Stanford To Host Long Beach State, St. John's And UNLV In NCAA Regional June 4-6

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June 1, 2004


2004 NCAA Division I Baseball Regional
June 4-6, 2004
Stanford, CA (Sunken Diamond)

Friday, June 4
2 pm, PDT (Game 2): No. 3 St. John's (36-21) vs. No. 2 Long Beach State (36-19)
6 pm, PDT (Game 1): No. 4 UNLV (37-22) vs. No. 1 Stanford (44-12)

Saturday, June 5
11 am, PDT (Game 3): Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser ... elimination game
3 pm, PDT (Game 4):Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner
7 pm, PDT (Game 5):Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser

Sunday, June 6
1 pm, PDT (Championship - Game 6): Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner
1 pm, PDT (Championship - Game 7, if necessary): If Game 5 Winner Defeats Game 4 Winner In Game 6

MEDIA COVERAGE
Every game of the 2004 NCAA Division I Baseball Regional at Stanford will be televised live by College Sports Television (CSTV) ... A link for live stats will also be provided for every game from links at gostanford.com and ncaasports.com ... Every Stanford game at the Regional will also be broadcast live on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com with Sam Stefanki and Michael Etchepare on the microphones.

A QUICK LOOK AT THE 2004 NCAA REGIONAL AT STANFORD
Top-ranked Stanford will open the 2004 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship by hosting Long Beach State, St. John's and UNLV in an NCAA Regional at Sunken Diamond this Friday, June 4 - Sunday, June 6. College Sports Television has announced that it will telecast every game of the Regional live. Stanford is hosting an NCAA Regional for the ninth consecutive year and the 13th time in school history. The Cardinal is the top seed in the double elimination Regional and has also earned the No. 5 national seed, marking the sixth straight season the Cardinal has been awarded with a national seed. Stanford will play fourth-seeded UNLV (37-22) in its 2004 postseason opener on Friday at 6:00 pm, PDT (Game 1). Second-seeded and 18th-ranked Long Beach State (36-19) will square off with third-seeded St. John's (36-21) on Friday at 2:00 pm, PDT (Game 2) to open the Regional. The Regional will continue on Saturday with three games. Saturday's first matchup (Game 3) will feature the losers of Friday's two contests in an elimination game at 11:00 am, PDT. The winners of Friday's games will play Saturday at 3 pm, PDT (Game 4) for the right to advance to Sunday's Regional championship. The winner of Game 3 will play the loser of Game 4 in an elimination contest (Game 5) at 7 pm, PDT. Sunday's championship game (Game 6) will begin at 1:00 pm, PDT. A second championship game (Game 7), if necessary, will follow at approximately 5:00 pm, PT.

A QUICK LOOK AT THE 2004 NCAA REGIONAL AT STANFORD
Top-ranked Stanford will open the 2004 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship by hosting Long Beach State, St. John's and UNLV in an NCAA Regional at Sunken Diamond this Friday, June 4 - Sunday, June 6. College Sports Television has announced that it will telecast every game of the Regional live. Stanford is hosting an NCAA Regional for the ninth consecutive year and the 13th time in school history. The Cardinal is the top seed in the double elimination Regional and has also earned the No. 5 national seed, marking the sixth straight season the Cardinal has been awarded with a national seed. Stanford will play fourth-seeded UNLV (37-22) in its 2004 postseason opener on Friday at 6:00 pm, PDT (Game 1). Second-seeded and 18th-ranked Long Beach State (36-19) will square off with third-seeded St. John's (36-21) on Friday at 2:00 pm, PDT (Game 2) to open the Regional. The Regional will continue on Saturday with three games. Saturday's first matchup (Game 3) will feature the losers of Friday's two contests in an elimination game at 11:00 am, PDT. The winners of Friday's games will play Saturday at 3 pm, PDT (Game 4) for the right to advance to Sunday's Regional championship. The winner of Game 3 will play the loser of Game 4 in an elimination contest (Game 5) at 7 pm, PDT. Sunday's championship game (Game 6) will begin at 1:00 pm, PDT. A second championship game (Game 7), if necessary, will follow at approximately 5:00 pm, PT.

A QUICK LOOK AT THE TEAMS IN THE 2004 NCAA REGIONAL AT STANFORD
Stanford ... is making its 25th NCAA Tournament appearance and its 11th in a row after earning an automatic berth by winning the outright regular season Pac-10 title for the second consecutive year. The Cardinal is also looking to extend its school record string of consecutive College World Series trips to six. Stanford has made 15 trips to the College World Series and five appearances in the CWS championship game, winning the national title in 1987 and 1988 and finishing as runners-up in three of the last four seasons (2000, 2001, 2003). Stanford has an all-time postseason record of 113-54 (.677) and is 61-21 in 21 Regional appearances.

Long Beach State ... spent most of the season ranked among the nation's Top 10 but finished the year by losing its final seven contests, its longest losing streak since 1988, and heads into the postseason ranked No. 18 by Baseball America. The 49ers finished second in the Big West with a 14-7 conference record and received an at-large berth. Long Beach State is making its 15th appearance in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship and has an all-time record of 36-19 in the event. The 49ers will be making their third consecutive postseason trip to Stanford. Long Beach State reached the final of the 2002 Regional at Stanford before being beaten by the Cardinal in the first and only Regional title game. In 2003, Stanford swept both games of an NCAA Super Regional against Long Beach State.

St. John's ... received an at-large berth to the 2004 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship after finishing tied for second in the regular season Big East standings with a 17-9 conference mark and third in the postseason tournament. The Red Storm is making its 28th appearance in the postseason and its first since 1997. St. John's has an all-time record of 51-48 in the event.

UNLV ... won the Mountain West Conference Tournament to earn the league's automatic berth to the postseason. The Rebels finished tied for second in the regular season MWC standings with a 20-10 conference mark, just percentage points behind regular season winner San Diego State. UNLV is making its ninth appearance in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship and has a 9-16 record in the event.

2004 NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL REGIONAL TICKET INFORMATION
All-session passes for the event will go on sale Tuesday, June 1, at the Stanford Athletics Ticket Office or by calling 1-800-STANFORD. Stanford Athletics Ticket Office hours this Tuesday-Friday are 9 am - 4 pm. Prices for all-session passes are $50 (Reserved), $35 (Adult General Admission) and $20 (Child/Senior/Student General Admission). Single-game tickets will be available on the day of the game only. Prices for single-game tickets are $15 (Reserved), $12 (General Admission Adult) and $8 (Child/Senior/Student General Admission).

2004 NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
Stanford is one of 16 Regional hosts and the No. 5 national seed for the 2004 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. The first round of action June 4-6 features 16 four-team Regionals with the winners advancing to eight NCAA Regionals to be contested June 11-14. The winner of the 2003 Regional at Stanford will face the winner of the Regional being hosted by Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, with the host Fighting Irish being joined by second-seeded UC Irvine, third-seeded Arizona and fourth-seeded Kent State. Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced Sunday, June 6, live during an ESPN SportsCenter telecast (8 pm, PDT). The winners of the eight Super Regionals, all to be televised by ESPN/ESPN2 for the second consecutive year, will advance to the 58th College World Series to be held June 18-28 at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska.

HISTORY VERSUS THE 2004 NCAA REGIONAL FIELD
Stanford has not suited up against any of the team's in the 2004 NCAA Regional at Stanford this season. Following is Stanford's history versus each school during the era of current head coach Mark Marquess beginning in 1977.

