Huskies Dominate In First Fall Action
Sept. 28, 2009
SELAH, Wash. - Despite losing seven seniors from their National Championship-winning team in 2009, the Washington softball team showed Saturday that they appear to be as strong as ever after dismantling Boise State in two exhibition games at Carlon Park in Selah, Wash.
The Huskies defeated Boise State by a combined 27-1 in the two games, taking the first game, 13-0, and the second game, 14-1. UW put on a power display, belting seven home runs in the two games while their pitching limited the Broncos to four hits on the day.
In the first game, reigning National Player of the Year Danielle Lawrie fired a one-hitter and added a two-run home run in support of her pitching effort. Jenna Clifton and Felecia Harris - both sophomores - added two-run shots of their own to give a glimpse of what was to come.
The Huskies jumped out early with seven runs in the first inning, starting with sophomore Kimi Pohlman singling in the leadoff spot in place of departed All-American Ashley Charters. She showed there could be no drop off in 2010, ripping a single up the middle and stealing second before Jenn Salling walked on a ball that got past the Boise State catcher to send Pohlman to third. Junior Morgan Stuart then lifted a sacrifice fly to score Pohlman.
After Women's College World Series hero Niki Williams singled and Harris drove in a run with a single, Lawrie launched her two-run shot. Freshman Jerrin Faasua followed with a single and scored on Clifton's two-run home run to cap the big inning.
In the second game, freshman Baily Harris threw a complete-game three-hitter in her first collegiate appearance. She was backed up by fellow rookie Melanie 'Hooch' Fagaly, who knocked a pair of two-run home runs in her debut. Clifton added her second home run of the day and Williams blasted a towering home run of her own to straight away centerfield, reminiscent of the long home runs she launched against Georgia in the World Series.
All 18 Huskies recorded at least one hit on the day as the Dawgs cruised on their first day as defending champions.
The Huskies wrap up their brief slate of fall games at home this weekend when they host the Husky Softball Fall Classic, featuring Seattle U., Bellevue Community College, Lower Columbia College and Simon Fraser. BCC is coached by former Huskies Leah Francis, Sarah Hyatt and Rita Roach.
Below is the complete Husky Softball Fall Classic schedule.
2009 Husky Softball Fall Classic Schedule
|Fri., Oct. 2||Washington vs. Seattle||Husky Softball Stadium||3 p.m.|
|Sat., Oct. 3||Bellevue C.C. vs. Seattle||Husky Softball Stadium||9 a.m.|
|Sat., Oct. 3||Simon Fraser vs. Seattle||Husky Softball Stadium||10:40 a.m.|
|Sat., Oct. 3||Simon Fraser vs. Lower Columbia College||Husky Softball Stadium||12:30 p.m.|
|Sat., Oct. 3||Washington vs. Lower Columbia College||Husky Softball Stadium||2:20 p.m.|
|Sat., Oct. 3||Washington vs. Simon Fraser||Husky Softball Stadium||4:10 p.m.|
|Sun., Oct. 4||Lower Columbia College vs. Bellevue C.C.||Husky Softball Stadium||9 a.m.|
|Sun., Oct. 4||Lower Columbia College vs. Seattle||Husky Softball Stadium||11:00 a.m.|
|Sun., Oct. 4||Bellevue C.C. vs. Seattle||Husky Softball Stadium||1:00 p.m.|
|Sun., Oct. 4||Washington vs. Bellevue Community College||Husky Softball Stadium||3 p.m.|