Chinn's 5-inning perfect game lifts Stanford past the Chanticleers


Stanford senior pitcher Ashley Chinn threw a five-inning perfect game in a 10-0 victory over Coastal Carolina and the 12th-ranked Stanford softball team split two games Sunday, the final day of the Stanford Invitational.

The Cardinal (23-4) dropped its first game to San Diego State, 3-2, in eight innings, and then recovered to beat the Chanticleers.

Stanford hosts St. Mary's at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a nonconference contest. The Cardinal hosts Arizona in a three-game Pac-10 series beginning Friday.

Ashley Hansen hit two doubles and drove in three runs during an eight-run first inning in Stanford's romp over the Chanticleers.

Jenna Becerra and Maya Burns each drove in two runs and Danielle Miller had two hits.


Chris Reed squashed a rally and retired all eight batters he faced as 12th-ranked Stanford overcame an early four-run deficit to beat visiting Long Beach State, 6-5, Sunday and win the nonconference series.

Reed came on with the tying run at third in the seventh and got a strikeout and flyout to preserve Stanford's lead. Reed finished with four strikeouts in his 2 1/2 innings and earned his third save.

Stanford (10-6) hosts St. Mary's in a nonconference game Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The Cardinal opens Pac-10 play at Washington State beginning Friday.

Stanford's Scott Snodgress (2-1) got the win in relief with 1 1/3 scoreless innings after A.J. Vanegas pitched a career-best 4 1/3 innings to get Stanford into the sixth.

Stephen Piscotty had two hits and drove in two runs. Brian ragira and Austin Wilson also drove in runs while Tyler Gaffney had two hits.

Women's water polo

Annika Dries and Alyssa Lo each scored four times as top-ranked Stanford beat host UC Davis, 12-6, in a nonconference game Sunday.

Stanford (18-0) plays at No. 3 USC Saturday at noon in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and at UC Irvine for a noon contest Sunday.

Melissa Seidemann had three goals for the Cardinal.


Francesca Bassa earned All-American honors and Stanford finished 10th at the NCAA championships at Ohio State on Sunday.

Bassa earned the honors by finishing fifth in epee.

Women's lacrosse

Karen Nesbitt scored three goals and Lauren Schmidt added two but Stanford lost its first game of the season, 15-10, to host Vanderbilt on Sunday.

The Cardinal (8-1) hosts Brown on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and California on Friday at 7 p.m.


Stanford Sailing picked up a regional win the South Regatta in Southern California scoring a team-low 79 points to lead the field of 29 two-person teams.

Eliza Richartz and McKenzie Wilson skippered the A Division to a low of 27 points, while Molly McKinney skippered the B Division to 52 points, which was fourth-best.

Across the two-day, eight race regatta, Richartz and Wilson won twice, finished second twice and in the top-five in seven of the eight races. McKinney's team had a strong start, finishing in the top-five in four of the first five races, but fell off with a 16th and 10th place finish over two of the final three races.

Notes from the internet

The Golden State Warriors have recalled Palo Alto grad Jeremy Lin from the Reno Bighorns of the Developmental League.

Jeremy Guthrie is officially done for the exhibition season. In his last outing before Friday's regular season opener against the Tampa Bay Rays, Guthrie allowed 12 hits and four earned runs in five innings against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla., on Sunday. Full story on Guthrie here.

Drew Storen is a bright guy, we all know that. He went back to Stanford last fall to continue his pursuit of an engineering degree. He described his pitching mechanics Tuesday afternoon using a word -- "biomechanically" -- plenty of his teammates with the Washington Nationals probably can't even pronounce. Full story on on Storen here.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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