Stanford Makes 2008 Baseball America Poll Debut At No. 18

March 10, 2008

Durham, N.C. - Stanford made its 2008 debut in Baseball America's Top 25 college baseball rankings at No. 18 on Monday after taking two-of-three games at No. 16 Texas this past Friday-Sunday. After dropping the series-opener to the Longhorns in Austin by a score of 5-2, the Cardinal rebounded by winning the final two games of the series, 6-5 and 12-9.

The series victory extended Stanford's win streak in regular season three-game series to six dating back to last season. The current series win streak is the longest of its kind for Stanford since the Cardinal won an amazing 15 consecutive regular season three-game sets from May 3, 2003 - May 4, 2004.

Stanford is also ranked nationally in the four other major college baseball polls released on Monday. Rivals.com also has the Cardinal at No. 18, while Stanford checks in at No. 19 in the Collegiate Baseball poll, No. 20 on the USA Today/ESPN.com list and No. 29 by the NCBWA.

Stanford improved to 8-4 on the season with the series win at Texas and is now out of action for 11 days due to its annual March break for finals. Stanford will next host Pacific at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond on Friday, March 21 (7:00 pm, PT) to open a three-game series against the Tigers. Stanford Baseball tickets can be purchased online at gostanford.com, by calling 1-800-STANFORD or at the Klein Field at Sunken Diamond Ticket Office one hour before first pitch on gamedays.

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