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Husky-Duck Rivalry Renewed On Montlake

Apr 13, 2021

SEATTLE - The #6 Washington Huskies return home to host the #4 Oregon Ducks in another four-game Pac-12 series this weekend. That series will begin Friday, April 16 at 5:00 pm, with game one streamed free on the Washington live stream. Games two, three, and four will be aired live on the Pac-12 Network.

Washington is 58-31 all-time against Oregon, including a 23-17 mark at home. The two teams have traded sweeps over the last two years: the Ducks swept Washington in Seattle in 2018, then the Huskies swept Oregon in Eugene in 2019. In the last ten meetings between the teams, Washington is 6-4, including wins at the 2017 and 2018 Women's College World Series.

Sis Bates needs just four more hits to reach 300 in her career, becoming the third Husky ever and second active Division I player with 300 career hits. Bates would join Sara Pickering and Ashley Charters as the only Huskies ever with 300 hits. Her next run scored will move Bates to third in Washington history as well, behind only Ali Aguilar and Jaime Clark.

Gabbie Plain is also nearing several milestones. Plain needs five more strikeouts to match Tia Bollinger for sixth in Husky history and nine more to match Caitlin Noble for fifth. She needs 19 more to match her career high, set in 2018 in 186 innings. Plain's next shutout will be the 30th of her career: only two Huskies, Danielle Lawrie and Jennifer Spediacci, have reached that mark. Already in Washington's top ten in wins, four more wins would give Plain 80 in her career, tying Stephanie Burns for ninth.

Lilly Agan started last weekend reaching base safely in five of her first six plate appearances. Agan hit .571/.667/.714 against Oregon State, with hits in all three of her appearances. She reached base safely multiple times in two of her three appearances. When in the starting lineup, Again is hitting .366, with multiple hits in a third of her starts.

Baylee Klingler now leads the Pac-12 in walks after drawing 11 in her last ten games. Klingler is one of four Huskies with at least 15 walks already. Washington's 143 walks as a team are 15 more than any other Pac-12 team and puts the Huskies fifth in the nation in walks. No other team in the Pac-12 has as many as Washington's six players already with 14+ walks.

Washington's batters are reaching base safely 52% of the time to start innings this year while allowing opponents to reach safely just 26% of the time. Only one Husky has lead off an inning five or more times and reached less than 30% of the time. Seven different Huskies have reached over 50% of the time, led by Kaija Gibson, who has reached safely in eight of the nine innings she has led off.

Plain is now 20-0 on the season, a new Husky record for longest undefeated start to a season. Danielle Lawrie previously held that record, starting 2010 18-0. Plain has not taken a loss in 30 consecutive appearances, stretching back to February 28, 2020. Washington is 28-2 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.

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