Oct. 14, 2007
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Postgame Interviews: Adam Gaylord | Chris Minaker
Stanford, Calif. -
The 2008 Stanford Baseball team rolled to a 10-3 victory over a group of former Stanford players in the 2007 Alumni Game played on a beautiful afternoon at Sunken Diamond on Sunday. Kellen McColl, Steven Swinford and Adam Gaylord all homered for the Cardinal. Joe Borchard, who spent most of the 2007 campaign with the Florida Marlins, highlighted the Alumni effort with a long solo homer estimated at 500 feet in his only at bat of the game in the top of the fourth.
Gaylord (2-2, 2B, HR, 3 RBI) and Jonathan Kaskow (2-2) had two hits each for Stanford. Kirk Erickson, Zach Jones, Michael Marshall, McColl, Swinford, Sean Ratliff and Colin Walsh added one apiece.
"It was great today," said Gaylord. "It was really an honor to meet all of these guys and be on the same field as them. I don't know how many of these guys are Big Leaguers but just to meet them and play with them is awesome."
The Alumni held a 3-2 lead before McColl connected on a two-run blast over the scoreboard in leftcenter field in the bottom of the fifth that put the Cardinal ahead to stay.
"We felt a little pressure going into the game, because we knew they were having a good turnout this year," laughed Gaylord. "When you have guys like Joe Borchard up there, it's a little scary. It was definitely a close game up until the end."
Gaylord had a two-run double to drive in Kaskow and Jones in the sixth.
An RBI double by Marshall preceded back-to-back homers by Swinford and Gaylord to close out the scoring in a four-run Cardinal eighth.
Stanford scored twice in the bottom of the first on an RBI triple from Ratliff and an RBI groundout by Jason Castro to erase an early 1-0 Alumni lead after Bill Worden and John Gall stroked back-to-back one-out doubles in the top of the first frame.
The Alumni tied the game at 2-2 on Borchard's solo shot that landed near the Avery Aquatic Center pool well beyond the rightcenter field fence.
David O'Hagan put the Alumni ahead, 3-2, with a fifth inning RBI single.
Carey Schwartz (3.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO) picked up the win despite allowing both Borchard's homer and the run-scoring single by O'Hagan. Rex Petrill (3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) pitched the final three innings to earn the save.
Alumni reliever Mario Iglesias (1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB) surrendered McColl's two-run homer and was charged with the loss. Matt Manship (2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO) was the Alumni starter, while Tim Cunningham (1.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 SO), Cliff Kalinowski (1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO), John Yandle (1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER), Jeff Bruksch (1.0 IP, 2 SO) and O'Hagan (1.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 SO) also pitched.
Gall (2-2, 2B, RBI) and Worden (2-3, 2B) had multiple-hit games for the Alumni, who equaled Stanford's 11 hits and also had one hit each from Borchard, Bruksch, David Cornell, Chris Minaker, Edmund Muth, O'Hagan and Jason Young.
"This event is always so much fun," said Stanford head coach Mark Marquess, who will begin his 32nd season as the team's head coach in 2008. "It was a great turnout of Alumni this year. We just want to thank them for all they have done for Stanford Baseball. Today is a great day to do that."
"Coming back was incredible," added Minaker, who was an All-Pac-10 shortstop for the Cardinal in 2006 and played Double-A baseball with the Seattle Mariners affiliate West Tenn Diamond Jaxx in the summer of 2007. "You don't always get to appreciate everything you were a part of until you're away. To come back and see so many of the guys that you've spent so much of your life and your college maturation process with is incredible."
OLD-TIMERS GAME (Visitors 4, Home 0 - 3 Innings)
Jim Coate and Sandy Vance combined on a shutout and the visiting team used six singles over the final two innings to defeat the home squad, 4-0, in the three-inning Stanford Baseball Old-Timers Game at Sunken Diamond on Sunday.
Coate (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) held the home squad scoreless in the first inning to earn the win before Vance (2.0 IP, 2 H) pitched the final two innings to pick up the save.
