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Huskies Take Game One At Stanford 4-0

May 13, 2021

STANFORD, Calif. – The #5 Washington Huskies took game one of the final regular-season series, beating the Stanford Cardinal 4-0. Morganne Flores' two-run single early on was big for the Huskies, with Taryn Atlee and Sarah Willis also driving in runs.

The win was Washington's 40th on the year, the fourth consecutive full season that the Huskies have won at least 40 games. Washington is 40-9 overall and 17-4 in Pac-12 play now with three more games to play this weekend.

The Husky defense combined with Gabbie Plain's usual excellent pitching to shutout the Cardinal, allowing only four hits. Two Stanford baserunners reached scoring position in the second inning: the Cardinal would not advance past first base the rest of the game. Plain retired 13 of the final 14 batters she faced, with the only blemish, a sixth-inning single, erased on an amazing diving double play by Atlee.

Seven different Huskies had hits in the game, while eight of nine starters reached base safely in the game. Lilly Agan, Sis Bates, Sami Reynolds, and Jadelyn Allchin scored runs for the Huskies.

  • Second Inning: The Huskies turned to small ball to get on the board: after back-to-back walks, a sac bunt moved the runners over, then a flyball to left by Atlee scored the game's first run.
  • Third Inning: Three of the first four batters in the inning stroke singles for the Huskies to add to the lead. It was Flores who got the runs on the board, singling straight up the middle to score Allchin and Bates.
  • Sixth Inning: Kelley Lynch and Willis both extended their hitting streaks with singles to start the inning, with Willis' single scoring Agan, who pinch-ran for Lynch.


  • Flores (1x3, 2 RBI) moved to second in Husky history in RBI, passing Kristen Rivera.
  • In the last five games, Flores has eight RBI.
  • Lynch (1x1, HBP) extended her hitting streak to five games, hitting .462.
  • Willis (1x3, RBI) extended her hitting streak to seven games, the longest by a Husky freshman since 2012.
  • Baylee Klingler (1x4) has hits in nine of her last ten games, hitting .532 in that time.
  • Klingler is the third player in the Pac-12 with 60 hits this year.
  • Plain (7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 9 K) joins Danielle Lawrie, Tia Bollinger, and Jennifer Spediacci as the only Huskies ever to record 10+ shutouts in multiple seasons.

Washington and Stanford play a doubleheader tomorrow, with game one set for 4:30 pm on the Pac-12 Network.

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