Huskies Fall 5-4 After Wild Late Innings
TEMPE, Ariz. – A confusing sequence in the seventh led to the #6 Washington Huskies falling 5-4 to the #14 Arizona State Sun Devils. The Huskies are 22-3 overall and 2-1 in Pac-12 now after tonight's game.
Washington appeared to get an inning-ending double play as two Sun Devils ended up at third base at the same time, with Bates pursuing the runner fleeing back to second. The runner originally on third seemed to be out, only to come home to score the winning run as Washington attempted to complete the double play.
Morganne Flores and SilentRain Espinoza had two-hit days for Washington, with Flores managing a 13-pitch single in the seventh. Sis Bates had two RBI in the game, while Noelle Hee hit a solo home run. Washington had five hits with two outs as a team, scoring three of its four runs with two outs.
Gabbie Plain threw five innings but left with the game tied up. This was the first time in Plain's 14 starts this year that she has allowed multiple earned runs, but the senior still struck out six batters, bringing her nation-leading strikeout total to 171. Sarah Willis retired the first four batters she faced and seemed to get through a dangerous seventh inning unscathed before Arizona State was awarded the winning run.
T2 | Hee with her fifth bomb of the year!
— Washington Softball (@UWSoftball) March 27, 2021
Washington and Arizona State match up again tomorrow, playing a doubleheader, with game one beginning at 2:00 pm. Both of those games will be streamed free via the Arizona State live stream.
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