April 9, 2012
SEATTLE - UW will play six Pac-12 games in six days, starting with a doubleheader at Oregon Tuesday at 3 p.m. and the series finale at noon on Wednesday. The Huskies will return home to host UCLA Friday-Sunday at Husky Softball Stadium.
Live video is available on Oregon's website.
Scouting No. 18/17 Oregon
Oregon is 25-8 overall on the season and 4-4 in Pac-12 play. Last week, Oregon took two out of three games on the road against nationally-ranked Stanford. The Ducks are led by Samantha Pappas batting .388 with 20 RBI, 10 stolen bases and four home runs. Courtney Ceo is hitting .382 in 110 at bats with 42 hits. Jessica Moore is 18-5 in the circle with a 1.99 ERA in 151.1 innings. Karissa hovinga is 7-3 with a 3.09 ERA in 65.2 innings. Last season, UW took two games from Oregon in Seattle to open Pac-10 play. Washington leads the overall series 48-16.
New Parking/Gate Information For Home Games
Due to construction at Husky Stadium, fans attending 2012 UW softball games will have a different entrance for the outfield GA seating. For opening weekend Saturday and Sunday of the Husky Softball Classic, fans wishing to sit in the outfield bleachers must purchase tickets at the make ticket box near the main gate and enter through the East Field Entrance out past center field. In the future, the Husky Ticket Office hopes to have tickets for purchase at the new entrance as well. The rates for parking this year during games has also changed. For weekday games the cost is $7 after 5 p.m. Before 5 p.m. the cost in E12 is $15 and $10 in E1. For weekend games, they cost will be $7 in all lots. For more information visit the transportation page: http://www.gohuskies.com/transportation/index.html.
Become A Husky Fan On Social Media
Fans can follow the Husky softball team and receive updates throughout the off-season on the UW Softball Twitter page by logging on to www.twitter.com/UWSoftball. Head coach Heather Tarr has her own account, follow her at www.twitter.com/CoachTarr. The Huskies can also be found on Facebook via the Washington Softball fan page at www.facebook.com/UWHuskySoftball.
Vote For Niki For Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Washington senior outfielder Nikia Williams was among 30 elite Division I softball student-athletes named to the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award watch list at the beginning of the season and on April 4 was selected as one of 10 finalists. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, Division I head coaches and fans who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com. Fans can vote ONCE PER DAY until May 14 at: http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/softball_2012/. Williams, a two-time All-American, is the fifth Washington player in softball history to be selected and is one of only four candidates from the Pac-12 this season. Jenn Salling was a top-10 finalist and a Second-Team Lowe's Senior CLASS Award All-American in 2011. The Mission Viejo, Calif., native has been a big contributing factor in each of her three seasons at UW. She is a two-time All-Pac-10 Conference and All-Pacific region selection, two-time NFCA All-American, and was a member of the 2009 National Championship team, where she was named to the Women's College World Series All-Tournament team after setting WCWS records for RBI in a game and series, and was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team. She also was named to the "Watch List" for the 2012 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School (CLASS), it focuses on the complete student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. Lowe's, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award winner during the 2012 NCAA Women's College World Series, which will be held May 31-June 6 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Huskies Break Five-Game Losing Streak
Arizona came to Seattle and took the first two games and the series from UW but the Huskies won the final game to snap a five-game losing streak. Kaitlin Inglesby went 0-2 in the circle but got a save in the final game as Bryana Walker got the win. Inglesby was the leading hitter at the plate on the weekend.