No. 2 Stanford Returns Home To Host Santa Clara And California

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April 13, 2004


Santa Clara (16-19)
at
No. 2 Stanford (25-5)

Tuesday, April 13, 6 pm
RHP Kellan McConnell (3-4, 4.80) vs. RHP Matt Leva (2-0, 3.86)


California (19-20, 6-6 Pac-10)
at
No. 2 Stanford (25-5, 4-2 Pac-10)

Friday, April 16, 6 pm
RHP Adam Gold (6-3, 3.28) vs. LHP Mark Romanczuk (6-1, 4.04)

Saturday, April 17, 1 pm
RHP Mike Padgett (3-4, 4.53) vs. TBA

Sunday, April 18, 1 pm
TBA vs. TBA

MEDIA COVERAGE
Gametracker: Tuesday |

Friday | Saturday | Sunday
Live Audio: All Games
All four Stanford Baseball games this week are scheduled to be broadcast on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... Sean Bruich and Alex Gyr will be on the microphones for the Santa Clara games ... Sam Stefanki and Mike Etchepare will handle the broadcasts for the three-game series versus California ... will be on the microphone ... A Gametracker with live stats for all four games will also be available from a link at gostanford.com.

QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford sits atop the Pac-10 standings after posting a 4-2 record in its first six conference games on the road, one-half game ahead of both Arizona and Washington (4-3 Pac-10) ... Stanford is the No. 2 team in all four major college baseball national polls released on Monday, April 12 (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA and Sports Weekly/ESPN) ... Last week, Stanford had been the nation's No. 1 team in the Baseball America (for the seventh consecutive week) and Collegiate Baseball polls, while ranking second in the NCBWA and Sports Weekly/ESPN polls ... The 2004 Cardinal is only the fourth team in school history to win at least 25 of its first 30 games, following the 1982 (26-3-1), 1967 (25-3-2) and 1998 (25-4-1) clubs ... The Cardinal has won all nine of its regular season series this year, as well as 13 in a row and 21 of its last 22 dating back to last season ... Stanford has swept four of its nine series this season and seven during its current 13-series win streak ... ... Stanford will play 18 of its final 26 games at home beginning versus Santa Clara this Tuesday after playing 18 of its first 30 on the road ... Stanford has won 20 of its last 21 games at home, has an 11-1 record at Sunken Diamond this season, and has a 48-9 record in its last 57 games overall ... Stanford has also won 28 of its last 32 true road games, finishing last year with a 14-game win streak in true road games and beginning this season with a 14-4 mark away from Sunken Diamond ... Stanford has come from behind in 12 of its 25 wins this year and is 4-5 when either tied or trailing heading into the ninth inning (2-1 tied, 2-4 trailing) ... Stanford is 5-1 this season against ranked teams ... Stanford has been errorless in 12 of its first 30 games ... Stanford has more than doubled its opponents scoring (271-134) as 21 of its 25 wins have been by three or more runs ... Stanford is currently hitting a season-high and Pac-10-leading .320, and averaging 9.0 runs per game after six straight double-digit hit games and double-digit run games in four of its last six contests ... In contrast, although the pitching staff still leads the Pac-10 with a 4.03 ERA, it is the highest its been since it stood at 5.00 after the first two games of the season after struggling with a 7.12 ERA in its last five contests ... The Cardinal is fielding at a .972 clip, second in the Pac-10 ... Stanford is looking to extend its school record string of consecutive appearances at the College World Series to six, as well as its string of 40-win season to 10, while Stanford has won 50 or more games in three of the last four seasons ... Stanford has captured 11 Pac-10 titles in the last 21 years and finished either first or second in the conference 21 times in last 23 seasons.

QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Brian Hall and Jeff Stimpson swept the Pac-10 Player and Pitcher of the Week honors announced on Tuesday for the period ending April 11 ... National Player of the Year candidate Jed Lowrie leads the Cardinal in nearly every offensive category runs scored (40), triples (4), homers (9, co-leader), RBI (40), extra-base hits (19), total bases (83), slugging percentage (.741), bases on balls (26), on-base percentage (.486) and sacrifice flies (5), while ranking second with a .375 batting average ... Jonny Ash leads the team in both batting average (.384) and hits (48) ... John Mayberry, who has a current season-high nine-game hit streak (3/27 - 4/10), co-leads the squad with nine homers, seven doubles and 15 multiple-hit games, while ranking second with 38 RBI and 17 extra-base hits, as well as third with a .369 batting average ... Brian Hall has extended his current career-high hit streak and the longest by a Stanford player this season to 15 games (3/5 - 4/10) as his average has risen 141 points during the streak from a season-low .208 to .353 ... Hall leads the team with eight stolen bases, while contributing seven homers and 31 RBI ... Danny Putnam (.341) co-leads the team with seven doubles, while hitting seven homers and driving in 26 runs ... Donny Lucy (.327) is the team's other regular hitting better than .300 ... Sam Fuld (.278, 1 HR, 18 RBI, 4 SB) is second all-time at Stanford in runs scored (242) and within three of passing all-time leader Mark Davis (244, 1983-86) ... Fuld is also ranked among Stanford's all-time leaders in hits (323, #3), at bats (948, #3), triples (16, #3T), doubles (58, #6T) and games played (230, #7T) ... Mark Romanczuk leads the team with six wins ... David O'Hagan also has a team-high four saves and the lowest ERA (2.60) among pitchers with at least one inning per team game played.


TUESDAY'S PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER
#12 - MattLeva (R/R, 5-10, 155, Fr.)
UpdatedMatt Leva Bio


FRIDAY'S PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER
#21 - MarkRomanczuk (L/L, 6-2, 195, So.)
UpdatedMark Romanczuk Bio


SATURDAY'S PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER
TBA


SUNDAY'S PROBABLE STARTING PITCHER
TBA


STANFORD'S HISTORY VERSUS THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS

ALL-TIME SERIES
Stanford holds advantages in the all-time series versus both of its opponents this week. The Cardinal leads its all-time series over Santa Clara, 171-153-7, and has been very successful against the Broncos of late, winning 26 of the last 28 meetings between the teams. The Cardinal had won 20 straight in the series against Santa Clara before the Broncos snapped the string with a 13-9 victory at Buck Shaw Stadium. Stanford then won five more in a row before the Broncos came up with a 2-0 victory in the final meeting between the team's last season at The Farm on April 29, 2003. Stanford defeated the Broncos in their only meeting this season, scoring a season-high 18 runs in an 18-4 win at Santa Clara on March 24. Stanford holds an all-time advantage of 224-207 over California in the 431 career meetings between the schools. The Cardinal has won 13 straight games over the Golden Bears, including a non-conference sweep of California in Berkeley earlier this season (February 27-29; W, 12-9; W, 10-3; W, 6-2). The streak extends back to the 2002 season when the Cardinal won the final four games between the teams and the 2003 campaign when Stanford swept all six games in the season-series. Stanford has also won five straight series over the Golden Bears since California took two-of-three in Berkeley from April 27-29, 2001. California has not won a season-series versus the Cardinal since taking four-of-six in 1978.

STANFORD NOW AT NO. 2 IN ALL FOUR NATIONAL POLLS
Stanford is now the No. 2 team in the all four major national collegiate baseball polls -- Baseball America's, Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA, Sports Weekly/ESPN released Monday, April 12. Stanford had been the No. 1 team in the Baseball America poll for seven consecutive weeks (February 23 - April 5), as well as the nation's unanimous No. 1 team for two weeks (March 22-29) before falling from the top spot to second on April 5 in both the NCBWA and Sports Weekly/ESPN polls before dropping from the top in the Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball polls on April 12. Stanford has been ranked No. 1 at some point in the season for seven of the last eight campaigns. Stanford had a string of six consecutive seasons (1997-2002) with a top ranking going but never reached the top of the Baseball America poll in 2003. However, the Cardinal did finish the 2003 season ranked second in all four polls.

2004 CARDINAL BECOMES FOURTH TEAM TO WIN AT LEAST 25 OF FIRST 30 GAMES
The 2004 Cardinal has become just the fourth team in school history to win at least 25 of its first 30 games with a current record of 25-5, joining the 1982 (26-3-1), 1967 (25-3-2) and 1998 (25-4-1) clubs.

