No. 5/6 Stanford Drops Second Game To No. 14 Washington, 8-0
April 2, 2006
Seattle, Wash. - No. 5/6 Stanford (27-6, 1-2) fell, 8-0, to No. 14 Washington (26-10, 1-2) this afternoon in the second game of the series. Washington's Ashley Matthews tallied two runs and three RBI for the win, while Husky pitcher Danielle Lawrie struck out 12 batters.
Seniors Lauren Lappin and Catalina Morris both got on a base with bunts to start the first inning and freshman infielder Maddy Coon was walked to load the bases. Lawrie struck out three in a row to end the inning without a Cardinal run.
Charters got on base for the Huskies in the bottom of the first with a short single. Sarah Hyatt followed with a hard double to left center, scoring Charters from first base. Washington ended the first inning ahead, 1-0.
Morris was hit by a pitch to start the third inning and Lappin advanced her with a single to left field, but Lawrie struck out three batters to end the half inning. With the Huskies up to bat, Charters opened with another single to left field and Hyatt was walked on base. Aimee Minor laid down a sacrifice bunt to move both runners. Alicia Matthews then stepped up and knocked a double over Morris' head to score Charters and pinch runner Jacki Hansen. Lauren Greer singled down the right line to score Matthews from second base. McCullough struck out her second batter of the inning to move into the fourth with the Huskies up, 4-0.
Freshman infielder Missy Penna opened the top of the fourth inning with a double that fell just inside the center field fence. Erin Howe followed with a ball to the second baseman, advancing Penna to third, but was out on the play. The Cardinal hitters couldn't bring Penna home and the inning ended runless.
Stanford had another chance to score in the top of the fifth inning as Morris and Lappin each got on base with a bunt. Freshman infielder Maddy Coon reached on an error by the third baseman to load the bases. Lawrie struck out three in a row to move into the bottom of the inning.
Minor opened the bottom of the fifth with a home run over the left field fence, putting Washington ahead, 5-0. Senior Laura Severson entered the game to pitch midway through the fifth. Dena Tyson stepped up and knocked a double to the left center fence and later scored off of a double to left field by Greer. Greer put the Huskies up, 7-0, as she scored from third off of a bunt by Marnie Koziol.
Charters knocked a double down the right line in the bottom of the sixth. Matthews followed with a double to center field, scoring Charters and ending the game early, 8-0.
In four innings in the circle, McCullough struck out two, walked one and allowed eight hits. Severson walked none and allowed five hits in one and a half innings. Lappin was 3-3 at the plate and Morris was 2-3.
Stanford will return to action Wednesday with a doubleheader against Fresno State, beginning at 5:00 pm.