Penultimate Home Series

STANFORD, Calif. - Head Coach Mark Marquess has reached his penultimate home series on The Farm. No. 18 Stanford hosts No. 13 Arizona for a three-game set at Sunken Diamond, Thursday-Saturday. The first two games can be seen on Pac-12 Networks. 
 Weekend Info

Stanford Cardinal (24-12, 8-7) vs. Arizona Wildcats (27-12, 9-9)
April 27-29 • Sunken Diamond • Stanford, Calif.
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Pitching Matchups

Thursday, 6 p.m. PT
First 100: $1 Hot Dogs


Stanford: LHP Kris Bubic (3-6, 3.78 ERA)

Arizona: LHP Cameron Ming (5-0, 2.36 ERA)

Friday, 7 p.m. PT
Trading Card Pack

Stanford: LHP Andrew Summerville (2-1, 3.40 ERA)
Arizona: TBA
Saturday, 2 p.m. PT
Classroom Celebration


Stanford: Chris Castellanos (6-1, 2.97 ERA)

Arizona: TBA


Series History
Overall vs. Arizona
» Overall Record: 106-71 (.599) | First Meeting: L, 7-3 (March 26, 1975)
» Last Year: L (4-1), L (4-1), W (6-5) at Hi Corbett Field
        • Stanford did not score until the ninth inning in either of the first two games in Tucson last year, and trailed 5-1 entering the eighth in the finale. However, the Cardinal scored three in the eighth, and with two outs and one on, Quinn Brodey hit a go-ahead inside-the-park home run to avoid the sweep.
» In Arizona's last visit to The Farm, Stanford was swept by a tennis score of 6-5, 6-4, 6-Love.
» Stanford beat Arizona, 9-2, during the 1985 College World Series in the teams' only postseason meeting. Stanford eliminated the Wildcats, before bowing out of the tournament with a 10-4 loss to Arkansas in its next game.

Current Cardinal Against Arizona
» Senior Chris Castellanos is 0-1 with a save and 3.38 ERA in four appearances and 10.2 innings against the Wildcats. He earned a two-inning save in 2014 and in his only start, he pitched into the eighth (7.2) and allowed four runs in Tucson last year.
» Junior Colton Hock is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two relief showings and 4.0 innings against Arizona. He earned the win last year with 
» Junior Quinn Brodey hit the go-ahead three-run inside-the-park home run in the top of the ninth of Stanford's 6-5 win over Arizona last season.
» Nico Hoerner was 6-of-10 with a run, double, steal and two walks in this series last year.
» Junior Andrew Summerville pitched 4.1 innings in relief last year—1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.
» Senior reliever Tyler Thorne has a 1.69 ERA in four outings (5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 4 K) vs. Arizona.

 Moving UpHock Climbs the Record Books
»  Junior reliever Colton Hock moved into sole possession of second place on Stanford's all-time career saves list with his 18th on Friday. He passed Matt Manship (2003-06) and Scott Weiss (1988-91) and trails only Steve Chitren, who holds the school record with 26 saves. Chitren recorded the final out for both of Stanford's national titles.
»  Hock's nine saves this year is tied for fourth-most in program history, and is the most for a Stanford pitcher in 14 years (Matt Manship finished with nine in 2003). Only two Cardinal have recorded double-digit saves in a season—Jeff Bruksch in 2000 (13) and Chitren in 1987 (13) and 1988 (10).

Stanford Career Saves Leaders
1.Steve Chitren (1986-89)26
2.Colton Hock (2015-)18
Stanford Season Saves Leaders
1.Jeff Bruksch (2000)13
Steve Chitren (1987)13
3.Steve Chitren (1988)10
4.Colton Hock (2017)9

Cardinal Notes
Stanford Standouts
» Junior Matt Winaker is leading the conference with an .775 slugging percentage and 11 walks in Pac-12 play this year and is second with a .519 on-base percentage.
» Duke Kinamon is the first Cardinal with 10 steals in the season since Zach Jones swiped 10 in 2010 (Jones had 18 steals in 2009—last time a Cardinal had 11+ steals).

Stanford Streaks 
» Freshman Daniel Bakst's nine-game hitting streak came to an end on Tuesday. It immediately followed his 11-game hitting streak (March 12-April 6)—the longest of the year for Stanford. He has a hit in 20 of the last 22 games, and in his career where he has at least three at-bats he has a hit in all but two.
» Matt Winaker has a seven-game hit streak, and Duke Kinamon has a hit in six straight. 
» Winaker has played in 104 straight games. The last time he did not enter Coach Marquess' lineup was April 28, 2015 vs. SJSU). 
» Junior Quinn Brodey has started 100 consecutive games for the Cardinal — last time he was not in starting lineup was May 5, 2015 vs. Santa Clara.

Stanford Stats 
»  A lefty has started 27 straight games for Stanford and all but two this year (senior righty Brett Hanewich started Feb. 18 and Feb. 28). Stanford has used just five starting pitchers this season (Miller, Castellanos, Bubic, Summerville, Hanewich).
»  Stanford is 24-6 this year when scoring at least one run (0-6 when scoring 0 or less).
»  Stanford is 22-3 (.880) this season when scoring more than three runs.
»  The Cardinal is 41-5 (.891) when out-hitting its opponent since 2016.
»  Stanford, which led the nation with a school record fielding percentage of .983 last season, is 16-1 when not committing an error this year and 8-11 with 1+ errors.

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Closing the Door 
»  Stanford is 18-0 this year when leading after six innings and 19-0 when up after seven. 
»  The Cardinal is 15-3 (.833) this season when scoring first.

» 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.

Preseason Honors  
» Stanford was one of three teams with three players on the Golden Spikes Award preseason watch list (TCU, Florida)—junior Colton Hock, junior Quinn Brodey and sophomore Tristan Beck. 

Midseason Honors  
» Junior Colton Hock was named to the Stopper of the Year Watch List by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). 

MilestoneMarquess 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.

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 

Last Weekend» Stanford earned its first Pac-12 road sweep since 2014, and became the first Pac-12 team to sweep Oregon at PK Park since 2011. The Cardinal scored in the first inning in all three games and never trailed in the series.
» On Friday, Kris Bubic outdueled one of the hottest pitchers in the nation. The Cardinal touched up David Peterson for four runs and then held on to win, 4-3, behind 2.2 scoreless innings in relief from junior closer Colton Hock.
» In the middle game, Nico Hoerner finished a triple shy of the cycle. He was 4-for-5 with four runs and an RBI. Stanford led 4-2 midway through and broke the game open with four runs in the seventh. Oregon brought up the tying run in the ninth, but Stanford held on, 8-5.
» On Sunday, Mikey Diekroeger tied a career high with four hits, and Hoerner added three more as Stanford jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one, led 8-3 in the seventh, and won 10-4.

What's Ahead» Another Tuesday game on The Farm. Stanford has won 11 straight Tuesday games at Sunken Diamond and will host San Jose State at 5:30 p.m.
» Stanford then travels to Arizona State for a three-game set that begins on Friday.