With three outs to go before the end of the final game of the Stanford Nike Invitational this past weekend, we found ourselves short of energy, low on luck and down on runs. A bottom of the seventh, game-winning comeback after trailing the Cal Poly Mustangs by a score of 4-0 seemed unattainable. After all,…
Stanford’s offense was simply sensational in Tempe this weekend, repeatedly crushing opposing pitching staffs throughout the tournament.
Another season of Stanford softball has finally arrived for fans of the program, as the Cardinal will return to the diamond when they head to Tempe, Arizona for the Kajikawa Classic this week. After a long offseason, head coach Rachel Hanson and assistant coaches Dorian Shaw and Megan Langenfeld will make their Stanford coaching debuts.…
Softball catcher and rising junior Jessica Plaza has been selected to participate with the US Women’s National Team, the Amateur Softball Association of America and USA Softball announced this past weekend.
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.
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.
Unfortunately for the Stanford Cardinal, three chances to pick up potentially momentous road victories against No. 11 Arizona State fell by the wayside, as the Sun Devils swept the Cardinal in Tempe, Ariz. last weekend.
After dispatching its competition at the Kajikawa Classic with relative ease, the No. 14 Cardinal softball team will come home to play its first set of home games at Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium. The Cardinal moved to 6-0 on the season after outscoring its opponents 60-6 in six games in Tempe, Ariz., and the Card will look to continue its hot start when the Nike Invitational begins on Friday morning.