No. 6 Softball Stumbles Against No. 21 Washington, 9-0

May 12, 2005

SEATTLE, Wash. - No. 21 ranked University of Washington continued its dominance of No. 6 Oregon State in Seattle, as the Huskies registered a 9-0 6-inning victory over the Beavers in Thursday's Pacific-10 Conference softball game.

Oregon State (40-12; 13-6 Pac-10) has managed just two wins ever in the Emerald City against Washington (30-19; 9-10 Pac-10). The Beavers entered the game looking to sweep the season series with the Huskies for the first time in program history.

The Huskies jumped in front early and never looked back. Washington capitalized on three hits to score a trio of runs in the first inning. Kathy Fiske opened the scoring when she ripped an RBI double off the right field wall, and UW added two more runs when Aimee Minor singled up the middle.

Washington extended the lead to 4-0 after Caitlin Noble's bloop RBI single in the bottom of the fourth, while a fifth inning double and triple helped the Huskies push the lead to 7-0.

The game ended when Husky All-American Kristen Rivera belted a 2-RBI home run over the left field fence in the bottom of the sixth.

Vanessa Iapala, Kelly Petersen and Brianne McGowan picked up hits for the Beavers.

McGowan and Amy Klever shared the pitching duties for OSU.

Oregon State heads to the airport to catch a flight to Los Angeles and will face No. 12 ranked UCLA on Friday at 3 p.m.

No. 6 Oregon State - 000 000 - 0 3 2
No. 21 Washington - 300 132 - 9 8 2
McGowan, Klever (5) and Allen (OSU), Boek and Rivera (UW). WP - Boek (16-12). LP - McGowan (33-7). 2B - Fiske, 2 (UW). 3B- Minor (UW). HR - Rivera (UW).

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