The 11th-ranked Stanford softball team had its season-opening 13-game winning streak snapped as the Cardinal lost to No. 15 Baylor, 7-1, in the second game of Friday's Mary Nutter Classic in Cathedral City.
Freshman Madi Schreyer threw a four-hitter in Stanford's 2-1 victory over Maryland earlier in the day.
Freshman Bessie Noll drove in both of Stanford's runs with a double in the bottom of the third inning.
Schreyer (10-0) has five complete games, 45 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings and an ERA of 0.92.
Baylor scored three runs off Kayla Bonstrom (1-1) in the bottom of the first inning and the Cardinal offense never got going, scoring an unearned run in the top of the sixth.
Bonstrom and Kylie Sorenson each doubled and recorded two hits in the loss.
Stanford (13-1) is still off to its best start since winning 15 straight to open the 2008 season.
The Cardinal plays No. 23 LSU on Saturday in the invitational tournament.
Eric Mochalski had 13 kills and a hitting percentage of .667 to help No. 9 Stanford sweep visiting No. 5 UC Santa Barbara, 25-17, 25-18, 25-17, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match Friday night.
The Cardinal produced a rally-scoring era program record 21.5 blocks, with five players registering at least five blocks -- three with at least seven. Sophomore middle Conrad Kaminski tied his season-best with eight blocks, while senior middle Denny Falls registered a season-high seven. Sophomore setter James Shaw also collected seven blocks with a team-best three in the solo column.
The Cardinal (6-5, 9-5) hosts No. 3 UCLA at 5 p.m. Monday night with a chance to close the gap between itself and the MPSF's top teams.
Brett Michael Doran and Tommy Edman each had two hits and Austin Slater drove in two runs but Stanford fell to Texas, 9-3, in the first of a three-game series on Friday night.
Freshman Cal Quantrill (0-2) may prefer avoiding teams from Texas after he allowed six earned runs in two innings in his start against the 25th-ranked Longhorns.
That comes on the heels of his season-opening start against then No. 15 Rice, when he allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings.
Quantrill carries an ERA of 13.49 as he tries to fit into the Friday night starting role for the Cardinal.
Stanford (2-3) and Texas (4-2) go at again Saturday at noon.
No. 7 Stanford fell to second-ranked Trinity in the opening round of the Howe Cup on Friday at the Jadwin Squash Courts in Princeton, N.J.
The Howe Cup represents the national championship for squash, with the top eight teams competing.
The Cardinal (6-7) plays in the consolation round against No. 6 Cornell on Saturday. Trinity (14-1) will face No. 3 Penn in the semifinals.
The Cardinal, which has finished as high as sixth at the Howe Cup in the past, was without its No. 1 player, Madeleine Gill, for the first match of Nationals.
Freshman CC Ho stepped up into the top spot in the lineup and lost in three sets. It was Ho's first career match at the No. 1 spot.
Sophomore Francesca Fleischer and freshman Julia Olson each provided the toughest competition. Fleischer and Chanel Erasmus of Trinity went toe-to-toe in the second set at the No. 9 position with Erasmus winning 13-11. The loss was the first of the year for Fleischer, whofalls to 5-1.
Olson and Natalie Babjukova also played a close second set at the No. 6 spot with Babjukova coming out on top, 12-10.
Stanford's consolation match on Saturday is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. (PT)