Washington softball opens season with pair of wins
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The No. 3 Washington Huskies opened the softball season with a 7-4 win over the No. 18 Baylor Bears at the UNLV Kick-Off Classic in Las Vegas on Friday morning.
Later in the day, Washington beat San Diego 3-0 behind the pitching of Kaitlin Inglesby and a three-run homer by junior Kylee Lahners.
Lahners led the Huskies’ win over Baylor by going 2 for 5 with a home run and four runs batted in.
Lahners homered in the fourth inning against San Diego, and that was more than enough support for Inglesby, who threw her 16th career shutout.
The Huskies play Arkansas and UNLV on Saturday.
Seattle University (1-1) opened the 2014 season with an 8-4 win over Cal Poly before falling to San Jose State 11-7 at the Kajikawa Classic at Arizona State.
Seattle U plays Cal State Northridge and San Diego State on Saturday.
• Western Washington third baseman Amanda Flores tied a school record with two home runs, and the Vikings set a school mark with 32 total bases in a 17-7 win over Black Hills State at the Desert Stinger Tournament in Las Vegas.
The Vikings (4-2) lost 10-5 to Cal State Dominguez Hills (4-2) earlier in the day.
Junior Cheng-Tsung Pan shot a 7-under 65, helping No. 4 Washington move into third place in the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii.
UW had been in a tie for 10th after the first round, but now trails leader Oklahoma State by just four shots. Washington is at 24-under 552. Oregon is second at 26 under in the 20-team field.
Pan moved into a tie for seventh individually, three shots off the lead at 9 under. UW’s Gerrit Chambers and Chris Babcock are tied for 12th at 7 under.
• Washington State (6-1) held on for a 4-3 victory over visiting Brigham Young (0-3), with junior Charlotte Koning clinching the win with a 6-2, 6-4 victory at No. 6 singles, the final match of the day.
• Seattle U (2-5) defeated host Gonzaga (1-2) 4-3, with Corinne Wurden winning the decisive match at No. 6 singles.
• No. 44 Washington (3-4) picked up its third home win of the season with a 6-1 victory over San Francisco.
The Huskies took the doubles point with a sweep, then won five of six singles matches.
• Seattle University (2-4) lost 5-2 at Utah State despite singles wins from Will Topp and Connor Leahy.
Western Washington got signings from midfielder Colleen Lindsay from Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, defender Sierra Shugarts from Decatur High in Federal Way and defender/midfielder Emily Webster from Sehome High in Bellingham. Also coming to Western Washington are twins Abby and Lexi Klinkenberg from Kentridge High in Kent.
Seattle Pacific’s Maria Hundley won the uneven parallel bars for the first time this season, but Sacramento State won 192.675 to 192.45 at Brougham Pavilion, spoiling SPU’s second-highest total of the season.
Southern Oregon’s Eric Thompson scored 38 in a 92-79 win over visiting Northwest (17-7, 8-5 Cascade Collegiate Conference).
Northwest University (16-9, 8-5 CCC) lost 95-64 to Southern Oregon in Ashland.
Compiled from sports-information reports