Softball Wins Two Via Shutout

Feb. 17, 2006

BATON ROUGE, La.-- The 11th-ranked Washington softball team (6-1) won two games Friday to open the LSU Tiger Classic. The Huskies run-ruled Eastern Michigan in the first game, 9-0 in five innings, and defeated Western Kentucky 7-0 in the night cap.

The Huskies scored eight runs in the first inning vs. Eastern Michigan on just three hits. The Eagles' pitching staff walked five and threw three illegal pitches in the rally. Dominique Lastrapes led off with a walk and Ashley Charters singled to the shortstop. Lastrapes scored after two illegal pitches and walks to Dena Tyson and Sarah Hyatt loaded the bases. Ashlyn Watson walked to score Charters and Tyson scored on a fielder's choice by Alicia Matthews. Nicole Moojen drew a bases loaded walk to score Hyatt to put UW on top 4-0 and trigger an Eagle pitching change.

Marnie Koziol singled down the left field line to score two runs off relief pitch Aimee Woodrum and Lastrapes drove in another run with a single to second base. Charter's brought in another with a fielder's choice to give the Huskies the 8-0 lead.

Washington scored its last run in the third inning when Lastrapes doubled and scored on a single by Charters.

Sophomore hurler Caitlin Noble (2-1) earned the shutout victory as she held Eastern Michigan to two hits and struck out six. Nikki Denman (0-1) took the loss for EMU as she gave up seven runs on one hit and five walks in a third of an inning.

Lastrapes and Charters finished the game with two hits apiece.

The Huskies shutout Western Kentucky 7-0 in the nightcap behind the pitching efforts of Danielle Lawrie (4-0). Lawrie earned victory after holding the Hilltoppers to three his and striking out 10.

Washington got on the scoreboard in the fourth inning with four runs on four hits. Lastrapes led off with a single to second base and Charters followed with a single to left field. Tyson walked and Hyatt singled to centerfield to score Lastrapes. Lauren Greer reached on a fielder's choice, which scored a run, and Matthews doubled to right centerfield to score two more.

The Huskies scored two more runs on the fifth frame on two hits and an error. Lastrapes walked and scored three plays later on a single to center field by Hyatt. Watson followed with an RBI-double to put UW on top 6-0.

Washington scored an insurance run in the sixth on a hit and an error. Aimee Minor was hit by a pitch and moved to second on a single by Nicole Moojen. Minor then scored on an error by the second baseman to put UW on top 7-0.

LINESCORENon-ConferenceEastern Michigan 0, Washington 9Eastern Michigan.... 000 00 - 0 2 1Washington.......... 801 0X - 9 8 1Denman, Woodrum (1) and Grens.Noble and Matthews.WP - Noble (2-1). LP - Denman (0-1). T - 1:29.

LINE SCORENon-ConferenceWashington 7, Western KentuckyWashington.......... 000 421 0 - 7 8 0Western Kentucky.... 000 000 0 - 0 3 2Lawrie and Matthews.Lathrop and Sam Young.WP - Lawrie (4-0). LP - Lathrop (3-3). T - 1:48.

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