Neill Homers, Streak Goes On
March 20, 2009
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford brought little offense to its first game back from the finals break, but one hard hit ball by Rosey Neill was all the Cardinal needed to best Princeton, 1-0, and extend its winning streak to 24 games tonight at Smith Family Stadium.
After four scoreless innings, Rosey Neill gave the Tigers a glimpse of the Cardinal's offensive potential. The junior bashed Michelle Tolfa's 1-1 pitch over the center field wall in the fifth inning, putting the game's only run on the board.
Senior pitcher Missy Penna claimed the win for the Cardinal, marking the 100th victory of her career. Penna is just the second pitcher in school history to reach the landmark and is now just five wins shy of Dana Sorensen's school record.
Penna fanned eight Princeton batters in the game, pushing her past two-time Olympian Jennie Finch on the Pac-10's career K chart (1,031).
The Cardinal outhit the Tigers, 6-2. Stanford left four runners on base and had five thrown out on the base paths.
Stanford will be back in action at the Stanford Invitational tomorrow afternoon. The team takes on Winthrop and Santa Clara in a doubleheader beginning at 1:30 p.m.
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