Stanford Blanks Sacramento State, 3-0
April 2, 2008
Stanford, Calif. - Junior shortstop Maddy Coon cracked a triple and a homerun to account for all three Cardinal RBI, lifting the No. 7/7 Stanford softball team (33-5) to its 33rd win of the year today at Shea Stadium in Sacramento. The Cardinal's 3-0 blanking of Sacramento State (18-13) was the team's 17th shutout of the year.
Junior pitcher Missy Penna (22-4) went six innings and struck out eight batters before being relieved by freshman Ashley Chinn in the seventh inning. Chinn fanned two of the four batters she faced, and earned her first career save.
Stanford outhit Sacramento State, 4-2, and Coon went 2-for-2 with three RBI to lead the Cardinal offense. The junior shortstop also walked twice in the game, boosting what was already a record walk total to 37 on the year. Senior Tricia Aggabao and sophomore Alissa Haber each went 1-for-3 to round out the hits for Stanford.
It took a trip through the order, but on Stanford's second run through the lineup, the Cardinal finally got on the board. Haber drove her team-leading tenth double of the year to right center field on the second at bat of the third inning, and with two outs, Coon crushed her fourth homerun of the season to dead center field. The blast was the 17th of the Cardinal shortstop's career, and moved her into the company of the school's top-10 career RBI leaders.
In the sixth inning, Coon was back at work, sending her second career triple to the wall in right center. Aggabao led off with a walk, and scored easily on the hit to give Coon her 94th career RBI. Stanford proceeded to load the bases with two walks, but left them that way, stranding three of its eight runners left of base in the game.
Stanford returns to the field on Friday, meeting UCLA in Los Angeles at 1 p.m. The Cardinal will head from there to Seattle to play the Washington Huskies in a pair of Pac-10 contests, Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at noon.