softball-d1 flag

Stanford Athletics | May 7, 2017

Pancino throws one-hitter as Stanford dominates No. 7 Washington

  Kiana Pancino threw a one-hitter to lead Stanford in a dominating performance against No. 7 Washington.

SEATTLE – Kiana Pancino held No. 7 Washington to one hit to lead Stanford to a dominating 6-0 victory Saturday afternoon at the Husky Softball Stadium.

Pancino (6-5) was pitching a perfect game through 4.1 innings before it was broken up by a double by the Huskies' (39-11, 12-8 Pac-12) Taylor Van Zee in the fifth inning. That's all the freshman would give up, retiring the next eight batters to secure the win.

It is the Cardinal's (19-28, 2-18 Pac-12) first victory against a top-10 opponent since Feb. 14, 2015, when it defeated No. 3 Alabama, 4-1.

Pancino did not permit a walk and primarily let her defense work, tallying only two strikeouts. Her defense did not let her down and made every play it was tasked with.

Hannah Howell and Bessie Noll highlighted the defensive effort with diving catches in left and center field, respectively. Howell's was particularly important, coming with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning to preserve Pancino's perfect game at the time.

Noll's catch came with two outs in the seventh inning and ended the game.

The Cardinal's pitching and defense has been excellent against Washington through the first two games, limiting the Huskies to one run on seven hits in 14.0 innings.
Stanford's offense racked up 10 hits and delivered in clutch moments throughout the game. The Cardinal hit .429 (3-for-7) with runners in scoring position and produced five of its six runs with two outs.

Washington starter, Samantha Manti (7-2), had trouble containing Stanford's offense allowing six runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings. Her defense did not help her out, committing three errors that resulted in four unearned runs for Stanford.

Kristina Inouye and Whitney Burks paced the Cardinal at the plate. Inouye went 4-for-4 with two RBIs, while Burks when 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two-RBI single. It was Burks' team-leading seventh homer on the season.

Kylie Sorenson extended her hitting streak to 11 games with a leadoff double in the top of the first inning.

The Cardinal had opportunities to add additional runs but left runners stranded in each of the first six innings. Stanford went down in order in the top of the seventh, snapping a 15-inning streak with at least one batter reaching base, dating back to the sixth inning of last Sunday's matchup against No. 12 UCLA.

Stanford will go for its first Pac-12 series victory since 2013 Sunday at noon (PT).
 

It's been more than 423 days since Stanford won the women's volleyball title. It somehow seems longer

Stanford is a defending volleyball champion unlike pretty much any other. Coach Kevin Hambly sat down with NCAA.com to discuss the challenges of 2021 and what to expect the rest of this season.
READ MORE

1 thing to know about every team in the women's basketball top 16 reveal

Here are the essential elements of every women's college basketball team in the Selection Committee's first top-16 reveal of the 2021 season.
READ MORE

UConn, South Carolina, Stanford and Louisville earn top seeds in first 2021 committee reveal

With a month of the season remaining before Selection Monday, the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee has tabbed UConn, South Carolina, Stanford and Louisville as the No. 1 seeds in the first top-16 early reveal.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners