Stanford softball’s spectacular season came to an end on Saturday when Boise State (36-16, 12-12 Mountain West) defeated the Cardinal (33-20, 8-13 Pac-12) for the second time in the weekend and sent Stanford home. Boise State subsequently were eliminated yesterday by No. 5 Florida (47-15, 12-12 SEC), who will advance to the super regional round.
Stanford softball (23-29, 2-19 Pac-12) continues to struggle in Pac-12 divisional play, and were swept over the weekend by the No. 8 ranked Arizona State Sun Devils (42-9, 15-6). These three losses all but cement the Cardinal’s last place position in the Pac-12.
Stanford softball (22-20) suffered a midweek defeat on Wednesday night, losing 6-0 to Pacific (13-25) in Boyd & Jill Smith Family Stadium.
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 (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.