No. 2 Softball Defeats No. 12 Stanford, 6-0

March 29, 2003

STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 2-ranked Washington softball team (32-3-1) defeat No. 12 Stanford, 6-0, this evening at Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium to improve to 1-1 in the Pac-10. The Cardinal slip to 0-2 in conference play.

Amy Hanson (Mount Vernon, Wash.) got the rally started in the third inning for Washington, reaching base after being hit by a pitch. Amanda Oleson (Agoura Hills, Calif.) followed with a single to shallow left field and Jaime Clark (Tustin, Calif.) was intentionally walked to load the bases with one out. Kristen Rivera (Perris, Calif.) then drew a five-pitch walk to score pinch runner Traci Tawney (Fall City, Wash.). After a UW ground out, Dena Tyson (Corona, Calif.) singled up the middle to score Clark and Rivera and put the Huskies on top, 3-0.

Washington scored three more runs in the sixth inning on two hits. The Huskies loaded the bases with one out with a single to left field by Oleson and two hit batsmen. Rivera then drilled a double into the left centerfield gap to score all three base runners and give the Dawgs the 6-0 advantage.

Ashley Boek (Redding, Calif.) earned the win for the Huskies, scattering four hits and striking out eight to improve to 14-1. Tori Nyberg (12-5) took the loss for Stanford as she allowed eight hits and hit six batters.

The Huskies and Cardinal square off again on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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