No. 9 Stanford And California Continue Series Saturday

May 4, 2002

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California (26-24, 8-11) at No. 9 Stanford (30-13, 7-6)size>

Fri., May 3 - at Stanford 8, California 4
Sat., May 4, 1 pm, PDT - RHP Trevor Hutchinson (7-4, 3.19) vs. LHP Tim Cunningham (5-2, 4.08)
Sun., May 5, 1 pm, PDT - RHP Matt Brown (5-2, 3.13) vs. RHP John Hudgins (7-0, 4.01)
A live audio broadcast of all three Stanford-California baseball games will be available on KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at ... Chad Goldberg and Nick Kapur will call all the action ... Live stats will also be available for all three games at

Stanford continues its three-game series against California on Saturday (1 pm, PDT) after winning the series opener, 8-4, on Friday as Jeremy Guthrie tossed a complete game six-hitter and struck out a season-high 10 batters, while Sam Fuld (3-4, HR, 2 RBI, SB) and Scott Dragicevich (3-4, 2 2B) had three hits each and Carlos Quentin (2-4, HR, 3 RBI, SB) homered and drove in three runs ... The victory was Stanford's 11th in 13 series openers this season ... The Cardinal is 6-6 in middle games of series and 8-4 in series finales ... Stanford also improved its home record to 17-3 ... Stanford is currently ranked No. 9 in the most recent Baseball America poll ... Stanford dropped two-of-three games in consecutive weekends at Washington (4/19 - 4/21) and Oregon State (4/26 - 4/28) ... Stanford has not lost three consecutive series since losing two-of-three games in three straight regular season series at Cal State Fullerton (2/5 - 2/7/95), versus Fresno State (2/10 - 2/12/95) and versus Santa Clara (2/18 - 2/20/95) ... Stanford had won 12 consecutive regular season series before the two consecutive series losses and has still won 29 of its last 33 series overall ... Stanford has come from behind in 15 of its 30 victories this season ... Stanford's 30 victories mark the 24th time in 26 seasons under head coach Mark Marquess that Stanford has reached the 30-win plateau ... Stanford has been successful in close games this season with an 8-4 mark in one-run contests and a 4-2 record in extra-inning games ... Stanford has scored five or more runs in an inning 18 times this season ... Stanford is averaging 8.0 runs per game, reaching double figure runs 12 times and double figure hits on 29 occasions ... Stanford is currently hitting .321, while posting a 3.99 ERA and a .970 fielding percentage ... Stanford has hit 17 triples to only four for its opponents this season and also has a sizeable lead in homers with a 54-25 advantage ... Stanford's 30-13 record this season is three games behind the team's 33-10 mark through 43 games a year ago ... 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 title game in each of the last two years ... Stanford is coming off three straight 50-win seasons for the first time in school history and has compiled a record of 181-61 (.748) since 1999.

Sam Fuld now leads the Cardinal with a .372 batting average after multiple-hit games in 10 of his last 11 contests, going 26-for-45 (.578) over the stretch ... Fuld also paces the club in hits (71) and has moved into the top spot on Stanford's all-time batting average list with a .364 lifetime mark ... Jason Cooper continues to lead the in homers (10) and RBI (40) ... Chris O'Riordan (.360, 238-662) is also making a run at Stanford's career batting average record ... O'Riordan is third among regulars with a .352 batting average, while leading the team in on base percentage (.435) ... Ryan Garko leads the club in runs scored (48) and bases on balls (25) ... Brian Hall paces the team with nine stolen bases in nine chances ... Stanford's regular starting rotation of Jeremy Guthrie, Tim Cunningham and John Hudgins is a combined 19-3 with a 3.59 ERA ... Hudgins tossed his first career shutout and the first by a Stanford pitcher this year in his last outing, a 13-0 win at Oregon State (4/28).

Stanford and California continue their series Saturday-Sunday, May 4-5 (1 pm, 1 pm, PDT) after the Cardinal won Friday night's series opener, 8-4. Stanford is tied for fourth in the Pac-10 with Oregon State as both clubs have 7-6 Pac-10 marks and are 3.0 games behind league leader USC (11-4 Pac-10). California (8-11 Pac-10) fell to seventh place in the conference standings after Friday night's loss and has dropped five straight overall. Stanford won two-of-three games in a non-league series at California in the first series between the clubs this year (Friday-Sunday, March 8-10). Stanford scored 15 runs in the seventh and eighth innings of a 15-4 win in the series opener. California eeked out a 2-1 win in the middle game of the series and the Cardinal won the rubber game, 4-2. The teams split six games last season with the Cardinal winning two-of-three non-conference games at Sunken Diamond and California taking two-of-three conference games at Evans Diamond. Stanford leads the all-time series, 215-207.

at Stanford 8, at California 4 (May 3, 2002) - Jeremy Guthrie tossed a complete game six-hitter and struck out a season-high 10 batters to lead Stanford to an 8-4 victory over California. Guthrie gave up only one hit after the fourth inning, a bunt single by David Horwitz with one out in the top of the ninth. Sam Fuld (3-4, HR, SB, 3 RBI) and Scott Dragicevich (3-4, 2 2B) had three hits each, while Carlos Quentin (2-4, HR, 3 RBI, SB) homered and drove in three runs to lead the Cardinal offense. Horwitz (3-4, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI) had half of California's six hits, while David Nicholson (2-2, SB) added a pair of hits. California reliever Matt Payne (3-2) suffered the loss, giving up three runs and five hits in 2.1 innings as the second of four California pitchers.

California.......... 110 200 000  -  4  6  1Stanford............ 103 021 01x  -  8 12  2

Win-Guthrie(7-1) Loss-Payne(3-2) Save-None T-3:10 A-2698
BATTERIES: California - Todoroff, Payne (4), Ingram (6), Talbott (8) and Baker. Stanford - Guthrie and Garko. HRs: Stanford - Fuld (4th, solo in 1st), Quentin (9th, 2-run in 3rd).

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