No. 5 Washington Loses to No. 16 Missouri, No. 18 Northwestern
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. – On the second day of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, No. 5 Washington fell to two ranked opponents. The Huskies lost to No. 16 Missouri, 10-0, in five innings, and then surrendered the second of the doubleheader to No. 18 Northwestern, 1-0.
The Tigers were able to convert early, hitting a home run in the first inning. Gabbie Plain regained control, until the Missouri bats got hot again in the third. Pat Moore also saw time in the circle. Sami Reynolds recorded the lone Washington hit.
25 minutes after the conclusion of the Missouri game, Washington collected itself to take on Northwestern. A Wildcat homerun in the third proved to be the only run required for the win. Washington saw hits from Baylee Klingler, Madi Huskey and Kelley Lynch (who was also in the circle), but the team was unable to record a run.
1st: Missouri got on the board quickly, homering to left center.
3rd: Laird singled to center field (RBI).
3rd: Wert singled through the right side (RBI).
3rd: Bailey homered to left field, scoring Wert.
4th: Wilmes singled to left center (RBI).
4th: Wert grand slam.
Gabbie Plain allowed a career-high seven runs on seven hits. She moves to 5-2 on the year. Pat Moore came in as relief and allowed three runs.
Sami Reynolds singled for Washington's sole hit of the game.
Washington was outhit 11-1 and left three on base.
3rd: Northwestern's Lewis homered.
Kelley Lynch moved to 1-2 with the loss in the circle, but only allowed three hits and struck out five. Five K's is a single-game high for Lynch this season.
The last time the Dawgs were held scoreless in back-to-back games came in the 2012 NCAA Super Regionals against California.
Washington has lost four of its last five games, with three of those loses coming to ranked opponents.
Baylee Klingler, Madi Huskey and Lynch all recorded hits for the Dawgs. Washington left five on base. On multiple occasions, the Huskies were able to get the lead off on, but were ultimately unable to convert.
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