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Snyder pitches, slugs Stanford women to softball victory

 

Stanford sophomore Haley Snyder helped her own cause and delivered a strong all-around performance as the Cardinal offense came alive to earn an 11-3 run-rule victory over visiting Pacific in a nonconference softball contest on Wednesday evening.

Snyder (7-7) was confident in the circle and paced the Cardinal (13-17) offensively. She held the Tigers to three runs on eight hits, walking one and recording four strikeouts.


Lauren Wegner had 3 hits. Photo by Shirley Pefley/stanfordphoto.com
Snyder contributed at the plate, going 3-for-4, including a home run, with five RBI and two runs scored.

It was Snyder who delivered the game-ending hit, a single through the right side of the infield to plate the 11th run.

Stanford collected 14 hits with nine players registering at least one hit.

Along with Snyder, Whitney Burks (2-for-3) and Lauren Wegner (3-for-3) recorded multi-hit games.

The 11 runs are the most the Cardinal has scored since a 14-6 victory in six innings at Hawai'i on March 5. Bessie Noll, who had played since, returned and started in center field.

The Tigers scored single runs in each the second, third and fourth.

Snyder put Stanford in front, 3-2, with her second home run of the year in the bottom of the third. She hit a first-pitch, two-out home run over the left-center field wall.

After Pacific tied the game, Stanford loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth and proceeded to score seven runs on seven hits.

Pinch hitter Savannah Schulze led off the fifth with a single. After Kylie Sorenson drew a walk and both runners advanced on a wild pitch, Snyder singled through the right side of the infield to bring Schulze home and secure the victory.

Stanford continues Pac-12 play this weekend with a three-game series at UCLA beginning Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

— Stanford Athletics

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