May 11, 2013
SEATTLE - Washington clinched the series on Friday vs. Cal but it was the Golden Bears who took game three, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon at Husky Softball Stadium.
No. 12/11 UW finished the regular season with a 38-15 record and currently in a tie for second at 16-8 in the Pac-12 (depending on the outcome of the ASU-Oregon game UW could end in a tie for second or solely in third).
At the conclusion of the game the Huskies honored the three seniors on the 2013 teams: Shawna Wright, Jerrin Fa'asua and Lindsay Monk.
Cal, No. 17/20 in the major polls, snapped its nine-game losing streak to improve to 36-17, 10-14. Player of the Year finalist Jolene Henderson notched her 30th win of the season in her first complete game since getting injured on April 21.
The Huskies outhit the Bears, 9-6, with junior Kaitlin Inglesby (Portland, Ore.) earning three of those. Inglesby took the loss in the circle (21-7), allowing three runs on five hits in 5.0 innings.
Junior Bryana Walker (La Quinta, Calif.) pitched a solid 2.0 innings in relief, not allowing a single hit or run.
Washington took the early 1-0 lead in the first as Inglesby scored on a single by sophomore Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.).
Cal took the lead in the second as Danielle Henderson singled up the middle and scored on a two-run home run by Breana Kostreba.
The Bears got the game-winning run n the top of the third as Khala Taylor reached on a single and scored on a triple to left by Danielle Henderson for a 3-1 lead.
Washington got one back in the bottom half of the inning as Victoria Hayward (Mountain View, Calif.) singled and scored on a single down the right field line by Inglesby.
The Huskies had two runners thrown out at the plate from left field: Hayward in the first and Hooch Fagaly in the fifth.
The NCAA Selection Show airs on ESPNU Sunday at 7 p.m. PT. Watch live to see if the Huskies are selected to host NCAA Regionals next week and who they will play. Full tournament information will be posted on www.gohuskies.com following the conclusion of the selection show.