April 19, 2006
Stanford, CA- In the bottom of the ninth inning, Stanford's Lauren Lappin who was pinch running for Maddy Coon, who reached base on a double down the left field line, scored on a throw from first base to end the game with a 1-0 decision. Kate Albaugh started for the Gaels, throwing the first 6 1/3 innings from the circle, allowing one run on five hits and striking out two to tag her with the loss. After the night, Saint Mary's moves to 4-36 on the season while No. 5 Stanford improves to 32-8.
Offensively, Saint Mary's tallied three hits with sophomore Bronwyn Russell going 2-for-4. Senior Eleni Papailias (1-for-2) tallied the other hit for the Gaels in the top of the third when she singled to the short-stop.
Stanford posted one run on five hits with Anna Beardman and Maddy Coon leading the way going 2-for-4 with a double on the night. Catalina Morris (2-for-4) and Michelle Smith tacked on the other hits for the Cardinal.
Stanford's Laura Severson threw the complete game to improve to 6-0 on the season. She allowed three hits and fanned three while walking two.
The Gaels will return to the diamond on Saturday April 22 when they host Loyola Marymount in a Pacific Coast Softball Conference doubleheader. The first pitch of game one is slated for Noon from Cottrell Field.