STANFORD BASEBALL GAME NOTES (June 21, 2008)
NO. 7 STANFORD CARDINAL (41-23-2, 14-10 Pac-10)
GEORGIA BULLDOGS (43-23-1, 20-9-1 SEC)
SATURDAY'S PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS (11 am, PT)
LHP Jeremy Bleich (3-2, 1.02) vs. LHP Nathan Moreau (4-3, 5.27)
LIVE GAME COVERAGE:
TV: ESPN (PxP - Mike Patrick, Color - Orel Hershiser, Sideline Reporter - Erin Andrews) | Audio (Topher Anderson) | Gametracker
STANFORD-GEORGIA SERIES HISTORY
All-Time Series: Tied 3-3
2008 Results: (at Omaha, Neb., June 16) Georgia 4-3
Georgia defeated the Cardinal 4-3 last Monday in the winner's bracket of the College World Series, scoring the game's final four runs, including a late two-run rally in the seventh inning that accounted for the game's winning runs.
2007 Results: Did Not Meet
Current Game Win Streak: Georgia - 1 (June 16, 2008)
Current Series Win Streak: N/A
Current Season Series Win Streak: N/A
Series Notes: Stanford and Georgia meet once more at the 2008 College World Series Saturday afternoon at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium. The Cardinal, with one loss at the CWS already, must defeat the Bulldogs twice beginning Saturday in order to advance to next week's College World Series Final. Saturday's meeting marks the seventh overall meeting between the two schools, as before last Monday, the schools had not met on the field since May 22, 1992, when the Cardinal defeated the Bulldogs, 7-3, at the NCAA South II Regional in Tallahassee, Fla. All six previous meetings between the two schools have come in the postseason, with the schools splitting those six decisions. The schools have now met five times in the College World Series, with the Bulldogs holding a 3-2 advantage. Prior to Monday's 4-3 Georgia win, Stanford had defeated Georgia, 3-2, in the teams' first meeting at the 1987 College World Series on June 1, 1987 en route to the program's first national title. The teams would then go on to meet three times at the 1990 edition of the College World Series, with Georgia capturing a 16-2 victory in the winner's bracket second round, the first meeting of the schools. The Cardinal battled back to face the Bulldogs later in the tournament, defeating Georgia, 4-2, to force a deciding second game, which Georgia was able to win on June 8 by the score of 5-1, eliminating Stanford from the postseason.
Stanford Eliminates Miami With 8-3 Victory Wednesday - Stanford improved its record in elimination games to 5-0 in the 2008 postseason with an 8-3 victory Wednesday over top-seeded Miami. Cord Phelps went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI and came just a home run short of hitting for the cycle, Sean Ratliff hit his 22nd homer of the year, and Danny Sandbrink, Erik Davis, and Drew Storen combined to limit the powerful Hurricane offense to just three runs while striking out 10 Miami batters.