Lynch Strikes Out A Career-High 15, Huskies Win 2-1
SEATTLE – Behind a career-high 15 strikeouts from pitcher Kelley Lynch, the No. 11 Huskies secured the series-clinching win over No. 19 Oregon State in a 2-1 victory over the Beavers on Friday night. Washington moves to 24-11 on the season with a 5-6 mark in Pac-12 play.
Lynch tossed a complete game three-hitter, while fanning 15 and allowing only one walk. The junior picked up her fourth win of the season.
Jadelyn Allchin leadoff the third inning with a single up the middle and advanced to second on a sac bunt by Rylee Holtorf. A single by Sami Reynolds put runners on the corners with one out for Baylee Klingler. The senior, Klingler, hit a double that was just off the top of the left field wall to drive in both runners to put the Huskies up 2-0.
Oregon State responded in the fourth on a solo home run by Frankie Hammoude to cut Washington's lead to one.
The Beavers had a chance to tie the game in the sixth after a leadoff double and advancement to third on a UW error, however Lynch got the next three batters out on a pop up and a pair of strikeouts to end the threat.
The Huskies close out the series with Oregon State on Saturday afternoon with a 2 p.m. first pitch. The game will also air on Pac-12 Networks.
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1st: Baylee Klingler two-run double to left field, 2-0
4th: Oregon State home run, 2-1
GAME TWO NOTES
Kelley Lynch tossed a career-high 15 strikeouts in the contest. Her previous career high was 11 vs. UC Santa Barbara in 2020. It was also Lynch's first complete-game win of the season and her third CG of the year.
Baylee Klingler is on a 22 game on base streak.
Washington clinched its second Pac-12 series win of the season.
The Huskies improve their home winning streak over Oregon State to six games.