Diamond Dawgs drop one to FSU today

Washington jumped out to an early 6-0 lead but could not make it stand up as FSU fought back to tie it at 7-all, 9-all, and then finally pulling ahead on a bases loaded walk followed by a three-run home run. The series is now tied at one game apiece.

The Huskies held a 3-0 lead on hits by Tila Reynolds, Tyler Davidson, and then a long ball by Jay Garthwaite.

Bryan Johnson had a bases-clearing double one inning later to give the Huskies what seemed like a comfortable six-run cushion. FSU's Brad Harper crushed a three run homer in the bottom of the second, which preceded a Jared Walker RBI single to slice the Husky lead to 6-4.

Washington went ahead 7-4 in the fourth, only to see FSU tie it with a bases-loaded double in their half of the fourth. Tyler Davidson blasted a two-run homer in the sixth to push the Huskies back on top 9-8, but the Bulldogs pulled away with a run in the seventh, a bases loaded walk in the eighth, and then a Brian Pierce three-run homer off the scoreboard in left provided the final tally.

UW freshman reliever Will Fenton took the loss in relief.

SOFTBALL WINS PAIR TODAY

Clark goes deep twice

Husky shortstop Jaime Clark hit two home runs in one game, slamming a two-run shot in the first and a grand slam in the sixth, as the Huskies ended a three-game losing skid with a 8-0 (5) win Saturday over Boston University.

Husky starting pitcher, freshman Leslie Scott, retired the side in order in five of the six innings. She finished the game with a one-hit shutout.

The UW added two more runs in the fifth, as both Oleson and Clark came home on an error to give the Huskies a 4-0 lead. An inning later, Clark hit her grand slam.

In game two, Washington blanked Wisconsin 2-0 behind the great pitching of Ashley Boek and two clutch runs in the sixth inning. Wisconsin finally broke up Boek's no-hit bid in the top of the sixth inning when outfielder Erin Barnharst bounced a short chopper in front of the plate, but she kept the shutout intact.

Washington finally scored in the sixth when Amanda Oleson singled into right-center, tagged up on a long foul-out, stealing third, and then scored on a wild pitch.

Nicki Holt drove a single up the middle for the Huskies second RBI as the game headed to the top of the seventh.

The final out of the game came when Husky centerfielder Rita Roach threw out a Badger base runner at the plate.

The two wins today avenged two losses yesterday.

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