March 21, 2012
SEATTLE - The Pac-12 season begins at home for the Huskies this week and No. 3/3 UW hosts conference newcomer Utah, Friday-Sunday. Game one is at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by games Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. and noon. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two as members of the same conference.
Mike Brown will call the first two games of the series on www.gohuskies.com and John Cowley will call Sunday's game. Live audio/video and stats are all available for free at www.gohuskies.com for all three games.
Utah is the only Pac-12 team not ranked or receiving votes but they are right on the bubble with a 19-5 overall record. They are 2-1 in away games, 17-4 in neutral game and have yet to play a home game. They are led by Whitney Holm at the plate, batting .478 with 17 runs, five doubles, eight home runs, 28 RBI and eight walks. Mariah Ramirez and Taylor Austin are both also hitting above .400. In the circle, Generra Nielson is the reigning Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week after throwing her first no-hitter. She is 14-4 on the year with a 1.07 ERA in 111.2 innings. She has made 19 starts, 10 complete games, one shutout and has 171 strikeouts.
Inglesby Named Pac-12/National Player Of The Week
Husky sophomore p/dp, Kaitlin Inglesby, earned her first Pac-12 and ESPN Softball Collegiate Player of the Week honor for her play in the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif. She helped the Huskies to a 4-0 record and a five-inning run rule victory over then-No. 24/25 DePaul. She led the team with a .692 average, four runs, nine hits, three doubles, a home run, nine RBI, a 1.154 slugging percentage, no strikeouts, a .692 on base percentage and a perfect fielding percentage. She also went 2-0 in the circle with a save.
Huskies Sweep DH At CSUB
UW improved to 29-1 on the year with a doubleheader sweep at Cal State Bakersfield on Monday. UW won by games in five-innings, 12-0 and 15-4. Sophomore Bryana Walker got the win in game one while Inglesby got the win in game two. Freshman Kylee Lahners led UW in the series hitting .800 with three runs, four hits, two doubles, four RBI and a 1.200 slugging percentage. Freshman Kasey Stanchek pitched 3.0 scoreless innings in relief, allowing just one hit.
UW Goes 4-0 at Judi Garman Classic
UW went a perfect 4-0 in the final pre-season tournament in Fullerton, Calif. Saturday's game vs. No. 7/7 Oklahoma got rained out, but UW had two wins on Thursday vs. UC Davis and Iowa then dropped Notre Dame and No. 24/25 DePaul on Friday.