
at Stanford 3, California 2 -- DH Game 1
California 10, at Stanford 4 - DH Game 2

May 6
Stanford 7, at California 5

May 7
at California 2, Stanford 1 (11 inn.)

May 9
at California 9, Stanford 5

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