When it jumped to a fourth-inning lead in the first game of a home series against Utah (14-26, 3-9 Pac-12) last Friday, No. 25 softball (30-7, 7-2 Pac-12) looked destined for a sweep.
This Friday, Stanford softball (28-6, 5-1 Pac-12) hosts the first of three games against the Utah Utes (13-24, 2-7 Pac-12) to be played throughout the weekend.
Softball secures sixth shutout victory, defeating Santa Clara 13-0 on Tuesday night. Freshman Taylor Gindlesperger hit a grand slam as the Cardinal scored 13 runs on 15 hits.
Starting Friday, No. 24 Stanford softball (26-6, 4-1 PAC-12) will play three games in Corvallis, OR against Oregon State (19-13, 1-8 PAC-12), another conference matchup that will prove vital as Stanford continues to jostle with Arizona, UCLA and Washington at the top of PAC-12.
On Sunday, No. 24 Stanford softball (25-5, 4-1 PAC-12) secured a 2-1 series victory over rival Oregon (13-18, 1-8 PAC-12) with a 7-6 comeback win to cap a three-game set against the Ducks over the weekend.
While Stanford (19-4, 0-0 Pac-12) wasn’t the unstoppable force of nature this weekend that they have been recently, they still came away from the Cardinal Classic with three more wins.
Tonight, No. 22 Stanford softball (16-2, 0-0 PAC-12) takes on Sacramento State (8-7, 0-0 Big Sky) in a double-header looking to extend its win streak to twelve games heading into another home tournament, the Cardinal Classic, this weekend.
Friday evening, Stanford softball (11-2, 0-0 PAC-12) hosts its first of six games in the Stanford Invitational against No. 23 Northwestern (11-3, 0-0 Big 10) before playing two against Montana, two against North Dakota State and one against Cal Poly through Sunday.