Softball Dominates Fall Tournament

Oct. 5, 2009

SEATTLE - The Washington softball team showed they'll make a good run at repeating in 2010 as their power and depth was once again on display at Husky Softball Stadium this weekend where they swept their four games in the Husky Softball Fall Classic.

The Huskies won their four games by a combined score of 44-3, defeating Seattle U, 9-0; Lower Columbia College, 10-0; Simon Fraser, 8-0; and Bellevue Community College, 19-3.

On Friday, the Huskies took on cross-town opponent Seattle U and came away with the 9-0 victory. Freshman Baily Harris earned the victory in the circle, throwing five scoreless innings, and Danielle Lawrie finished off the game with two scoreless innings. Harris and Lawrie were backed by sophomore Niki Williams, who went 4-for-4 in the game including a home run.

The Huskies also got solid contributions Friday from sophomores Kimi Pohlman, who went 2-for-4, and Taylor Smith, who went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI, in addition to freshman Melanie Fagaly, who went 3-for-4 with two RBI.

On Saturday, the Huskies started off with a 10-0 win over Lower Columbia College, with sophomores Jenna Clifton and Felecia Harris combining on the victory. Clifton pitched four shutout innings, allowing just three hits and striking out one, while Harris threw one perfect inning of relief.

The Huskies jumped out early with a six-run first inning, sparked by senior Bailey Stenson who walked, stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch before scoring on a double to right field by Jenn Salling. Niki Williams, Morgan Stuart and Melanie Fagaly each followed with RBI singles and Ashley Tuiasosopo capped the scoring with a two-run single.

The Huskies added another run in the second on an RBI single by Salling, which plated Pohlman, who had singled and stole second.

The Dawgs closed out the scoring with three more in the fifth. Williams started the rally with a double, scored on Fagaly's single which set up Harris, who blasted a double off the top of the left field wall. Clifton followed with an RBI single and the Huskies added another run on a wild pitch.

In the second game of their Saturday doubleheader, the Huskies defeated Simon Fraser, 8-0. Lawrie made her only start of the weekend and pitched five hitless innings, striking out 12.

The Huskies backed Lawrie with three runs in the first and four in the second inning and added an insurance run in the fourth. Pohlman got the rally started in the first, ripping a single and stealing second before being moved to third by senior Amanda Fleischman. Salling followed with an RBI triple and later scored when Williams reached on an error. After Williams stole second, Fagaly knocked her in with a single to right field.

In the second frame, Smith started things off with a walk and moved to second on Stenson's fielder's choice, with the senior reaching first on the play. After Pohlman singled to right, Fleischman was hit by a pitch to plate one run and Salling followed with a two-run single to make it 6-0. Fleischman later would trot home on a wild pitch.

The Huskies added one final run in the fourth when Fleischman doubled to left field and scored on Faasua's single to right.

The offense was again on display on Sunday as the Huskies jumped all over Bellevue Community College for a 19-3 win. Pohlman went 2-for-2 with a single and double, Williams went 2-for-2 with two RBI while Morgan Stuart blasted a two-run home run.

Also chipping in with RBIs were Tuiasosopo, Lawrie, Harris and freshmen Shawna Wright and Amanda Fitzsimmons. Freshman Maggie Wagner added a two-run single and fellow rookie Jerrin Faasua chipped in an RBI single.

Harris threw three innings for the Huskies on Sunday while Baily Harris finished the game with three scoreless innings of relief.

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