Huskies Win Louisville Slugger Northwest Classic

Oct. 16, 2006

The University of Washington softball team won the Louisville Slugger Northwest Classic, Oct. 6-8, going 6-0 against its Northwest competition.

Here is a game-by-game breakdown of the Huskies' games:

Oct. 6: Seattle University 1, Washington 2

Washington scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Seattle University 2-1 in the Louisville Slugger Northwest Classic opener.

Seattle U scored its lone run in the top of the seventh inning when Jane Purdy reached base on an error by Ashley Charters at shortstop. Brendan Stice then hit a two-out double to score the go-ahead run.

Dominique Lastrapes sparked Washington come-from-behind victory when she hit a one out single and scored on a double by Dena Tyson. Alicia Matthews followed with a single and Caitlin Noble drove in the game-winner with Washington's fourth consecutive hit.

Noble earned the win as she held the Redhawks to one run on four hits and struck out eight.

Tyson and Matthews each had two hits in the victory.

Oct. 6: Seattle University 0, Washington 8 (5 innings)

Washington defeated Seattle University, 8-0 in five innings in the nightcap. The Huskies pounded 11 hits, while sophomore Danielle Lawrie held the Redhawks to one hit.

UW scored five runs in the first inning, including an RBI single by Marnie Koziol and a sacrifice fly by freshman Amanda Fleischman.

Washington added two more runs in the second inning with a two-RBI single by Lastrapes to score Koziol and freshman Kristin Shumaker.

Lauren Greer doubled in the bottom of the fifth inning and scored the game-ender on a double by freshman Allison McWherter.

Lawrie picked up nine strikeouts in the win.

Oct. 7: Walla Wall CC 0, Washington 8 (5 innings)

Lawrie tossed a perfect game vs. Walla Walla Community College, striking out 13 batters in the five-inning rout, including the final 12 batters she faced.

The Huskies got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning when Matthews drove in Charters and Tyson who had reached base on a single and walk.

Shumaker and Charters drove in two more runs in the fourth inning to put UW on top, 4-0 and the Huskies scored four more runs in the fifth to trigger the mercy rule.

Lastrapes led off the bottom of the fifth with a walk and Tyson, Matthews, Lawrie and Fleischman blasted four consecutive singles to score four runs and end the game after five innings.

Oct. 7: St. Martin's 0, Washington 8 (6 innings)

Noble pitched a three-hit shutout vs. St. Martin's as Washington defeated the Saints 8-0 in six innings.

The Huskies scored three runs in the first inning on three hits and an error. Both Tyson and Noble had RBIs in the frame.

Noble drove in another run in the second inning with a single to right field that scored Tyson, who had reached base on an error.

Washington scored three more runs on just one hit in the sixth frame, a Koziol single, to trigger the mercy rule.

Charters had three hits in the game, while Matthews and Noble had two each.

Oct. 8: Portland State 0, Washington 2

Lawrie threw a one-hit shutout vs. Portland State Sunday and struck out 12.

Koziol and Lastrapes scored Washington's only runs of the game in the bottom of the first inning.

Oct. 8: Lower Columbia College 2, Washington 3

Washington got on top in the second inning with a sacrifice fly by Noble and added an insurance run in the third when Ashlyn Watson scored on a Charter's single.

The Red Devils came back and tied the score at 2-2 in the fourth after Courtney Matthews walked, Brittany Warren singled and Haley Rideout hit a two-RBI double.

Washington scored the game-winner in the fifth when Noble singled and Jackie Hansen ripped an RBI-double.

Noble earned the victory as she scattered five hits and fanned six.

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