Stanford To Host Santa Clara Tuesday

April 17, 2007

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STANFORD (15-17)


Tuesday, April 17 (6 pm, PT) - LHP Sean O'Neill (0-1, 6.29) vs. RHP David Stringer (0-1, 4.88) or RHP Max Fearnow (2-1, 4.74)
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STANFORD-SANTA CLARA SERIES HISTORY
All-Time Series: Stanford 177-157-7
2007 Results: Series - Stanford 1-0) - Santa Clara 13-5
2006 Results: Series - Stanford 2-1 (at Stanford, April 25, May 16) - Santa Clara 6-1 (10 inn.), Stanford 11-7; (at Santa Clara, May 9) - Stanford 8-4 (15 inn.)
Current Game Win Streak: Santa Clara - 1 (March 6, 2007)
Current Series Win Streak: Stanford - 8 (February 9-11, 1996 - January 25-26, 2003)
Current Regular Season Series Win Streak: Stanford - 1 (2006)
Series Notes: Santa Clara has won four of the last six games played between the teams, including a 13-5 victory over the Cardinal at Santa Clara earlier this season to snap a brief two-game Stanford win streak. Stanford had not lost a season series to the Broncos since 1980 until Santa Clara managed to take two-of-three in 2005 before the Cardinal rebounded with two victories in three 2006 games. Stanford also had a recent 20-game win streak against the Broncos that lasted from February 17, 1997 - February 22, 2002. In addition, the teams have played extra innings in three of their last five meetings, including a 15-inning game the Cardinal ended up winning 8-4 in its longest contest of the 2006 season clocking in at five hours and 17 minutes.

ENDING THE LOSING STREAKS
Stanford has ended three long losing streaks in its last four games. Stanford snapped a six-game home losing streak and a nine-game Pac-10 losing streak that were both the longest in recorded school history with a 6-3 victory over Arizona in its most recent contest on April 15. Stanford snapped a six-game overall losing streak that was its longest since 1982 with a 9-4 victory in a non-conference game at Nevada on April 10.

STANFORD AVOIDS THIRD STRAIGHT SWEEP
Stanford's victory over Arizona on April 15 allowed the Cardinal to avoid becoming the first team in recorded school history to be swept in three consecutive regular season three-game series. Stanford has been swept at home by UCLA (March 30 - April 1) and then at Arizona State (April 5-7) in its previous two series, marking the first time the Cardinal has been swept in back-to-back series since 1984. The sweep by UCLA at home marked the first time the Cardinal had been swept at Sunken Diamond since 1997. The streak ran a span of 71 consecutive three-game regular season home series. Stanford is 3-3 when trying to avoid being swept this season.

STARTING THE SECOND HALF
Stanford has started the second half with a 2-2 record in its first four contests after midway point. The Cardinal was 13-15 in its 28 first half contests.

TOUGH STARTS
Stanford started Pac-10 play with an 0-8 league mark that was the worst in recorded school history before winning its first conference game against Arizona on April 15. Stanford also started the season with an 0-3 record to mark the first time since 1989 the Cardinal had lost its first three games of the season. The sweep at Cal State Fullerton was also the first time Stanford had been swept in a three-game season-opening series in the school's recorded history.

FIFTH ALL-TIME WINNINGEST PROGRAM
Stanford is the fifth all-time winningest program in college baseball history with a record of 2505-1567-32 (.614) in 4104 games over 114 seasons including 2007. Fordham, Texas, USC and Michigan are the top four.

USED TO WINNING
Stanford is batting to keep its current string of 13 consecutive winning seasons (1994-2006) in tact with a current 15-17 record that is two games under .500. Stanford has actually had winning seasons in 41 of the last 42 years and 58 of the past 60 prior to 2007.

MARK MARQUESS 11TH ON ALL-TIME WIN LIST
Mark Marquess ranks 11th on the all-time win list for NCAA Division I coaches with a career record of 1272-634-5 (.667) in 1911 games coached (all at Stanford). Marquess, in his 31st season as Stanford's head coach, also ranks sixth among active NCAA Division I coaches. In addition, Marquess has impressive postseason (112-52, .683, 24 Appearances), Regional (68-25, .731, 24 Appearances, 14 Titles), Super Regional (10-4, .769, 6 Appearances, 5 Titles), College World Series (34-23, .596, 13 Appearances, 2 Titles) and Pac-10 (501-335, .599, 12 Titles) records.

