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Big Bats Come Out In Washington's 12-0 Win

Feb 28, 2021

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SAN DIEGO – A constant drip of offense exploded late for the #5 Washington Huskies, who defeated the San Diego Toreros 12-0 to finish a doubleheader sweep. Washington scored in each of the first four innings before a seven-run sixth put the game away.

This was Washington's fourth double-digit scoring effort this season. Washington has seven shutouts in its 15 games so far in 2021.

Five Huskies had multiple hits in the game, led by Morganne Flores and Kaija Gibson, who combined to go 6-for-8 with five RBI. Nine different Huskies scored a run in the game and ten had hits. Gibson, Sis Bates, and Kelley Lynch all scored multiple runs.

In the circle, Gabbie Plain kept her hot streak going. The senior allowed only one hit all game long, a single in the fifth. Her streak of five consecutive starts with double-digit strikeouts came to a close: Plain struck out seven batters in her five innings of work. Brooke Nelson would pitch a scoreless sixth.

 

SCORING
  • First Inning: With Bates on via a walk, Flores laced a single into center for the game's first run.
  • Second Inning: Gibson singled, then stole second to move into scoring position. A single by Agan brought Gibson home for the 2-0 lead.
  • Third Inning: Another single, this time from Taryn Atlee, made it 3-0 as Kelley Lynch scored.
  • Fourth Inning: The Huskies scored twice in the fourth. Flores' double allowed Baylee Klingler to score, then a single by SilentRain Espinoza one batter later scored Megan Vandegrift, who had pinch ran.
  • Sixth Inning: Four hits in a row started the big inning for the Huskies. Gibson came up with her second big bases-loaded hit of the season, this time doubling to score two. Livy Schiele would also have a two-run double in the inning. In all, Washington put ten batters on base, with seven hits in the inning.
NOTES
  • Flores (3x4, R, 2B, 3 RBI) became the seventh Husky to record 200 RBI in their career and the first since Ali Aguilar.
  • Since entering the starting lineup against Utah Valley, Gibson (3x4, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI) is hitting .625 with six runs, three extra-base hits, and six RBI.
  • Bates (2x3, 2 R) is now batting .421 in the leadoff spot in her career, the second-best mark in Washington history (Sami Reynolds, .455).
  • Schiele (1x2, R, 2B, 2 RBI) is has a three-game hit streak, scoring four runs in that time.
  • Lilly Agan (1x3, 2 RBI) has five RBI in her last three games, all while batting ninth.

Washington heads to Hawai'i for a three-game series next week, with the first game on Thursday, March 4 at 8:00 pm PT.

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