No. 4 Stanford Defeats Oregon Softball 8-0

April 6, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - The University of Oregon softball team (23-22 overall, 1-3 Pac-10) was plagued by stranded runners and an occasional lapse in its pitching Friday, leading to an 8-0 five inning loss to No. 4 Stanford (32-3, 3-1) at Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium in Stanford, Calif.

The Ducks have left 339 runners on base in 45 games played this season - an average of 7.5 runners per game. Against Stanford, Oregon stranded 10 runners but also had seven hits. The Cardinal had seven hits as well, but added a three run home run in the third inning and a two run homer in the fifth inning.

'We just are not getting clutch hits when we need them,' Oregon head coach Rick Gamez said. 'It's not a matter of not having confidence against these teams - we're hitting the ball - it's a matter of not hitting the ball at the right time.'

Sophomore's Lisa Wangler and Alyssa Laux went 2-for-3 on the day and Amber Hutchison, Missy Coe and Kelly Planche added a hit apiece. Oregon got on base in all five innings, but left two runners stranded in the first, second and third innings and left the bases loaded at the end of the fourth.

Wangler (4-6) pitched 4.1 innings, tallying the loss on seven hits and seven runs.

Stanford 8, Oregon 0Oregon 000 00 - 0 7 3Stanford 103 04 - 8 7 2Wangler (4-6), Meashintubby 5 and Planche (UO), Sorensen (18-1) and Allister (S)2B: Beeson (S)HR: Mendoza, Beeson (S)
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