No. 9 Stanford Home To Host No. 16 USC Friday-Sunday
Feb. 25, 2003
Friday, February 28, 6 pm - RHP Brian Bannister (2-1, 1.93) vs. RHP John Hudgins (3-0, 2.75)
Saturday, March 1, 1 pm - LHP Frazier Dizard (1-0, 4.50) vs. RHP Ryan McCally (1-1, 4.10)
Sunday, March 2, 1 pm - LHP Bobby Paschal (0-2, 2.60) vs. TBA
A live audio broadcast of all three Stanford-USC games will be available live ... Friday and Sunday's games are both on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... Saturday's contest will begin on the air and move to an internet only broadcast beginning at 1:45 pm ... Chad Goldberg and Nick Kapur will call the action ... A Gametracker with live stats will also be available for all three games from a link at gostanford.com.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford had won a season-high six straight games before falling at defending national champions Texas in its most recent contest last Sunday ... The streak including a doubleheader sweep of the Longhorns last Saturday ... Stanford has moved into the top 10 in each of the nation's four major collegiate baseball polls (No. 7 Collegiate Baseball; No. 8 Sports Weekly/ESPN; No. 9 Baseball America; No. 9 NCBWA). Stanford has been errorless in five of its last six games ... Stanford is hitting .290 as a team, has posted a 4.07 ERA and has a .974 fielding percentage through its first 15 contests ... Stanford has a 35-6 record at Sunken Diamond over the past two seasons ... Stanford is looking to extend its school record of consecutive appearances at the College World Series to five ... The Cardinal has reached the CWS championship game in two of the last three seasons (2000, '01) and qualified for a CWS bracket final in 1999 and 2002.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
John Hudgins (3-0, 2.75) has won two consecutive starts and leads the team in both strikeouts (36) and innings pitched (36.0), while allowing just four walks ... Ryan Garko extended his club lead in both homers (4) and RBI (15) last week with a pair of homers and seven RBI in four games ... Brian Hall leads the squad with six stolen bases ... Carlos Quentin's batting average jumped .084 points during the Texas series from a season-low .286 to its current .370 as Quentin was 8-for-12 with four doubles, two RBI and a stolen base ... Quentin recorded his first career five-hit game (5-6, 3 2B, RBI) in the series-opener ... John Mayberry, Jr. has extended his career-high hit streak to eight games and has hit safely in 14 of his first 15 collegiate contests ... Mark Marquess moved into sole possession of 20th place on the all-time Division I win list when he recorded victory number 1101 in the first game of the doubleheader versus Texas (2/22) ... Danny Putnam (.383) leads the club in batting average ... Stanford has started three freshman infielders in each of the last seven games in Mayberry (1B), Chris Lewis (2B) and Jed Lowrie (3B) ... Freshman left-handed pitcher Mark Romanczuk is 3-0 with two saves in his first six career appearances, picking up his latest win in the second game of the doubleheader sweep at Texas (2/22).
STANFORD-USC PREVIEW AND SERIES HISTORY
Stanford returns to Sunken Diamond to host USC this Friday-Sunday, February 28-March 2 (6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm) for a three-game non-conference series. USC leads Stanford in the all-time series, 197-145-3. However, Stanford won seven of the eight games played between the clubs last year, including a pair of NCAA Super Regional contests (W, 4-2; W, 5-3) to end the Trojans' season. Stanford won four of the five games played between the clubs at Sunken Diamond last year, also taking two-of-three (W, 6-5, 10 inn.; L, 11-16, W, 15-4) in a regular season Pac-10 series. In addition, Stanford swept the Trojans (W, 9-6; W, 12-10, 11 inn.; W, 5-4) in a 2002 non-conference series in Los Angeles. USC last won a series over the Cardinal with two-of-three wins in Los Angeles from April 20-22, 2001.
FRIDAY STARTER JOHN HUDGINS
Season Notes: Has posted a 3-0 record and a 2.75 ERA over his first five starts and won each of his last two starts ... Leads the team with 36 strikeouts and 36.0 innings pitched, while allowing just four walks ... Has pitched at least 6.0 innings in each of his five starts ... Opponents are hitting just .228 off him with only 31 hits in 36.0 innings ... Individual Game Highlights: Scattered four runs and seven hits with eight strikeouts in 7.0 innings to earn the victory in his most recent outing, an 11-7 victory at Texas (2/22 - Game 1) ... Took a no-hitter into the eighth inning of his previous start and earned the win in a 4-1 victory over Fresno State (2/14), allowing just three hits and one run with nine strikeouts over 8.0 innings ... Earned his first career Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors (2/11) after holding Florida State to one run and six hits with a career-high 10 strikeouts over the first 9.0 innings of Stanford's 12-inning, 2-1 victory (2/7) ... Picked up a no-decision at Cal State Fullerton (1/31) by scattering 10 hits and three runs over the first 6.0 innings before leaving an eventual 7-3 loss with the score tied 3-3 ... Limited Santa Clara to two runs and five hits with six strikeouts over 6.0 innings in his first start of 2003 to pick up a victory (1/25) ... Career Notes: Ranks second among active Stanford players in career victories (14), strikeouts (148) and innings pitched (180.1) ... Has a 14-6 career record with four saves and a 4.23 ERA in 46 appearances and 22 starts ... Has three career complete games and one shutout, the only active Stanford pitcher with a shutout to his credit ... Finished the 2002 season with a 10-1 overall record to rank tied for fourth on Stanford's all-time single season won-loss percentage list (.909) ... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in 2002 while also ranking third on the club in both innings pitched (105.0) and strikeouts (62).
