Woodward Slam Leads Washington Past Ducks

EUGENE, Ore. – Brooke Woodward hit a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning to lead No. 16 Washington to a 6-3 come-from-behind win over Oregon Saturday at Howe Field.

Suzie Barnes helped stake the Ducks to a 3-1 lead with a double a pair of sparkling unassisted double plays, but Oregon could not hold the lead in falling to 23-24 overall, 3-12 in Pac-10 play.

After Huskies (32-19, 6-11) scored in the top of the inning to take a 1-0 lead, Suzie Barnes led off the bottom of the sixth for Oregon with a double and scored when Sari-Jane Jenkins hit a soft pop up that barely eluded third baseman Woodward's glove. Woodward then threw to first to try and get Jenkins, but with no one covering the bag, Woodward's throw went down the right field line, allowing Barnes to tie the game at 1-1, with Jenkins moving down to second.

Following an intentional walk to Beth Boskovich, Lovena Chaput gave the Ducks a 2-1 lead by smacking a double to right field to score Jenkins. Washington intentionally walked Dani Baird to load the bases, which set up Kayleen Hudson's deep sacrifice fly to left, scoring Kristi Jorgensen, who pinch ran for Boskovich, for a 3-1 lead.

But the Huskies answered with a five-run, four-hit rally in the seventh inning. Washington made it 3-2 when Ashley Charters grounded out with the bases loaded, bringing in Marnie Koziol from third. With two outs, Oregon walked Aimee Minor intentionally to bring up Woodward, who tagged an Alicia Cook offering over the fence just inside the left field foul pole for the game-winning home run.

Washington used three hits in the top of the sixth to take a 1-0 lead. Dominique Lestrapes led off with a single and Ashley Charters was safe on a slap single. Both runners advanced a base on the play when Cook's throw to first base was high. The Ducks then intentionally walked Minor to load the bases and then Woodward lashed an RBI single to left field to plate Nicole Moojen, who pinch ran for Lestrapes. Charters was caught between third and home on the play and was eventually tagged out in a run down that went 7-5-6-2. Following and intentional walk to Hyatt, Watson lined out to Barnes, who doubled up Minor to end the inning. It was Barnes' second unassisted double play of the afternoon.

Pitching dominated the first part of the game. Through a scoreless five innings, Cook struck out six, while Washington's Danielle Lawrie set down 10. Lawrie struck out the side in the first and fourth innings, while Cook was nearly as impressive, striking out the side in the second.

Lawrie struck out 11 overall in improving to 20-12, while Cook dropped to 5-9.

The Ducks' wrap up the home season with a single game against the Huskies Sunday at 1 p.m. Oregon seniors Dani Baird, Beth Boskovich, Amy Harris and Breanne Sabol will be honored in pre-game ceremonies.

Oregon (23-24, 3-12) vs. Washington (32-19, 6-11)
Washington – 000 001 5 - 6 8 1
Oregon – 000 003 0 - 3 4 1
Lawrie and Matthews; Cook and Morris
Win – Lawrie (20-12); Loss – Cook (5-9)
2B – Barnes, Chaput
HR – Woodward
RBI – Woodward 5, Charters, Chaput, Hudson

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