No. 8 Stanford Hosts No. 24 Washington Friday-Sunday
March 26, 2003
Friday, March 28, 6 pm - RHP Sean White (3-3, 5.18) vs. RHP John Hudgins (4-1, 3.63)
Saturday, March 29, 1 pm - RHP Jeff Peterson (1-2, 4.01) vs. RHP Ryan McCally (3-1, 4.05)
Sunday, March 30, 1 pm - RHP Trevor Gibson (3-0, 1.47) vs. LHP Mark Romanczuk (6-0, 3.21)
All three Stanford-Washington games are scheduled to be broadcast both on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... Chad Goldberg 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 sits in a three-way tie atop the Pac-10 standings with a 2-1 conference mark after winning two-of-three in its first Pac-10 series of the season at Arizona State last Saturday-Monday ... Stanford will be looking for its sixth straight series victory when the Cardinal hosts Washington in a three-game Pac-10 series this Friday-Sunday ... Stanford has won five straight series versus Fresno State (sweep), Texas (2-of-3), USC (2-of-3), California (sweep) and Arizona State (2-of-3) ... Stanford has won 13 of its last 16 overall ... Stanford fell one spot to No. 8 in the latest Baseball America poll released last Monday prior to Stanford's victory over Arizona State in the rubber game of a three-game set ... Stanford is ranked among the nation's top nine teams in each of the other three major collegiate baseball polls (No. 6 Collegiate Baseball; No. 7 Sports Weekly/ESPN; No. 9 NCBWA) ... The Cardinal has scored 78 runs in the last eight games for an average of 9.5 per game while raising its team batting average to .313 (#3 Pac-10) with eight straight double-digit hit contests ... Stanford has also posted a 4.04 ERA (#3 Pac-10) and has a .968 fielding percentage (#4 Pac-10) through its first 24 contests ... The Stanford pitching staff has held its opponents to a Pac-10 low .239 batting average and recorded 10 saves ... ..Stanford has a 40-7 record at Sunken Diamond over the past two seasons, including an 11-3 mark this year and five straight home victories ... Stanford is looking to extend its school record of consecutive appearances at the College World Series to five.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Sam Fuld has been the team's hottest hitter in March, going 21-for-39 (.538) during eight games this month ... Fuld has moved back to second on Stanford's career batting average list (.361) ... Carlos Quentin has team's longest current hit streak at 12 games, a new career-high ... John Mayberry, Jr. had his career-high 16-game hit streak snapped at Arizona State (3/24) ... Mayberry, who has hit safely in 22 of his first 24 collegiate games, hit .420 (29-69) with a double, five triples, two homers, 15 RBI and two stolen bases during the streak ... Danny Putnam paces Stanford with a .377 batting average ... Ryan Garko is the team's leader in both homers (5) and RBI (28) ... Garko has a team-high 25 RBI and has driven in 20 runs in his last 13 games ... Quentin leads the club in doubles (8), walks (18), hit-by-pitches (7) and on-base percentage (.487) ... Brian Hall has a team-high nine stolen bases, while Sam Fuld has scored a team-high 21 runs ... Mark Romanczuk paces the club and co-leads the Pac-10 in victories with a 6-0 record, while John Hudgins leads the team and the Pac-10 with 57.0 innings pitched and 56 strikeouts (co-Pac-10 leader).
STANFORD-WASHINGTON PREVIEW AND SERIES HISTORY
Stanford will host Washington in a three-game series at Sunken Diamond this Friday-Sunday. Stanford comes into the series with victories in 13 of its last 16 games, while Washington has won 13 of 14. Stanford leads the all-time series, 29-11. However, Washington won two-of-three games in Seattle last year (April 19-21,2001; W, 3-1; L, 4-9; W, 4-3, 10 inn.). Stanford swept the Huskies the last time the teams met at Sunken Diamond (March 23-25, 2001; W, 9-3; W, 9-0; W, 13-4).
