Washington softball routs Penn State in California
The No. 18 UW softball team improved to 21-7 with a 13-2 win in five innings on Saturday afternoon against Penn State (6-15) at the Judi...
FULLERTON, Calif. — The No. 18 UW softball team improved to 21-7 with a 13-2 win in five innings on Saturday afternoon against Penn State (6-15) at the Judi Garman Classic.
Huskies junior Kaitlin Inglesby improved to 8-3 in the circle with the win.
Washington took an early 3-0 lead in the first on RBI singles by junior Hooch Fagaly and sophomore Kimberlee Souza.
Junior Kelli Suguro of Kent scored the fourth run of the game on a passed ball in the second inning. UW scored four more runs in the third to go up 8-0.
The Huskies capped their scoring in the fourth inning with five runs on four hits by Souza, Whitney Jones, Marki Creger-Zier, Taukeiaho and Kylee Lahners.
Freshman Jocelyn Cater allowed two runs in the fifth on a two-run home run in relief.
Seattle U (11-15) defeated Loyola Marymount, 6-5, before falling to host Cal State-Northridge, 10-2, to finish out the first day of the Cal State-Northridge Invitational.
A nearly eight-hour marathon of baseball resulted in a pair of losses for Washington at the hands of No. 11 UCLA. The Bruins (14-3, 2-0 Pac-12) beat the Huskies 3-2 (4-13, 0-2) in 15 innings, then 4-0 in both teams' Pac-12 Conference openers in Los Angeles. The day included the completion of Friday night's game, which was halted in the fourth inning due to low visibility caused by fog. That game ended up going 5 hours and 35 minutes total, with the Bruins winning on a two-out, bases-loaded single from Christoph Bono.
• Seattle U's home game against UC Davis was rained out. The teams will conclude the three-game series on Sunday at noon.
track and field
The Washington State women won 11 events and the Cougar men won six at the Dusty Lane Open at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane.
Freshman Indigo Williams won the women's 100-meter dash in 13.19 seconds, and freshman Christiana Ekelem's 25.79 led a first-through-third Cougar finish in the 200 meters.
On the men's side, Todd Wakefield won the 800 meters in 1 minute, 51.08 seconds while Jono Lafler and Andrew Kimpel finished one-two in the 1,500 meters with Lafler running a PR time of 3:50.80.
• Western Washington's Tanya Bjornsson posted an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time of 14.29 seconds in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the University of Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Bjornsson also placed third in the hurdles and was second in the long jump at 18-6.
WWU's men's 4x400 relay team finished second at the meet in 3:16.49.
• Seattle U sophomore Collin Overbay set a school record in the men's 3,000-meter run at the same meet, finishing seventh overall in 8:30.19.
• McKayla Fricker and Lynelle Decker of Seattle Pacific also posted NCAA Division II provisional qualifying times in the 800 meters at the Oregon Preview. Fricker finished in 2:9.90 while freshman teammate Decker ran it in 2:12.56.
Washington State finished 10th at the Border Olympics, hosted by Houston in Laredo, Texas. No. 33 Houston won the event at 5-under par, eight shots better than No. 35 Oklahoma. Washington State shot 16 over on Saturday and finished at 33 over. Blake Snyder led the Cougars, who finished in a tie for 30th.
Seattle U's home match against Pacific Lutheran was postponed due to weather.
From sports-information reports.