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Washington softball wins Pac-12 opener
Kaitlin Inglesby pitched a complete game and had two hits and three runs batted in at the plate as the Washington softball team won its...
Kaitlin Inglesby pitched a complete game and had two hits and three runs batted in at the plate as the Washington softball team won its Pac-12 opener, 5-1 over Utah on Friday night at Husky Softball Field.
Washington improved to 30-1, the best start under coach Heather Tarr and best by a UW team since the 2003 team started 31-1-1.
Inglesby improved to 16-0 in the circle, allowing just one run on six hits with eight strikeouts.
The third-ranked Huskies opened the scoring in the third inning, with Kimi Pohlman coming home on a two-out double by Inglesby.
Marki Creger-Zier started a four-run fifth inning for UW with a single to left. After stealing second and reaching third on a sacrifice bunt by Victoria Hayward, Creger-Zier scored on a squeeze bunt off the bat of Pohlman. Pohlman stole second and scored on a single up the middle by Nikia Williams. Inglesby hit her sixth homer of the season, a two-run shot to left-center, to seal the win.
UW baseball wins
A solid pitching performance from Aaron West and homers from Caleb Brown and B.K. Santy led the Washington baseball team (12-7) to a 4-2 win over CSU Bakersfield at Husky Ballpark.
West improved to 4-1 with the victory. He gave up one run on five hits over six innings, striking out five.
Seattle University (7-14) split two contests on the second day of the SpringHill Suites Invitational in Boise, Idaho, falling 6-5 to New Mexico before beating Texas-San Antonio 6-1.
• Meghan Carrillo and Kristen Allen each had a pair of multihit games as Western Washington (4-18, 2-10 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) split a doubleheader at Northwest Nazarene, winning the opener 10-9 in eight innings, and dropping the nightcap 12-11.
Seattle University (11-9) split a doubleheader with host San Jose State, winning the opener 9-4 and losing the nightcap 2-1.
• UCLA scored in each of the first four innings on its way to a 12-3 rout of visiting Washington State. Adam Nelubowich doubled in the fifth inning to extend his hitting streak to a career-best 10 games for the Cougars (10-9, 1-3 Pac-12).
Seattle University beat Fresno State 3-2 to win the Lamkin Grip Cal Poly Challenge in Arroyo Grande, Calif. The Redhawks got individual wins from Ian Dahl (3 and 1 over Nate Jessup), Quin Koplitz (2 up over Keenan Nelson) and Paul Pavlos (1 up over Ruffie Fessler).
Western Washington finished second at the Augustana University Spring Fling in Cathedral City, Calif.
The Vikings, ranked No. 19, shot a final-round 31-over-par 319 to finish 31 shots behind winner St. Edward's (Texas). Claire Rachor led Western by finishing tied for third at 4-over 148, two shots off the lead.
• Gonzaga's Tai Jade Kliebphipat shot two rounds of 72 to stand tied for 12th at the Mountainview Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz. The Bulldogs (599) are tied for ninth in the team standings.
Washington (12-3) took a narrow 4-3 decision from Cal Poly in Malibu, Calif. The decisive match was at No. 1 singles, where Kyle McMorrow edged Andre Dome, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, for the Huskies' win.
Arizona pulled out a 4-3 win over Washington in Tucson. The Wildcats clinched the win over the Huskies (6-6) with Lacey Smyth's 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over Denise Dy at No. 1 singles.
• Seattle University rolled to a 6-1 win over Idaho State in Las Vegas. Lindsey Newman led the way with a straight-set victory at No. 1 singles.
Seattle University's Zach Stanfield has been named the Great West Conference outdoor track and field male athlete of the week.
• Washington's Brady Clark rink defeated the Steve Day rink of Wisconsin 8-2 to advance to the gold-medal game that the 2012 USA Curling Mixed National Championship in Portage, Wis.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.