Huskies Fight Off Rain, Redhawks & Sioux
March 10, 2012
SEATTLE - The Huskies played their first games at home of the 2012 season, winning both in the Husky Softball Classic. UW improved to 21-1 on the year with an 8-0 victory in five innings over Seattle U and then a 4-0 win in game two vs. North Dakota.
Seattle U defeated North Dakota in game one, 2-1.
Head coach Heather Tarr picked up her 300th career win with the victory over Seattle U.
Game One - No. 4/3 UW 8, Seattle U 0 (6 innings)
"We had great teams wins today," said Fagaly. "We found a way to manufacture runs and play great defense. We just have to keep up the intensity and focus on one game at a time."
Sophomore pitcher Kaitlin Inglesby (Portland, Ore.) threw a one-hitter and had 10 strikeouts to improve to 11-0 on the year.
In her first game back after an injury sidelined her for nearly two full weeks, senior Kimi Pohlman (Sammamish, Wash.) picked up where she left off in the first. She singled and reached second on an error by the shortstop. Pohlman scored on a single to right by Inglesby. Freshman Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.) hit a bloop single to center to load the bases. Fagaly hit a two-RBI single to right for a 3-0 lead.
The run in the fourth was scored by Hayward on a single up the middle by senior Nikia Williams (Mission Viejo, Calif.).
In the sixth, Hayward singled and scored on a ground out by junior Jerrin Fa'asua (Oceanside, Calif.) Senior Taylor Smith (Olympia, Wash.) scored the final run on an error during sophomore Kelli Suguro's (Kent, Wash.) at bat.
"it felt so good to play at home today in front of our fans, family and friends," said Smith. "It was a little different playing in the rain since we have been so used to the weather in Calif., but we love the Seattle rain and enjoy the challenges it brings. It only makes us better."
Richelle Ashburn took the loss for the Redhawks, allowing six earned runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings.
Game Two - No. 4/3 UW 4, North Dakota 0
In the circle for UW, sophomore Bryana Walker (La Quinta, Calif.) improved to 5-1 allowing just three hits and striking out 11.
Pohlman bunted to reach first and scored on a single to right by Williams in the first inning. In the second, freshman Kimberlee Souza (Waialua, Hawai'i) led off the inning with a single and scored on a double by junior Lindsay Monk (Menifee, Calif.).
Williams scored the third run in the next inning on a single up the middle by Lahners. The final UW run was scored by Fa'asua on a wild pitch.
Mallory Frank was the pitcher of record for the Sioux as she drops to 1-8 on the year.
Sunday is the final day of the Husky Softball Classic as Seattle U takes on North Dakota at 10 a.m. followed by UW vs. North Dakota at 1 p.m. and UW vs. Seattle U at 4 p.m. Please note that Saturday's final two games started early due to the weather so it is a possibility for Sunday. Stay logged on to www.gohuskies.com and follow UW on Twitter to keep up with schedule changes.
Also note that tonight is Daylight Savings so please turn your clocks forward an hour.