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STANFORD CARDINAL (11-9)
SACRAMENTO STATE HORNETS (9-15)
Saturday, March 24 ... at Stanford, CA - Sacramento State 6, Stanford 0
Sunday, March 25 (2 pm, PT) ... at Sacramento, CA - RHP Nolan Gallagher (1-2, 7.92) vs. TBA
Sunday's Live Game Coverage: KZSU 90.1 FM Audio Broadcast | Gametracker
STANFORD-SACRAMENTO STATE SERIES HISTORY
All-Time Series: Stanford leads 27-13 (since 1959)
2006 Results: Series - Stanford 2-0 (at Stanford, April 18) - Stanford 12-5; (at Sacramento State, May 10) - Stanford 5-4,
Current Game Win Streak: Sacramento State - 1 (March 24, 2007)
Current Series Win Streak: None
Current Season Series Win Streak: Stanford - 1 (2006)
Other Series Notes: Stanford has won nine of the 13 games played between the clubs since 2000 but the Hornets have had their moments, including Saturday's 6-0 shutout of the Cardinal at Sunken Diamond. Sacramento State won back-to-back games over Stanford with a 2-1 victory on April 24, 2004, and a 4-3 triumph on March 25, 2005, before the Cardinal responded with a three-game win streak that was snapped Saturday. The Hornets also had a decisive 12-3 victory over Stanford in a game played at Raley Field on May 2, 2001.
STANFORD BACK IN ACTION
Stanford returned to action with a 6-0 loss to Sacramento State on Saturday after a 12-day break for finals. Stanford had won its first series after the annual break for six consecutive seasons (2000-05) before dropping two-of-three to Washington State in 2006.
Stanford has now lost four of its last five overall and three of its last four at home. Stanford had lost a season-high-tying three in a row before a 14-9 comeback win over USC on March 11. Prior to its current skid, the Cardinal had won a season-best eight in a row that equaled the longest since the 2004 club also won eight straight from March 23 - April 3, 2004. The team had also won nine straight home games before its 1-3 record in the last four home games. The nine-game home win streak had been the longest since the 2004 club won 12 straight home contests from April 10 - May 18, 2004. Stanford's 9-0 home start was also its best since the 1993 club began the year 10-0 at Sunken Diamond.
THE NATIONAL POLLS
Stanford is not ranked in any of the five in-season polls (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA, Rivals.com, Ping Baseball) most recently released on Monday, March 19. Stanford started the season ranked as high as No. 23 by Collegiate Baseball.
STANFORD AVOIDS HOME SWEEP
Stanford came up with a victory in the finale of its most recent series versus USC (March 9-11) to avoid being swept in a three-game regular season home series for the first time since the Cardinal dropped three in row to Arizona State at Sunken Diamond from April 11-13, 1997. The stretch has now been extended to 71 consecutive regular season three-game home series. Stanford was in the same situation twice in 2006 but came up with victories over Kansas and Washington State to avoid sweeps.
STREAK SWEEP ALSO ENDS AT TWO
Stanford had swept each of its last two opponents in three-game series before dropping two-of-three to USC from March 9-11. Stanford had swept Kansas (February 23-25) and California (March 2-4) in its previous two series. The back-to-back home sweeps marked the first time the Cardinal had recorded back-to-back sweeps since Stanford won three in a row from both Fresno State (January 29-30DH) and Kansas (February 12DH-13) in its first two home series of 2005.
STANFORD GETS 2500TH WIN
Stanford became just the fifth team in the history of NCAA Division I Baseball to win 2500 games when the Cardinal reached the milestone with a 9-7 victory over California on March 4. Stanford now has an all-time record of 2501-1559-32 (.615) in 4092 games over 114 seasons including 2007. Fordham, Texas, USC and Michigan are the only teams with more all-time wins than the Cardinal.
Stanford has posted winning campaigns for 13 straight seasons (1994-2006), as well as 41 of the last 42 years and 58 of the past 60 prior to 2007. Stanford is currently two games over .500 (11-9).
