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Sent on Mormon-News: 14Jun01

By Kent Larsen

Guthrie Puts Stanford In College World Series Final

OMAHA, NEBRASKA -- Pitching brilliantly last night over seven-plus innings, returned missionary Jeremy Guthrie blew away top-seeded Cal State Fullerton to take his Stanford Cardinals baseball team into the final of the College World Series. Guthrie, who was still completing his mission in northern Spain just a year ago, gave up only one run and four hits before giving up the ball to closer Jeff Bruksch. Guthrie's LDS teammate, Andy Topham, who was 0 for 10 in the series, hit a single to drive in the game-winning run.

Fullerton Coach George Horton credited pitching and defense with the win, "It was too much pitching and too much defense," said Horton. "I think we hit three balls hard all night. Guthrie was just way too much for us." And Guthrie agreed that everything was working right for him, "My fastball had a little downward movement," he said. "All my pitches were working for me."

Guthrie retired the side five times in the first six innings, and the single he gave up in the third inning was retired by a Cardinal double play. While 22 mph wind blew threw the stadium and across a crowd of 20,221, Guthrie struck out five and retired 13 batters on groundouts. According to catcher Ryan Garko, Guthrie made only one mistake all night, a pitch that allowed Fullerton shortstop Mike Rouse to drive in a run with a double to right in the seventh inning. "Other than that he was almost perfect," said Garko.

Meanwhile, Stanford took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Brian Hall homered, and then scored its second and third runs when Topham hit a single with the bases loaded and one out. A homer by Garko in the sixth completed the Cardinal's scoring and gave Guthrie more than enough to win the game.

The Cardinals will now play in the final game on Saturday, facing either second-seeded Miami or unseeded Tennessee. "We've got one more to go," said Cardinal coach Mark Marquess. "Hopefully, we can play like we have all year."


Stanford Stops Fullerton to Reach Saturday's Final
Los Angeles Times 14Jun01 S2
By Gary Klein: Times Staff Writer
College World Series: Pitchers Guthrie and Bruksch put the clamps down and Titans are eliminated, 4-1.

Stanford stops Fullerton to reach CWS final
Orlando FL Sentinel (Los Angeles Times) 14Jun01 S2
By Gary Klein: Times Staff Writer

Baseball Sweeps To Second Straight CWS Title Game With 4-1 Win Over CS Fullerton
Stanford Baseball Press Release 13Jun01 S2

Box Score: Stanford 4, Cal State Fullerton 1
Stanford Baseball Press Release 13Jun01 S2

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Guthrie leads Stanford into CWS final
Lincoln NE Journal Star 14Jun01 S2
By Ron Powell: Lincoln Journal Star


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