SEATTLE – After moving up three spots in both national polls this week to No. 8, the Huskies will wrap up the 2014 regular with a three-game series against the California Bears in Berkley, California.
The Pac-12 series between the Huskies (30-13, 10-9 Pac-12) and the Bears (23-26, 4-15) begins Thursday at 3:00 p.m., followed by Friday’s matchup at 3:30 p.m. The series concludes Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
All three games will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks, with Krista Blunk and Teri Goldberg on the call.
The Huskies trail Cal in the all-time series, 41-35, but took two out of three games from the Bears last season in Seattle.
In last season’s matchups with the Bears, the Huskies took game one, 7-4, as Kaitlin Inglesby drove in three runs at the plate and earned the victory in the circle. Then-senior Shawna Wright hit a walk-off home run in game two, as the Huskies knocked off the Bears, 9-8, in nine innings.
Last weekend, the Huskies took two out of three games from No. 9. Arizona. On Friday, Hooch Fagaly powered the Huskies to an 11-7 walk-off win, clubbing a grand slam home run in the bottom of the 7th. After hitting .667 on the weekend with one home run and four RBI, Fagaly was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Monday.
Though Saturday’s game was rained out, the Huskies honored 2009 National Champion and two-time Honda Award winner Danielle Lawrie by retiring her jersey – the first in Husky Softball history.
The Huskies took game one of a Sunday doubleheader from the Wildcats, 8-0, in five innings. Bryana Walker limited Arizona to just one run over five innings, while Kylee Lahners hit her team-leading 15th home run and drove in three runs.
· The Huskies honored their seven seniors in a post-game ceremony following game two of Sunday’s doubleheader. The seniors are Marki Creger-Zier, Hooch Fagaly, Victoria Hayward, Kaitlin Inglesby, Whitney Jones, Bryana Walker, and Mercedes Wetmore.
· Bryana Walker (9th overall, Pennsylvania Rebellion), Kaitlin Inglesby (14th overall, Akron Racers), and Victoria Hayward (19th overall, Pennsylvania Rebellion) were selected in the 2014 NPF Draft on March 31. The Huskies three selections in the 2014 Draft are the most of any school this year.