April 21, 2013
SEATTLE - It was a long weekend fighting off the rain, but Washington and Stanford finally finished the three-game series, just eight minutes before the drop-dead time due to Stanford's flight home on Sunday afternoon.
No. 15/16 Stanford took game one, 6-4 and No. 14/14 Washington took game two, 7-1 after winning game one on Saturday to take the series.
Game One - No. 15/16 Stanford 6, No. 14/14 Washington
Stanford (29-15, 6-9) evened the series with the win in game two over the Huskies (34-13, 12-6).
Jenna Rich hit her second solo home run in as many days, to left field for a 1-0 lead for Stanford in the first.
Junior Victoria Hayward (Mountain View, Calif.) evened the game with her third career home run to right center to lead off the first. Junior Hooch Fagaly (Chino, Calif.) followed with a solo shot off the right field foul pole.
With one out, there was a short 11 minute rain delay, but fortunately that would be the only delay of the day after starting just 14 minutes late.
Stanford got two on in the second but a double play by Jennie McNeill got the Huskies out of the inning
In the third, Hanna Winter walked and Kayla Bonstrom hit a two-run home run to right center to re-take the lead, 3-2.
Hayward hit her second home run of the game, another solo shot to the same location to tie the game, 3-3. Washington would get the bases loaded but two line outs and a strikeout ended the rally.
Stanford got three runs in the sixth to take a three-run lead on a double, a walk with the bases loaded and a sac fly.
Junior Whitney Jones (Upland, Calif.) hit a sac fly to left driving in sophomore Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.) to cut the lead to two in the seventh. The Huskies had the winning run at the plate but Cardinal ace Teagan Gerhart was able to earn her fifth save of the year.
Junior Bryana Walker (La Quinta, Calif.) fell to 13-7 on the year, allowing six earned runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings. Sophomore Kasey Stanchek (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) pitched 1.2 innings in relief.
Kelsey Stevens (11-6) got the win for Stanford. She allowed two runs on six hits in 6.1 innings in relief. Nyree White earned her first start of the season and was pulled after allowing the back-to-back home runs in the first inning.
Game Two - No. 14/14 Washington 7, No. 16/15 Stanford 1
Seven hits, including three home runs, led Washington to the game three victory and the series win.
Fagaly hit her second solo home run of the day in the first for the early lead.
The Cardinal evened the game with their lone run in the fifth on a two-out single.
Fagaly drove in junior Kelli Suguro (Kent, Wash.) after her double for the winning run. A three-run home run by junior Kaitlin Inglesby (Portland, Ore.) capped the inning.
Jones hit her first career home run in the sixth; a two-run shot to right field also scoring pinch runner Jerrin Fa'asua (Oceanside, Calif.).
Inglesby (19-5) pitched the complete game and allowed just one earned run on three hits.
Gerhart allowed five earned runs on six hits in 4.1 innings.
The Huskies have a bye next week and will play at Utah in two weeks.