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.
This weekend was a predictably tough one for the softball team (32-18, 8-13 Pac-12) as they were swept on the road against the No. 2 University of Washington (45-7, 20-4 Pac-12). The light at the end of the tunnel, however, was Sunday’s NCAA softball tournament announcement that Stanford had qualified for postseason play. If the Cardinal are going to advance to the Super Regionals, though, they will have to play better than they did this weekend.
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.
This weekend softball (31-13, 7-8 Pac-12) will take on No. 2 UCLA (43-2, 17-1 Pac-12), arguably the Cardinal’s toughest opponent yet, in Stanford’s final regular season home series.
This weekend, the softball team (31-10, 7-5 Pac-12) hosts Arizona State (25-17, 5-10 Pac-12) in a three-day series that could launch Stanford into the elite echelon of the conference. In the Pac-12, it appears there are three tiers of teams shaping up: the power houses: Arizona, UCLA and Washington, the mediocre teams: California, Oregon State,…
After a convincing 2-1 home series win over Utah a week ago, No. 26 women’s softball (30-10, 7-5 Pac-12) travelled to No. 3 Arizona (38-7, 15-0 Pac-12) this weekend. The Cardinal entered the game with the best team record since 2010, but were clobbered by the Wildcats in a three-game sweep.
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.
Stanford softball (6-2, 0-0 Pac-12) won two out of three games played at the Demarini Invitational hosted at Stanford from Thursday to Sunday with wins over Pacific University and Iowa State and a loss to Colorado State.