No. 24/23 Stanford (23-11, 1-5 Pac-12)
Pacific (11-18, 0-0 WCC)
Friday – 6 p.m. (PT)
Bill Simoni Field – Stockton, Calif.
Polls – Stanford (24th – USA Today/NFCA, 23rd – ESPN.com/USA Softball)
Live Stats – Live in-game statistics will be provided via GoStanford.com
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STANFORD, Calif. – No. 24/23 Stanford will look to end a five-game losing streak and sweep the season series as it travels to Pacific on Friday at 6 p.m. (PT).
The Cardinal (23-11, 1-5 Pac-12) is coming off a three-game series at Arizona State. Stanford held the lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning in two of the three games but was unable to hold on and left the desert without a win.
Despite the tough result, there were plenty of bright spots for the Cardinal. Jessica Plaza led the team offensively, going 5-for-11 (.455) with two home runs, three RBI and three runs. Kayla Bonstrom continued to heat up at the plate, batting .400 (4-for-10) with three walks, an RBI and a run on the weekend. Bonstrom is fourth on the team this season with a .347 batting average.
Madi Schreyer (16-6) continues to carry a majority of the load in the circle and holds a 2.41 ERA with 118 strikeouts in 148.1 innings. Of the 126 hits Schreyer has permitted, just 22 have gone for extra bases.
Stanford defeated Pacific earlier this season, earning an 11-9 decision at home in the Nike Invitational (Feb. 16). The Cardinal went 1-1 against Pacific last season, winning 2-0 at home (March 10) and dropping a 9-6 decision in Stockton, Calif. (April 24). Stanford leads the all-time series against Pacific 25-11.
Taylor Petty leads Pacific offensively with a .349 batting average, followed by Bailey O’Mara (.330) and Megan Foglesong (.328). Petty leads the team in walks (22), while O’Mara paces the team with 41 total bases and Foglesong boasts a team-best .534 slugging percentage.
Tori Shepard (4-7) and Dani Bonnet (6-5) have split a majority of the time in the circle and hold ERAs of 3.40 and 4.22, respectively.
Following the Friday matchup at Pacific, the Cardinal will have three days off before beginning a stretch that includes seven games in 12 days.