SEATTLE – Victoria Hayward matched a career-high with 4 RBI, Hooch Fagaly hit a home run and drove in three runs, and the No. 9 Huskies routed Seattle, 11-0, in five innings Tuesday night at Logan Field.
It was the 10th overall meeting between the crosstown rivals and the first ever played at Seattle U. The Huskies (22-10) lead the Redhawks (11-24), 10-0, in the overall series.
Bryana Walker earned her 14th win of the season, posting four shutout innings while striking out seven Redhawks batters.
Hayward finished the night 3-for-4, with one run scored, one double, and four RBI. Hayward’s four RBI matched her career high, set on March 8, 2013 vs. Ohio.
With the three-hit night, Hayward has now posted multi-hit performances in three consecutive games. Hayward had at least two hits in four consecutive games from Feb. 8 – 14.
The Huskies erupted for seven runs in the top of the 2nd, starting with a leadoff solo home run from Fagaly, her 3rd of the season. The next three batters reached safely to load the bases for Kelli Suguro. The junior from Kent, Washington lifted a sacrifice fly to score Ali Aguilar from 3rd base.
Hayward followed with a two-run double to give the Huskies a 4-0 lead. Three more runs came in to score on a groundball by Jennie McNeill and two errors by Seattle U. At the end of the inning, the Huskies had sent 12 batters to the plate – five of which recorded hits and seven of which came around to score.
The Huskies added four runs in the top of the 4th inning. Kaitlin Inglesby and Marki Creger-Zier opened the 4th with back-to-back singles, and both eventually came around to score. With two outs, Hayward lined a single that scored Aguilar and Dani Braun.
Braun joined Inglesby, Hayward, and Fagaly with multi-hit games for the Huskies Tuesday night. Fagaly went 2-for-4, with one run scored, one home run, and three RBI.
The Huskies are off this weekend, but will be back in action for three games at Stanford, beginning Thursday, April 10.