Stanford and No. 5 Cal State Fullerton Continue Series Saturday

Feb. 4, 2006

Feb. 1, 2006

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Friday, February 3 (5 pm, PT)
at Stanford 2, Cal State Fullerton 1

Saturday, February 4 (1 pm, PT)
RHP Jared Clark (1-1, 5.33) vs. RHP Matt Manship (2-0, 0.80)

Sunday, February 5 (1 pm, PT)
RHP Lauren Gagnier (3-0, 3.49) vs. TBA

Audio: KZSU (90.1 FM) | (Sean Bruich, Alex Gyr)
Gametracker: Saturday | Sunday

All-Time Series: Stanford 46-35
2005 Results: Series - Cal State Fullerton 2-1 (at Cal State Fullerton, February 4-6) Cal State Fullerton 5-3, Cal State Fullerton 4-3, Stanford 15-10
Last Meeting at Stanford: Series - Stanford 3-0 (at Stanford, January 30 - February 1, 2004) Stanford 16-3, Stanford 8-7, Stanford 4-1
Series Notes: Stanford has won two straight versus Cal State Fullerton • Stanford and Cal State Fullerton have split the last four regular season series between the clubs with the home team winning each time • Stanford was the last club to win a road series between the two teams, taking two of three over the Titans in Fullerton in 2001 • Stanford has won the last five series the teams have played at Sunken Diamond with the last Titan series win on The Farm coming when Cal State Fullerton took two-of-three in 1994

• Stanford opened the season with a win for the fifth straight year last night and is now 24-6 in the 30 season-openers during the Mark Marquess era
• Mark Marquess won his 1225th game as a collegiate head coach last night
• Three Stanford freshmen played in Friday night's season-opener with Jason Castro and Austin Yount in the starting lineup, and Jeremy Bleich recording win with 2.1 innings of hitless relief
• Stanford has made a school-record run of 12 straight appearances in the NCAA Championship
• Stanford was unranked in the 2006 Baseball America preseason poll for the first time ever (the poll began in 1981)
• Stanford has been picked to finish tied for third in the Pac-10 in the annual preseason poll of the conference coaches
• Stanford returns six position player starters and one starting pitcher, as well as 15 letterwinners returning from a team that finished 34-25 overall and 12-12 in the Pac-10 last year before finishing second at the NCAA Waco Regional to eventual CWS participant and host Baylor (the Cardinal lost two position player starters, two starting pitchers and a total of five letterwinners from its 2005 club)
• Michael Taylor (Baseball America Third-Team Preseason All-American, Wallace Award Watch List) and Chris Minaker (Wallace Award Watch List) have received 2006 preseason honors but the Cardinal does not have a returning All-Pac-10 player on its roster for the first time since 1994
• Stanford has captured two national titles (1987, '88) and advanced to the College World Series 15 times, including 13 appearances in the last 24 years and a school record five consecutive seasons from 1999-2003
• Stanford has captured 20 conference titles (includes shared titles and Southern Division crowns), including six in the past nine seasons
• Stanford has posted 12 consecutive winning seasons, as well as 40 in the last 41 years and 57 in the past 59

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