Thursday Notebook - 4/10/08

April 10, 2008

• Head Coach John Rittman needs just one win to reach the 500th of his career. Rittman is 499-231-3 (.683) for his career, making him one of the top-25 winningest Division I softball coaches of all-time.

• Stanford needs just one win to match the team's win total from last year. Stanford could secure its tenth 40-win season as soon as next Saturday.

• Stanford has beat 12 opponents by eight or more runs this season. The team needs to run-rule just one more team to match the program record (13) reached in 2005 and 1999.

• Rosey Neill continues her run towards a program record for single-season homeruns. Neill leads the Pac-10 in homeruns (16), is third in the nation (0.39 per game) and is just three short of Michelle Smith's program record (19) set in 2005. Neill's next homerun will tie her with Kira Ching for sixth place on the career chart. Smith needs just two more homeruns to become the second player in school history to hit 40 homeruns in her career.

• Maddy Coon is eyeing 100 in three offensive categories. Her next run will be the 100th of her career, as will her next walk. Coon needs six more RBI to reach 100. She would be the 10th player in school history to score 100 runs, the second to walk 100 times and the eighth to record 100 RBI.

• Michelle Smith needs just two assists to reach 400 for her career. The senior would join Cardinal greats Lauren Lappin, Michelle Schneider and Robin Walker as the only players to accomplish the feat.

• Rosey Neill needs just one more RBI to join the program's top-10 single-season RBI list. She enters the weekend with a team-high 43 on the year. Just a sophomore, Neill is only eight RBI short of joining teammates Maddy Coon and Michelle Smith in the career top-10.

• Tricia Aggabao needs just one double to double her previous career double total this season alone. Stanford needs three doubles to match its total from last year.

• With every walk, Maddy Coon is setting a new program record for single-season walks. She broke the previous record (33) on Mar. 29 and now has 41 in 2008.

• The Cardinal has a history of grand slams against Oregon. Current Cardinal players have hit six grand slams during their careers, and four of those have come against the Ducks. Both of Michelle Smith's career grand slams came in games against Oregon, as did both of Missy Penna's. Erin Howe and Maddy Coon are the only other current Cardinal players who have hit a grand slam in a college game.

• Rosey Neill continues her run towards a program record for single-season homeruns. Neill leads the Pac-10 in homeruns with 14, and is just five short of Michelle Smith's program record (19) set in 2005.

Thoughts From Head Coach John Rittman:

'This weekend is huge for us as far as trying to put a complete series of games together in the Pac-10. Both of these teams will provide a solid test for us, and we look forward to getting back in the swing of things.'

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