Huskies Advance In Winner's Bracket At WCWS
June 2, 2007
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -Dena Tyson drove in two runs, Ashley Charters scored twice and Washington upset second-seeded Northwestern 9-0 in five innings Friday night at the Women's College World Series.
In the second game, Monica Abbott allowed six hits and Lindsay Schutzler scored on an error to lead Tennessee to a 1-0 victory over top-seeded Arizona.
Washington (42-17) and Tennessee (61-6) will both play again on Sunday.
The sixth-seeded Huskies scored six runs in the fifth inning, chasing Northwestern ace Eileen Canney (32-10) for three batters before she re-entered to close out the inning.
The result was the most lopsided loss for the Wildcats since 2004 and the first time they were run-ruled since they lost 8-0 to Arizona on Feb. 10, 2006. The last time Northwestern lost by a larger margin was an 11-1 setback against Kansas on Feb. 7, 2004.
Northwestern (51-12) will play the winner of the Texas A&M-Baylor game on Saturday and still has a chance to win the double-elimination tournament.
Washington starter Danielle Lawrie (31-11), who threw a no-hitter against DePaul in the opening round, struck out 11 and allowed only one hit against the Wildcats - Nicole Pauly's leadoff double in the second inning.
Dominique Lastrapes also had two of the five hits for Washington, which took advantage of five walks by Canney and three more by reliever Lauren Delaney.
In the nightcap, both teams went scoreless until the sixth inning, when Tennessee loaded the bases. After Liane Horiuchi was tagged out trying to score, Tiffany Huff reached first on a fielding error by Chelsie Mesa and Schutzler crossed scored the game's only run.
Abbott (48-3) pitched a complete game, striking out 16 for Tennessee.
Taryne Mowatt (37-11) allowed two hits and struck out 10 for Arizona.
The beginning of the Friday session was delayed 2 hours, 47 minutes by rain.