Huskies Fall To Stanford, 1-0

April 1, 2006

SEATTLE-- Lauren Lappin's fifth inning sacrifice fly scored the game's only run as fifth-ranked Stanford blanked 14th-ranked Washington, 1-0, Saturday at Husky Softball Stadium in front of 544 fans.

The Huskies, who drop to 25-10 overall and 0-2 in the Pac-10, fell short on a seventh inning rally for the second straight day. The Cardinal improve to 27-5 overall and 1-1 in the Pac-10.

The game featured a pitcher's duel between UW freshman Danielle Lawrie and Stanford rookie Missy Penna. Lawrie gave up just three hits and struck out 12 batters. Penna also gave up just three hits, including two in the seventh inning, and struck out two batters.

Lawrie kept the Cardinal off balance, striking out 10 batters through the first four innings, and catching five of those looking at strike three.

Stanford put itself on the scoreboard in the fifth frame with an unearned run on one hit and an error. Lindsay Key led off with a single up the middle and moved to second base on a throwing error by first baseman Ashley Charters. A fielder's choice moved Key to third base and Lappin's sacrifice fly ball to left field put the Cardinal on top, 1-0.

The Huskies threatened in the seventh inning with a leadoff double by senior Sarah Hyatt and a single by senior Aimee Minor. Penna got out of the inning, however, with a strikeout and ground out to seal the Cardinal victory.

Lawrie took the tough loss for Washington and moved to 14-6 on the season, while Penna improved to 16-2.

The Huskies will get another crack at Stanford Sunday when the teams face off again at 1 p.m.

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