Softball Falls to Stanford
April 25, 1998
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The third-ranked Washington softball team's 10-game winning streak ended today at the hands of No. 9 Stanford, 2-1 and 1-0. The Cardinal evened its series with UW for the year after the Huskies took two from SU in Seattle earlier this season. UW falls to 36-9 and 11-5, while Stanford improves to 32-13 and 10-8.
In the opener, both teams put together classic one-run innings in the first. UWs leadoff, sophomore Rosie Leutzinger, singled, stole second and advanced to third on freshman Kim DePauls at-bat. Senior Eve Gaw then knocked Leutzinger in on a shot that hit the top of the left field fence. Stanfords leadoff moved around the bases in much the same manner to even the score.
After a quick second inning that saw no hits or base runners, Stanford took the lead in the third when its leadoff doubled and came home on a hit by pitcher Marcy Crouch. The Cardinal managed only one more hit in the game, but the Huskies could not get another player across the plate.
Sophomore Jamie Graves (15-3) took the loss for the Huskies and was relieved by Gaw in the sixth.
The nightcap offered even less offense. Both squads collected four hits, but Cardinal Jenni Shidlers was the most deadly, flying over the left field fence for a solo homer and the only score of the game.
Sophomore Jennifer Spediacci fell to 15-5 while striking out five batters.