FRIDAY STARTER JOHN HUDGINS ... ALL-AMERICAN CANDIDATE
Season Notes: Has posted a 4-1 record and a 3.63 ERA over his first eight starts, lasting at least 6.0 innings in each ... Leads the team and the Pac-10 with 56 strikeouts (co-Pac-10 leader) and 57.0 innings pitched, while allowing just nine walks ... Individual Game Highlights: Received a no-decision in his most recent outing in a 7-6, 11-inning loss at Arizona State (3/22), scattering four runs and six hits over the first 6.0 innings ... Tossed his first complete game of the season versus California (3/7), allowing just two runs and seven hits with nine strikeouts in an 11-2 Stanford win ... Suffered his first loss of the season versus USC (2/28), giving up 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 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 (15), strikeouts (168) and innings pitched (208.1) ... Has a 15-7 career record with four saves and a 4.32 ERA in 49 appearances and 25 starts ... Has four 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 3-1 record, one save and a 4.05 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 46.2 innings pitched and eight appearances (seven starts) ... Has one of Stanford's three complete games this season .. Stanford has won each of his last five starts (three wins, two no-decisions) ... Individual Game Highlights: Received a no-decision in his most recent start at Arizona State, a 9-8 Stanford victory in 11 innings, despite leaving the game with an 8-3 lead in the bottom of the eighth after allowing nine hits and three runs over the first 7.0 plus innings ... Recorded a victory versus California (3/8), scattering three runs and seven hits with six strikeouts over the first 5.2 innings of a 9-4 Stanford win ... Picked up a victory versus USC (3/1), scattering five runs (three earned) and eight hits with seven strikeouts over the first 7.2 innings in a 10-6 Stanford victory ... Received 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 (77) 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 MARK ROMANCZUK ... FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN CANDIDATE
Season Notes: Leads the team and is tied for the Pac-10 lead in wins with a 6-0 record, while also recording two saves and a 3.21 ERA with 30 strikeouts in 33.2 innings ... Has moved into the team's starting rotation for its last three series as a third starter and won all three of his starts after making the first six of his nine appearances out of the bullpen ... Has one of the team's three complete games ... Individual Game Highlights: Tossed his first career complete game in his most recent start, giving up just five hits and two runs with five strikeouts in a key 4-2 win over Arizona State (3/24) in the rubber game of a three-game set ... Picked up his second straight win as a starter versus California (3/9), scattering six hits and two runs with seven strikeouts over the first 6.0 innings ... 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.
at Arizona State 7, Stanford 6 -- 11 inn. (March 22, 2003)
Dennis Wyrick's two-out bases loaded RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning scored Dustin Pedroia with the game-winning run to lift No. 3 Arizona State to a dramatic 7-6 victory over No. 7 Stanford in a four-hour and twelve-minute Pac-10 opener for both teams before 4019 fans. Wyrick, who also had a key two-run triple in the sixth inning, finished the game 3-for-6 with three RBI. Stanford's Brian Hall (4-6, 3 RBI) tied a career-high with four hits, while John Mayberry, Jr. extended his career-high hit streak to 15 games with a ninth inning triple. The loss snapped Stanford's five-game win streak.
Arizona State reliever Ryan Schroyer (4-0) picked up the victory with 3.0 scoreless innings to close out the game, while Stanford reliever Matt Manship (0-2) suffered the loss despite striking out a career-high six in 3.2 innings.
Manship walked Pedroia to lead off the bottom of the 11th and then committed a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt by Travis Buck that left Arizona State runners on first and second with no outs. Jeff Larish sacrificed the runners to second and third off reliever David O'Hagan with one out. O'Hagan struck out Jeremy West for the second out before hitting Andre Either on the first pitch to load the bases and set up Wyrick's game-winning single that trickled off Jed Lowrie's glove down the third baseline.
Buck (3-4, 2 RBI, SB) also had three hits for the Sun Devils, while Pedroia (2-4) and Rod Allen (2-4) added two hits each.
Tobin Swope (2-4, RBI, SB) and Lowrie (2-5, RBI) had two hits each for Stanford. Swope also tied a career-high with three runs scored.
Stanford 9, at Arizona State 8 -- 10 inn. (March 23, 2003)
Sam Fuld (4-6, 2 2B, 2 RBI) singled home pinch-runner Donny Lucy in the top of the 10th inning to help No. 7 Stanford hold off No. 3 Arizona State by a score of 9-8 in the second extra-inning game in as many days between the two top-ranked teams in the Pac-10 before 3483 fans. Stanford had led 8-1 before Arizona State forced extra innings by scoring seven runs in the eighth and ninth innings, the final three coming on a two-out homer by Andre Ethier in the bottom of the ninth.
Jed Lowrie started Stanford's 10th inning rally with a one-out single before Lucy replaced him as a pinch-runner, stole second base with two outs and scored on Fuld's single.
