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Top Of The Order Powers Huskies To 8-0 Win

Mar 13, 2021

Box Score

SEATTLE – The #8 Washington Huskies cruised to an 8-0 run-rule victory over the Portland State Vikings in five innings Saturday. Washington scored three runs in the first and never looked back, ending the game as Megan Vandegrift crossed the plate in the fifth with no outs to trigger the run rule.

The Huskies are 18-2 now with the win, their eighth straight. Washington has shutout six opponents during that winning streak and won four of those games by run rule.

The Huskies would score in bursts, with three runs in the first inning and four in the fifth. Those two big innings were both started by the top of the Washington batting order, which shined all day. Washington's 1-2-3-4 hitters all had multiple hits in the game. Sis Bates, Baylee Klingler, Sami Reynolds, and Morganne Flores went a combined 8-for-12 with six runs scored and six driven in. Only Flores did not score multiple runs of that quartet: she drove in three. All four of those Huskies had doubles as well.

Kelley Lynch and Sarah Willis combined for five shutout innings in the circle. Lynch threw the first three innings, earning the win. Willis finished out the final two innings, allowing just one baserunner and striking out two.

SCORING
  • First Inning: Washington started things off with four straight runners reaching base for an early 3-0 lead. Klingler and Flores had RBI early on, with Klingler ripping a double.
  • Second Inning: Bates ripped a single hard off the glove of the diving second baseman for an RBI, allowing Schiele to waltz home from third.
  • Fifth Inning: Bates and Klingler combined to create another run for the Huskies. Bates had the leadoff double, then beat the throw home on a Klingler single bouncing up the middle. That started the scoring: Flores' double down the leftfield line brought two more runs in, then Lynch's groundball scored Vandegrift to end the 8-0 win.
NOTES
  • Bates (2x3, 2 R, 2B, RBI) has hits in 14 of her last 15 games and in seven straight.
  • Bates has scored multiple runs in six straight games and has multiple hits in four straight.
  • Schiele (1x2, R) now has a career-long five-game hit streak, hitting .556 with five runs scored.
  • Klingler (2x3, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI) has four straight multi-hit games.
  • Reynolds (2x3, 2 R, 2B) has scored nine runs in her last five games.
  • Vandegrift (R) has scored four runs over her last six appearances.

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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