SATURDAY STARTER RYAN MCCALLY
Season Notes: Has a 1-1 record, one save and a 4.10 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 26.1 innings and five appearances (four starts) ... Has the team's only complete game this season ... Individual Game Highlights: Received no-decision in his most recent outing at Texas (2/22 - Game 2), allowing three runs and four hits over the first 4.1 innings in a game Stanford eventually won, 8-7 ... Tossed his first career complete game with a career-high 9.0 innings and earned his first career victory as a starter in his previous start, a 7-2 win over Fresno State (2/16), taking a shutout into the ninth inning and retiring 17 straight batters at one point ... Took the loss at Cal State Fullerton (2/2) in his first start of the season and second of his career, allowing eight runs (four earned) and seven hits with five strikeouts in 5.2 innings ... Earned a no-decision versus Florida State (2/9) in a 12-inning, 10-8 loss, scattering three runs and four hits over the first 4.1 innings ... Made his first appearance of the season in relief at Santa Clara on opening day (1/25), holding the Broncos scoreless on one hit over the final 3.0 innings to earn a save ... Career Notes: Has spent most of his career as a reliever, making 68 of his 69 appearances prior to this season out of the bullpen ... Stanford's active career leader in appearances (74) and saves (12), ranking tied for seventh on the school's all-time list in saves ... Has been tremendous during the postseason in his career with a 1.15 ERA in 15.2 innings, allowing just two earned runs and eight hits.
SUNDAY STARTER TBA
Stanford 11, at Texas 7 (Saturday, February 22, 2003 - Game 1)
Stanford 8, at Texas 7 (Saturday, February 22, 2003 - Game 2)
Stanford swept a doubleheader from defending College World Series champions and Texas in front of a season-high crowd of 6,799 spectators at Disch-Falk Field. The Cardinal jumped out to early leads in both games, holding on for an 11-7 victory in the opener and an 8-7 win in the nightcap to extend its season-long win streak to six in a row with the victory. Carlos Quentin was 7-for-10 in the doubleheader and had his first career five-hit game (5-6) with three doubles and an RBI in the opener as Stanford collected a season-high 17 hits. John Hudgins picked up his second straight victory in the first game, scattering four runs and seven hits with eight strikeouts over the first 7.0 innings. Mark Romanczuk earned the win in the second game and Matt Manship earned his second save by shutting out the Longhorns with three strikeouts over the final 1.2 innings. Ryan Garko drove in five runs in the doubleheader and hit Stanford's only home run, a two-run blast in his first at bat of the day.
at Texas 7, Stanford 1 (Sunday, February 23, 2003)
Texas avoided a sweep with a 7-1 victory over Stanford in the series finale before a crowd of 6,701 spectators at Disch-Falk Field. Stanford had its season-long six-game win streak snapped in its attempt to sweep the Longhorns in a three-game series for the first time in school history. Stanford starter Jonny Dyer (0-1) took the loss in his first career start, allowing two runs and two hits in a career-high 3.0 innings. John Mayberry, Jr. (2-4) and Tobin Swope (2-4) had two hits each for Stanford. Mayberry extended his career-high hit streak to eight games.
MARK MARQUESS MOVES INTO 20TH PLACE ON VICTORY LIST
Stanford head coach Mark Marquess recorded career victories 1101 and 1102 in Stanford's doubleheader sweep at Texas last Saturday to move into sole possession of 20th place on the NCAA's all-time Division I victory list. Marquess moved past the late Jim Brock of Arizona State, who recorded 1100 victories.
JOHN HUDGINS CONTINUES SUCCESS ON THE MOUND
John Hudgins has compiled a 3-0 record and a 2.75 ERA in his first five starts this season. He leads the club with 36 strikeouts and 36.0 innings, while allowing just four walks and 31 hits for a .228 opponents batting average. He has won each of his last two decisions and lasted at least 6.0 innings in each of his five starts this season. His season highlights have included taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning and earning the win in Stanford's 4-1 victory over Fresno State (2/14) and holding Florida State to just one first inning run and six hits, while striking out a career-high 10 batters without a walk over the first 9.0 innings of Stanford's 12-inning, 2-1 victory to earn the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors for the first time in his career.
