St. Mary’s shocks Card 5-2

April 17, 2013, 10:30 p.m.

No. 15 Stanford softball certainly wasn’t expecting a loss on Wednesday night when it played host to Saint Mary’s, a team that had a 2-9 road record coming into the contest.

(IAN GARCIA-DOTY/The Stanford Daily)
Senior Sarah Hassman (above) batted in a run to take a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning, but St. Mary’s battled back on Wednesday for a stunning 5-2 win at Smith Family Stadium. (IAN GARCIA-DOTY/The Stanford Daily)

But the Gaels got the best of the Cardinal in the midweek matchup, with freshman pitcher Kelsey Stevens giving up three earned runs in four innings of work and senior Teagan Gerhart allowing two runs in relief to pick up the loss.

Saint Mary’s started heating up when Brittany Sabatini hit a solo home run to leftfield in the top of the third. Stanford answered immediately, as sophomore Cassandra Roulund’s single in the bottom of the inning brought sophomore Leah White home from second.

The Cardinal briefly broke the 1-1 tie when senior Sarah Hassman batted in pinch runner Tylyn Wells in the fourth, but Saint Mary’s came roaring back with two runs off a solo shot and a sacrifice fly to take the lead for good.

Stanford hopes to bounce back this weekend when it travels to Washington for a three-game series. Friday’s first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Contact George Chen at gchen15 “at”

George Chen is a senior staff writer at The Stanford Daily who writes football, football and more football. Previously he worked at The Daily as the President and Editor in Chief, Executive Editor, Managing Editor of Sports, the football beat reporter and a sports desk editor. George also co-authored The Daily's recent book documenting the rise of Stanford football, "Rags to Roses." He is a senior from Painted Post, NY majoring in Biology. To contact him, please email at [email protected].

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