Stanford Drops Game To Baylor, 5-2

Feb. 25, 2006

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Palm Springs, Calif. - After leading the Bears by two runs through five innings, Stanford fell to Baylor today, 5-2. Baylor scored three runs in the top of the sixth to beat the Cardinal. Senior outfielder Catalina Morris scored her fourth home run of the season.

Both teams completed three innings without a run until Stanford came up to bat in the fourth. Sophomore rightfielder Anna Beardman got on base after she was hit by a pitch. Morris then stepped up and slammed a home run over the centerfield fence to score both runners, her fourth home run of the season. The Cardinal ended the fourth inning ahead, 2-0.

Stanford had a chance to score again in the fifth with two runners on base. Junior leftfielder Jackie Rinehart got on base with a single to centerfield, followed by freshman pitcher Missy Penna who reached on a fielder's choice. Sophomore catcher Erin Howe singled to advance the runners, but Rinehart was thrown out at home on the play.

Baylor's Kelly Osburn knocked a home run over the centerfield fence in the sixth inning to score Lisa Ferguson, who got on base with a triple. Brette Reagan hit a second home run for the Bears over left center to put Baylor ahead, 3-2. In the top of the seventh, Baylor's Chelsi Lake homered down the left line to bring home Jordan Daniels. Stanford completed the bottom of the seventh scoreless and Baylor finished the game ahead, 5-2.

Penna pitched six innings for the Cardinal, striking out three batters, walking just one and giving up four hits. Sophomore pitcher Becky McCullough entered to pitch in the seventh for Stanford, striking out one, walking none and giving up no hits.

Morris was 2-3 at the plate with one run and two RBI. Beardman was 1-2 with one run scored.

Stanford concludes the Palm Springs Classic tomorrow versus No. 25 LSU at 9:00am, to be aired tape-delayed on ESPNU. The game will be televised at 1:00pm on Monday, February 27.

Score by Innings                  R  H  E-----------------------------------------Baylor.............. 000 003 2 -  5  4  2Stanford............ 000 200 0 -  2 10  1-----------------------------------------

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