University of Washington Media Relations

#7 UW 3, Seattle U 1

Samantha Manti escaped a bases loaded jam in the top of the fourth inning and Morganne Flores belted a three run homer as seventh-ranked Washington beat Seattle University 3-1 in a non-conference game at Husky Softball Stadium on a sunny Wednesday evening.

WIth their eighth straight win the Huskies upped their record to 38-10 while the Redhawks dropped to 18-30.  

Madi Schreyer started in the pitching circle for the Huskies and got into a bases loaded jam in the top of the first on a pair of hits and an error but got out of the inning when Savannah Loomis fouled out to left and Maddy Kristjanson grounded out to third.

Schreyer would not, however, fare so well in the fourth when the visitors loaded the bases again on singles by Kristjanson and Cherise Silvan and a walk to Sara Dominguez. Jessica Flanagan grounded into a fielder's choice putout at home for one out but pinch hitter Susanne Morris walked to force home Silvan and make it 3-1 Huskies.

Manti relieved Schreyer and got Paige Bouska to grounded into another fielder's choice putout at home and retired Kaylee Ree on a soft bloop to short to end the threat.

Manti (8-1) allowed only one base runner, on an error, in three and two third hitless innings.  She struck out five.

Andie Larkins (10-20) started and went the distance in the circle for the Redhawks. She gave up five hits and walked four while striking out four. All three runs came in the bottom of the third.

WIth one out Ali Aguilar walked and Casey Stangel lined a two out single to left. Flores, the cleanup batter, then hit a monstrous blast over the wall in left for her 10th home run of the season and a 3-0 lead.

Neither left fielder Bouska nor center fielder Nicole Bolasky bothered to watch the flight of the ball.

After a day off the Huskies return to action when they host Stanford in their final Pac-12 home series of the season from Friday, May 5 through Sunday May 7.  Friday will have 6 pm first pitch, Saturday 1 pm and Sunday 12 noon

Sunday will also mark Senior Day and the final regular season home games for Aguilar and Stangel.


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