No. 3 Stanford And No. 13 Cal State Fullerton Continue Series Saturday
Feb. 1, 2003
No. 13 Cal State Fullerton Titans (1-0, 0-0 Big West)
Friday, January 31, 7 pm - at Cal State Fullerton 7, Stanford 3
Saturday, February 1, 6 pm - LHP Tim Cunningham (1-0, 0.00) vs. LHP Ryan Schreppel (---, ---)
Sunday, February 2, 1 pm - TBA vs. RHP Dustin Miller (---, ---)
A live audio broadcast of both remaining Stanford-Cal State Fullerton games will be available on KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... Chad Goldberg and Joe Ritzo will call the action ... A Gametracker with live stats will also be available from a link at gostanford.com.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford dropped its first game of the season yesterday with a 7-3 loss at Cal State Fullerton ... The Cardinal had began the 2003 season by sweeping a pair of games versus Santa Clara last Saturday and Sunday ... Stanford won its season opener for the sixth time in the last seven years ... Stanford committed three errors yesterday after not committing an error in either of the first two games ... Stanford is hitting at a .318 clip, has posted a 2.77 ERA and is fieding at .973 through its first three contests ... Stanford is looking to extend its school record of consecutive appearances at the College World Series to five ... The Cardinal has reached the CWS final in two of the last three seasons (2000, '01) and qualified for a CWS bracket final in 1999 and 2002 ... Stanford has six position player starters, two of its three starting pitchers and a total of 14 letterwinners returning from last year's club that was 47-18 overall, 16-8 in the Pac-10 (second) and finished tied for third at the College World Series ... Stanford is currently ranked among the nation's top 10 in each of the four major college baseball preseason polls (No. 3 Baseball America; No. 5 NCBWA, Sports Weekly/ESPN; No. 9 Collegiate Baseball) ... Stanford is attempting to extend its string of consecutive 40-win seasons to nine in a row.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Danny Putnam is off to a hot start in his first three games, going 6-for-10 (.600) with a double, two homers and three RBI ... Saturday's starter Tim Cunningham picked up the win last Sunday versus Santa Clara (1/26) and continues to lead all active Cardinal pitchers with 22 career victories ... Four Stanford players -- Cunningham, Sam Fuld, Ryan Garko and Carlos Quentin -- have earned 2003 Preseason All-American honors ... Fuld began the season as Stanford's career batting average leader with a .367 lifetime mark but after going 0-for-14 in the first three games of the season he has dropped into a tie for third with a .358 career batting average ... Matt Manship combined with Cunningham for a one-hitter in last Sunday's 5-0 victory over Santa Clara as the Cardinal just missed recording the ninth no-hitter in school history ... Head coach Mark Marquess has 1095 career wins, five shy of the 1100 mark and six short of entering the all-time top 20 for Division I coaches.
STANFORD-CAL STATE FULLERTON PREVIEW AND SERIES HISTORY
Stanford and Cal State Fullerton continue a longtime rivalry Saturday with the Cardinal leading the all-time series, 39-30. Cal State Fullerton's 7-3 victory over the Cardinal on Friday night marked just the third time in the last 15 meetings between the clubs that the Titans had won ... Stanford won three-of-four games played between the clubs last year, including a dramatic 3-2, 13-inning victory in the 2002 NCAA Regional opener at Stanford. The Cardinal also won two-of-three games at Sunken Diamond in the first series of 2002 for both teams (7-4, 17-1, 3-6) ... Stanford won two-of-three games the last time the teams played in Fullerton (February 2-4, 2001; 4-5, 9-8, 3-0) ... Included among Stanford's 12 victories in its last 15 games against the Titans are wins in a pair of 2001 College World Series Games (June 10, 2001; 5-2, 10 inn.; June 13, 2001; 4-1).
Began the season by throwing 5.2 hitless innings to pick up a victory versus Santa Clara (1/26), striking out four and walking six ... Finished the 2002 season with a 10-3 overall record and a 4.26 ERA to earn honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors , ranking second on the club in innings pitched (112.0) and strikeouts (67) ... Has a career 22-5 record with a 3.87 ERA and one save in 54 appearances ... Stanford's active career leader in victories (22), strikeouts (161), innings pitched (241.2) and games started (40).