Thursday Notebook - 5/8/08
May 8, 2008
Missy Penna needs just five K's this weekend to match Dana Sorensen's single-season strikeout record and six to break that record. Penna has 353 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 among the top 15 players in the nation in the category. She is just two short of Michelle Smith's program record (19) set in 2005. Smith needs just one more homerun 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 47 in 2008. As a team, Stanford has walked more times than any team in school history (235). Still just a junior, Coon is 10 walks short of match Sarah Beeson's school career record (115).
Alissa Haber, who leads Stanford with 15 doubles this year, is already on Stanford's single-season top-10 list. She needs just three more doubles to find herself among the school's career top-10 in the category as just a sophomore.
Tricia Aggabao, Maddy Coon and Alissa Haber are all close to earning spots among the school's single-season top-10 for runs scored. Haber and Coon (43) need to score just once more to make the top-10, while Aggabao (42) needs to score twice more.
If Stanford beats Arizona twice this weekend, the team will win its fifth Pac-10 series of the year, the second-highest total in school history. In 2005, Stanford won six of seven series' to claim its only Pac-10 title. It would also be the first time in school history that Stanford has taken a series from the Wildcats.
Stanford needs to win two of its three games this weekend to secure third place in the Pac-10, the third-highest finish in school history. Stanford tied for first in the Pac-10 in 2005, and tied for second in 2004.Stanford took third in 1998 and 2001 to round out its highest finishes.