PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Pacific softball team fell to Stanford in the first day of the Demarini Invitational.
Following a night of showers and rain delay, the Tigers dropped a 6-1 decision Thursday night against the Pac-12 hosts. UOP moves to 2-4 on the season while the Cardinal improve to 5-1.
The Orange and Black return to Boyd and Jill Smith Family Field tomorrow morning with a 10:00 AM matchup against Portland State (2-4) and 12:15 PM game against Colorado State (3-1).
Pacific vs. Stanford - In Case You Missed It:
- Pacific got off to a hot start as the Tigers were ignited off a Bradi Kooyman double to right field in the first inning driving in freshman Jessica Mabrey to home plate to get in front of the Cardinal, 1-0.
- Stanford regained the lead in the bottom half of the inning, however, scoring three runs off a double and one run off an RBI-single to pull ahead, 4-1.
- The Tigers would leave two runners on base in the second inning but would end the frame scoreless. Following a slight rain delay, the Tigers had another opportunity to drive in a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh but the Cardinal would halt UOP to take the victory.
- Hailey Reed would make her third start of the season on Thursday. Reed finished with just four hits and six strikeouts in 5.0 innings of work. Bethany Hammer would come in relief for the junior utility and register 2 K's in just 1.0 full inning.
- The Tigers would outhit the Cardinal, 5-4, in the weekday affair but unfortunately could not capitalize on their hits.
- Bradi Kooyman carried the Tigers' offense on Thursday night tallying two doubles to lead her team. The junior first baseman holds a team-best seven hits and .389 batting percentage early on in the season. The Lodi, Calif. native also has three doubles on the year.
- Hailey Reed recorded six K's for the Orange and Black against Stanford. the Topeka, Kansas product has 24 to lead the team this season, tallying at least 5 or more strikeouts in her three starts.
Up Next For the Tigers:
- The Tigers battle it out in day two of the Demarini Invite with a double-header against Portland State and Colorado State.
- The Vikings are 2-4 this year coming off a two-game losing streak to Marshall and Cal Poly.
- Colorado State boasts a record of 3-1 coming into the weekend tournament with wins against Abilene Christian and UTSA.
Tickets/Demarini Classic Info:
- Tickets to the Demarini Invite games this weekend can be purchased online, or on gameday at the box office.
- The entirety of the tournament will be streamed online by the Pac-12 Network.
- Live stats and social media coverage will also be available for each game of the Demarini Classic.
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