April 20, 2013
No. 14/14 Washington 6
No. 15/16 Stanford 5
SEATTLE -A six-run fifth inning after a three-hour rain delay led the No. 14/14 Huskies to a 6-5 win in game one of the three-game series. No. 16/15 Stanford rallied for four in the seventh after taking a 1-0 lead in the fourth, but Washington held on despite being outhit, 7-4.
Game one was scheduled for Friday night but was rained out as the two teams were then scheduled for two games on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. In the bottom of the fifth, rained halted play once again; this time for three hours.
Game two was called off due to rain around 8:20 p.m. A doubleheader will be played on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.
The first hit of the game for either team was a solo home run in the fourth by Jenna Rich from Stanford to left off of Husky pitcher Kaitlin Inglesby.
Inglesby (Portland, Ore.) picked up her 18th win of the year, allowed six runs o n four hits in the complete game.
Right before the rain delay in the bottom of the fifth, Washington got two on base with two walks. Once play resumed, Inglesby walked to load the bases. Junior Kelli Suguro(Kent, Wash.) scored the tying run on a passed ball.
Mercedes Wetmore (Lake Tapps, Wash), a junior on the women's basketball team, made her Husky softball debut pinch running for Souza at second base. She scored, along with Whitney Jones (Upland, Calif.) on a double by Jennie McNeill(Simi Valley, Calif.).
Two singles, a double and a sac fly for the Cardinal in the seventh led to a run. A single up the middle drove in two more and a runner scored from third on a fielder's choice to cut the deficit to one but the Huskies held on for the win.