March 20, 2008
Stanford, Calif. - If Stanford wins at least three of its four games this weekend, it will hit the 30-win mark at the earliest date in program history. It would mark the first time since 2001, and the third time overall that the Cardinal has recorded 30 wins before the month of April.
Stanford has yet to be shut out this season, scoring in a program-record 29 consecutive games. The previous record was set by the 2002 squad, which scored in 27 straight games between Feb. 24 and Apr. 13.
Stanford has beat 10 opponents by eight or more runs this season. The team needs to run-rule three more teams to match the program record (13) set in 2005 and 1999.
Stanford needs just five team homeruns and 13 team doubles to match its season totals from last year. The team is currently hitting 52 points over last year's batting average, and 29 points above the current program record (.296).
Stanford is 20-0 when the team scores first, and 14-0 when scoring in the first inning. The Cardinal has outhit opponents in 25 of 29 games, scored 5+ runs 19 times and only allowed one opponent 5+ runs.
Missy Penna needs just two strikeouts to reach the 650 career mark. She will be just the second player in program history to do so.
Tricia Aggabao is on the team's longest hitting streak at five games. She needs just two doubles to double her previous career double total this season alone.
Alissa Haber has scored a run in ten consecutive games. She leads the team with 11 multi-hit games.
Maddy Coon needs just one walk to nab a place among the program's single-season top-10. She needs just seven walks to match the program record. Six walks will put her second only to Sarah Beeson on the career chart.
Michelle Smith needs just two more multi-RBI games to match her team-leading total from last year (11).