Atlee's Seventh-Inning Single Gives Huskies 1-0 Win
STANFORD, Calif. – Heather Tarr recorded her 700th career win as the #5 Washington Huskies defeated the Stanford Cardinal 1-0 in a dramatic pitcher's duel. Tarr is the second active coach in the Pac-12 to reach 700 career wins, joining Arizona's Mike Candrea in that regard.
The game was scoreless until the seventh inning before the Huskies broke through. Noelle Hee drew the leadoff walk Washington needed, then was pinch-run for by Jadelyn Allchin. Two batters later, Taryn Atlee would slap the ball up the middle out of reach of the shortstop, with Allchin rushing all the way home.
That was one of just eight total hits in the game between the two teams as Gabbie Plain and Stanford's Alana Vawter dueled all day long in the circle. Both pitchers allowed six baserunners in the game.
Plain joined Danielle Lawrie, Jennifer Spediacci, and Taran Alvelo as the only Huskies ever to record 300+ strikeouts in a single season today. Plain was dominant all day: only two Stanford baserunners advanced as far as third base all game long. After Atlee's big single, Plain would retire the side in order to close out the win.
T7 | ATLEE BREAKS THE TIE!
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