Stanford vs. Long Beach State ... Stanford is 5-1 versus Long Beach State during the era of head coach Mark Marquess (1977 - current) ... Stanford swept Long Beach State in two games in a 2003 NCAA Super Regional at Sunken Diamond (June 6-7), winning by scores of 5-1 and 4-2 ... Stanford also won both games between the clubs in a 2002 NCAA Regional at Sunken Diamond (June 1-2) with a 5-4 victory in Saturday's winners' bracket game and an 8-4 win in Sunday's first title contest ... Long Beach State last defeated the Cardinal by a score of 5-1 in an NCAA Regional at Stanford on May 23, 1998, knocking Stanford out of the Regional ... Stanford won the only regular season meeting between the teams since Marquess took over as head coach with a 12-8 win in Long Beach on March 29, 1990.

Stanford vs. St. John's ...St. John's has won the only game played between the teams during the Marquess era, taking a 5-3 victory over the Cardinal in the first game of a 1988 NCAA Regional in New Britain, CT, before the Cardinal stormed back to win the final four games of the Regional before moving on to Omaha to win its second consecutive College World Series crown.

Stanford vs. UNLV ...UNLV leads the series between the clubs by a count of 4-2 since Marquess took over at the Cardinal helm ... UNLV captured an 8-4 win the first time the Rebels suited up against Marquess at Stanford on April 1, 1980 ... The Rebels picked up a 10-3 victory the next time the teams played (also at Stanford) on March 30, 1987 ... UNLV won two-of-three at Stanford the only time the teams have played a three-game set during the Marquess era from May 15-17, 1993 (7-6 UNLV; 10-5 Stanford; 6-4 UNLV) ... Stanford picked up a 7-6 victory the last time the teams played and the only time they have in Las Vegas during the Marquess era on March 23, 1994.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY NOTES
Stanford is making its 25th appearance in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championships and its 11th in a row ... Stanford is playing in an NCAA Regional for the 22nd time ... Stanford is hosting a Regional for the 13th time overall and the ninth straight year ... Stanford has won 15 Regionals and five Super Regionals on its way to 15 College World Series appearances ... Stanford has won 11 of the 13 Regionals played at Stanford and five in a row ... Stanford has won nine consecutive Regional games dating back to its last Regional loss by a score of 4-3 to Texas on May 26, 2001 ... Stanford is 25-4 in Regional (15-2) and Super Regional (10-2) action since the beginning of the Super Regional format in 1999 ... Stanford was last knocked out of a Regional at Sunken Diamond in 1998 when the Cardinal dropped two-of-three games and was eliminated by Long Beach State in Game 5 of the event ... Stanford has an all-time postseason record of 113-54 (.677), going 61-21 (.744) in Regional action, 10-2 (.833) in Super Regional competition and 38-27 (.585) in the College World Series ... Stanford has won four each of the last four Regional elimination games it has been forced to play but has not been forced to play any since 2002.

2003 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP REVIEW
Stanford set new school records in the 2003 postseason, winning 10 games and playing in 13 before finishing as the runner-up to national champion Rice by losing two-of-three games to the Owls in the inaugural College World Series Championship Series. The Cardinal swept through a Regional at Sunken Diamond in three consecutive games with victories over Illinois-Chicago (9-2), UC Riverside (13-6) and Richmond (19-6). Stanford then drew Long Beach State and one of the nation's top pitching duos in the 49ers' Abe Alvarez and Jered Weaver for the NCAA Super Regionals, which were being televised live by ESPN for the first time ever. Stanford ace John Hudgins outlasted Alvarez in the first game as the Cardinal ended up with a 5-1 victory. Stanford would rise to the challenge again in the second contest with a 4-2 win over the 49ers. Danny Putnam snapped a 2-2 tie with a two-out, two-RBI single in the top of the seventh inning. Stanford began its fifth straight College World Series appearance with a dominating 8-0 victory over South Carolina as Hudgins and Kodiak Quick combined for Stanford's first-ever shutout at the CWS. Stanford then suffered its first loss of the 2003 postseason with a heartbreaking 6-5 defeat to Cal State Fullerton in 10 innings as Mark Romanczuk was charged with his first loss of the season. Stanford began its improbable run back through the losers' bracket with a 13-6 victory over South Carolina to earn a rematch with Cal State Fullerton. Hudgins tossed another complete game and Carlos Quentin jacked two homers in a 5-3 Stanford victory over the Titans, its first win after Cal State Fullerton had taken the first four games between the teams during the season. The second bracket final between the teams should long be remembered as CWS classic full of Omaha drama. Putnam's two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning provided the winning margin in a 7-5 Stanford victory. Chris Carter and Jonny Ash had homered earlier in the game to erase a 4-1 Cal State Fullerton margin and send the game into extra innings. David O'Hagan was Stanford's hero on the mound, holding the Titans scoreless over the final 4.1 frames. Stanford suffered a 4-3, 10-inning setback to Rice in the first game of the CWS Championship Series. The Cardinal came back with an 8-3 victory the following day as Hudgins picked up his third win of the CWS with a gutsy performance but fell one win shy of its third title in school history when Rice prevailed by a score of 14-2 in the rubber game of the series. The Cardinal set a new record by playing eight CWS games and tied a school mark with five CWS victories. Stanford racked up on the postseason honors as Hudgins led the way by becoming just the third Stanford player to ever win CWS Most Outstanding Player honors. Jonny Ash, Ryan Garko, Putnam and Quentin joined Hudgins on the All-CWS squad. Garko was also the Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Regional and was joined on the All-Regional team by seven teammates (Ash, Sam Fuld, Brian Hall, Jed Lowrie, Ryan McCally, Putnam, Quentin).

QUICK INDIVIDUAL POSTSEASON NOTES
Jonny Ash has career averages of .400 (38-95) in the postseason and .396 (19-48) at the College World Series, ranking just five hits off the all-time CWS hit record ... Ash has earned one All-CWS selection and two All-Regional honors ... Chris Carter has excelled in the postseason with six homers in just 67 at bats (once every 11.2 at bats) and a .313 batting average ... Carter earned an All-Regional selection as a freshman ... Sam Fuld is one of only two Stanford players (along with Ryan Garko) to ever earn All-College World Series honors twice and holds the all-time CWS hit record with 24 ... Fuld has also been selected twice to All-Regional squads ... Brian Hall has one All-Regional selection ... Jed Lowrie has one All-Regional selection ... Danny Putnam earned a spot on the 2003 All-College World Series team after hitting .300 with a pair of homers and nine RBI ... Putnam as career totals of a .302 batting average with five homers and 21 RBI in 16 career postseason games (13 starts).

