With the win the Beavers improved to 5-4 in the Pac-10 and 33-7 overall while the Huskies dropped to 3-7 and 29-15. The Beavers also completed a successful road trip 3-0, beating top ranked UCLA 2-0 on Friday before sweeping the Huskies. They also beat Danielle Lawrie for the second straight game, knocking the Husky ace out of the circle after she faced only three batters in the first inning and gave up a run.
Miranda led off the game with a line
double to left field, moved to third on a sacrifice by
Mia Longfellow and scored on a single to right center
by Adrienne Alo. Husky head coach Heather Tarr brought
Caitlin Noble in for relief and she kept the Beavers
off the board until the fourth, when Brianne McGowan
hit a one out solo homer over the wall and underneath
the scoreboard in center field, her eighth of the
Then, in the fifth, the Beavers
effectively put the game away, scoring three runs.
Sherina Galvan led off with a walk, drawing jeers from
the crowd, who thought at least two balls should have
been strikes. Galvan stole second and took third when
Nicole Moojen bobbled Maggie DeWall's grounder to
short for an error. Miranda then drove the first pitch
from Noble over the wall in left field for her 11th
homer of the season and third in as many games.
The Huskies had plenty of opportunity to
score, getting a runner on base in every einning
except the seventh. Their best threat to score came in
the third when Moojen and Dominique Lastrapes singled
with none out, but Ashley Charters bunted into a force
at third and Sarah Hyatt grounded into an inning
ending double play. In the fifth, the Huskies got a
leadoff single from pinch hitter Torie Coury in her
first at-bat of the season, but she got erased when
Moojen grounded into a double play. That loomed large
when the next batter, Lastrapes, lined a double off
the wall and got stranded when Charter popped out to
McGowan started in the circle for the
Beavers and got the win to improve to 21-4. She went
four innings, allowing four hits and one walk while
striking out six. Ta'tyana McElroy pitched the final
three innings to earn her second save. She gave up
three hits and struck out one. For the Huskies Noble
went six and two thirds innings in relief, giving up
four runs, three earned, on four hits and two walks.
She struck out seven.
The Huskies next travel to UCLA to face the
top ranked Bruins on Wednesday, April 26 in a
doubleheader. The two teams will resume a game called
on April 15 in Seattle due to weather conditions
before playing the regularly scheduled game. Then from
Friday, April 28 to Sunday April 30 the Huskies will
play their final three home games of the season,
against Arizona State on Friday and Arizona on
Saturday and Sunday.
#14 UW 0, #9 OSU 5
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