No. 11 Stanford Concludes Homestand Versus Nevada Monday

Feb. 17, 2003

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Nevada Wolfpack (4-5, 0-0 WAC)


No. 10 Stanford Cardinal (6-5, 0-0 Pac-10)

Monday, February 17, 1 pm - Travis Sutton (0-1, 10.80) vs. Drew Ehrlich (0-0, 0.00)
A live audio broadcast Monday's Stanford-Nevada game will be available llive on KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at ... Nick Kapur and Sean Bruich will call the action ... A Gametracker with live stats will also be available from a link at

Stanford will conclude a seven-game homestand versus Nevada on Monday fresh off a sweep of Fresno State the last three days to improve to 6-5, putting the Cardinal back over .500 for the first time since the team was 2-1 ... Stanford's sweep of Fresno State was fueled by pitching (1.67 ERA, .154 opponents batting average) and defense (one error, .991 fielding percentage) ... The Cardinal had lost five of its previous six games (swept by Cal State Fullerton, two-of-three losses to Florida State) in its last two series after opening the season with a two-game sweep of Santa Clara ... Stanford had 11-game and 22-series home win streaks snapped on back-to-back days versus Florida State last Saturday and Sunday ... Stanford is hitting .282 as a team, has posted a 3.44 ERA and has a .970 fielding percentage through its first 11 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 ranked among the nation's top 15 in each of the four major college baseball polls (No. 11 Baseball America; No. 11 Collegiate Baseball, No. 12 Sports Weekly/ESPN; No. 15 NCBWA).

Mark Marquess has 1099 career victories and is looking to become the 21st coach in the history of Division I baseball to reach the 1100 mark today ... Marquess needs just two more wins to move into sole possession of 20th place on the all-time win list ... John Hudgins was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (2/11) for the first time in his career ... Hudgins followed his Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week performance versus Florida State (2/7, 9.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 SO) by taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning last Friday night versus Fresno State to earn his second win of the season, scattering three hits and a run with nine strikeouts over the first 8.0 innings ... Ryan McCally pitched his first career complete game and the first by a Stanford pitcher this season in Sunday's 7-2 win over Fresno State ... McCally took a shutout into the ninth inning and retired 17 straight batters at one point ... Sam Fuld collected his 200th career hit last Friday night ... Tobin Swope (.386) leads the club in batting average ... Four players -- Danny Putnam, John Mayberry, Jr., Ryan Garko and Brian Hall -- have two homers each ... Garko has a team-high eight RBI, while Hall leads the club with four stolen bases ... Fuld began the season as Stanford's all-time batting average leader but has fallen into fifth place (.355) after hitting .224 in the first 11 games ... Stanford started three freshman infielders in all three games versus Fresno State that had the top three series batting averages in Mayberry (1B, .556), Jed Lowrie (3B, .455) and Chris Lewis (2B, .429) ... Mark Romanczuk is 1-0 with two saves in four appearances, giving up just two hits with 10 strikeouts over 8.1 scoreless innings

Nevada's visit to Sunken Diamond today marks the end of Stanford's seven-game homestand. Stanford leads the all-time series, 15-8. Nevada outslugged the Cardinal in Reno last year, 13-12. Stanford won both games the previous season, 18-13 at Nevada and 8-6 at Stanford.


Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and an 0.00 ERA with two strikeouts in 2.1 innings and two appearances ... Individual Game Highlights: Appeared twice versus Florida State (2/7, 2/9).


at Stanford 4, Fresno State 1 (Friday, February 14, 2003)
John Hudgins carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning and John Mayberry, Jr. homered to lead No. 11 Stanford (4-5) to a 4-1 victory over Fresno State (1-4) in the series opener Friday at Sunken Diamond. Hudgins struck out nine while allowing just one run and three hits over the first 8.0 innings. Jed Lowrie (2-3, 2B), Mayberry (2-4, HR, RBI, SB), Sam Fuld (2-4, 2 2B, SB) and Carlos Quentin (2-4, RBI) combined for eight of Stanford's 10 hits. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the Cardinal and extended Fresno State's skid to four games.

Stanford's Mark Romanczuk retired the side in order in the top of the ninth to record his first career save. Romanczuk has pitched 6.1 scoreless innings this season, allowing just one hit.

Stanford started three freshman infielders for the first time this season in Mayberry (first base), Lewis (second base) and Lowrie (third base) that combined to go 5-for-10 with a double, homer, stolen base and two RBI.

at Stanford 5, Fresno State 2 (Saturday, February 15, 2003)

David O'Hagan picked up his first collegiate win and Ryan Garko hit a key two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift No. 11 Stanford (5-5) to a 5-2 victory over Fresno State (1-5) on Saturday at Sunken Diamond. The victory assured Stanford of a series victory. John Mayberry, Jr. (2-3) and Danny Putnam (2-4) had two hits each for Stanford, while Chris Patrick (2-4) was the only Fresno State player with more than one hit as the Bulldogs lost their fifth straight contest.

O'Hagan got Stanford out of a third-inning jam when he relieved Stanford starter Tim Cunningham with one out, the bases loaded and one run already across the plate. O'Hagan struck out Tory Davis for the second out of the inning and retired Aaron Kempster on a fly out to centerfielder Sam Fuld to minimize the damage and keep Fresno State's lead at 2-0.

Mark Romanczuk shut out Fresno State in the eighth and ninth innings on just one hit to earn his second save of the series. Romanczuk has pitched 8.1 scoreless innings this season, allowing just two hits.

Mark Marquess earned his 1098th career coaching victory, leaving him two shy of becoming the 21st coach in the history of Division I baseball to reach the 1100 victory mark and three short of moving into the top 20 on the all-time Division I victory list.

Fuld had his modest six-game hit streak end by going 0-for-4.

Fresno State starter Cody Smith (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing three runs and six hits over the first 5.2 innings.

at Stanford 7, Fresno State 2 (Saturday, February 16, 2003)
No. 11 Stanford (6-5) completed a three-game sweep of Fresno State (1-6) with a 7-2 victory on Sunday at Sunken Diamond. Ryan McCally (1-1) pitched his first career complete game and the first by a Stanford pitcher this season, taking a shutout into the ninth inning before allowing a pair of runs. McCally gave up just six hits, while striking out five and not allowing a walk. Brian Hall hit his second home run of the season for the Cardinal. Tobin Swope (2-3, 2B, RBI) and Jed Lowrie (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI) had two hits each, while Chris Lewis drove in a pair of runs.

Head coach Mark Marquess earned his 1099th career victory to leave him one shy of becoming the 21st coach in the history of Division I baseball to win 1100 games.

McCally retired 17 consecutive batters at one point from one out in the third inning until a leadoff homer by Scott Beshears in the top of the ninth inning ended his shutout bid.

Stanford stranded nine baserunners, while Fresno State left just three on base.

Beshears (2-4, HR, RBI) was the only Fresno State player with more than one hit.

Fresno State starter Matt Garza (1-2) suffered the loss, allowing five runs and five hits over the first 4.2 innings.

Stanford moved above the .500 mark for the first time since the Cardinal was 2-1 after the first three games of the season, while Fresno State lost its sixth straight game.

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