No. 14/13 Washington softball team defeats No. 2 Arizona State, 3-1
The hot streak continued for the No. 14/13 UW softball team as the Huskies (32-10, 10-3) knocked off No. 2/2 Arizona State (36-7, 7-3) 3-1...
TEMPE, Ariz. — The hot streak continued for the No. 14/13 UW softball team as the Huskies (32-10, 10-3) knocked off No. 2/2 Arizona State (36-7, 7-3) 3-1 on Friday.
It was just the second loss at home for the Sun Devils on the year and the first of the year for ASU's starting pitcher, Mackenzie Popescue (16-1).
Kaitlin Inglesby continued to be a force in the circle for the Huskies. After five wins last week she pitched the complete game to improve to 17-4 on the year and help Washington to an eight-game winning streak.
Inglesby allowed just one run in the sixth on eight hits and struck out six Sun Devils.
Senior Shawna Wright led the Huskies at the plate with two of her team's five hits.
Back-to-back two-out doubles in the top of the second by Kylee Lahners and Wright gave the UW a 1-0 lead.
ASU tied the game in the third on a single up the middle by Amber Freeman after a Cheyenne Coyle double.
Washington got the game-winner in the sixth as junior Hooch Fagaly drove in freshman Missy Taukeiaho.
Game two of the series will air live on ESPN2 on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Seattle U (16-23, 5-6 Western Athletic Conference) won its first WAC series with two wins over visiting Utah State (8-32, 2-9 WAC) on day one of the weekend, 3-1 in game one and 2-1 in game two.
Bremerton's Nathan Adrian, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, won the 50-meter freestyle in 21.72 seconds at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz..
Washington led early and mounted a ninth-inning comeback, but Stanford scored in five of the first six innings and hung on as the Cardinal beat the visiting Huskies (8-23, 2-8 Pac-12), 7-5.
Husky starter Jared Fisher (0-2) gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits over three innings in the loss.
• Washington State's home game against Arizona was suspended due to rain. The Cougars led 7-4 after seven innings. The game will resume at noon Saturday.
• Seattle U (12-21, 3-7 Western Athletic Conference) jumped out to an early lead and earned a 7-2 victory at Dallas Baptist.
Eastern Washington fell at home to Montana, 4-3.
• Seattle U fell to New Mexico State, 6-1, in Logan, Utah, to fall to 0-5 in WAC play.
Seattle U lost, 6-1, at Idaho and dropped to 0-8 in WAC play.
• Eastern Washington fell at home to Montana State, 4-3.
Track and field
Ali Worthen and Katy Gross of Seattle Pacific finished first and third, respectively, in the heptathlon at the MONDO Mid-Major Challenge at Sacramento State.
Worthen and Gross were the only two NCAA Division-II athletes in the event, as the rest were from Division I.
Jennifer Yang shot 5-under 67 in the first round of the PING/ASU Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., to earn a share of the lead, but the Huskies were tied for 12th in the 17-team field after combining to shoot 4-over 292. The ninth-ranked Huskies are tied at 12th with TCU.
• Western Washington's Claire Rachor was named the Red Lion/Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women's Golfer of the Week.
Hec Hancock, a longtime sports editor and columnist at the Tri-City Herald, died Sunday at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. The Kennewick man was 91.
From team reports.
The Tri-City Herald also contributed to this report.