Fourth-Ranked Bruins Chop Down the Cardinal
April 27, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - Senior Krista Colburn and sophomore Megan Langenfeld each had home runs and senior Anjelica Selden tossed a three-hitter with seven strikeouts, as the fourth-ranked Bruins completed a three-game season sweep of #7 Stanford with a 4-1 win on Sunday at Smith Family Stadium.
The Bruins move to 41-5 overall on the season and 13-2 in league play, while the Cardinal fall to 42-10 and 7-8 in Pac-10 action.
Freshman Samantha Camuso went 3-for-4, while Langenfeld and freshman GiOnna DiSalvatore each had 2-for-4 efforts, as the Bruins pounded out 10 hits. Selden allowed just one run and one walk to improve to 20-3 on the year.
For the 25th time this season, the Bruins scored in their first at-bat, improving to 25-0 when crossing home plate in the first inning. With one out, Colburn was hit by a pitch and junior Amanda Kamekona reached on an infield single to short to put a pair aboard. Freshman Amy Crawford came in to run for Colburn at second, but wasn't on the bases for long, as Langenfeld sent a 2-1 pitch over the right-field wall and into the adjacent field hockey stadium for her fifth homer of the season to put the Bruins on top 3-0.
In the second, the Cardinal rallied with two outs to trim the deficit to 3-1. Maddy Coon doubled to left and moved to third on a wild pitch. Selden would retire the next two batters on a strikeout and pop up, but Shannon Koplitz singled up the middle to bring in Coon.
Colburn increased the Bruins' advantage to 4-1 in the seventh, belting a leadoff home run for her first jack of the season.
Missy Penna went the distance for Stanford, allowing four runs, 10 hits and one walk with seven strikeouts. Coon had two of Stanford's three hits.
The Bruins are back at Easton Stadium for their final regular-season home series next weekend, taking on Arizona on Friday at 1 p.m. and Arizona State on Saturday (3 p.m.) and Sunday (12 p.m.).