MARK MARQUESS TO COACH 1900TH GAME
Mark Marquess will coach the 1900th game of his Stanford career at Sacramento State on Sunday, March 25, one day after Stanford's head coach turned 60 years of age. Marquess moved into sole possesion of 11th place past Miami's Ron Fraser on the all-time win list for NCAA Division I coaches with his most recent victory versus USC (March 11). Marquess has an all-time record of 1268-626-5 (.669) over 1899 games that also ranks him sixth among active NCAA Division I coaches and is in his 31st season as Stanford's head coach. Marquess also 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 (501-327, .605, 12 Titles) records.
A QUICK LOOK AT THE LAST SERIES STATS
Michael Taylor (.462, 6-13, 2B, HR, 7 RBI) led the Cardinal offensively in its most recent three-game series against USC (March 9-11) as the Cardinal hit .308 but struggled to a 5.33 ERA and posted a respectable .966 fielding percentage. Five other individuals -- Adam Sorgi (.667, 2-3), Sean Ratliff (.455, 5-11, HR, 2 RBI, SB), Grant Escue (.400, 2-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI), Jason Castro (.400, 2-5, 2B, RBI) and Randy Molina (.400, 2-5) -- also hit .400 or better in the series. Neither Max Fearnow (2 APP, 1-0, 2.1 IP, 1 SO) nor Blake Hancock (1 APP, 0-0, 0.1 IP) gave up an earned run in their outings, Jeremy Bleich (0-1, 2.08, 8.2 IP, 3 SO) pitched well in his start.
A QUICK LOOK AT TEAM STATS
Stanford has struggled in all three team statistical categories as the Cardinal is hitting .280 with a 5.43 ERA on the mound and a .962 fielding percentage with all three numbers are worse than its opponents. However, the team's numbers are getting better with its batting average just four points below its season-high and its fielding percentage as high as its been since the club was at .971 after its first game of the season. Stanford has also been outscored by its opponents, 118-114. The key to the team still being able to manage a respectable 11-9 record is nine victories by three or runs or less, including four one-run wins, three two-run victories and a pair of three-run triumphs.
A QUICK LOOK AT INDIVIDUAL STATS
Offensively, Sean Ratliff is having a big season and leads the Cardinal in several offensive categories, including batting average (.325) among regular starters, runs scored (24), hits (26) and stolen bases (7), while Michael Taylor paces the club in home runs (3), RBI (17), total bases (40) and at bats (80). Other offensive team leaders include Cord Phelps (7 2B, 3 3B, 8 BB), Jeff Whitlow (.529 SLUG%, 1 SAC), Brian Juhl (4 HBP, 2 SF), Adam Sorgi (.533 SLUG%, .500 OB%) and Joey August (1 SAC) with Sorgi also hitting .400 (6-15) in limited at bats. On the mound, Jeffrey Inman (2-1, 5.29, 34.9 IP, 29 SO) leads or co-leads the team in victories (co-leader) and strikeouts, while Jeremy Bleich (1-3, 4.68, 42.1 IP, 22 SO) paces the club in innings pitched and starts, while recording the lowest ERA among those pitchers that have pitched at least one inning per team game played. Max Fearnow (2-1, 3.97, 2 SV, 11.1 IP, 9 SO) and Austin Yount (2-0, 5.23, 10.1 IP, 4 SO) both join Inman with a pair of victories, while Fearnow also has a pair of saves. Five other pitchers -- Andrew Clauson (1-0, 2.45, 7.1 IP, 6 SO), Tom Stilson (1-1, 4.50, 10.0 IP, 5 SO), Blake Hancock (1-0, 5.06, 5.1 IP, 6 SO) and Nolan Gallagher (1-2, 7.92, 25.0 IP, 19 SO) -- have joined Bleich to each record one of the team's 11 wins. David Stringer (0-0, 2.65, 17.0 IP, 13 SO) has six of the team's eight saves and also leads the club with 13 appearances.
