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Stanford softball in shambles after infighting, controversial resignation

Stanford softball’s collapse first became evident at the end of the 2014 season, when a faction of the team presented athletic director Bernard Muir with sweeping allegations against 18-year head coach John Rittman — allegations that have since been disputed by at least half of the team. A group of parents and former players supported those allegations, which also implicated Rittman’s assistants and the team’s trainers. Just 18 days after that contingent met with Muir, Rittman resigned.

Cardinal have mixed results in Louisville Slugger Classic

Stanford’s softball team (14-14) had an up-and-down weekend hosting the Louisville Slugger Classic, as the Cardinal concluded its non-conference schedule with two wins over Santa Clara (5-17), while getting swept by No. 17 Minnesota (18-4) over three games. In the end, while Stanford can point to wins over Alabama and Texas as highlights from its non-conference…

Softball misses postseason after losing series to Oregon State

Stanford softball’s streak of 16 consecutive tournament appearances is over as a difficult season filled with injuries in the pitching rotation has come to a disappointing end. After starting the regular season 13-0, the Cardinal struggled through an immensely challenging conference slate filled with talented squads. However, the Card still had their opportunities to pick…

Softball takes tough series loss in Utah

Faced with the possibility of getting swept by Utah and likely seeing any postseason aspirations disappear into the thin Rocky Mountain air, Stanford softball (26-18, 3-12 Pac-12) staged its second remarkable comeback in Pac-12 play this year to knock off the Utes (20-20, 5-12 Pac-12) in Saturday’s series finale. After the tough series loss, though, the Card will certainly have a lot of work to do over the final 11 games of this regular season, starting when they welcome the No. 1 Oregon Ducks (40-5, 14-1 Pac-12) to the Farm this coming weekend.

Softball avoids sweep against No. 10 Washington

Although Stanford (25-16, 2-10 Pac-12) was able to win the middle game of its three-game series against No. 10 Washington (24-11, 4-7 Pac-12) this weekend to avoid a sweep, Washington senior pitcher Kaitlin Ingelsby won both of her starts to give Washington the other two wins and deny Stanford its first conference series win of the season in the series finale.