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Three Run Fifth Lifts Huskies to 3-1 Win Over ASU

May 12, 2022

SEATTLE – The No. 10 Huskies took game one of the series over No. 4 Arizona State 3-1 on Thursday night. Washington improves to 35-13 on the season and 14-8 in Pac-12 play.

Gabbie Plain picked up her 18th win of the season after tossing her 16th complete-game. Plain picked up 13 strikeouts in the contest, while allowing only two hits in the fourth.
 
Arizona State (37-9, 18-4 Pac-12) took the lead in the fourth on an RBI double by Cydney Sanders for the 1-0 advantage.
 
Kelley Lynch led off the fifth for the Huskies with a double out to right field. Rylee Holtorf came up to bat and brought home pinch runner Megan Vandegrift on a single out to center. A single by Kinsey Fielder and a hit by pitch for Jenn Cummings loaded the bases with no outs. A double play left runner on second and third for Madison Huskey with hit a single through the left side to drive in both runs for the 3-1 advantage.
 
Plain retired the final six Arizona State batters as the Huskies took the series opener, 3-1.
 
The two teams meet again for game two of the series on Friday with a 5 p.m. first pitch. The game will air on Pac-12 Washington.
 
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SCORING
 
4th: Arizona State RBI double to right center.
 
5th: Rylee Holtorf single to center field; Megan Vandegrift scored.
5th: Madison Huskey RBI single to third; Jenn Cummings and Kinsey Fiedler scored.
 
GAME ONE NOTES
 
Gabbie Plain struck out 13 batters in the contest with only two hits allowed. The 13 strikeouts are the most that ASU has had in all of conference play.
 
Madison Huskey hit her 16th multi-hit and 15th multi-RBI games of the season, going 2-for-3 with two RBI.
 
Jenn Cummings extended her on base streak to four games, while Jadelyn Allchin has reached safely in three games.