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Softball season ends with hope for future

Stanford softball’s spectacular season came to an end on Saturday when Boise State (36-16, 12-12 Mountain West) defeated the Cardinal (33-20, 8-13 Pac-12) for the second time in the weekend and sent Stanford home. Boise State subsequently were eliminated yesterday by No. 5 Florida (47-15, 12-12 SEC), who will advance to the super regional round.

Stanford qualifies for postseason play despite disappointing weekend

This weekend was a predictably tough one for the softball team (32-18, 8-13 Pac-12) as they were swept on the road against the No. 2 University of Washington (45-7, 20-4 Pac-12). The light at the end of the tunnel, however, was Sunday’s NCAA softball tournament announcement that Stanford had qualified for postseason play. If the Cardinal are going to advance to the Super Regionals, though, they will have to play better than they did this weekend.

Softball experiences moments of brilliance, but mixed results at the Mary Nutter Classic

A 5-3 victory against No. 17 Missouri (9-2) highlighted an up-and-down weekend for Stanford softball (7-7) at the Mary Nutter Classic in Cathedral City, California last Thursday through Sunday. The Cardinal rode a strong outing from starting pitcher freshman Carolyn Lee to hand the Tigers their first defeat of the season on Thursday. Lee’s composure,…

Softball seeks success in Southern California

Stanford softball (4-5) heads south this weekend to take on five teams in the Mary Nutter Classic in Cathedral City, California. After three tough home losses in last weekend’s Nike Invitational, the Cardinal are looking to rebound as they face No. 17 Missouri (6-0), San Jose State (3-8), Boise State (0-11), NC State (5-4) and…