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No. 18 Stanford takes on LA for second straight weekend

STANFORD, Calif. – For the second straight week, No. 18 Stanford takes on Los Angeles. The Cardinal took two of three at USC last weekend, and hosts UCLA for a three-game set at Sunken Diamond, Thursday-Saturday. All three games can be seen on Pac-12 Networks.

Weekend Info
Game Notes • Live Stats • Watch • Listen
Thursday, 6 p.m. PT
TV: Pac-12 Network
LHP Kris Bubic (2-5, 4.08 ERA)
vs. RHP Griffin Canning (2-2, 3.25 ERA)
Friday, 7 p.m. PT
TV: Pac-12 Network
LHP Andrew Summerville (1-1, 3.00 ERA)
vs. RHP Moises Ceja (1-2, 2.68 ERA)
Saturday, 4 p.m. PT
TV: Pac-12 Network
LHP Chris Castellanos (5-1, 2.31 ERA)
vs. RHP Jon Olsen (2-1, 4.58 ERA)



Promos and Giveaways
» Throwback Thursday: Baby photos of the players and music throwbacks
» Friday: Stanford Baseball Trading Cards (pack 3 of 5)
» Saturday: Honoring Our Heroes. All military and first responders get free admission. First pitch by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
» Saturday: Cardinalpalooza. Free admission to all five Stanford events leading up to baseball. 
» List of 2017 game-by-game promotions


Series History

Overall vs. UCLA
» Since 1959: 159-107 (.598)
» Last Year: W (4-1), L (5-6), W (8-2)
» In the last meeting at Sunken Diamond, No. 3 UCLA won two of three in 2015.
» Prior to last season, Stanford won six of the previous seven series between these teams.
» The Cardinal has won two straight series against the Bruins in Los Angeles. The last time UCLA won a series over the Cardinal in LA was in 2010 when the Bruins were ranked No. 2.

Current Cardinal Against the Bruins
» Kris Bubic threw two scoreless innings in a relief appearance at UCLA last season.
» In three career appearances against the Bruins, Chris Castellanos is 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA in 11.1 innings (two starts). Two years ago at Sunken, UCLA scored four in 2.1 innings, but last season Castellanos allowed just one earned in 7.0 innings at Jackie Robinson Field. 
» Beau Branton is a .429 lifetime hitter (6-of-14) against UCLA
» Mikey Diekroeger was 4-for-12 with three doubles and three runs vs. UCLA in 2016.
» Senior Alex Dunlap is a career .346 (9-of-26) hitter against the Bruins, including 5-for-10 with three runs, a double, home run and two RBI last season.
» Brett Hanewich has a 1.54 ERA in 2 starts vs. UCLA, including a complete-game win in 2015.
» Andrew Summerville owns a 1.50 ERA in 6 innings vs. UCLA (5.0 innings, 1 ER in start last yr).
» In four relief appearances, Tyler Thorne has yet to allow a Bruins run in 6.1 innings.
» Matt Winaker was 4-for-12 with two doubles, two RBI and two walks in this series last year.



Marquess Reaches 1,600
» Only five NCAA coaches have reached 1,600 career wins, only four have been Division I coaches, and only three have done it at one school. Coach Marquess is a member of each of those exclusive clubs after an 8-4 win over arch rival Cal at Sunken Diamond on April 4.
» Augie Garrido (1,975 wins at five schools), Mike Martin (1,917 wins and counting at Florida State), Gordie Gillespie (1,893 wins in Division III) and Gene Stephenson (1,768 wins at Wichita State) are the only coaches to reach the milestone.


Cardinal Notes

Moving Up
» Junior reliever Colton Hock set a career high with his seventh save of the season on March 28 vs. Long Beach State. He has 16 for his career which ranks fourth all-time at Stanford, tied with Jeff Bruksch (2000-01) and A.J. Vanegas (2011-14). Steve Chitren holds the school record with 26 saves. Chitren recorded the final out for both of Stanford’s national titles.

RankPlayerCareer Saves
1.Steve Chitren (1986-89)26
2.Matt Manship (2003-06)17
Scott Weiss (1988-91)17
4.Jeff Bruksch (2000-01)16
A.J. Vanegas (2011-14)16
Colton Hock (2015-)16

Stanford Standouts
» Junior Matt Winaker is leading the conference with an .821 slugging percentage and nine walks in Pac-12 play this year and is second with a .550 on-base percentage.
» Duke Kinamon is the first Cardinal with nine steals in the season since Justin Ringo in 2009, and is seeking to become the first with double-digit thefts since Zach Jones (2010).

Stanford Stats 
» A lefty has started 20 straight games and all but two this year (Hanewich, 2/18 & 2/28)
» Stanford is 18-5 this year when they score at least one run (0-5 when scoring 0 or less).
» Stanford is 16-2 (.889) this season when scoring more than three runs.
» The Cardinal is 37-5 (.881) when out-hitting its opponent since 2016.
» Stanford is 13-0 this year when leading after six innings and 13-0 when up after seven. 

