Stanford-Arizona Contest Halted After 12
April 29, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford and Arizona softball teams played 12 scoreless innings today at Smith Family Stadium before thegame was finally called due to travel time constraints. Arizona was out-hitting Stanford 10-3 when the gameended after three hours and 20 minutes, but the Cardinal had earned 10 walks off of Wildcat ace Taryne Mowatt toeven the runners left on base at 12-12.
Stanford put at least one on in 11 of the 12 innings, and put runners in scoring position six times. Stanford'sclosest chance came when pinch runner Anna Beardman reached third on a wild pitch in the ninth inning, but theCardinal couldn't bring her in. Stanford also had a two-on, one-out situation in the sixth inning, but Mowatt struckout two-straight batters to end the inning.
Arizona put runners on in 10 of the 12 innings, but Stanford found a way to hold the Wildcats in checkeach time. In the fourth inning, Arizona put runners at the corners with one out, after a Laine Roth single anda throwing error by the Cardinal infield. The Wildcats tried a squeeze play at the plate, but Penna calmly fieldedSam Banister's bunt and threw out Roth at the plate. Penna then fanned K'Lee Arredondo to end the inning.
Stanford pitcher Missy Penna struck out 11 batters and allowed just three walks. Tricia Aggabao extended her hittingstreak to five games with a single in the third inning. Senior Jackie Rinehart and junior Erin Howe wereresponsible for Stanford's remaining two hits.
Stanford heads to Seattle on Friday to play the rubber game with the Washington Huskies, before meeting UCLA fortwo games in Los Angeles, Saturday and Sunday.