STANFORD LEADS PAC-10 BY ONE-HALF GAME
Stanford (4-2 Pac-10) leads the conference standings by one-half game after winning four-of-six games on the road to begin of the season with two-of-three series victories at both UCLA (4/2 - 4/4) and Oregon State (4/9 - 4/11). Washington and Arizona are tied for second-place one-half game back with 4-3 league marks in the bunched-up standings. California has a 6-6 mark, while Washington State, UCLA and USC are all at 3-3. Oregon State (4-5) and Arizona State (3-6) are the only teams under .500 in conference games.

TOP OF THE PAC
Stanford has won 19 conference championships in school history, including 17 Pac-10 crowns (includes Southern Division and shared titles). The Cardinal won its most recent crown in 2003 when the club finished with an 18-6 conference mark. Stanford had finished second in the conference behind two-time defending league champion USC in 2001 and 2002 prior to its previous Pac-10 title when it shared the championship with Arizona State and UCLA in 2000. Stanford has been among the top two in the conference standings (includes Pac-10 Southern Division) for 10 straight seasons and 21 times in the last 23 years.

STANFORD PICKED AS FAVORITE IN 2004 PRESEASON PAC-10 COACHES POLL
Stanford was picked as the favorite in the 2004 Preseason Pac-10 Coaches Poll, picking up seven first-place votes. Arizona State and Arizona each garnered one first-place vote, while finishing second and third in the poll. USC, Washington, California, UCLA, Oregon State and Washington State rounded out the poll.

STANFORD UNBEATEN IN SERIES THIS SEASON, EXTENDS SERIES WIN STREAK TO 13
Stanford's two-of-three series victory at Oregon State (4/8 - 4/10) in its most recent series kept the Cardinal unbeaten ins series this season (9-0) and extended the team's series win streak to 13 in a row dating back to last year. The Cardinal has swept four of its nine series this season and seven during the strewak. Stanford has also won 21 of its last 22 regular season three-game series, including 10 in a row on the road and six straight at home. Stanford lost just two series in 2003, dropping two-of-three at home to Arizona (4/25 - 4/27) and being swept at Cal State Fullerton (1/31 - 2/2).

HOME SWEET HOME
Stanford returns to Sunken Diamond to play 18 of its final 26 regular season games at home, where the Cardinal has won 20 of its last 21 contests dating back to last season. Stanford, 11-1 at Sunken Diamond this season, had a 16-game home win streak before Texas broke the run with a 9-6 victory over the Cardinal on February 21 to also hand the Cardinal its first and only home loss of 2004. Stanford's school record home win streak is 27 victories in a row from April 30, 1982 to April 15, 1983. Stanford started the 16-game home win streak in 2003 with a 9-8 victory over UCLA (5/18) to clinch the Pac-10 title before sweeping Cal Poly (5/23 - 5/25) to end the 2003 regular season and won all five 2003 NCAA Tournament home games versus Illinois Chicago (5/30), UC Riverside (5/31) and Richmond (6/1) in NCAA Regional, as well as Long Beach State twice in the NCAA Super Regional (6/6 - 6/7). The streak continued for the first seven home games of 2004 when the Cardinal swept Cal State Fullerton (1/30 - 2/1) and Kansas (2/13 - 2/15), before winning the first game of its series versus Texas (2/20).

STANFORD HAS ALSO WON 28 OF LAST 32 GAMES ON THE ROAD
Stanford, which concluded a stretch of 15 of 18 games on the road by winning two-of-three at Oregon State in its most recent action April 8-10, has won 28 of its last 32 true road contests dating back to last year. Stanford finished the 2003 season by winning its final 14 true road games (at Arizona State 3/23 - 3/24; at Washington State 4/4 - 4/5, 4/7; at Santa Clara, 4/8; at Sacramento State, 4/22; at USC 5/3, DH - 5/4; at San Jose State 5/6; at California, 5/11). The Cardinal is 14-4 on the road this year, winning two-of-three at Fresno State (2/6 - 2/8), sweeping a three-game road set at California (2/27 - 2/29), taking two-of-three at USC (3/5 - 3/7), returning from a 15-day break with three consecutive wins at Saint Mary's (3/23), Santa Clara (3/24) and San Jose State (3/30), taking two-of-three at UCLA (4/2 - 4/4) and winning two-of-three at Oregon State (4/8 - 4/10).