A LOOK AT TEAM STATS
OFFENSE - Stanford has a current .275 team average that ranks eighth in the Pac-10. The club's 20 homers are seventh in the conference, while its 179 runs scored, 302 hits and 18 stolen bases are all last.
PITCHING - Stanford has also struggled on the mound with an uncharacteristically high ERA of 6.04 that is last in the Pac-10 and much higher than the highest ERA in the school's recorded history when the 1979 pitching staff posted a 5.36 mark. The team's .312 opponents' batting average is last in the Pac-10. The Cardinal has had its ERA under 5.00 for only four days this year from March 2-5.
FIELDING - Stanford ranks last in the Pac-10 in fielding percentage (.958) and has made 21 errors in its last nine contests, including a season-high five in its most recent game versus Arizona (April 14) and 11 in its previous series at Arizona State (April 5-7). Stanford did manage to go errorless in the other two games of its most recent series versus Arizona on April 13 and 15. Stanford's best defensive stretch came during a four-game errorless streak from March 10-25.

TEAM LEADERS
OFFENSE - Sean Ratliff is having a big season and has been the team's most consistent hitter for most of the season. Ratliff is leading the Cardinal in several offensive categories, including home runs (6), runs scored (33), hits (38), stolen bases (8), total bases (66), slugging percentage (.524), at bats (126), games played (32) and games started (32). Other offensive team leaders or co-leaders include Joey August (.323 batting average among regulars, .379 on base percentage among regulars, 3 SAC), Michael Taylor (26 RBI, 4 HBP co-leader), Cord Phelps (11 2B, 3 3B, 14 BB), Brian Juhl (4 HBP co-leader), Ryan Seawell (4 HBP, co-leader) and Brent Milleville (3 SF). Adam Sorgi is notably hitting .349 (22-63) and has a .414 on-base percentage in a limited number of at bats.
PITCHING - Jeffrey Inman (3-2, 5.96, 45.1 IP, 39 SO) leads the club in wins and strikeouts, while Jeremy Bleich (1-6, 5.55, 60.0 IP, 34 SO) paces the team in innings pitched, while co-leading the squad along with Nolan Gallagher in starts (10). Bleich also has the lowest ERA among any pitcher with at least one inning pitched per team game played. Gallagher has the team's only complete game and only shutout. David Stringer (0-1, 4.88, 7 SV, 27.2 IP, 21 SO) paces the club with seven saves and 19 appearances.

A LOOK AT THE LAST SERIES STATS (ARIZONA)
OFFENSE - Stanford scored just eight runs but did manage to get six of them in its victory, while hitting only .227 (22-97). Michael Taylor (.400, 4-10, 2B, RBI) had the best offensive series for the Cardinal, while Cord Phelps (.364, 4-11, 2B), Brian Juhl (.333, 3-9, HR, 2 RBI) and Joey August (.333, 3-9, RBI) were the only regulars hitting better than .200. Sean Ratliff matched Juhl's one homer and two RBI to co-lead the team in those categories.PITCHING - Stanford had an 8.33 ERA in the series. Erik Davis (0.00, 0-0, 1 APP, 1 SV, 4.0 IP, 3 SO) and Blake Hancock (0.00, 0-0, 1 APP, 2.0 IP, 2 SO) were the only two of the eight Stanford pitchers with an ERA under 5.40. Jeffrey Inman (5.40, 1-0, 1 APP, 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 6 SO) picked up the win.FIELDING - All five of Stanford's errors in the series came in the middle game on April 14. Stanford was errorless in both the series opener and finale, winding up with a .955 series fielding percentage.

POWER COMING BACK
Stanford has hit just 20 home runs this season but does have nine long balls in the last 11 games for its most productive power stretch of the season with Ryan Seawell (March 27, at San Jose State), Michael Taylor (March 30 and 31, vs. UCLA), Joey August (April 1, vs. UCLA), Sean Ratliff (2, April 6, at Arizona State; April 10, at Nevada; April 15, vs. Arizona) and Brian Juhl (April 13, vs. Arizona) providing the homers during the recent productive stretch.

