Cardinal Softball Falls To Northwestern 4-2
Feb. 20, 2004
Cathedral City, Calif. - The eighth-ranked Stanford softball team fell to Northwestern, 4-2, in its opening game of the Palm Springs Classic in Cathedral City, California this afternoon. The Cardinal drop to 8-2 overall while the Wildcats improve to 5-2.
Stanford threatened in the top of the sixth when Jackie Rinehart and Katherine Hoffman notched back-to-back infield hits with two outs. Sophomore Catalina Morris came to the plate and worked a full count before lacing a double to right centerfield to score Rinehart and Hoffman to take the lead.
But Northwestern answered with four runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Senior Dana Sorensen (4-2) took the loss for the Cardinal, going six innings while allowing four runs on five hits with 10 strikeouts. Wildcat Eileen Canney (2-1) picked up the win for Northwestern, pitching 6.2 innings with seven strikeouts. Courtnay Foster notched her first save, striking out the final batter.
Northwestern was led by Eryn Manahan who went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored.
Stanford will face Notre Dame tomorrow at 1 p.m. and Coastal Carolina at 3:30 p.m. in continued action.