Stanford Starts Six-Game Homestand Versus San Jose State Tuesday
April 24, 2007
STANFORD CARDINAL (16-20)
Tuesday, April 24 (6 pm, PT) - RHP Spencer Snodgrass (2-2, 4.03) vs. RHP Austin Yount (2-0, 6.10)
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STANFORD-SAN JOSE STATE SERIES HISTORY
All-Time Series: Stanford 80-30
2007 Results: Series - Stanford 1-0 (at San Jose State, March 27) Stanford 8-3 (10 inn.)
2006 Results: Series - Stanford 2-0 (at San Jose State - Blethen Field, April 8) - Stanford 13-3; (at Stanford, May 2) - Stanford 6-2,
Current Game Win Streak: Stanford - 8 (April 15, 2003 - March 27, 2006)
Current Series Win Streak: Stanford - 2 (February 11-14, 1983 - February 22-23, 1985)
Current Regular Season Series Win Streak: Stanford - 4 (2003-06)
Series Notes: Stanford has dominated the series between the two South Bay rivals of late with its current eight-game win streak versus the Spartans, including an 8-3 victory in 10 innings in San Jose earlier this season on March 27. The Spartans last victory over the Cardinal came with a 12-0 blanking of the Cardinal at San Jose Municipal Stadium on May 1, 2002. Four of Stanford's eight straight wins have been in San Jose. Stanford also has a six-game home win streak over the Spartans with the last San Jose State victory at Sunken Diamond coming with a 4-1 Spartan triumph on February 29, 2000.
TUESDAY STARTS SIX-GAME HOMESTAND
Stanford's game versus San Jose State at Sunken Diamond on Tuesday begins a busy six-game homestand over the next eight days. The Cardinal will also welcome Fresno State (Wednesday, April 25, 3 pm, PT), Oregon State (Friday-Sunday, April 27-29, 7 pm, 1 pm, 12:30 pm, PT) and Santa Clara (Tuesday, May 1, 6 pm, PT). The homestand will conclude a stretch of 10 of 13 games at home.
LOOKING TO CONTINUE MID-WEEK SUCCESSStanford has been moderately successful in mid-week games this season with a 3-2 record in five tries. The Cardinal has been victorious against San Francisco (February 20), at San Jose State (February 27) and at Nevada (April 10), while falling twice to Santa Clara (at Santa Clara, March 6; vs. Santa Clara, April 17).
CATCH THE CARDINAL ON TVStanford has three upcoming games to be televised live beginning with back-to-back contests versus Oregon State this Friday and Saturday to be televised live by CSTV and Fox Sports Net, respectively. CSTV will also televise a contest against Washington on May 1.
FIRST HALF OF PAC-10 PLAY DONEStanford has concluded the first half of its Pac-10 schedule with a 2-10 conference mark and currently sits in last place in the league standings. Ironically, Stanford was also in last place in the conference standings (3-9 record) at the midway point of the 2006 league schedule but bounced back with an 8-4 record in the second half of the league play to finish 11-13 and tie for fifth in the Pac-10 standings. The second half of last season earned Stanford a spot in the 2006 NCAA Division I Baseball Championships to extend the program's postseason streak to 13 straight years. Stanford then won the NCAA Austin Regional and knocked out defending national champion Texas in the process before being eliminated by eventual College World Series champion Oregon State at the NCAA Corvallis Super Regional.
SERIES LOSING STREAKS CONTINUEStanford has dropped five straight series overall as well as five consecutive series dating back to the final conference series of 2006. The current overall series losing streak includes each of the team's four 2007 Pac-10 series versus UCLA (sweep), at Arizona State (sweep), against Arizona (2-of-3) and at California (2-of-3) to begin conference play and a non-conference home set to USC (2-of-3). Stanford hasn't won a series since sweeping California at Sunken Diamond in a three-game non-conference set March 2-4. Stanford's five series Pac-10 losing skid includes the same four 2007 conference series as well as the final league series of 2006 at UCLA with the team's last Pac-10 series win coming with a road sweep at Washington (May 12-14, 2006). Both streaks are the program's longest since Stanford lost its final five series of 1993 (all Pac-10) as well as its first non-conference series of 1994 to extend its overall series losing streak to six before winning its first 1994 conference series to stop that skid.