QUICK TEAM NOTES
No. 1 Stanford (44-12) opens the 2004 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship by hosting an NCAA Regional and a first-round game against UNLV (37-22) on Friday, June 4 (6 pm, PDT) ... Stanford finished up one of the best regular seasons in school history with its second consecutive outright Pac-10 title as its 44 regular season victories ranked tied for the second-highest in school history behind the school record 52 regular season wins (in 63 games) by the 1990 club that won a school-record 59 games overall ... The 1987 CWS championship squad also picked up 44 regular season wins (in 60 games) ... Stanford heads into the postseason ranked No. 1 in both the Baseball America and Sports Weekly/ESPN polls, while coming in at No. 2 in the Collegiate Baseball poll and No. 3 in the NCBWA polls ... Stanford has spent a total of four weeks (March 22-29, May 3, May 17) as the nation's unanimous No. 1 squad this season and has been on top of theBaseball America poll 10 weeks (February 23 - April 5, May 3, May 17-31) ... Stanford's 44-12 record gives the Cardinal a .786 winning percentage that ranks tied for fifth in the nation ... Stanford finished the regular season by winning two-of-three games in home series versus Arizona State (May 28-30; W, 5-0; W, 10-3; L, 5-15) and USC (May 21-23; L, 3-9; W, 5-4; W, 8-2) to extend its regular season three-game home win streak to 10 ... Stanford finished the regular season with a 27-3 home record and has won 36 of its last 39 games at Sunken Diamond dating back to last season ... The Cardinal had previously lost its only two three-game series of the regular season at Washington (May 7-9; L, 2-3, 10 inn.; W, 7-2; L, 2-9) and at Arizona (May 15-17; W, 11-9; L, 18-19; L, 2-11) ... Stanford struggled to a 5-7 record in its final 12 regular season road games but still finished with a 17-9 regular season mark away from home ... Stanford has come from behind in 19 of its 44 wins this year ... Stanford is 8-4 this season against ranked teams and 2-1 in extra-inning contests ... Stanford has been errorless in 23 of its 56 games and is 20-3 in those contests ... Stanford has won by three or more runs in 35 of its 44 victories and is 25-4 in games decided by five or more runs ... The Cardinal is just 3-5 in one-run games and had lost each of the last five one-run games it has been involved in before a 5-4 win over USC (May 22) in its most recent one-run contest ... Stanford leads the Pac-10 in batting average (.327) and ERA (4.35), while ranking second in fielding percentage (.975, #13 NCAA) ... Stanford is averaging 8.5 runs per contest (#9 NCAA) and has posted double-digit runs in 23 games but only once in its final seven contests and three times in its last 14 ... The Cardinal has also reached double digits in hits on 41 occasions but only three times in the last games and seven in the last 14 ... Stanford has hit 89 homers to lead the Pac-10 and move to within 13 of the school record of 102 hit by the 1997 club with a total that already ranks tied for fourth in school history ... Stanford is looking to extend its school record string of consecutive appearances at the College World Series to six ... Stanford has already extended its school record string of 40-win seasons to 10 and is six wins away from its fourth 50-win campaign in the last five years ... Stanford has captured 12 Pac-10 titles in the last 22 seasons and has finished either first or second in the conference 22 times in last 24 seasons (includes 2004).

QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
National Player of the Year candidate Jed Lowrie leads the Cardinal in most offensive categories - batting average (.407, #1 Pac-10, #18 NCAA), runs scored (68, #2 Pac-10, #20 NCAA), doubles (19, #3 Pac-10), triples (4, co-team leader, #5T Pac-10), home runs (16, #1 Pac-10, #30T NCAA), RBI (66, #1 Pac-10, #29 NCAA), extra-base hits (39), total bases (163, #1 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.755, #1 Pac-10, #9 NCAA), bases on balls (47, #1 Pac-10), on-base percentage (.513, #1 Pac-10) and multiple-RBI games (19) ... Lowrie also ranks second on the club in hits (88, #3 Pac-10) and multiple-hit games (25) ... Danny Putnam leads the team in hits (90, #2 Pac-10) and multiple-hit games (30), while ranking second on the squad in batting average (.388, #3 Pac-10) and home runs (15, #2 Pac-10), as well as tied for second in RBI (57, #3T Pac-10) ... Putnam had a career-high 15-game hit streak (5/2 - 5/29; .467, 28-60, 5 HR, 17 RBI, 1 SB) snapped in the regular season finale versus Arizona State (May 30) but has still hit safely in 27 of his last 29 games overall (4/8 - 5/30; .435, 50-115, 9 HR, 35 RBI, 4 SB) ... Jonny Ash ranks third on the club with a .384 batting average, while contributing five homers and 33 RBI despite missing 16 games, including 15 due to an injury ... Brian Hall is fourth on the club with a .356 mark (#8 Pac-10), while pacing the team in stolen bases (13, #5 Pac-10) and co-leading the team in triples (4, #5T Pac-10) ... Hall also ranks second on the club in doubles (13), fourth in RBI (52, #6T Pac-10) and fifth in homers (9) ... John Mayberry, Jr. is second on the team in stolen bases (9), as well as tied for second in RBI (57, #3T Pac-10), third in homers (#14, #3 Pac-10) and fifth in batting average (.338) ... Ryan Seawell (.333, 7 RBI, 1 SB) and Donny Lucy (.313, 11 HR, 44 RBI, 5 SB) are also hitting over .300 ... Chris Carter is hitting .281, while contributing eight homers and 36 RBI ... Sam Fuld (.280, 4 HR, 29 RBI, 8 SB) is the all-time Stanford and Pac-10 leader for runs scored (266) and at bats (1054), while ranking second in hits (353), just 15 behind former Stanford player John Gall (368, 1997-2000) on the all-time Stanford and Pac-10 hit lists ... Fuld also ranks among Stanford's career leaders in games played (256, #2), triples (16, #3T) and doubles (58, #6T), while playing in 249 consecutive games with 166 straight starts ... Chris Minaker (.269, 3 HR, 30 RBI, 3 SB) has been the team's regular at shortstop ... Mark Romanczuk (11-2) co-leads the Pac-10 with 11 wins (#17T NCAA), while placing seventh on Stanford's all-time won-loss percentage list (23-4, .852) and needing just two more victories to reach Stanford's Top 10 list ... David O'Hagan is 6-1 with a team-high six saves (#5T Pac-10), while leading the team with a 2.62 ERA that would also lead the Pac-10 except that he is just one inning shy of qualifying with at least 1.0 inning pitched per team game played ... O'Hagan also ranks fourth on Stanford's all-time won-loss percentage list with a 13-2 (.867) career record ... Jeff Gilmore is 9-2 with a 4.56 ERA as the team's No. 2 starter behind Romanczuk, ranking tied for fifth in the Pac-10 in wins.


GAME REVIEWS

2003 VERSUS LONG BEACH STATE
at Stanford 5, Long Beach State 1 ... NCAA Super Regional Game 1 (June 6, 2003) - Danny Putnam hit a three-run homer and John Hudgins threw a seven-hitter as Stanford beat Long Beach State 5-1 in the first game of a 2003 NCAA Super Regional. Hudgins struck out six and walked two in a complete game effort. Putnam's home run came against Neil Jamison in the eighth and broke open a pitcher's duel. Gabe Alvarez was nearly as effective for the 49ers, striking out five and walking two in seven innings.

at Stanford 5, Long Beach State 1 ... NCAA Super Regional Game 2 (June 7, 2003) - Danny Putnam hit a two-run go-ahead single in the seventh inning and Carlos Quentin had four hits and drove in a run as Stanford defeated Long Beach State 4-2 on Saturday in the Stanford Super Regional to advance to its fifth straight College World Series. Mark Romanzcuk scattered 10 hits over 8.1 innings to become the first Stanford freshman to win his first 12 decisions. He struck out two and walked one. Matt Manship got the final two outs for his ninth save. Adam Heether hit a home run and drove in two runs as Long Beach State was eliminated by the Cardinal in postseason play for the second straight year. Jered Weaver took the loss for Long Beach State.

