Three Great Husky Careers Come To An End In Missouri
May 29, 2011
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Once the Husky bats got rolling in game two of the NCAA Super Regionals in Columba, Mo., Sunday night, 12th-seeded Washington did some things that not many have against Missouri ace Chelsea Thomas.
Thomas and the fifth-seeded Tigers however, hung on for the 6-3 victory, taking the final spot in the Women's College World Series and elimination the Huskies. UW finished the season with a 37-16 record.
The Huskies outhit the Tigers 10-4. It was only the second time all season Thomas has allowed 10 hits and also just the sixth time she has allowed three runs in one game which is the most she has given up in any one game since 2010.
Sophomore Jerrin Fa'asua (Oceanside, Calif.) played in her first game since May 1, the last game at Stanford after suffering a concussion.
The first pitch of the game Rhea Taylor hit to center field off of freshman Kaitlin Inglesby (Portland, Ore.). Inglesby walked Marston and a passed ball advanced the runners. Nicole Hudson hit a single to right for the first run of the game. An error on Niki Williams allowed Hudson to go to second and Marston to score. A wild pitch sent Hudson to third. She scored on a fielder's choice during Marla Schweisberger's at bat. The next pitch was a two-run home run by Lisa Simmons to make it 5-0.
During Princess Krebs' at bat, Missouri head coach Ehren Earleywine was ejected on a call down the third base line, his second of the season.
With one out in the bottom of the first for UW, Williams (junior from Mission Viejo, Calif.) singled to left center. Junior Kimi Pohlman (Sammamish, Wash.) drew a walk to put two on. Inglesby singled to load the bases but two ground outs ended the inning for UW. UW equaled its hits in the first inning Sunday from Saturday in the first inning alone against Chelsea Thomas.
The second inning for both teams went three-up, three-down.
Missouri scored again in the third on a passed ball, another unearned run because of an earlier error on freshman Whitney Jones (Upland, Calif.). A great catch by Fa'asua ended the inning.
Salling (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) led off the third with a double to center. A ground out by Williams advanced Salling to third but she would be stranded there to end the inning.
Freshman Victoria Hayward (Mountain View, Calif.) reached for the Huskies with two outs in the fourth on a bunt but would not be able to advance.
Inglesby walked Schweisberger to lead off the fifth. Brianna Corwin entered to pinch run. Simmons however, hit a hard line drive right to Hayward covering first and she tagged the bag for the double play. Inglesby got Krebs to strikeout for the third out of the inning.
Salling singled to center with one out in the fifth. Williams followed with her own single up the middle. Freshman Marki Creger-Zier (Steilacoom, Wash.) entered to pinch-run. Pohlman reached on an error by the shortstop as Salling scored the first Husky run of the Super Regionals. It snapped an 18-inning scoreless streak by Thomas.
Inglesby followed with a double off of the left field wall to make it 6-3 and cut the gap. Right fielder Tuiasosopo (Woodinville, Wash.) pinch ran and reached third on a single by Stuart (Riverside, Calif.). Hayward struck out to end the inning.
Jones reached on an infield single with one out in the sixth. Salling drew a walk but two outs ended the Husky rally.
The Huskies continued to fight in the bottom of the seventh, with one out as Stuart singled up the middle but two quick outs ended the game and the season for UW.
Inglesby ended the year in the circle at 25-10. She allowed just four hits and five earned runs on the night.
The attendance was 2,604, a new stadium record which beat Saturday's mark by nine.