Junior pitcher Teagan Gerhart and the Stanford softball team recorded a 12-1 rout of Santa Clara on Tuesday at Smith Family Stadium, defeating the Broncos in five innings.
The Cardinal (33-16) jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back. The Broncos scored their sole run of the game in the third inning, after Briana Knight’s double scored Jamie Wallis from first. Stanford had another massive inning in the third, earning five runs with two outs.
With the win, Gerhart moved to 28-10 overall, finishing the game with three strikeouts and allowing just one run and six hits. Freshman Cassandra Roulund went 3-for-3, recording two doubles, a home run and five RBI, and senior Maya Burns added four RBI.
Stanford plays its last home series this weekend, facing No. 14 Washington at Smith Family Stadium. Friday’s game against the Huskies will be at 7 p.m., and Saturday’s will be at 1 p.m. On Sunday, the Cardinal will honor its four seniors–Jenna Becerra, Ashley Hansen, Sarah Hassman and Burns–prior to its game at noon.