No. 9 Softball Suffers 7-1 Set Back To No. 12 Washington

May 11, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. - The ninth-ranked Arizona State softball team (34-18, 9-10 Pac-10) suffered a 7-1 set back to 12th-ranked Washington (37-19, 11-8 Pac-10) tonight at Farrington Stadium.

The Huskies struck first in the top of the first. With two on and two outs, Kim DePaul singled to left field to drive in Becky Simpson from second base.

Missy Hixon opened the bottom of the first for ASU with a single up the middle, but that was the only hit the Sun Devils would get until the fourth inning when ASU tied the game off of a Phelan Wright solo home to left center field.

However, UW unloaded four runs in the fifth inning, courtesy of a Jamie Clark grand slam over the left field fence. UW would tack on two more in the seventh to end the game.

ASU surrenderd a season-high 12 hits and tied their season high for most runs allowed with the seven tonight. Kirsten Voak (14-8) took the loss, allowing 11 hits and six earned runs. Erica Beach pitched the final inning, allowing one hit. UW's Tia Bollinger (33-5) earned the win, limiting ASU to one run on two hits with five strikeouts.

Up next, ASU closes out the regular season with a doubleheader against second-ranked UCLA on Saturday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. Cox Communication will televise the first game on channel 9.

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