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).
Stanford softball (10-5, 0-0 Pac-12) continues its time away from The Farm as it travels to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to face No. 11 Alabama, Jacksonville University, and Drake University in the Easton Crimson Classic. Stanford will play five games over three days starting with back-to-back games against Drake and Jacksonville on Friday morning.
Stanford softball (7-3) brings a two-game winning streak into the Mary Nutter Classic today in Cathedral City California. The competition, which brings top softball programs from around the country together, will be played out in quick succession, with Stanford playing five games in just three days.
After inclement weather led to the cancellation of Friday’s games, Stanford softball (7-3) opened its home slate by hosting the Nike Invitational this Saturday and Sunday, facing off against Omaha (3-5), UC Santa Barbara (3-5) and Pacific (3-5). The Cardinal got off to a slow start, dropping their first game against Omaha 2-3, but they bounced back quickly, routing UC Santa Barbara 16-2 later that night and beating Pacific 8-1 the following morning.
After dropping the final two games of the weekend’s season-opening tournament, Stanford softball (5-2) rebounded quickly, defeating UC Davis on the road on Wednesday. A four-run sixth inning, bolstered by timely hitting and plate discipline, sealed the deal for the Cardinal, who rallied for their second come-from-behind victory in this young season.
In its season-opening tournament, Stanford softball (4-2) jumped out to a promising start, winning its first four games before dropping its final two games of the weekend, including a 24-8 run-rule loss to No. 24 Fresno State.
After struggling all season, Stanford (13-35, 0-24 Pac-12) softball mercifully closed out its season this past weekend as it dropped a three-game series to No. 13/14 Washington (36-13, 16-8), losing each game by at least three runs.