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Stanford heads to Texas for a three-game baseball series

Two legends of college baseball will meet again when Stanford and Texas get together for a three-game series in Austin, Texas this weekend.

Stanford coach Mark Marquess and Texas' Augie Garrido have combined for 3,374 wins and seven College World Series titles during their time in the sport.

Marquess and Stanford will be looking to improve its six-game winning streak against Garrido's club, the longest such streak in the two teams' series history.

Stanford has swept the Longhorns each of the last two seasons at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond, after going 1-2 in Austin in 2011.

Stanford will bring a lineup filled with momentum to after putting up 21 runs in the last two games.

Danny Diekroeger and Brett Michael Doran lead the charge after impressive performances in the last two outings.

Diekroeger had back-to-back three-hit games for the first time in his career and Doran comes in hitting a robust .600 (6-10) with 12 total bases and six RBI.

The Cardinal has yet to announce its starting rotation, but expect Stanford's freshmen to eat up a majority of the innings on the mound.

Stanford is the only team in the country to start a freshman on the bump for every game this season and has used a total of six true freshmen pitchers. The starters have pitched 18.2 innings, while allowing 20 hits and 11 runs (eight earned).

Mark Marquess and Augie Garrido's combined resume:

3,374-1,656-16 (.670)

Seven NCAA titles

28 NCAA College World Series appearances

37 conference titles

Men's basketball

Stanford (16-8, 7-5 Pac-12) is back at Maples Pavilion for four of its final six games, beginning the stretch on Thursday against USC (10-15, 1-11 Pac-12). Tip-off is 8 p.m.

The Cardinal is coming off another road split, defeating Washington State 69-56 on Saturday. There are three weeks remaining before the Pac-12 Tournament gets underway.

The Cardinal has shown resiliency, posting a 7-1 record in games following a loss. That's been most evident in Pac-12 play, where the Cardinal has won the second game of a road trip after losing the first on three occasions.

It's the first time any Cardinal team has accomplished that since Pac-10 play debuted in 1979.

A strong candidate for Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, Josh Huestis is averaging 10.8 points and a team-best 8.1 rebounds. But he's also looking to make history. Huestis is sitting on 166 career blocks, two away from becoming Stanford's all-time leader.

— Stanford Athletics

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