Thursday Notebook - 5/1/08
May 1, 2008
Missy Penna needs 31 K's this weekend to match Dana Sorensen's single-season strikeout record and 32 to break that record. Penna has 327 strikeouts on the year, and is on pace to shatter Sorensen's 358-K record that was set in 2004.
Stanford has beat 14 opponents by eight or more runs this season. Every time the team run-rules an opponent from now on, a new school record is set (previous was 13 run-rules in 2005 and 1999).
Rosey Neill continues her run towards a program record for single-season homeruns. Neill leads the Pac-10 in homeruns (17), is seventh in the nation and just two short of Michelle Smith's program record (19) set in 2005. Smith needs just two more homeruns to become the second player in school history to hit 40 homeruns in her career.
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 46 in 2008. As a team, Stanford has walked more times than any team in school history (231). Still just a junior, Coon is 11 walks short of match Sarah Beeson's school career record (115).
Stanford has registered an extra-base hit in 47 of its 52 games this season. The Cardinal has also scored a run in 48 of its 52 games.
Alissa Haber, who leads Stanford with 14 doubles this year, needs just one more to match her total from last year and make Stanford's single-season top-10 list. She needs just two more doubles to find herself among the school's career top-10 in the category as just a sophomore. Having already surpassed her team-leading run total from last year with 43 runs, Haber needs just two more hits to reach her team-leading hit total from 2007 as well.
Tricia Aggabao and Alissa Haber are both close to earning spots among the school's single-season top-10 for runs scored. Haber (43) needs to score just once more to make the top-10, while Aggabao (42) needs to score twice more.
Stanford is looking to complete sweeps of both of the Oregon schools this weekend. Stanford last swept Oregon in 2005 and Oregon State in 2004. Stanford has never swept both Oregon and Oregon State in the same year since the conference began playing three-game series' in 2000.
With a win against Oregon State on either Saturday or Sunday, Stanford will win its fourth Pac-10 series of the year, matching the second-highest total in school history. In 2005, Stanford won six of seven series' to claim its only Pac-10 title.