POWER SURGE
Stanford banged out 11 homers in its most recent series at Oregon State (4/8 - 4/10) and now has longballs in its first six conference contests. The power surge during Pac-10 extends the team's offensive explosion over the last 12 games since returning from a 15-day break as the Cardinal has 27 home runs during the period.

LOWRIE AND ROMANCZUK APPEAR ON WATCH LISTS
Jed Lowrie (Baseball America, USA Baseball Golden Spikes), Danny Putnam (Baseball America) and Mark Romanczuk (Roger Clemens Award) appear on high profile Player and Pitcher of the Year Watch Lists, respectively. Lowrie has emerged as the team's top offensive player, leading the club in nearly every offensive category, including homers (9, co-leader), RBI (40), runs scored (40), triples (4), total bases (75), slugging percentage (.741) and sacrifice flies (5), while ranking second with a .375 batting average. Defensively, Lowrie has made just five errors in his first 141 chances for a .965 fielding percentage while starting all 30 games at either shortstop or second base. Romanczuk is 6-1 with a 3.40 ERA and has struck out 50 batters in 50.1 innings. Lowrie (NCBWA Co-Hitter of the Week, March 2) and Romanczuk (Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week, March 9) have already earned weekly recognition for their achievements this season.

ASH, HALL, MAYBERRY, O'HAGAN AND PUTNAM ALSO MAKING ALL-AMERICAN BIDS
Jonny Ash, Brian Hall, John Mayberry, Jr., David O'Hagan and Danny Putnam are all making strong cases for All-American honors along with Player/Pitcher of the Year Watch List selections Jed Lowrie and Mark Romanczuk. Ash has taken over the team's batting average lead with a .384 mark, adding four homers and 24 RBI. Hall has a current career-high 15-game hit streak going (3/5 - 4/10; .476, 30-63, 3 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 17 RBI, 5 SB) that has raised his average 141 points from .208 to its current .353, while leading the club with eight stolen bases, and hitting seven homers with 31 RBI. Mayberry has also been swinging a hot bat with a current nine-game hit streak (3/27 - 4/10; .441, 15-34, 3 2B, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 2 SB), and co-leads the team with seven doubles and nine homers. Mayberry is third on the club with a .369 batting average and second with 38 RBI. O'Hagan has put up excellent numbers, posting a 4-0 record and saving a team-high four games with a 2.60 ERA in 11 appearances out of the bullpen. He has struck out 38 batters in 34.2 innings and allowed just 24 hits with opponents hitting just .200 against him. Putnam is hitting .341 with seven homers, 26 RBI and two stolen bases.

FULD MOVES TO WITHIN THREE RUNS OF PASSING ALL-TIME LEADER
Sam Fuld has 242 career runs scored and moved to within three runs of passing the school's all-time leader Mark Davis (244, 1983-86) in the category. He is also among Stanford's career leaders in hits (323, #3), at bats (948, #3), triples (16, #3T), doubles (58, #6T) and games played (230, #7T).

SAVING THE DAY
Stanford has logged 10 saves in its first 25 wins. David O'Hagan leads the way with four, while Blake Holler has picked up a pair. Jonny Dyer, Jeff Gilmore, Matt Manship and Kodiak Quick have one each. Stanford's school record for saves is 23 in 2001.

