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Stanford baseball earns No. 10 preseason rank

 

Stanford Baseball, coming off a 31-25 season and paced by the No. 1 rated recruiting class is ranked No. 10 in Collegiate Baseball's preseason national poll.

It is the highest preseason ranking for the club since the 2005 season when it was ranked No. 6. Contributing to the ranking is the fact the Cardinal had the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation.

Stanford is one of four teams ranked in the top 15 from the Pac-10, joining UCLA (No. 3), Oregon (No. 9) and Arizona State (No. 11).

Stanford opens up the 2011 campaign with No. 21 Rice in a three-game series in Houston February 18-20, then travels to No. 5-ranked Vanderbilt, before closing off its first three weekends at No. 7-ranked Texas.

Nine opponents are ranked in the preseason top 40 from the nation's oldest collegiate baseball newspaper. Other opponents include No. 22 Arizona, No. 31 Washington State and No. 33 California.

Mark Marquess enters his 35th year at his alma mater having won two national titles, appeared in 14 College World Series and played in 26 of 30 NCAA Regionals since 1981.

Last Friday, infielder Kenny Diekroeger was named a second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, as he is one of five returning starters. The pitching staff returns its entire weekend rotation, including juniors Jordan Pries and Brett Mooneyham, both starters since their freshmen years.

-- Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Sports Information

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