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Huskies Win 5-0 In First Home Game Since 2019

Mar 12, 2021

Box Score

SEATTLE – The #8 Washington Huskies won 5-0 over Seattle U in their first home game since the 2019 Super Regionals, a span of 22 months. Seattle U's second batter of the game singled: the Redhawks wouldn't have another baserunner until one out in the seventh inning.

Washington moves to 17-2 with the win. This was Washington's ninth shutout of the season. Washington remains undefeated in the all-time series against Seattle U, with a record of 16-0.

Sis Bates set the Washington program record for career triples tonight with her 17th, breaking a tie with Ashley Charters and Becky Newbry. Baylee Klingler had a perfect 3-for-3 day, driving in two runs. Megan Vandegrift came off the bench and scored two runs, ripping a single in her only at-bat.

Gabbie Plain retired 18 straight at one point during another impressive performance from the two-time All-American. She struck out the side twice and ended the day with 12 strikeouts in all. Plain did not allow a single batter to reach a three-ball count in the game. Only six batters had two-ball counts against Plain.

Plain moves to 10-0 on the season with the win, the best start of her career. This was also her 27th shutout, tying her with Eve Gaw and Ashley Boek for fourth in Husky history.
 

SCORING
  • First Inning: Bates scored the 200th run of her career after starting the inning with a single. Klingler and Flores followed that up with singles to bring Bates around.
  • Second Inning: Bates' second hit of the day was her record-break triple, scoring Vandegrift from second. Bates would score to make it 3-0 on a Klingler sacrifice fly.
  • Fourth Inning: Klingler roped a single between the first and second basemen for her second hit of the day. Vandegrift, who started the inning with a single, hustled home for a 4-0 lead.
  • Fifth Inning: Three straight Huskies reached to build a rally. After a double steal from Taryn Atlee and Livy Schiele, Lynch smoked a single right back up the middle to make it 5-0.
NOTES
  • Bates (2x4, 2 R, 3B, RBI) joined Ali Aguilar, Jaime Clark, and Ashley Charters as the only Huskies with 200 runs scored.
  • During her six-game hit streak, Bates is hitting .571 with 12 runs and three triples, with multiple runs in five straight.
  • Bates moved to seventh in Washington history in hits, tied with Kimi Pohlman.
  • Klingler (3x3, 2 RBI) also has a six-game hit streak, hitting .632.
  • This was Klingler's second perfect day at the plate in the last three games.
  • Vandegrift (1x1, 2 R, SB) had her second career multi-run game.
  • Vandegrift has stolen a base in two of her last three appearances.
  • Plain (7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 13 K) has struck out double-digit batters in six of her last seven starts.
  • In her last five starts, Plain has a 0.23 ERA, with a 0.45 WHIP and 56 strikeouts.

Washington will play two games tomorrow, facing off with Portland State at 1:00 pm and Seattle U at approximately 3:00 pm, or 20 minutes after the conclusion of game one. That game will be streamed live on the Washington live stream.

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