Lawrie Homer, One-Hitter Gives Tarr 200th Career Victory
Feb. 20, 2010
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Danielle Lawrie fired a one-hit shutout to break Washington's all-time wins record and also added a two-run home run in a five-run sixth inning to give head coach Heather Tarr her 200th career victory and the No. 1 Huskies a 5-0 win over San Diego State Saturday at the Campbell Cartier Classic.
Lawrie (5-0) allowed an infield single to the first batter of the game but did not allow another hit the rest of the way. She struck out 11 and walked just one and also helped put the game away in the sixth inning with her sixth home run of the season. She upped her career record to 101-37, breaking Jennifer Spediacci's all-time wins record.
After the single in the first, Lawrie struck out two of the next three hitters and the runner was erased when she was thrown out trying to steal by catcher Shawna Wright.
The Huskies (7-1) ran into some trouble in the third when they committed an error and Lawrie allowed just her second walk of the season, but a ground out would end the inning and Lawrie would retire the final 13 batters of the game - eight via strikeout - including striking out seven in a row and eight of nine over one stretch.
UW's hitters, meanwhile, were held scoreless until the sixth inning when they exploded for the only five runs of the game. Sophomore Kimi Pohlman led off with a triple and would come around to score the first run of the game on a wild pitch. Junior Jenn Salling then drew a walk to bring up Lawrie, who launched with a two-run shot to centerfield to give herself some cushion.
The Huskies would tack on two more runs in the inning on a two-run double by the freshman Wright. Niki Williams followed Lawrie's blast with a single, moved to second on a wild pitch and advanced to third on Morgan Stuart's single through the left side. After Stuart stole second, Wright ripped the ball down the left field line to plate two and give Lawrie all the runs she would need.
The senior Lawrie had seven home runs all of last season and had a career-high 10 in 2007, which she is threatening to reach early in the season. She leads the team with 14 RBI in eight games.
Williams was the only Husky hitter with more than one hit in the game, going 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Tarr, who is in her sixth season as the head coach of her alma mater, upped her career record to 200-104-1.
The Huskies were to play an earlier game against Western Kentucky, but rain forced the cancelation of the game. UW will conclude play in the Campbell Cartier Classic on Sunday at 10:15 a.m. when they take on Penn State.
- Lawrie's 11 strikeouts gives her 1,430 in her career. She needs just 10 more to move into eighth all-time in NCAA history and fourth in Pac-10 history.