No. 1 Baseball Looking For Sweep At No. 6 Florida State On Sunday

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Feb. 10, 2002

NO. 1 STANFORD (4-1, 0-0 PAC-10) AT NO. 6 FLORIDA STATE (6-3, 0-0 ACC)

Friday, February 8 - Stanford 9, at Florida State 3
Saturday, February 9 - Stanford 15, at Florida State 11
Sunday, February 10, 1 pm, ET - RHP Mark Jecmen (0-1, 21.60) vs. RHP Robby Read (2-0, 1.64)
A live audio broadcast and of Sunday's Stanford-Florida State baseball game will be available on KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at and ... Chad Goldberg will call the action ... Live stats will also be available at

Top-ranked Stanford has opened the 2002 season by winning four of its first four games, including the first two games of its current series against No. 6 Florida State (15-11, 9-3) ... The Cardinal opened the season by winning two-of-three games over No. 15 Cal State Fullerton ... The Cardinal won 7-4 on Friday and 17-1 on Saturday before the Titans avoided the sweep with a 6-3 victory on Sunday ... Stanford is the nation's unanimous No. 1 team in preseason polls by Baseball America, Baseball Weekly/ESPN and Collegiate Baseball and has remained at the No. 1 spot in the first regular season Collegiate Baseball poll ... Stanford has won five straight games over Florida State and six of the last seven contests between the clubs ... The Cardinal has taken a 7-6 lead in the all-time series ... Stanford stole a season-high four bases in Friday's victory over the Seminoles and is 6-for-6 on the basepaths this season ... The Cardinal has outscored its opponents 51-25 in the first five games ... The team is hitting .350 and has posted a 3.80 ERA, while fielding at a .974 clip ... Stanford has eight players -- Jason Cooper, Tim Cunningham, Sam Fuld, Garko, Jeremy Guthrie, Chris O'Riordan, Carlos Quentin and J.D. Willcox -- who have earned at least one Preseason All-American honor from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball or the NCBWA ... Stanford is attempting to qualify for the College World Series for the fourth consecutive season as the 2002 senior class is looking to become the first class of Stanford Baseball players to reach Omaha in each of its four years ... Stanford has qualified for the CWS championship game in each of the last two seasons ... Stanford is coming off three consecutive 50-win seasons for the first time in school history and is compiled a 155-48 (.764) since the beginning of the 1999 season ... Stanford returns all eight of its position starters from the 2001 CWS championship game, as well as two of its top four starting pitchers, its top relief pitcher and 16 of 20 letterwinners.

Carlos Quentin set a new NCAA Division I record when he was hit by five pitches in Saturday's win over Florida State ... Scott Dragicevich has five consecutive two-hit games ... Ryan Garko is the team's leading hitter with a .526 batting average, while Carlos Quentin leads the club with a pair of homers and Brian Hall has a team-high eight RBI.

Stanford and Florida State are continuing a cross-coast rivalry this Friday-Sunday. Stanford now leads the all-time series, 7-6, after winning five straight over the Seminoles and the first two games of the current series. Last year, the Cardinal swept the Seminoles in a three-game series at Sunken Diamond from February 9-11 (6-2, 5-2, 8-2). Florida State won two-of-three games the last time the teams played in Tallahassee from February 11-13, 2000 (11-4, 8-6 Stanford - 10 inn., 13-1). The Stanford victory in the series was highlighted by back-to-back one out homers by Billy Jacobson and Chris O'Riordan in the top of the 10th inning. The Seminoles also defeated the Cardinal twice in the 1999 College World Series. The second meeting was one of the most-remembered games in CWS history when Florida State outlasted Stanford in 13 innings, 14-11, to advance to the CWS championship game.

Stanford 15, at Florida State 11 (Saturday, February 9, 2002) - Stanford rallied for a wild 15-11 win over Florida State and Cardinal righfielder Carlos Quentin set a new NCAA Division I single game record as he was hit by five pitches in a game that lasted three hours and 57 minutes. The Cardinal trailed 7-1 after two innings before taking a 10-7 lead by scoring nine unanswered runs. Florida State regained the lead at 11-10 before Stanford scored five times in the top of the eighth inning for the victory, its fifth straight over the Seminoles. Quentin was hit by pitches in the second, fifth, sixth, eighth and ninth innings.

'I have kind of mixed feelings,' said Quentin. 'It's kind of fun to have a (NCAA) record, but it's not too fun to get hit five times.'

Ryan Garko (3-4, HR, 3 RBI) led four Stanford players with three hits, including a tape measure home run in the fifth inning that ignited the Cardinal and cut the Seminole lead to 7-5. Donny Lucy (3-6, 2B, SB, 3 RBI) had his second consecutive three-RBI game, while Chris O'Riordan (3-6, 2 2B, 2 RBI) and Sam Fuld (3-6) also had three hits each. Scott Dragicevich (2-6, 2B, RBI) had his fifth straight two-hit contest, while Andy Topham had two RBI and a stolen base. John Hudgins (1-0) was credited with the victory, scattering three runs and three hits with a career-high-tying six strikeouts over the final 4.0 innings. Tony Richie (2-4, HR, 3 RBI), Bryan Zech (2-4, 2 2B) and Nick Rogers (2-5, 2B, RBI) had two hits each for the Seminoles, while Tony McQuade had a pair of RBI. Ryan Barthelemy extended his career-high hitting streak to 27 games with a single in the first inning.

Stanford.............. 010 153 050  - 15 16  1Florida State....... 340 003 100  - 11 11  4

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BATTERIES: STAN - Cunningham, Ehrlich (2), Hudgins (6) and Garko, Lucy (8).
FSU - M. Lynch, Hodges (5), Peterson (6), Roman (8), Davidson (9) and Richie, Cheesman (9).
HRs: STAN - Garko (2nd, 3-run in 5th), FSU - Richie (1st, 3-run in 6th).

Stanford 9, at Florida State 3 (Friday, February 8, 2002) - Stanford scored seven times in the top of the first inning and cruised to a 9-3 victory over Florida State. Jeremy Guthrie picked up his second consecutive victory, scattering seven hits and three runs (two earned) over the first 6.0 innings, while Andy Topham (2-3, 2B, SB, 3 RBI) and Donny Lucy (2-3, SB, 3 RBI) both had a pair of hits and three RBI to lead Stanford's 13-hit attack.

Stanford.............. 700 200 000  -  9 13  0Florida State....... 020 000 100  -  3  9  1

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BATTERIES: STAN - Guthrie, McCally (7) and Garko. FSU - Varnes, Davidson (1), K. Lynch (4), Miller (8) and Richie, McCaleb (7).

Stanford's Ryan Garko has led all hitters with a .571 batting average (4-7) and has Stanford's only homer of the series ... Stanford's Donny Lucy (5-10, 2B) has a series-high six RBI ... The Cardinal is hitting .341 as a team as Florida State has a 9.50 ERA ... The teams have combined to go 9-for-9 on the basepaths (Stanford 6-6, Florida State 3-3) ... Bryan Zech (3-6, .500) is the top FSU hitter among regulars.

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