Huskies split for a 12-2 record in softball
Washington beats Texas before dropping contest to Northwestern
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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Washington split a pair of close games in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic on Friday, beating Texas 3-2 before losing 4-2 to Northwestern (8-2).
For the Huskies (12-2), Kaitlin Inglesby (4-1) earned the victory against the Longhorns (7-8) with seven strikeouts.
• Seattle University (3-11) was on the losing end of a no-hitter as it dropped a 1-0 decision to Loyola Marymount (1-5) and then lost a 4-2 contest to tournament host UC Riverside (4-6). Sydney Gouveia had the no-hitter for the Lions with 10 strikeouts.
• Central Washington (6-1) suffered its first defeat, losing the nightcap of a road doubleheader at Holy Names 4-3 after winning the first game 6-1. Maria Gau (3-0) of Woodinville gave up seven hits and struck out six in the first game at Moraga, Calif.
• Despite three hits from third baseman Alex Schmidt, Washington (2-2-1) dropped an 8-2 decision to Indiana (2-3) in the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten event in Surprise, Ariz.
• Washington State (1-4) lost its home opener as Western Carolina (3-2) pitcher Jeremy Null pitched seven innings of one-hit ball in a 13-1 victory.
• A two-out, two-strike rally in the bottom of the ninth wasn’t enough for Gonzaga (2-4), which dropped a 3-2 decision to Notre Dame (2-3) during the Irish Baseball Classic in San Antonio, Texas.
• Michael McCann had four hits and three RBI to power Seattle University (4-1) to a 4-2 victory at Cal State Northridge (2-3).
• Michael Russo hit the winning jump shot with 46 seconds left, and the Northwest University men (19-9, 10-7 Cascade Conference) held on for a 59-58 victory at Eastern Oregon (15-12, 6-11). Michael Green had 25 points for the winners.
• Despite having four players in double figures, the Northwest women (18-11, 10-7 Cascade) dropped a 77-66 road decision at Eastern Oregon (21-8, 12-5).
• The Washington State men finished seventh at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawaii after the final round was canceled because of rain.
• Four players from Washington State and one from Washington have been invited to try out for the U.S. Women’s National Team. Krista Vansant, the national collegiate player of the year, will represent the Huskies. From Washington State are Emmy Allen, Kyra Holt, Ver’Leea Hardaway and Kate Sommer.
• Western Washington men are in first place and the WWU women in second going into the final day of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championships in Nampa, Idaho.
• Seattle Pacific set a school record with 193.950 team points in losing at home to UC Davis, which had 195.175.
From sports-information reports.