The Stanford softball team opens another season today in Tempe, AZ against Bradley, but don’t expect them to be like previous Cardinal teams.
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 (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.
With an 8-6 victory in eight innings, Stanford softball (18-24, 1-14 Pac-12) defeated Oregon State (24-19, 6-9) in the final game of the series to claim its first conference win since May 3, 2015. Freshman Teaghan Cowles played the hero, scoring two runners with a triple in the top of the eighth inning of Sunday’s…
Clutch hitting and a big fourth inning brought Stanford softball (17-22, 0-12 Pac-12) to its first win in over a month as it overcame Santa Clara (11-29, 3-3) 6-5 on Tuesday night. This victory extended Stanford’s win streak over Santa Clara to 47 games.