2002 VERSUS LONG BEACH STATE
at Stanford 5, Long Beach State 4 ... NCAA Regional Game 4 (June 1, 2002) - Stanford picked up a 5-4 victory over Long Beach State in a second round contest of the 2002 NCAA Division I Baseball Championships. Stanford starter Tim Cunningham (9-2) carried a no-hitter into the sixth and picked up the victory, limiting the 49ers to a total of four hits and three runs over the first 6.1 innings. Dan Rich notched a save by scattering three hits and one run over the final 2.2 frames. Arik VanZandt (3-4, RBI) led the Stanford offense, while Chris O'Riordan (2-4, HR, RBI) added two hits and Andy Topham drove in a pair of runs. The 49ers did not have a player with more than one hit. Long Beach State starter Abe Alvarez took the loss, giving up five runs (four earned) and eight hits in 7.1 innings.

at Stanford 8, Long Beach State 4 ... NCAA Super Regional Game 6 - Championship Game (June 2, 2002) - Stanford moved on to an NCAA Super Regional for the fourth straight year with an 8-4 victory over Long Beach State in a Regional Final. Jason Cooper hit a key two-run homer to spark a five-run Cardinal fifth inning to snap a 2-2 tie and John Hudgins picked up his first career postseason win with a complete game, scattering 11 hits and four runs. Chris O'Riordan and Chris Carter also went deep for the Cardinal, while Hudgins tossed his third complete game of the season by scattering 11 hits and four runs with six strikeouts. The game was tied 2-2 before Stanford's five-run fifth inning. Ryan Garko (2-4, 2 2B, RBI, SB) and O'Riordan (2-4, HR, RBI) had two hits each for the Cardinal. Nick Covarrubias (3-4, RBI) and Tim Hutting (3-4) had three hits each for the 49ers.


NOTEBOOK

TOP OF THE PAC AGAIN
Stanford won its second straight outright Pac-10 title by finishing with a 16-8 conference record, one game ahead of second-place Washington (15-9 Pac-10). Stanford has won 20 conference championships and 18 Pac-10 crowns in school history (includes Southern Division and shared titles). Stanford had finished second in the league standings behind two-time defending conference 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 11 straight seasons and 22 times in the last 24 years. UCLA placed third in the conference with a 14-10 league mark, followed by Arizona State (13-11), Arizona (12-12), Oregon State (10-14), USC (10-14), Washington State (9-15) and California (9-15).

STANFORD FINISHES REGULAR SEASON AT NO. 1 IN TWO OF FOUR POLLS
Stanford finished the regular season as the nation's No. 1 team in the Baseball America and ESPN/Sports Weekly polls released Monday, May 31. The Cardinal is also second in the current Collegiate Baseball poll and third in the NCBWA poll. Stanford has been the nation's unanimous No. 1 team for a total of four weeks (March 22-29, May 3, May 17) this season and the No. 1 team in the Baseball America poll for a total of 10 weeks (February 23 - April 5, May 3, May 17, May 31). Stanford has been ranked No. 1 at some point in the season for seven of the last eight campaigns. The Cardinal 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, Stanford did finish the 2003 season ranked second in all four polls.

ANOTHER 40 WIN SEASON, SIX WINS FROM 50
Stanford has extended its school record string of 40-win seasons to 10 with its current 44-12 record as the 2004 Cardinal became the third fastest team to reach the 40-win mark by going 40-10 in its first 50 games, while its 44 regular season victories ranked tied for second on the school's all-time regular season win list. The 1990 team that set the school record with 59 wins was the fastest Stanford team to reach the 40-win mark (40-7 in its first 47 contests), while the 1998 club was 40-9-1 after 50 games. The 1990 squad also set a school record with 52 regular season victories (in 63 games). The last time Stanford didn't win 40 games was when the club finished 27-28 in 1993. Stanford is also shooting for its fifth 50-win campaign in the last six seasons to run its total number 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.

ANOTHER WINNING SEASON
Stanford's 44 wins already assure the Cardinal of a winning season for the 11th straight year, the 39th time in the last 40 seasons and the 56th time in the last 58 campaigns. The only two seasons the Cardinal has not won more games than it has lost in the last 58 years were in 1964 (20-24) and 1993 (27-28).

LOWRIE LOOKING FOR NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR HONORS
Jed Lowrie has become a legitimate candidate for National Player of the Year honors. Lowrie appears on the Baseball America Player of the Year Watch List and had appeared on the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Watch List before the five finalists were named on May 25. Lowrie is also one of 30 national semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, given annually by the NCBWA to the top player in college baseball. Lowrie leads the Cardinal in most offensive categories - batting average (.407, #1 Pac-10, #19 NCAA), runs scored (68, #2 Pac-10, #21 NCAA), doubles (19, #3 Pac-10), triples (4, shares team lead, #5T Pac-10), home runs (16, #1 Pac-10), RBI (66, #2 Pac-10), extra-base hits (39), total bases (163, #1 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.755, #1 Pac-10, #10 NCAA), bases on balls (47, #1 Pac-10), on-base percentage (.513, #1 Pac-10) and multiple-RBI games (19). Lowrie also ranks second on the club in hits (88, #3 Pac-10), while stealing six bases. Defensively, he has made just eight errors in his 260 defensive chances for a .969 fielding percentage while starting all 56 games at either second base (48) or shortstop (8). Lowrie earned NCBWA Co-Hitter of the Week honors on March 2.

ROMANCZUK ESTABLISHING HIMSELF AS ONE OF NATION'S TOP PITCHERS
Mark Romanczuk, who appears on the Roger Clemens Award Watch list for the nation's top pitcher, leads the team in wins (11-2, #1T Pac-10, #14T NCAA), strikeouts (91, #6 Pac-10) and innings pitched (105.0, #5 Pac-10), while posting a 4.03 ERA that is the best among Stanford starters with at least one inning pitched per game played and seventh in the Pac-10. Romanczuk has a 23-4 all-time record at Stanford for an .852 won-loss percentage that ranks seventh on Stanford's all-time list. Romanczuk has picked up a pair of Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors this year (March 9, June 1) and five in his career.

ASH, HALL, LUCY, MAYBERRY, O'HAGAN AND PUTNAM ALSO IN LINE FOR ALL-AMERICAN RECOGNITION
Jonny Ash, Brian Hall, Donny Lucy, John Mayberry, Jr., David O'Hagan and Danny Putnam look to be next in line for All-American recognition. Ash, who ranks third on the team overall with a .384 batting average, has hit .440 (11-25) with a homer and six RBI over the last six games since returning to the lineup for the first time after missing 15 games due to an injury on May 21. Hall is fourth on the club with a .356 mark, while pacing the team in stolen bases (13, #5 Pac-10) and sharing the team in triples (4, #5T Pac-10), ranking second in doubles (13) and fourth in RBI (52, #6T Pac-10), as well as fifth in homers (9). Lucy is a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award and has some of the best numbers among the nation's catchers, hitting .313 with 11 homers (#7T Pac-10), 44 RBI and five stolen bases. Mayberry is second on the team in stolen bases (9) and tied for second in RBI (57, #3T Pac-10), as well as third in homers (14, #3 Pac-10) and fifth in batting average (.338). O'Hagan is 6-1 with a team-high six saves, while posting a team-leading 2.52 ERA that would rank on top of the Pac-10 if he had pitching 1.0 more innings to reach the conference's ERA standard of one inning pitched per team game played. He has struck out 56 batters in 55.0 innings has an opponents' batting average of .188 that would also lead the Pac-10 if he had met the minimum innings standard. O'Hagan ranks fourth on Stanford's all-time won-loss percentage list with a 13-2 (.867) career record. Putnam leads the team in hits (90, #2 Pac-10) and multiple-hit games (30), while ranking second in batting average (.389, #3 Pac-10) and homers (15, #2 Pac-10), as well as tied for second in RBI (57, #3T Pac-10). Putnam posted a recent career-high 15-game hit streak (May 2-29; .467, 28-60, 5 HR, 17 RBI, 1 SB) that was snapped in the regular season finale versus Arizona State (May 30) but has still hit safely in 27 of his last 29 games overall (4/8 - 5/30; .435, 50-115, 9 HR, 35 RBI, 4 SB). Putnam also leads the squad in multiple-hit games (30) with 18 in his last 27 contests.

