No. 15/14 Stanford (14-3)
Central Arkansas (6-11)
South Florida (8-5)
Georgia State (7-5)
Central Connecticut State (0-0)
Kennesaw State (6-5)
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STANFORD, Calif. – No. 15/14 Stanford will look to continue its strong start to the 2014 season this weekend when it travels to the South for the Under Armour Invitational hosted at South Florida.
The Cardinal will play five games over three days beginning Friday with matchups against Central Arkansas at 8:45 a.m. (PT) and South Florida at 11:15 a.m. Stanford continues play Saturday against Georgia State at 11:15 a.m. and Central Connecticut State at 1:30 p.m. The Cardinal concludes the weekend of competition Sunday with a 6 a.m. matchup against Kennesaw State.
Stanford went 3-3 last week, picking up a 10-1 mid-week victory at UC Davis before heading to Cathedral City, Calif., for the Mary Nutter Classic. The Cardinal were faced with challenges throughout the Classic but was able to earn wins over Maryland and Syracuse.
Stanford’s 13-game winning streak to begin the season came to a close Saturday when the Cardinal fell to No. 15/15 Baylor, 7-1. Stanford dropped a tough decision Saturday, taking a 3-2 lead into the seventh against No. 23/23 LSU but was unable to hold on, falling 5-3. The weekend concluded with Stanford delivering a terrific team effort against No. 2/3 Tennessee, but the Lady Vols prevailed, 3-1.
Madi Schreyer (11-2) was excellent in the circle for the Cardinal last weekend, throwing four complete games and finishing 2-2. She allowed 11 earned runs on 27 hits and struck out 16 batters in 28.0 innings of work. Schreyer holds a 1.70 ERA, and has allowed 27 runs on 52 hits and 33 walks, and struck out 57 batters in 74.1 innings of work this season.
Leah White had a strong offensive tournament, leading the team in batting average (.429) and on-base percentage (.500). Her six hits over the five games was tied for the most by any Cardinal player. White leads the team in batting average (.451) and hits (23) on the season.
Kylie Sorenson also provided a significant portion of Stanford’s offense last weekend, batting .357 with three doubles, and tying for team highs in RBI (3) and total bases (8). Sorenson leads the Cardinal with eight doubles, is second on the team with 17 RBI and is third on the team with a .404 batting average.
Despite dropping its first three games on the season last weekend, the Cardinal still holds advantages over opponents in runs (122-44), hits (155-84) and total bases (229-109). Of the 84 hits Stanford has allowed, just 12 have gone for extra bases.
Game times, live statistics and results are available via GoStanford.com.