No. 16 Stanford Travels To San Jose State Tuesday

March 7, 2006

No. 16 Stanford Cardinal (10-5, 0-0, Pac-10)
San Jose State Spartans (9-8, 0-0 WAC)

Tuesday, March 7 (6 pm, PT)
Live Game Coverage: Audio Broadcast | Gametracker

All-Time Series: Stanford 77-30
2005 Results: Series – Stanford 1-0 (at Stanford, April 19) Stanford 8-2
Last Meeting At San Jose State: (March 30, 2004) Stanford 5-0
Series Notes: Stanford has won five straight games in the series since San Jose State handed the Cardinal a 12-0 loss at Municipal Stadium on May 1, 2002 ... The teams played just once last year as a game scheduled for San Jose State was postponed due to weather and never made up ... One of the most memorable events in Stanford Baseball history took place in last season's 8-2 Cardinal win when Stanford Michael Taylor became the first Cardinal player since 1988 to hit for a cycle in the game

• Stanford sits at 10-5 after splitting a pair of dramatic non-conference games at California last Friday and Saturday, before Sunday's scheduled series finale was postponed due to weather conditions

• Stanford won three of its four series prior to the two-game split with California by sweeping then No. 5 Cal State Fullerton and dropping two-of-three to Kansas, before taking two-of-three against both then No. 7 Texas and at Fresno State in its first road series of the season February 24-26 ... The Cardinal has also won a single game against Nevada

• Stanford has won five-of-six games against nationally ranked teams but is just 5-4 against unranked opponents

• Stanford is in the midst of a nine-game road swing that started at Fresno State (February 24-26) and California (March 3-4), before concluding at San Jose State (March 7) and USC (March 10-12) this week ... Stanford will not return home until hosting Washington State in its first Pac-10 series Saturday-Monday, March 25-27, after a 12-day break from March 13-24 for finals

• Stanford has climbed three spots to a season-best No. 16 in the most recent Baseball America poll released on March 6 ... The Cardinal is ranked as high as No. 11 by Collegiate Baseball, while the Rosenblatt Report has Stanford at No. 13 and the NCBWA lists the Cardinal at No. 17

• Stanford has raised its team batting average from a season-low of .199 after five games to its current season-high of .259 by with seven double-digit hit games (including five in a row) over the past 10 contests

Chris Minaker is on a torrid season-high eight-game hit streak, hitting .528 (19-36) during the streak after going 7-for-10 with six RBI in two games at California last Friday and Saturday, while picking up the game-winning RBI single in the top of the 11th of the second contest ... On the season, he leads the team with a .381 batting average, three homers, 19 RBI, three stolen bases and 24 hits

Michael Taylor had his career-best eight-game hit streak snapped in his most recent game at California on Saturday ... Taylor hit .444 (14-29) with four doubles and 10 RBI during the streak ... On the season, he is second behind Minaker with his .346 batting average, 14 RBI and 18 hits

• Stanford’s team ERA of 3.37 would be the lowest since the 1973 club checked in with a 2.64 mark were the season to end today

• Freshman pitcher Jeremy Bleich has already recorded five saves while appearing in nine of his first 14 games at Stanford, giving up just six hits and one earned run for an 0.75 ERA and a .140 opponents' batting average with 11 strikeouts in 12.0 innings

Friday, March 3
at California 7, Stanford 6

Saturday, March 4
Stanford 6, at California 5 (11)

April 19
at Stanford 8, San Jose State 2

March 30, 2004
Stanford 5, at San Jose State 0

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