Huskies Run Rule Lamar to Open 2022 Season
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – The Washington Huskies opened the 2022 season in thrilling fashion – run-ruling the Lamar Cardinals 12-2, in five innings.
Olivia Johnson made a splash in her collegiate debut, hitting two home runs and a triple, becoming the first freshman Husky to hit back-to-back home runs in her first and second career plate appearances. The Texas native followed up the two home runs with a triple in the fourth, collecting five RBI on the day, the most by a Husky in her debut.
The Huskies are back in action tomorrow at 1:00 PT against Long Beach State, and then again at 6:30 PT, taking on the No. 7 Arkansas Razorbacks.
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2nd: Olivia Johnson homered down the righ-tfield line
3rd: Madi Huskey singled to center field, bringing home Baylee Klingler for the RBI.
Olivia Johnson homered to center field (3RBI). She scored Kelley Lynch and Madi Huskey.
Megan Vandegrift singled to center field, scoring Jenn Cummings.
4th: Kinsey Fiedler doubled down the right-field line (2RBI). Reynolds and Klingler scored.
4th: Madi Huskey singled, advanced to second on an error. Fiedler and Lynch scored.
4th: Olivia Johnson tripled to right field, collecting another RBI with Madi Huskey scoring.
4th: Lily Agan grounded out to 2B. Olivia Johnson scored.
Olivia Johnson is the first Husky freshman to hit two home runs in a career debut (let alone, the first Husky to hit them in the first and second career plate appearances). Her 5 RBI are the most by a Husky freshman in her debut, and second-most by a Husky freshman ever (Noelle Hee, 6, 2018).
Rylee Holtorf (3B) and Kinsey Fiedler (2B) made their Husky debuts. Fiedler hit a double in her only at-bat, collecting 2 RBI.
The Dawgs outhit the Cardinal 11-2. Johnson led the team with three hits (two home runs, one triple) and five RBI.
Brooke Nelson earned the win, pitching 3.1 innings while only allowing two hits, and also striking out two.