RYAN GARKO EXTENDS TEAM LEAD IN HOMERS AND RBI
Ryan Garko extended his team lead in homers (4) and RBI (15) during the Texas series as he hit the only home run by a Cardinal player and drove in five runs. Garko also homered and drove in a pair of runs in Stanford's other game last week, a 5-4 win over Nevada (2/17).
CARLOS QUENTIN HAS BIG DAY IN DOUBLEHEADER SWEEP OF TEXAS
Carlos Quentin was 7-for-10 with four doubles, two RBI, a stolen base and was hit by a pitch in Stanford's doubleheader sweep of Texas (2/22). In the opener, Quentin (5-6, 3 2B, RBI, SB) had career-highs of five hits and three doubles.
JOHN MAYBERRY, JR. EXTENDS HIT STREAK TO EIGHT GAMES
John Mayberry, Jr. extended his career-high hit streak to eight games by hitting safely in all three games at Texas and has hit safely in 14 of his first 15 collegiate games. Mayberry began his career with a six-game hit streak (1/25-2/7) before going 0-for-4 versus Florida State (2/8) and has responded with his current eight-game hit streak (2/9 - 2/23), which is tied for the longest by a Cardinal player this season.
Stanford has posted a 35-6 record at Sunken Diamond over the past two seasons. The Cardinal did have two home winning streaks snapped versus Florida State earlier this year. The Seminoles ended Stanford's 11-game win streak with a 4-3 victory in the second game of the series (2/8) and then won 10-8 in 12 innings in the series finale (2/9) to become the first opponent to win a series at Sunken Diamond since USC took two-of-three against the Cardinal from April 16-18, 1999, a span of 22 series.
CARDINAL CONTINUES OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAY
Stanford has posted five errorless games in its last six outings to raise its fielding percentage to .974, which would rank second all-time on Stanford's list and is just .003 percentage points shy of the school record .977 mark put together in 2001. During the last six games, the Cardinal has totaled just two errors for a .991 fielding percentage during that span.
SAM FULD CURRENTLY TIED FOR 6TH ON ALL-TIME BATTING AVERAGE LIST
Sam Fuld currently ranks tied for sixth on Stanford's all-time batting average list with a .352 lifetime mark (206-585). Fuld began the 2003 campaign on top of Stanford's career batting average list (.367) but has lost .015 points off his career average by hitting .231 (15-65) over the first 15 games this season.
SEVERAL FRESHMEN MAKING MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Stanford has had several freshmen make major contributions in their first year on The Farm. The Cardinal has started three freshmen in the infield for each of the last seven games in John Mayberry, Jr. (1B), Chris Lewis (2B) and Jed Lowrie (3B). Mark Romanczuk has been the team's top pitcher out of the bullpen, while Matt Manship has had effective performances in relief. Lowrie (.351) and Mayberry (.312) rank fourth and fifth on the club in batting average, while Lewis is fifth with six RBI. Mayberry leads the team in triples (3) and extra-base hits (7). Lowrie is second on the club with five doubles. Romanczuk is 3-0 with two saves and a 2.84 ERA in his six appearances this season, adding 14 strikeouts in 12.2 innings. Manship is tied with Romanczuk for the team lead with two saves.
ACTIVE PLAYERS AND TEAMS IN THE SCHOOL RECORD BOOK
Following is a list of all active Stanford players and teams in the school's record book ...
Individual Career Records: Batting Average - Sam Fuld (.352, 6th-T); Saves - Ryan McCally (12, 7th-T)
Individual Season Records: Hits - Sam Fuld (110, 2002, 1st); Hit-by-Pitch - Carlos Quentin (19, 2002, 1st-T; 14, 2001, 9th-T), Ryan Garko (16, 2002, 5th-T); At Bats - Sam Fuld (293, 2002, 4th); Won-Loss Percentage - John Hudgins (.909, 2002, 10-1, 4th-T); Saves - Ryan McCally (7, 2002, 9th-T)
Team Season Records: Fielding Percentage (.974, 2003, 2nd)
STANFORD TAKES THIRD STRAIGHT DOUBLEHEADER
Stanford is a perfect 3-0 in doubleheaders over the past three seasons after sweeping defending national champion Texas last Saturday (2/22/03; W, 11-7; W, 8-7). The Cardinal began the string with a doubleheader sweep of Texas on the final day of a 2001 NCAA Regional at Sunken Diamond (5/27/01; W, 10-9, 10 inn.; W, 4-3) and also took both ends of a doubleheader at USC (3/23/02; W, 9-6; W, 12-10, 11 inn.).
