Cardinal Set for Postseason

STANFORD, Calif. - Postseason baseball returns to Sunken Diamond. Stanford earned the No. 8 national seed for the NCAA Championships and will host Cal State Fullerton, BYU and Sacramento State, Thursday-Monday on The Farm. All games can be seen worldwide on

Weekend Info

No. 1 Stanford Cardinal (40-14, 21-9 Pac-12)
No. 2 Cal State Fullerton Titans (34-21, 15-9 Big West)
No. 3 BYU Cougars (37-19, 20-7 WCC)
No. 4 Sacramento State Hornets (32-27, 12-12 WAC)
June 1-5 • Sunken Diamond • Stanford, Calif.
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Weekend Schedule

Thursday, June 1Time (PT)
G2: (2) Cal State Fullerton vs. (3) BYU1 p.m (ESPN3)
G1: (1) Stanford vs. (4) Sacramento State6 p.m (ESPN3)
Friday, June 2Time (PT)
G3: loser game 1 vs. loser game 21 p.m (ESPN3)
G4: winner game 1 vs. winner game 26 p.m (ESPN3)
Saturday, June 3Time (PT)
G5: winner game 3 vs. loser game 41 p.m (ESPN3)
G6: winner game 4 vs. winner game 56 p.m (ESPN3)
Sunday, June 4 or Monday, June 5*Time (PT)
G7: if necessary game (if winner game 5 wins game 6)1 p.m (ESPN3)

  *If BYU is not playing in Game 7, then we will play that game on Sunday.  If BYU is playing in Game 7, then we will play that game on Monday.

Pitching Probables

Thursday, 6 p.m. PT

Stanford: LHP Kris Bubic (6-6, 3.06 ERA)
Sacramento State: RHP Justin Dillon (5-7, 3.12 ERA)
Friday, TBA
Stanford: LHP Andrew Summerville (5-1, 4.09 ERA) 
Friday/Saturday, TBA
Stanford: Chris Castellanos (8-3, 3.51 ERA)

Series History

 Sacramento State 
» Under Coach Marquess, Stanford is 23-13 against the Hornets.
» These programs last met on April 29, 2009—Stanford won 6-4 at Sunken Diamond. 
» Current Stanford assistant Nicholas Enriquez was a player and assistant under Head Coach Reggie Christiansen during his first year as a head coach at Menlo College.

 Cal State Fullerton - (Stanford leads series, 59-46)
» In the season opening series for both teams, the Titans won 1-0 on Opening Day and took the middle game, 8-1. Stanford rallied from a 6-0 deficit to win 7-6 in 11 innings in the finale.
» These teams have met each of the past three seasons. Prior to that, the last meeting between these schools was in the 2011 NCAA Regional in Fullerton in 2011—Stanford defeated the eighth-ranked Titans, 1-0. Jordan Pries (7.2 innings) and eventual first round draft pick Chris Reed (1.1) combined for the shutout. Stanford won the Regional the next day with a 14-2 victory over Illinois, but eventually fell in the Super Regional at North Carolina.
» The season prior, Fullerton ended Stanford's season in the 2010 Fullerton Regional, 6-5.
» Titans assistant Chad Baum coached Stanford assistant Jon Karcich at Santa Clara.

» Stanford is 3-1 against the Cougars under Coach Marquess, including a 2-1 victory in the 1981 Austin Regional.
» These programs last met on April 24, 2012—Stanford won 10-9 at Sunken Diamond. 
» Stanford Director of Baseball Operations Kevin Bills was on the last two postseason teams for the Cougars in 2000 and 2001.

NCAA Notables

Regional Round Up 
» Stanford last played in a Regional in 2014 and last hosted in 2012.
» Stanford has won three straight Regionals (2011, 2012, 2014). 
» Stanford has won 16 of its 29 Regionals with a record of 86-33 (.723) in Regional play.
» This will be the 16th time Sunken Diamond has served as host to a Regional (Stanford has advanced 12 of the previous 15 times).
» The Cardinal is 49-10 all-time in Regionals on The Farm (.831).
» Stanford has won seven straight Regional games at Sunken Diamond.
» Stanford has not hosted a Super Regional since 2003 (national runner-up).

Stanford NCAA History 
» Stanford is a national seed for the first time since 2004. The Cardinal was a No. 5 seed, but was eliminated by Long Beach State in the Regional—it broke a string of five straight College World Series appearances (1999-03).
» Stanford holds an all-time record of 139-72 (.659) in 32 postseason appearances.
» In 75 postseason games at Sunken Diamond, Stanford is 61-14 (.813).
» Stanford has made 16 College World Series appearances, most recently in 2008 (finished third), and has won two national championships (1987 and 1988).
» This is the 30th postseason appearance under Coach Marquess, which already includes six NCAA Super Regional titles, 16 NCAA Regional crowns, 14 trips to Omaha and two national titles.

What's Ahead

»  Regional winner will face either Long Beach State, UCLA, Texas or San Diego State in the Super Regional, June 9-12. Stanford would host its first Super since 2003 if it advances.