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 mustering only one run against Kentucky in its last game, No. 20 Stanford softball (5-2) had no trouble finding offensive rhythm at home on Wednesday night, taking down Santa Clara 8-0.
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.