THE NEW NINE
Nine players have made their first appearances in a game for the Cardinal this season. Blake Holler has moved into the starting rotation and is 3-2 with a 4.65 ERA and two saves in games and seven starts, striking out 28 batters in 40.2 innings of work. Jeff Stimpson has become one of the team's top relievers, allowing just one run in his first 16.2 collegiate innings for an 0.54 ERA, while allowing opponents a team-low .161 batting average. Stimpson won his first collegiate game when he struck out a career-high six batters in 2.2 hitless innings at Oregon State on April 10. Ryan Seawell has 10 hits in his first 28 collegiate at bats for a .357 batting average in 12 games played and five starts, while also contributing two doubles and seven RBI. Adam Sorgi has started 14 of the team's first 30 games at shortstop and appeared in 17. Sorgi has a .224 batting average, a double and four RBI. Jim Rapoport has played in 16 games and started five contests, contributing a .250 batting average, a triple and four RBI. Matt Leva has a 2-0 record and a 3.86 ERA in six appearances and one start. Greg Reynolds is 1-0 with a 6.23 ERA in 4.1 innings and three relief appearances. Ben Summerhays is hitting .222 with two hits in nine at bats off the bench and former student manager Cameron Matthews has played in three games as a pinch-runner.

COMEBACK CREW
Stanford has come from behind at some point in 12 of its first 25 victories this season, coming back to win games when trailing by three or more runs heading into the eighth inning on three occasions. Brian Hall provided arguably the most dramatic moment of the season when his first career grand slam capped a seven-run Stanford ninth inning rally for a 10-6 victory over Kansas (2/15). Stanford trailed 7-3 at USC (3/6) before scoring four times in the top of the ninth inning to extend the game into extra innings before eventually taking home an 8-7 win in 13 frames. Most recently, the Cardinal trailed at Oregon State (4/8) by a score of 7-4 after seven innings before scoring three times in the eighth to tie the game and four more times in the ninth to win the contest.

WINNING BY A BUNCH
Despite having to come from behind in 12 of its 25 wins, 21 of the team's victories have come by three runs or more as Stanford has more than doubled its opponents' run production this season by a count of 271-234 with 11 of its victories by six or more runs.

ERRORLESS EFFORTS
Stanford has played errorless baseball in 12 of its first 30 games this season, including a string of five straight errorless games from January 31 - February 8, as well as three in a row in a series at California (2/27 - 2/29), as well as three straight against three different teams in Cal Poly (3/28), San Jose State (3/30) and UCLA (4/2). Stanford is currently fielding at a .972 clip that would rank tied for third on the school's all-time list.

STANFORD CONCLUDES HOMESTAND, TRAVELS TO SACRAMENTO STATE NEXT WEEK
Stanford will continue a six-game homestand by hosting Saint Mary's (Tuesday, April 20, 6 pm, PT) and Sacramento State (Friday, April 23, 6 pm, PT) in a pair of non-conference games next week before traveling to Sacramento State to conclude the week's action on Saturday, April 24 (1 pm, PT).

OFFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford has averaged 9.0 runs per contest and is hitting a season-high .320 through its first 30 games. Over the last 15 games, the Cardinal is hitting .339 to raise its current team average 34 points from the .286 it stood at after a three-game series versus Texas (2/20 - 2/22). The team is also coming off a series at Oregon State (4/8 - 4/10) in which it hit 11 homers and has 17 long balls in its first six conference games. National Player of the Year candidate Jed Lowrie leads the club in nearly every offensive category -- runs scored (40), triples (4), homers (9, co-leader), RBI (40), total bases (83), slugging percentage (.741), bases on balls (26), on-base percentage (.486), sacrifice flies (5), extra-base hits (19) and multiple-RBI games (12) - while ranking second with a .375 batting average. Jonny Ash leads the squad with a .384 mark and 48 hits. Ash also co-leads the team along with John Mayberry, Jr. in multiple-hit games (15). Mayberry co-leads the club in both homers (9) and doubles (7), while ranking second in RBI (38) and hits (45), and third in batting average (.369). Brian Hall, who leads the club with eight stolen bases, has been on a hot stretch of his own with a current career-high 15-game hit streak (3/5 - 4/10; .476, 30-63, 3 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 17 RBI, 5 SB) that has raised his average 145 points from .208 to its current .353. Hall is also tied for third on the club with seven homers and third with 31 RBI. Donny Lucy has been hit by a team-high nine pitches. Stanford scored a season-high 18 runs at Santa Clara (3/23), posted a season-high 18 hits in an 8-7 win in 13 innings at USC (3/6) and has had season-highs of five homers at Fresno State (2/7) and Oregon State (4/10). Stanford has scored in double figures 14 times and has 10 or more hits in 23 of its first 30 games, including six in a row and 15 of its last 18.