STANFORD CLIMBS ONE SPOT TO NO. 9 IN BASEBALL AMERICA POLL, EARNS TOP 10 SPOTS IN ALL FOUR POLLS
For the second consecutive week, Stanford has climbed one spot in the most recent Baseball America poll as the Cardinal is ranked No. 9 this week. Stanford began the 2003 season ranked No. 3 in the preseason Baseball America poll released January 2. Stanford is in the top 10 all four major polls (No. 7 Collegiate Baseball, No. 8 Sports Weekly/ESPN, No. 9 NCBWA) Stanford finished the 2002 season ranked in the top five by all four polls (No. 4 Baseball America, Baseball Weekly/ESPN and Collegiate Baseball, No. 5 NCBWA). Stanford has been ranked No. 1 at one point during each of the past six years (1997-2002) prior to this season. Stanford's poll history includes a run as 'king of the polls' in 1998 when the team held the top spot in the Baseball America poll for the entire regular season (a record 14 consecutive weeks). Stanford has already played nine games against two of Baseball America's current top 10 teams (No. 3 Florida State, No. 5 Cal State Fullerton, No. 6) and has nine more versus teams currently in the top 20 (No. 4 Arizona State, No. 16 USC).
STANFORD NEXT HOSTS CALIFORNIA BEFORE TAKING 12-DAY BREAK
Stanford will host California in a non-conference three-game series Friday-Sunday, March 7-9) before taking a 12-day break for final exams. Stanford won five-of-six games against California last year and leads the all-time series, 217-207. After the break, the Cardinal will open Pac-10 action with a three-game series at #4 Arizona State (Saturday-Monday, March 22-24, 7 pm, 1 pm, 4:30 pm, MT). The all-time Stanford-Arizona State series is tied, 76-76. The Cardinal won two-of-three games played between the clubs last year at Sunken Diamond (May 10-12; W, 5-3; L, 2-10; W, 3-1).
Stanford seems to have broken out of an early hitting slump by raising its team average to .290 (the Cardinal reached .294 before collecting just seven hits in the final game at Texas). Stanford hit .319 during its recent six-game win streak (2/14 - 2/22). Still, Stanford is averaging just 4.9 runs per game and has left an average of 8.8 runners on base over its first 15 contests. Danny Putnam (.383) leads the squad in batting average, while Tobin Swope has a team-high 21 hits. Carlos Quentin (.370), Swope (.362), Jed Lowrie (.351), John Mayberry, Jr. (.312) and Ryan Garko (.300) are also hitting .300 or better. Garko leads the club in both homers (4) and RBI (15), while Brian Hall has a team-high six stolen bases. Putnam paces the team with 11 runs scored and a .596 slugging percentage. Mayberry has team-highs of three triples, seven extra base hits and 34 total bases. Quentin paces the squad in doubles (6), bases on balls (11) and hit-by-pitches (4).
Stanford's pitching staff struggled in its recent three-game series at Texas with a 7.27 ERA, allowing the Longhorns 21 earned runs in 26.0 innings. Stanford's ERA has risen to 4.07, the first time it has been above 4.00 since its six-game win streak began. The staff had been phenomenal during the first four games of the win streak with a 1.75 ERA. John Hudgins (3-0, 2.75 ERA) paces the club in strikeouts (36) and inning pitched (36.0). He earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the first time in his career after holding Florida State (2/7) to one run and six hits with a career-high 10 strikeouts over the first 9.0 innings of a 12-inning, 2-1 victory, before taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning of a 4-1 win over Fresno State (2/14) in his next start. Ryan McCally (1-1, 4.10, 1 SV) recently tossed his first career complete and the first by a Stanford pitcher this season in a 7-2 victory over Fresno State (2/16) in his most recent start. Mark Romanczuk (3-0, 2.84, 2 SV) has been sensational out of the bullpen, striking out 14 in his first 12.2 collegiate innings and six appearances. David O'Hagan (1-1, 4.35) has struck out 16 batters over 10.1 innings, while Matt Manship (0-1, 4.50) is tied with Romanczuk for the team lead in saves (2).
Stanford has been sensational on defense with five errorless games in its last six outings to improve its overall fielding percentage to a season-best .974 after committing just three errors during its four-game win streak. The .974 team fielding percentage would currently rank second all-time on The Farm, only behind 2001's record breaking .977 mark. Stanford has been errorless in a total of seven games this season. John Mayberry, Jr. continues to lead the club with 146 putouts, while Tobin Swope has a team-high 42 assists. Mayberry's 14 putouts versus Santa Clara (1/26) and Jonny Ash's six assists versus Florida State (2/9) are single-game team highs. Stanford turned a game-high three double plays versus Nevada (2/17).
TOP OF THE PAC
Stanford (16-8 Pac-10) finished second in the 2002 final regular season Pac-10 standings, one game behind two-time defending league champion USC (17-7 Pac-10). The second place finish put Stanford among the top two in the conference standings (includes Pac-10 Southern Division) for the ninth straight year and the 20th time in the last 22 years.
CARDINAL LOOKING TO EXTEND STRING OF 40-WIN SEASONS TO NINE
Stanford is looking to extend its string of 40-win seasons to nine in 2003 after picking up its eighth straight 40-win season last year by finishing with a 47-18 overall mark. The last time Stanford didn't win 40 games was when the club finished 27-28 in 1993.
