No. 7 Stanford To Host California In Three-Game Series Friday-Sunday
March 7, 2003
Friday, March 7, 6 pm - RHP Matt Brown (1-1, 5.09) vs. RHP John Hudgins (3-1, 3.64)
Saturday, March 8, 1 pm - RHP Brian Montalbo (2-0, 4.86) vs. RHP Ryan McCally (2-1, 3.97)
Sunday, March 9, 1 pm - TBA vs. TBA
A live audio broadcast of all three Stanford-California games will be available live ... The games on Friday and Saturday are both on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... Sunday's contest will be an internet only broadcast at gostanford.com ... 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 has moved up two spots to No. 7 in the latest Baseball America poll after winning the final two games of its most recent series versus USC ... The Cardinal has now won three straight series versus Fresno State, Texas and USC, after having previously dropped back-to-back series against Cal State Fullerton and Florida State ... Stanford has won eight of its last 10 games overall, including a recent season-high six game win streak (2/14 - 2/22) which was capped with a doubleheader sweep at defending College World Series champion Texas on February 22 ... Stanford is also in the top 10 of the other three major collegiate baseball polls (No. 8 NCBWA; No. 8 Sports Weekly/ESPN; No. 9 Collegiate Baseball) ... Stanford hit a season-high five homers in the series finale versus USC (3/2) ... As a team, Stanford is hitting .299 (4th Pac-10), has posted a 4.17 ERA (4th Pac-10) and has a .967 fielding percentage (3rd, Pac-10) through its first 18 contests ... The Stanford pitching staff has held its opponents to a Pac-10 low .238 batting average and recorded a Pac-10 high seven saves ... Stanford has a 37-7 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.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Danny Putnam was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week (3/4) thanks to a two-homer, seven-RBI game versus USC (3/2) ... Putnam leads the team with a .397 batting average, 15 runs scored and a .707 slugging percentage, while co-leading the team along with Ryan Garko with four homers ... John Mayberry, Jr. has extended his career-high hits streak to 11 games and hit safely in 17 of his first 18 collegiate contests ... Garko paces the club in RBI (22) and has driven in 14 runs in his last seven games ... Sam Fuld is sixth on the team's all-time batting average list with a .354 lifetime mark ... Danny Putnam leads the Cardinal with a .370 batting average overall ... Hall leads the squad with six stolen bases ... John Hudgins leads the team and the Pac-10 with 42 strikeouts and 42.0 innings pitched, while Mark Romanczuk is one of four conference pitchers with four wins ... Stanford has started three freshman infielders in each of the last 10 games in Mayberry (1B), Chris Lewis (2B) and Jed Lowrie (3B).
STANFORD-CALIFORNIA PREVIEW AND SERIES HISTORY
Stanford and California continue an intense and longtime rivalry with a three-game non-conference series this Friday-Sunday, March 7-9. Stanford has had recent success against the Golden Bears, winning five-of-six games between the clubs in 2002. The Cardinal won two-of-three in a non-conference series in Berkeley (March 8-10; W, 15-4; L, 1-2; W, 4-2) before sweeping the Golden Bears in Pac-10 action at Stanford (May 3-5; W, 8-4; W, 13-6; W, 8-5). Stanford leads the all-time series, 217-207. California last won a series over the Cardinal with two-of-three wins in Berkeley from April 27-29, 2001 (W, 7-4; W, 7-0; L, 5-9).
