Feb. 14, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 20/22 Stanford softball team (5-2) will play host to the Stanford Nike Invitational Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17, at Smith Family Stadium. Participating teams include CSU Bakersfield, Cal State Northridge, Santa Clara and UC Davis. Admission is free.
Friday, Feb. 15
12 p.m. CSU Bakersfield vs. Cal State Northridge
2:15 p.m. Cal State Northridge vs. Stanford
4:30 p.m. CSU Bakersfield vs. Stanford
Saturday, Feb. 16
9:30 a.m. Santa Clara vs. Cal State Northridge
11:45 a.m. Cal State Northridge vs. Stanford
2 p.m. Santa Clara vs. UC Davis
4:15 p.m. CSU Bakersfield vs. Stanford
6:30 p.m. UC Davis vs. CSU Bakersfield
Sunday, Feb. 17
10 a.m. Cal State Northridge vs. CSU Bakersfield
12:15 p.m. UC Davis vs. Santa Clara
2:30 p.m. UC Davis vs. Stanford
*Home team listed second
SANTA CLARA RECAP: Stanford defeated Santa Clara, 8-0 in five innings, in its home opener on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Senior pitcher Teagan Gerhart threw a one-hitter, registering her first shutout of the season to improve to 3-1. Six different Cardinal players recorded a hit, including senior Sarah Hassman who led the team with two hits and three RBI.
IN THE CONFERENCE: As a team, the Cardinal leads the conference in walks with 26. Stanford is second in the Pac-12 with 57 hits, 35 runs scored and 34 RBI, while ranking fourth in on-base percentage (.380). Pitchers Teagan Gerhart and Kelsey Stevens both rank in the top 10 in ERA and strikeouts. Stevens leads the Pac-12 with 13 batters struck out looking.
Stanford will hit the road again after this weekend, traveling to the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif., Feb. 22-24. The Cardinal will face No. 13/14 Georgia, Oklahoma State, Virginia, Florida State and Syracuse.