#11 UW 8, #16 Oregon 0 (6)

Danielle Lawrie pitched a one hitter for her seventh shutout of the season and Ashley Charters doubled home two runs to end the game as the 11th ranked Huskies run ruled 16th ranked Oregon 8-0 in six innings on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Husky Softball Stadium.

With the win the Huskies swept the season series from Oregon and improved to 32-13 and 9-6 in the Pac-10, while the Ducks dropped to 39-14 and 4-11.

Lawrie had a perfect game through the first four and two thirds innings, retiring the first 14 batters she faced, 9 by strikeout. The Huskies backed up her with some great defense. In the top of the second, Ashley Charters ranged to her left to glove a grounder by Joanna Gail that looked like it would go into center for a hit and threw out the runner at first. Then in the fourth Jennifer Salling lined a shot that looked like it would drop into right field for a hit but Dena Tyson snared it. After striking out Ann Marie Topps and Neena Bryant swinging in the fifth, Gail flared a 2-1 pitch into shallow left field to break up the perfect game. With her 20th complete game, Lawrie improved to 21-8. She also finished with 10 strikeouts to raise her season total to 335.

The Huskies gave Lawrie all the support she would need in the bottom of the first, capitalizing on the wildness of Melissa Rice (21-12) to score four runs. Charters walked, stole second, moved to third on a groundout by Marnie Koziol, and scored on a single to left by Dominique Lastrapes. Lastrapes moved to second on a wild pitch by Rice, and Tyson walked. Lauren Greer doubled to score Lastrapes and put runners on at second and third. Rice walked Ashlyn Watson, but on ball four, threw her second wild pitch, allowing Tyson to score and Greer to take third. Lawrie then hit a grounder to second, with Greer scoring, to make it 4-0.

After Rice kept them off the board for four innings, the Huskies scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to send most of the 804 fans in attendance home early. Tyson led off with her 17th home run, second in the Pac-10 to Oregon's Topps, into the right field bleachers to make it 5-0. Greer reached safely when Suzie Barnes bobbled her grounder to second. After Watson lined out for the first out of the inning, Lawrie doubled to left center. Jacki Hansen, who pinch ran for Greer, scored on a grounder to short by Dani Stuart and Amanda Fleischman walked. Charters then drove a 2-0 pitch into the gap in left center to score pinch runner Sheila Reiten and Fleischman for the 8-0 final.

In her second straight loss to the Huskies Rice gave up eight runs, five earned, in five and two thirds innings. She walked six and did not strike out a batter.

The Huskies return to action when they host Stanford on Friday, May 4 at 1 p.m. They then close out their home season with a two game series against California on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6.

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