Road Finish

STANFORD, Calif. - A memorable 2017 regular season wraps up with one final road trip. No. 9 Stanford heads to Pullman to take on Washington State, Thursday-Saturday. All three games can be seen on the Pac-12 Networks. 

Weekend Info

#9 Stanford Cardinal (37-14, 18-9) vs. Washington State Cougars (24-26, 10-17)
May 25-27 • Bailey-Brayton Field • Pullman, Wash.
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Pitching Matchups

Thursday, 6 p.m. PT
Pac-12 Network


Stanford: LHP Kris Bubic (5-6, 3.35 ERA)

Washington State: TBA

Friday, 4 p.m. PT
Pac-12 Network
Stanford: TBA
Washington State: LHP Damon Jones (3-3, 5.03 ERA)
Saturday, 1 p.m. PT
Pac-12 Network

Stanford: Chris Castellanos (7-3, 3.75 ERA)

Washington State: LHP Cody Anderson (5-3, 2.87 ERA)

Series History

All-Time vs. Washington State
» Overall Record: 49-26 (.653)
» Last season: L, 5-2 (10); W, 6-1; W, 5-0
     » Stanford dropped the series opener in 10 innings at Sunken Diamond last year, after tying the game with two runs in the bottom of the eighth. The following night, Tristan Beck struck out 10, Nico Hoerner had two hits and Quinn Brodey hit a two-run homer in a 6-1 win. Then in the finale, Chris Castellanos combined with three relievers to shut out the Cougars, 5-0.
» In the last visit to Pullman, Stanford took two of three from Washington State in the final series of 2015. The Cardinal swept a doubleheader, but dropped the final game of the year in 11 innings, 3-2.
» Stanford has won six straight series against the Cougars (13-5 record since 2011).
» The last time Washington State took a series from Stanford was in 2010 when the Cougars
took two of three on The Farm. 
» Stanford beat WSU, 12-11, May 24, 1987 in the 1987 West I Regional on its way to its first of two straight national titles. 

Current Cardinal Against Washington State
» Quinn Brodey is a .360 lifetime hitter (9-for-25) in six games against the Cougars with six RBI, four runs, two doubles, two triples and a home run (.720 slugging and .407 OBP).
» Chris Castellanos is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in four appearances (two starts) vs. WSU.
» In seven career games against Wazzu, Jack Klein has hit .316 (2 R, 3 2B, HR, 5 RBI).
» Kris Bubic has never faced Washington State and Andrew Summerville has 0.2 shutout innings.

Cardinal Notes

Stanford Win Totals
» Stanford can finish no lower than third in the Pac-12, which guarantees its best finish since the Pac-12 expanded, and since a second-place finish in 2008.
» The Cardinal has won 18 of its last 20 games and is 13-2 in its last 15 Pac-12 games.
» Stanford's 11-game win streak from April 18-May 6 was the program's best since 1999. In that span, Stanford won eight straight conference games (first time since 1999).
» Stanford has won 18 conference games for the first time since 2012, and has not won 19 conference games since 1999 (19)—and hasn't won 20 since 1998 (22).
» 37 wins is the most since posting 41 in 2012.  
» Stanford has won five straight conference series for the first time since 2008, and swept back-to-back Pac-12 opponents (at Oregon, vs. #13 Arizona) for the first time since 2012 (WSU and Utah).
» The Cardinal is 4-0 in Pac-12 road series this year.
» Stanford has won 10 straight at home and is 23-7 at Sunken Diamond this year, the most home wins since 26 in 2012. The Cardinal also won 12 straight at home earlier this season in a streak that carried over from the end of the 2016 season.
» April was Stanford's winningest month (13-5) since 15 wins in May of 2003.

Couldn't have scripted it any better than that. #GoStanford #FinalSeas9n

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Stanford Stats 
» A lefty has started 42 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 37-8 (.822) this year when scoring a run (0-6 when scoring 0 or less).
» Stanford is 35-5 (.875) this season when scoring more than three runs.
» The Cardinal is 49-5 (.907) when out-hitting its opponent since 2016.
» Stanford, which led the nation with a school record fielding percentage of .983 last season, ranks 15th this year (.979) and is 22-1 when not committing an error this year.
» Stanford is 23-6 (.793) with RHP Kris Bubic as the starting DH.
» With Brandon Wulff starting in RF, Stanford is 29-8 (.784) and just 8-6 with anyone else.

