Feb. 9, 2013
HONOLULU – On day two of the 2013 season the No. 16/16 Washington softball team split at the Paradise Softball Classic on Honolulu on Friday, defeating Ole Miss 10-2 in five innings before falling to No. 25/23 Hawai’i, 5-2.
Washington will play UAB on Saturday at 5 p.m. PT as a part of the bracket play. The winner of that game will advance to the championship at 7 p.m. PT vs. either Hawai’i or the winner of St. Mary’s/Ole Miss.
Game One – No. 16/16 UW 10, Ole Miss 2 (5 innings) - Kasey Stanchek (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) made her first start in 2013 in the circle and picked up the win, allowing two runs on four hits in 4.1 innings and striking out five. Junior Kaitlin Inglesby (Portland, Ore.) pitched the final 0.2.
After a scoreless first inning for both teams, the Huskies put up three in the bottom of the second, five in the third and two in the fourth. The Rebels got one in the fourth and the fifth before the game ended due to the run rule.
The Huskies had 10 hits in the game with two each by junior Victoria Hayward (Mountain View, Calif.) and sophomore Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.).
Freshmen Dani Braun (Chehalis, Wash.) and Jenna Kreamer (Shreveport, La.) made their Husky debuts in the game.
A bases loaded double by junior Whitney Jones (Upland, Calif.) to the centerfield wall cleared the bases as the UW went up 3-0 after two innings. It was her second career double and first since her freshman year.
Junior Kelli Suguro (Kent, Wash.) and senior Shawna Wright (Lancaster, Calif.) walked to load the bases for Jones.
With the bases loaded and no outs for Suguro in the third, she doubled to center driving in Fagaly and pinch runner, senior Jerrin Fa’asua (Oceanside, Calif.). Sophomore Kimberlee Souza (Waialua, Hawai’i) drove in a run with a bunt single. The final two runs of the inning came on sacrifice flies by Jones and freshman Missy Taukeiaho (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.).
Ole Miss got its first run in the fourth as Haley Culley scored on a single by Londen Ladner.
Washington got two back in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run home run by Lahners,
Bri Payne hit a solo home run in the fifth for the Rebels.
Carly Hummel (1-1) took the loss for the Rebels allowing eight runs on seven hits in 3.0 innings. Erinn Jayjohn pitched one inning in relief and allowing two runs on one hit.
It was just the second meeting every between the two schools. Washington also won the first meeting in 2007.
Game Two – No. 25/23 Hawai’i 5, No. 16/16 Washington 2 - Jennie McNeill (Simi Valley, Calif.) also scored after reaching base on a bunt single.
Hawai’i tied the game in the bottom of the inning with a Jessica Iwata single down the right field line as two runs scored.
The host team tacked on another run in the fourth with a solo home run from the freshman pitcher Keiki Carlos and two more in the fifth on a single and an error.
Carlos (2-0) got the win in the circle allowing both runs on six hits in 4.0 innings. Kaia Parnaby picked up her second save on the year pitching 3.0 innings in relief.
Junior Bryana Walker (La Quinta, Calif.) took the loss for the Huskies falling to 1-1 on the year. She allowed three runs on six hits in 6.0 innings. Freshman Jocelyn Cater (Delta, B.C.) allowed two runs, one earned, in relief.
Saturday’s Bracket Play
Game 1 – 1 p.m. PT. – No. 4 seed Ole Miss vs. No. 5 seed St. Mary’s
Game 2 – 3 p.m. PT – No. 1 seed Hawai’i vs. Winner Game One
Game 3 – 5 p.m. PT – No. 2 seed UAB vs. No. 3 seed Washington
Game 4 – 7 p.m. PT – Winner Game Two vs. Winner Game Three