No. 22/24 Huskies Win Two Games in Hawaii
March 7, 2008
HONOLULU - Freshman pitcher Aleah Macon threw a complete-game shutout to lead the No. 22/24 (NFCA/USA Softball) Washington Huskies past Eastern Kentucky, 4-0, and the Huskies also picked up an 11-3, five-inning win over Idaho State on Friday at the Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament.
The Huskies (12-6-1) defeated EKU behind Macon's pitching as the right-hander scattered four hits, walked three and struck out nine in going the distance to improve to 4-3.
Washington scored three runs in the top of the second inning, the first coming on a double to left centerfield by Alicia Blake that scored Morgan Stuart. Dani Stuart came around to score later in the inning on a Colonels error, and then Alyson McWherter later scored on an infield single by Bailey Stenson.
The Huskies scored added another run in the fifth when Marnie Koziol singled to left field to bring home Stenson, who had doubled to left field.
Stenon and Koziol each finished 2-for-3 with one RBI, while Morgan Stuart was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Koziol also had a double as the UW finished with eight hits and three doubles in the game.
Against Idaho State, the Huskies quickly put themselves up 5-0 in the top of the first inning, with three of the runs coming on a home run by Morgan Stuart to left centerfield.
The Bengals scored two runs in the second inning to cut the lead to 5-2, before Jace Williams blasted a solo home run deep over the right centerfield fence to put the UW up 6-2.
Idaho State scored a single run in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead to 6-3, but the Huskies scored five more runs in the top of the fifth to open up the game.
Washington had five hits in the inning, with Koziol and Williams delivering back-to-back two-RBI singles.
The Huskies finished with 12 hits and 11 RBI, their highest mark since having 12 RBI back on February 15 against the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Williams led the Huskies with a 3-for-4 effort at the plate, including three RBI and two runs scored. Ashlyn Watson finished 2-for-2 and Ashley Tuiasosopo went 2-for-3 and both players scored a pair of runs. Tuiasosopo, making her second start of the year, came through with her first hit as a Husky in the first inning on a line drive to right field.
Caitlin Noble (8-3) struck out four in five innings for the UW, giving up five hits, two earned runs and three walks.
Washington plays two more games tomorrow, starting at 12:00 p.m. PT against Southern Illinois. The Huskies then take on No. 15/14 Hawaii at 4:00 p.m. PT.