Washington softball team holds on to beat Stanford, 6-5
A six-run fifth inning after a three-hour rain delay led the No. 14/14 Huskies to a 6-5 win over No. 16/15 Stanford in game one of a three-game...
A six-run fifth inning after a three-hour rain delay led the No. 14/14 Huskies to a 6-5 win over No. 16/15 Stanford in game one of a three-game series.
Stanford rallied with four runs in the seventh, but Washington held on despite being outhit, 7-4.
Game two was called off due to rain around 8:20 p.m.
A doubleheader will be played on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.
The first hit of the game for either team was a solo home run in the fourth by Jenna Rich from Stanford to left field off Husky pitcher Kaitlin Inglesby.
Inglesby recovered to pick up her 18th win of the year, allowing six runs on four hits in the complete game.
Right after the rain delay in the bottom of the fifth, Washington loaded the bases and junior Kelli Suguro scored the tying run on a passed ball.
A single by Kimberlee Souza and a double by Kylee Lahners drove in three more.
Mercedes Wetmore, a junior on the women's basketball team, made her Husky softball debut by pinch-running for Souza at second base. She scored, along with Whitney Jones on a double by Jennie McNeill.
The Cardinal strung together several hits in the seventh, but UW held on.
Western Washington won 5-2 in the nightcap of a doubleheader with league-leading and No. 21-ranked Saint Martin's, but lost the opener, 3-1, in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action in Bellingham.
• Central Washington salvaged a split of its home doubleheader against Montana State-Billings at home, falling, 4-0, in the first game but winning the second 8-0 in five innings.
• Seattle U dropped game one of a doubleheader with UT-San Antonio, 2-1, before rebounding with a 9-1 win in six innings in the second game.
Washington swept a doubleheader against No. 5 Oregon State at home. Jared Fisher (1-2) pitched seven shutout innings to lead UW to a 5-1 win in the first game, and an eight-run eighth inning helped the Huskies win the second, 10-3.
• Jason Monda's single in the top of the ninth inning scored Trace Tam Sing and Washington State defeated host California 7-6. Monda also pitched two shutout innings and earned the win, improving to 2-0.
• Seattle U beat Texas-Arlington in game one of a doubleheader 10-3, but the Mavericks took game two, 3-1, in Bellevue.
Track and field
Washington State's Stephan Scott-Ellis won a trio of events and Holly DeHart was a double-winner at the Cougar Invitational in Pullman. WSU's women won 12 events, and the men's team won 10.
• Host Central Washington took first place in both the men's and women's competitions at the Spike Arlt Invitational in Ellensburg. CWU's Tayler Fettig tied a stadium record in the women's high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 8 ¾ inches. Bryan Mack of CWU set a meet record in the men's triple jump with a leap of 49 feet, 5 inches.
Western Washington finished fourth out of five teams on the men's side, while Northwest U finished fifth. Western Washington's women finished third, while the NU women finished fifth.
• Seattle Pacific's women's 4x100 team of BryAnne Wochnick, Ali Worthen, Tasia Baldwin and Kishia Mitchell tied a 17-year-old school record and made the NCAA provisional qualifying list, finishing in 47.00 seconds at the Beach Invitational in Norwalk, Calif.
No. 48 Washington defeated visiting Washington State, 5-2, at Bill Quillian Tennis Stadium, closing out the 2013 dual-match schedule.
Seattle U lost all four races in a home dual meet against Portland at the Seattle Rowing Center, the Redhawks' only home race of the season.
No. 1 Washington completed another sweep, winning four races against seventh-ranked Stanford in Redwood Shores, Calif.
From sports-information reports and other sources.