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Huskies crush Ohio 17-1 in home softball opener | NW Briefs

Hooch Fagaly and Victoria Hayward combined for six hits and seven runs batted in, powering Washington to a 17-1 win.

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Hooch Fagaly and Victoria Hayward combined for six hits and seven runs batted in, powering Washington to a 17-1, five-inning fastpitch rout of Ohio Friday night at Husky Softball Stadium.

Hayward singled, doubled, tripled and had four RBI.

It was the season home opener for the Huskies (15-5) and the nightcap of Day 1 of the three-day Husky Softball Classic.

Kasey Stanchek pitched two hitless, scoreless innings for Washington.

In other games, New Mexico's Lauren Soles struck out nine in a one-hit, 2-0 shutout of Seattle University (8-12). New Mexico also beat Bradley 7-1, Yale beat Ohio 7-1 and Bradley beat Yale 2-0.

Other softball

• Corban University hit nine home runs in a Cascade Conference doubleheader sweep of Northwest University in Kirkland, 15-5 and 10-0.

Camille Depew had four hits as Western Washington (11-7, 3-1) swept a Great Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader from Northwest Nazarene in Bellingham, 4-1 and 6-2.


• LSU pitcher Aaron Nola retired the first 18 Washington batters in a 9-4 victory by the eighth-ranked Tigers (13-1) before a crowd of 10,601 in Baton Rouge, La. Jayce Ray broke up the no-hitter with a single in the seventh. Trevor Mitsui had a two-run single for the Huskies (4-9).

Ben Ruff doubled, homered and drove in three runs and Seattle collected 17 hits in an 8-4 nonleague win at Portland. Chase Fields and Cash McGuire each had three hits for the Redhawks (4-10).

• Left-hander Joe Pistorese held Texas-San Antonio scoreless for six innings and Trace Tam Sing hit his first college home run in a 6-3 victory by visiting Washington State (9-3).


Heather Johns gave Whitman its first lead on a pair of free throws with 38 seconds left as the Missionaries beat Emory 67-62 to reach the NCAA Division III women's Elite Eight in Williamstown, Mass. Whitman (23-5) plays hometown Williams College in the regional final Saturday. Sarah Anderegg, a junior from Redmond, had 16 points, seven rebounds and two blocks for Whitman.


Alessio Bertaggia had a hat trick as Spokane rallied for a 6-3 Western Hockey League victory over Everett in Spokane. Joshua Winquist scored twice for Everett.

Jake Mykitiuk got the deciding goal in a shootout as Prince George beat Seattle 2-1 at ShoWare Center. Taylor Green's power-play goal put the Thunderbirds ahead 1-0 in the first period.

Track and field

• Seattle Pacific's McKayla Fricker earned a spot in the women's 800-meter finals at the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala., with a personal-record 2 minutes, 10.82 seconds. Western Washington's Emily Warman placed eighth in the women's long jump with a school-record 19 feet, 2 ¾ inches.

• Washington's Christine Babcock placed 13th in her semifinal heat in the women's mile (4:41.55) at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Washington State's Stephan Scott-Ellis finished 11th in the men's long jump at 24-7 ¾.


Washington's men shot a season-high 310 (22 over par) and are 17th among 18 teams after the opening round of the Bandon Dunes Championship in Bandon, Ore. The Huskies won the event in 2011 and shared the title last year. Freshman Jonathan Sanders had the top UW score, a 3-over 75. Teammate Chris Williams, the world's No. 1-ranked amateur, shot 76. Oregon (290) has the team lead and Washington State (301) is tied for ninth.


• Stanford swept Washington 7-0 in the Huskies' Pac-12 women's opener in Stanford, Calif.

• WSU's Olga Musilovich improved to 12-0 in dual matches with a 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8) singles win in the Cougar women's 6-1 loss to California in Berkeley.

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