Arizona State had four different players with three hits each in Ethier (3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI), Dennis Wyrick (3-4, 2B, RBI), West (3-5, 2B) and Pedroia (3-6, 2B, RBI). Garrabrants also had a two-run homer in the eighth inning to begin Arizona State's comeback.
David O'Hagan (2-1) was credited with the victory despite allowing four runs (three earned) and four hits with four strikeouts in 2.0 innings as Stanford's third reliever. Arizona State reliever Ryan Schroyer, the winning pitcher in Friday night's game, suffered his first loss of the season to fall to 4-1 overall. Schroyer, who was the sixth Sun Devil pitcher of the day, also gave up his first earned run in 16 appearances this year.
Stanford 4, at Arizona State 2 (March 24, 2003)
Ryan Garko (4-4, HR, 3 RBI) and Sam Fuld (4-5, 2 3B, RBI) had four hits each to lift No. 8 Stanford to a key 4-2 victory over No. 3 Arizona State in the rubber game of a three-game series before 3397 fans. Garko blasted a key two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie one inning after Fuld had driven home the tying run with a two-out triple off the right field wall. Mark Romanczuk pitched the first complete game of his career to run his record to 6-0, giving up just five hits and two runs while striking out five.
Garko's homer was his team-high fifth of the season and the first by a Stanford player in the three-game series at Arizona State.
Stanford's victory was its 13th in the last 16 games, extended the Cardinal series win streak to five and handed Arizona State its first series loss of the season.
Fuld's four-hit game was his second in a row, third of the season and 13th of his career. He also tripled twice for the first time in his career, extended his hit streak to eight games and is 21-for-39 (.538) over the stretch to raise his batting average to a season-high .333.
Carlos Quentin extended his hit streak to 12 games with a single to lead off the top of the eighth inning before scoring on Garko's two-run homer. John Mayberry, Jr.'s 16-game hit streak and a seven-game hit streak by Brian Hall both ended.
Tobin Swope (2-4) added a pair of hits for the Cardinal, while the Sun Devils did not have a player with more than one hit.
Arizona State reliever Marko Sopko (3-2) suffered the loss, giving up Quentin's single and Garko's homer in the top of the eighth without recording an out.
STANFORD WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT SERIES
Stanford heads into its first Pac-10 home series of the season versus Washington beginning this Friday with five consecutive series victories versus Fresno State (2/14 - 2/16, sweep), Texas (2/22 - 2/23, 2-of-3), USC (2/28 - 3/2, 2-of-3), California (3/7 - 3/9, sweep) and Arizona State (3/22 - 3/24, 2-of-3). Stanford has won 39 of its last 45 regular season series overall and has had series win streaks of 17 (broken in 2001) and 12 (broken in 2002) during the period.
TOP OF THE PAC
Stanford is one of three teams (along with Arizona and California) tied atop of the Pac-10 standings after the first week of action with 2-1 league records. Last year, Stanford finished second in the final regular season Pac-10 standings with a 16-8 mark, 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 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 in the annual Pac-10 coaches poll, followed by Arizona State, Stanford, California, Arizona, UCLA, Washington, Oregon State and Washington State.
JOHN HUDGINS CONTINUES TO LEAD PAC-10 IN INNINGS PITCHED AND STRIKEOUTS
Stanford's John Hudgins (4-1, 3.63) continues to lead the Pac-10 in both innings pitched (57.0) and strikeouts (56, co-leader). He also has just nine walks this season and lasted at least 6.0 innings in each of his eight starts. Hudgins' individual game highlights this season have included a complete game victory with nine strikeouts in an 11-2 win over California (3/7), a no-hitter carried into the eighth inning in a win versus Fresno State (2/14) and Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors (2/11) after holding Florida State (2/7) to just one run and six hits over the first 9.0 innings of a 2-1 Stanford win.
JOHN MAYBERRY, JR. HAS 16-GAME HIT STREAK SNAPPED, HITS SIXTH TRIPLE
John Mayberry, Jr. had his career-high 16-game hit streak snapped when he was 0-for-4 at Arizona State (3/24). Mayberry hit .420 (29-69) with a double, five triples, two homers, 15 RBI and two stolen bases during the streak. Mayberry, who has hit safely in 22 of his first 24 games, began his career with a six-game hit streak (1/25-2/7) before going 0-for-4 versus Florida State (2/8). Mayberry also has six triples in the team's first 24 games after hitting a triple at Arizona State (3/22) and is over halfway to the single-season school record of 10 set a half-century ago by Jack Shepard in 1953.
