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Vawter's gem, Cowles power leads Stanford softball to victory

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Teaghan Cowles drove in three runs, including a two-run homer, to help Stanford beat Drake on Sunday. Photo by Karen Ambrose Hickey/

Freshman Alana Vawter pitched a one-hitter over six innings, Teaghan Cowles hit a two-run home run and the Stanford softball team downed Drake 9-0 in the finale of the Stanford Invitational on Sunday.

Kaitlyn Kim drove in four runs, three with her second-inning triple, for the Cardinal (10-2), which hosts Fresno State at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Cowles finished with three RBIs.

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Vawter (3-0), who walked one and struck out two, carried a no-hitter into the sixth, giving up a single with two outs. Cowles’ homer ended the game in the bottom of the sixth.

Cowles and Hannah Howell each had two hits and scored twice. Taylor Gindlesperger drove in a pair of runs and scored twice.

Vawter needed 64 pitches, 44 for strikes, to complete her victory. She induced 14 ground-ball outs and faced one batter over the minimum.


Mikaela Watson scored three goals and No. 20 Stanford beat visiting San Diego State 15-7 in a nonconference victory Sunday, delivering the first win for Cardinal coach Danielle Spencer.

Ali Baiocco, Jacie Lemons and Galen Lew each added a pair of goals for the Cardinal (1-2), which hosts UC Davis at 1 p.m. Saturday. Lew also recorded a pair of assists.

Men’s tennis

Alexandre Rotsaert and Filip Kolasinski each won their singles matches but No. 8 Stanford fell to No. 4 Texas, 4-2, in a competitive consolation match at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Madison, Wisconsin on Sunday.

Rotsaert and Kolasinski each earned their 13th win of the season for the Cardinal (7-3), which hosts San Diego State at 3 p.m. Friday.

Axel Geller and Neel Rajesh won their doubles match but the Longhorns won on court three. Timothy Sah and Sangeet Sridhar fell in a tiebreaker to give Texas (7-2) the early lead.

Stanford took five of six first set in singles play as it looked to mount its comeback. Rotsaert leveled the score, 1-1, with a straight-set win at No. 2 singles, and Kolasinski brought the match to a draw again at 2-2 with his victory on court five, also in two sets.

The three remaining bouts each took a third set to determine the outcome, with Texas picking up wins on courts one and four to claim the win.

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