Stanford 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. 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. The team was also 2-5 after seven games before its current season-best three-game win streak. The 2-5 start was Stanford's worst mark after seven contests since a 1974 club actually started 2-8. Stanford also has a 1-6 record in its first seven road games which is the team's worst record after seven road games since at least 1959 when game-by-game records are available.
MICHAEL TAYLOR PRESEASON HONORS
Michael Taylor earned 2007 Third Team Preseason All-American honors from Baseball America and is also on the Watch List for the College Baseball Foundation's Brooks Wallace Award Watch List. Taylor has a .275 batting average in the team's first 20 games of 2007, while leading the team in home runs (3), RBI (17), total bases (40) and at bats (80). After a slow start that had Taylor hitting just .216 after the first nine game, Taylor posted a career-best 10-game hit streak from February 23 - March 11 (.350, 14-40, 4 2B, 2 HR, 11 RBI). Taylor has made 136 consecutive starts and started 138 of 139 possible games during his three-year Cardinal career.
SEAN RATLIFF'S HOT STREAK ENDS
Sean Ratliff was on a red-hot career-best six-game hit streak from March 3-11 before he finally went hitless in his most recent game versus Sacramento State on March 24. During the previous six games, Ratliff hit .522 (12-23) with two doubles, two triples, a homer, two RBI and three stolen bases during the run. For the season, Ratliff leads the club in batting average (.325) among regulars, runs scored (24), hits (26) and stolen bases (7).
BUSY DAVID STRINGER LEADS CLUB IN SAVES
David Stringer has six saves and a 2.65 ERA overall without a decision while appearing in a team-high 13 of the club's 20 games and pitching 17.0 innings. Stringer recorded five saves in as many games from February 20 - March 3. Stringer earned a spot on the College Baseball Foundation's weekly national honor roll for the week of February 27 when he saved four games during the previous week and then added one more against California (March 2) to run the streak to five before failing in a save attempt versus California on March 3.
CAREER STATS VERSUS SACRAMENTO STATE
Joey August (.429, 3-7) Cory Bannister (0-0, 0.00, 0.1 IP, 1 SO) Jeremy Bleich (0-1, 3.18, 1 APP, 1 GS, 5.2 IP, 2 SO) Jason Castro (.182, 2-11, RBI) Andrew Clauson (0-0, 0.00, 1 APP, 1.1 IP, 1 SO) Erik Davis (0-0, 0.00, 2 APP, 2.2 IP, 2 SO) Brendan Domaracki (.000, 0-2) Grant Escue (.500, 1-2) Adam Gaylord (.000, 0-2) Brian Juhl (.375, 3-8, HR, 2 RBI) Jeffrey Inman (0-0, 21.60, 1 APP, 1.2 IP) Brent Milleville (.333, 4-12, 2 RBI) Randy Molina (.200, 1-5) Cord Phelps (.000, 0-5, RBI) Sean Ratliff (.000, 0-4) Ryan Seawell (.333, 4-12) Adam Sorgi (.385, 5-13, 1 HR, 3 RBI) David Stringer (1-0, 0.00, 1 APP, 5.2 IP, 0 SO) Michael Taylor (.353, 6-17, 4 RBI) Austin Yount (Hitting: .000, 0-1 ... Pitching: 0-0, 0.00, 1 SV, 2 APP, 1.2 IP, 1 SO)
WINNING THE CLOSE ONES
Stanford has a 9-6 record in games decided by three runs or less this season. The Cardinal is 4-2 in five one-run games, as well as 3-2 in two-run contests and 2-2 in three-run affairs.
Stanford has clocked in at 3:00 or over in 10 of its first 20 games this season, going 3:41 or more five times.
CORD PHELPS DOING SOMETHING EXTRA
Cord Phelps co-leads Stanford along with Michael Taylor with 10 extra base hits (7 2B, 3 3B) this season. Last year, all 18 of Phelps' hits were singles.