CARLOS QUENTIN EXTENDS HIT STREAK TO NEW CAREER-HIGH 12 GAMES
Carlos Quentin currently has the longest hit streak of any Cardinal player with a new career-high 12-game run. Quentin is hitting .413 (19-46) during the stretch with six doubles, a homer, 10 RBI and five stolen bases.
Sam Fuld has moved all the way back up to second on Stanford's all-time batting average list with a .361 lifetime mark (218-611). Fuld has gained .011 percentage points on his career average during his current eight-game hit streak in which he is hitting .538 (21-for-39) with four homers, two triples, seven RBI and two stolen bases. The hit streak includes three four-hit games and six multiple-hit contests. He began the 2003 campaign on top of Stanford's career batting average list (.367) but lost .017 points off his career down to .350 by hitting .217 (15-69) over the first 16 games this season prior to his current stretch.
RYAN GARKO LEADS TEAM IN HOMERS, CONTINUES TO PRODUCE RUNS
Ryan Garko took over the team lead in homers with his fifth of the season at Arizona State (3/24) and extended his team lead in RBI (28) by driving in three runs in the contest. Garko has 26 RBI in the team's last 17 games with nine multiple-RBI contests. Garko has 10 multiple-RBI contests for the season to lead the team.
Tobin Swope has multiple-hit games in each of his last four contests and leads the team in that category with 13 multiple-hit contests in Stanford's first 24 games of the season.
ACTIVE PLAYERS IN THE SCHOOL RECORD BOOK
Following is a list of all active Stanford players in the school's record book ...
Individual Career Records: Batting Average - Sam Fuld (.361, 2nd); 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)
CARDINAL RUNS DOUBLE-DIGIT HIT STREAK TO EIGHT GAMES
Stanford has posted double-digits in eight consecutive games, hitting .363 as a team during the stretch. The streak began with a 12-hit game and a 16-hit contest in the final two games of the USC series (March 1-2) before continuing versus California (March 7-9; 13, 10, season-high 20) and at Arizona State (March 22-24; 13, 13, 13).
MAYBERRY, JR. AND ROMANCZUK LEAD STRONG FRESHMAN CLASS
John Mayberry, Jr. and Mark Romanczuk have led a strong freshman class that has had several players make major contributions. Mayberry is hitting .350, while leading the team in hits (36, co-leader), triples (6) and extra-base hits (12). Romanczuk paces the club and is the co-Pac-10 leader in victories with a 6-0 record, while recording a 3.21 ERA, two saves and 30 strikeouts in 33.2 innings. Romanczuk moved into the team's starting rotation with his first start versus USC (3/2) and has won all three of his starts after establishing himself as the team's top pitcher in the bullpen in February. Matt Manship (0-2, 3.12, 3 SV) has also played a big role out of the bullpen and leads the team with three saves, while Kodiak Quick (0-0, 8.03, 2 SV) and Romanczuk are tied for second with two saves each. Chris Lewis (17) and Jed Lowrie (15) have combined to make 32 starts with Lewis starting the last 17 games at second base and Lowrie making 11 consecutive starts at third base from February 9 - March 7 before moving into his current designated hitter role.
Stanford has posted a 40-7 record at Sunken Diamond over the past two seasons. The Cardinal has won five straight home games and eight of its last nine. Stanford did have two home win 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. Stanford has since won three straight home series versus Fresno State (2/14 - 2/16, sweep), USC (2/28 - 3/2, 2-of-3) and California (3/7 - 3/9, sweep). Stanford will be playing at home for the first time in 19 days when the Cardinal begins a four-game homestand with a three-game series versus Washington this Friday-Sunday, March 28-30.
STANFORD TO HOST USF BEFORE VISITING WASHINGTON STATE NEXT WEEK
Stanford will host USF in its first Tuesday game of the year on April 1 (6 pm) before visiting Washington State for a three-game Pac-10 set next Friday-Sunday, April 4-6 (3 pm, 12 pm, 11 am). Stanford leads the all-time series versus USF, 47-6, and won last year's game at Sunken Diamond (4/2/02) by a score of 4-1. USF did upset Stanford in 2001 with a 5-4 victory at Sunken Diamond (4/17/01) before the Cardinal came up with an 8-6 win the last time the teams met in San Francisco (5/19/01). Stanford leads the all-time series versus Washington State, 20-13, after sweep a three-game set at Sunken Diamond last season from May 24-26 (W, 10-0; W, 11-3; W, 8-2). Stanford also won three in a row the last time the teams played in Pullman (May 18-20, 2001; W, 14-6; W, 19-3; W, 12-1) and has won all 12 games versus Washington State since the Pac-10 expanded to include the Cougars in 1999.
