Fun Time Had By All At Alumni Game
Oct. 16, 2011
SEATTLE - On a cold and cloudy Sunday morning Husky Softball Alumni from as far back as the 1993-94 season gathered to display their skills. Over 40 alumni and their families gathered at Husky Softball Stadium as the former student-athletes and current ones played some friendly games. .
The current Husky roster and alumni team were split into the Gold team and Purple team. Team Purple edged out the Gold team with a final score of 23-22 after the home run derby.
Sophomore Marki Creger-Zier scored in the first inning for the Gold as a result of some creative base running after a dropped third strike by Lindsay Monk on the Purple team. Gold had a 1-0 lead after the first inning. .
Gold got two more runs in the second to go up 3-0 as junior Jerrin Fa'asua led off the inning by slashing a line drive past first baseman Hooch Fagaly and rounded the bases for a stand up triple. Danielle Lawrie poked a single up the middle to bring Fa'asua home. Whitney Jones then launched a triple into left-center field bringing in Lawrie
Former Husky All-American Lawrie finished her day in the circle with five strikeouts and retired six consecutive batters through 2.0 innings.
In the bottom of the third inning, head coach Heather Tarr headed out to third base to aid in the defensive stand for the Purple team. She successfully fielded the third out in a scoreless inning in the third.
"For me personally, as the coach here, it was the icing on the cake to have 40+ alumni and their families, a lot of my former teammates, and obviously former Coach Wilson," said Tarr. "It was just awesome to have her back in the fold. It really rounds all of UW's history out, which is something we have waited a long time to do."
Former Husky and current author, Bailey Stenson blooped a double to shallow left field, after stealing third in the fourth. On a muffed pitch, she was routinely brought in by Sarah Hyatt with a fielder's choice.
The final score of the regularly structured game, through 4.0 innings, was 4-0 Gold.
The next activity was a four-person relay-run pinning the two teams against each other, each decade being represented as a member of the team. The result of this event was another win for the Gold team increasing their overall lead to 5-0.
The next activity was a relay-throw activity, again using four members for each team from each generation. Purple won the first and second running of this game making the score 5-2 Gold.
The last activity was a home-run-derby. It included three rounds of four competitors from each team who each got three outs at the plate. The Purple team caught up in this event and wound up winning by one.