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 (13-8) continued its hot play by taking three of four games in the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, CA over the weekend.
Stanford softball (10-7) finished 4-2 in the past six games starting with a double-header against Sacramento State on Thursday and then the Stanford Invitational starting on Friday.
With the 2018 season beginning on Thursday, a new era begins for Stanford softball. Last summer, head coach Rachel Hanson decided to accept a position at the nonprofit Baseball and Softball Education Foundation. Stanford’s athletic department quickly found a replacement when Minnesota’s Jessica Allister was named the new head coach a week later.
Coming off its first conference win of the season at Oregon State, Stanford softball (18-24, 1-14 Pac-12) heads home this weekend for a three-game series against the No. 12 UCLA Bruins (33-12, 8-7). With the first win in the bag, the Cardinal have a confidence boost, but the Bruins will be tough to beat, as UCLA has been ranked in the national top-15 for the entire season.
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…
Stanford softball (16-16, 0-6 Pac-12) will face a strong opponent over the weekend in No. 4/3 Arizona (37-1, 9-0 Pac-12) as the two teams match up in a three-game series at Hillenbrand Stadium in Tucson, Arizona. This will be only the second time that Stanford has faced a top-five national opponent this season, the first being a 2-8 loss to No. 1 Florida State in February.
Despite strong performances in a few big innings, Stanford softball (16-16, 0-6 Pac-12) was unable to best No. 15 Utah (24-7, 6-2) in a three-game series at home this weekend. In two of the three games, the Cardinal had a late chance to claim a win, but their efforts were unsuccessful.