PITCHING REPORT
Stanford still leads the Pac-10 with a 4.03 ERA despite suffering a 7.12 ERA in its last five contests (4/3 - 4/10). In its previous six games before the current five-game stretch, Stanford had allowed just 10 earned runs. Mark Romanczuk leads the club in victories (6), strikeouts (54), innings pitched (55.2) and has the lowest ERA (4.04) among starters. Jeff Gilmore has added five victories, while David O'Hagan has four and Blake Holler has three. Matt Leva has won a pair of games, while Jonny Dyer, Mark Jecmen, Matt Leva, Kodiak Quick, Jeff Stimpson and Greg Reynolds one a piece. O'Hagan's 2.60 ERA leads those that have pitched at least one inning per game played by the team, while opponents are also hitting only .200 against O'Hagan, who also leads the club with four saves. Holler has added two saves, while Dyer, Gilmore, Matt Manship and Quick have one each. Stimpson has turned into one of the team's top relievers, allowing just one run and nine hits with 15 strikeouts in his first 16.2 collegiate innings for an 0.54 ERA and a .161 opponents batting average. Gilmore and O'Hagan co-lead the club with 11 appearances, while Gilmore and Romanczuk have both started a team-high-tying nine contests.

DEFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford's current fielding percentage sits at .972, which ranks tied for third on the school's all-time list. Stanford has played errorless baseball in 12 of its first 30 games. The Cardinal made just three errors in its first eight games as its fielding percentage reached as high as .991 after a five-game errorless string (1/31 - 2/8). Stanford also played three straight errorless contests with a perfect defensive series at California (2/27 - 2/29) and then three more in games versus Cal Poly (3/28), San Jose State (3/30) and UCLA (4/2). John Mayberry, Jr. leads the club with 291 putouts and has made just one error in his team-high 304 defensive chances. Mayberry also had a single-game team-high of 17 putouts at USC (3/6). Jed Lowrie has a team-high 94 assists and has made just five errors in his first 30 starts at either shortstop or second base for a .967 fielding percentage. Jonny Ash and Adam Sorgi had team-high-tying seven-assist games versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1) and Cal Poly (3/27), respectively. Stanford has turned 31 double plays this season, including a season-high three at Fresno State (2/8), versus Kansas (2/15) and versus Texas (2/22).

STANFORD HAS PICKED UP THREE 50-WIN SEASONS IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS
Stanford has won 50 or more games in three of the last four years to run its total of 50-win campaigns in school history to six. The Cardinal won a school record 59 contests in 1990. The 1987 CWS championship squad posted 53 victories, while the 2001 and 2003 teams picked up 51 wins. The Cardinal won an even 50 games in 1999 and 2000.

CARDINAL LOOKING TO EXTEND RECORD STRING OF 40-WIN SEASONS TO 10
Stanford will be looking to extend its school record string of 40-win seasons to 10 in 2004. The last time Stanford didn't win 40 games was when the club finished 27-28 in 1993.

2004 PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
Four Stanford players have earned 2004 Preseason All-American honors. Sam Fuld picked up a pair of First Team honors (Baseball America, NCBWA), as well as Second Team (Baseball America) and honorable mention (CollegeBaseballInsider.com). John Mayberry, Jr. earned Second Team recognition from Baseball America. Danny Putnam was a First Team selection by Baseball America and CollegeBaseballInsider.com, as well as Third Team NCBWA selection, while Mark Romanczuk was named a Third Team Preseason All-American by Baseball America and the NCBWA and received honorable mention recognition from CollegeBaseballInsider.com.

