Stanford traveled to Corvallis, Ore,. seeking a road series win against a quality opponent in order to further bolster its bid for a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. Consider that mission accomplished. In a three-game set that played out over the course of two days, No. 14 Stanford won two of three against No. 14 Oregon State (24-11, 1-5 Pac-12) to improve to 26-10 on the season and 4-5 in Pac-12 play.
After a tough road series in Eugene, Ore. filled with numerous unfortunate breaks to begin Pac-12 play, Stanford responded in fine form on Thursday night against UCLA. In its Pac-12 home opener, the No. 15 Cardinal (23-8,1-3 Pac-12) scored five unanswered runs in the bottom of the first and second innings to pull away from the No. 12 Bruins (24-7, 1-3 Pac-12), 5-1.
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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.
No. 15 Stanford bounced back with a strong showing on Saturday after dropping its first two games at the Easton Invitational, posting victories against Cal-State Fullerton and Northwestern to improve to 16-5 on the season. In the morning session, senior Teagan Gerhart shut down Fullerton, allowing only one run on two hits in picking up her seventh win on the season, as the Cardinal blasted the Titans 14-1 in a 5-inning mercy rule decision.
The accolades just keep piling up for Stanford rookie sensation Kelsey Stevens. On the heels of earning Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week distinctions last week, the freshman ace was named the Louisville Slugger/NCFA Division National Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Freshman pitcher Kelsey Stevens was perfect in the circle with 10 strikeouts as the Cardinal beat the Cavaliers 4-0 at the Cathedral City Classic in Cathedral City, Calif.
Freshman Kelsey Stevens was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week after a nearly perfect weekend at the Stanford Nike Invitational–she posted three shutouts as the No. 20 Cardinal swept all six games to win the title.