Huskies down Cal

Lauren Greer homered and drove in two runs while Danielle Lawrie pitched a five hitter as the 11th ranked Huskies closed out their home season and celebrated Senior Day with a 5-1 win over California at Husky Softball Stadium.

The Huskies made the final home appearances for seniors Jacki Hansen, Dominique Lastrapes, Nicole Moojen and Dena Tyson a memorable one with the victory and improved to 34-14 and 11-7 in the Pac-10, while the Bears dropped to 32-28 and 6-12.

Lawrie improved to 23-8 with her 22nd complete game of the season, allowing one run on the five hits and two walks. She struck out 10, increasing her season total to 359.

Greer put the Huskies ahead 1-0 in the bottom of the second with her fourth home run of the season, a line shot into the bleachers in right center field against Bear starter Lauren Frankiewicz (16-15).

The Huskies scored three runs with two outs in the fourth against reliever Marissa Drewrey to make it 4-0. After Ashlyn Watson and Greer struck out swinging, Lawrie blooped a single to right and Alicia Matthews walked. Moojen blooped a single just off the glove of a diving shortstop Taylor Kelly in shallow center to plate Lawrie and make it 2-0. A wild pitch moved Matthews and Moojen up a base and they both scored when Marnie Koziol lined a single to left. Left fielder Gina Leomiti attempted to throw out Moojen trying to score from second on the play, and the throw did beat the runner but Moojen ran into catcher Julie Meyer to knock the ball away and score. On the play Koziol raced all the way to third, but she got left there when Tyson flied out to center.

Washington scored its final run in the fifth to make it 5-0. With one out Lastrapes reached base on an infield single and scored on Greer's second hit of the game, an opposite field line double into left center.

California spoiled Lawrie's bid for her third shutout in as many starts when they scored a run in the top of the sixth. Alex Sutton led off with a walk on four pitches, Erika Racklin blooped a single to center and Christina Schallig singled to left to load the bases. Lawrie struck out Leomiti swinging for the first out but then Bernice Masaniai grounded out to Tyson at first base. Her only play was to retire the batter, allowing Sutton to score.

In the circle for the Bears, Frankiewicz took the loss after allowing one run on two hits and one walk in only one and one third innings.

For the Husky seniors Tyson finished 1 for 3 with a leadoff single in the bottom of the first. Husky head coach Heather Tarr inserted Tyson into the leadoff spot in the batting order rather than in her customary cleanup spot. Lastrapes finished 1 for 3 with a run scored. Moojen also finished 1 for 3, with a run scored and a run batted in. Hansen started in center and finished 0 for 1 at the plate.

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