Sweeps for Washington softball, baseball
The third-ranked Washington softball team finished up a three-game sweep of Utah on Sunday, winning 3-1 at Husky Softball Stadium. The Huskies (32-1, 3-0...
The third-ranked Washington softball team finished up a three-game sweep of Utah on Sunday, winning 3-1 at Husky Softball Stadium.
The Huskies (32-1, 3-0 Pac-12) outscored the Utes 14-3 in their conference-opening series.
All the runs in Sunday's game came in the first three innings.
With one out in the bottom of the first, Kimi Pohlman doubled to center. Kaitlin Inglesby hit her seventh home run of the season, a long shot to left field, to put Washington up 2-0.
In the second, Shawna Wright reached on an error, Marki Creger-Zier hit a bunt single and Victoria Hayward singled to load the bases ahead of Pohlman, who walked on four pitches for the RBI.
In the third, Utah strung together three straight one-out hits to load the bases against Inglesby. A walk brought in Utah's run, but Inglesby made the next two putouts herself to end the inning.
Inglesby allowed one run on four hits in three innings. Kasey Stanchek took over in the fourth and allowed just two hits, earning her second win of the weekend and ninth of the season.
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The Washington baseball team completed a three-game, nonconference sweep with a 13-1 win over CSU Bakersfield at Husky Ballpark.
Huskies starter Austin Voth (4-0) pitched six innings, giving up one run on four hits and no walks while striking out six.
Ten different Huskies recorded a hit and the 12 RBI were spread over nine different players. The Huskies, who scored in all but two innings, improved to 15-7 with the victory while the Roadrunners fell to 7-14.
Central Washington (9-11, 5-3 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) dropped two games, 8-7 and 12-3, to No. 22 Western Oregon in Ellensburg.
• Seattle University's game at San Jose State was rained out, with no makeup date anticipated.
• Washington State's game at UCLA was postponed due to rain. It was rescheduled for 1 p.m. Monday.
A pair of walkoff home runs by Sammie Olexa ruined Central Washington's hopes in a doubleheader against Simon Fraser in Barnaby, B.C. The Wildcats (8-14, 7-0 GNAC) lost 2-1 and 8-5 in eight innings.
Seattle University got singles wins from Flavio Malagutti, Jason Bedoines and Kyle Rapp, but dropped a 4-3 decision to UC Riverside in Las Vegas.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.