Stanford has come from behind in eight of its 11 wins this season and has an outstanding 6-4 record when its opponent scores first in a game. Stanford's biggest comeback of the year came in its most recent victory 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.
THREE STRAIGHT ERRORLESS GAMES
Stanford has recorded three straight errorless games in its last three contests (March 10-24) after making at least one error in the first 17 games of the season. The Cardinal had actually made at least one error in 19 straight contests dating back to the final two games of 2006.
CAREER-BEST HIT STREAKS
Stanford has three players that are currently on career-best hit streaks in Joey August (6), Brent Milleville (5) and Toby Gerhart (5). Michael Taylor (10), Adam Gaylord (8), Brian Juhl (6), Sean Ratliff (6), Brendan Domaracki (4) and Austin Yount (3) had career-high hit streaks earlier in the season that are no longer current.
Stanford is 5-1 on Sundays in 2007, winning each of its last five Sunday games after losing at Cal State Fullerton on its first Sunday of the year.
Stanford has a pair of players -- Sean Ratliff (CF) and Michael Taylor (RF) -- that have started all 20 games this season (all in the same position). Taylor has actually started 136 in a row dating back to his 2005 freshman campaign and 137 of 138 possible contests during his three seasons at Stanford.
SUNKEN DIAMOND - HOME SWEET HOME
Sunken 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 302-88 (.774) record during the stretch. Stanford is 10-3 at home this season.
2007 STANFORD-SACRAMENTO STATE GAMES
March 24, 2007 - Sacramento State 6, at Stanford 0
Alvaro Orozco tossed a complete-game seven-hit shutout to lead Sacramento State to a 6-0 victory over Stanford in the opener of a two-game home-and-home non-conference series between the clubs. Orozco, who struck out two and walked two, allowed a Cardinal runner to second base in only three of his nine frames and gave up more than one hit in an inning only once as Stanford was blanked for the first time in 2007. Blake Crosby (4-4, 2B, RBI), David Flores (3-4, HR, RBI), Montana Dye (2-4, 3B, 2 RBI) and Travis Kirkman (2-4, 2 2B) all had multiple-hit games as the Hornets' offense pounded out 13 hits. Adam Sorgi (2-3, 2B) and Brent Milleville (2-4) combined for four of Stanford's seven hits. Stanford starter Jeremy Bleich (1-3) took the loss, allowing a pair of runs and seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts over 5.2 innings.
Quote of the Day ... "We weren't very competitive. Orozco pitched a good game, but we just couldn't get much going offensively at all." - Mark Marquess
2006 STANFORD-SACRAMENTO STATE GAMES
April 18, 2006 - at Stanford 12, Sacramento State 5
Stanford (16-15) ended its four-game losing streak with a 12-5 win over Sacramento State as Chris Minaker (3-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI) and Chris Lewis (3-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI) led a Cardinal offense that broke out for 15 hits. Joey August (2-3), John Hester (2-5, 2B, 2 RBI) and Ryan Seawell (2-5) also contributed multiple-hit contests, while Michael Taylor drove in a pair of runs and was hit twice. Stanford starter Matt Leva picked up the victory, allowing just one unearned run on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in his first outing since March 26.
The contest didn't start well for the Cardinal when Sacramento State scored an unearned run in the top of the first inning to take a brief 1-0 lead. Gary Johnson led off the contest with a single and ended up all the way at third base on the play when the ball rolled by August down the left field line for a two-base error. Leva retired Patrick Cummins on a foul out before Buddy Morales brought in the first run of the game with an RBI groundout.
Stanford scored four runs in the bottom of the first and would never relinquish the lead. Minaker and Lewis both had two-RBI doubles in the frame that began when Seawell and August singled back-to-back to start the rally before scoring on Minaker's double to leftcenter. Lewis' two-out double brought home Taylor and Hester, who were hit by a pitch and reached on a fielders' choice following Minaker's double.
