Friday - Texas 9, Stanford 3 • Recap • Box
Saturday - Noon PT
Sunday - 11 a.m. PT
Austin, Texas • UFCU Disch-Falk Field
Longhorn Network • KZSU
STANFORD, Calif. – Two legends of college baseball will meet again when Stanford and Texas get together for a three-game series in Austin, Texas this weekend. Head coaches Mark Marquess (Stanford) and Augie Garrido (Texas) have combined for 3,374 wins and seven College World Series titles during their time in the sport.
Marquess and Stanford will be looking to improve its six-game winning streak against Garrido’s club, the longest such streak in the two teams’ series history. Stanford has swept the Longhorns each of the last two seasons at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond, after going 1-2 in Austin in 2011.
Stanford will bring a lineup filled with momentum to UFCU Disch-Falk Field after putting up 21 runs in the last two games.
Danny Diekroeger and Brett Michael Doran lead the charge after impressive performances in the last two outings. Diekroeger had back-to-back three-hit games for the first time in his career and Doran comes in hitting a robust .600 (6-10) with 12 total bases and six RBI.
Expect Stanford’s freshmen to eat up a majority of the innings on the mound. Three freshmen, Cal Quantrill, Brett Hanewich and Chris Viall, are expected to make their second career outings. Texas will counter with Parker French, Dillon Peters and Lukas Schiraldi.
Stanford is the only team in the country to start a freshman on the bump for every game this season and has used a total of six true freshmen pitchers. The starters have pitched 18.2 innings, while allowing 20 hits and 11 runs (eight earned).
All three games of the series will be aired on the Longhorn Network. You can also catch an audio broadcast at kzsu.stanford.edu.
• Stanford leads the all-time series against Texas, 31-27-1.
• Stanford is 12-15-1 all-time at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
• Stanford is 6-6 all-time against Texas in postseason play.
• The Cardinal beat the Longhorns 12-8 on June 3, 2006 during an NCAA regional game in Austin, Texas in the teams’ last postseason meeting.
• Jason Castro, Michael Taylor and Chris Lewis all had three hits, while Nolan Gallagher registered the win and Erik Davis picked up the save.
• Stanford is 2-3 against Texas at the College World Series.
• The Longhorns beat Stanford 6-5 in the 2002 College World Series semifinals.
• Current Stanford assistant Ryan Garko was 2-7 with three runs and two RBI in two games against Texas at the 2002 College World Series.
• Mark Marquess and Augie Garrido’s combined resume:
• 3,374-1,656-16 (.670)
• Seven NCAA titles
• 28 NCAA College World Series appearances
• 37 conference titles
• Mark Marquess owns a 44-43-1 record against Aguie Garrido coached teams.
• John Hochstatter’s career vs. Texas: 9.1 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 6 BB, 5 K in two starts
• Danny Diekroeger has hit safely in all four games he has played vs. Texas (4-14).
• The Cardinal has used big fifth innings in each of its victories - six runs vs. Rice and five runs vs. San Jose State.
• 11 of Stanford’s 25 runs this season have come in the fifth inning.
• The Cardinal is tied with Rutgers for the most true freshmen pitchers used in 2014 with six.
• Rutgers has used a total of nine freshmen pitchers, but three are redshirt freshmen.
• Mark Marquess gave the starting nod to four freshmen in the first four games for the first time in his 38 years.
• Cal Quantrill became Stanford’s first freshman starting pitcher on opening day since Mike Mussina in 1988.
• The 1988 team went on to win the Cardinal’s second straight NCAA title.
• The Rice series was the only one in the country between two teams ranked in USA Today’s top 25.
• Stanford came in ranked No. 25, while Rice was No. 15.