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.
The No. 19-ranked University of Washington softball team (35-11, 7-7 Pac-12) travels across town for a midweek game against Seattle U. (14-29, 3-6 WAC) on Wednesday (April 15). First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Logan Field at SU Park.
In a game featuring 28 hits and 28 runs, Arizona leapt out to a huge lead against Washington Sunday afternoon at Hillenbrand Stadium, flirting with a run-rule victory before the Huskies fought back but eventually fell 18-10.
Trailing by four runs in the sixth inning, No. 18 Washington used a two-out rally to tie the game before scoring a run in the seventh to come-from-behind and defeat No. 16 Arizona 9-8 and even the three-game series at one game apiece. The potent Husky offense scored at least one run in all but one inning.
Washington (34-10, 6-6 Pac-12) outscored Arizona (32-9, 7-3 Pac-12) through the final four innings in the first of the three-game series, but one big inning early proved to be too much to overcome as No. 18 Washington fell to No. 16 Arizona on Friday night at Hillenbrand Stadium.
No. 18 Washington (34-9, 6-5 Pac-12) travels to Tucson to play a three-game series against No. 16 Arizona (31-9, 6-3 Pac-12) at Hillenbrand Stadium this Friday-Sunday. Game one of the series is set for 6 p.m. PT Friday (April 10) with game two scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT Saturday (April 11) and the final slated for 2 p.m. PT Sunday (April 12). Satuday and Sunday's games will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks with Krista Blunk and Kenzie Fowler calling the action. Both teams are coming off series sweeps after Washington swept Stanford and Arizona took three games from Oregon State in Corvallis. The Huskies and Wildcats boast two of the nation's top offenses. Washington ranks third nationally with 8.26 runs per game while Arizona's offense ranks sixth with 7.85 runs per game. The Huskies' 62 home runs leads the Pac-12 while Arizona is second with 61.
Washington freshman Krystal Aubert was voted Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Aubert is Washington's first ever freshman of the week, an award the conference debuted in 2015.
Washington exploded for 12 hits and 17 runs, including four homers to earn the series sweep against Stanford on Saturday afternoon in front of a sold out crowd at Husky Softball Stadium.
Washington continued its onslaught at the plate Friday night at Husky Softball Stadium, plating six runs in the first and five in the third in an eventual 13-2 (5) run-rule victory against Stanford
No. 20 Washington scored a combined nine runs in the fifth and sixth innings Thursday to pull away from Stanford in an 11-4 victory in the first of the three-game series at Husky Softball Stadium. The Huskies hit four home runs in the contest, including a grand slam in the fifth inning.
No. 20 Washington (31-9, 3-5 Pac-12) hosts Stanford (16-19, 1-5 Pac-12) for a three-game series at Husky Softball Stadium this Thursday-Saturday. Game one of the series is set for 5 p.m. PT Thursday (April 2) with game two scheduled for 5 p.m. PT Friday (April 3) and the final slated for 2 p.m. PT Saturday (April 4). All three games will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.