Longhorns on The Farm

STANFORD, Calif. - A herd of Longhorns will visit The Farm this weekend as No. 22 Stanford hosts Texas for a four-game set at Sunken Diamond.  

Weekend Info
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Thursday, 6 p.m.
Dollar Dog Night
LHP Bubic (1-1, 2.12 ERA) vs. RHP Kingham (1-1, 0.00 ERA)
Friday, 6 p.m.
Trading Cards
LHP Summerville (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. RHP Cooper (1-0, 2.08 ERA)
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Sunglasses Straps
LHP Miller (1-0, 2.53 ERA) vs. RHP Johnston (1-1, 2.08 ERA)
Sunday, Noon
Ice Cream Social
& Autographs
LHP Castellanos (1-0, 3.37 ERA) vs. RHP Henley (1-0, 3.68 ERA)

Series History vs. Texas
Overall: 36-33-1 (.521) • First meeting in 1981
    • Stanford and Texas split a four-game set in Austin last season.
         » Stanford took Game 1 with a 12-inning shutout, 1-0.
         » Texas took the next two games, 4-3 and 9-0 before the Cardinal bounced back with an 11- 1 victory in the finale.
    • In the last visit to The Farm for the Longhorns, Stanford took the first two games, 5-4 and 5-3, but Texas split the four-game set with a 3-1 victory on Saturday and 12-4 win on Sunday.
    • These two teams are 6-6 all-time against each other in the NCAA Tournament with the last such meeting coming in 2006—Stanford won the Austin Regional which included a 12-8 win over Texas.
    • Mark Marquess has been the Cardinal head coach for every Stanford-Texas game.

Current Cardinal Against the Longhorns
• Sophomore southpaw Kris Bubic threw 4.1 scoreless innings in Austin last year (7 K's).
• Junior Quinn Brodey has gone just 1-for-16 (.083) in his career against Texas pitching.
• In last year's start at Texas, Chris Castellanos allowed seven runs in six innings. 
• Colton Hock earned the win with a career-high 5.2 scoreless innings in relief in the opener last year. His eight strikeouts remain a career best.
• Reliever Keith Weisenberg also threw a career-high 4.2 innings, did not allow a run and struck out a career-best seven against the Longhorns last year.
• Lubbock, Texas, native Tyler Thorne has not allowed a run in two app vs. Texas (2.0 inn). 
• Sophomore Brandon Wulff had his first two career hits at Texas last year (2-for-5 in series).

We're No. 1
• Stanford ranks atop the Pac-12 in fielding percentage after the first two weeks. Last year, the Cardinal ranked No. 1 in the nation in fielding percentage (.983), and set a school record, which eclipsed the previous mark set in 2005 (.977).
• Stanford has gone five straight games without an error. The Cardinal's 35 errors last season were the fewest in the country (295 teams), and also a program record. The previous Stanford standard for fewest errors in a season was 49, set in 2009. 
• The 2016 Stanford pitching staff finished atop the Pac-12 in ERA (3.17), fewest hits allowed (412), fewest runs allowed (201), and fewest home runs (18) allowed.

Stanford Stats 
 • At 6-2, this matches Stanford's best start after seven games since 2013. 
• Since trailing 6-0 in the fifth inning at No. 8 Cal State Fullerton, the Cardinal is 6-0 with a 0.96 ERA, .344 batting average, and has outscored its opponents, 35-6.
• Stanford's pitching staff put together a string of 27.0 scoreless innings & allowed just two runs in a span of 40 innings last week. The bullpen had a 17.1 inn scoreless streak.
• Coach Marquess is 9 wins from becoming the fourth coach in Division I history with 1,600 career wins (fifth person ever).
• The Cardinal, which finished 31-23 in 2016, has posted a .500 season or better in 38 of the first 40 seasons under head coach Mark Marquess. 
• Stanford is 27-2 since the start of last season when allowing two or fewer runs. 
• Stanford is 6-0 this year when scoring more than three runs and has won nine straight games when scoring that many.
• The Cardinal is 27-4 when out-hitting its opponent since 2016.