Stanford Streaks
» Matt Winaker has reached base in 22 straight games, a career high and the longest of streak for Stanford since Alex Blandino reached in 31 straight games in 2014. 
» Brandon Wulff and Jesse Kuet each have career high seven-game hit streaks.
» Winaker has played in 119 straight games. The last time he did not enter Coach Marquess' lineup was April 28, 2015 vs. SJSU). 
» Junior Quinn Brodey has started 115 consecutive games for the Cardinal — last time he was not in starting lineup was May 5, 2015 vs. Santa Clara.
» Duke Kinamon (2B) and Nico Hoerner (SS) have started all 51 games together this year.
» Freshman Daniel Bakst owns Stanford's longest hitting streak this year at 11 games (March 12-April 6). He has a hit in 28 of his last 34 games.
» Stanford has 10+ hits in six straight games.

Closing the Door 
» Stanford is 26-0 this year when leading after six innings and 34-0 when tied or leading after seven innings.
» The Cardinal is 22-4 (.846) this season when scoring first, and is 9-2 in one-run games.
» Stanford's opponent has scored first in six straight Pac-12 games (5-1 record).

Retired Number
» For the first time in program history, Stanford baseball retired a number. No one will wear the No. 9 again after Coach Marquess retires following the 2017 season. The official announcment was made following Marquess' final home game at Sunken Diamond. 


A Tribute to Coach Marquess

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.

Shortly after the 2016 campaign, 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 (4/4/17 vs. Cal).
    » Coached 2,500th game at Cal on May 14—fifth ever to sign that many lineup cards.
    » Most wins in Pac-12 history, fourth-most wins in Division I history.
    » Two national championships (1987, 1988), 29 NCAA Tournament berths and 14 CWS.
    » Stanford finished .500 or better in 39 of his 41 seasons. 
    » Nine-time conference Coach of the Year, three-time national Coach of the Year.
    » Six 50-win campaigns, 20 years with 40 wins and 37 campaigns with 30 wins.
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. 
    » All season ticket prices end in 9, and Two for Tuesday ticket deals are now $9 (was $12).
    » May 9 had 1977 theme and ticket prices based on his first season as head coach.
    » Majority of first pitches this season were thrown by Marquess friends and family.
    » Concessions unveiled the Commemorative Coach Marquess cup, available all season.
    » Concessions featured several Coach Marquess combos for $9.99 all season.
    » Final season logo was created as well as #FinalSeas9n hashtag
    » Bobblehead and trading card giveaway on May 20
    » Framed jersey after his last home game, and giant "9" signed by players, co-workers, fans.
    » Personal messages can be sent to Coach Marquess at this link:

Moving Up

Hock Climbs the Record Books
» Junior reliever Colton Hock set the school record with his 14th save of the season on May 9 against San Francisco. He surpassed the record of 13 set 30 seasons ago by Steve Chitren and matched by Jeff Burksch in 2000. 
» Hock's 24 career saves ranks second at Stanford behind Chitren's 26 from 1986-89, and is tied for ninth all-time in Pac-12 history. 
» Chitren, who recorded the final out of both of Stanford's national championships (1987 and 1988), congratulated Hock after his record was broken.

Stanford Career Saves Leaders
1.Steve Chitren (1986-89)26
2.Colton Hock (2015-)24
Stanford Season Saves Leaders
1.Colton Hock (2017)15
2.Jeff Bruksch (2000)13
Steve Chitren (1987)13

Last Time Out

» Stanford won its fifth straight series, including its third Pac-12 sweep.
» Stanford capped a perfect season against midweek competition (10-0) with a 15-9 win at Santa Clara on Wednesday. Junior Jesse Kuet had a career-high four hits and matched a career best with four RBI to lead the Cardinal.
» On Friday, junior Matt Winaker provided a go-ahead, two-run home run that launched a five-run seventh en route to a 8-4 victory.
» In the middle game, sophomore Nico Hoerner had three hits and junior Colton Hock recorded an eight-out save in a 7-5 win.
» In the finale on Sunday, Kuet hit a walk off single in the 10th inning to cap Senior Day and the home finale for head coach Mark Marquess, who had his number retired in a postgame ceremony. Stanford erased a five-run deficit to finish off a sweep of Washington, 6-5, at Sunken Diamond.

What's Ahead

» Hosts for the NCAA Regionals will be unveiled on Sunday and the postseason field will be announced on Monday at 9 a.m. PT on ESPNU. Stanford last played in a Regional in 2014 (won Bloomington, lost Super Regional at Vanderbilt), and last hosted a Regional in 2012.