Dawgs Open Pac-12 Play With Win Against Cal
BERKELEY, Calif. – The No. 7 Washington softball team collected its first Pac-12 win of the season Friday by defeating California 4-2.
The Huskies were held without a hit until the fourth, and were down 2-1 heading into the sixth inning. Kelley Lynch doubled to lead off the inning. Jen Cumming then grounded out, but Lynch was able to advance to third. Jadelyn Allchin then knocked her first home run of the season to center field on the first pitch of her at-bat. Allchin had not had a hit since the second game of the season. Megan Vandegrift followed the hot-hitting up with a bunt on the next pitch, and then stole second. Baylee Klingler's single scored Vandegrift to make it 4-2.
Gabbie Plain earned the start and stuck out four. Pat Moore entered in the fifth inning, struck out four, and earned the win. Neither Plain nor Moore walked a batter.
The Dawgs are back in action tomorrow against California at 2:30 pm. The series will conclude Sunday at 2:00 pm.
4th: Golden Bear home run.
4th: A Cal single advanced a runner to third and sent another runner home.
5th: Madi Huskey singled to center field to score Megan Vandegrift.
6th: Jadelyn Allchin homered to center field (2 RBI).
6th: Baylee Klingler singled to center field to score Vandegrift.
The Huskies were held without a hit until the fourth inning, when Kelley Lynch singled.
Washington started the fifth inning with four straight singles, with the single from Madi Huskey scoring Megan Vandegrift for the first Dawg run of the game.
Pat Moore came in for relief in the fifth inning, earning the win and moving to 4-0 on the season. She struck out four Golden Bears. Neither Moore nor starter Gabbie Plain walked a batter.
Kelley Lynch went 2-for-3 with a lead-off double in the top of the sixth.
Jadelyn Allchin hit her first season home run in the sixth inning to put the Dawgs ahead. She had not had a hit since the second game of the season.
Baylee Klingler went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in the sixth inning. She extends her season-long hit streak to ten games.