Huskies softball team cruises past Utah | Northwest roundup
The Washington softball team continued to put up big numbers at Utah in game three of the series as the No. 13/12 Huskies (36-14, 14-7 Pac-12...
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SALT LAKE CITY — The Washington softball team continued to put up big numbers at Utah in game three of the series as the No. 13/12 Huskies (36-14, 14-7 Pac-12) took the series with a 12-3 win in five innings over the Utes (24-29, 7-17).
The Huskies racked up 11 hits with two each from juniors Victoria Hayward, Hooch Fagaly, Kaitlin Inglesby and Whitney Jones. The Huskies only needed three innings to complete their scoring, getting six runs in the second inning. Kylee Lahners' three-run homer in the third inning capped UW's scoring.
Junior Bryana Walker earned the shutout, allowing six hits.
• Arizona avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of Washington, coming from behind to beat the Huskies, 5-3, in Tucson. Reliever Mathew Troupe (5-0) held UW (16-29, 8-13 Pac-12) scoreless for his 3-2/3 innings to pick up the victory for Arizona (29-17, 10-11). UW reliever Tyler Davis took the loss, but didn't allow an earned run and surrendered only one hit and one walk in three innings.
• Oregon took advantage of a Washington State error to score the winning run in the top of the 11th inning for a 4-3 victory in Pullman. The No. 6 Ducks (37-11, 19-5 Pac-12) swept the three-game series with the Cougars (20-23, 7-14) and remained atop the Pac-12 standings. In the 11th, Mitchell Tolman singled with two outs against Sean Hartnett (2-1). Scott Heineman hit a single up the middle, and Tolman scored after WSU center fielder Austin Pernell bobbled the ground ball.
• Seattle U (19-28, 8-12 Western Athletic Conference) had 15 hits en route to a 10-7 victory over Sacramento State (29-19, 12-9) at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.
Track and Field
Washington's Jeremy Taiwo finished second in the Pac-12 decathlon championships by just three points, scoring a career-high 7,998 and falling to Oregon's Dakotah Keys (8,001), who won his second-straight conference title in Los Angeles. It was Taiwo's career-best performance by a large margin. Washington State's Spencer Wordell finished in sixth with 7,278, also a career-best.
From team reports