Grand Slam Powers No. 8 Softball Over No. 17 Stanford 8-2
April 15, 2007
Stanford struck first in the game as they jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first after a walk to Alissa Haber was brought around with a single to right center from Shannon Koplitz and a sac fly from Maddy Coon. The Cardinal added another run in the top of the third as Alissa Haber took a 3-1 pitch deep to center field for a solo shot to put the Cardinal up 2-0.
The rally didn't last long though as ASU took one back in the bottom of the inning as Michelle Smith came home on a wild pitch to put the score at 2-1. The Devils added two in the fifth with RBI singles from Bianca Cruz and Ashley Muenz before ASU went on a scoring spree in the sixth sparked with a solo home run to right center from Mindy Cowles. A single and two walks later, Bianca Cruz dug in with bases loaded to take a 1-0 pitch deep to left center for her third career grand slam, pushing ASU to their final score of 8-2.
The Sun Devils remain at home this week as they host Pac-10 and in-state rival,