FRIDAY STARTER JOHN HUDGINS
Season Notes: Has posted a 3-1 record and a 3.64 ERA over his first six starts, lasting at least 6.0 innings in each ... Leads the team with 42 strikeouts and 42.0 innings pitched, while allowing just four walks ... Individual Game Highlights: Suffered his first loss of the season versus USC (2/28), allowing eight runs (six earned) and nine hits with six strikeouts over the first 6.0 innings ... Scattered four runs and seven hits with eight strikeouts in 7.0 innings to earn the victory a victory in an 11-7 win at Texas (2/22 - Game 1) ... Took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and earned a 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 (154) and innings pitched (193.1) ... Has a 14-7 career record with four saves and a 4.38 ERA in 47 appearances and 23 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 2-1 record, one save and a 3.97 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 34.0 innings and six appearances (five starts) ... Has the team's only complete game this season ... Individual Game Highlights: Picked up a victory in his most recent outing, scattering five runs (three earned) and eight hits with seven strikeouts over the first 7.2 innings ... Received a no-decision 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 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: Spent the first three years of his career primarily as a reliever, making 68 of his 69 appearances prior to this season out of the bullpen ... Stanford's active career leader in appearances (75) 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
USC 13, at Stanford 4 (Friday, February 28, 2003)
No. 16 USC rolled to a 13-4 win over No. 9 Stanford in the opener of a non-conference series at Sunken Diamond on Friday. USC homered times in the first four innings to jump out to an early 6-3 lead and tacked on seven more runs in the final three innings by taking advantage of six Stanford errors that led to five unearned runs. The six errors were the most committed by Stanford since the Cardinal committed six in a 13-7 win at Cal State Fullerton on February 7, 1999.
USC starter Brian Bannister (3-1) picked up the victory, scattering four runs and seven hits with four strikeouts over the first 7.0 innings. Stanford's John Hudgins (3-1) suffered his first loss of the season, allowing eight runs (six earned) and nine hits with six strikeouts over the first 6.0 frames.
Travis McAndrews (3-4, 2B, HR, RBI) and Michael Moon (3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI) had three hits each for USC. Anthony Lunetta (1-3, HR, 2 RBI) and David Gordon (1-5, HR, 2 RBI) added homers for the Trojans.
at Stanford 10, USC 6 (Saturday, March 1, 2003)
No. 9 Stanford scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning and held on for a 10-6 victory over No. 16 USC to even its series with the Trojans on Saturday at Sunken Diamond. Sam Fuld (4-5), Brian Hall (3-4, 2B, 2 RBI) and Ryan Garko (2-4, 2B, 3 RBI) led Stanford's offensive attack. Ryan McCally (2-1) scattered five runs (three earned) and eight hits with seven strikeouts over the first 7.2 innings to earn the win, while David O'Hagan recorded the final four outs for his first collegiate save.
Garko's three RBI ran his season total to 19 in the team's first 17 contests.
USC had homers by Jeff Clement, Joey Metropoulos (2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) and David Gordon (3-4, 3B, HR, 2 RBI) in its comeback attempt and has gone deep six times in the first two games of the series. Anthony Lunetta (2-5, 2B) also had a pair of hits for the Trojans.
USC starter Frazier Dizard (1-1) suffered the loss, surrendering six runs on three hits and three walks before being removed from the game after recording just one out. Clayton Wentworth was the most impressive of four Trojan relievers, holding the Cardinal scoreless in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings on just one hit.
at Stanford 18, USC 4 (Sunday, March 2, 2003)
Danny Putnam (3-4, 2 HR, 7 RBI) homered twice for the first time in his career and drove in a career-high seven runs to lift No. 9 Stanford to an 18-4 victory over No. 16 USC in the series finale. Stanford hit a season-high five homers in the contest as the Cardinal earned a series victory with its second straight win after dropping Friday night's opener. John Mayberry, Jr. (3-4, 3B, HR, 3 RBI), Brian Hall (2-4, HR, 2 RBI) and Chris Lewis (1-5, HR, 2 RBI) also went deep for the Cardinal. Ryan Garko (2-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI) drove in three runs and now has a team-high 22 RBI in the team's first 18 games.
Mayberry extended his career-high hitting streak to 11 games and has hit safely in 17 of his first 18 collegiate contests, while also hitting his team-high fourth triple.
Mark Romanczuk (4-0) earned the victory in his first collegiate start, scattering four runs and seven hits with four strikeouts over the first 6.0 innings. Matt Manship worked 3.0 scoreless innings to earn his third save, allowing just one hit and striking out four.
