No. 6 Softball Rained Out

Feb. 14, 2003

TUCSON, Ariz. - The No. 6 Washington softball team (7-0) was leading Florida International, 5-0, in the bottom of the fourth inning when the game was postponed due to rain and lightning. The Huskies and Panthers will resume the game Saturday at 9 a.m.

Washington took the early 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run blast over the left field fence by Kristen Rivera (Perris, Calif.). The hit drove in Jaime Clark (Tustin, Calif.) who had reached base after being hit by a pitch.

Aimee Minor (San Jacinto, Calif.) led off the third inning for the Huskies, working a 3-2 count, including five foul balls before the games was forced into a rain delay, The Huskies assisted the grounds crew in tarping the field for the second time in as many games and waited out the 42 minute storm. When the skies cleared, Minor laced the first pitch into right field for a triple. After two UW outs, freshman Sarah Hyatt (Sedro-Woolley, Wash.) drilled a ball up the middle of the infield to score Minor and put Washington on top, 3-0.

UW pushed its lead to five in the fourth inning on two hits, a walk and a Panther error. Dena Tyson (Corona, Calif.) reached base on an error by the second baseman and Amanda Oleson (Agoura Hills, Calif.) walked to put runners on first and second. Minor then hit a stand-up double off the centerfield wall to score Tyson and Oleson and give the Huskies the 5-0 lead. The game was suspended during Clark's at-bat because of lightning and was called 30 minutes later due to heavy rain.

Washington and FIU will conclude the game Saturday morning at 9 a.m. before the Huskies take on Northwestern at 2 p.m.

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