STANFORD PICKED TO WIN PAC-10 BY BASEBALL AMERICA
Stanford is Baseball America's preseason favorite to win the Pac-10, followed by USC, Arizona State, California, Washington, Arizona, UCLA, Oregon State and Washington State. Two-time defending champion USC was chosen by the Pac-10 coaches, followed by Arizona State, Stanford, California, Arizona, UCLA, Washington, Oregon State and Washington State.
FOUR STANFORD PLAYERS EARN 2003 PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
Four Stanford players have earned 2003 Preseason All-American honors. Sam Fuld was selected to all three of the major preseason All-American teams (NCBWA First Team, Baseball America Third Team, Collegiate Baseball Third Team). Carlos Quentin was named First Team by Baseball America and Third Team by the NCBWA. Ryan Garko was a Second Team Collegiate Baseball pick, while Tim Cunningham earned Third Team NCBWA honors. Fuld is the only member of the group to earn regular season All-American honors in 2002 (NCBWA First Team, Baseball America Third Team, Collegiate Baseball Third Team).
2002 SEASON REVIEW
Stanford made its school record fourth straight appearance at the College World Series in 2002, reaching a bracket final before being defeated by eventual CWS champion Texas. Stanford finished the season with a 47-18 overall record to mark its eighth straight campaign with 40 or more victories and finished 16-8 in Pac-10 action to place second in the conference.
BASEBALL AMERICA RECOGNIZES SEVERAL STANFORD PLAYERS
Baseball America recognized several Stanford players in its 2003 Pac-10 preview. Ryan Garko, Sam Fuld, Carlos Quentin and Ryan McCally were all picked for the preseason All-Pac-10 team. John Mayberry, Jr. was selected as the preseason Freshman of the Year. The publications also ranked the Pac-10's top prospects for both the 2003 and 2004 drafts. Quentin was named the top prospect for 2003 with Fuld (5th) and Tim Cunningham (10th) also making the top 10. Donny Lucy (2nd) and Mark Jecmen (4th) were ranked among 2004 draft prospects. Mayberry was listed as the magazine's top newcomer. Fuld was chosen as the league's best 'Pure Hitter', 'Baserunner' and 'Defensive Outfielder'. Quentin was ranked as having the league's best 'Outfield Arm', while Donny Lucy was named the Pac-10's best 'Defensive Catcher' and 'Catcher/Best Arm'.
STANFORD PLAYERS IN PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL
Stanford has had 59 former players reach the Major Leagues, most recently with the debuts of Joe Borchard (OF, Chicago White Sox) and Justin Wayne (RHP, Florida Marlins) in September of 2002. Nine former Stanford players were in Major League Baseball during the 2002 season. In addition to Borchard and Wayne, former Stanford players Jeff Austin (RHP, Kansas City Royals), Jeffrey Hammonds (OF, Milwaukee Brewers), Rick Helling (RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks), A.J. Hinch (C, Kansas City Royals), Andrew Lorraine (LHP, Milwaukee Brewers), Jason Middlebrook (RHP, New York Mets/San Diego Padres) and Mike Mussina (RHP, New York Yankees) wore MLB uniforms last season. Bob Boone (Manager, Cincinnati Reds) and Ruben Amaro, Jr. (Assistant GM, Philadelphia Phillies) were also involved with Major League Baseball in 2002. During the past offseason, Hinch moved to the Cleveland Indians and Helling to the Baltimore Orioles. Stanford also has 30 former players currently in Minor League Baseball, including seven players from last year's club in Jason Cooper (OF, Cleveland Indians), Scott Dragicevich (INF, Toronto Blue Jays), Jeremy Guthrie (RHP, Cleveland Indians), Darin Naatjes (RHP, Philadelphia Phillies), Chris O'Riordan (INF, Texas Rangers), Dan Rich (LHP, Cleveland Indians) and Andy Topham (INF, Houston Astros).
CARDINAL, WHITE AND BLUE
Stanford emerged on top of a recent USA National Team player study. Stanford has produced 20 Team USA players that have played in 28 seasons over the last 18 years, more than any other collegiate program in the nation in both categories. Stanford is also tops in the nation with at least one players on the Team USA roster for 16 consecutive years. Four current Stanford players have participated with Team USA -- Tim Cunningham (2001), Sam Fuld (2001, '02), Ryan Garko (2001, '02), Carlos Quentin (2001, '02).
