No. 23 UW loses to Oregon State

SEATTLE - Freshman Erin Guzy hit her first career homer, a three-run shot in the top of the seventh inning, to give the Oregon State Beavers a 5-3 win over No. 23 Washington at Husky Softball Stadium on a frigid Sunday afternoon.

With the win the Beavers got their first Pac-10 win of the season, improving to 1-2 and 22-16 overall, while the Huskies dropped to 1-1 and 22-10-1.

The Huskies led 3-2 going into the top of the seventh, but Aleah Macon, who shut out the Beavers 1-0 in the first game of the series on Saturday, hit Dani Chisholm with a pitch and then gave up a single to DeAnn Young. Macon struck out Audrey Roderfeld swinging for one out but, then on a 1-0 pitch, got taken deep by Guzy, a line drive that just did clear the wall and land in the first row of the right field bleachers.

In the bottom of the seventh the Huskies got a runner on base when Alicia Blake reached on a gift double, a routine fly ball that left fielder Tarah Black would have caught had she not fell on the wet grass, but Kelly Dyer struck out Ashlyn Watson swinging to end the game.

Dyer went one and two-thirds innings in relief to get the win in the circle and improve to 13-11, while Macon suffered the loss to drop to 11-5. She gave up the three runs on six hits and five and two thirds innings. She walked three and struck out 10.

The Beavers knocked Husky starter Caitlin Noble out of the circle early, taking a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Guzy led off with a walk, and after Black popped out to third base, Katelyn Miller walked. Dyer then lined a double on a two strike pitch into the gap in right center to plate Guzy and Miller.

Husky head coach Heather Tarr brought Macon in for relief, and she escaped any more damage, getting Cambria Miranda to foul out to first and striking out Paige Lowe swinging.

The Huskies got a run back and made it 2-1 in the bottom of the second when Morgan Stuart led off with a solo homer, her sixth, over the left field wall.

In the bottom of the third the Huskies scored twice to go ahead 3-2. Amanda Fleischman led off with a bunt base hit and advanced to second on a fielder's choice ground out by Bailey Stenson to second. Miranda made an errant throw to first base, allowing Stenson to reach base and Fleischman to advance to third. Fleischman attempted to score on a fielder's choice to pitcher Stefanie Draper, but Roderfeld blocked home plate and tagged her out.

With runners on at first and second, Jace Williams grounded a single to center to plate Stenson with the tying run, with Koziol advancing to third. Morgan Stuart then lined a single to right to score Koziol.

The Huskies return to action on Wednesday, April 2 when they travel to fourth ranked UCLA and then return home for three games, hosting California for a single game on Friday, April 4 at 1 p.m. and fifth ranked Stanford for two games on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6. Top Stories