No. 12/13 Cardinal Handles Missouri, 5-0
Feb. 16, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - The No. 12/13 Cardinal softball team picked up its second win of the Stanford Invitational tonight, with a 5-0decision over the Missouri Tigers. Jackie Rinehart and Michelle Smith tallied two hits apiece for Stanford, and theteam improved to 6-2 overall. With just two hits to the Cardinal's nine, the Tigers fall to 4-5 on the season.
Stanford made a statement early, using a four-run first inning to jump out to a quick lead. Freshman AlissaHaber walked to lead off the inning and Rinehart moved her to second on a sacrifice bunt. Haber advanced to thirdon a passed ball and scored on a left field single my Maddy Coon. Smith continued the Cardinal rally with a singleto left field, bringing Coon around to third. Freshman Rosey Neill drilled a shot down the left field line to scoreCoon and Tricia Aggabao followed with a single to bring in Smith. Anna Beardman finished off the early scoring run for theCardinal with a single that scored Neill from third.
Stanford added one more run in the second inning. Haber and Rinehart started off the inning with a pair of singles, puttingtwo on for Smith. With two outs, the Stanford junior singled to score Haber from second.
Missy Penna posted her second-straight shutout in the circle for the Cardinal, collecting 11 strikeouts to bring her seasontotal to 48. Coon drove in her team-leading 10th run, finished the day with a .440 average.
Stanford will play its third game of the Invitational tomorrow, taking on the Pacific Tigers at noon. The winner of thethe Stanford-Pacific match-up will face the loser of tomorrow's Santa Clara-Missouri match-up at 2 p.m. Theremaining two teams will face off at 4 p.m. The tournament concludes Sunday, with the championship game set for noon.
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