Stanford Baseball's 2003 Recruiting Class Ranked Third By <i>Baseball America</i>

Oct. 17, 2002

Durham, N.C. - The current Stanford Baseball freshman class that will begin its collegiate baseball career with the Cardinal during the 2003 season has been ranked third in the nation by Baseball America.

The 12-player class consists of Pete Duda (RHP, R/R, 6-3, 200, Bayonne, NJ/St. Peter's Preparatory), Jeff Gilmore (RHP, R/R, 6-2, 200, Huntington Beach, CA/Edison HS), Noah Hawthorne (San Luis Obispo, CA/San Luis Obispo HS), John Hester (C, R/R, 6-3, 210, Roswell, GA/Marist School), Chris Lewis (INF, R/R, 6-0, 185, Irvine, CA/Northwood HS), Jed Lowrie (INF, B/R, 5-11, 170, Salem, OR/North Salem HS), Matt Manship (RHP, 6-4, 205, San Antonio, TX/Ronald Reagan HS), John Mayberry (INF, R/R, 6-5, 210, Overland Park, KS/Rockhurst HS), Chris Minaker (INF, R/R, 6-0, 180, Lynwood, WA/Edmonds-Woodway HS), Kodiak Quick (RHP, R/R, 6-1, 205, Belton, MO/Belton HS), Mark Romanczuk (LHP, L/L, 6-1, 190, Newark, DE/St. Mark's HS) and Ben Summerhays (INF, L/L, 6-2, 220, Murray, UT/Murray HS).

Mayberry (Seattle Mariners, first round) and Romanczuk (Tampa Bay Devil Rays, fifth round) were selected in the 2002 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

'This is an outstanding group of players,' said Stanford head coach Mark Marquess. 'We look forward to many members of this class to immediately make significant contributions to the team.'

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