No. 6 Stanford And Fresno State To Play Doubleheader Sunday

Jan. 30, 2005

Fresno State (0-1) at Stanford (1-0)
Saturday, January 29 - at Stanford 12, Fresno State 1
Sunday, January 30, 1 pm, PT (Gm. 1) - RHP Ryan Penn (JC Transfer) vs. RHP Jeff Gilmore (10-2, 4.43)
Sunday, January 30 (Gm. 2) - RHP Matt Garza (6-3, 4.90) vs. RHP Greg Reynolds (4-1, 6.00)
*All statistics from 2004 season

Live Game Coverage: Audio Broadcast | Gametracker: Game 1 | Game 2

All-Time Series: Stanford 71, Fresno State 47
Last Series (at Fresno State, February 6-8, 2004): Stanford 2-1 (L, 1-3; W, 13-4; W, 10-3)
Previous Series (at Stanford, February 14-16, 2003): Stanford 3-0 (W, 4-1; W, 5-2; W, 7-2)
Trends: Stanford has won five straight series and season-series over Fresno State, going 12-3 in the last 15 meetings between the schools • Fresno State last won both a three-game series and a season-series over the Cardinal when the Bulldogs took two-of-three at Sunken Diamond from January 29-31, 1999.

• Stanford has captured two national titles (1987, '88) and advanced to the College World Series 15 times, including 13 appearances in the last 23 years and a school record five consecutive seasons from 1999-2003
• Stanford is currently ranked No. 6 in all three preseason polls (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, Sports Weekly/ESPN) released to date
• Stanford has a 23-6 record (.793) in 29 season-openers under current head coach Mark Marquess ... Stanford has opened against Fresno State three times during Marquess' tenure, beating the Bulldogs on all three occasions on January 29, 1999 (1-0), January 28, 2000 (10-2) and January 29, 2005 (12-1)
• Stanford has captured 20 conference titles (includes shared titles and Southern Division crowns), two in a row and six in the past eight seasons
• Stanford has won 40 or more games in a school record 10 consecutive campaigns
• Stanford has posted 11 consecutive winnings seasons, as well as 39 in the last 40 years and 56 in the past 58
• Stanford has been ranked No. 1 in the Baseball America poll at some point in seven of the past eight seasons
• Stanford returns three of its nine positions players and all four of its starting pitchers from a 2004 club that finished 46-14 overall and won its second straight Pac-10 title before being eliminated by Long Beach State in an NCAA Regional
• Stanford has been picked by the Pac-10 coaches to defend its two consecutive Pac-10 titles in 2005

• Chris Minaker had career-highs of five-hits and four runs scored
• John Hester tied a career-high with three hits
• Mark Romanczuk won his 24th career game to move within one of the school's all-time Top 10 list
• Matt Leva had a career-best six strikeouts
• Adam Sorgi's two RBI were a career-best
• Jim Rapoport tied a career-high with two RBI
• Stanford improved to 23-6 in 29 season-openers under current head coach Mark Marquess
• Stanford defeated Fresno State for the third straight time overall and on the fourth consecutive occasion at Sunken Diamond
• Stanford needs just one victory over the Bulldogs in Sunday's doubleheader to extends its series win streak over Fresno State to six
• Three Stanford players - Joe Ayers (So.), Brendan Domaracki (Fr.) and Michael Taylor (Fr.) - made their collegiate debuts

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