STANFORD HEAD COACH MARK MARQUESS
One of the nation's premier collegiate coaches, Mark Marquess is in his 27th season at the helm of Stanford Baseball in 2003 with an overall record of 1102-539-5 (.671). The 1969 Stanford graduate has led the Cardinal to two NCAA titles, two CWS runner-up showings, 12 College World Series appearances, 12 NCAA Regional titles, four NCAA Super Regional championships and 10 Pac-10 or Pac-10 Southern Division regular season titles. The Cardinal has qualified for the NCAA Tournament 20 times in the its first 26 seasons under Marquess. Marquess began the 2003 season ranked 10th in victories and 16th in winning percentage among active Division I baseball coaches. Marquess moved into sole possession of 20th place on the all-time victory list with his 1101st career victory at Texas (2/22/03 - Game 1). Recent milestone victories were his 1100th career win versus Nevada (2/17/03) and his 1000th against Florida State (2/9/01). He has been named NCAA Coach of the Year three times and has received Pac-10 or Pac-10 Southern Division Coach of the Year honors on eight occasions. The Cardinal has posted winning seasons in 25 times of the first 26 seasons under his leadership and has finished either first or second in the prestigious Pacific-10 (formerly Pac-10 Southern Division) 20 times in the last 22 years. Stanford has had 104 professional baseball draft picks in the past 18 seasons, including 13 first round selections in the last 16 years. A member of the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Marquess was the head coach of the 1988 United States Olympic baseball team that captured the gold medal. Marquess was also an accomplished football and baseball standout on The Farm and is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. He is one of only six collegiate baseball head coaches to have both played and coached in the College World Series. Marquess was the starting first baseman and a First Team All-American on Stanford's 1967 College World Series squad and played four seasons of minor league baseball with the Chicago White Sox organization.
COMMENTS FROM MARK MARQUESS
(On Stanford's recent six-game win streak)
'We had a nice stretch of games that concluded with a great doubleheader sweep of Texas. I hope that we can continue playing well in our next couple of series before our break.'
(On the upcoming series with USC)
'We have always enjoyed an outstanding rivalry with USC and played some great games with them over the years. We look forward to being tested by yet another quality opponent versus USC.'
(On the contributions by the team's freshmen infielders)
'Our three freshman infielders have really stepped up and done and great job, both offensively and defensively. They have responded extremely well at this point to the adjustment necessary to play college baseball.'
STANFORD COACHING STAFF
Dean Stotz is in his 27th campaign with Stanford Baseball and his fourth season as associate head coach after he was promoted to the position prior to the 2000 campaign. Stotz served for 23 years as an assistant. Stotz currently coaches third base while also handling various offensive and defensive aspects of the game. Tom Kunis is in his fourth season as Stanford's pitching coach, while Dave Nakama is in his fourth year overall as a Stanford assistant coach and in the second year of his second stint on the coaching staff. He assists with all aspects of the game and serves as Stanford's first base coach.
#1 - JONNY ASH (INF, L/R, 5-9, 175, Jr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Did not play in six consecutive games prior to pinch-hitting at Texas (2/23) ... Hitting .120 but has two triples and a pair of RBI ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Tripled at Cal State Fullerton (1/31) and versus Florida State (2/7) ... Cardinal Career Update: Has a .283 batting average with 32 RBI, playing in 75 games with 32 starts.
#5 - SAM FULD (OF, L/L, 5-10, 180, Jr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Has struggled to a .231 batting average through his first 15 games but has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games, hitting .294 during the stretch after going 0-for-14 in his first three contests ... Posted a six-game hit streak (2/1 - 2/14), going 10-for-26 (.385) with three doubles, a homer, two RBI and a stolen base ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Hit his first homer of the season at Cal State Fullerton (2/2) ... Cardinal Career Update: Stanford's active career leader in batting average (.352), hits (206), runs scored (131), at bats (585), doubles (38), triples (7) and multiple-hit games (65) ... Ranks tied for sixth on Stanford's all-time batting average list ... Has played in 146 games with 136 starts.
#12 - RYAN GARKO (C, R/R, 6-2, 220, Sr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Leads the team with four homers and 15 RBI, while hitting .300 ... Had a recent eight-game hit streak (2/8 - 2/22), going 12-for-30 (.400) with four homers and 13 RBI during the stretch ... Leads the team with six multiple-RBI games ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Has homered at Texas (2/22 - Game 1), as well as versus Nevada (2/17), Fresno (2/15) and Florida State (2/9) ... Had three RBI and a pair of sacrifice flies at Texas (2/22 - Game 2) ... Was 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI versus Florida State (2/9) ... Was 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI at Santa Clara in the season-opener (1/25) ... Cardinal Career Update: Stanford's active career leader in home runs (25), RBI (114), total bases (294), walks (71), slugging percentage (.530), games played (164) and games started (146), while ranking second in doubles (37) and hit-by-pitches (35).
#3 - BRIAN HALL (INF, R/R, 6-0, 185, Jr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Leads the club with six stolen bases and is second with eight RBI, while adding two homers and a .274 batting average ... Currently in a tough stretch over his last nine games, going 5-for-37 (.135) with a homer, five RBI and two stolen bases ... Had a seven-game hit streak (6/8/02 - 2/7/03) that extended back to last season ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Was 3-for-6 with a pair of doubles versus Florida State (2/7) ... Tied a career-high with four hits at Cal State Fullerton (1/31, 4-4, 2 RBI) ... Hit his first home run this year at Santa Clara in the season-opener (1/25) and had one versus Fresno State (2/16).