CARDINAL WINS THIRD STRAIGHT SERIES
Stanford's two victories in its recent three-game series versus USC marked the third straight Stanford series victory after the Cardinal dropped back-to-back series at Cal State Fullerton and versus Florida State. Stanford has won 37 of its last 43 regular season series and has had series win streaks of 17 (broken in 2001) and 12 (broken in 2002) during the period.
Stanford has posted a 37-7 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.
DANNY PUTNAM NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Danny Putnam was named Pac-10 Player of the Week (3/4) for the first time in his career after hitting his first two-homer game and a career-high seven RBI during a 3-for-4 performance in Stanford's 18-4 win over USC (3/2). For the week, Putnam was 5-for-11 (.455) with two doubles, two homers, nine RBI and had an incredible 1.182 slugging percentage. For the season, Putnam leads the Cardinal with a .397 batting average, co-leads the team with four homers and is second with 16 RBI.
RYAN GARKO CONTINUES TO BE A RUN PRODUCING MACHINE
Ryan Garko extended his team lead in RBI (22) by driving in seven runs during the recent USC series. Garko has 14 RBI in the team's last seven games with five multiple-RBI contests. Garko has eight multiple-RBI contests for the season. He has also hit safely in 11 of the team's last 12 games, hitting .370 with four doubles, four homers and 20 RBI during the stretch. Garko is also tied for the club lead with four homers this season.
JOHN MAYBERRY, JR. EXTENDS CAREER-HIGH HIT STREAK TO 11
John Mayberry, Jr. extended his career-high hit streak to 11 games by hitting safely in all three games versus USC and has hit safely in 17 of his first 18 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 11-game hit streak (2/9 - 2/23), which is the longest by a Cardinal player this season. Mayberry is hitting a team-high .435 (20-46) with three triples, two homers, nine RBI and a pair of stolen bases during the streak.
JOHN MAYBERRY, JR. NEARLY HALFWAY TO SINGLE-SEASON TRIPLE RECORD
John Mayberry, Jr. hit his fourth triple of the season in his most recent game versus USC (3/2) and is just one triple away from being halfway to the single-season school record of 10 set a half-century ago by Jack Shepard in 1953.
CARDINAL ERRORLESS IN EIGHT OF FIRST 18 GAMES
Stanford has posted eight errorless games this season, including six in the last nine games. However, the Cardinal has made 10 errors in the three games during the stretch in which it has made errors, including a season-high six in a 13-4 loss to USC (2/28).
SAM FULD SIXTH ON ALL-TIME BATTING AVERAGE LIST
Sam Fuld currently ranks sixth on Stanford's all-time batting average list with a .354 lifetime mark (212-599). Fuld gained .002 percentage points after going 6-for-14 (.429) in Stanford's recent three-game series versus USC. He began the 2003 campaign on top of Stanford's career batting average list (.367) but has lost .013 points off his career average by hitting .266 (21-79) over the first 18 games this season.
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)
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 10 games in John Mayberry, Jr. (1B), Chris Lewis (2B) and Jed Lowrie (3B). Mark Romanczuk made his first career start and earned the victory in an 18-4 win over USC (3/2). Romanczuk, who had been the team's best pitcher out of the bullpen this season prior to making the start versus USC, is 4-0 with two saves and a 3.86 ERA in his seven appearances this season with 18 strikeouts in 18.2 innings. Matt Manship (0-1, 3.46) leads the team with three saves. Mayberry is hitting .355 with team-highs of 27 hits and four triples. He also ranks tied for second in runs scored (14), stolen bases (3) and extra-base hits (9), as well as tied for third in homers (3) and RBI (12). Lowrie is tied for third on the club with five doubles, while Lewis has contributed a homer and eight RBI.
