No. 7 Softball Drops Heartbreaker to No. 12 Washington 1-0
April 1, 2007
The game started with a Pac-10 pitching duel between
Both Burkhart and Elliott cruised through two innings keeping the score deadlocked at 0-0 before the bottom of the seventh when Katie Burkhart walked lead-off hitter Dena Tyson in a tough eight pitch battle. Next up Danielle Lawrie started to swing on a pitch hit and inside which hit her in the hand and was sent to first in a hotly debated contest.
A sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third and a strikeout brought the game to two outs and two on in the bottom of seven when a pitch snuck by ASU's catcher Kristen Miller to score Dena Tyson and end the game with UW taking a 1-0 win.
The Sun Devils return to the field next weekend for part one of the `Duel in the Desert' as they head south to face their in-state rival No. 5 Arizona next Friday and Saturday April 6 and 7. Both games will be played at 7 p.m. with Saturday's game being televised on ESPN2.