Cardinal Tops Bulldogs, 7-4
Feb. 18, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford claimed a second win today over the Drake Bulldogs, 7-4, at the Stanford Inviational I. Sophomore catcher Erin Howe recorded her first home run of the season in the fifth inning, while sophomore outfielder Anna Beardman collected two triples.
The Cardinal went through one scoreless inning until Beardman hit a two RBI triple down the right base line in the second inning to score Jackie Rinehart and Tricia Aggabao. Emily Hajduk answered for Drake with a double to left field and later scored on the throw as teammate Jamie Desjarlais flied out to left field. The Bulldogs scored again in the third when Lindsay Larry hit an RBI single down the right field line, scoring Jaci Faidley. The third inning ended tied, 2-2.
Rinehart got on base with a single to left field to start the fourth inning, advancing to second on a sacrifice fly by Aggabao. Beardman slammed her second triple to center field, scoring Rinehart. Catalina Morris followed with another triple to center field, scoring Beardman, and Stanford moved ahead, 4-2.
Stanford's hot hitting continued in the fifth inning. Michelle Smith got on base with a single to short stop and Rinehart was walked to first. Howe then stepped up and knocked a three RBI home run over the center field fence, scoring Rinehart and Smith. Drake nabbed a run in the fifth with Larry's RBI single up the middle, scoring Kristin Birocci.
Drake scored once more in the bottom of the sixth. Jenna Wilkin hit a double for the Bulldogs and advanced to third on the throw. Wilkins scored on a wild pitch, but two Drake hitters flied out to close the innings.
Beardman ended the game 2-3 at the plate with two triples and three RBI. Rinehart was also 2-3 with three runs scored. Senior Laura Severson completed five innings in the circle, allowing only three runs and striking out two batters. Sophomore Becky McCullough entered the game for the sixth and seventh innings, allowing one run and striking out one batter.
The Cardinal will begin the last day of the Stanford Invitational I tomorrow at 11:30 am versus Sacramento State.
Score by Innings R H E-----------------------------------------Stanford............ 020 230 0 - 7 10 2Drake............... 011 010 1 - 4 7 1-----------------------------------------
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