Huskies Shut Down Oregon, 5-0

April 21, 2006

SEATTLE-- Washington freshman Danielle Lawrie (17-8) struck out 14 batters Friday as the 14th-ranked Huskies (29-13, 3-5 Pac-10) defeated Oregon (19-4, 1-4 Pac-10), 5-0, at Husky Softball Stadium. Lawrie's 14 strikeouts move her season total to 241, which ranks fifth on the UW all-time single-season list. She surpassed current Husky sophomore Caitlin Noble, who fanned 236 batters last season, and is nine strikeouts away from the No. 4 spot held by All-American Jennifer Spediacci (250, 1999).

The Huskies scored two runs in the first inning on three hits. Sarah Hyatt sparked the rally with a two-out single and Aimee Minor followed with a double to right centerfield. Dena Tyson then singled up the middle to give Washington the 2-0 lead. Minor's double marked the 32nd of her career, which ties Tami Storeseth (1993-96) for No. 10 on the UW career list.

UW added three more runs in the third frame on three hits. Dominique Lastrapes led off with a double to left centerfield and moved to third base on a wild pitch. Ashley Charters then slapped a single through the left side to score Lastrapes, which triggered an Oregon pitching change. Alicia Cook came in to relieve starter Melissa Rice (6-4) and Hyatt took her first offering over the right centerfield wall to put Washington on top, 5-0.

The home run marked the seventh of the season for Hyatt and 41st of her career. Lastrapes's double marked her 32nd career double to tie Minor and Storeseth for the No. 10 spot on the UW career chart.

Lawrie held the Ducks to just two hits on the day with singles by Dani Baird in the second and seventh innings. She struck out 14 batters to fall one strikeout shy of her career-high.

Rice took the loss for Oregon as she allowed five runs on four hits in two innings. Cook gave up one run on one hit in four innings of work.

Washington continues Pac-10 play Saturday when it hosts ninth-ranked Oregon State at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on FSN Northwest. The Beavers upset top-ranked UCLA earlier today, 2-0, in Westwood, Calif.

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