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    Pacific Softball: No. 9 Stanford Proves Too Much For Pacific

    Mar 28, 2010
    Closing out play at the Stanford Invitational, the Pacific softball team suffered a tough, 6-0, loss to No. 9 Stanford on Sunday, March 28. The loss dropped the Tigers to 11-17 overall and 1-3 in the tournament while the Cardinal improved to 25-4 on the year.

    After a tough opening loss to start the day, the Tigers fell behind the Cardinal early after giving up a leadoff double to Alissa Haber to start the contest. She and Ashley Hansen, who reached on a walk, would come in to score the first two runs in the game, benefiting from a pair of sacrifices and a wild pitch to do their damage. The Cardinal would further their lead in the second with a single run before putting Pacific away for good with three unearned runs in the fourth while sending all nine batters to the plate in the inning. The Cardinal posted eight hits in the game against Pacific's pitching staff including posting six of their eight hits to lead off all six innings in which they came to the plate.

    Sophomore Gabby McDaniel (Sacramento, Calif.) suffered the loss in the contest as she gave up three hits and three runs in 2.1 innings pitched. To make matters worse, on top of suffering the loss, McDaniel suffered an apparent season-ending leg injury in the third inning while making a play on a pop up that forced her out of the contest. In relief, junior Shaina Brock (Derby, Kan.) gave up two hits and three runs, all unearned, in 2.1 innings while freshman Nikki Armagost (Andover, Kan.) finished the final two innings of the game, relinquishing three hits and no runs while walking one.

    Offensively for the Tigers, Pacific picked up just one hit in the game, a single by sophomore Alexa Rivera (Sacramento, Calif.) in the third inning as they were held in check by Teagan Gerhart. Gerhart struck out seven in seven innings while issuing no walks to face just one batter over the minimum.

    Pacific will be back in action on Wednesday, March 31 at home at Bill Simoni Field when the Broncos of Boise State come to town. The two teams will play a double-header beginning at 1:00pm.