Extra-Inning Home Run Lifts Huskies To Victory

Feb. 13, 2005

LAS VEGAS-- Junior Aimee Minor hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to lift the No. 8 Washington softball team (5-3) to a 4-2 victory over UC Santa Barbara. The Huskies finish the Louisville Slugger Las Vegas Classic with a 2-2 record.

The Gauchos struck first, scoring one run in the first inning on a walk, a single and an error.

The Huskies answered in the second frame, scoring two runs on two hits. Senior Kirsten L'Heureux led off with double. UCSB walked the next three batters to score L'Heureux and Dominique Lastrapes singled to right field to score Jacki Hansen and give UW the 2-1 lead.

Santa Barbara tied the score in the bottom of the seventh inning with a solo home run. Senior hurler Ashley Boek came in in relief and got out of the inning with a strikeout and ground out to force the game into extra-innings.

With the internatinal tiebreaker rule in effect, Kristen Rivera started the inning on second base. Minor hit the first pitch and drove a home run deep over the left field fence to give UW the 4-2 lead and eventual win.

Freshman starter Caitlin Nobel struck out 11 in 6.1 innings of work. Boek (3-2) earned the win, striking out four and did not allow a hit in 1.2 innings.

Kathy Fiske, who left this morning's game vs. Tennessee after being hit by a pitch, broke the fifth metacarpal of her left hand in two places. She is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

Washington makes its home debut next Saturday when it hosts Willamette in a double header beginning at noon. Admission is free.

  Score by Innings                   R  H  E  ------------------------------------------  Washington.......... 020 000 02 -  4  8  2  UC Santa Barbara.... 100 000 10 -  2  3  0  ------------------------------------------

E - RIVERA(1); HANSEN(2). LOB - Huskies 10; UCSB 5. 2B - L'HEUREUX 2(3). HR - MINOR(1); MEYERS. HBP - RIVERA; HENSLER. SH - COURY(1); PUTICH. SB - HANSEN(1). CS - MINOR(1).

Win - BOEK (3-2). Loss - HARMON (). Save - None. HBP - by HARMON (RIVERA); by NOBLE (HENSLER). Umpires - Start: 3:20 pm Time: 2:30 Attendance: 104 Game: G8UCSB

Categories:
Now on Pac-12 Network
1:00 AM PT

Airing on:

  • Pac-12 Network
  • Pac-12 Sports Report
    Sun 6/4 | 6:00pm PT

    Airing on:

    • Pac-12 Network
    Live
Get Pac-12 Networks
Unable to get Pac-12 Network?
Contact your provider ▶
Pac-12 Networks Channel Finder
Close