Husky Softball Classic Title Remains In Seattle
March 10, 2013
SEATTLE - The Huskies capped off a great weekend offensively and defensively by capturing the 2013 Husky Softball Classic on Sunday by posting a perfect 5-0 record. No. 19/16 Washington picked up two more wins on Sunday to clinch the title over Yale and Seattle U.
"It was a big weekend for us," said head coach Heather Tarr. "We got to play at home for the first time and see what it's like in this environment to prepare us for Pac-12 play. Our home fans also got to see what this team is about. Our pitching was solid and our hitting really came through."
Game One - No. 19/16 Washington 12, Yale 3 (5)
Stanchek allowed just two hits and struck out five in 4.0 innings. Freshman Jocelyn Cater (Delta, B.C.) got some valuable experience in the circle as well, pitching the fifth inning for the Huskies.
Junior Hooch Fagaly (Chino, Calif.) led the team with three hits and four RBI. Her three-run home run in the fifth ended the game by way of mercy rule.
Washington tallied 11 hits and 11 RBI against three Yale pitchers.
The first Husky runs of the game were probably the sweetest, at least for a certain UW freshman. Missy Taukeiaho (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) hit her first career home run to lead off the inning. It was a long shot to left field.
The next pitch in the inning, junior Kaitlin Inglesby (Portland, Ore.) also took to deep left for a solo shot. The third home run of the inning came off the bat of sophomore Kimberlee Souza (Waialua, Hawai'i), a two run bomb.
Five runs crossed the plate in the fourth, beginning with a two RBI double by Inglesby. Fagaly hit her first home run of the game to center field driving in two more.
Freshman Dani Braun (Chehalis, Wash.) drove in the final run with an RBI single to left center.
Game Two - No. 19/16 Washington 8, Seattle U 0 (6)
Taukeiaho added three more hits and three RBI in game two and hit her second career home run in the sixth to end the game early.
Sophomore Kylee Lahners (Laguna Hills, Calif.) hit her third home run of the year, a three-run shot to left, in the fifth.
Washington began scoring in the third with an RBI double down the left field line by Taukeiaho. She then scored after advancing on two ground outs. Lahners scored from first on a double to the right center wall off the bat of Souza.
Inglesby improved to 7-2 in the circle earning the start and allowing four hits in 5.0 innings. Bryana Walker (La Quinta, Calif.) pitched the final inning in relief.
Next week the Huskies head to their final pre-season tournament, the Judi Garman Classic hosted by Cal State Fullerton, March 14-17.
Husky Softball Classic Scores