March 24, 2013
No. 16/22 Arizona, 7
No. 17/17 Washington, 4
TUCSON, Ariz. - The host Wildcats evened the Pac-12 opening series against Washington with a 7-4 victory Saturday afternoon.
Both teams are now 1-1 in league play as No. 17/17 Washington falls to 23-8 and No. 16/22 Arizona improves to 21-9.
Each team had 10 hits in the game as the Huskies were led by Kylee Lahners and Victoria Hayward, with two each.
It was a back-and-forth game through the first five innings with Arizona taking the lead in the first. Singles for the first two hitters in the lineup and a double drove them in for a two-run Wildcat lead in the first.
Washington got one back in third as Hayward (Mountain View, Calif.) led off with a single. Freshman Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.) tied up the game.
Arizona took back the lead in the third. The Wildcats got the bases loaded after a walk, fielder's choice and two singles. A single to center drove in two.
The Huskies once again tied the game in the fourth on a two-run home run by Taukeiaho. Junior Whitney Jones (Upland, Calif.) also scored after drawing a walk earlier in the inning.
In the fifth, the Wildcats sealed the game with a Chelsea Goodacre solo home run and a two-run home run by Mandie Perez.
Junior Bryana Walker (La Quinta, Calif.) pitched the complete game for the Huskies and is now 12-4 on the year. She allowed 10 hits and struck out five.
Shelby Babcock (10-3) got the complete game victory for Arizona.
For the first time ever, fans can watch the Husky softball team live on the Pac-12 Networks on Monday at Arizona at 7 p.m.