The members of Stanford’s softball class of 2013, in contrast to previous senior classes, have described themselves as not being the most vocal group of team leaders. Instead, the four seniors have relied upon their performance on the field to set the example for the rest of their teammates.
This year, Stanford softball will graduate a quartet of senior who have epitomized the quality of resiliency, overcoming tremendous challenges throughout their time on the Farm to achieve high levels of success both on and off the field. Over the next two days, The Daily will profile these four, starting with Teagan Gerhart and Tegan Schmidt today, and continuing with tomorrow’s installment on Jenna Rich and Sarah Hassman.
After playing nearly flawless softball to sweep Utah over the weekend, No. 16 Stanford (32-17, 9-9 Pac-12) was unable to maintain its momentum, dropping its third straight non-conference game on Wednesday evening to UC-Davis (22-24, 8-10 Big West).
After a difficult week filled with seemingly never-ending rain delays and a pair of shocking losses to weaker non-conference opponents, No. 15 Cardinal softball (29-16, 6-9 Pac-12) will look to rebound in this weekend’s three-game series against Utah (23-24-1, 6-12 Pac-12).
No. 15 Stanford will face Saint Mary’s at the Smith Family Stadium on campus tonight. The Card is on a run of good form, lead by senior Jenna Rich and Sophomore Cassandra Roulund
Stanford’s batting duo of Jenna Rich and Cassandra Rouland led the team to a 7-1 win over San Jose State on Wednesday, with Rich hitting two home runs and scoring three in total.