Stanford Takes First Game Against Washington, 1-0
April 1, 2006
Seattle, Wash. - Stanford (27-5, 1-1) took the first of two games this weekend against the Huskies (25-10, 0-2), 1-0, off of a sacrifice fly by senior catcher Lauren Lappin in the top of the fifth inning. Junior second baseman Lindsay Key scored the winning run for the Cardinal. Freshman pitcher Missy Penna struck out two batters on the way to her 16th victory this season.
The first two innings passed without a run or hit for the Cardinal until Lappin collected a single in the top of the third over the second baseman's head. With two outs, freshman Maddy Coon was hit by a pitch, advancing Lappin to second base. The Cardinal hitters couldn't bring them home and the game remained scoreless.
In the fifth inning, Key got on base with a single past the pitcher. Junior rightfielder Anna Beardman put a bunt down to move Key to second base, also getting on base due to an error by the pitcher. Senior centerfielder Catalina Morris then knocked a single to second base, advancing Key to third, but Beardman was out at second on the play. Lappin hit a sacrifice fly to left field, bringing home Key and putting the Cardinal in the lead, 1-0.
Pitcher Danielle Lawrie was walked on base for Washington in the bottom of the sixth inning and Hansen entered the game to pinch run at first base. Two Husky batters popped out and freshman third baseman Michelle Smith threw the next out at first base to end the inning runless.
With two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Key was walked on base. Beardman popped a single to center field, advancing to second on the throw. Key moved to third on the play, but the half inning ended without another Stanford run.
Sarah Hyatt knocked a double to the right center fence for the Huskies to open the bottom of the seventh inning. Coon threw out a runner at first, but Aimee Minor hit a single to left field to move pinch runner Lauren Greer to third base. On a full count, Penna struck out Washington's Dena Tyson for the second out. Smith threw out Alicia Matthews at first to end the game for a Cardinal victory.
Penna improves to 16-2 after striking out two batters, walking two and allowing three hits in seven innings. Washington's Lawrie struck out 12 batters and walked four as she moved to 14-6 on the season.
At the plate, Key was 1-2 with one run and Lappin was 1-2 with one RBI.
Stanford will play its final game of the weekend against the Huskies tomorrow at 1:00 pm.
Score by Innings R H E-----------------------------------------Stanford............ 000 010 0 - 1 3 0Washington.......... 000 000 0 - 0 3 1-----------------------------------------