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 (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 (19-32, 2-22 Pac-12) suffered a setback over the weekend, losing a three-game series to the Oregon Ducks (47-6, 17-6) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Stanford entered Friday’s game looking to build on an offensive performance that put up two runs in its 2-9 loss to the Ducks. It would prove to be a hard day…
Although Stanford softball (19-29, 2-19 Pac-12) lost the series against No. 7 Washington (40-11, 14-7), two games to one, the weekend was punctuated by flashes of brilliance. Freshman pitcher Kiana Pancino was near-flawless on Saturday as the Cardinal held No. 7 Washington scoreless to win its second conference game in as many seasons, and sophomore Carolyn Lee faced another tough-luck loss in the circle on Friday as Stanford fell 1-0.
Stanford softball (18-27, 1-17) is set to play their final non conference matchup on Wednesday against St. Mary’s (16-26, 2-7), marking the first time the two square off this season after last playing against the Gaels at the Stanford Nike Invitational last year, with the teams each claiming a game.
Stanford softball (18-27, 1-17 Pac-12) was unable to overcome the potent offense of No. 12 UCLA (37-12, 11-7), failing to win any of the three games played over the weekend. The Cardinal threatened an upset in Saturday’s matchup, but they were hamstrung by a season-high six errors that allowed the Bruins to tack on five unearned runs to win the game 6-5.
Despite strong performances in a few big innings, Stanford softball (16-16, 0-6 Pac-12) was unable to best No. 15 Utah (24-7, 6-2) in a three-game series at home this weekend. In two of the three games, the Cardinal had a late chance to claim a win, but their efforts were unsuccessful.