Lowrie And Romanczuk Named Louisville Slugger Division I All-Americans

June 3, 2004

Tucson, Ariz. - Stanford sophomore second baseman Jed Lowrie (Salem, OR/North Salem HS) and sophomore lefthanded pitcher Mark Romanczuk have been named 2004 Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-Americans. Lowrie earned his second First Team All-American honors as he was also honored as a First Team All-American previously by Sports Weekly. Romanczuk received Third Team All-American honors to earn the first All-American honor of his career.

Lowrie, who was also named the Pac-10 Player of the Year on Wednesday and is a candidate for National Player of the Year honors, leads the Cardinal in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (.412, #2 Pac-10, #20 NCAA), homers (16, #1 Pac-10, #16 NCAA), RBI (63, #1 Pac-10, #15T NCAA), runs scored (63, #1T Pac-10, #10T NCAA), doubles (18, #3 Pac-10), triples (4, #5T Pac-10, co-team leader), total bases (154, #1 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.803, #1 Pac-10, #4 NCAA), on-base percentage (.512, #2 Pac-10), bases on balls (40, #5 Pac-10), sacrifice flies (5, co-team leader, #4T Pac-10) and multiple RBI games (18). He Also ranks second on the team with 80 hits (#3 Pac-10) and 24 multiple-hit contests, while stealing six bases. Defensively, he has made just seven errors in his 227 defensive chances for a .969 fielding percentage while starting all 50 games at either second base (42) or shortstop (8).

Romanczuk (So., LHP, Newark, DE/St. Mark's HS) paces the team, shares the Pac-10 lead and ranks tied for 11th in the nation in wins with an 11-2 record. He also paces the Cardinal in strikeouts (91, #6 Pac-10), innings pitched (105.0, #5 Pac-10) and games started (16, co-leader, #5T Pac-10), while posting a 4.03 ERA that is the lowest among the team's regular starters and eighth in the Pac-10.

For a complete press release about the 2004 Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I Baseball All-American teams, go to baseballnews.com

Top-ranked and 2004 Pac-10 regular season champion Stanford will open the 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 broadcast 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 also earned the No. 5 national seed, marking the sixth straight season the Cardinal has been awarded with a national seed.

Stanford (44-12) is the top seed in the double-elimination Regional and will play fourth-seeded UNLV (37-22) in its 2004 postseason opener on Friday at 6:00 pm, PDT (Game 1). Second-seeded Long Beach State (36-19) and third-seeded St. John's (36-21) will square off 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.

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.

The winner of the NCAA Regional at Stanford will advanced to one of eight NCAA Super Regionals to be played Friday-Monday, June 11-14. Stanford has advanced to the College World Series for a school record five straight years after winning four consecutive Regionals and Super Regionals.

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