The University of Washington softball team scored eight runs in the final five innings, but could not complete the comeback on Senior Day in game two against Oregon State on Saturday. The Beavers recorded the 14-8 victory and evened the series 1-1.
In front of another sold out crowd at Husky Softball Stadium on Saturday night, junior Kimberlee Souza smashed a seventh-inning walk-off home run to give Washington a 5-4 victory over Oregon State.
Washington is coming off a three-game series vs. No. 18 Cal. The Bears won the first game, 5-3 before the Huskies came back the next day to win, 9-6. Cal earned a 9-5 decision in the series finale. The Huskies and Bears combined for 58 hits and 37 runs in the three games.
Senior Weekend has arrived in Seattle, with Washington hosting Oregon State at Husky Softball Stadium in its final home Pac-12 series of the season. The Huskies will celebrate Kylee Lahners, Kelly Meggs, Kasey Stanchek and Kelli Suguro in the Senior Day ceremony at the conclusion of Sunday's game.
Cal scored late in the game Sunday to pick up a win over No. 18 Washington, breaking open a one-run contest with a three-run sixth inning homer to defeat the Huskies, 9-5.
After falling behind early to Cal Saturday afternoon in the second game of the series, Washington exploded for five runs in the third frame en route to a 9-6 victory over the Golden Bears.
The Huskies held a 2-1 lead in the third inning, but Cal used timely hitting, including a pair of home runs, to battle back and take game one of the series, 5-3.
The No. 18-ranked University of Washington softball team (36-11, 7-7 Pac-12) travels to Berkeley, Calif. for a three-game series against No. 20 Cal (32-12, 5-10 Pac-12) at Levine-Fricke field this Friday-Sunday. Game one of the series is set for 3 p.m. PT Friday (April 24) with game two scheduled for 1 p.m. PT Saturday (April 25) and the final slated for noon on Sunday (April 26).
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Washington head coach Heather Tarr announced the addition of Rachel Ogasawara (Honolulu, Hawaii/ Kamehameha High School – Kapālama) to the incoming Class of 2019 after the talented utility player signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Washington.
Washington freshman utility player Taylor Van Zee has been named as Top 25 finalists for the NFCA Freshman of the Year Award, announced Thursday.
For the second time this season, Washington scored runs in four consecutive innings against Seattle U. to blast itself to an 11-2, five-inning run rule victory over the Redhawks Wednesday at Logan Field at SU Park.