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.
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.
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).
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).
Stanford has raised its batting average to .313 (#3 Pac-10) with eight consecutive double-digit hit games, hitting .363 as a team during the stretch which included a season-high 20 hits versus California (3/9). Stanford hit .312 at Arizona State after hitting .402 in three games versus California and .343 in its previous series versus USC. Stanford has averaged 9.8 runs per game over the last eight contests. Danny Putnam paces the club with a .377 batting average and a .638 slugging percentage. Ryan Garko leads the squad in home runs (5) and RBI (28). Carlos Quentin has team-highs in doubles (8), walks (18), hit-by-pitches (7) and on-base percentage (.487). John Mayberry, Jr. leads the team in triples (6), extra-base hits (12) and total bases (60). Sam Fuld has taken over the team lead in runs scored (21) and co-leads the club in hits (36) along with Mayberry. Brian Hall has a team-high nine stolen bases. Quentin (.352), Mayberry (.350), Tobin Swope (.344), Fuld (.333), Garko (.330) and Hall (.317) all join Putnam above the .300 mark.
Stanford's ERA currently sits at 4.04 (#3 Pac-10). Mark Romanczuk (6-0, 3.21, 33.2 IP, 30 SO) and has the lowest ERA among the pitchers in the starting rotation. Romanczuk tossed his first career complete game in his most recent outing (3/24) to defeat Arizona State, 4-2, striking out five and allowing just five hits and a pair of runs. John Hudgins (4-1, 3.63 ERA) paces the club and the Pac-10 in strikeouts (56, co-Pac-10 leader) and inning pitched (57.0). 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. Hudgins tossed his first complete game of the season in an 11-2 win over California (3/7). Ryan McCally (3-1, 4.05, 1 SV) pitched his first career complete and the first by a Stanford pitcher this season in a 7-2 victory over Fresno State (2/16). Matt Manship (0-1, 3.46, 3 SV) leads the team in saves, while David O'Hagan (2-1, 5.00, 2 SV), Kodiak Quick (0-0, 8.03, 2 SV) and Romanczuk have contributed two each. Stanford has already posted 10 saves, nearly halfway to the school record of 23 recorded in 2001.
Stanford has been errorless in nine of its first 24 games and has a .968 fielding percentage (#4 Pac-10). John Mayberry, Jr. continues to lead the club with 222 putouts, while Tobin Swope has a team-high 64 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) and Chris Lewis at Arizona State (3/23) are single-game team highs. Stanford turned a season-high three double plays versus Nevada (2/17).
STANFORD AMONG NATION'S TOP NINE TEAMS IN ALL FOUR MAJOR NATIONAL POLLS
Stanford is among the nation's top eight teams in all four national polls (No. 6 Collegiate Baseball, No. 7 Sports Weekly/ESPN, No. 8 Baseball America, No. 9 NCBWA). Rice has taken over the top spot in all four polls after Stanford won two-of-three games at Arizona State last Saturday-Monday to knock the Sun Devils out of the top spot in the Collegiate Baseball and Sports Weekly/ESPN polls. Stanford began the 2003 season ranked as high as No. 3 in the preseason Baseball America poll. The Cardinal 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 12 games against three of Baseball America's current top 12 teams (No. 4 Cal State Fullerton, No. 6 Florida State, No. 12 Texas) and has six more scheduled versus top 25 teams in No. 21 Arizona and No. 24 Washington. Stanford also played three games against then No. 16 USC but the Trojans are no longer ranked.
STANFORD BASEBALL HISTORY
Stanford's storied baseball program has had many highlights now in its 110th season since beginning in 1892. Stanford has an all-time record of 2342-1474-32 (.613) ... The Cardinal won NCAA titles in 1987 and 1988 before returning to the CWS championship game in 2000 and 2001 ... Stanford has made a school record four straight College World Series appearances in the last four seasons and has been to the CWS 14 times since making its first appearance in 1953 ... Stanford has had 37 winning seasons in its last 38 campaigns and 54 in the last 56 years ... Stanford has reached the 40-win mark in eight consecutive campaigns (1995-2002) and recently recorded three straight 50-win seasons for the first time in school history (1999-2001) ... Stanford has won 18 conference titles and gained 23 NCAA Tournament berths ... Stanford has boasted 41 All-Americans who have earned a total of 51 All-American honors ... Stanford has garnered three NCAA Players of the Year in Jeff Austin (1998), David McCarty (1991) and Steve Dunning (1970) ... Stanford has had 97 All-Conference players earn a total of 127 All-Conference honors ... Stanford has had 59 major league players and 13 first round draft picks in the last 16 years.
