Junior Whitney Jones hit her first career home run in game two.
Washington takes game one, 6-5.
Washington hosts Oregon on Saturday at noon to end the series.
Kimberlee Souza hit two home runs in the game.
Victoria Hayward was a home run short of the cycle vs. Ohio.
2013 (Freshman): Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 Freshman team ... walked and scored a run in game one of NCAA Regionals vs. Portland State ... had two hits and an RBI in game two vs. Hawai'i ... had three hits and an RBI in game three vs. Hawai'i ... had hits in games one and two vs. Cal ... had a hit in game one at Utah ... had a two RBI double and drew a walk in game one vs. Stanford ... hit a single in game two ... had one hit in game two at ASU ... scored once in game one at OSU ... walked once in game two ... made a great defensive play in game three live on the Pac-12 Networks which led to a double play ... drew a walk in game two vs. Oregon ... had a hit in game three ... had a double, scored once and walked twice in game one at Arizona ... had one hit against Michigan ... scored twice, had two RBI and walked twice vs. Ohio ... had a hit and a run vs. UNM ... had a hit and a walk vs. Yale ... had a sac hit vs. Seattle ... scored once and drew a walk vs. Brown ... had a run and a hit vs. Bradley ... had a hit, a run and a walk vs. UNO ... scored once and had an RBI at CSU ... had a hit and a stolen base vs. Virginia ... had a stolen base, three runs, one hit and two walks vs. Illinois ... had two runs, two hits and three RBI vs. No. 13/16 Georgia ... started all six games at the Campbell/Cartier Classic at shortstop ... had two hits vs. No. 24/22 Kentucky ... had one hit, one walk, one RBI and one run vs. UC Riverside ... started in all six game on opening weekend at shortstop ... had an RBI in the season-opener vs. SMC ... drew a walk in game one vs. UAB ... had one hit, one run and one walk vs. Hawai'i in game one ... stole her first career base in game two vs. UAB ... had two hits and two runs.
From Simi Valley, Calif., McNeill joined the Huskies out of Notre Dame HS in Sherman Oaks and played for the So Cal Pumas 18 Gold ... in 2009 she was the Notre Dame Female Athlete of the Year and helped her basketball team to the CIF Division III Championship ... in 2010 she was the basketball Defensive Player of the Year and made the CIF Academic Team for softball and basketball ... in 2011, she was MVP of her HS softball team, the Mission League MVP, First-Team All-League, All-CIF Division III and a Los Angeles Daily News All-Valley selection ... she also earned academic honors for the second-straight year ... in 2012 she was the team MVP, league MVP, first-team all-league and earned all-state honors ... in HS her final two years, hit .539 (2001) and .492 (2012), had 80 total hits, 22 RBI and 45 stolen bases out of 47 attempts.
Born March 22, 1994 ... parents are Robin and Lenny ... has one sibling, Chris who plays football at Wyoming ... has former HS/club teammates that play at ASU, OSU and Wisconsin ... lists hobbies as reading and watching movies ... lists her favorite athlete as Kobe Bryant because, "he is always the go-to person in a clutch situation." ... most admires her parents because, "they provided a great example on how to live life as a compassionate person."
McNeill on why Washington
"I chose the University of Washington because I wanted to be challenged both physically and academically, and UW provided that atmosphere for me."
Coach Tarr on McNeill
"Jennie is fast, can play middle infield and bats left-handed," Tarr said. "We expect her to fit in right away and add speed to our line up with the graduation of Kimi Pohlman. She is versatile and will also compete for time in our outfield. Jennie has always wanted to be a Husky since she came on a visit to UW when her brother, who plays football at Wyoming, was recruited to play football here several years ago. She is a great student who will be able to thrive in the classroom here."