2002 Baseball Squad Starts Fall Practice

Oct. 8, 2001

Stanford, Calif. - The 2002 Stanford Baseball team starts fall practice on Monday, October 8, 2001. The four-week session will be held at Sunken Diamond and runs October 8 - November 4. Stanford will host its Alumni game this Sunday, October 14 (Noon).

The Cardinal, runners-up at the College World Series in each of the last two seasons, will open the 2002 campaign at Sunken Diamond with a three-game series versus Cal State Fullerton, February 1-3. Stanford's 2002 schedule includes nine games against teams that participated in the 2001 CWS and 28 of the club's 56 contests are versus teams that qualified for the 2001 NCAA Tournament.

Stanford's fall roster consists of 31 players, including returning All-Americans Sam Fuld (So., OF), Jeremy Guthrie (Jr., RHP) and Chris O'Riordan (Sr., 2B). Carlos Quentin (So., OF) returns after earning 2001 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors and Ryan Garko (Jr., C) is back after leading the Cardinal with a .368 batting average in 2001. Stanford returns starters from every position with a total of 22 returning players and nine newcomers.

A complete 2002 Stanford Baseball schedule and roster are available at www.gostanford.com.

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