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Cardinal corner: Softball a winner; Phillips earns honor

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Carolyn Lee struck out a career-high nine hitters, Alyssa Horeczko had three hits and the Stanford softball team cruised to an 11-3 victory over visiting Saint Mary’s on Wednesday at Smith Family Stadium.

St. Mary’s (11-24) got one a run in the first but Stanford (22-16) scored four in the second, three in the third and four in the sixth to earn its second straight win.

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Stanford loaded the bases with nobody out in the second. Teaghan Cowles walked to force home the tying run and sophomore Hannah Howell doubled down the left field line to drive in two more Cardinal. Kristina Inouye also drove in a run.

Lee gave up four hits in earning her third win of the season. Horeczko finished 3-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and two stolen bases. Howell added two hits and two RBI, while Wegner finished 1-for-2 with two runs and an RBI, and Arden Pettit scored three times.

Cowles had two more steals and is 16-for-16 on steal attempts this year. It is the best start to a season for a Cardinal since Teagan Gerhart had 22 consecutive steals to start 2011.

Stanford hosts Oregon State at Smith Family Stadium this weekend. Friday’s first pitch is 7 p.m. and features a trading card giveaway as well as a Make-Your-Own visor and poster station.

Saturday’s game is at 5 p.m., and features postgame autographs. Sunday is Little League Day with a t-shirt giveaway and free ice cream for kids beginning at noon.


Harrison Phillips has been named to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society, as announced Wednesday. The society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 grade-point average or better throughout their college careers.

The NFF Hampshire Honor Society capitalizes on the NFF’s National Scholar-Athlete program by greatly expanding the number of student-athletes the NFF can recognize each year.

The program further strengthens the organization’s leadership role in encouraging academic performance by the student-athletes at the 778 colleges and universities with football programs nationwide.

This past season, Phillips led Stanford in tackles with 103, the most of any defensive lineman in the nation. Among those 103 tackles were a team-best 17 for loss and 7.5 sacks, as well as two forced fumbles.

He was a second-team All-America choice by the Football Writers Association of America, and the Associated Press voted him third-team All-America.

Phillips was also first-team all-conference and named a member of the America Football Coaches Association Good Works Team for his outstanding work in the community. He graduated two quarters early as a double major in science, technology and society, and sociology. Even more, he added a minor in education.

Phillips also was a finalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy and Bobby Bowden Award.

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