With her team in need of a run to stave off an upset bid from UC-Davis, Erin Ashby stepped up to the plate and with one swing of the bat, propelled No. 22 Stanford softball to a resilient 3-2 victory over the Aggies, while helping the Card finish with a 5-1 record in the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic.
All Stanford student-athletes are inherently very versatile people, as they must consistently meet the rigorous demands associated with both their Stanford educations and their athletic careers. However, after having spent the last three years around the Stanford softball program, it is clear to me that Erin Ashby takes such versatility to a new level. As a two-year starter for the Cardinal, Ashby has been called upon to play at catcher, second base, first base, hit in the designated player spot and even pitch in the circle.
Faced with the possibility of a third consecutive loss after a 13-0 start to the regular season, the No. 13 Stanford softball team (14-3) dug… Continue Reading »
Stanford softball continued its torrid start to the 2014 season, going 5-0 against the competition at the Stanford Nike Invitational this weekend to maintain its unblemished record.
With the calendar turning from January to February, a new season of Stanford softball has arrived on The Farm. The No. 20/22 Cardinal will attempt to build off of a successful 2013 campaign in which it finished with a 39-21 overall record, Stanford’s first winning mark in Pac-12 play since 2009. While the team aims to clinch its 17th consecutive NCAA tournament berth, the Card has its sights set on more than just a trip to the regionals.
While the pitching was solid over the final two days of the invitational, it was Stanford’s offense that propelled the Cardinal (17-5) to a successful weekend in Fullerton, California.