#1 UW 3, Miami(OH) 0

SEATTLE - Top-ranked Washington played the first night game in the history of Husky Softball Stadium on Thursday night, and Danielle Lawrie made especially memorable, firing a perfect game to lead the Huskies to a 3-0 win over the Miami of Ohio Redhawks.

The rains stayed away long enough to allow the Huskies and Redhawks to get the game in, and before 854 fans, Lawrie began the 2010 Husky Softball Classic in spectacular fashion, improving to 13-0 with the third perfect game and sixth no hitter of her outstanding career. She also recorded her eighth shutout and 12th complete game of the season. She struck out 14 of the 21 batters she faced and allowed only one ball out of the infield. That came in the top of the fourth inning and resulted in the play of the game. Meghan Mawn hit a sinking line drive into the gap in left center field that looked like it would go for extra bases, but left fielder Kimi Pohlman made a diving backhanded catch to preserve the perfect game.

Redhawk starter Jessica Simpson (3-5) suffered the tough luck loss despite giving up only three runs on six hits in a complete game of h er own. The Huskies (18-1) scored a run in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead. With one out Pohlman tripled and Jenn Salling walked. Pohlman then scored on a wild pitch to Lawrie. The Huskies added two valuable insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. With one out Salling hit her fourth home run of the season over a leaping Alicia Hogl in center field and Lawrie walked. Maggie Wagner pinch ran for Lawrie and advanced to third on a bloop single to right by Morgan Stuart. Shawna Wright then reached on an infield single to score Wagner.

Washington hosts the Redhawks again on Friday at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the Huskies host Portland State at 3:30 p.m. and Seattle University at 6. They conclude the Husky Softball Classic with another game against Seattle on Sunday, March 14 at 1 p.m.

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