Stanford Streaks 
» Freshman catcher Maverick Handley has Stanford’s longest active hit streak at five games and has a hit in all six career starts.
» Freshman Daniel Bakst‘s 11-game hitting streak (March 12-April 6) was the longest of the year for Stanford. He has a hit in 13 of the last 14 games and in games where he has at least three at-bats he has a hit in 18 of 19 games.
» Junior Matt Winaker has played in 95 straight games. The last time he did not enter Coach Marquess’ lineup was April 28, 2015 vs. SJSU). 
» Junior Quinn Brodey has started 91 consecutive games for the Cardinal — last time he was not in starting lineup was May 5, 2015 vs. Santa Clara.

Home Sweet Home 
Against teams not-ranked No. 1 this year: 
» Stanford is 12-2 at home (and has won 19 of the last 21 against teams not ranked No. 1 at Sunken Diamond).
» Stanford has outscored those opponents 64-31 at home this year.
» Opponents are hitting just .180 at Sunken this year (Stanford hitting .279).
» Stanford has a .988 fielding percentage (opponents at .969).
» Stanford’s ERA is 2.06 at home and opponent’s ERA is 4.26.
» Stanford had a 12-game home win streak between 2016-17—longest since a 16-game streak in 2004—snapped by Texas on March 2. Stanford won next three games of series.

Shortly after the 2016 season, head coach Mark Marquess announced that 2017 would be his final season.
    » Became fourth Division I head coach (fifth ever) to win 1,600 games.
    » Will coach in 2,500th game at Cal on Sunday, May 14 on Pac-12 Network.
    » Most wins in Pac-12 history, fourth-most wins in Division I history.
    » Two national championships (1987, 1988) and 29 NCAA Tournament berths and 14 CWS.
    » Stanford has finished .500 or better in 38 of his first 40 seasons. 
    » Nine-time conference Coach of the Year, three-time national Coach of the Year.
    » 38 winning seasons in first 40 years, including six 50-win campaigns.
Other “9” Notables 
    » All his student-athletes get at least one quarter ahead academically by their junior year.
    » Handwrites all his practice schedules.
    » Carries his signature briefcase to the dugout for each game.
    » Baseball student-athletes are responsible for Sunken Diamond groundskeeping.

Honoring 9
Colloquially known by his jersey number “9”, here are some ways the University and team will be honoring Coach Marquess this season:
    » Served as football’s honorary captain for the weekend and game against Rice (Nov. 26)
    » More than 100 alumni returned to Sunken Diamond for a pregame ceremony to honor Coach Marquess on Feb. 25.
    » A “9” flag was raised on Feb. 25 and will fly at Sunken Diamond all season. 
    » Final season logo was created as well as #FinalSeas9n hashtag
    » All season ticket prices end in 9, and Two for Tuesday ticket deals are now $9 (was $12).
    » May 9 will have a 1977 theme and ticket prices based on his first season as head coach.
    » Majority of first pitches this season will be thrown by Marquess friends and family.
    » Concessions unveiled the Commemorative Coach Marquess cup, available all season.
    » Concessions will also feature several Coach Marquess combos for $9.99 all season.
    » Personal messages can be sent to Coach Marquess at this link:
    » More to come 

» Junior Quinn Brodey earned back-to-back Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week honors on March 7 and March 14. Brodey was the first player to win the award in back-to-back weeks since Washington State’s Brian Wolfe in 2014, and the first Stanford player to do so since Jon Schaeffer in 1997. 
» The week prior, Brodey was named Player of the Week, while roommate and junior reliever Colton Hock was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week. Brodey had walk offs in two straight games and the game-winning RBI in three consecutive games—all in 24 hours —to lead Stanford to a four-game series win over Texas. Both walk offs came with two outs. In that same 24-hour span, Hock went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 5.0 innings, including a win in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader and a save in the nightcap.

Last Time Out
» Stanford took two of three in its first Pac-12 road series (at USC).
» In Game 1 against the Trojans, Matt Winaker became the first Cardinal since 2010 to lead off the game with a home run and the first with two homers in a game since 2014, but it the Cardinal fell 7-5 and dropped to 0-3 in Pac-12 openers this year.
» In Game 2, Colton Hock threw 5.0 scoreless innings in relief and the Cardinal scored five in the 10th to win, 8-3. 
» In the finale, freshman Daniel Bakst hit a two-out, three-run, bases-clearing double to give the Cardinal a 4-2 lead in the seventh inning. The Cardinal hung on to win 6-3.
» On Tuesday, Stanford scored five runs in the second and used five hurlers to win at SJSU. 

Up Next
» Another mid-week matchup with Cal on Pac-12 Network. The Cardinal host the Bears at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
» Stanford then takes to the road for the next four. For the first time since a flight to Houston for the series at Rice, March 9-12, the Cardinal hits the skies. Stanford flies to Oregon to take on the Ducks, April 21-23, before returning back to the Bay Area to play Santa Clara.

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