FULD ON SEVERAL ALL-TIME STANFORD LISTS
Sam Fuld has become the all-time Stanford and Pac-10 leader in runs scored (266) and at bats (1054), while also ranking second on Stanford's all-time hit (353) as he is now moved within 15 hits of all-time Stanford and Pac-10 hit leader John Gall (368, 1997-2000). He is also among Stanford's all-time leaders in games played (256, #2), triples (16, #3T) and doubles (58, #6T), while posting a career .335 batting average.

SAMMY'S STREAKS
Sam Fuld has played in 249 consecutive Stanford games and has not played in only two contests during his Cardinal career, both near the beginning of his 2001 freshman campaign (January 26, at Fresno State; February 10, Florida State). Fuld has also started 166 consecutive games for the Cardinal since the last time his name was not on the starting lineup card versus Texas on March 29, 2002.

O'HAGAN AND ROMANCZUK ON CAREER WON-LOSS PERCENTAGE LIST
David O'Hagan and Mark Romanczuk both rank on Stanford's career won-loss percentage list. O'Hagan is currently tied for fourth with his career 13-2 (.867) mark despite didn't pick up his first decision until his junior season when he was 7-1 with three saves and a 4.89 ERA. This season, he has a 6-1 record, six saves and a 2.62 ERA, while striking out 56 batters in 55.0 innings over a team co-leading 21 appearances out of the bullpen as opponents are hitting just .188 against him. Romanczuk's all-time mark of 23-4 (.852) ranks him seventh on the all-time list. Romanczuk was 12-2 with a 4.01 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 112.1 innings as a freshman in 2003. This year, he is 11-2 with a 4.03 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 105.0 innings. He needs just two more wins to reach the school's all-time Top 10 list.

HALL, PUTNAM AND ASH FINISH ABOVE .400 IN PAC-10 PLAY
Brian Hall, Danny Putnam and Jonny Ash all finished above .400 in Pac-10 action. Hall hit .447 (42-94) with five homers, 25 RBI and six stolen bases to go with a .681 slugging percentage and a .505 on-base mark. Putnam hit .415 (39-94) with nine homers, 32 RBI and a pair of stolen bases to go with an .809 slugging percentage and a .513 on-base mark. Ash hit .410 (25-61) in just 15 Pac-10 games (missed nine due to an injury) with four homers and 15 RBI to go with a .672 slugging percentage and a .496 on-base mark.

ROMANCZUK NAMED FINAL 2004 PAC-10 PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Mark Romanczuk earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors on June 1 for the period from May 24-30, winning the honor for the second time this season and the fifth time in his career. Romanczuk pitched 7.0 scoreless two-hit innings to pick up his Pac-10 co-leading 11th victory of the season in a 5-0 win over Arizona State on May 28 to give the Cardinal at a co-Pac-10 title before Stanford won the conference's championship outright for the second consecutive year the next day after a 10-3 win over the Sun Devils. Romanczuk faced the minimum number of batters in four of his seven innings of work and never allowed a runner past second base.

LUCY NAMED JOHNNY BENCH AWARD SEMIFINALIST
Donny Lucy has been named one of 15 national semifinalists for the 2004 Johnny Bench Award. Lucy is hitting .313 with 11 homers, 44 RBI and five stolen bases for the Cardinal, while starting 52 of the team's 56 games behind the plate. The three finalists will be selected on June 3 and the winner will be announced at the 7th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on June 30. Lucy is the second Stanford player to be considered for the award. Ryan Garko won the honor in 2003 and was a national semifinalist in 2002.

10 STUDENT-ATHLETE EARN PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS
A total of 10 Stanford student-athletes were selected on Pac-10 All-Academic teams for baseball. Chris Minaker (3.69 GPA, Undeclared) and Mark Romanczuk (3.53 GPA, Undeclared) were First Team selections. Matt Manship (3.48, Undeclared), David O'Hagan (3.13 GPA, Political Science) and Danny Putnam (3.26 GPA, Sociology) earned Second Team honors. Jonny Ash, Chris Carter, Sam Fuld, Jeff Gilmore and Brian Hall were Honorable Mention choices.

HOME SWEET HOME
Stanford has posted a 27-3 record at home this year and has won 36 of its last 39 contests at Sunken Diamond dating back to a nine-game home win streak to end the 2003 campaign. USC snapped Stanford's 16-game home win streak (February 22 - May 18, 2004; Texas, February 22; Cal Poly, March 26-28; Santa Clara, April 13; California, April 16-18; Saint Mary's, April 20; Sacramento State, April 23; Washington State, April 30 - May 2; San Jose State, April 4; Santa Clara, April 11; San Francisco, April 18) with a 9-3 victory over the Cardinal on May 21. Stanford also won 16 straight home games (May 18, 2003 - February 20, 2004) when the Cardinal won its first seven contests this season after last year's season-ending nine-game home win streak before current No. 1 Texas came up with a 9-6 victory over the Cardinal on February 21 to salvage one game of a three-game series. Stanford's only other home loss of the 2004 season came in a 15-5 defeat at the hands of Arizona State in the regular season finale on May 30. Stanford's school record home win streak is 27 from April 30, 1982 - April 15, 1983.

STANFORD JUST 5-7 IN LAST 12 REGULAR SEASON ROAD GAMES
Stanford struggled to a 5-7 record in its final 12 regular season road games of 2004. The Cardinal lost the final game of a three-game set at UCLA (April 4), won two-of-three at Oregon State (April 8-10), fell at Sacramento State (April 24) and won at Santa Clara (April 27) before dropping two-of-three in back-to-back series at Washington (May 7-9) and Arizona (May 15-17).

CARDINAL 67-16 IN LAST 83 GAMES OVERALL
Stanford has a 67-16 mark in its last 83 games overall. The Cardinal is 44-12 in 56 games this season after going 23-4 in its final 27 games last year.

MULTIPLE-HIT MADNESS
Stanford has seven players with at least 17 multiple-hit games this season. Danny Putnam has a team-high 30 multiple-hit contests, followed by Led Lowrie (25), Brian Hall (23), Jonny Ash (20), Sam Fuld (20), John Mayberry, Jr. (19) and Donny Lucy (17).