Bob DeCosta and Tom Cook started a two-run second inning rally for the visitors with back-to-back singles. After a fielders' choice from Rodger Irvine accounted for the first out, Brodie VanWagenen and Sean Flikke followed with an RBI single and RBI groundout to bring home a pair of runs.
The visitors tacked on two more runs in the top of the third when Vance, Jim Scarffenberger and Worden started the inning with three straight singles for the first run before Scarffenberger scored on a wild pitch.
Scarffenberger (2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER) also started the game on the mound for the home squad and took the loss before Rodney Poteete (1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER) pitched the final inning.
Chuck Williams (2B), Tom Guardino and Tom Changnon had one hit each to account for home team's three hits.
2008 STANFORD BASEBALL SEASON-OPENER
Stanford's 2008 schedule gets underway with an eight-game homestand that begins with a four-game non-conference series versus Nebraska (February 22-24), which includes a doubleheader tentatively scheduled for February 23. After a single game against Nevada on February 26, the Cardinal will host 2007 CWS participant Cal State Fullerton for a three-game set February 29 - March 2.
2007 STANFORD BASEBALL ALUMNI GAME
STANFORD ALUMNI 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 -- 3 11 0
2008 STANFORD BASEBALL 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 x -- 10 11 0
BATTERIES: Stanford Alumni - Manship, Cunningham (3), Kalinowski (4), Iglesias (5), Yandle (6), Bruksch (7), O'Hagan (8) and Worden, Alvarado (3).
2008 Stanford Baseball - Vernon, Schwartz (4), Petrill (7) and Milleville, Jones (4), Clowe (7).
WIN - Schwartz; LOSS - Iglesias; SAVE - Petrill.
HR'S: Stanford Alumni - Borchard (solo in 4th); 2008 Stanford Baseball - McColl (2-run in 5th), Swinford (2-run in 8th), Gaylord (solo in 8th).
2007 STANFORD BASEBALL OLD-TIMERS GAME
VISITORS 0 2 2 -- 4 6 0
HOME 0 0 0 -- 0 3 0
BATTERIES: Visitors - Coate, Vance (2) and Worden. Home - Scarffenberger, Poteete (3) and DuQuette.
WIN - Coate; LOSS - Scarffenberger; SAVE - Vance.
2007 STANFORD BASEBALL ALUMNI GAME PARTICIPANTS
Following is a list of former Stanford Baseball players who either played or coached in the 2007 Stanford Baseball Alumni Game.
Bill Alhouse (1951)
Damien Alvarado (2000)
Bill Arce (1949)
Jonny Ash (2004)
Joe Borchard (2000)
Jeff Bruksch (2001)
Tom Changnon (1992)
Jim Coate (1971)
Tom Cook (1977)
David Cornell (1992)
Tim Cunningham (2003)
Bob DeCosta (1982)
Scott Dragicevich (2002)
Rusty DuQuette (1977)
Joel Erickson (1977)
Sean Flikke (1996)
John Gall (2000)
Mike Gosling (2002)
Tom Guardino (1978)
Mario Iglesias (1996)
Rodger Irvine (1953)
Cliff Kalinowski (1955)
Matt Manship (2006)
Mark Marquess (1969)
Cameron Matthews (2005)
Chris Minaker (2006)
Edmund Muth (2000)
David O'Hagan (2004)
Chris O'Riordan (2002)
Jim Rapoport (2006)
Ben Robinson (1959)
Jim Scarffenberger (1975)
Rich Scramaglia (1995)
Ryan Seawell (2007)
Gary Smith (1964)
Adam Sorgi (2007)
Darryl Stephens (1984)
Dean Stotz (1975)
Ray Swarts (1954)
Sandy Vance (1969)
Brodie VanWagenen (1994)
J.D. Willcox (2002)
Bill Worden (1981)
John Yandle (1977)
Jason Young (2000)