#1 Washington 7, #2 Arizona 0

SEATTLE - Shawna Wright belted a two run home run to highlight a four run second inning and give Danielle Lawrie all the run support she would need as top ranked Washington shut out second ranked Arizona 7-0 in the second game of a three game Pac-10 series at Husky Softball Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

With the win the Huskies improved to 4-1 in the Pac-10 and 32-3 overall while the Wildcats dropped to 2-3, 32-6.

After Arizona ace Kenzie Fowler (21-4) retired the side in order in the bottom of the first, the Huskies batted around in the second, sending 10 batters to the plate and scoring four runs. Niki Williams reached base on a throwing error by shortstop K'Lee Arredondo and stole second. Wright then drove the first pitch from Fowler over the left field wall for her eighth home run of the season and a 2-0 lead. Then Morgan Stuart singled and Hooch Fagaly walked. Amanda Fleischman laid down a sacrifice to put runners on at second and third, Bailey Stenson drove in Stuart and make it 3-0 with an opposite field single to left. Jenn Salling walked to load the bases, and after Kimi Pohlman struck out, Lawrie walked to force home Fagaly.

The Huskies added three runs in the bottom of the sixth against reliever Sarah Akamine to make it 7-0. Stuart led off with a walk and Fagaly grounded a single to left. Then with one out, Jerrin Fa'asua lined a three run homer, her third of the season, to left center field.

Meanwhile Lawrie (22-1) had just another typical day in the pitcher's circle. She gave up only two hits, a single to Bailie Kirker in the second and a base hit to Lauren Schutzler in the sixth. She walked two and struck out 12. She capped her 13th shutout and 21st complete game of the season by striking out the side in the seventh. She caught Brigette Del Ponte looking and then got Matte Haack and Kirker swinging.

For the Wildcats Fowler lasted only two innings. She gave up four runs on three hits and three walks. She struck out three.

The Huskies look to sweep the Wildcats when the two teams play again at Husky Softball Stadium at 12 noon on Sunday. Then the Huskies go on a six game road trip, to Oregon April 16-18, and California April 23-25.


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