SEAN RATLIFF GOING OFF
Sean Ratliff has four of his team-high six homers in the team's last six games. Ratliff started his current run by hitting a pair of homers for the first time in his career and driving in a career-high seven runs at Arizona State on April 6. The two-homer game was the first for Stanford since Chris Minaker hit two long balls against California at Sunken Diamond on May 5, 2006. Ratliff's seven RBI were the most by a Stanford player since Danny Putnam (March 2, 2003) and Ryan Garko (May 4, 2003) both had seven in games versus USC during the 2003 campaign, while his eight total bases were a 2007 team season-high. Ratliff hit his first career grand slam with an inside-the-park homer in the seventh inning and then hit a long three-run shot down the right field line in his next at bat in the eighth. He followed with tape-measure solo shots at Nevada (April 10) and in his most recent game against Arizona (April 15).

ADAM SORGI NOW A FIXTURE IN THE LINEUP
Adam Sorgi has returned from a shoulder injury that caused him to miss the entire 2006 season and be limited early in the 2007 campaign. Sorgi played his first game in the field since the 2005 season against California on March 4 and has started 15 of the 17 games at the position since, including all 13 since the Cardinal returned from a 12-day break on March 24. He is hitting .345 (20-58) with three doubles, six RBI and 12 runs scored over the 15 games he has started at second base and is hitting .349 (22-63) with four doubles, nine RBI and 13 runs scored on the year.

DAVID STRINGER INTO RECORD BOOKS
David Stringer earned a spot in Stanford's record books when he recorded his seventh save of the season at Nevada on April 10 to move into a tie for 10th-place on Stanford's single-season list in the category. Stringer recorded five saves in as many games from February 20 - March 3. Stringer earned a spot on the College Baseball Foundation's weekly national honor roll for the week of February 27 when he saved four games during the previous week and then added one more against California (March 2). He is 0-1 with a 4.88 ERA and has made a team-high 19 appearances with 27.2 innings of work.

WINNING THE CLOSE ONES
Stanford has a 10-7 record in games decided by three runs or less this season and also won its only extra-inning contest of the season at San Jose State on March 27. The Cardinal is 4-3 in one-run games, as well as 3-2 in two-run contests and 3-2 in three-run affairs.

LONG GAMES
Stanford has clocked in at 3:00 or over in 18 of its first 32 games this season. Stanford has gone 3:41 or more seven times, including a season-long 4:12 against UCLA on March 31.

CORD PHELPS DOING SOMETHING EXTRA
Cord Phelps co-leads Stanford along with Sean Ratliff with 14 extra base hits this season, leading the club in both doubles (11) and triples (3). Last year, all 18 of Phelps' hits were singles.

COMEBACK KIDS
Stanford has come from behind in 10 of its 15 wins this season. Stanford's biggest comeback of the year came versus USC (March 11) when the Cardinal was down 8-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning before scoring four times to the game at 8-8 and six more in the eighth in an eventual 14-9 win. The Cardinal also came back in its recent victory over Arizona on April 15.

CAREER-BEST HIT STREAKS
Stanford has had 10 players post career-best hit streaks this season with Adam Sorgi's 12-game streak leading the way, followed by Joey August (11), Michael Taylor (10), Adam Gaylord (8), Brian Juhl (6), Sean Ratliff (6), Toby Gerhart (5), Brent Milleville (5), Brendan Domaracki (4) and Austin Yount (3).

SUNDAY AND SERIES FINALE SUCCESS
Stanford won six straight Sunday games from February 11 - March 25 and is 7-2 overall on Sundays in 2007. Stanford is 7-3 in series finales, which includes all of the Sunday contests as well as a loss in a Saturday series finale played at Arizona State on April 7.

PLAYING THE BEST
Stanford has already played some of the best teams both in the nation and the Pac-10. The Cardinal has played six of its eight three-game series and 18 of its 32 games against teams currently ranked in at least one national poll. Stanford has also opened its Pac-10 slate with series against each of the conference's three top teams in current standings with Arizona State (10-2), Arizona (8-1) and UCLA (8-1) having totaled a 26-4 Pac-10 mark to this point.

HOME STRETCH
Stanford has played the first three games of a current stretch of 10 of 13 games at home that continues with the final game of a four-game homestand with a non-conference contest against Santa Clara on Tuesday, April 17 (6 pm, PT). Stanford will travel across the Bay to play California in a three-game set this Friday-Sunday, April 20-22 (2:30 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT) before returning to Sunken Diamond for a six-game homestand against San Jose State (Tuesday, April 24, 6 pm, PT), Fresno State (Wednesday, April 25, 3 pm, PT), Oregon State (Friday-Sunday, April 27-29, 6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT) and Santa Clara (Tuesday, May 1, 6 pm, PT).

