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.
This Friday, Stanford softball (28-6, 5-1 Pac-12) hosts the first of three games against the Utah Utes (13-24, 2-7 Pac-12) to be played throughout the weekend.
Softball secures sixth shutout victory, defeating Santa Clara 13-0 on Tuesday night. Freshman Taylor Gindlesperger hit a grand slam as the Cardinal scored 13 runs on 15 hits.
Friday evening, Stanford softball (11-2, 0-0 PAC-12) hosts its first of six games in the Stanford Invitational against No. 23 Northwestern (11-3, 0-0 Big 10) before playing two against Montana, two against North Dakota State and one against Cal Poly through Sunday.
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.