LOSING SKIDS OVERAlthough Stanford still has two long series losing streaks going, Stanford has been able to end three long losing streaks recently. The Cardinal snapped a six-game home losing skid and a nine-game Pac-10 losing streak that were both the longest in recorded school history with a 6-3 victory over Arizona on April 15 after having previously ended a six-game overall losing streak that was its longest since 1982 with a 9-4 victory in a non-conference game at Nevada on April 10.
TOUGH STARTSStanford started Pac-10 play with an 0-8 league mark that was the worst in recorded school history before winning its first conference game against Arizona on April 15. Stanford also started the season with an 0-3 record to mark the first time since 1989 the Cardinal had lost its first three games of the season. In addition, the sweep at Cal State Fullerton was also the first time Stanford had been swept in a three-game season-opening series in the school's recorded history.
WINNING STREAKS IN JEOPARDYStanford is battling to extend its current strings of 13 consecutive winning seasons and 13 straight appearances in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championships from 1994-2006. The Cardinal has a current 16-20 overall record that is four games under .500. The last time Stanford didn't have a winning season and did not qualify for the postseason was in 1993 when the club missed the postseason with a 27-28 overall mark. Stanford has actually had winning seasons in 41 of the last 42 years and 58 of the past 60 prior to 2007.FIFTH ALL-TIME WINNINGEST PROGRAMStanford is the fifth all-time winningest program in college baseball history with a record of 2506-1570-32 (.614) in 4108 games over 114 seasons including 2007. Fordham, Texas, USC and Michigan are the top four.
Mark Marquess 11TH ON ALL-TIME WIN LISTMark Marquess ranks 11th on the all-time win list for NCAA Division I coaches with a career record of 1273-637-5 (.666) in 1915 games coached (all at Stanford). Marquess, in his 31st season as Stanford's head coach, also ranks sixth among active NCAA Division I coaches. In addition, Marquess has impressive postseason (112-52, .683, 24 Appearances), Regional (68-25, .731, 24 Appearances, 14 Titles), Super Regional (10-4, .769, 6 Appearances, 5 Titles), College World Series (34-23, .596, 13 Appearances, 2 Titles) and Pac-10 (503-337, .600, 12 Titles) records.
TEAM STATSOFFENSE - Stanford has a current .275 team batting average, 191 runs scored, 341 hits, 21 home runs and 19 stolen bases that all rank last in the Pac-10.PITCHING - Stanford has also struggled on the mound with an uncharacteristically high ERA of 6.02 that is last in the Pac-10 and 66 points higher than the highest ERA in the school's recorded history when the 1979 pitching staff posted a 5.36 mark. The Cardinal has had its ERA under 5.00 for only four days this year from March 2-5. The team's .316 opponents' batting average is also last in the Pac-10.FIELDING - Stanford ranks last in the Pac-10 in fielding percentage (.957) and has had multiple-error contests in eight of its last 13 gmes, including a season-high five versus Arizona (April 14), 11 in a series at Arizona State (April 5-7) and seven in its most recent series at California (April 20-22). Stanford's best defensive stretch came during a four-game errorless streak from March 10-25.
TEAM LEADERSOFFENSE - Sean Ratliff is having a big season and has arguably been the team's most consistent hitter this season. Ratliff is leading the Cardinal in nearly every offensive category, including home runs (6), runs scored (34), hits (42), stolen bases (9), total bases (70), slugging percentage (.493), on-base percentage (.371), at bats (142), games played (36) and games started (36). Other offensive team leaders or co-leaders include Joey August (.305 batting average among regulars, 3 SAC), Michael Taylor (27 RBI, 5 HBP), Cord Phelps (11 2B, 3 3B, 16 BB) and Brent Milleville (3 SF). Adam Sorgi is notably hitting .351 (27-77) and has a .419 on-base percentage but is still a little shy of reaching the 2.5 minimum number of at bats per game to qualify for the team lead in both categories.PITCHING - Jeffrey Inman (3-2, 5.72, 50.1 IP, 45 SO) leads the club in wins and strikeouts, while Jeremy Bleich (1-7, 5.32, 67.2 IP, 38 SO) paces the team in innings pitched and starts (11). Bleich also has the lowest ERA among any pitcher with at least one inning pitched per team game played. Nolan Gallagher (2-5, 7.09, 1 SV, 45.2 IP, 32 SO) has the team's only complete game and shutout and has been the team's other primary starter for most of the season but came out of the bullpen in his most recent appearance at California (April 21) to earn the save. David Stringer (0-1, 4.86, 7 SV, 33.1 IP, 24 SO) paces the club with seven saves and 21 appearances, ranking third and tied for third in the Pac-10 in those two categories.
