No. 8/9 Cardinal Falls to Fullerton, 1-0
March 2, 2007
Fullerton, Calif. - A no-hitter by Titan pitcher Candice Baker led Cal State Fullerton to a 1-0 win over the No. 8/9 Cardinal softballteam tonight in Stanford's second game of the Worth Classic in Fullerton, Calif. A first inning run was all theTitans needed to capitalize on Stanford's offensive drought, and the Cardinal dropped its second game of the dayto fall to 14-4 on the year.
For the second time of the day, the Cardinal gave up a run in the first inning, quickly allowing the lead-off batterto score. Third baseman Jessica Doucette singled to right field to start the inning and was bunted to second byCourtney Martinez. A pair of wild pitches allowed the Titan junior to score, and the home team jumped out to anearly 1-0 lead.
The Titans threatened again in the third inning, after Doucette reached on another lead-off single. With Doucette atsecond, Lauren Lupinetti sent a sharp drive up the middle, and Cardinal second baseman Tricia Aggabao made a divingstop to save the run. Becky McCullough struck out Katie Gollhardt on the next play to hold the Titans scoreless.
Stanford went without a hit for the first time this season. The team drew five walks, and left six runners on base,including two in the third inning. The best chance for the Cardinal came in the fifth inning, when Anna Beardmanadvanced to third on a stolen base and wild pitch.
McCullough tied a season-high with five strikeouts, but the Titans out-hit the Cardinal 7-0.
Stanford resumes play at the Worth Invitational tomorrow, playing back-to-back games starting at 9 a.m. Stanford willmeet the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the first contest, before taking on the No. 8/12 Northwestern Wildcats at 11:15.