Feb. 22, 2013
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. –With wins over No. 23/23 Florida State, 2-0, and Illinois, 15-0, the No. 22/22 Huskies improved to 9-5 on the year and 3-0 at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.
Game One – No. 22/22 UW 2, No. 23/23 Florida State 0
Washington won its second-straight game in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with a close 2-0 victory over nationally ranked Florida State in game one on the day.
Both Husky runs came in the second. Junior Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.) and Kimberlee Souza (Waialua, Hawai’i) being hit by a pitch.
Senior Shawna Wright (Lancaster, Calif.) reached on a fielder’s choice driving in the first run and a bloop single to left by Jerrin Fa’asua (Oceanside, Calf.) brought home the second.
Junior Bryana Walker (La Quinta, Calif.) pitched another gem in the circle improving to 6-2 on the season. She allowed just three hits and had eight strikeouts in the complete game shutout.
In the top of the fifth, FSU got two singles to left but Walker got out of the inning with two pop ups and a strikeout.
Victoria Hayward (Mountain View, Calif.) hit the first Husky triple of the year in the game.
Lacey Waldrop suffered her first loss of the season for the Seminoles (4-1) allowing two run on six hits in 6.0 innings.
Game Two – No. 22/22 UW 15, Illinois 0 (5)
Kaitlin Inglesby (Portland, Ore.) improved to 2-0 in the circle and allowed just four hits in 4.0 innings on the way to the shutout over Illinois.
The Huskies put up nine runs in the first inning alone, three in the third and three in the fourth.
Washington put up 13 hits and was walked 13 times. Hayward and Inglesby led the team with two hits each. Inglesby added four RBI and sophomore Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.) had five RBI.
Eight of the nine Husky starters had at least one hit and at least one RBI in the game.
Hayward scored the first Husky run on a fielder’s choice. Runs also came in on a three-run home run by Lahners, a double by Wright, a Hayward single and an Inglesby double.
In the third, the Huskies got three runs on walks with the bases loaded.
Pinch hitters Marki Creger-Zier (Steilacoom, Wash.) and Lindsay Monk (Menifee, Calif.) led off the fourth with singles. Freshman Dani Braun (Chehalis, Wash.) followed with her first career hit and RBI. Lahners drove in another on a ground out and a bases loaded walk to Whitney Jones (Upland, Calif.) brought in the final run.
In the third Illinois put up its biggest threat with a UW error in the inning, but Inglesby got a ground out to end the inning.
Washington concludes the tournament on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. taking on No. 13/16 Georgia. Live stats will be available at www.gohuskies.com.