MOST RECENT SERIES STATS (CALIFORNIA)OFFENSE - Stanford scored just nine runs despite a .295 batting average in its most recent series as the Cardinal left 28 runners on base in the three games. Stanford also had problems getting big hits with the only extra base hits among the team's 31 hits coming from two doubles. Grant Escue (1.000, 1-1), Ryan Seawell (.60, 3-5), Adam Sorgi (.455, 5-11, 2B, RBI) and Brent Milleville (.400, 2-5) all managed to hit .400 or better in the series.PITCHING - Stanford posted a 5.76 team ERA in the series despite giving up 10 earned runs in the series finale. Three Stanford relievers -- Nolan Gallagher (0.00, 0-0, 1 APP, 1 SV, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 SO), Erik Davis (0.00, 1-0, 2 APP, 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 BB) and Andrew Clauson (0.00, 0.00, 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB) -- did not allow an earned run in their appearances out of the bullpen. Cory Bannister (2.70, 0-0, 1 APP, 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO) was also impressive in his relief outing, while Jeremy Bleich (0-1, 3.52, 7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO) and Jeffrey Inman (3.60, 0-0, 5.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO) had respectable starts.FIELDING - Stanford was errorless in the first game of the series before combining for seven in the final two contests with three on Saturday and four more on Sunday for a team fielding percentage of just .937.
POWER SURGE CUT OFFStanford had hit 10 long balls in 12 games for its most productive power stretch of the season prior to not hitting one in its most recent three-game series at California (April 20-22). Ryan Seawell (March 27, at San Jose State), Michael Taylor (March 30 and 31, vs. UCLA), Joey August (April 1, vs. UCLA), Sean Ratliff (2, April 6, at Arizona State; April 10, at Nevada; April 15, vs. Arizona) and Brian Juhl (April 13, vs. Arizona; April 17, vs. Santa Clara) provided the homers during the recent productive stretch.
Sean Ratliff's OFFENSIVE FOCUS PAYS OFFSean Ratliff struggled as a two-way player during his 2006 freshman campaign but is having a big season offensively this season. Ratliff is leading the Cardinal in nearly every offensive category, including home runs (6), runs scored (34), hits (42), stolen bases (9), total bases (70), slugging percentage (.493), on-base percentage (.371), at bats (142), games played (36) and games started (36).
Adam Sorgi NOW A FIXTURE IN THE LINEUPAdam Sorgi has returned from a shoulder injury that caused him to miss the entire 2006 season and limited him early in the 2007 campaign. Sorgi played his first game in the field since the 2005 season against California on March 4 and has started 19 of the 21 games at the position since, including all 17 since the Cardinal returned from a 12-day break on March 24. He is hitting .347 (25-72) with four doubles, seven RBI and 13 runs scored over the 19 games he has started at second base and is hitting .351 (27-77) with five doubles, 10 RBI and 14 runs scored on the year. He also had the team's longest hitting streak of the season when he hit safely in 12 consecutive contests from March 4 - April 10.
Joey August QUIETLY PUTTING UP NICE YEARJoey August has quietly put up one of the team's most solid seasons. August leads all regulars with a .305 batting average and also has three doubles, a triple, a homer and 17 RBI, while adding 10 walks, a sacrifice fly and a team-leading three sacrifice bunts. In addition, he has struck out just eight times in 105 at bats. August has hit safely in 18 of his last 21 games, including the team's second-longest hitting streak of the season when he hit safely in 11 straight games from March 4 - April 1 to start the stretch.David Stringer INTO RECORD BOOKSDavid Stringer earned a spot in Stanford's record books when he recorded his seventh save of the season at Nevada on April 10 to move into a tie for 10th-place on Stanford's single-season list in the category. Stringer recorded five saves in as many games from February 20 - March 3. He is 0-1 with a 4.86 ERA and has made a team-high 21 appearances in 33.1 innings.
WINNING THE CLOSE ONESStanford has a respectable 11-9 record in games decided by three runs or less this season and also won its only extra-inning contest of the season at San Jose State on March 27. The Cardinal is 5-3 in one-run games, as well as 3-2 in two-run contests and 3-4 in three-run affairs.
LONG GAMESStanford has clocked in at 3:00 or over in 21 of its first 36 games this season. Stanford has gone 3:41 or longer nine times, including a season-long 4:12 against UCLA on March 31 and its second game of more than four hours in its most recent contest at California on April 24.
