Softball Completes Fall Tournament with 5-0 Record

Oct. 15, 2008

SEATTLE - The University of Washington softball team completed its fall exhibition schedule with a 7-0 record, including a 5-0 mark in last weekend's Husky Softball Fall Classic, defeating both Lower Columbia and Western Washington by 4-0 scores on Sunday to wrap up the weekend.

In the first game against Lower Columbia, UW scored one run in the second, two in the fifth and one in the sixth inning. Freshman Jenna Clifton got the victory in the circle for the Huskies. In the second game, All-American Danielle Lawrie showed she is in top form coming off her appearance in the 2008 Olympic Games with Canada, tossing a no-hitter and striking out 16 Western Washington batters.

Overall, head coach Heather Tarr was pleased with the team's performance in the fall.

'I thought it was one of our best falls yet in that we were relatively healthy and could see a lot of combinations of players and what they can do together,' Tarr said. 'I thought the freshmen fit in nicely. They got to see where they are and understand what they need to do over the off-season to continue to improve but overall I was impressed with them jumping right in.'

Tarr was also excited to see her two All-Americans back in the lineup - Lawrie and Ashley Charters - after both redshirted the 2008 season.

'It was nice to have our entire team there,' Tarr said. 'Our whole group connected from the top down, from fifth-year seniors to freshmen. We played well as a group.'

The Huskies kick off the regular season in February when they travel to St. George, Utah, Feb. 6-8, for the Red Desert Classic. Their first home action comes Feb. 27-March 1 when they host the Husky Softball Classic.

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