Softball Wins USF Wilson Invitational

Feb. 19, 2007

TAMPA, Fla.-- The 15th-ranked University of Washington softball team (8-1) run-ruled Wichita State 9-0 in five innings Monday to win the USF Wilson Invitational with a 5-0 record.

The Huskies jumped on the scoreboard with a pair of runs in the first inning on a two-out RBI-double by sophomore Alicia Matthews.

Washington scored five more runs in the third fame on two hits to go up, 7-0. Junior Lauren Greer sparked the rally with a leadoff double and walks to Jacki Hansen and Ashley Charters loaded the bases. Dominique Lastrapes then belted a ball into left-centerfield that deflected off the centerfielder's glove to score three runs. Senior Dena Tyson followed with a two-run home run over the left field fence.

UW added two more runs in the fifth inning with RBI-singles by Caitlin Noble and Greer for the eventual 9-0 win.

Sophomore hurler Danielle Lawrie (6-0) earned the victory as she scattered two hits and struck out 10 in five innings of work.

Margo Pruis (2-2) took the loss as she gave up nine runs on six hits in four innings.

Washington returns to action next week at the Palm Springs Classic, Feb. 23-25.

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