BACK-TO-BACK JACKS
Stanford has hit back-to-back home runs five times this season, including four times since April 10. John Mayberry, Jr. has been a part of the first four. Danny Putnam and Mayberry hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning at Fresno State (February 7). Mayberry and Donny Lucy then went back-to-back in the eighth inning at Oregon State (April 10). Jed Lowrie and Mayberry were next with back-to-back jacks in the first inning versus Sacramento State (April 23). Most recently, the Cardinal hit a pair of back-to-back homers as part of its season-high eight-homer game versus Washington State (May 2). Mayberry and Putnam hit them in the third inning, before Brian Hall and Chris Carter did it again in the sixth.

LOWRIE AND MAYBERRY SELECTED FOR 2004 NATIONAL TEAM TRIALS
Jed Lowrie and John Mayberry, Jr. have been named as two of 19 invitees to the 2004 USA Baseball National Team Trials to be held June 20-26 in Durham, North Carolina. The USA Baseball National Team will be selected from a pool of 36 players, of which an additional 17 have yet to be determined. The official 20-player team roster will be determined and announced on June 27. Stanford has produced 22 members of the USA National Baseball Team in the history of the squad, more than any other collegiate baseball program in the nation. Three current Stanford players - Sam Fuld (2001, `02), Mark Romanczuk (2003) and Danny Putnam (2003) - have participated with Team USA.

A CHANCE TO WIN
Stanford's pitching staff has given the Cardinal a chance to win all season, holding opponents to five or less runs in 39 of 56 games. The staff's best run was from April 9-24 when the staff held its opponents to five or fewer runs for a string of nine consecutive games.

DOUBLE YOUR FUN
Stanford has posted double-digit hits in 41 of its 56 games this season. The Cardinal put together a string of 12 straight double-digit hit games at one point (at UCLA, April 2-4; at Oregon State, April 8-10; Santa Clara, April 13; California, April 16-18; Saint Mary's, April 20; Sacramento State, April 23) before being held to its second-lowest total of the year with just four in a 2-1 loss at Sacramento State (April 24). Stanford responded with double-digit hits in five consecutive contests (at Santa Clara, April 27; Washington State, April 30 - May 2; San Jose State, May 4) to close out a string of 17 multiple-hit games out of 18.

THE NEW NINE
Nine players have made their first appearances in a game for the Cardinal this season. Matt Leva has been the team's third starter in each of the last three weekend series at Arizona (May 17), versus USC (May 23) and versus Arizona State (May 30). Leva has a 5-2 record and a 5.06 ERA in 13 appearances and six starts, striking out 14 batters in 26.2 innings. Blake Holler (4-2, 4.29, 2 SV, 56.2 IP, 49 SO) made eight consecutive starts as a member of the rotation at one point. Jeff Stimpson has posted a 1-2 record with a save and a 4.78 ERA to go with 22 strikeouts in 31.2 innings. Jim Rapoport has played in 29 games with 12 starts, contributing a .237 batting average, one triple and nine RBI. Adam Sorgi has started 18 games and appeared in 29, hitting .214 with one double and five RBI. Ryan Seawell has 12 hits in his first 36 collegiate at bats for a .333 batting average in 20 games and six starts, while also contributing two doubles, seven RBI and a stolen base. Greg Reynolds is 4-1 with a 6.00 ERA in 27.0 innings over 11 appearances and five starts, including wins in his first collegiate appearance (March 23) and his first collegiate start (April 20) versus Saint Mary's, as well his first Pac-10 start versus Washington State (May 2). Ben Summerhays is hitting .167 with two hits in 12 at bats over 10 games played off the bench. Former student manager Cameron Matthews has played in eight games, scoring three runs and walking in his first career plate appearance versus Sacramento State (April 23).

COMEBACK CREW
Stanford has come from behind at some point in 19 of its 44 victories this season, including three games the Cardinal has trailed heading into the ninth frame. The most recent ninth-inning comeback came when the Cardinal scored a run in its final turn at bat at Santa Clara (April 27) to force extra innings before eventually winning 12-8 in 14 frames. Stanford has also come back to win games when trailing by three or more runs heading into the eighth inning on three occasions. Brian Hall provided one of the most dramatic moments of the season when his first career grandslam capped a seven-run Stanford ninth inning rally for a 10-6 victory over Kansas (February 15). Stanford trailed 7-3 at USC (March 6) before scoring four times in the top of the ninth inning to extend the game into extra innings and eventually taking home an 8-7 win in 13 frames. The Cardinal trailed 7-4 after seven innings at Oregon State (April 8) before scoring three runs 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 19 of its 44 wins, 36 of the team's victories have come by three runs or more and the Cardinal is 24-4 in games decided by five or more runs. Stanford has outscored its opponents by a count of 474-269 and is averaging 8.5 runs per contest, compared to just 4.8 for its opponents.

TOUGH ONES
Stanford's 44-12 record might be even a little better if the Cardinal could have mustered more success in close games. Stanford is just 3-5 in games decided by one run and had lost each of the last five one-run games it had played (April 2, at UCLA, 6-5. April 8, at Oregon State, 5-4. April 24, at Sacramento State, 2-1. May 7, at Washington, 3-2 - 10 innings. May 16, at Arizona, 19-18) before pulling out a 5-4 victory over USC in its most recent one-run affair on May 22. Stanford's other one-run win came in a pair of 8-7 wins versus Cal State Fullerton (January 31) and at USC (March 6 - 13 inn.).

ERRORLESS EFFORTS
Stanford has played errorless baseball in 23 of its first 56 games this season, including a string of five straight errorless games from January 31 - February 8; three in a row in a series at California (February 27-29); three straight against Cal Poly (March 28), San Jose State (March 30) and UCLA (April 2); a string of three in a row versus California (April 18), Saint Mary's (April 20) and Sacramento State (April 23); in the first and third games of a series against Washington State (April 30, May 2); against Santa Clara (May 11); at Arizona (May 16); in back-to-back games versus San Francisco (May 18) and USC (May 21); and in the first two games of the regular-season-ending Arizona State series (May 28-29). Stanford is currently ranks second in the Pac-10 with a .974 fielding percentage that would be second on the school's all-time list, just three percentage points behind the school record .977 mark posted by the 2001 club.

OFFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford has averaged 8.5 runs per contest, while hitting .327 (#1 Pac-10) through its first 56 games. Stanford was a similar in Pac-10 action, hitting .347 in 24 conference contests and averaging 8.4 runs per game. The team also hit 49 of its 89 regular season homers in its 24 conference games. National Player of the Year candidate Jed Lowrie leads the Cardinal in most offensive categories - batting average (.407, #1 Pac-10, #19 NCAA), runs scored (68, #2 Pac-10, #21 NCAA), doubles (19, #3 Pac-10), triples (4, shares team lead, #5T Pac-10), home runs (16, #1 Pac-10), RBI (66, #2 Pac-10), extra-base hits (39), total bases (163, #1 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.755, #1 Pac-10, #10 NCAA), bases on balls (47, #1 Pac-10), on-base percentage (.513, #1 Pac-10) and multiple-RBI games (19). Lowrie also ranks second on the club in hits (88, #3 Pac-10), while stealing six bases. Danny Putnam leads the team in hits (90, #2 Pac-10) and multiple-hit games (30), while ranking second in batting average (.389, #3 Pac-10) and homers (15, #2 Pac-10), as well as tied for second in RBI (57, #3T Pac-10). Putnam posted a recent career-high 15-game hit streak (May 2-29; .467, 28-60, 5 HR, 17 RBI, 1 SB) that was snapped in the regular season finale versus Arizona State (May 30) but has still hit safely in 27 of his last 29 games overall (4/8 - 5/30; .435, 50-115, 9 HR, 35 RBI, 4 SB). Putnam also leads the squad in multiple-hit games (30) with 18 in his last 27 contests. Jonny Ash, who ranks third on the team overall with a .384 batting average, has hit .440 (11-25) with a homer and six RBI over the last six games since returning to the lineup for the first time after missing 15 games due to an injury on May 21. Brian Hall is fourth on the club with a .356 mark, while pacing the team in stolen bases (13, #5 Pac-10) and sharing the team in triples (4, #5T Pac-10), ranking second in doubles (13) and fourth in RBI (52, #6T Pac-10), as well as fifth in homers (9). John Mayberry, Jr. Mayberry is second on the team in stolen bases (9) and tied for second in RBI (57, #3T Pac-10), as well as third in homers (14, #3 Pac-10) and fifth in batting average (.338). Ryan Seawell (.333, 7 RBI, 1 SB) and Donny Lucy (.313, 11 HR, 44 RBI, 5 SB) are also hitting over .300. Chris Carter (.281, 8 HR, 35 RBI, 1 SB) and Sam Fuld (.280, 4 HR, 29 RBI, 8 SB) are at .280 or above. Fuld is the all-time Stanford and Pac-10 leader for runs scored (266) and at bats (1054), while ranking second in hits (353) behind former Stanford player John Gall (368, 1997-2000) on the all-time Stanford and Pac-10 hit lists. Fuld also ranks among Stanford's career leaders in games played (256, #2), triples (16, #3T) and doubles (58, #6T). Stanford has set season-highs with 18 runs scored at Santa Clara (March 23) and at Arizona, 21 hits versus Sacramento State (April 23), eight home runs versus Washington State (May 2) and five stolen bases at Sacramento State (April 24). Stanford has scored in double figures 23 times and has 10 or more hits in 41 of its 56 games.

PITCHING REPORT
Stanford leads the Pac-10 with a 4.35 ERA and has allowed five or fewer runs in 39 of its 56 contests, including a nine-game streak (April 9-24). Mark Romanczuk, who appears on the Roger Clemens Award Watch list for the nation's top pitcher, leads the team in wins (11-2, #1T Pac-10, #14T NCAA), strikeouts (91, #6 Pac-10) and innings pitched (105.0, #5 Pac-10), while posting a 4.03 ERA that is the best among Stanford starters with at least one inning pitched per game played and seventh in the Pac-10. Jeff Gilmore is second on the team in victories with a 9-2 record and a 4.56, while co-leading the team along with Romanczuk with 16 games started, and ranking second in innings pitched (91.2, #7 Pac-10) and strikeouts (69, #10 Pac-10). David O'Hagan is third on the club in victories with a 6-1 mark and has a team-high six saves and a co team-leading 21 appearances, while pacing the team with a 2.62 ERA that would also lead the Pac-10 except that he is 1.0 inning short of reaching the conference requirement of pitching at least 1.0 inning pitched per team game played. O'Hagan has also posted an opponents' batting average of just .188 that leads the team and would also lead the Pac-10, while striking out 56 batters in 55.0 innings. Matt Leva (5-2, 5.06, 26.2 IP, 14 SO) ranks fourth on the club with five victories and was the third starter in the rotation for each of the last three regular season series at Arizona (May 17), versus USC (May 23) and versus Arizona State (May 30). Blake Holler (4-2, 4.29, 54.1 IP, 46 SO), Greg Reynolds (4-1, 6.00, 27.0 IP, 15 SO) have contributed four wins each, while Jonny Dyer (1-0, 4.82, 9.1 IP, 6 SO), Drew Ehrlich (1-0, 3.65, 12.1 IP, 12 SO), Mark Jecmen (1-0, 6.64, 20.1 IP, 24 SO), Kodiak Quick (1-0, 3.28, 24.2 IP, 19 SO) and Jeff Stimpson (1-2, 4.78, 32.0 IP, 23 SO) have one each. Matt Manship (0-0, 4.45, 28.1 IP, 19 SO) has added three saves, while Holler has two. Dyer, Gilmore, Quick and Stimpson have one each.

DEFENSIVE REPORT
Stanford ranks second in the Pac-10 with a .974 fielding percentage, which would rank second on the school's all-time list and just three percentage points behind the school record of .977 posted by the 2001 club. Stanford has played errorless baseball in 23 of its 56 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 (January 31 - February 8). Stanford also played an errorless contest versus Kansas (2/14); as well as three straight errorless contests with a perfect defensive series at California (March 27-29); three more in consecutive games versus Cal Poly (March 28), San Jose State (March 30) and UCLA (April 2); three in a row against California (April 18), Saint Mary's (April 20) and Sacramento State (April 23); in the first and third games versus Washington State (April 30, May 2); versus Santa Clara (May 11); at Arizona (May 16); in back-to-back contests against San Francisco (May 18) and USC (May 21); and in the first two games of its final regular season series versus Arizona State (May 28-29. John Mayberry, Jr. leads the club with 478 putouts (#2 Pac-10) and has made just three errors in his team-high 501 defensive chances (#2 Pac-10) for a .994 fielding percentage. Mayberry also had a single-game team-high of 17 putouts at USC (3/6). Jed Lowrie has a team-high 164 assists (#4 Pac-10) and has made just eight errors in his first 260 defensive chances and 56 starts at either second base (48) or shortstop (8) for a .969 fielding percentage. Jonny Ash, Adam Sorgi and Lowrie have posted team-high-tying seven-assist games versus Cal State Fullerton (February 1), Cal Poly (March 27) and USC (May 23), respectively. Stanford has turned 43 double plays this season, including a season-high three at Fresno State (2/8), versus Kansas (2/15) and versus Texas (2/22).


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 1188-563-5 (.678) record in 1756 career games, as well as even more impressive marks in postseason (105-46, .695), Regional (61-21, .744), Super Regional (10-2, .833) and Pac-10 (478-302, .613). 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 12 Pac-10 crowns (includes 2004, Southern Division and shared titles). Stanford has also qualified for the NCAA Tournament 22 times in the first 28 years under Marquess (including 2004). 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 already wrapped up its 27th winning campaign in 28 seasons under his leadership in 2004. Stanford has finished either first or second in the prestigious Pacific-10 (formerly Pac-10 Southern Division) 22 times in the last 24 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 Stanford's national seed)
'We earned the national seed by having a great regular season and winning the Pac-10. But, you still have to play well to succeed in the postseason.'

(on the field for the 2004 NCAA Regional at Stanford)
'At this stage of the season every Regional is going to be tough. I think our Regional is difficult but all of them are.'

(on winning the Pac-10 title)
'It's everybody's goal when you start the season to win the Pac-10 title. It's a very difficult feat to accomplish because this conference is so strong. For us to win it says we played well. We worked hard to get this, and I'm really proud of the team.'

(on Stanford's regular season success)
'We had a phenomenal regular season. To win as many games as we did with the schedule we played and to win the conference was quite an accomplishment.'

