Washington Softball Takes Two From Portland State

April 21, 2004

SEATTLE- The fifth-ranked Washington softball team (32-8) won a pair of games over Portland State, 5-1 and 10-1, this afternoon at the Husky Softball Stadium. The Huskies used the long ball to top the Vikings with four home runs on the day including Sarah Hyatt's second grand slam of the season.

Hyatt's grand slam broke open a scoreless game one in the third inning. Washington loaded the bases with a leadoff single by Callie Bergan, a hit by pitch and PSU error. Hyatt then delivered the towering shot- her eighth home run of the season- to give the Huskies the 4-0 lead.

Kristen Rivera added an insurance run for UW with a solo home run in the sixth inning.

Portland State scored an unearned run in the top of the seventh inning when Maggie Dewall doubled and scored on a Husky error. The Vikings proceeded in loading the bases but Ashley Boek notched her ninth strikeout of the game to end the PSU threat.

Boek (21-5) earned the win for Washington, scattering nine hits and walking just one.

In the nightcap, Portland State scored a run in the first inning. Whitney Olsen led off with a single up the middle and moved to second on a sacrifice by Kira Enlow. Dewall then singled through the right side to score Olsen and give the Vikings the 1-0 lead.

Washington answered in the bottom half of the inning with two runs and never looked back as it cruised to the 10-1 victory. Hyatt and Rivera had back-to-back two out singles and scored on singles by Robyn Wike and Bergan.

The Huskies added five more runs in the third inning on three hits and four Portland State errors. Hyatt reached base on a fielding error and scored on Rivera's 16th home run of the season. Bergan singled and Jeffries reached base on an error. Rita Roach then drove a single into left field to score Bergan and another Viking error scored Jeffries and Roach to give Washington the 7-1 lead.

Kathy Fiske put the game away in the sixth inning with a three-run home run to invoke the mercy-rule. Dominique Lastrapes and Aimee Minor led off with back-to-back singles and scored on Fiske's fifth home run of the season.

Tia Bollinger (11-3) picked up the win for UW as she scattered six hits and struck out four.

Washington returns to action Friday when it hosts No. 4 California at 1 p.m.

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