STANFORD TO TAKE 12-DAY BREAK BEFORE OPENING PAC-10 AT ARIZONA STATE
Stanford will take its annual break for final exams following its series versus California this Friday-Sunday, March 7-9 (6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT). When Stanford returns from its 12-day break, the Cardinal will open its Pac-10 season at Arizona State from Saturday-Monday, March 22-24 (7 pm, 1 pm, 4:30 pm, MT). Stanford has taken two-of-three against Arizona State in both 2001 (March 30 - April 1, at Arizona State; W, 6-2, W, 5-2, L, 5-6) and 2002 (May 10-12, at Stanford; W, 5-3; L, 2-10; W, 3-1). Arizona State last won a series against the Cardinal in 2000 when the Sun Devils won two-of-three in Tempe (March 31 - April 2; L, 1-5; W, 10-6; W, 11-6). The all-time Stanford-Arizona State series is tied, 76-76.
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.
Stanford has raised its batting average to .299, its highest since it stood at .302 after four games. The Cardinal broke out for 28 runs and 28 hits in the final two games versus USC and hit .343 in the series. Stanford has averaged 8.7 runs per game over its last six contests after putting up runs at a clip of just 4.4 per game during its first 12 outings. Danny Putnam leads the squad in batting average (.397), runs (15) and slugging percentage (.707), while co-leading the club along with Ryan Garko in homers (4). Garko has a team-best 22 RBI. John Mayberry, Jr. leads the club in hits (27), triples (4) and total bases (10). Carlos Quentin (.365), Mayberry (.355), Tobin Swope (.338) and Garko (.319) join Putnam above the .300 mark. Brian Hall has a team-high six stolen bases. Quentin leads the team in bases on balls (16) and hit-by-pitches (4). Putnam and Quentin co-lead the squad in doubles (6).
Stanford's pitching staff has struggled a bit in its last two series with a 5.94 ERA over the past six games as its overall ERA has risen to 4.17. John Hudgins (3-1, 3.64 ERA) paces the club in strikeouts (42) and inning pitched (42.0). 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 (2-1, 3.97, 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 (4-0, 3.86, 2 SV) made his first career start versus USC (3/2) and has struck out 18 in 18.2 innings. Matt Manship (0-1, 3.46) leads the team with three saves. David O'Hagan (1-1, 4.63, 1 SV) has recorded both his first career win and save this year, striking out 17 in 11.2 innings.
Stanford has been errorless in eight of its first 18 games but has also made multiple errors in seven of the 10 games it has made errors in, including a season-high six versus USC (2/28) after the Cardinal had entered the contest with a .974 mark. Stanford's fielding percentage has been lowered to its current .967 after making a total of eight errors in the USC series. John Mayberry, Jr. continues to lead the club with 176 putouts, while Tobin Swope has a team-high 51 assists. Mayberry's 14 putouts versus Santa Clara (1/26) and USC (3/1), as well as six assists by Jonny Ash versus Florida State (2/9) are single-game team highs. Stanford turned a season-high three double plays versus Nevada (2/17).
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.
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 1104-540-5 (.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 coming back to win the final two games of the recent USC series)
'It was big for us to come back and win the final two games of the series after Friday night's loss. Our team showed a lot of resiliency after our performance on Friday.'
(On the upcoming series with California)
'We have played some great series with California for a long time and they are playing very well this year. It should be a good challenge for both teams and an exciting series for fans to watch.'
(On the emergence of John Mayberry, Jr.)
'John Mayberry, Jr. has been swinging a hot bat for us over the last few quality. He is an extremely talented young players who is making the adjustment to the college level very quickly.'
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.
(For information prior to the 2003 season please refer to individual player bios)
#1 - JONNY ASH (INF, L/R, 5-9, 175, Jr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has not started the last 10 games and made just two pinch-hitting appearances (2/23 at Texas, 2/28 vs. USC) after starting seven of the first nine contests ... Hitting .115 with 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 Has a .281 batting average with 32 RBI, playing in 76 games with 32 starts.