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 25 times after winning the 2004 Pac-10 regular season title to earn the conference's automatic berth to the event ... Stanford has won 20 conference championships (18 Pac-10) ... Stanford has already wrapped up its 39th winning season in the last 40 campaigns and its 56th in the last 58 years in 2004 ... 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 10 consecutive years and 19 times in school history ... Stanford has an all-time record of 2421-1496-32 (.617) in 3949 contests ... A total of 70 former Stanford players have became Major League Baseball players with eight participating in the Major Leagues thus far in 2004 (Eric Bruntlett - Houston Astros; Brian Dallimore - San Francisco Giants; Jody Gerut - Cleveland Indians; Jeffrey Hammonds - San Francisco Giants; Dave McCarty - Boston Red Sox; Mike Mussina - New York Yankees; Justin Wayne - Florida Marlins; Jason Young - Colorado Rockies). Dallimore was the most recent to make his MLB debut in 2004 with San Francisco. 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.


2004 MEMORABLE MOMENTS

(May 29) A solid 10-3 victory with home runs from Chris Minaker, Jonny Ash and John Mayberry, Jr. to wrap up Stanford's second straight outright Pac-10 title ... (May 28) Danny Putnam's second career grandslam in the bottom of the first and a three-hit combined shutout by Mark Romanczuk and David O'Hagan in a 5-0 win over Arizona State that wrapped up a co-Pac-10 title ... (May 22) Sam Fuld driving home pinch-runner Chris Lewis with a two-out RBI single in the eighth inning to tie the game and then coming all the way around to score the eventual game-winning run on the play when USC centerfielder Daniel Perales committed a three-base error in a 5-4 Stanford win ... (May 21) Jonny Ash's return to the lineup with a 3-for-5 game and two doubles after missing 15 games due to an injury ... (May 17) Chris Carter's first career four-hit game (4-4) in an 11-2 loss at Arizona ... (May 16) Stanford's wild 19-18 loss at Arizona despite a career day by Jed Lowrie, who was 6-for-6 with three doubles, five RBI and his first career grandslam in the top of the ninth inning that rallied Stanford from a three-run deficit before the Wildcats scored four in the bottom of the ninth to win ... (May 15) Stanford rebounded from a 5-1 deficit after the first inning to win 11-9 at Arizona ... (May 11) Pete Duda's career debut against Santa Clara ... (May 8) Jeff Gilmore's season-high-tying eight strikeouts in a 7-2 win at Washington ... (May 2) Stanford's season-high eight homers, including two by Danny Putnam, at least one hit by all nine starters, Greg Reynolds' victory in his first Pac-10 start and Putnam's career-high four runs score in a 17-3 win over Washington State in a game that lasted just 1:57 and was called after six and-a-half innings due to a Pac-10 rule ... (May 1) Brian Hall's second consecutive 4-for-4 game in a wild 13-11 win against Washington State, as well as Chris Minaker's first career grandslam and Chris Carter's career-high-tying three hits and four RBI ... (April 30) Brian Hall's first of two back-to-back four-hit contests versus Washington State in an 8-3 Cardinal win ... (April 27) Drew Ehrlich's first win of the season and four hits each by Jed Lowrie and Danny Putnam in a five hour and 18 minute 12-8 marathon win at Santa Clara ... (April 24) Stanford's season-high five stolen bases in a 2-1 loss at Sacramento State ... (April 23) Donny Lucy's first career four-hit game and Stanford's season-high 21 hits in a 15-1 win over Sacramento State ... (April 20) Chris Lewis' first season hit and homer, as well as a victory by Greg Reynolds in his first career start and the first run scored by former team manager Cameron Matthews in a 10-5 win over Saint Mary's ... (April 18) David O'Hagan's fabulous relief performance (5.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 SO) to help Stanford complete a three-game sweep of California with an 8-3 victory over the Golden Bears ... (April 17) Sam Fuld breaking Stanford's all-time runs scored record, a pair of homers by both Danny Putnam (also season-high five RBI) and Donny Lucy, and Jeff Gilmore's first career complete game in a 9-2 win over California ... (April 16) Brian Hall's career-high-tying four-hit game (4-4, 2B, RBI) and Jeff Stimpson's first career save in a 7-4 win over California ... (April 13) John Hester's career-highs of three hits and three RBI to key a 12-3 win over Santa Clara ... (April 10) Stanford's season-high-tying five homers and seven first inning runs in a 16-4 victory that provided Jeff Stimpson with his first career victory as he struck out a career-high six in 2.2 hitless innings of relief, while Jonny Ash collected the second four-hit game of his career ... (April 8) Stanford's seven runs in the final two innings of an 11-8 comeback win at Oregon State with Donny Lucy's two-RBI single in the ninth providing the game-winning runs and Brian Hall's eighth inning game-tying two-run homer ... (April 3) Jonny Ash's two-run homer in the top of the ninth to key a 15-13 win at UCLA, capping a performance in which he hit two homers in a game for the first time in his career, had a career-high four hits, a career-high four RBI and scored three runs ... (April 2) Chris Minaker's first career-homer and career-high four RBI in an 11-4 win at UCLA ... (March 30) Stanford's first shutout of the year by five different pitchers -- Matt Leva, Jeff Stimpson, Mark Jecmen, Matt Manship and David O'Hagan -- in a 5-0 win at San Jose State ... (March 28) Ryan Seawell's first career three-hit day (3-4, 3 RBI) and a career-high three RBI in a 10-3 win over Cal Poly ... (March 27) Blake Holler's career-best 8.0 innings of work, allowing just one run in a 3-1 win over Cal Poly ... (March 26) Jonny Ash's career-high four runs scored in a 16-4 win over Cal Poly ... (March 24) Jed Lowrie's first career two-homer game in an 18-4 win at Santa Clara ... (March 6) A four-run top of the ninth inning that was keyed by Jonny Ash's two-run homer, tying a game at USC that Stanford eventually won 8-7 in 13 innings ... (March 5) Mark Romanczuk's 7.0 scoreless innings in a 10-2 win at USC that earned him Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors for the fourth time in his career ... (February 27) Jed Lowrie's NCAA single-game-tying three triples (the first three of his career) in a 12-9 win at California in which he also reached base in all six of his at bats and tied a career-high by scoring four runs ... (February 22) Blake Holler's one-run, three-hit performance with five strikeouts to earn a victory in his first career start in an 8-1 win over Texas ... (February 15) Brian Hall's first career grandslam to cap off a seven-run ninth inning and give the Cardinal a come-from-behind 10-6 victory over Kansas to complete a sweep of the Jayhawks ... (February 14) Jeff Gilmore's career-high 7.0 innings pitched in a 6-3 win over Kansas ... (February 12) Mark Romanczuk's career-high 13 strikeouts in a 7-1 victory over Kansas ... (February 8) David O'Hagan's 6.0 scoreless four-hit innings of relief with a career-high-tying eight strikeouts in the longest outing of his career in a 10-3 win at Fresno State ... (February 7) Stanford's season-high five homers, the first career two-homer game by John Mayberry, Jr. and Jed Lowrie's career-high four RBI in a 13-4 win at Fresno State ... (February 1) Jed Lowrie's first career home run and Adam Sorgi's second clutch hit in as many days, a tiebreaking double in the bottom of the fifth inning that gave Stanford the lead for good ... (January 31) Three consecutive run scoring hits with two outs by Donny Lucy, pinch-hitter Adam Sorgi and Sam Fuld to give the Cardinal a four-run sixth inning and key an 8-6 comeback win over Cal State Fullerton ... (January 30) The seven walks and one hit batsmen issued by Cal State Fullerton in the first inning of the season-opener as the Cardinal scored eight runs on just one hit in the first two innings, a bases-loaded clearing triple by Jonny Ash.

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