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Faraimo Goes the Distance as UCLA Downs Washington, 3-2

Mar 25, 2022
Megan Faraimo

SEATTLE – Megan Faraimo struck out eight batters in her ninth complete game of the season as the No. 3 UCLA softball team defeated No. 9 Washington, 3-2, in the series opener Friday evening at Husky Softball Stadium.
Faraimo now leads the Bruins (26-3, 4-0 Pac-12) and ranks second in the Pac-12 with 12 wins. UCLA is now riding a 19-game winning streak.
UCLA scored all three of its runs against the Huskies (20-8, 1-3 Pac-12) in the first inning. Catcher Delanie Wisz pounded a double down the right field line to score Briana Perez from second base. Wisz has now reached base safely in 20 consecutive games, and Perez is now tied for sixth in the conference with 27 runs scored.
A Maya Brady ground out to third base allowed enough time for utility Savannah Pola to dash home for the second run. Wisz scored off a wild pitch to push the Bruins' final run across after being moved over to third base by a Seneca Curo groundout.
In the bottom half, Faraimo was tagged for a home run by Husky shortstop Baylee Klingler and a double by the very next batter. Faraimo settled in, not allowing another hit until the second batter of the fifth inning, Klingler again, who singled to right field to drive in Washington's final run of the night.
Faraimo shut the door by striking out the final two batters of the game.

Perez also doubled in the game for the sixth time this season.
First pitch for game two of the UCLA-Washington series is scheduled for 3 p.m. PT. The contest will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.
The Bruins look to secure their first 20-game winning streak since the 2018 season when The Shelly Carlin UCLA Head Softball Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez led UCLA to a 25-0 start.