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Northwest Notes: Lawrie perfect for UW softball
Washington freshman Danielle Lawrie pitched the third perfect game in program history Sunday as the 14th-ranked UW softball team won the Husky Fever Classic.
The Huskies (12-3) picked up wins over Utah Valley State, 8-0 in six innings, and Santa Clara, 14-3 in five innings.
In the opener, Lawrie (7-1) got a strikeout and two groundouts in the first inning before striking out the next 14 batters. Her 15 K's were one short of the school record, held by Caitlin Noble.
The perfect game was Washington's first since Jamie Graves had one on May 9, 1998.
Washington scored eight runs on 12 hits in the game, getting runs driven in by Dena Tyson, Alicia Matthews, Brooke Woodward and Dena DePompa.
Washington pounded 13 hits in the nightcap on the way to another rout. Santa Clara led 2-1 in the second inning, but the Huskies scored six runs on five hits in the bottom of the inning to put the game away.
Noble (5-2) earned the win, scattering nine hits over five innings and striking out seven.
Kyle Conley's second home run of the game, a two-out, two-run shot in the seventh, broke a 5-5 tie as Washington (8-2) came from behind to beat Gonzaga (7-6) 7-5 at Husky Ballpark to complete a three-game sweep.
Conley, the Huskies' right fielder, hit a solo homer in the second and finished Sunday's game 2 for 4 with three RBI. Matt Kasser (1-0), who allowed just one unearned run in three innings of relief, picked up the win.
• Puget Sound (1-7) finally got into the win column, defeating Saint Martin's 7-6 in the first game of a nonconference doubleheader in Tacoma. The Saints got their revenge in Game 2, shutting out the Loggers 2-0.
• Central Washington's Camron Iverson was a perfect 6 for 6 at the plate with two walks, and teammate Jamie Nilsen went 5 for 8 with three triples and four runs batted in, but the Wildcats came away with just a split of their doubleheader with Eastern Oregon in Ellensburg. Central won the opener, 14-3, before falling in the nightcap, 5-3.
• Freshmen Dane McGrady and Luke Howarth each had three hits as Albertson posted an 11-3 victory over Whitworth in the final game of the Guardian Heating and Plumbing Tournament in Lewiston, Idaho.
For the second straight day, pitcher Erin Martin won two games as Seattle University swept Western Washington, 1-0 and 12-1 (six innings), in a nonleague doubleheader in Bellingham.
Western, off to a 0-4 start for the first time since 1994, has scored just three runs in 30 innings this season. Seattle (5-5), which ran its winning streak to four games, had three home runs in the nightcap, two by Marjalena Santos.
• Pacific Lutheran (3-1) tallied 11 hits in the first game and 13 in the second while sweeping a nonconference doubleheader from Saint Martin's, 7-4 and 9-4, in Lacey.
The Western Washington women (6-0) rallied from an eight-shot, opening-round deficit to win by six strokes in the final round of the Lady Rattler Classic in San Antonio.
The Vikings shot a 10-over par 298 to finish with a 36-hole score of 605. Western, ranked third in NCAA Division II, was led by Candice Wagner, who tied for second in medalist play at 149 with a final-round 75.
• Mary Kate Morgan became the first Gonzaga women's golfer to win a major tournament when she shot an even-par 72 to win the Red Rock Invitational in Sedona, Ariz., by two strokes. Morgan finished with a 4-over-par 148. The Bulldogs tied for ninth at 658.
The Puget Sound women pulled out a 5-4 win against crosstown rival Pacific Lutheran in a Northwest Conference match in Tacoma.
• The Eastern Washington men (2-2) defeated Idaho 6-1. Leading the way was Pannhara Mam, the reigning Big Sky player of the week, who defeated Anthony Karlovic 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 singles.
• The Eastern Washington women (3-5) fell to Oregon 6-1. The Eagles' lone win came at No. 6 singles, where Oregon's Jamie Marshall retired with a wrist injury against Kerstyn Dolack.
Northwest University of Kirkland beat Albertson College of Idaho 81-70 Saturday night, and will play for the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament title Tuesday against Oregon Tech.
Aaron Sawyer led Northwest with 32 points and 12 rebounds and Stephen Ishmael, a sophomore who starred at Redmond High School, scored 13.
Northwest (21-9), which trailed most of the game, finally took the lead with seven minutes to play when Ishmael hit a baseline jumper to give the Eagles a lead they never relinquished.
The winner of the conference tournament will play in the NAIA Division II tournament March 8-14 in Point Lookout, Mo.
• The Everett Rowing Association's junior women's eight-oared crew, which won the silver medal at the 2005 U.S. junior national championships, was named Northwest Crew of the Year Saturday at the Northwest Rowing Awards Dinner.
The coach of the Everett crew, Padraic McGovern, was named Northwest coach of the year. Members of the Everett crew: Kendra Vandree, Adrienne Mecham, Erin Knox, Sarah Gribler, Ashley Kroll, Kendra Short, Jessica Asbridge, Katherine Robinson and Kelli Schmitz.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.
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