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.
Finding a groove in Baton Rouge, Stanford softball (11-2, 0-0 PAC-12) thrashed the competition at the LSU Invitational on its way to a 5-0 tournament record including an opening night victory over No. 7 LSU. From Thursday to Sunday, the Cardinal bolstered its record with wins over Michigan, Memphis and two over CSUN, in addition to LSU.
Stanford softball (6-2, 0-0 Pac-12) won two out of three games played at the Demarini Invitational hosted at Stanford from Thursday to Sunday with wins over Pacific University and Iowa State and a loss to Colorado State.
From Friday to Sunday, Stanford softball (4-1, 0-0 PAC-12) compiled a 4-1 record at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona, winning its first four games and getting narrowly edged out in its final contest. The weekend slate featured both high-powered offensive performances and stellar pitching from the Cardinal as Stanford got off to a strong start in regular season action.
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.
Stanford softball (16-16, 0-6 Pac-12) will face a strong opponent over the weekend in No. 4/3 Arizona (37-1, 9-0 Pac-12) as the two teams match up in a three-game series at Hillenbrand Stadium in Tucson, Arizona. This will be only the second time that Stanford has faced a top-five national opponent this season, the first being a 2-8 loss to No. 1 Florida State in February.
Stanford softball (16-10) saw mixed success in the Stanford Easton Classic this weekend, as it played host to the teams from Grand Canyon (23-4), Connecticut (6-10), Lehigh (5-10) and Cal Poly (16-7). The Cardinal won three of five games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including two against Lehigh. Stanford got off to a slow start…
In the final game of the Easton Crimson Classic, Stanford softball (12-8) was walked off by Drake (14-8) — a heartbreaking closing to a weekend of highs and lows in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Cardinal finished the tournament with a 2-3 record, dropping a game to No. 11 Alabama (19-2) while splitting two games with Drake and two games with Jacksonville (11-9).