BYU is off to compete at the Stanford Classic

PROVO -- The BYU women's softball team (14-7) is off to compete at the Stanford Classic in Palo Alto, Calif. on March 25-27.

The competition at the Stanford Classic will be tough. The Cougars will face Hawai`i (16-16), Illinois (16-9-1), UCR (8-24) and No. 10 Stanford (20-7).

The game against Illinois, a team receiving votes in the top-25 poll, will mark the first meeting in BYU softball history.

No. 10 Stanford will also be a challenging game for BYU. There will be live stats available for the Stanford vs. BYU game. By clicking on the link available on the BYU softball schedule page (, then clicking on the 2004 schedule at the top, you will be able to access the live stats on Stanford's schedule page.

In the other two games against Hawai`i and UC Riverside, the Cougars lost to Hawai`i in the season opening game 7-3 and have beat UCR twice this season 7-0, 3-2.

The Cougars are coming off the San Diego Classic. Overall on the weekend, BYU went 4-1 to improve to 14-7 on the season. The Cougars hit a combined four doubles, seven triples, two homers and stole eight bases.

BYU defeated Dartmouth 10-5, Central Connecticut State 8-0, UC Riverside 3-2 and Indiana 2-0. The Cougars lost a close one to San Diego 4-3 in the first game of the tournament in eight innings.

Ianeta Le`i provided a spark for the Cougars and led BYU offensively batting 7-14 (.500), with two triples, a stolen base and 25 defensive putouts.

Jodi Norton and Lauren Watson also hit well going 5-12 (.417) and 5-16 (.313), respectively. Norton and Paige Paramore each notched two doubles a piece in the tournament. On the year, Norton leads the team with seven and Paramore has three.

For the pitching squad, Andersen stepped up to record 26 strikeouts. She went 3-1 in the tournament to post an 8-3 record. Against Central Connecticut State, Andersen pitched solid to record her first no-hitter of her career, which marks only the second one in BYU's history.

BYU Schedule at the Stanford Classic  

March 25 Hawai`i 3 p.m. PT, 4 p.m. MT

March 26 Illinois 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT

UC Riverside 2 p.m. PT, 3 p.m. MT

March 27 Stanford 4 p.m. PT, 5 p.m. MT

BYU All-Time Records vs. Opponents

Hawai`i: 0-1

Illinois: marks the first match up

UC Riverside: 2-0

Stanford: 1-2

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