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Huskies Win 5-0 In First Home Game Since 2019

Mar 12, 2021

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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.

  • 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.
  • 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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