Ducks Drop Opener at UW
SEATTLE – Oregon got down early and couldn't respond, falling in the opener of a top-10 series at No. 6 Washington, 8-0 in five innings Friday at Husky Softball Stadium.
How it Happened: After the Ducks went in order on three strikeouts in the top of the first, Washington jumped out to an early lead with a two-run home run in the bottom half to make it 2-0. The Huskies added two more runs in the second, with Sis Bates delivering an RBI single and Bailey Klingler coming up with a sacrifice fly.
Rachel Cid recorded the first Oregon hit of the game, doubling down the left field line to start the third, but the Ducks couldn't cash her in. Washington came back with a leadoff homer to start the third, putting the Oregon deficit at 5-0 after three.
A couple of mistakes by the Ducks in the fourth inning gave Washington at 7-0 lead. The Huskies got one run on an error to make it 6-0 before another run came across on a wild pitch. After a leadoff single and wild pitch to start the fifth, Washington's Kelley Lynch ended the game with a single to bring the run-rule into effect.
Notable: Oregon lost a game via the run-rule for the first time since the finale of the 2019 season … Cid recorded her ninth double of the season and is second on the team in that category … Alyssa Brito went 1-for-2 and raised her batting average to .381 – the best among Pac-12 true freshmen … The 12 strikeouts by Oregon hitters are the most since March 23, 2019 against Washington.
On Deck: The Ducks will play a doubleheader against the Huskies Saturday starting at 5 p.m. Both games will be televised live on Pac-12 Network.