The Stanford softball team opens another season today in Tempe, AZ against Bradley, but don’t expect them to be like previous Cardinal teams.
Stanford softball (24-31, 3-21 Pac-12) finished a tumultus season Saturday with a close 2-1 victory over No. 9 Arizona (40-14, 13-11) at Smith Family Stadium, vindicating Thursday (0-1) and Friday (0-4) losses and ending a five game losing streak. The comeback marked the Cardinal’s first win against Arizona since 2013, while the three-game series loss marked the ninth in as many years.
Stanford softball (23-29, 2-19 Pac-12) continues to struggle in Pac-12 divisional play, and were swept over the weekend by the No. 8 ranked Arizona State Sun Devils (42-9, 15-6). These three losses all but cement the Cardinal’s last place position in the Pac-12.
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Stanford softball (22-20) suffered a midweek defeat on Wednesday night, losing 6-0 to Pacific (13-25) in Boyd & Jill Smith Family Stadium.
Despite dropping the overall series 1-2, Stanford softball (21-16, 2-7 Pac-12) accomplished something on Sunday that they hadn’t done since 2014. The Cardinal took a game off of No. 3 ranked UCLA (34-3, 9-3), handing them their third loss of the season at the Bruins’ home stadium in Los Angeles.
Stanford softball (13-8) continued its hot play by taking three of four games in the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, CA over the weekend.
Stanford softball (10-7) finished 4-2 in the past six games starting with a double-header against Sacramento State on Thursday and then the Stanford Invitational starting on Friday.