#14 - JOHN HESTER (C, R/R, 6-3, 210, Fr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Hitting .167 ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Picked up his first collegiate hit at Texas (2/22 - Game 1) ... Made his first collegiate start as a designated hitter versus Fresno State (2/16) and his collegiate debut versus Florida State (2/8).
#8 - CHRIS LEWIS (INF, R/R, 6-1, 190, Fr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Has contributed six RBI and is hitting .185 ... Had at least one RBI in four consecutive contests (2/14 - 2/17) ... Has started each of the team's last seven games at second base and made a total of eight starts .... Has struggled over his last four games, going 1-for-14 (.071) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had two RBI versus Fresno State (2/16) ... Picked up his first collegiate hit and made his first start versus Florida State (2/8).
#4 - JED LOWRIE (INF, B/R, 5-11, 170, Fr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Ranks fourth on the club with a .346 batting average and second with five doubles ... Had a seven-game hit streak (2/7 - 2/22), going 13-for-27 (.481) with five doubles and four RBI during the stretch, including four multiple-hit games ... Has started eight consecutive games ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had his first career four-hit game (4-5) and a stolen base at Texas (2/22 - Game 1) ... Picked up his first collegiate hit versus Florida State (2/7) and made his first start versus Florida State (2/9), doubling in both games.
#15 - DONNY LUCY (C/UT, R/R, 6-3, 210, So.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Hitting .148 with three doubles and a two RBI ... Has played in 12 games with nine starts ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had a key RBI double in an 8-7 win at Texas (2/22 - Game 2) ... Snapped out of an 0-for-15 skid with a double in the seventh inning versus Nevada (2/17) ... Had a double in the season-opener at Santa Clara (1/25) and an RBI versus Santa Clara (1/26).
#25 - JOHN MAYBERRY, JR. (INF, R/R, 6-5, 210, Fr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Hitting .312, while leading the team in triples (3), extra-base hits (7) and total bases (34) ... Ranks tied for second on the team with 20 hits ... Has a current career-high eight-game hitting streak (2/9 - 2/23), going 13-for-34 (.382) to raise his batting average by .081 points during the stretch ... Has hit safely in 14 of his first 15 collegiate games ... Has five multiple-hit games ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had his first three-hit game at Texas (2/22 - Game 1) ... Hit his first collegiate homer at Cal State Fullerton (2/1) and added another versus Fresno State (2/14) ... Singled, stole second base and scored the game-winning run in a 12-inning, 2-1 victory over Florida State (2/7).
#2 - CHRIS MINAKER (INF, R/R, 6-0, 180, Fr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Has played in four games (all off the bench) and has two official at bats ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Made his collegiate debut with a sacrifice bunt versus Florida State (2/7).
#7 - DANNY PUTNAM (OF, L/L, 5-10, 200, So.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Leads the team in batting average (.383), slugging percentage (.596) and runs scored (11), while adding two homers and seven RBI ... Has hit safely in 11 of the 13 games he has played in ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Came through with a game-winning pinch-hit RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Stanford to a 5-4 win over Nevada ... Had the first two-double game of his career at Cal State Fullerton (2/2) ... Homered in each of his first two games this season versus Santa Clara (1/25, 1/26), going 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI at Santa Clara (1/25) ... Cardinal Career Update: Hitting .283 with three homes, 17 RBI and two stolen bases ... Has played in 48 games with 23 starts.
#24 - CARLOS QUENTIN (OF, R/R, 6-2, 215, Jr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Ranks second on the team with a .370 batting average, while leading the club in doubles (6), on-base percentage (.500), walks (11) and hit-by-pitches (4) ... Ranks second with three stolen bases and seven multiple-hit games, as well as tied for second with 20 hits ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had a huge day in a doubleheader sweep at Texas (2/22), going 7-for-10 with four doubles, two RBI and a stolen base ... Was 5-for-6 with three doubles (career-highs for doubles and hits), an RBI and a stolen base in the first game of the doubleheader ... Cardinal Career Update: Stanford's active career leader in hit-by-pitches (37) ... Ranks second among all active players in career batting average (.329), home runs (23), RBI (111), hits (179) and slugging percentage (.529) ... Has played in 146 games with 145 starts.
#6 - TOBIN SWOPE (INF, R/R, 5-11, 190, Sr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Leads the club with 21 hits and third with a .362 batting average ... Also has a team-high eight multiple-hit games ... Has added five RBI and a pair of stolen bases ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Was 4-for-6 with an RBI versus Florida State (2/9) ... Drove in the game-winning run with a two-out RBI-single in the bottom of the 12th inning and was 3-for-6 with an RBI and a stolen base versus Florida State (2/7) ... Cardinal Career Update: Has a .365 career batting average with 10 RBI and seven stolen bases ... Has played in 73 games with 21 starts.