Stanford Streaks 
• Stanford has won six games in a row for the first time since Feb/March of 2013 (9 gms).
• Stanford has won 12 consecutive games at Sunken Diamond for the first time since a 16-game streak in 2004 (Feb. 22-May 15, 2004).
• Matt Winaker and Brandon Wullf have each reached base in seven straight games.
• Junior Matt Winaker has played in 76 straight games. The last time he did not enter Coach Marquess' lineup was April 28, 2015 vs. SJSU). 
• Winaker has gone 73 straight games without an error (last was May 3, 2015 at Oregon). Since then, he's been perfect on all 647 chances. For his career, Winaker has made just two errors in 114 games and 1,014 chances.
• Junior Quinn Brodey has started 72 consecutive games for the Cardinal — last time he was not in starting lineup was May 5, 2015 vs. Santa Clara.
• Senior Alex Dunlap's six-game hit streak is one off his career high. He is hitting .526 (10-of-19) at home this year.

Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week
• Junior Andrew Summerville following his six-inning no-hit effort against Kansas. 
• Summerville combined for the fifth one-hitter in school history and first in in 14 years. The Seattle, Washington, native started and did not allow a hit in six innings. He struck out eight batters and did not allow a base runner in scoring position. He threw 97 pitches and faced just two hitters over the minimum to lead Stanford to a 6-0 victory over the Jayhawks. 

Summerville was part of Stanford's first one-hitter since 2003 and a 27.0 scoreless innings streak by the Stanford staff last week #GoStanford

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In the Rankings
• Stanford moved up in all five polls last week. The Cardinal is now No. 16 in the NCBWA Top 25, No. 17 by Perfect Game, No. 19 according to D1Baseball.com, No. 22 on Baseball America's list and No. 25 for Collegiate Baseball News.

Freshman Debuts  
• Will Matthiessen has not allowed a run in 9.0 innings of work this season and has racked up two long-outing saves (3.0 inn vs. Kansas and 4.0 inn vs. UC Davis).
• Reliever Jack Little struck out the side in his inning of work at Fullerton.
• Andrew Daschbach started 2-for-2 with a double and RBI after his first two career at-bats—he was a pinch-hitter in both instances. He has started the last three games.
• Erik Miller threw seven scoreless innings in his first career start on Saturday.

• Shortly after the 2016 season, head coach Mark Marquess announced that 2017 would be his final season.
    » 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
    » 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 before/after each game.
    » Student-athletes are responsible for Sunken Diamond groundskeeping

Dressed to the Nine's today #GoStanford #FinalSeas9n

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• 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.
    » Personal messages can be sent to Coach Marquess at this link: bit.ly/NineNote
    » More to come

Last Time Out
• In the opener against Kansas, Andrew Summerville and Will Matthiessen combined for Stanford's first one-hitter since 2003 to lead the Cardinal to a 6-0 victory at Sunken Diamond.
• On Saturday, more than 100 alumni returned to celebrate head coach Mark Marquess, and the current Cardinal delivered a second straight shut out as Stanford topped Kansas, 5-0. 
• On Sunday, an early three-run blast from Brandon Wulff was all the Stanford pitching staff needed as the Cardinal closed out a dominant weekend with a 4-2 win and series sweep.
• Most recently, on Tuesday, Stanford's bats broke out behind four hits from Quinn Brodey and three doubles from Nico Hoerner in an 8-2 win over UC Davis at Sunken Diamond. 

Up Next
• The Cardinal continues its stretch of 13 games in 18 days before a week-long spring break.
• Stanford is next on the road when it makes its longest road trip of the season to Houston, Texas to take on Rice. This will mark the fifth straight season Stanford has traveled to the state of Texas. 
• Stanford begins conference play after its break with a three-game set against defending Pac-12 champion Utah on Pac-12 Networks.