Cord Phelps DOING SOMETHING EXTRACord Phelps ranks tied for second on the club with 14 extra base hits this season, leading the club in both doubles (11) and triples (3). Last year, all 18 of Phelps' hits were singles.
COMEBACK KIDSStanford has come from behind in 11 of its 16 wins this season. Stanford's biggest comeback of the year came versus USC (March 11) when the Cardinal was down 8-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning before scoring four times to the game at 8-8 and six more in the eighth in an eventual 14-9 win. The Cardinal also came back in each of its last two victories over Arizona on April 15 and at California on April 21.
PLAYING THE BESTStanford has already played some of the best teams both in the nation and the Pac-10. The Cardinal has played six of its first nine three-game series and 18 of its first 36 games against teams ranked in at least one national poll at one point in the season. Stanford also opened its Pac-10 slate with series against each of the conference's three top teams in the current standings as Arizona State (10-2), Arizona (9-3) and UCLA (8-1) have totaled a combined 27-6 Pac-10 mark to this point.
SUNDAY AND SERIES FINALE SUCCESSStanford won six straight Sunday games from February 11 - March 25 and is now 7-3 overall on Sundays in 2007. Stanford is 7-4 in series finales, which includes all of the Sunday contests as well as a loss in a Saturday series finale played at Arizona State on April 7.
SUNKEN DIAMOND - HOME SWEET HOMESunken Diamond has served as a host site for 13 NCAA Regionals, as well as NCAA Regionals on five occasions. Stanford has clinched 10 of its 15 trips to the College World Series at Sunken Diamond. Stanford has also made Sunken Diamond a tough place for opponents in recent years, winning at least 17 games at home in each of the last 11 seasons prior to 2007 with an amazing 303-94 (.763) record during the stretch. Stanford is 11-9 at home this season.
STANFORD CAREER STATS VERSUS SAN JOSE STATE
Joey August (.222, 3 GP, 2 GS, 2-9, 1 2B, 1 SO) Jeremy Bleich (0-0, 4.50, 2 APP, 1 GS, 4.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO) Jason Castro (.333, 3 GP, 2 GS, 3-9, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB) Andrew Clauson (1-0, 1 APP, 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) Erik Davis (3.38, 1-0, 3 APP, 1 GS, 5.1 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO) Brendan Domaracki (.375, 4 GP, 2 GS, 3-8, 3 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SO) Grant Escue (.000, 1 GP, 0-4, 2 SO) Max Fearnow (0.00, 0-0, 1 APP, 2.1 IP, 2 SO) Nolan Gallagher (0.00, 0-0, 2 APP, 3.0 IP, 3 BB, 3 SO) Adam Gaylord (.500, 1 GP, 1 GS, 1-2, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 SO) Blake Hancock (0.00, 0-0, 1 APP, 0.1 IP) J.J. Jelmini (.000, 1 GP, 0-0, 1 R) Brian Juhl (.000, 2 GP, 0-0, 1 HBP, 1 SAC) Brent Milleville (.200, 3 GP, 3 GS, 2-10, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 SO, 1 GDP) Min (Brian) Moon (.000, 1 GP, 0-0) Randy Molina (.000, 2 GP, 2 GS, 0-6, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 GDP) Cord Phelps (.167, 2 GP, 1 GS, 1-6, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SF) Sean Ratliff (Hitting: .200, 1 GP, 1 GS, 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SO Pitching: 0.00, 1-0, 1 APP, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 SO) Ryan Seawell (.500, 4 GP, 3 GS, 5-9, 5 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 2 SO, 1 SAC) Adam Sorgi (.222, 3 GP, 2 GS, 2-9, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HBP) Tom Stilson (0.00, 0-0, 1 APP, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) David Stringer (18.00, 0-0, 1 APP, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB) Michael Taylor (.333, 4 GP, 4 GS, 5-15, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 1 GDP) ... Hit for a cycle versus San Jose State on April 19, 2005 Jeff Whitlow (.000, 2 GP, 0-0, 2 R) Austin Yount (0.00, 0-0, 2 APP, 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 SO)
2007 STANFORD-SAN JOSE STATE GAMES
March 27, 2007 -Stanford 8, at San Jose State 3 (10 inn.)
