Huskies Work The Count, Win 4-1
SEATTLE – The #8 Washington Huskies used patience at the plate to defeat the Seattle U Redhawks 4-1 Saturday. All three of Washington's 1-2-3 hitters in Sis Bates, Baylee Klingler, and Sami Reynolds scored runs, while Klingler, Reynolds, and Morganne Flores had multiple hits.
Washington drew 11 three-ball counts and worked the count full nine times today, all while allowing Seattle U to reach a three-ball count just once in the game. Eight times Washington batters managed seven or more pitches in a single at-bat.
Reynolds and Kelley Lynch each had ten-pitch walks, while Kaija Gibson worked an eight-pitch walk. Washington saw 43 pitches in the third inning alone.
The Huskies were also their usual dangerous selves on the basepaths. Washington stole four bases in the game, making it 22 consecutive successful steals by the Huskies, including nine steals this weekend during the Husky Classic.
Gabbie Plain retired the final five batters she faced as she ran her record to 11-0 with the complete-game victory. Four times she retired the side in order, striking out the side three times.
Only one opponent, Nevada, has scored multiple runs on Plain this year. In her 11 starts, Plain has allowed three total runs. The five baserunners allowed by Plain were her most since allowing six in a complete-game win over San Diego State, a span of seven appearances. Plain had not allowed more than two baserunners in five straight appearances before today.
B4 | Sami adds another run on the board!
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Washington finishes the Husky Classic with one game against Portland State at 12:00 pm Sunday. That game will be streamed live on the Washington live stream.
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