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Stanford-Oregon State Baseball Game Notes (June 11, 2006)
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 06/12/2006

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• Stanford was shutout for only the fourth time in 180 postseason games and for the first time in the postseason since Western Carolina handed the Cardinal a 5-0 loss in its third game of the NCAA South II Regional on May 23, 1992, in Tallahassee, Florida

• Stanford was shutout for the fourth time this season with Oregon State blanking the Cardinal on three of those four occasions

• Stanford suffered its worst margin of defeat ever in a postseason game with its 15-run deficit eclipsing its previous 14-run loss to Miami (17-3) in its first game of the College World Series on June 1, 1985

• Stanford dropped its second straight postseason contest for the first time ever and fell to 10-4 (.714) all-time in its sixth Super Regional appearance with the Cardinal having won each of the previous five

• Stanford made its 13th straight postseason appearance in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship in 2006

• Stanford lost all five games the Cardinal played against Oregon State (all in Corvallis) in 2006 and has lost seven of the last eight to the Beavers in the past two seasons but still leads the all-time series, 35-22

• Stanford had been 3-0 against the Beavers all-time in the postseason before dropping two postseason games to Oregon State in 2006

• Stanford fell to 120-60 (.667) in NCAA postseason play

• Stanford dropped to 37-21 (.638) all-time in June

Chris Minaker and Michael Taylor ended the season with six-game hit streaks

Grant Escue had career-high-tying hit streak snapped at five games, while Jim Rapoport also had a five-game hit streak snapped

Chris Minaker started the final 157 games of his career at shortstop and played every inning at the position in each of his last two seasons

Chris Minaker led or co-led the Cardinal and had career-highs in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (.364), hits (94), home runs (11), RBI (68), triples (3), total bases (154), slugging percentage (.597) and at bats (258) ... He also still led the team in doubles (21) despite not reaching his career-high of 25 he posted in 2005 ... In addition, he led his club and currently ranks on top of the Pac-10 list in assists (218)

Chris Lewis started the final 119 games of his career to start every contest in each of his last two campaigns

Chris Minaker, Chris Lewis and Michael Taylor each started all 60 games for the Cardinal this season

Ryan Seawell ended the season being hit by a pitch 16 times to tie for fifth on Stanford's all-time single-season list

Jeremy Bleich recorded seven saves to rank tied for 10th on the school's all-time single-season list

• Head coach Mark Marquess finishes the 2006 season ranked 12th on the all-time win list for Division I coaches with a 1257-617-5 (.670) as well as sixth among active Division I coaches in victories

• Stanford hit 40 home runs on the season to mark the 20th consecutive campaign the Cardinal has hit 40 or more

• Stanford recorded its 13th straight winning campaign in 2006, as well as its 41st in the last 42 years and 58 in the past 60 seasons

• The ESPN2/ESPU broadcast was the eighth time this season the Cardinal has played on live television and marked the sixth occasion the Cardinal had played before a national television audience

• The crowd of 3194 set a new post-renovation attendance record at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field for the second consecutive game


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