No. 6 Alabama used a pair of four-run innings to beat the Huskies 9-0 (5) and hand Washington its first loss in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Washington will play the winner of Fairfield and USC Upstate today at 1 p.m. PT to keep their season alive.
Washington posted double-digit hits for the 31st time this season and senior pitcher Kasey Stanchek gave up just two hits in seven innings worked to propel the Huskies to a 4-1 victory over USC Upstate to open the 2015 NCAA Softball Tuscaloosa Regional being held at Rhoads Stadium on Friday afternoon.
"It's good to get the first one out of the way. We played a great team in USC Upstate and faced a great pitcher in Lexi Shubert. I was happy with our ability to score early off of her and do what we needed to do. We didn't get a couple of the big hits I thought we could have got. We played okay on defense. (Kasey) Stancheck threw well enough for us to win. I'm happy for our team."