Jan. 29, 2000
STANFORD, Calif. - Sophomore first baseman Sarah Beeson (Tucson, AZ/Canyon del Oro HS) went 4-for-8 with a home run, two doubles and five RBI to lead No. 21 Stanford to a sweep of San Francisco State 9-1 and 11-1 (6 innings) at the Stanford Softball Complex Saturday afternoon. The doubleheader was the season-opener for both teams.
Freshman Dana Sorensen (San Diego, CA/Scripps Ranch HS) (1-0), a two-time high school All-American, allowed only one run on two hits in five innings to get the win in the opener. Freshman Jaime Forman-Lau (San Jose, CA/Archbishop Mitty HS) faced only nine batters over three innings, striking out the side in the seventh to earn the save. Freshman second baseman Maureen LeCocq (Woodland Hills, CA/Chaminade Prep) had a two-run single in the first to get things rolling. Beeson added an RBI single in the fourth to cap a four-run inning and added a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth. Junior outfielder Ramona Shelburne (West Hills, CA/El Camino Real HS) was 2-for-3 in the opener, recording an infield hit from each side of the plate.
Forman-Lau started the second game in the circle, retiring six straight batters before LeCocq took over. LeCocq (1-0) pitched the final four innings, allowing only one run on two hits before the game was called in the bottom of the sixth due to the 10-run rule. Beeson was 2-for-4 for the second straight game, with RBI doubles in the first and fifth. LeCocq helped her own cause with a two-run double in the Cardinal's five-run fifth, and added an RBI in the sixth with a two-out, bases-loaded walk that gave Stanford an 11-1 lead and ended the game. Like Beeson, LeCocq finished with five RBI on the day.
The Gators were led by Angela Torres, who had two of their four hits and drove in both runs. Torres (0-1) pitched a complete game to take the loss in the opener, while Lisa Delsman (0-1) started the second game and went five innings.
The Cardinal is off for nearly two weeks before returning to action at the Fiesta Bowl Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz, Feb. 11-13. San Francisco State returns to action Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Turlock for a CCAA doubleheader against Cal State Stanislaus.