Stanford scored five runs in the top of the 10th inning on its way to an 8-3 victory over San Jose State in the first extra inning game of the season for the Cardinal. Adam Sorgi drove in the first of the five runs in the 10th inning with an RBI single to score Adam Gaylord and snap a 3-3 tie. Ryan Seawell gave Stanford a pair of runs with his third home run of the season in the top of the seventh. Andrew Clauson recorded the victory by coming on to get the Cardinal out of the San Jose State ninth and shutting the Spartans out while allowing just one hit and striking out one over the final 1.1 innings. Joey August (2-5, 2B) was the only Stanford player with more than one hit, while Jason Castro and Seawell both had a pair of RBI. Marcus McKimmy (2-4, HR, RBI) had the only multiple-hit game for the Spartans.
Quote of the Day ... 'This was a big team win for us tonight. Our character showed there in the 10th inning.' - Adam Sorgi
2006 STANFORD-SAN JOSE STATE GAMES
April 8, 2006 - Stanford 13, at San Jose State 3 (Blethen Field)
Stanford defeated San Jose State by the score 13-3 in a non-conference match-up at Blethen Field. The game was a make-up of the March 7 contest that was rained out. The Cardinal had a 18 hits in the win and were led by John Hester with two doubles and a career-high four hits and Chris Minaker with two doubles and a home run. Brendan Domaracki had a key three-run homer in the sixth inning to break open the game and finished with a career-high three RBI.
Greg Reynolds notched the victory, limiting the Spartans to two runs (one earned) and only three hits in 6.0 innings of work. Branden Dewing took the loss for San Jose State.
Hitters all throughout the Stanford lineup were able to contribute to the Cardinal's offensive outburst. Six different Stanford players had multi-hit games, including Hester (4-5), Minaker (3-6), Domaracki (2-4), Ryan Seawell (2-4), Chris Lewis (2-5) and Jason Castro (2-2). Seven of Stanford's 18 hits were doubles.
Ryan Angel was the only San Jose State hitter to collect more than one hit, going 2-for-4.
Stanford's big inning came in the sixth when ten hitters came to the plate. Lewis and Castro got the Cardinal started with a triple and a walk off of San Jose State reliever Josh Amberson. Domaracki brought them home with his first-pitch home run down the right field line. Cord Phelps continued the rally with a single and, after being sacrificed to second, scored on Hester's double to left center. Hester later came around to score on Michael Taylor's double down the left field line. Randy Molina followed with a walk before Loren Moneypenney relieved Amberson to get a groundout and finally end the inning.
San Jose State got on the board first in the game with a run in the bottom of the first. Angel led off the inning for the Spartans with a double to deep right field and was moved to third base on a sacrifice bunt. He scored on the next pitch on an RBI sacrifice fly to left field off the bat of Sam Hall.
The Spartans added another run in the second inning by taking advantage of two errors by the Cardinal. The first batter in the inning, Raul Campos, reached base on a throwing error by Minaker. Campos advanced to second base on a wild pitch before Reynolds retired the next two San Jose State batters. It looked like Stanford would get out of the inning unscathed as Reynolds then induced a routine groundball to short that Minaker fielded cleanly, but first baseman Brent Milleville failed to field the throw for the second error of the inning, which allowed the runner to score from second.
Stanford evened the score at 2-2 with two runs in the top of the third on a two-RBI double to right center by Minaker to score Seawell and Hester, who had reached earlier in the inning on a walk and a single.
Stanford broke the tie with a single run in the top of the fifth inning off Dewing. Seawell led off the inning with a double, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and then scored easily on a double to deep center field by Minaker.
Stanford added two runs in the seventh and two in the eighth to lengthen the lead to 12-2. The Cardinal scored its final run of the contest with a solo home run by Minaker in the top of the ninth.
San Jose State put together a small rally in the bottom of the ninth to score a run off of Stanford's Jeremy Bleich. Angel worked a walk before consecutive singles by pinch hitter Chris Williammee and Donato Giavanatto loaded the bases. Nick Epidendio then drove in Angel with a sacrifice fly to left. Ben Agatep hit another single through the hole in the left side to reload the bases before Bleich retired Aaron Loewenthal on a groundout to end the game.
May 2, 2006 - at Stanford 6, San Jose State 2
Stanford scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to rally for a 6-2 victory over San Jose State. Brent Milleville's one-out RBI single in the eighth snapped a 2-2 tie, scoring Ryan Seawell with the eventual game-winning run. The Cardinal scored another run in the eighth on an errant throw by Spartan rightfielder Chris Balatico before Chris Minaker capped the dramatic rally with a two-RBI single up the middle.
