With the win the Sun Devils won the season series from the Huskies two games to one and improved their Pac-10 leading mark to 15-1 and 53-3 overall, while the Huskies dropped to 5-10 and 26-19-1.
The Sun Devils got the only runs they would
need against Aleah Macon in the top of the first
inning, taking a 2-0 lead. Jackie Vasquez led off
with an infield single and moved to second on an error
by Dru Hester. Kaitlin Cochran reached on an infield
single and Krista Donnenwirth walked to load the
bases. Macon got Mindy Cowles to ground into a
fielder's choice at home plate, but then forced home
two runs with two bases loaded walks.
The Huskies had their chances to do damage
offensively as they got eight hits and had runners on
in every inning. Their best chance to break through
on the scoreboard came in the fifth when they had
runners at second and third with no one out courtesy
of a walk to Marnie Koziol and a single by Ashlyn
Unfortunately for the Huskies they got
victimized by an inconsistent strike zone from home
plate umpire Paul Edds, as the next batter, Alicia
Blake, got called out on a third strike that looked
like an obvious ball. Edds generated many
jeers from the partisan crowd as he seemed to expand
Burkhart's strike zone but narrow Macon's. Following
Blake's strikeout Jace Williams flared out to third
and Bailey Stenson grounded out to second to end the
Arizona State put the final run on the board
in the top of the fourth when Katie Crabb hit a check
swing home run, her fifth of the season, over the left
In recording her 29th complete game and 15th
shutout of the season, Burkhart walked two and struck
out 12 to increase her Pac-10 leading total to 381.
She also lowered her earned run average to 0.75.
the Huskies, Macon suffered the loss to drop to 15-12. She went five innings, allowing three runs on six
hits and four walks. She struck out five. Caitlin
Noble pitched the final two innings for the Huskies
and gave up two singles.
The Huskies conclude their home season with a
pair of games against 12th ranked Arizona at Husky
Softball Stadium on Saturday, May 3 at 3 p.m. and
Sunday, May 4 at 12:00 noon. Sunday's game will mark
the final home game for senior Noble.
#2 ASU 3, #23 UW 0
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