CATCH THE CARDINAL ON TV
Stanford has three upcoming games to be televised live beginning with back-to-back contests versus Oregon State on April 27 (CSTV) and April 28 (Fox Sports Net) and a contest against Washington on May 13 (CSTV).

SUNKEN DIAMOND - HOME SWEET HOME
Sunken Diamond has served as a host site for 13 NCAA Regionals, as well as NCAA Regionals on five occasions. Stanford has clinched 10 of its 15 trips to the College World Series at Sunken Diamond. Stanford has also made Sunken Diamond a tough place for opponents in recent years, winning at least 17 games at home in each of the last 11 seasons prior to 2007 with an amazing 303-93 (.765) record during the stretch. Stanford is 11-8 at home this season.

STANFORD CAREER STATS VERSUS SANTA CLARA
Joey August (.500, 5-10, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB, HBP)
Stephen Brown (.000, 0-2, SO)
Jason Castro (.250, 3-12, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, SO)
Andrew Clauson (9.00, 0-0, 1 APP, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO)
Erik Davis (5.02, 1-1, 7 APP, 2 GS, 14.1 IP, 15 H, 12 R, 8 ER, 8 BB, 9 SO)
Brendan Domaracki (.750, 3-4, R, 3B, RBI, SAC)
Grant Escue (1.000, 2-2, 2B, 2 RBI)
Max Fearnow (8.44, 1-0, 2 APP, 5.1 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO)
Nolan Gallagher (0.77, 0-0, 5 APP, 1 GS, 1 SV, 11.2 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO)
Blake Hancock (0.00, 0-0, 1 APP, 1.0 IP, 1 SO)
Brian Juhl (.000, 0-4, RBI, 2 BB, 2 SO, GDP, SF, SAC)
Brent Milleville (.333, 4-12, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 SB)
Randy Molina (.385, 5-13, 3 R, RBI, 2 BB, GDP)
Rex Petrill (99.00, 0-0, 1 APP, 0.0 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB)
Cord Phelps (.250, 2-8, R, RBI)
Sean Ratliff (Hitting: .600, 3-5, 2 R, SB • Pitching: 0-0, 3.00, 3 APP, 6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO)
Ryan Seawell (.048, 1-21, R, RBI, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 12 SO)
Adam Sorgi (.222, 4-18, 4 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 3 SO, SB)
Tom Stilson (0.00, 0-0, 1 APP, 1.0 IP, 1 SO)
David Stringer (8.10, 0-1, 2 APP, 3.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO)
Michael Taylor (.333, 11-33, 7 R, 4 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 8 SO, 2 SB)
Brandt Walker (33.75, 0-1, 1 APP, 1 GS, 1.1 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 1 SO)
Jeff Whitlow (.000, 0-1, 1 BB)
Austin Yount (Hitting: .167, 1-6, R, 2B, 2 BB, 2 SO, GDP • Pitching: 0.00, 0-0, 1 APP, 1.0 IP, 2 H)

2007 STANFORD-SANTA CLARA GAMES
March 6, 2007 - at Santa Clara 13, Stanford 5
Stanford had its longest win streak of the season come to an end at eight games with a 13-5 loss at Santa Clara. Stanford scored twice in the top of the first inning but Santa Clara answered with three runs in the bottom of the first frame and would never trail again. Each pitching staff issued 10 walks, while the Cardinal also hit three in a game that lasted three hours and 50 minutes. Carl Bacon (2-5, 3 RBI) and David Hoffmore (3 RBI) both drove in three runs for the Broncos, while Matt Long (2-4, 2 RBI) and Ryan Conan (2B, 2 RBI) had two RBI each. Leadoff hitter Juan Parra scored three times and Santa Clara stole six bases as a team. Sean Ratliff (3-5, SB), Brent Milleville (2-4, 2 RBI, SB) and Joey August (2-4, 2B, RBI) had multiple-hit days for the Cardinal. Santa Clara starter Donald Brandt earned the victory despite allowing three runs on five hits and five walks with two strikeouts over 4.0 innings in a predetermined pitching rotation. Stanford starter Brandt Walker took the loss in his first collegiate start. Walker had control problems with five walks and a pair of wild pitches in his short 1.1 inning start in which he allowed six runs (five earned), on three hits with a strikeout.
Quote of the Day ... 'We just gave them too much. That's tough. It's tough to beat anybody [when you do that]. We also left a lot of runners on base and when they got them on, they got them in. They did a good job of swinging the bat in clutch situations.' - Mark Marquess