STARTING PITCHERS (see above)
#33 - JONNY DYER (R/R, 6-1, 185, So.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Has an 0-1 record and a 4.50 ERA in two appearances and one start ... Has one strikeout in 4.0 innings ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Made his first collegiate start at Texas (2/23), allowing two runs and two hits in 3.0 innings ... Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning in his first outing of the year, a relief appearance at Cal State Fullerton (1/31) ... Cardinal Career Update: Has a 2-1 record and a 4.41 ERA in 12 appearances and one start, pitching 16.1 innings with nine strikeouts.
#38 - DREW EHRLICH (L/R, 6-5, 235, Jr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and a 3.60 ERA with four strikeouts in 5.0 innings and four appearances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Made his first start of the season versus Nevada (2/17 - 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 SO), taking a no-decision in Stanford's 5-4 win ... Cardinal Career Update: Has an 0-2 record and a 4.88 ERA in 29 appearances and four starts, pitching 51.2 innings with 47 strikeouts.
#18 - JEFF GILMORE (R/R, 6-2, 200, Fr.) - 2003 Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and an 0.00 ERA with one strikeout in 1.0 inning and one appearance ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Made his collegiate debut with 1.0 scoreless innings and a strikeout at Texas (2/23).
#30 - MARK JECMEN (R/R, 6-9, 230, So.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and a 4.50 ERA with two strikeouts in 2.0 innings and three appearances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Was on track to earn his first collegiate win versus Florida State (2/9) before a three-run homer by Tony McQuade of the Seminoles in the top of the ninth inning sent the game into extra innings in a 12-inning, 10-8 Florida State win ... Tossed 0.2 scoreless innings in his first two appearances at Cal State Fullerton (2/1) and versus Florida State (2/9) ... Cardinal Career Update: Has an 0-2 record and a 4.88 ERA in 29 appearances and four starts, pitching 51.2 innings with 47 strikeouts.
#36 - MATT MANSHIP (R/R, 6-4, 205, Fr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Tied for the team lead with two saves ... Has an 0-1 record and a 4.50 ERA with nine strikeouts in 10.0 innings and five appearances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Recorded a save in his most recent outing at Texas (2/22 - Game 2), holding the Longhorns scoreless with three strikeouts over the final 1.2 innings ... Pitched effectively in his most recent outing versus Nevada (2/17), tossing 3.2 scoreless innings of one-hit relief and striking out two ... Earned his first save in his collegiate debut, pitching 3.1 scoreless innings, striking out three and giving up just one hit in a 5-0 victory over Santa Clara (1/26).
#19 - DAVID O'HAGAN (B/R, 6-1, 195, Jr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Has a 1-1 record and a 4.35 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 10.1 innings and four appearances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Picked up his first collegiate victory with an impressive relief appearance versus Fresno State (2/15), holding the Bulldogs scoreless on one hit over 4.1 innings ... Struck out a career-high eight versus Florida State (2/9) but suffered the loss by giving up two runs in the top of the 12th inning after retiring the first 10 batters he faced after coming into relief in the ninth inning ... Pitched 0.2 hitless innings at Cal State Fullerton (1/31) ... Cardinal Career Update: Has a 1-1 record and a 4.76 ERA in 13 appearances, pitching 22.2 innings with 24 strikeouts.
#16 - BILLY PAGANETTI (R/R, 6-4, 225, So.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and a 2.70 ERA with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings and one appearance ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Made his collegiate pitching debut against Florida State (2/8), giving up one run but no hits and striking out three in 3.1 innings.
#28 - KODIAK QUICK (R/R, 6-1, 205, Fr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and a 10.00 ERA with seven strikeouts in 9.0 innings and six appearances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had an impressive relief appearance versus Nevada (2/17), scattering four hits and a run with three strikeouts in 2.2 innings ... Struck out the only batter he faced versus Fresno State (2/15) to get the Cardinal out of a bases loaded seventh inning jam ... Held Florida State (2/9) to just one hit over 2.0 innings but gave up three runs (two earned).
#21 - MARK ROMANCZUK (L/L, 6-1, 190, Fr.) -- 2003 Season Notes: Has a 3-0 record, two saves and a 2.84 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 12.2 innings and six appearances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Picked up a win at Texas (2/22 - Game 2) despite allowing four runs and five hits in 3.0 innings of relief work ... Earned a win with 1.1 scoreless one-hit innings and two strikeouts versus Nevada (2/17) ... Picked up back-to-back saves in the first two games of the Fresno State series (2/14, 2/15), combining to throw 3.0 scoreless innings, striking out two and allowing just one hit ... Pitched 3.0 hitless innings with four strikeouts versus Florida State (2/7) to earn his first collegiate win ... Made his collegiate debut at Cal State Fullerton (2/2), striking out four and allowing just one hit in 2.1 innings.