Drake edges Stanford, 5-4

first_imgJunior Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) pitched 7.0 innings for her sixth win of the season (6-4). Smith gave up four runs (two earned) on nine hits with one walk and one strikeout. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Drake University softball team earned its second-straight walk-off win as sophomore Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) drove in freshman Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) with a double to defeat Stanford, 5-4, on Sunday afternoon at the Easton Crimson Classic. Saturday night the Bulldogs had a walk-off double by senior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) to beat Jacksonville, 2-1. Next Game: The Bulldogs were led Sunday by senior Kaitlyn Finneran (Morrison, Ill.) who went 3-3 at the plate with two runs batted in. Freshmen Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) and Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) and junior Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) each added two hits and the Bulldogs finished with 12 for the game. Drake also nabbed six stolen bases, including two from Alexander. Drake (14-8) earned the victory over Stanford (12-8) after dropping a 9-0, five-inning game on Friday against the Cardinal. vs. Green Bay 3/10/2017 – 5:30 PM Stanford took an early 2-0 lead in the third inning before Drake responded with a three-run fourth inning. Stanford answered in the sixth with a pair of RBI doubles to lead 4-3 before Finneran’s double tied the game at 4-4 in the sixth inning. Live Stats Full Schedule Roster Preview Drake plays its final non-conference regular season tournament next weekend at the Jayhawk Invitational hosted by Kansas. Drake will play five games in Lawrence, Kan. from Mar. 10-12, opening the invitational against UMKC on March 10 at 1 p.m.Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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