No. 9 Softball Defeats Jacksonville In Season-Opener

Feb. 3, 2005

HONOLULU--The ninth-ranked Washington softball team (1-0) opened the 2005 season with a 12-0 five-inning rout over Jacksonville (0-1) at the Hawaii Paradise Classic. Senior hurler Ashley Boek earned the victory, holding the Dolphins to just five hits and striking out nine.

The Huskies jumped out to the quick 6-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, aided by a grand slam by senior Callie Bergan. It marked just the second extra-base hit of Bergan's career. Lauren Greer and Kristen Rivera started the Washington rally, drawing back-to-back walks and executing a double steal to put runners on second and third. Aimee Minor hit an infield single to score Greer and senior Kathy Fiske hit a line drive over third base to score Rivera.

The Huskies loaded the bases when Jacki Hansen was hit by a pitch and Bergan belted a 1-1 pitch over the centerfield fence to give Washington the 6-0 lead.

UW added three more runs in the third inning on two hits and a JU error. Minor walked and moved to second base with a Fiske single to left-centerfield. Both runners scored on an error by the third baseman. A single by Dominique Lastrapes scored Hansen and gave the Huskies the 9-0 lead.

Washington scored three more runs in the fourth inning on two hits. The Huskies loaded the bases with a walk, single and a hit batsman. Bergan drew a full count walk to bring in Ellinger and a double by Ashley Charters scored two more to give UW the 12-0 lead.

The game was called after the top of the fifth inning due to the mercy-rule as Washington led by more than eight runs.

Fiske went 3-for-3 on the day.

The Huskies return to action Friday with a 2 p.m. (HT) game vs. Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.