Oregon State To Host Stanford In Super Regional Saturday-Monday, June 10-12

June 5, 2006

Indianapolis, Ind. - Stanford (33-25) will travel to Pac-10 rival Oregon State (42-14) for one of eight NCAA Super Regionals across the country this Saturday-Monday, June 10-12, 2006. The times for all NCAA Super Regionals will be announced on ncaasports.com on Tuesday, June 6, at approximately 8 am, PT. All NCAA Super Regionals, including the one featuring Stanford and Oregon State in Corvallis, will be televised live on a family ESPN Channels (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU) with specific information expected to be announced soon. KZSU 90.1 FM and gostanford.com will also carry a live audio broadcast of the action.

The Super Regional format is a best two-of-three series with the winner of each of the eight Super Regionals advancing to the 60th College World Series to be played Friday-Monday, June 16-26, at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska. Stanford has made 15 CWS appearances in school history, coming away with CWS titles in 1987 and 1988 while finishing as runners-up in 2000, 2001 and 2003.

'I'm really looking forward to this Super Regional,' said Stanford head coach Mark Marquess, who has taken the Cardinal to the CWS in 13 of his first 29 seasons. 'We played very well at the Austin Regional and are going to give it our best shot in Corvallis. I'm so proud of this team and the way it has fought through adversity this season to get to where it is now.'

Stanford will be playing in a Super Regional for the sixth time in the past eight seasons since the format began in 1999. The Cardinal won five consecutive Super Regionals from 1999-2003 to advance to the College World Series for a school record five years in a row. Stanford will be on the road in a Super Regional for the first time in 2006 after hosting each of the previous five the club has played. Stanford defeated USC (1999) in its first Super Regional, before following with victories over Nebraska (2000), South Carolina (2001), USC (2002) and Long Beach State (2003). The Cardinal has an all-time record of 10-2 (.833) in Super Regional action and has won the last five Super Regional contests it has played in.

Stanford reached Super Regional play in 2006 by winning the NCAA Austin Regional last Friday-Sunday, June 2-4. The third-seeded Cardinal knocked off second-seed North Carolina State, 7-2, to open the Regional on Friday. On Saturday, Stanford won a wild 12-8 game against top-seeded host and No. 3 national seed Texas to advance to Sunday's championship game. North Carolina State won a pair of elimination games to earn the right for a rematch with the Cardinal but Stanford prevailed, 17-7, to win the 14th Regional title in school history and first since 2003.

Oregon State also advanced to the Super Regional with three straight wins at the Corvallis Regional last Friday-Sunday. The Beavers opened their Regional with a 5-3 victory over Wright State on Friday before topping Kansas, 11-3, on Saturday and Hawaii, 12-3, in Sunday's championship game.

Stanford leads the all-time series between the teams, 35-20, but Oregon State has won five of the last six games including a three-game series sweep of the Cardinal in Corvallis the only time the teams met in the 2006 regular season (April 13-16) on its way to a second straight Pac-10 title. The Beavers held Stanford to a single run in the series with victories of 3-0, 1-0, and 12-1. The back-to-back shutouts in the first two games of the series marked the first time the Cardinal had been shutout in back-to-back contests in over 30 years since the 1975 season when Stanford lost 4-0 to Fresno State in the second game of a doubleheader at Stanford (February 22) and 13-0 at Santa Clara (February 25). Stanford had not been blanked in back-to-back conference games in almost 35 years prior since Washington State swept the Cardinal in a doubleheader (3-0, 7-0) on May 8, 1970 in Pullman, Washington.

Stanford has won all three meetings between the clubs in the postseason. The Cardinal won a pair of NCAA West I Regional openers over the Beavers in 1983 and 1985 by scores of 14-0 and 17-3, respectively. Stanford was also victorious the last time the clubs met in the postseason with a 10-7 win in an elimination game of the 1986 NCAA Midwest Regional in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Ticket information for the 2006 Corvallis Super Regional can be obtained by visiting the Stanford Ticket Office at Gate 2 of Stanford Stadium or calling 1-800-STANFORD. More detailed ticket information will be available at gostanford.com as soon as it becomes available.

The winners from the four Super Regionals that begin Friday will open the College World Series in Bracket One on Friday, June 16. The four Super Regional champions from action that starts Saturday will begin CWS play in Bracket Two on Saturday, June 17. The determination of the order of first round CWS games will be announced at a time still to be announced on Monday, June 12. The ESPN family of networks and ncaasports.com will release the CWS game times as soon as they are available. The College World Series consists of two four-team brackets with the winners meeting in the best two-of-three CWS Championship Series (Saturday-Monday, June 24-26).

First round CWS games scheduled for Friday, June 16 include the winner of the Oral Roberts-Clemson Super Regional playing the winner of the College of Charleston-Georgia Tech Super Regional, and the winner of the Missouri-Cal State Fullerton Super Regional facing the North Carolina-Alabama winner. First round CWS games scheduled for Saturday, June 17 include the winner of the Oklahoma-Rice Super Regional squaring off against the South Carolina-Georgia Super Regional winner, and the Miami-Mississippi Super Regional winner facing the Stanford-Oregon State winner.

Sites, pairings, times and television information for all eight 2006 NCAA Super Regionals are listed below.

2006 NCAA Super Regionals

Oral Roberts (41-14) at No. 1 Clemson (50-14) - Times and TV coverage TBA
College of Charleston (46-15) at No. 8 Georgia Tech (48-16) - Times and TV coverage TBA
Missouri (35-26) at No. 5 Cal State Fullerton (46-15) - Times and TV coverage TBA
North Carolina (48-13) at No. 4 Alabama (44-19) - Times and TV coverage TBA*National seeds indicated

Oklahoma (44-20) at No. 2 Rice (52-10) - Times and TV coverage TBA
South Carolina (40-23) at No. 7 Georgia (45-20) - Times and TV coverage TBA
Miami (39-21) at Mississippi (43-20) - Times and TV coverage TBA
Stanford (33-25) at Oregon State (42-14) - Times and TV coverage TBA
*National seeds indicated


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