Pacific Northwest Battle Coming Up
SEATTLE - Fresh off a four-game sweep of Cal, the #6 Washington Huskies will head down I-5 to take on the Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis this weekend. That four-game series begins Friday, April 9 at 5:00 pm. All four games will be streamed live via the Oregon State live stream.
Sis Bates moved to third in Husky history in hits last week, tying Jaime Clark with her 292nd hit. Bates needs eight more hits to become the third Husky ever and second active Division I player with 300 career hits. This year, Bates has three hitting streaks of 5+ games and just four total hitless games. Bates' next double will be her 50th, making her the eighth Husky ever with 50 career doubles.
HOMERS ALL THE TIME
Morganne Flores and Baylee Klingler each had four-game home run streaks come to a close last week. Those streaks were the longest by a Husky since Kirstyn Thomas homered in five straight games in 2018. Klingler now leads the Pac-12 in homers during conference play with four, with Flores in second with three. That duo is also 1-2 in the Pac-12 in conference RBI, with Flores leading with 13 to Klingler's 10.
SHUTTING THE DOOR
Sarah Willis ended last weekend with back-to-back saves, the first two saves of her career. Willis is the first freshman with multiple saves in a season since 2011, when Kaitlin Inglesby had three saves. Danielle Lawrie, Ashley Boek, Leslie Scott, Jennifer Spediacci, and Jamie Graves are the only other Huskies to record multiple saves as a freshman. Graves is the only other freshman with three or more saves, making six in 1997. Graves is also the only other freshman to record saves in back-to-back appearances.
HEE HITS HARD
Since moving into the starting lineup at Hawai'i, Noelle Hee is hitting .481/.595/1.074 with five home runs in 12 games. Over her last five games, Hee is hitting .538 with five runs and four RBI. Half of Hee's hits this year have gone for extra bases, with six of her 14 hits leaving the yard. Hee is now 13th in the Pac-12 in homers despite having at least 33 fewer at-bats than every player ranked ahead of her.
LEADING THE NATION
Gabbie Plain needs just six more strikeouts to reach 200 on the season, which would make the national leader in strikeouts the first player to reach the 200-K mark. Only one pitcher in the nation, Virginia Tech's Keely Rochard, has a lower ERA than Plain's 0.98 mark while also throwing more innings. Plain is fourth in the nation
in ERA for pitchers with at least 75 innings.
Plain is now 17-0 on the season, just one win away from tying the Husky record for longest undefeated start to a season. Danielle Lawrie holds that record, starting 2010 18-0. Plain has not taken a loss in 27 consecutive appearances, stretching back to February 28, 2020. Washington is 25-2 as a team in those games. Plain still has not lost ten games in her career: no other Husky has as many as 30 wins in their career without taking ten losing decisions.
Since returning from injury, Jadelyn Allchin is hitting .429/.435/.667, all against Pac-12 opponents. Allchin is currently on a four-game hit streak, her third career hitting streak of four or more games and just one game off her career-best five-game hit streak to start her college career. Allchin has now matched or exceeded every single one of her freshman year offensive totals in three fewer games and 14 fewer at-bats.
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