#4 UW 0, #12 CAL 1

Jamia Reid tripled and scored the only run of the game to give the 12th ranked California Bears a 1-0 shutout over the fourth ranked Huskies at Husky Softball Stadium on a sunny Friday afteroon. With the win the Bears improved to 10-9 in the Pac-10 and 35-17 overall while the Huskies dropped to 13-7 and 40-10.

The victory by the Bears also denied the Huskies a chance to go undefeated at home this season as they had entered the game with a 14-0 mark.

Danielle Lawrie (31-6) of Washington and Marissa Drewrey (21-10) of California matched zeroes in the circle through the first five innings.

In the sixth, after Lawrie struck out Frani Echavarria swinging to lead off the inning, Reid tripled over the head of left fielder Kimi Pohlman and made it to third easily. The next batter, Shannon Thomas then hit a grounder back to the circle. Lawrie fielded it and looked Reid back to third, but as soon as she threw to first, Reid scored. Lawrie's throw pulled Niki Williams off first base for an error, but the play had no impact on Reid scoring.

The error turned out not to hurt the Huskies as Thomas got caught stealing and Valerie Arioto struck out looking to end the inning. Meanwhile, Drewrey got into a bit of a jam in the bottom of the sixth. With one out Pohlman reached base on an infield single and Jenn Salling got walked intentionally. However, Lawrie lined out to left field and Ashlyn Watson grounded out to second to end the inning.

Drewrey ended up recording her ninth shutout and 18th complete game of the season. She allowed four hits and walked three while striking out six. Three of the four hits the Huskies did not get out of the infield, as Ashley Charters singled to third in the third; Williams singled to short in the fifth, and Pohlman beat out a grounder to second in the sixth. The only hard hit by the Huskies came on a double by Salling in the bottom of the first.

Lawrie suffered the loss despite recording her 32nd complete game. She also allowed only four hits. She walked one and struck out seven.

The two teams return to Husky Softball Stadium on Saturday at noon to conclude the regular season. The game marks the final regular season home appearance for seven Husky seniors: Alicia Blake, Ashley Charters, Lauren Greer, Marnie Koziol, Dani Stuart, Jessica Ventoza, and Ashlyn Watson.

On Sunday, the Huskies find out their postseason destination during the NCAA Selection Show on ESPNU at 7 p.m.

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