Huskies Drop Heartbreaker To Oregon

May 13, 2005

SEATTLE-- Oregon's Breanne Sabol broke up a no-hitter in the seventh inning with a three-run home run to lift the Ducks to the 3-0 victory over Washington. The Huskies stranded nine runners on base as they dip to 30-20 overall and 9-11 in the Pac-10. Oregon improves to 34-22 overall and 7-13 in the Pac-10.

Freshman Caitlin Noble did not give up a hit through six and one-third innings and her only blemish was a hit batsman in the first. She opened the seventh inning with a strikeout before giving up back-to-back full-count walks. Sabol belted Noble's first offering off the left field foul poll for the game-winner. It was Sabol's first home run of the season.

Washington had numerous scoring opportunities, leaving runners on base in six of the seven innings.

The Huskies loaded the bases in the first inning with a single by Ashley Charters and full-count walks to Kristen Rivera and Aimee Minor. Oregon's Amy Harris got out of the jam with her second of eight strikeouts.

UW put runners in scoring position in the second and third innings but both times Harris used a strikeout to end the Huskies' threat.

Noble (14-8) took the tough loss as she gave up three runs on two hits, while striking out eight.

Harris (17-13) earned the win as she scattered five hits and struck out eight.

Washington and Oregon will face-off tomorrow in the Pac-10 finale. First pitch is slated for 1:05 pm.

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