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Cardinal survives wild softball ride to upset No. 2 Bruins

 

Kayla Bonstrom, Cassandra Roulund and Hannah Winter each drove in three runs as the Stanford softball team beat host UCLA, 12-9, in a Pac-12 Conference contest Friday night.

Kylie Sorenson also drove in a run for the Cardinal (4-15, 29-21), which ended an 11-game winning streak for the second-ranked Bruins.

Freshman Madi Schreyer (21-12) pitched a complete game, but needed 198 pitches, 102 strikes, to get the job done.

Stanford had to hold on for dear life as the Bruins brought the winning run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh.

UCLA took advantage of three hit by pitches, two walks and two hits to score five runs, all with two outs.

Stanford survived the gut-wrenching inning to hand UCLA just its fifth loss of the year by scoring 12 runs, the most allowed by the Bruins this season.

Bonstrom tripled and Sorenson singled to produce a pair of runs in the top of the seventh for Stanford, which won its second straight and four of the last seven overall.

The teams meet again Saturday at 3 p.m., to be televised as part of a Stanford package on ESPNU. The NCAA men's volleyball championship between Stanford and Loyola-Chicago will be aired at 5 p.m., with the Stanford-UCLA baseball game to follow at 7 p.m.

The Cardinal scored three runs in the first and never trailed. Bonstrom singled home a run, Winter was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Roulund scored on a passed ball.

Stanford tacked on five more runs in the second. Bonstrom drove in one run, Roulund singled home a pair of runs, Winter walked with the bases loaded and Roulund, again, scored on a passed ball.

Leah White scored three runs and added two hits as Stanford's top five hitters went 9 for 20 with 11 runs scored and seven RBI.

Erin Ashby and Tylyn Wells each added a pair of hits.

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