BRIEF: Softball wins seventh straight

April 20, 2011, 1:33 a.m.

The Stanford softball team is getting hot at the right time. The 10th-ranked Cardinal won its seventh consecutive game yesterday, a 6-1 win at Pacific.

BRIEF: Softball wins seventh straight
Freshman right fielder Michelle Prong, above, had two hits and two RBI in Stanford's win (IAN GARCIA-DOTY/The Stanford Daily).

Stanford (31-8, 5-3 Pac-10) scored three unearned runs in the top of the first inning—two on a two-out single by freshman right fielder Michelle Prong—and never looked back. The Cardinal tacked on two more runs in the second inning, the first coming on a leadoff home run by junior third baseman Jenna Becerra.

Sophomore righthander Teagan Gerhart (17-6) picked up the win in the circle for the Cardinal. She went six innings and allowed one run on four hits while striking out eight. Nikki Armagost (13-9) got the loss for the Tigers, who dropped to 27-15 with the loss.

Stanford will look to continue its five-game conference win streak when it travels to rival Cal this weekend for a three-game series beginning Thursday.


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