The Cardinal added three more runs in the second to take a 7-1 advantage. Minaker had an RBI single to end a short outing for Hornet starter and losing pitcher Travis Kane (1.1 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 SO) to drive in Seawell, who was hit by a pitch with one out to start the rally and advanced to second on an August single. Hester's two-run double two batters later off reliever Chris Mols (1.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO) capped the rally.
Stanford scored two more runs in the bottom of the third to extend its lead to 9-1. Lewis started the rally with a leadoff double, moved to third on a single by Brent Milleville and scored on a sacrifice fly from Cord Phelps. Seawell then singled to move Milleville to third and Taylor was hit with the bases loaded three batters later to force in Milleville.
Neither team scored again until the seventh when Flores doubled, moved to third when pinch-hitter Brian Conradi singled and scored on Montana Dye's sacrifice fly to give the Hornets a run.
Sacramento State cut the Cardinal advantage to 9-4 with two more runs in the eighth. Taylor Watanable's one-out single started the rally before a two-out double from Devin Spurling chased Cardinal reliever Blake Holler (2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 SO) and Josh Levin's RBI single greeted Austin Yount (0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER).
Stanford picked up three more runs in its half of the eighth with five consecutive hits. Minaker started the onslaught when he doubled with one out and scored on Taylor's scorching single through the left side of the infield. Hester ended the outing of Levin (0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER) with a single before Jason Castro and Lewis greeted Cyrus Sarraf (0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB) with back-to-back RBI singles.
Sacramento State loaded the bases with just one out in the top of the ninth before Eric Davis (0.2 IP) ended the game by retiring the final two batters.
David Flores (2-4, 2B) was the only Sacramento State player with more than one hit.
Quote of the Day ... "Offensive confidence is something we've been lacking a little bit. But, we just have to stick with what we do well, which is to have big guys hit the ball hard and in the air, and little guys hit the ball on the ground and run fast." - Chris Lewis
May 10, 2006 - Stanford 5, at Sacramento State 4
Brian Juhl's first career homer lifted Stanford (24-21) to a 5-4 non-conference victory over Sacramento State (20-29) and its fifth win in the last six games on Wednesday at Hornet Field. Juhl snapped a 4-4 tie when he launched a two-out solo shot over the right field wall in the top of the sixth. He finished the game 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI, driving in the first run of his career with a two-out third inning single. David Stringer (3-4) earned the victory with a brilliant relief outing, tossing 5.2 scoreless innings and allowing just two hits with three walks. Austin Yount (1.0 IP, 1 SO) pitched a perfect bottom of the ninth to notch his first collegiate save.
Juhl was the only Stanford player with more than one hit, while Brent Milleville drove in a career-high-tying pair of runs with a key two-out, two-run single in the top of the first inning.
David Flores (3-4, 2B, 2 RBI) had a game-high three hits for Sacramento State, while Buddy Morales (2-2, 2B) added two and Jim Strombach drove in a pair of runs with a first inning triple.
The teams traded three-run rallies in the first inning before pitching took over on both sides.
Ryan Seawell led off the game with a single and moved to second on Jim Rapoport's team-leading 11th sacrifice bunt. Chris Minaker was then hit by a pitch, before Michael Taylor came through with an RBI single through the left side of the infield. Chris Lewis drew a walk and Randy Molina struck out before Milleville drilled his clutch hit down the left field line.
Sacramento State's first inning rally off Stanford starter Blake Holler (2.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO) started when Morales singled through the left side with two outs. Devin Spurling kept the inning alive with a single to right field, before Flores beat out an infield hit to score Morales and Strombach came up with his two-run triple down the right field line.
The clubs also exchanged a single run in the third inning.
Lewis drew a one-out walk from Sacramento State reliever Mel Cuckovich (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO) to get the inning going and Molina followed with a single before Milleville was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Cuckovich got Jason Castro to fly out to short center field for the second out but Juhl came through with a clutch two-out RBI single down the left field line to score Lewis. Sacramento State limited the Cardinal to just one run on the play when Hornet left fielder Ronnie Machado, Jr. cut down Milleville at third base for the final out of the inning before Molina crossed the plate.