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 1109-541-5 (.672) and a 446-289 (.607) mark in Pac-10 action. 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 performance prior to and following its annual break for final exams)
'We are playing much better now than we did earlier this season. Some of our more experienced players have really come around and we've had major contributions from our freshman class.'
(On the upcoming series with Washington)
'Washington has been playing very good baseball recently. We're looking forward to an excellent series here at Sunken Diamond this weekend and are happy to be back at home for the first time since early March.'
(On the Pac-10 season)
'There are a lot of teams in the Pac-10 that played very well in the preseason. I look forward to the league schedule being very challenging and balanced. The first weekend of action showed the balance of the league with no sweeps in the three series that were played.'
(On the emergence of freshman pitcher Mark Romanczuk)
'Mark Romanczuk has done an unbelievable job. The Arizona State game was the biggest game he has pitched in all year. I knew he would be good, but I didn't know he would be this good this early.'
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 returned to the starting lineup for the last five games (3/8 - 3/24), going 6-for-17 (.353) with two doubles and two RBI in those five contests ... Had not started the previous 11 games after starting seven of the team's first eight games at second base ... Hitting .227 with two doubles, two triples and four RBI ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Tripled at Cal State Fullerton (1/31) and versus Florida State (2/7) ... Cardinal Career Update: Has a .292 batting average with 34 RBI, playing in 82 games with 36 starts.
#5 - SAM FULD (OF, L/L, 5-10, 180, Jr.) ... All-American Candidate
2003 Season Notes: Has raised his batting average 113 points to a season-high .333 by going 21-for-39 (.538) over his current season-high eight-game hit streak with three four-hit games and a total of six multiple-hit games during the run ... Has moved into a co-lead on the team in hits along with John Mayberry, Jr. (36) ... Paces the club in runs scored (21) ... 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: Has posted back-to-back four-hit games in his last two contests at Arizona State (3/23 - 4-6, 2 2B, 2 RBI; 3/24 - 4-5, 2 3B, RBI) ... Drove in the eventual game-winning run in the top of the 10th inning of a 9-8 win at Arizona State (3/23) and tied the game at 2-2 with a seventh inning RBI triple at Arizona State (3/24) in a 4-2 Stanford victory ... Was 3-for-5 with a double versus California (3/9) ... Had the first four-hit game of the season by going 4-for-5 versus USC (3/1) ... Hit his first homer of the year at Cal State Fullerton (2/2) ... Cardinal Career Update: Stanford's active career leader in batting average (.361, #2 all-time), hits (227), runs scored (144), at bats (628), doubles (42, co-leader), triples (9), on-base percentage (.425), sacrifice bunts (8, co-leader) and multiple-hit games (71) ... Ranks second among active players in stolen bases (23, tied with Carlos Quentin) ... Has played in 155 games (tied for second among active players) with 145 starts.
#12 - RYAN GARKO (C, R/R, 6-2, 220, Sr.) ... All-American Candidate
2003 Season Notes: Leads the team with five homers and 28 RBI, while hitting .330 with six doubles ... Has driven in 20 runs in Stanford's last 13 games ... Had an eight-game hit streak (2/8 - 2/22, Game 2), hitting .400 (12-30) with four homers and 13 RBI ... Leads the team with 10 multiple-RBI games and is tied for second with 10 multiple-hit contests ... Has posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 171 chances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had a season-high and tied a career-high with four hits at Arizona State (3/24), going 4-for-4 with three RBI and hitting a two-run homer in the eighth inning that snapped a 2-2 tie and lifted the Cardinal to a 4-2 win ... Also homered at Texas (2/22 - Game 1), as well as versus Nevada (2/17), Fresno (2/15) and Florida State (2/9) ... Had a season-high and tied a career-high with four RBI versus Florida State (2/9 - 3-4, HR, 4 RBI) ... Has had 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 Update: Stanford's active career leader in home runs (26), RBI (127), doubles (42, co-leader), total bases (309), walks (74), slugging percentage (.534), sacrifice flies (16), games played (173) and games started (155) ... Second on Stanford's active career list in runs scored (133), at bats (579) and on-base percentage (.421) ... Has a .323 career batting average and has been hit by 36 pitches.
