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Stanford-North Carolina State Baseball Game Notes (June 4, 2006)
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 06/04/2006

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• Stanford won its 14th Regional and has advanced to an NCAA Super Regional for the sixth time in its last eight seasons but its first since 2003

• Stanford is making its 13th straight postseason appearance in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship

• Stanford improved to 2-0 all-time versus North Carolina State

• Stanford improved to 120-58 (.674) in NCAA postseason play and 68-25 (.731) in Regional action

• Stanford improved to 37-19 (.661) all-time in June

• Stanford has swept the last three Regionals it has won in 2002, 2003 and 2006

• Stanford was playing in a Regional final for the eighth straight season

• Stanford has won 14 of its last 19 games

• Stanford's 17 runs and 24 hits were both season-bests and the most for the Cardinal since the club scored 18 runs in a 19-18 loss at Arizona on May 16, 2004, and recorded 26 hits in a 19-1 win at Arizona on April 5, 2002

• Stanford's six-run ninth inning marked the fifth time in the last 12 games the Cardinal has scored at least six runs in one inning

• Stanford recorded double-digit hits for the 11th time in its last 13 games and fourth game in a row to improve its batting average to a season-high .289

• Stanford played errorless baseball to extend its season-best string of errorless games to six in a row

Chris Minaker scored a career-high and team season-high six runs, while also equaling career-bests with the second five-hit game of his career and the seventh two-double contest

Ryan Seawell set a new career-best with his four-hit contest and tied a career-best with his third career three-RBI game

Michael Taylor tied a career-best with the second four-RBI game of his career

• Stanford's first six hitters each had multiple-hit contests and combined to go 19-for-31 (.613)

• Stanford's three triples tied a season-best as the Cardinal recorded three triples in a game for the second time this season

Chris Minaker started his 155th consecutive game at shortstop and has played every inning at the position in the last two seasons

Chris Lewis started his 117th straight contest

• The ESPNU broadcast was the sixth time this season the Cardinal has played on live television and the fourth time before a national audience

• Former Stanford pitcher Kyle Peterson (1995-97) is working as a color analyst for the ESPNU broadcasts ... Peterson still ranks among Stanford's career leaders in strikeouts (363, 1st-T), wins (35, 2nd-T) and innings pitched (398.1, 3rd)



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