#15 Softball Comes From Behind To Knock Off #5 Stanford
March 31, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. - The 15th-ranked Washington softball team score three runs in the sixth and two in the seventh to come-from-behind and defeat #5 Stanford, 5-1, Saturday at the Smith Family Softball Stadium. With the win, the Huskies moved to 24-11 and 2-0 in Pac-10 play, while Stanford fell to 31-3 and 1-1 in conference play.
Stanford got on the board first, scoring a run on a two-out single to right field by first baseman Sarah Beeson to score Robin Walker from second base.
After seeing two runners reach third base in the first five innings, Washington finally converted when senior Christie Rosenblad (Fillmore, Calif.) singled to left field to score pinch runner Traci Tawney (Fall City, Calif.) from second base. Senior Kim DePaul (Tomball, Texas) then followed with a two-run single to drive in freshman Amanda Oleson (Agoura Hills, Calif.) and Rosenblad, who had advance to second on the throw home.
Sophomore Jaime Clark (Tustin, Calif.), who celebrated her 20th birthday Saturday, later added a pair of insurance runs with a two-run home run, her eighth four-bagger of the year, in the top of the seventh to advance the score to 5-1 Huskies. Stanford got one runner to reach base in the bottom of the inning, but a ground ball to Rosenblad at second ended the game.
UW freshman pitcher Tia Bollinger (Santa Ana, Calif.) pitched a complete game, striking out four while allowing six hits to move to 22-2 on the season. Stanford pitcher Maureen LeCocq fell to 11-2 overall as the Cardinal lost their first game since March 9.
The Huskies, who also upset third-ranked California in the Pac-10 opener Friday, will play another single game at Stanford on Sunday at 1 p.m.