2006 STANFORD-SANTA CLARA GAMES
April 25, 2006 - Santa Clara 6, at Stanford 1 (10 inn.)
Santa Clara scored five runs in the top of the 10th inning to defeat Stanford, rallying for a 6-1 non-conference victory over the Cardinal on a chilly Tuesday evening at Sunken Diamond. Brady Fuerst smacked a two-run double off losing pitcher David Stringer with one out in the top of the 10th to snap a 1-1 tie by bringing home Eric Newton and Gabe Alcantar, who had singled earlier in the inning. Matt Long followed two batters later with an RBI single to bring home Fuerst and Dustin Realini's two-RBI single with two outs capped the rally.

Nava (2-4, 2B) and Realini (2-5, 2 RBI) had two hits each for the Broncos, while Fuerst drove in a pair of runs with his 10th inning double. Chris Minaker (2-4, 2B) had half of the four hits Stanford managed off four Santa Clara pitchers.

Donald Brandt (3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 SO) started the game for the Broncos and was followed by Daniel DeMarco (2.0 IP, 2 SO), Chris Stansbury (3.0 IP, 3 H) and winner Jeff Lombard (2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB).

Quote of the Day ... 'When you play close games the team that wins the big spots ends up winning the game. That's what happened in the 10th inning tonight. Santa Clara won those spots.' - Mark Marquess

May 9, 2006 - Stanford 8, at Santa Clara 4 (15 inn.)
Stanford scored four runs in the top of the 15th inning and outlasted Santa Clara in an 8-4 non-conference victory over the Broncos. The game was the longest of the 2006 season for the Cardinal, checking in at five hours and seven minutes. Cord Phelps' one-out RBI single in the top of the 15th frame scored Joey August to break a 4-4 tie before Chris Lewis followed with a two-RBI double to plate Chris Minaker and Phelps. Lewis scored the final Stanford run of the inning on a wild pitch. Randy Molina (3-4, RBI) and Lewis (3-7, 2 2B, 2 RBI) had three hits each for the Cardinal, while Phelps (2-3, RBI), August (2-3) and Jason Castro (2-6) picked up two each. Grant Escue drove in a pair of runs with a pinch-hit double in the top of the 12th inning that gave the Cardinal a 4-2 lead.

Max Fearnow picked up the victory, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts over the final 4.0 innings. Erik Davis (5.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 SO) equaled the longest outing of his career without giving up a run to extend the game into extra innings. Sean Ratliff (3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 SO) also pitched in relief of starter Nolan Gallagher (3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 SO).

Kris Watts (3-6, 2B, RBI) had three hits for the Broncos, while Kyle Hartz (2-3, 2B) and Matt Long (2-6) added two each. Eric Newton drove in a pair of runs with a two-out bloop double in the bottom of the 12th inning that tied the contest at 4-4.

Jeff Lombard (5.0 IP, 4 H, 5 SO) held the Cardinal scoreless during his stint in relief of starter Chris Stansbury (6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO).

Quote of the Day ... 'This was just one of those crazy games. But, it makes it worth it when you come up with a victory. Our players kept their focus and that ended up paying off with a win.' - Mark Marquess

May 16, 2006 - at Stanford 11, Santa Clara 7
Stanford ran its longest win streak of the season to seven in a row with an 11-7 victory over Santa Clara. The Cardinal trailed 6-0 after four and a half innings before exploding with an eight-run fifth frame. Chris Minaker and Jason Castro both homered in the Stanford fifth with Minaker's three-run homer tying the contest at 6-6 and Castro's two-run pinch-hit shot three batters later giving the Cardinal the lead for good. Michael Taylor (5-5, 2B) extended his hit streak to nine games with the first five-hit contest of his career and the first by a Stanford player in 2006, while Jim Rapoport (2-3, 3 RBI, SB) drove in three runs and John Hester brought home a pair.

Erik Davis was credited with his first victory of the season despite allowing a pair of runs on three hits with one strikeout over 2.0 innings of middle relief.

