Stanford falls to Texas A&M, ousted from super regional

The Stanford softball team was eliminated from the NCAA super regional after suffering a 9-4 loss to Texas A&M on Sunday.

The Cardinal end their season with a 37-13 record while the Aggies (38-1) advance to the College World Series.

Stanford allowed a season-high 13 hits in the loss.

After a scoreless first inning, Texas A&M hitters got to Stanford pitcher Missy Penna. Aggies shortstop Macie Morrow hit a two-out, two-run homer in the second inning for an early 2-0 lead. Texas A&M scored two more runs in the third and three in the fourth to lead 7-0 lead before the Cardinal finally got on the board. Maddy Coon hit her 10th homer of the season in the bottom of thefourth while Melisa Koutz drove in Michelle Smith</a> with two outs.

Coon went 2-for-4 with an RBI while Smith had two RBIs. Koutz and Erin Howe each added two hits for the Cardinal.

The Cal softball team saw its season come to an end Saturday, when it was swept by top-ranked Florida. The Bears suffered 4-2 defeats to the Gators at Gainsville, Fla., on Friday and Saturday.

Texas A&M 9,

Stanford 4

Stanford 000 202 0 — 4 8 2

Texas A&M 022 302 0 — 9 13 0

Missy Penna, Ashley Chinn and Rosey Neill; Megan Gibson and Erin Glasco. W—Gibson (38-1). L—Penna (37-13)

Leading hitters: Maddy Coon (S) 2×4, Erin Howe (S) 2×3, Melisa Koutz (S) 2×3, Rhiannon Kliesing (TAM) 3×5, Natalie Villareal (TAM) 3×5, Erin Glasco (TAM) 3×4, Holly Ridley (TAM) 2×4.

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