April 8, 1998
STANFORD, Calif.--The 12th-ranked Stanford softball team swept
Santa Clara, 3-0, 5-1 on Tuesday at the Stanford Softball Complex behind
the solid hitting of sophomore catcher Kellie Wiginton. Wiginton went
5-of-7 (.714) on the day with one run scored and one double.
jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning of game one following an RBI
single by pitcher Marcy Crouch. Crouch singled to centerfield to score
shortstop Michelle Schneider. The Cardinal added two runs in the third
inning as Crouch hit a double to left field to score Jennie Foyle and
Schneider. Crouch hit 2-for-3 with three RBI and one double in the first
game. She also picked up the win as the Cardinal shutout the Broncos,
3-0. Crouch (8-4) allowed no runs on five hits while striking out five.
The shutout was Crouch's third in as many outings. Krista Barry recorded
the loss for Santa Clara.
Stanford scored all five runs in the first
inning to defeat the Broncos, 5-1 in the nightcap. Crouch and Acosta
each recorded RBI singles while third baseman Shane Anderson added a
sacrifice fly. Left fielder Ramona Shelburne's single to right field
scored the final two runs for the Cardinal.
Junior Becky Blevins (16-4)
picked up the win for the Cardinal in the second game. Blevins allowed
only one hit and no runs in four innings of work. Shawnterra Moore
recorded the loss for Santa Clara.
The Cardinal improves to 27-8 on the
season while Santa Clara falls to 10-30.
Santa Clara 000 000 0 - 0 5 2
Stanford 102 000 x - 3 9 2
Crouch and Wiginton. Barry and Maynard.
WP--Crouch (8-4). LP--Barry (5-14). 2B-Crouch (S).
Santa Clara 000 001 0 - 1 4 2
Stanford 500 000 x - 5 10 0
Blevins, Schulman (5) and Wiginton, Acosta. 2B-Wiginton. WP-- Blevins (16-4).
LP--Moore (3-9). Records - Santa Clara, 10-30. Stanford, 27-8.