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Softball Drops Game One Against Stanford

Apr 9, 2021

TEMPE, Ariz. --  Sun Devil Softball (22-10, 4-6) dropped the first of four games against Stanford, 6-2, after the team's dominant 21-run performance against GCU on Tuesday night. The Cardinal (23-8, 4-3) picked up five runs in the first two innings and held onto the lead throughout the game.

Lindsay Lopez who had a team-low 2.39 ERA before tonight, got the start in the circle for ASU, and gave up 10 hits for two unearned and four earned runs.

Coach Ford noted the team's tough loss, "I felt like we weren't ready to play at all today. Not a lot that we did well today and you know we'll have to bounce back and get back out there tomorrow, but I thought that they were grittier than we were tonight. They didn't hit a lot of balls hard, but they put the ball in play, moved runners and kinda played old school softball and we just didn't respond." 

ASU 2, Stanford 6

  • Stanford got out to an early 1-0 lead off an error and Lopez stranded two. ASU threatened but also left a runner on base.
  • At the top of the second the Cardinal singled to right field and brought home one, advancing the lead 2-0. Stanford tacked on four more runs to extend their lead 5-0 at the bottom of the second.The first two Sun Devil batters reached base, and Jazmine Hill doubled down the left field line to make it a 5-1 game. ASU stranded two runners in scoring position. 
  • Sun Devil defense sparked up and got three straight outs after a leadoff Cardinal single. Alynah Torres brought in Kindra Hackbarth from second off an error to cut the Cardinal lead to three.
  • Maddi Hackbarth caught a player stealing at third, but Stanford picked up a run on a solo-homer to extend the lead 6-2. ASU stranded a leadoff hit by pitch.
  • Both teams stayed off the board at the start of the fifth and sixth. 

UP NEXT: ASU remains home for three more games against Stanford with a doubleheader on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. MST and 5:00 p.m. MST, and the series finale Sunday at noon. The three games will all be available to watch via the Arizona State Live Stream. The second game of Saturday's doublheader counts toward the non-conference record.