April 30, 2000
SEATTLE -- The 11th-ranked Stanford softball team (39-14, 5-10 Pac-10) fell to top-ranked Washington (50-5, 12-2 Pac-10) 1-0 in a Pac-10 Conference matchup at the Husky Softball Stadium today. The Cardianl received a strong performance from freshman P Dana Sorensen (20-7), who pitched her team-leading 12th complete game of the season and sophomore OF Jessica Mendoza went 2-for-3 with a stolen base.
The Cardinal had runners in the first four innings of play, with sophomore SS Robin Walker and Mendoza each reaching on base hits in the first inning and a double by freshman DP Maureen LeCocq in the second frame. Junior OF Ramona Shelburne had a bunt single in the third and LeCocq tallied her second hit of the day in the fourth inning.
A lead-off double by Jenny Topping and two Cardinal errors gave Washington a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Washington scored after sophomore SS Robin Walker caught a pop-up off the bat of Kim DePaul and tried to double pinch-runner Jessica Bork up at second. Walker's throw went wide of second base, and the throw back across the diamond was misplayed by junior 3B Jenni Shideler.
Sorensen struckout five batters while walking only two of the 23 batters faced. Sorensen extended her streak of innings without allwoing an earned run to 32.
The Cardinal recorded six hits in the game, while limiting the Huskies to just two. Stanford also stranded six runners on base with three runners left in scoring position.
Stanford will return to action on Tuesday, when they travel to San Jose State to take on the Spartans in a doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.