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Huskies softball defeats Sooners, improves to 10-0

Third-ranked Washington beat No. 11 and defending national champion Oklahoma 3-1 on Sunday at the Littlewood Classic in Tempe, Ariz.

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Third-ranked Washington beat No. 11 and defending national champion Oklahoma 3-1 on Sunday at the Littlewood Classic in Tempe, Ariz.

The Huskies (10-0) got seven sharp innings from Bryana Walker, who struck out a career-high 14 batters, and held the Sooners (5-4) to just three hits.

“Bryana’s a very strategic pitcher,” UW coach Heather Tarr said. “She knows what she needs to throw to certain hitters. She was throwing a pretty good game. She was dominant today.”

Walker (6-0) was making her fourth consecutive start in the circle and earned her 26th career complete game and her fourth already this season.

Victoria Hayward and Ali Aguilar hit back-to-back run-scoring singles in the second inning, giving the Huskies a 2-1 lead. Kylee Lahners hit a solo home run in the fifth.

Washington rallied from a 6-0 deficit and ended up in a 7-7 tie with Michigan at the Texas State Tournament in San Marcos. The game was halted because both teams needed to leave for the airport to catch flights home.

It was the first tie for the Huskies since 2004.

Washington finished the season-opening tournament with a 2-1-1 record, while Michigan went 1-2-1.

Andrew Ely, Brendan Berry and Trevor Mitsui each had two of Washington’s nine hits. Mitsui drove in three runs, while Berry drove in two. Ely finished the four-game tournament batting .429 (6 of 14), while Mitsui hit .412 (7 of 17).


Seattle University scored 11 runs in the seventh inning and beat host UC Davis 17-5. Brian Olson drove in five runs with two doubles for the Redhawks, who won three of four games in the season-opening series. Cullen Hendrickson and Brock Carpenter each had three runs batted in.

Jared Deacon’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted top-ranked Cal State Fullerton past visiting Washington State 5-4 in the rubber match of a three-game series to open the season. Collin Slaybaugh drove in the tying run in the top of the ninth for the Cougars.

Andrew Sopko threw seven scoreless innings and Nick Brooks had two RBI to push Gonzaga over Nebraska 5-3 in Tempe, Ariz. The victory was the first of the year for the Bulldogs (1-3) as the club wrapped up its opening weekend in the Husker Classic.


Host and 23rd-ranked Washington had a score of 195.650 against ninth-ranked UCLA, which won the dual meet with a score of 196.675. Facing the highest-ranked team they’ve seen this season, the Huskies’ score was the second highest the team has put up this season.

Men’s tennis

Seattle U (4-7) earned the doubles point, which proved to be the difference maker in a 4-3 victory over Liberty in Portland.

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