#3 - BRIAN HALL (INF, R/R, 6-0, 185, Jr.)
2003 Season Notes: Leads the club with nine stolen bases and ranks second with 21 RBI ... Has also contributed three homers, six doubles, nine walks, 19 runs scored, a triple and a .317 batting average ... Posted a seven-game hit streak (2/28 - 3/23), hitting .485 (16-33) with three doubles, one triple, one homer, seven RBI and two stolen bases during the stretch ... Also drove in at least one run in each game and scored at least one run in all but one contest during the seven-game hit streak ... Also had a seven-game hit streak (6/8/02 - 2/7/03) that extended back to last season ... Posted his 100th career hit when he doubled in the seventh inning versus California (3/9) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Had a pair of stolen bases for the third time this year and drove in three runs for the second consecutive game at Arizona State (3/23) ... Tied a career-high with his second four-hit game of the season at Arizona State (3/22 - 4-6, 3 RBI) ... Hit his first triple of the season versus California (3/7) ... 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), his second versus Fresno State (2/16) and his third versus USC (3/2) ... Started the first eight games of the year at third base before moving to left field, where he has made 16 consecutive starts ... Cardinal Career Update: Stanford's active career leader in stolen bases (29) and co-leader in sacrifice bunts (8) ... Tied for second among active players with five triples ... Has a .287 career batting average, eight homers and 77 RBI in 140 games and 91 starts.
#14 - JOHN HESTER (C, R/R, 6-3, 210, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Hitting .143 in four 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: Second on the team with 11 walks and has contributed 10 RBI, while hitting .185 ... Seven of his 10 hits have been for extra bases ... Had at least one RBI in four consecutive contests (2/14 - 2/17) ... Has started each of the team's last 16 games at second base and made a total of 17 starts .... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Stole his first career base versus California (3/7) ... 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 .277 with five doubles, six RBI and three stolen bases ... Has hit safely in four straight games (3/7 - 3/24), after having suffered through 19 straight at bats without a hit ... 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 15 of the team's last 18 games ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Led off the top of the 10th inning with a single at Arizona State (3/23) that pinch-runner Donny Lucy turned into the game-winning run in a 9-8 Stanford victory ... 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, R/R, 6-3, 210, So.)
2003 Season Notes: Hitting .188 with four doubles and two RBI ... Has played in 15 games with 10 starts ... Has a current four-game hit streak (2/17 - 3/22) with three of his four hits during the streak doubles ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Scored the game-winning run in the top of the 10th inning at Arizona State (3/23), stealing second base and scoring on Sam Fuld's single after pinch-running for Jed Lowrie ... 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 Update: Hitting .262 with three homers, 31 RBI and seven stolen bases ... Has played in 51 games with 35 starts.
#25 - JOHN MAYBERRY, JR. (INF, R/R, 6-5, 210, Fr.) ... All-American/Freshman of the Year Candidate
2003 Season Notes: Leads the club in triples (6, #1 Pac-10), extra base hits (12) and total bases (60), while co-leading the team with 36 hits ... Hitting .350 with three home runs, 18 RBI and three stolen bases ... Posted a career-high 16-game hit streak (2/9 - 3/23), hitting .420 (29-69) with a double, five triples, two homers, 16 RBI and two stolen bases during the stretch ... Has hit safely in 22 of his first 24 collegiate games ... Has nine multiple-hit games ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Posted the first four-hit game of his career versus California (3/7 - 4-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI) ... Also had three-hit games twice versus USC (2/28 - 3-4, RBI, SB; 3/2 - 3-4, 3B, HR, 3 RBI), scoring a career-high four runs in the latter, 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) ... Leads the team with 222 putouts.
#2 - CHRIS MINAKER (INF, R/R, 6-0, 180, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has played in six games (all off the bench) and has four official at bats with one hit ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Picked up his first collegiate hit versus California (3/9) ... Made his collegiate debut with a sacrifice bunt versus Florida State (2/7).
