Fresh off a victory at the Stanford Nike Invitational, the No. 14 Stanford softball team hits the road once again to play in the… Continue Reading »
It didn’t take long for the Stanford softball team to wash away the bad taste of a walk-off loss to UC-Davis. The No. 8 Cardinal returned to the Farm for its first home games of the year and went 4-1 overall on the weekend, winning the Stanford Nike Invitational title.
Alabama’s softball team earned the second seed in the NCAA Tournament on the back of an impressive 49-8 record, going 19-6 in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). It was a perfect 23-0 at home, including three easy victories last weekend in the NCAA Regional. All of that went out the window Thursday, when the 15th-seeded Stanford softball team stunned the Crimson Tide with a 5-2 victory in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The Stanford softball team heads to Tuscaloosa, Ala., this weekend to clash with the Alabama Crimson Tide in a best-of-three series with a trip to the Women’s College World Series on the line.
The anticipated duel between Arizona State’s pitcher Dallas Escobedo and Stanford’s own Teagan Gerhart lived up to its billing, as both aces pitched complete games, but the Sun Devils’ offense scratched out a couple of key hits and Escobedo pitched her way out of two bases-loaded jams on the way to a 3-1 victory over the Cardinal in the desert.
Fresh off its first series win over Washington in several years, the Stanford softball team will hit the road this weekend for a crucial Pac-10 showdown with Oregon. The Cardinal and the Ducks are separated by just a game in the crowded conference standings, with Stanford tied for third place and Oregon tied for fifth.
Thursday’s showdown between No. 10 Stanford and No. 12 California lived up to the hype, as sophomore pitcher Teagan Gerhart threw her 19th complete game of the season in a thrilling 2-0 loss at the hands of Jolene Henderson and the Golden Bears.
The Cardinal (12-3) will play five games over the three-day weekend, with doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday. Stanford will square off against Southern Mississippi and Iowa on Friday, UC-Santa Barbara and Murray State on Saturday, then finish up against Cal State Northridge on Sunday.