Stanford To Open Three-Game Series At Texas Friday

March 7, 2008

STANFORD BASEBALL GAME NOTES (March 7, 2008)

STANFORD CARDINAL (6-3, 0-0)
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TEXAS LONGHORNS (8-2, 0-0)

FRIDAY'S PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS (2:30 pm, CT/12:30 pm, PT)
LHP Jeremy Bleich (2-0, 2.19) vs. LHP Austin Wood (1-1, 3.00)
LIVE GAME COVERAGE: Audio | Gametracker

STANFORD-TEXAS SERIES HISTORY
All-Time Series: Stanford leads 21-19-1
2007 Results: (at Texas -- The Dell Diamond, February 16-18) Texas 5-3, Texas 5-2, Stanford 10-8
Four Saint Mary's pitchers limited Stanford to six hits in a 4-2 victory. Texas' pitching dominated the first two games of the series, limiting the Cardinal to a combined five runs and striking out 26 Stanford batters. The Cardinal offense finally broke loose in the series finale in a 10-8 Stanford win that featured a series of late inning heroics, including four Cardinal runs in the top of the ninth to snap a 6-6 tie and an outstanding defensive play by Brent Millevile that thwarted a Texas ninth inning rally.
Current Game Win Streak: Stanford - 1 (February 18, 2007)
Current Series Win Streak: Texas - 1 (February 16-18, 2007)
Current Season Series Win Streak: Texas - 1 (2007)
Series Notes: Stanford had lost six consecutive regular season games in Austin before taking the 2007 series finale against the Longhorns but has still had its share of success both at Texas and against the Longhorns in general. The 2007 NCAA Austin Regional was the site of one of the brightest moments in recent Stanford history when a third-seeded Cardinal club swept the Regional with three straight dominating victories and knocked out top-seeded and defending national champions Texas in the process. Since the teams began meeting on a regular basis again in 1998 Stanford holds a slim 18-16-1 advantage.

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