Offense Sparks Late, Huskies Win 4-1
ST. GEORGE, Utah – The #2 Washington Huskies stayed cool in a tight game against the BYU Cougars, scoring late to win 4-1. The sixth inning was pivotal: after Gabbie Plain stranded two runners on base in the top half, Washington managed five hits in the bottom half, scoring three times to take the lead for good.
Plain was excellent in the circle despite allowing her first run of the year. The senior had her 17th career double-digit strikeout game, with 11 K's and just four hits allowed. She had three 1-2-3 innings, striking out the side in the fifth. After the Huskies struck to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth, Plain threw a perfect seventh, striking out the last two batters.
Offensively, Sis Bates, SilentRain Espinoza, and Jadelyn Allchin all managed multi-hit games. Bates would have three hits, driving in two runs for Washington. Espinoza had a perfect day, reaching in all three of her plate appearances. Allchin drove in the go-ahead run on her second hit of the day.
B6 | And Allchin puts the Huskies back on top!
— Washington Softball (@UWSoftball) February 18, 2021
Washington will have a doubleheader tomorrow, playing Nevada at 10:00 am PT and Dixie State right after, at 12:30 pm PT. There will be a live video stream for the Dixie State game only.
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