Huskies Celebrate Senior Day With Series Win Over Cal
May 6, 2007
SEATTLE-- The 11th-ranked Washington softball team celebrated Senior Day with a 5-1 victory over the California Golden Bears Sunday afternoon in front of 877 fans at Husky Softball Stadium. UW improves to 34-14 overall and 11-7 in the Pac-10 to move into second place in the conference standings. Cal dips to 32-28 overall and 6-12 in the Pac-10.
The Huskies jumped out to the 1-0 lead in the second inning with a solo home run by junior Lauren Greer. The blast marked Greer's fourth home run of the season.
Marissa Drewrey entered the circle in relief of starter Lauren Frankiewicz and kept the Huskies at bay until the fourth inning when Washington exploded for three runs on three hits, all with two outs. Lawrie sparked the rally with a single to right field and Alicia Matthews followed with a walk. Senior Nicole Moojen then singled to centerfield to drive in Lawrie and a single to left field by Marnie Koziol scored two more runs to put UW up, 4-0.
Washington tacked on an insurance run in the fifth when senior All-American Dominique Lastrapes hit an infield single and scored on a double by Greer to take the 5-0 lead.
The Golden Bears broke through with one run in the sixth inning on a pair of hits. Alex Sutton led off with a walk and scored on a pair of back-to-back flares to shallow left field. Lawrie settled down and sat down the last six batters she faced to pick up her 23rd win of the season.
Lawrie (23-8) held California to one run on five hits and struck out 10, marking her 22nd double-figure strikeout performance of the season.
Frankiewicz (16-15) took the loss as she allowed one run on two hits with no strikeouts in 1.1 innings.
Washington closes out the Pac-10 season next week when it travels to face Arizona State and Arizona. The Huskies open vs. ASU on Thursday at 7 p.m., before taking on Pac-10 leader Arizona on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m.