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Huskies Triumph 2-0 In Pitcher's Duel

Apr 9, 2021

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The #6 Washington Huskies started the weekend with a pitcher's-duel win, beating the Oregon State Beavers 2-0 Friday. Gabbie Plain flummoxed the Beaver offense all game long, striking out 12 and allowing just three baserunners in the game. Sis Bates scored both runs for the Huskies, with Baylee Klingler and Sami Reynolds picking up RBI.

The win extends Washington's winning streak to seven games, all against Pac-12 opponents. Washington is 29-4 overall and 7-2 in Pac-12 play after today's win.

Plain was as dominant as ever today, recording her 11th double-digit strikeout game of the year and breaking the 200-strikeout mark for the season. Not a single Beaver advanced into scoring position all game long. Plain would not allow a hit after the fourth inning.

The Huskies would take the lead in the second at-bat of the game on a Klingler RBI double. That came after a Bates stolen base, one of Washington's three steals in three attempts. Megan Vandegrift had one steal, with Bates recording her fourth multi-steal game of 2021.

 

SCORING
  • First Inning: After Bates reached on a passed ball and stole second, the Huskies took the lead on Klingler's double.
  • Sixth Inning: Once again, Bates moved herself into scoring position, stealing second and taking third on a throwing error. A fielder's choice by Reynolds brought home the insurance run to make it 2-0.

 

NOTES
  • Plain (7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 12 K) is now 18-0, matching the Husky record for most wins without a loss, set by Danielle Lawrie in 2010.
  • Bates (1x3, 2 R, 2 SB) is now 14-for-14 on stolen bases this year, a career high.
  • Kelley Lynch (2x3) had her eighth multi-hit game of the year.
  • In her last ten games, Klingler (1x3, 2B, RBI) has 15 RBI.

Washington and Oregon State have a doubleheader tomorrow, with game one set for 1:00 pm.

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