UW's Wilson Earns 300th Win With Huskies
March 5, 1999
FULLERTON, Calif. - Washington softball coach Teresa Wilson reached a second milestone in as many weekends, picking up her 300th victory coaching the Huskies with a 9-0 shutout of Portland State on Friday at the Easton Showcase Tournament hosted by Cal State Fullerton. Wilson picked up her 500th career win last weekend at the NFCA Leadoff Classic. The Huskies also downed Auburn, 5-3, in the nightcap to improve to 15-2.
In the first game, freshman Bridget Wilcox made her first collegiate start, allowing two hits and striking out four batters in four innings to pick up the win. Junior Jamie Graves finished the game.
The Huskies got on the board early, scoring four runs in the opening frame. Junior Rosie Leutzinger singled and advanced to second on an error to lead off the game and was sacrificed to third by sophomore Kelly Hauxhurst. After sophomore Kim DePaul walked, senior Becky Newbry hit Leutzinger home and reached second on a fielder's choice. Junior Melissa Downs then doubled down the left field line, bringing DePaul and Newbry home, and singles by junior Jennifer Spediacci and freshman Shannon Walsh sent Downs around the bases.
Two more runs came in the second inning. DePaul was hit by a pitch and then rounded the bases on a triple to right field by Newbry, who scored on a wild pitch. In the fourth, Leutzinger led off with a single and Hauxhurst reached first on an error. Newbry singled, knocking in her third RBI of the day when Leutzinger crossed the plate. Downs then hit Hauxhurst home with a sacrifice fly to center field, and Newbry completed the scoring off a single by junior Erin Helgeland.
Washington scored twice in the first inning against Auburn. Hauxhurst singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and reached third on DePaul's fielder's choice. After DePaul stole second, Newbry knocked them both home on a single to center field.
In the third frame, Graves and junior Jennifer Spediacci both walked, and Spediacci rounded the bases on a wild pitch, passed ball and an error. Graves then stole second, and Leutzinger's sacrifice put her on third. A single up the left field line by Hauxhurst brought Graves home.
Auburn got a three-run blast by leadoff Ashley Moore in the fifth inning but managed no more runs.
Graves picked up the win to improve to 7-2. She allowed two hits and recorded two strikeouts. Spediacci finished the game, giving up three hits and three runs while whiffing seven batters in three innings.
Game One Washington 420 30 9 9 1 Portland State 000 00 0 4 3 Bridget Wilcox, Jamie Graves (5) and Jeanine Giordano; Shevaun Seibert and Katie Leneker. WP-Wilcox (1-0). LP-Seibert (1-7). LOB-UW 6, PSU 4. 2B-UW: DePaul, Newbry; PSU: Anderson.