#13 Softball Crushes Texas 11-0 In Home-Opener

March 10, 2001

SEATTLE - The 13th-ranked Washington softball team scored 11 runs on 11 hits to defeat the visiting Texas Longhorns, 11-0, in five innings Saturday in the Huskies' 2001 home-opener. With the win, the UW moved to 16-7 on the season, while Texas fell to 12-11.

Washington got on the board early, scoring five runs and going through its batting order in the bottom of the first inning. Three of the Huskies' five runs came on a one-out, bases-loaded triple by freshman Amanda Oleson (Agoura Hills, Calif.), while senior Kelly Hauxhurst (Westminster, Calif.) and freshman Tia Bollinger (Santa Ana, Calif.) each tallied RBI hits in the first inning.

After the Longhorns went down in order in the second, Washington once again added to its lead when sophomore Jaime Clark (Tustin, Calif.) hit an RBI-single up the middle to score junior Becky Simpson (Tumwater, Wash.), and then came around to score on a double by Oleson, to move the UW lead to 7-0.

The Huskies' offense kept rolling in the third and fourth innings as Bollinger led-off the third with a solo home run, the first of her career, and then senior Christie Rosenbald (Fillmore, Calif.) belted her sixth home run of 2001 with a three-run shot to left field in the fourth inning.

Texas managed just one hit in each of the last three innings, as Bollinger struck out five to move to 14-2 overall and recorded her fourth solo shutout of the season. Longhorn pitcher Charla Moore, meanwhile, fell to 5-7 on the season after giving up seven runs in 1.2 innings.

Washington and Texas face each other again Sunday, at 2 p.m., in the second of a two-game non-conference series at the Husky Softball Stadium.

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