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Softball bulldozes Santa Clara in five innings

In its penultimate non-conference game of the regular season, the Stanford softball team (27-18, 3-12 Pac-12) bulldozed Santa Clara (7-27, 2-4 WCC) 8-0 in a five-inning run-rule decision. The Cardinal were never tested by the Broncos in the brisk 79-minute contest, as they scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning before scoring five more runs in the bottom of the fifth to end the game early.

Broncos pitcher shuts down Card

On Tuesday evening, the Cardinal (26-21, 11-13 Pac-12) hit rock bottom as it fell to Santa Clara (13-37, 0-21 WCC) by a score of 3-0 as Stanford extended its losing streak to six games, spanning arguably the most important stretch of its season. Stanford’s bats fell completely lifeless as Broncos senior righty Tommy Nance tossed a complete-game masterpiece and kept the Cardinal hitters from making solid contact all evening.