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.
Tonight softball (32-15, 8-10 Pac-12) begins their final regular season series at No. 2 Washington (42-7, 17-4 Pac-12) in yet another difficult conference rivalry matchup. This is the Cardinal’s second week in a row playing against the second ranked team in the nation, as last weekend, UCLA (45-3, 19-2 Pac-12) held that ranking.
It was a bittersweet weekend for the Cardinal softball team (32-15, 8-10 Pac-12) in their last home series of the season. Stanford upset No. 2 UCLA (45-3, 19-2 Pac-12) on Friday but then fell to the Bruins on Saturday and Sunday. While losing the series may have been disappointing, few in the nation were expecting the Cardinal to win any of the three games. Friday night’s victory could prove important for postseason seedings.
Stanford softball suffered a disappointing weekend at home against Pac-12 rival Arizona State. Favored to sweep the weekend, the Cardinal instead dropped all three games to the Sun Devils, losing 4-10, 4-7 and 5-10 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
In a tight game decided by defensive play and errors, the Stanford softball team (31-10, 7-5 Pac-12) eked out a 3-2 win over Fresno State (30-15, 8-7 Mountain West). The game was scoreless through the first four innings, a testament to the strong pitching of sophomore Maddy Dwyer and senior Carolyn Lee, who only allowed…
On Sunday, No. 24 Stanford softball (25-5, 4-1 PAC-12) secured a 2-1 series victory over rival Oregon (13-18, 1-8 PAC-12) with a 7-6 comeback win to cap a three-game set against the Ducks over the weekend.
Tonight, No. 22 Stanford softball (16-2, 0-0 PAC-12) takes on Sacramento State (8-7, 0-0 Big Sky) in a double-header looking to extend its win streak to twelve games heading into another home tournament, the Cardinal Classic, this weekend.
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.