#1 Washington 1, Oregon State 0

SEATTLE - Danielle Lawrie pitched a three hitter to outduel Marina Demore as the top ranked Huskies shut out the Beavers 1-0 in the finale of a three game Pac-10 series at Husky Softball Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

With the win the Huskies swept the series and upped their league leading record to 12-3 and 40-5 overall while the Beavers dropped to 2-12 and 22-27.

Lawrie (30-2) recorded her 17th shutout and 29th complete game in 31 starts. She walked one and struck out 13, including the side in the second and fourth innings. She threw first pitch strikes to 21 of the 25 batters she faced, and had to be on top of her game because Demore, a freshman making only her third career start, was outstanding for the Beavers. She limited a Husky offense that scored 22 runs in the first two games of the series to only a run on three hits.

Demore (1-2) began the game in fine fashion, striking out the side in the first and in fact, mowed down the Huskies her first time through the lineup, striking out seven of the nine batters she faced. The only two batters not to get punched out were Jenn Salling, who walked on four pitches in the bottom of the first, and Lawrie, who fouled out to first in the second.

The Huskies scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the third with two outs. Kimi Pohlman, at-bat for the second time, reached on an infield single and Salling walked. Niki Williams then lined a single to center to score Pohlman, who raced home ahead of the throw from center fielder Dani Chisholm.

Demore suffered the tough luck loss despite pitching her first career complete game, allowing only the one run on three hits. She walked four and struck out 13. Salling was the only Husky not to make an out against Demore as she walked in all three of her plate appearances.

The Huskies return to Husky Softball Stadium and close out their regular season home slate against #14 Stanford from Friday, May 7 to May 9. The series will mark the final regular season home appearances for seniors Lawrie, Amanda Fleischman, Bailey Stenson and Alyson McWherter.

Dawgman.com Top Stories