Washington Rattles Stanford, 12-1
April 22, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - Washington unleashed 14 hits on the Stanford softball team this afternoon, and evened the series between the twoteams, 1-1. Stanford gave up runs in all six innings, and suffered a 12-1 loss, the largest for the team thisseason. The Cardinal falls to 29-13 overall and 5-7 in the Pac-10 with the result, while Washington improves to29-12, 6-5.
The Huskies took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Lauren Greer cracked a two-RBI double to center field,scoring Dena Tyson and Marnie Koziol, who had walked earlier in the inning.
In the second inning, the Huskies tacked on another one. Pitcher Danielle Lawrie led off with a double andeasily scored on a hit by teammate Ashley Charters.
In the third inning, Tyson hit her first of two homeruns in the game, drilling a solo shot deep to left field.A two-out single by Alicia Matthews kept Washington alive, and, after another Husky hit, a wild pitch and a walk,the catcher scored on an infield single by Bailey Stenson.
Stanford provided its only answer to the Washington onslaught in the third inning. Tricia Aggabao led off with ahit up the middle. The Huskies then overthrew first base on a bunt single by Jackie Rinehart, moving both intoscoring position. Alissa Haber picked up the RBI with a infield grounder on the next at bat, but that would be allthe Cardinal could muster. Washington scored seven runs in the next three innings to take control for good.
In the fourth inning, Tyson belted another homerun over the fence, adding two more the the Husky tally and, in the fifth,a single by Domini Lastrapes scored Stenson from third and boosted the lead to 8-1.
Washington sealed the win in the sixth, scoring enough to run-rule the Cardinal. Matthews notched the first hit,and scored on a Lawrie double. A hit batter put two on for Charters, who slammed a three-run homerun to centerfield.
Stanford collected five hits in the game, including two by Rinehart. Haber's sixth inning double extended her hittingstreak to 11 games, the longest by a Cardinal player this season.
Stanford will take on San Jose State at home on Tuesday at 7 p.m. before continuing conference play against theArizona schools at Smith Family Stadium over the weekend.