Thursday Notebook - 4/24/08
April 24, 2008
Missy Penna needs just seven strikeouts this weekend to reach 800. Still just a junior, she would be just the second player in school history to reach the milestone (three-time All-American Dana Sorensen is the other).
Stanford has beat 14 opponents by eight or more runs this season. Every time the team run-rules an opponent from now on, a new school record is set (previous was 13 run-rules in 2005 and 1999).
Rosey Neill continues her run towards a program record for single-season homeruns. Neill leads the Pac-10 in homeruns (17), is third in the nation and just two short of Michelle Smith's program record (19) set in 2005. Smith needs just two more homeruns to become the second player in school history to hit 40 homeruns in her career.
With every walk, Maddy Coon is setting a new program record for single-season walks. She broke the previous record (33) on Mar. 29 and now has 45 in 2008. As a team, Stanford has walked more times than any team in school history (220).
With 29 wins on the year, Missy Penna has already posted more victories than any season in her career. The junior needs just one more win to hit 30 and would be just the second player in school history to post a 30-win season. Dana Sorensen's 2004 win total (34) is the school record.
Stanford has registered an extra-base hit in 46 of its 49 games this season. The Cardinal has also scored a run in 46 of its 49 games.
Alissa Haber, who leads Stanford with 14 doubles this year, needs just one more to match her total from last year and make Stanford's single-season top-10 list. She needs just two more doubles to find herself among the school's career top-10 in the category as just a sophomore. Having already surpassed her team-leading run total from last year with 43 runs, Haber needs just four more hits to reach her team-leading hit total from 2007 as well.
Tricia Aggabao and Alissa Haber are both close to earning spots among the school's single-season top-10 for runs scored. Haber (43) needs to score just once more to make the top-10, while Aggabao (42) needs to score twice more.
Stanford has allowed less runs than any team in the Pac-10. The Cardinal has only allowed only one opponent to score more than five runs, is 29-1 when scoring first and boasts a perfect 26-0 mark when scoring five or more runs. Missy Penna hasn't allowed an opponent to score more than four runs on her this year.