Softball Finishes Compass Invitational With A Split

March 5, 2006

WACO, Texas-- The 13th-ranked Washington softball team (15-6) closed out the third day of Compass Invitational with its third split. The Huskies lost to Bowling Green 3-1 in the opener, before avenging an earlier loss to #18 Baylor 2-0. Washington finished the tournament with a 3-3 record with a win and a loss against each of the three tournament participants, including Mississippi State.

The Huskies struggled on defense against Bowling Green, committing four errors to results in all three of the Falcon's unearned runs.

Bowling Green scored one run in the first inning when Jeanine Baca walked and moved to third when Nicole Mooojen made a throwing error when trying to double Baca off first base on a pop-up. Gina Rango followed with a single up the middle to score Baca.

The Falcons put two more runs on the scoreboard in the second inning. Bowling Green loaded the bases on a fielding error by first baseman Ashley Charters, a single by Lindsay Heimrich and a walk to Baca. DeLong scored on an error by catcher Dena DePoma and Heimrich scored on a throwing error by Moojen to take the 3-0 lead.

Washington posted one run in the fourth inning on three hits. Dena Tyson, Ashlyn Watson and Danielle Lawrie each singled to load the bases and Tyson scored on a ground out by DePompa, but the Huskies would get no closer as Bowling Green hurler Hayley Wiemer retired the next 11 batters to close out the game.

Lawrie took the tough loss for Washington, despite holding the Falcons to four hits and giving up no earned runs with four strikeouts.

Wiemer picked up the victory as she held Washington to five hits with four strikeouts.

The Huskies battled back in the nightcap to defeat #18 Baylor, 2-0. Washington scored both runs in the sixth inning on three hits and an error.

Marnie Koziol reached base on a dropped third strike and moved to third on a single by Dominique Lastrapes and a fielding error by the first baseman on the play. Charters hit Koziol in with a single to right field and Lastrapes scored on a single by Sarah Hyatt that got threw the left side of the infield.

Sophomore Caitlin Noble picked up the win for Washington as she held Baylor to two hits and struck out 10.

Lisa Ferguson took the loss for the Bears as she gave up four hits and two runs with two strikeouts.

The Huskies hit the road again next week when they participate in the Fresno State Bulldog Classic, Mar. 10-12.

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