Morales started the Hornet third with a leadoff double before an RBI double by Flores two batters later plated Morales and ended Holler's short start. Stringer came on and got the final two outs of the inning without any further damage.
Stringer allowed at least one base runner in each of the five following innings but worked his way out of trouble each time.
The only base runner the Cardinal put on from the fourth through the eighth innings besides Juhl's homer off losing pitcher Travis Kane (3-5) was when Minaker reached on a bad-hop infield single with one out in the seventh.
Stanford had an opportunity to add an insurance run in the top of the ninth but Hornet reliever James Wheeler forced Minaker into an inning ending fly out with runners on second and third.
Quote of the Day ... "It felt really good. I knew I got the ball up, and I was hoping it would get out." - Brian Juhl
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 1268-626-5 (.669) all-time record in 1899 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 (501-327, .605) action. He is currently ranked sixth among all active NCAA Division I coaches in victories and 12th 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.
STANFORD BASEBALL IN THE BIGS
Stanford has sent 75 players on to play Major League Baseball, including 10 (Joe Borchard - Florida Marlins, Seattle Mariners Eric Bruntlett - Houston Astros John Gall - St. Louis Cardinals Ryan Garko - Cleveland Indians Jody Gerut - Pittsburgh Pirates Jeremy Guthrie - Cleveland Indians (now with the Baltimore Orioles) Mike Gosling, Cincinnati Reds Rick Helling - Milwaukee Brewers Mike Mussina - New York Yankees Carlos Quentin - Arizona Diamondbacks) that were on an MLB roster at some point in 2006.
STANFORD BASEBALL IN THE MINOR LEAGUES
Stanford has an additional 30 former players that were on a Minor League Baseball roster in 2006 (does not include those that were on a Major League Baseball roster at some point in 2006) or are a current member of a professional baseball organization and did not play due to injury (Jonny Ash - Corpus Christi Hooks, Houston Astros AA Jeff Bruksch - Chattanooga Lookouts, Cincinnati Reds AA Chris Carter - Tucson Sidewinders, Arizona Diamondbacks AAA Tony Cogan - Sioux Falls Canaries, Independent Jason Cooper - Buffalo Bisons, Cleveland Indians AAA Scott Dragicevich - Dunedin Blue Jays, Toronto Blue A Advanced Pete Duda - Unassigned, Arizona Diamondbacks Sam Fuld - Daytona Cubs, Chicago Cubs A Advanced Jeff Gilmore - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Seattle Mariners A Brian Hall - Unassigned, Toronto Blue Jays Jed Hansen - Fresno Grizzlies, San Francisco Giants AAA John Hester - Missoula Osprey, Arizona Diamondbacks Rookie Blake Holler - Orem Owls, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Rookie John Hudgins - Oklahoma RedHawks, Texas Rangers AAA Mark Jecmen - Lake County Captains, Cleveland Indians A Chris Lewis - Arizona League Angels, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim A Andrew Lorraine - Charlotte Knights, Chicago White Sox AAA Jed Lowrie - Wilmington Blue Rocks, Boston Red Sox A Advanced Donny Lucy - Winston-Salem Warthogs, Chicago White Sox A Advanced Matt Manship - Vancouver Canadians, Oakland A's Short Season A John Mayberry, Jr. - Clinton LumberKings, Texas Rangers A Chris Minaker - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A Chris O'Riordan - Mobile Bay Bears, San Diego Padres AA Jay Pecci - Gary Southshore Railcats, Independent Danny Putnam - Midland RockHounds, Oakland A's AA Jim Rapoport - State College Spikes, St. Louis Cardinals Short Season A Greg Reynolds - Modesto Nuts, Colorado Rockies A Advanced Mark Romanczuk - Unassigned, Arizona Diamondbacks) Tony Schrager - Albuquerque Isotopes, Florida Marlins AAA Jason Van Meetren - Chico Outlaws, Independent