April 2, 2013
Washington 1, UCLA 0
Washington 5, UCLA 4 (9)
LOS ANGELES - For just the second time ever the UW softball team won two-straight games at UCLA and for the first time in school history won a true road series in Westwood by taking the first two games of the three-game Pac-12 series on Tuesday evening, 1-0 and 5-4 (9 innings).
It was also the first series win for the Huskies over UCLA since winning two out of three in 2010 in Seattle. The Huskies have never swept a regular season series against the Bruins and will look to do so on Wednesday in game three at noon.
Washington (27-10, 5-3) has now won three-straight league games after winning the final game against Oregon on Saturday in Seattle.
Game One - No. 17/15 Washington 1, No. 15/15 UCLA 0
The lone hit of the game for the Huskies proved to be enough as a solo home run by sophomore Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.) in the top of the fifth gave Washington a 1-0 win in game one of the series at UCLA (25-10, 2-6).
Junior Kaitlin Inglesby (Portland, Ore.) got the win in the pitcher's duel vs. Ally Carda of UCLA. Inglesby (12-4) allowed four hits with five strikeouts and Carda allowed just the one hit and struck out five, both pitching the complete game.
UCLA's hits came in the second, fourth, fifth and seventh. The Bruins had the game-winning run at the plate in the seventh but a line out ended the game.
Game Two - No. 17/15 Washington 5, No. 15/15 UCLA 4 (9)
Each team put up four runs early as UCLA took the 4-0 lead after one. The Huskies rallied for a four-run inning of their own in the third.
In the second extra-inning frame with two outs, junior Victoria Hayward (Mountain View, Calif.) doubled and scored on a double by freshman Missy Taukeiaho (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) to give the UW the 5-4 lead.
Great pitching late in the game by junior Bryana Walker (La Quinta, Calif.) closed off the game in the bottom of the ninth.
UCLA got four in the first off Walker (13-5) who pitched every inning in the game, allowing four runs on six hits.
B.B. Bates was hit by pitch to lead off the inning. After singles by Stephany LaRosa and Carda, two-straight walks to the Bruins brought in the first two runs of the game. A single up the middle by Gracie Goulder drove in the final two runs.
Washington's four-run inning in the third came at the help of the Bruins defense which made two errors. Inglesby reached on a fielder's choice followed by a Hooch Fagaly (Chino, Calif.) single. The two advanced on a wild pitch and Inglesby scored on an error.
Lahners singled up the middle as two more scored to get within one. Lahners scored the tying run on another Bruin error.
Taukeiaho and Lahners led the Dawgs with two hits each.
Jessica Hall (4-4) took the loss for UCLA pitching in relief of Paige McDuffee.
Live stats and audio will be available at www.gohuskies.com for Tuesday's game.