No. 7 Stanford And Arizona State To Play Rubber Game Sunday

May 12, 2002

Arizona State (28-17, 10-7) at No. 7 Stanford (34-14, 10-7)size>

Fri., May 10 - at Stanford 5, Arizona State 3
Sat., May 11 - Arizona State 10, at Stanford 2
Sun., May 12, 1 pm, PDT - RHP Robbie McClellan (7-4, 4.48) vs. LHP Tim Cunningham (5-2, 4.34)
A live audio broadcast of all three Stanford-Arizona State 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 and Arizona State conclude a key three-game Pac-10 series with a rubber game on Sunday, May 12 (1 pm, PDT) ... The Cardinal and Sun Devils have remained in a third place tie in the Pac-10 standings after splitting the first two games of the series with a 5-3 Stanford victory in the opener and a 10-2 Arizona State victory on Saturday ...Both teams are currently 2.0 games behind first place USC (12-5 Pac-10) and 1.0 games in back of second place Washington (11-6 Pac-10) in the conference standings ... Stanford is attempting to finish either first or second in the Pac-10 standings for the 20th time in the last 22 years ... Stanford had a season-high-tying five-game win streak snapped with its Saturday loss ... Stanford has won 20 straight regular season three-game series at Sunken Diamond and has not lost a series at home since dropping two-of-three to USC (4/16 - 4/18/99) ... Stanford has won 30 its last 34 series overall ... Stanford moved up two spots to No. 7 in the most recent Baseball America poll ... Stanford came from behind in all three games of its sweep over California (5/3 - 5/5) last weekend and has now come from behind to win in 17 of its 34 victories this season ... Stanford is 20-4 at home, while the team has managed a 14-10 mark on the road ... Stanford is 12-2 in series openers, 7-7 in middle games of series and 9-4 in series finales ... Stanford set a new attendance record with a paid crowd of 4143 versus California (5/5) ... Stanford has reached the 30-win mark for the 24th time in 26 seasons under head coach Mark Marquess and is shooting for its eighth straight 40-win campaign ... Stanford has been successful in close games this season with an 8-4 showing in one-run contests and a 4-2 record in extra-inning games ... Stanford is averaging 8.0 runs per game, reaching double figures in runs 14 times and double figure hits on 32 occasions ... Stanford is currently hitting .322, while posting a 4.12 ERA and a .971 fielding percentage ... Stanford has hit 19 triples to only six for its opponents this season and also has a sizeable lead in homers with a 64-31 advantage ... Stanford's 34-14 record this season is one game behind the team's 35-13 mark through 48 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 185-62 (.749) since 1999.

Sam Fuld leads the Cardinal with a .371 batting average and 79 hits, and is also Stanford's all-time batting average leader with a .364 (160-440) lifetime mark ... Ryan Garko has taken over the team lead in homers (12), while also leading the club in runs scored (55) and bases on balls (31) ... Carlos Quentin leads the team in RBI (46), triples (4) and hit by pitches (13) ... Brian Hall paces the team with 11 stolen bases in 11 chances ... Stanford's regular starting rotation of Jeremy Guthrie, Tim Cunningham and John Hudgins is a combined 21-4 with a 3.97 ERA ... Guthrie (8-1) and Hudgins (8-1) co-lead the team with eight victories each ... Guthrie paces the squad in both innings pitched (105.1), strikeouts (96) and complete games (3), while Hudgins has the only shutout of the year ... Ryan McCally has a team-high six saves.

Stanford and Arizona State conclude their three-game series with a rubber game on Sunday, May 12 (1 pm, PDT). The teams have split the first two games of the current series with a 5-3 Stanford win on Friday and a 10-2 Arizona State victory on Saturday to snap a seven-game losing streak at Sunken Diamond. Arizona State leads the all-time series, 76-75.

at Stanford 5, Arizona State 3 (May 10, 2002) - Jeremy Guthrie tossed his third straight complete game while Ryan Garko and Andy Topham each hit two-run homers to lift Stanford to a 5-3 victory. Guthrie struck out eight and scattered eight hits with only one walk. Sam Fuld (2-4, RBI) had his eighth straight multiple-hit game for the Cardinal and his 14th in the last 15 games. Jeff Larish (2-4, HR, 3 RBI) was the only Arizona State player with more than one hit.

Arizona State......... 000 003 000 - 3 8 1Stanford.............. 001 022 00X - 5 8 1

Win-Guthrie(8-1) Loss-Arguello(1-1) T-2:48 A-3621
BATTERIES: Arizona State - Liebeck, Arguello (6), Sopko (8) and Castillo. Stanford - Guthrie and Garko. HRs: Stanford - Garko (12th, 2-run in 5th), Topham (5th, 2-run in 6th; ASU - Laris (2nd, 3-run in 6th).

Arizona State 10, at Stanford 2 (May 11, 2002) - Arizona State scored five times with two outs in the top of the first inning in a 10-2 win over Stanford. Jeremy West (3-3, 2B, 3 RBI) had three hits and Nick Cedena hit the game's only home run to lead the Sun Devils' offense. Mike Esposito (8-5) picked up the victory, holding the Cardinal scoreless on three hits over the first 5.0 innings. Ryan Schroyer scattered seven hits and allowed two runs over the final 4.0 innings to earn his fifth save of the season. Chris O'Riordan (3-4) led the Stanford offense, while Scott Dragicevich (2-4, 2B) and Brian Hall (2-5, 2B) added two hits each but the Cardinal left 14 runners stranded, its season-high for a nine inning game.

Arizona State.......... 502 002 010  - 10 13  0Stanford............... 000 000 101  -  2 10  0

Win-Esposito(8-5) Save-Schroyer(5) Loss-Hudgins(8-1) T-3:19 A-3086
BATTERIES: Arizona State - Esposito, Schroyer (6) and Castillo. Stanford - Hudgins, Ehrlich (6), Jecmen (8), Willcox (9) and Garko. HRs: ASU - Cadena (4th, 2-run in 1st).

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