#5 - SAM FULD (OF, L/L, 5-10, 180, Jr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has raised his batting average to a season-high .266 with six hits in his last two games and by hitting but has hit safely in 12 of his last 15 contests, hitting .323 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 Had the first four-hit game of the season by going 4-for-5 versus USC (3/1) ... Hit his first homer of the season at Cal State Fullerton (2/2) ... Cardinal Career Stanford's active career leader in batting average (.354), hits (212), runs scored (136), at bats (599), triples (7) and multiple-hit games (67) ... Ranks sixth on Stanford's all-time batting average list ... Has played in 149 games with 139 starts.
#12 - RYAN GARKO (C, R/R, 6-2, 220, Sr.)
2003 Season Notes: Leads the team with 22 RBI and co-leads the squad with four homers, while hitting .319 ... Has driven in 14 runs in Stanford's last seven games ... Has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, hitting .370 with four doubles, four homers and 20 RBI during the stretch that also included an eight-game hit streak (2/8 - 2/22) ... Leads the team with eight 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 a four-RBI game versus Florida State (2/9) in which he was also 3-for-4 with a homer, and three games with three RBI each at Texas (2/22, Game 2) and twice versus USC (3/1, 3/2) ... Also had a pair of sacrifice flies at Texas (2/22 - Game 2) ... Was 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI at Santa Clara in the season-opener (1/25) ... Cardinal Career Stanford's active career leader in home runs (25), RBI (121), doubles (41), total bases (296), walks (72), slugging percentage (.534), games played (167) and games started (149).
#3 - BRIAN HALL (INF, R/R, 6-0, 185, Jr.)
2003 Season Notes: Leads the club with six stolen bases and is tied for third with 12 RBI, while adding three homers and a .297 batting average ... Snapped out of a nine-game 5-for-37 (.135) skid by hitting .417 (5-12, 2B, HR, 4 RBI) in the USC series (2/28 - 3/2) ... 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-4 with a double and two RBI versus USC (3/1) before homering against the Trojans in the series finale (3/2) ... 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 of the year at Santa Clara in the season-opener (1/25) and his second versus Fresno State (2/16) ... Started the first eight games of the year at third base before moving to left field, where he has made 10 consecutive starts ... Cardinal Career Stanford's active career leader in stolen bases (26) ... Has a .280 career batting average in 134 games and 85 starts.
#14 - JOHN HESTER (C, R/R, 6-3, 210, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Hitting .167 in three games and one start ... 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 eight RBI and is hitting .189 ... Had at least one RBI in four consecutive contests (2/14 - 2/17) ... Has started each of the team's last 10 games at second base and made a total of 11 starts .... 2003 Individual Game Highlights Hit his first collegiate homer in his final at bat versus USC (3/2), a two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning ... 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: Hitting .271 with five doubles, four RBI and a pair of stolen bases ... Has gone without a hit in his last 17 at bats over the past five games ... 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 11 consecutive games, the last 10 at third base ... 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 ... Did not play in the USC series (2/28 - 3/2) ... 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) ... Cardinal Career Hitting .257 with three homers, 31 RBI and six stolen bases ... Has played in 48 games with 34 starts.
#25 - JOHN MAYBERRY, JR. (INF, R/R, 6-5, 210, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has raised his average to a season-best .355 (third on team), while leading the club in hits (27), triples (4) and total bases (46) ... Has a current career-high 11-game hit streak (2/9 - 3/2), hitting a team-high .435 (20-for-46) with three triples, two homers, nine RBI and two stolen bases during the stretch ... Has hit safely in 15 of his first 18 collegiate games ... Has seven multiple-hit games ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights Has had three games with three hits over his last six contests, twice versus USC (2/28 - 3-4, RBI, SB; 3/2 - 3-4, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, team-season high four runs scored) and at Texas (2/22, Game 1 - 3-6, 3B, 2 RBI) ... Hit his first collegiate homer at Cal State Fullerton (2/1) before adding his second at Fresno State (2/14) and his third versus USC (3/2) ... Singled, stole second base and scored the game-winning run in a 12-inning, 2-1 victory over Florida State (2/7) ... Has twice had a team-high 14 putouts versus Santa Clara (1/26) and USC (3/1).
