Extra-Base Knocks Big In 6-1 Husky Win
SEATTLE – Another big inning boosted the #6 Washington Huskies, who beat the #4 Oregon Ducks 6-1 for a sweep of the three conference games of the weekend series. Four extra-base hits in the third inning put the Huskies in the lead for good, capped off by a two-run home run by Morganne Flores.
Washington has now won three of its last four series with Oregon and seven of its last eight games against the Ducks. Washington is also on a ten-game win streak in Pac-12 play. The Huskies are 34-6 overall and 12-2 in Pac-12 play this season.
Sis Bates made history early, becoming the third Husky ever with 300 career hits in the first inning. She joined Sara Pickering (318 hits) and Ashley Charters (315) in that regard. Her leadoff single to start the game was the first of three straight innings the leadoff runner reached safely, helping Washington to its 5-1 lead.
Bates wasn't the only Husky to impress at the plate: Noelle Hee and Baylee Klingler both doubled, while Flores and Sami Reynolds had big home runs. Reynolds' homer was the fifth of her career against Oregon in just seven games against the Ducks.
B3 | Six players have 4+ homers in Pac-12 play. Three of them are Huskies after this Flores bomb!
— Washington Softball (@UWSoftball) April 18, 2021
Washington heads to UCLA for a four-game series next weekend.
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