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Stanford suffers softball setback to host Arizona State

 

Kayla Bonstrom collected three hits and was a triple shy of the cycle in Stanford's 10-4 loss to host Arizona State in a Pac-12 softball contest Sunday in Tempe.

Seven Stanford players combined for 11 hits as both Kaitlin Schaberg and Haley Snyder contributed multi-hit games and combined for three RBI on the day.


Kayla Bonstrom
Bonstrom hit her fifth home run of the season and moved into a tie for fifth-place all-time in Stanford history with 177 RBI.

Snyder (7-13) got the start in the circle and allowed eight runs on 11 hits and two walks over 3 2/3 innings. Carolyn Lee took over in the fourth, limiting the Sun Devils to two runs on two hits the rest of the way. She walked two and struck out one.

Stanford rallied for a run in the top of the fourth inning. Bonstrom led off with a single and moved to second on Schaberg's hit. Snyder plated Bonstrom with a bloop into left field, cutting the Sun Devils' lead to 3-1.

Stanford added three runs in the top of the fifth inning, sparked by Bonstrom's solo shot, her third homer in the past four games. Schaberg and Snyder also drove in runs to make it 8-4.

Bonstrom led off the top of the seventh inning with a double.

The Cardinal returns home next weekend for a three-game series with conference-leader Washington, beginning Thursday at 5 p.m. Saturday's game will be Senior Day with three seniors to be honored.

Women's lacrosse

Stanford earned an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament, its sixth trip in seven years.

The ninth-ranked Cardinal (14-4) travels to Los Angeles for the first two rounds and will open Friday against James Madison, (10-9) the CAA runner-up.

The winner advances to face MPSF champion and fifth-seeded USC (19-0) on Sunday.

These games represent the furthest west an NCAA women's lacrosse tournament game has been held.

Men's crew

On a spectacular Saturday morning during "Opening Day" (representing the official first day of boating season) in Seattle, No. 15 Stanford faced No. 3 Washington and the Russian National Team as part of the Windermere Cup festivities.

The Cardinal varsity eight and second varsity eight took home the silver, while the third varsity eight placed fourth.

"The varsity and second varsity were focused and poised, rowing a great race," Stanford head men's rowing coach Craig Amerkhanian said. "This was a great regatta to get us set for the Pac-12 Championships next weekend. Opening Day in Seattle is a always a great event that attracts thousdands and we were glad to be a part of this year's Windermere Cup."

Stanford's varsity eight took the early lead at the 500 meter mark of the Windermere Cup. Washington surged ahead, pushing its bow ahead to take the lead at 1,000 meters. The Huskies crossed the finish line at 5:41.627 for the open water win. Stanford placed second with a time of 5:48.131, ahead of the Russian National Team (5:58.385).

In the Erickson Cascade Cup, Stanford's second varsity placed second to Washington. The Huskies captured the race with a time of 5:53.428, while the Cardinal finished second with a time of 6:02.221, ahead of third-place Oregon State (6:11.484).

The Cardinal's third varsity eight finished fourth in its race, completing the course in 6:31.798. A pair of Washington entries took the top two spots (5:51.252 and 5:58.838), and Oregon State finished second with a time of 6:14.599.

Pac-12 Network televised the Windermere Cup with the broadcast airing Saturday at 11 a.m.

Stanford will next compete in the Pac-12 Championship on Sunday at Lake Natoma in Gold River,

— Stanford Athletics

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