#2 - CHRIS MINAKER (INF, R/R, 6-0, 180, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has played in five 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 (.397), slugging percentage (.707), runs scored (15) and extra-base hits (10), while co-leading the squad with four homers and six doubles ... Ranks second with 16 RBI ... Has hit safely in 13 of the 16 games he has played in ... Named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for the first time in his career (3/4) ... Has eight multiple-hit games ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights Hit two homers for the first time in his career and had a career-high seven RBI versus USC (3/2) ... Had a pair of doubles for the second time this season in the USC series opener (2/28) ... 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 (2/17) ... Had the first two-double game of his career at Cal State Fullerton (2/2) ... Homered in each of his first two games versus Santa Clara (1/25, 1/26), going 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI at Santa Clara (1/25) ... Cardinal Career Hitting .298 with five homers, 26 RBI and two stolen bases ... Has played in 51 games with 26 starts.
#24 - CARLOS QUENTIN (OF, R/R, 6-2, 215, Jr.)
2003 Season Notes: Leads the team in on-base percentage (.512), walks (16) and hit-by-pitches (4), while co-leading the club with six doubles ... Ranks second on the squad with a .365 batting average and tied for second with three stolen bases ... Has seven multiple-hit games ... Currently has a six-game hit streak in which he is 11-for-21 (.524) with four doubles, three RBI and a stolen base ... Has walked at least once in each of his last four games and in 11 of 18 games overall ... 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 ... Had a season-high three walks versus Florida State (2/7) ... Cardinal Career 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 (112), hits (182) and slugging percentage (.526) ... Has played in 149 games with 148 starts.
#6 - TOBIN SWOPE (INF, R/R, 5-11, 190, Sr.)
2003 Season Notes: Second on the club with 24 hits and fourth with a .338 batting average ... Also has a team-high nine multiple-hit games ... Has added six 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 Has a .350 career batting average with 11 RBI and seven stolen bases ... Has played in 76 games with 24 starts.
STARTING PITCHERS (see earlier in press release)
#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 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 2.57 ERA with five strikeouts in 7.0 innings and five appearances (one start) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights Tossed 2.0 scoreless relief innings versus USC (2/28) ... 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 Has an 0-2 record and a 4.70 ERA in 30 appearances and four starts, striking out 48 in 53.2 innings.
#18 - JEFF GILMORE (R/R, 6-2, 200, Fr.)
Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and an 0.00 ERA with two strikeouts in 2.0 innings and two appearances ... Individual Game Highlights: Did not give up an earned run (three unearned runs) or a hit in 1.0 innings versus USC (2/28) ... 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 13.50 ERA with two strikeouts in 2.0 innings and four 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 Has an 0-2 record and an 8.60 ERA in 18 appearances and five starts, striking out 21 in 30.1 innings.
#36 - MATT MANSHIP (R/R, 6-4, 205, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Leads the club with three saves ... Has an 0-1 record and a 3.46 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 13.0 innings and six appearances (all in relief) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights Has picked up saves in each of his last two outings, most recently by tossing 3.0 scoreless one-hit innings with a career-high four strikeouts versus USC (3/2) ... Also recorded a save at Texas (2/22 - Game 2), holding the Longhorns scoreless with three strikeouts over the final 1.2 innings ... Pitched effectively 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 4.63 ERA with 17 strikeouts in 11.2 innings and five appearances (all in relief) ... 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 Has a 1-1 record and a 4.88 ERA in 14 appearances, striking out 25 in 24.0 innings.
#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: Leads the team in wins with a 4-0 record, while also recording two saves and a 3.86 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 18.2 innings ... Leads the team with seven appearances (six in relief) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights Made his first collegiate start versus USC (3/2), earning the victory after scattering four runs and seven hits with four strikeouts over the first 6.0 innings ... 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.
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