Minaker (2-4, HR, 3 RBI) also hit a solo shot in the fourth inning to tie the game at 1-1 and Seawell (2-3) added a pair of hits for the Cardinal. Jim Rapoport drove in the other Cardinal run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning that scored Milleville, who had reached second base on an error to start the inning when his long fly ball to the warning track in leftcenter field was dropped by Spartan left fielder Chris Williammee and moved to third on Brian Juhl's sacrifice bunt. Rapoport also had a single in the eighth inning rally that loaded the bases and preceded Balatico's throwing error that allowed pinch-runner J.J. Jelmini to score.
Sean Ratliff (2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 SO) shut the Spartans out after coming into the game in the seventh inning.
San Jose State took an early 1-0 lead on a two-out double in the top of the first inning by Greg Fyfe that brought home David Pierson, who had reached on a one-out walk two batters earlier.
After Minaker's solo homer with two outs in the fourth tied the contest at 1-1, the Spartans went back in front in the fifth when Sam Hall led off with a triple into the rightcenter field gap and scored on a wild pitch by Holler.
Brad Hennessey, the eighth of nine San Jose State pitchers used in the contest, took the loss by giving up three runs on two hits and a walk while getting only one out in the eighth.
The Spartans, ranked third in the nation with a .979 fielding percentage coming into the game, made a pair of costly errors that led to a pair of unearned Stanford errors. Stanford was errorless in the field, snapping a string of 11 consecutive contests with at least one miscue.
Quote of the Day ... 'It's a cliché that you have to win one game at a time, but we're at the point where we really do because every game matters. Hopefully we can put it together for the last few weeks and let the chips fall where they may.' - Chris Minanker
STANFORD HEAD COACH MARK MARQUESS
One of the nation's premier collegiate coaches and the winningest coach in Stanford Baseball history, Mark Marquess is in his 31st season at the helm of the Cardinal and his 39th associated with the program in 2007. Marquess has won more games than any coach in any sport ever at Stanford with the amazing numbers he has posted during his long tenure on The Farm. Marquess has a 1273-637-5 (.666) all-time record in 1915 career games, as well as equally impressive marks in postseason (112-52, .683), NCAA Regional (68-25, .731), NCAA Super Regional (10-4, .714), CWS (34-23, .596) and Pac-10 (503-337, .599) action. He is currently ranked sixth among all active NCAA Division I coaches in victories and 11th on the all-time list among Division I coaches. Marquess 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 became the 16th NCAA Division I head baseball coach to win 1200 collegiate games just over another two years after that when the Cardinal defeated California at Sunken Diamond on March 5, 2005. He also won his 100th career postseason game in Stanford's NCAA Super Regional clinching victory over Long Beach State (June 7, 2003). 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, 14 NCAA Regional championships and 12 Pac-10 crowns (includes Southern Division and shared titles). Stanford's two CWS championships under Marquess came in back-to-back fashion in 1987 and 1988 as the Cardinal is just one of four teams to have ever won back-to-back Division I College World Series titles. The three runner-up showings have all come this decade with the Cardinal taking second in Omaha in 2000, 2001 and 2003. Maybe even more amazing, all 13 teams that Marquess has taken to the College World Series have won at least one game. Stanford has qualified for the NCAA Championships 24 times in the first 30 seasons under Marquess with a current school record run of 13 straight appearances in postseason play. 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 Pac-10 selection in 2003. The Cardinal has also recorded 29 winning seasons in the first 30 campaigns under his leadership. His clubs have finished either first or second in the prestigious Pacific-10 (formerly Pac-10 Southern Division) 22 times in the last 26 seasons including 2006. Stanford has had 134 players drafted by professional baseball in the past 22 campaigns, including 18 in the last 20 years that were drafted either in the first round or as a Compensation A pick. Stanford has had more first round picks (6) since 2000 than any other school in the nation, most recently with the selection of Greg Reynolds as the No. 2 overall pick in 2006. 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. He 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 10 people to have ever 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 in the minor leagues with the Chicago White Sox organization.
STANFORD COACHING STAFF
Dean Stotz is in his 31st season with Stanford Baseball and his eighth as the team's associate head coach after he was promoted to the position prior to the 2000 season following 23 years of service as an assistant. Stotz currently coaches third base while also handling various offensive and defensive aspects of the game. Tom Kunis is in his eighth season as Stanford's pitching coach, while Dave Nakama is also in his eighth campaign over two stints as an assistant.
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