No. 5 Stanford Grabs 8-0 Win Over BYU In Six Innings
March 11, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - No. 5 Stanford grabbed a second win of the day over BYU, 8-0, in six innings at the Stanford Classic. The Cardinal tallied 15 hits against the Cougars, including six hits in the fourth inning. Freshman pitcher Missy Penna struck out 10 batters, bringing her season total to 104 strikeouts.
Stanford scored first against BYU in the bottom of the first inning. Senior infielder Lauren Lappin was walked to first and later scored on a sacrifice fly from sophomore Michelle Smith to right field. In the top of the second inning, Penna made quick work of the Cougar hitters, striking out three in a row. Penna struck out her 100th batter of the season in the third inning, continuing to hold BYU scoreless.
Sophomore second baseman Tricia Aggabao reached on a fielder's choice in the bottom of the fourth inning, while junior Anna Beardman slammed a single up the middle to get on base. Senior outfielder Catalina Morris followed with another hard single up the middle to advance the runners. With the bases loaded, Lappin stepped up and hit a single up the middle to score Aggabao and Beardman from second base. Freshman infielder Maddy Coon then knocked a double down the left line to score Morris from second base. Stanford scored two more runs with a two RBI single from Smith, bringing home Lappin and Coon and putting Stanford ahead, 6-0.
Penna struck out two more batters in the top of the fifth inning. With the Cardinal up to bat, Penna and Beardman each hit a single to right field to get on base. Morris then popped a short fly over the pitcher to load the bases. Lappin knocked a sacrifice fly out to centerfield to score Penna and increase the Cardinal lead to seven runs.
In the bottom of the sixth, junior leftfielder Jackie Rinehart slapped a hit toward the shortstop to get on base. Penna later hit a single to centerfield, scoring Rinehart from second base on the throw. Stanford ended the game in the sixth inning, 8-0.
Penna improves to 12-2, striking out 10 batters, walking two and allowing one hit in six innings. Coon and Penna were both 3-3 at the plate with one run and one RBI. Lappin was 1-2 with two runs and three RBIs and Smith was 1-3 with three RBIs.
Stanford will play the final game of the Stanford Classic tomorrow against Pacific at 12:00 pm.
Score by Innings R H E---------------------------------------Brigham Young....... 000 000 - 0 1 0Stanford............ 100 511 - 8 15 1---------------------------------------