Daniel DeMarco took the loss for the Broncos, allowing both Cardinal homers and giving up five runs on five hits over 2.1 innings of relief.

Kevin Drever (4-4, 2B, SB) had four hits, was on base all five times and scored three runs for Santa Clara. Carl Bacon (2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) added a homer and a pair of RBI, while Kris Watts (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI) and Daniel Nava (2-4, RBI, SB) also had two-hit games for the Broncos.

Quote of the Day ... 'It's a great feeling when everyone is hitting and scoring. When one guy hits the ball hard everyone hits the ball hard, and it's contagious. Obviously, I was really excited about getting five hits tonight, but the main thing is that we won. It's exciting to still have a chance to go to the playoffs and compete for a national title. To have all of those things together, that's what it's all about.' - Michael Taylor

STANFORD HEAD COACH MARK MARQUESS
One of the nation's premier collegiate coaches and the winningest coach in Stanford Baseball history, Mark Marquess is in his 31st season at the helm of the Cardinal and his 39th associated with the program in 2007. Marquess has won more games than any coach in any sport ever at Stanford with the amazing numbers he has posted during his long tenure on The Farm. Marquess has a 1272-634-5 (.667) all-time record in 1911 career games, as well as equally impressive marks in postseason (112-52, .683), NCAA Regional (68-25, .731), NCAA Super Regional (10-4, .714), CWS (34-23, .596) and Pac-10 (502-335, .600) action. He is currently ranked sixth among all active NCAA Division I coaches in victories and 11th on the all-time list among Division I coaches. Marquess became the 23rd coach in the history of NCAA Division I baseball to reach the 1000-win mark with a victory over Florida State on February 9, 2001. Just over two years later, he picked up win No. 1100 versus Nevada on February 17, 2003. He became the 16th NCAA Division I head baseball coach to win 1200 collegiate games just over another two years after that when the Cardinal defeated California at Sunken Diamond on March 5, 2005. He also won his 100th career postseason game in Stanford's NCAA Super Regional clinching victory over Long Beach State (June 7, 2003). The 1969 Stanford graduate has led the Cardinal to two CWS titles and three runner-up showings in five CWS championship appearances, as well as 13 College World Series trips, five NCAA Super Regional titles, 14 NCAA Regional championships and 12 Pac-10 crowns (includes Southern Division and shared titles). Stanford's two CWS championships under Marquess came in back-to-back fashion in 1987 and 1988 as the Cardinal is just one of four teams to have ever won back-to-back Division I College World Series titles. The three runner-up showings have all come this decade with the Cardinal taking second in Omaha in 2000, 2001 and 2003. Maybe even more amazing, all 13 teams that Marquess has taken to the College World Series have won at least one game. Stanford has qualified for the NCAA Championships 24 times in the first 30 seasons under Marquess with a current school record run of 13 straight appearances in postseason play. He has been named NCAA Coach of the Year three times and has received Pac-10 or Pac-10 Southern Division Coach of the Year honors on nine occasions, most recently with his Pac-10 selection in 2003. The Cardinal has also recorded 29 winning seasons in the first 30 campaigns under his leadership. His clubs have finished either first or second in the prestigious Pacific-10 (formerly Pac-10 Southern Division) 22 times in the last 26 seasons including 2006. Stanford has had 134 players drafted by professional baseball in the past 22 campaigns, including 18 in the last 20 years that were drafted either in the first round or as a Compensation A pick. Stanford has had more first round picks (6) since 2000 than any other school in the nation, most recently with the selection of Greg Reynolds as the No. 2 overall pick in 2006. A member of the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Marquess was the head coach of the 1988 United States Olympic baseball team that captured the gold medal. He was also an accomplished football and baseball standout on The Farm, and is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. He is one of only 10 people to have ever both played and coached in the College World Series. Marquess was the starting first baseman and a First Team All-American on Stanford's 1967 CWS squad and played four seasons in the minor leagues with the Chicago White Sox organization.

STANFORD COACHING STAFF
Dean Stotz is in his 31st season with Stanford Baseball and his eighth as the team's associate head coach after he was promoted to the position prior to the 2000 season following 23 years of service as an assistant. Stotz currently coaches third base while also handling various offensive and defensive aspects of the game. Tom Kunis is in his eighth season as Stanford's pitching coach, while Dave Nakama is also in his eighth campaign over two stints as an assistant.

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