Friday, September 20, 2013

Stanford hires former Biscuit

Ryan Garko, a former major leaguer who played for the Biscuits, has been hired as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Stanford, Baseball America reports.

Garko hit .297 with 40 RBIs and 33 runs scored in 61 games as a first baseman/designated hitter for the Biscuits in 2012. He didn't play this year, though he was in spring training with the Colorado Rockies.

The 32-year-old replaces Dean Stotz, who has retired after 37 seasons under head coach Mark Marquess.

Garko played at Stanford from 2000-03 and went to four straight College World Series. The Cardinal lost in the finals to LSU in 2000, Miami in 2001 and Rice in 2003. In 2002, Stanford finished third, losing twice to eventual champion Texas.

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