#7 - DANNY PUTNAM (OF, L/L, 5-10, 200, So.) ... All-American Candidate
2003 Season Notes: Leads the team in batting average (.377) and slugging percentage (.638), while ranking second with four homers and third with 19 RBI ...Has also contributed 17 runs scored, 10 extra-base hits, six doubles and nine multiple-hit games ... Has driven in at least one run in eight of the last nine games he has played in with 16 RBI during the stretch ... Has hit safely in 15 of the 19 games he has played in ... Named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for the first time in his career (3/4) ... 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), the most by a Stanford player this season in both categories ... Had a pair of doubles for the second time this season in the series opener versus USC (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 Update: Hitting .296 with five homers, 29 RBI and two stolen bases ... Has played in 54 games with 29 starts.
#24 - CARLOS QUENTIN (OF, R/R, 6-2, 215, Jr.) ... All-American Candidate
2003 Season Notes: Currently has a career-high 12-game hit streak, hitting .413 (19-46) with six doubles, one homer, 10 RBI and five stolen bases during the stretch ... Leads the team in doubles (8), walks (18), hit by pitches (7) and on-base percentage (.487) ... Second on the club in batting average (.352) and runs scored (20) ... Has eight multiple-hit games ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Was hit by a pair of pitches for the first time this season at Arizona State (3/23) ... Was 3-for-4 with his first homer of the season, a stolen base and a season-high four RBI versus California (3/9) ... Had his first career two stolen base game versus California (3/7) ... 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 Update: Stanford's active career leader in hit-by-pitches (40) ... Ranks second among all active players in career batting average (.329), home runs (24), RBI (119), hits (190), slugging percentage (.526) and games played (155, tied with Sam Fuld) and games started (154) ... Ranks tied for second among active players with five triples (tied with Brian Hall) and 23 stolen bases (tied with Sam Fuld) ... Has 22 career stolen bases.
#6 - TOBIN SWOPE (INF, R/R, 5-11, 190, Sr.)
2003 Season Notes: Hitting .344 with three doubles, nine RBI and seven stolen bases ... Has a team-high 13 multiple-hit games, including four consecutive two-hit games in which he is 8-for-16 (.500) with a double, two stolen bases and three RBI ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Became the first Cardinal player to steal three bases in a game this season and accomplished the feat for the first time in his career versus California (3/7) ... 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 .352 career batting average with 114 RBI and 12 stolen bases ... Has played in 82 games with 30 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 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 3.86 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 Update: Has an 0-2 record and a 4.86 ERA in 31 appearances and four starts, striking out 48 in 53.2 innings.
#18 - JEFF GILMORE (R/R, 6-2, 200, Fr.)
2003 Season Notes: Has an 0-0 record and an 0.00 ERA with two strikeouts in 2.0 innings and two appearances ... 2003 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 Update: 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.) ... FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN CANDIDATE
2003 Season Notes: Leads the club with three saves ... Has an 0-2 record and a 3.12 ERA with 20 strikeouts in 17.1 innings and eight appearances (all in relief) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Struck out a career-high six batters but took the loss in his most recent outing at Arizona State (3/22), allowing two runs (one earned) and two hits in a career-high-tying 3.2 innings ... Pitched 0.2 innings, giving up just a walk and striking out one versus California (3/8) ... Picked up saves in each of his previous two outings, tossing 3.0 scoreless one-hit innings with a career-high four strikeouts versus USC (3/2) and holding Texas (2/22 - Game 2) 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 2-1 record, a 5.00 ERA and two saves with 25 strikeouts in 18.0 innings and a team co-leading nine appearances (all in relief) ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Used twice in each of Stanford's last two series at Arizona State (3/22 - 3/24) and versus California (3/7 - 3/9) ... Credited with the victory at Arizona State (3/23) despite allowing four runs (three earned) and four hits with four strikeouts in 2.0 innings of a 9-8, 10-inning Stanford victory ... Earned the second save of his career with 3.0 scoreless one-hit innings in the series finale versus California (3/9) ... Picked up his first collegiate victory with an impressive relief appearance versus Fresno State (2/15), holding the Bulldogs scoreless on one hit over a career-high 4.1 innings, the longest relief outing by a Stanford pitcher this season ... 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 2-1 record, a 5.04 ERA and two saves in 18 appearances (all out of the bullpen), striking out 33 in 30.1 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, two saves and an 8.03 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 12.1 innings and a team co-leading nine appearances ... 2003 Individual Game Highlights: Picked up his second save at Arizona State (3/23) by working out of a one-out bases loaded jam in the bottom of the 10th inning ... Recorded his first collegiate save versus California (3/8) in his most recent outing, striking out a career-high four in 2.0 perfect innings ... 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).