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STANFORD COACHING STAFF

STANFORD HEAD COACH MARKMARQUESS
One of the nation's premier collegiate coaches and the winningest coaching in Stanford Baseball history, Mark Marquess is in his 28th season at the helm of the Cardinal in 2004 with a 1169-556-5 (.677) record in 1730 career games, as well as even more impressive marks in the postseason (105-46, .695), and Pac-10 (466-296, .612). Marquess entered the 2004 season ranked 19th on the NCAA's all-time Division I victory list and 46th on the all-time winning percentage list for Division I coaches. For active coaches, he began the season ninth in victories and 15th in winning percentage. He became the 23rd coach in the history of NCAA Division I baseball to reach the 1000-win mark with a victory over Florida State on February 9, 2001. Just over two years later, he picked up win No. 1100 versus Nevada on February 17, 2003. He won his 100th career postseason game in Stanford's NCAA Super Regional clinching victory over Long Beach State (6/7/03). The 1969 Stanford graduate has led the Cardinal to two CWS titles and three runner-up showings in five CWS championship appearances, as well as 13 College World Series trips, five NCAA Super Regional titles, 13 NCAA Regional championships and 11 Pac-10 crowns (includes Southern Division and shared titles). Stanford has also qualified for the NCAA Tournament 21 times in the first 27 years under Marquess. 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 nine occasions, most recently with his selection in 2003. The Cardinal has had 26 winning campaigns in 27 seasons prior to this season under his leadership and finished either first or second in the prestigious Pacific-10 (formerly Pac-10 Southern Division) 21 times in the last 23 years. Stanford has had 112 players drafted by professional baseball in the past 19 seasons, including 14 first round selections in the last 17 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 CWS squad and played four seasons of minor league baseball with the Chicago White Sox organization.

COMMENTS FROM MARKMARQUESS
(on winning two-of-three at Oregon State)
'It was a tough weekend with some good games. The first two games were very tight, and it was a tough series. I'm pleased we won two-of-three.'

(on the Pac-10)
'The league is very balanced and if you don't play well on a given weekend, you're not going to win. There is not a team in the conference right now that could be said couldn't still win the conference. It will be the team that can get a hot and get a sweep or two that will probably win the conference.'

(on returning to Sunken Diamond)
'It feels good to be coming back home, but you still have to play well and can't be overconfident. I don't think being at home is that big advantage in the Pac-10 this year so far.'

(on Santa Clara)
'They had a rough series when they were swept last weekend, but they always play us tough. Last year, they gave us our only shutout at Sunken Diamond when we played them here.'

(on California)
'They're coming off a big weekend at USC in which they won two-of-three and they haven't done that down in Los Angeles at USC for a while, so they are playing very well.'

STANFORD COACHING STAFF
Dean Stotz is in his 28th campaign with Stanford Baseball and his fifth 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 fifth season as Stanford's pitching coach, while Dave Nakama is in his fifth year overall as a Stanford assistant coach.

STANFORD BASEBALL HISTORY
Now in its 111th season, Stanford's storied baseball program has had many highlights since the program began in 1892 ... Stanford has won two NCAA titles (1987, `88) and made 15 appearances in the College World Series, also finishing as the runner-up on three occasions (2000, `01, `03) ... Stanford has also won five NCAA Super Regional titles ... Stanford has qualified for the NCAA Tournament 24 times ... Stanford has won 19 conference championships ... Stanford began the 2004 season with 38 winning seasons in the last 39 campaigns and 55 in its last 57 seasons ... Stanford has won 50 or more games four times in the last five years and six times in school history ... Stanford has won 40 or more games in a school record nine consecutive years and 18 times in school history ... Stanford has an all-time record of 2402-1489-32 (.616) ... A total of 69 former Stanford players have became Major League Baseball players with 12 suiting up in an MLB uniform in 2003 (Jeff Austin - Cincinnati Reds; Joe Borchard, Chicago White Sox; Eric Bruntlett - Houston Astros; Jody Gerut - Cleveland Indians; Jeffrey Hammonds - Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants; Rick Helling - Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins; A.J. Hinch, Detroit Tigers; Dave McCarty - Boston Red Sox, Oakland A's; Jason Middlebrook - New York Mets; Mike Mussina - New York Yankees; Justin Wayne - Florida Marlins; Jason Young - Colorado Rockies) and Bruntlett, Gerut and Young making their debut last season ... Stanford has also had 14 players selected in the first round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft in the last 17 years ... Stanford has boasted 44 All-Americans that have combined to win 54 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 an even 100 players earn a combined 133 All-Conference honors ... Six Stanford players earned All-Pac-10 honors in each of the last two seasons, breaking the previous mark of five previously set in 1985, `90 and `94.

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