Stanford Softball Downs Illinois 3-1
March 25, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - Freshman Becky McCullough picked up a win in the circle and tallied two RBI as the fifth-ranked Stanford softball team defeated Illinois, 3-1, this afternoon at Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium. The Cardinal improve to 22-4 on the year while the Fighting Illini drop to 13-11.
Stanford scored three runs in the bottom of the first. Catalina Morris led off with a single through the rightside. Freshman Tricia Aggabao followed that with an infield single to put runners on first and second. Lauren Lappin laid down a bunt for a hit to load the bases. with one out, Leah Nelson drew a walk as Morris came home. Becky McCullough then hit a single to centerfiled, scoring Aggabao and Lappin.
Illinois got one run back in the top of the second on a solo homerun by Jenna Hall.
Becky McCullough improved to 5-0 overall with her win today. The freshman hurler scattered four hits over seven innings with a career-high 11 strikeouts. Mary Miller (8-5) took the loss for the Fighting Illini, allowing three runs on six hits over six innings of work.
Stanford closes out tournament play with UNLV tomorrow at 1 p.m.