In the first of two games Friday, the 5 Washington Huskies stymied the UCF Knights, winning 3-1. Taran Alvelo dominated throughout, striking out ten in her second consecutive complete-game victory. Offensively, Taryn Atlee, Kaija Gibson, and Emma Helm all had multiple hits, with Helm hitting her first home run of the season.
A tight pitching duel went Washington's way thanks to a late comeback, with the 5 Huskies beating the 12 Arkansas Razorbacks 3-2. Washington trailed for much of the game before back-to-back hits off the outfield fence brought the tying and winning runs home in the bottom of the seventh.
The 5 Washington Huskies used another big inning to wrap up a win, taking down 25 Mississippi State in their first of two games Thursday night. Washington score six runs in the second inning, their biggest inning since April 7 of last season, en route to a 7-2 win.
Softball Australia announced the 2019 Travelodge Aussie Spirit squad today, with Washington's own Gabbie Plain earning her way onto the elite squad. The 30-person team will send a group to compete in the National Fastpitch League this year. A group of 17 players will be chosen from the Aussie Spirit squad to represent Australia at the 2019 Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifier in September.
After a successful first weekend at the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge, the 5 Washington Huskies will stay in Mexico for four more games this weekend. Washington will take on 25 Mississippi State, Arkansas, UCF, and North Dakota State in a pair of doubleheaders, set for Thursday and Friday, before returning to Seattle.
The 2 Washington Huskies had their bats come alive against 19 Baylor, earning an 8-2 win after blasting 14 hits against the Bears. Sami Reynolds had four singles for Washington, while Morganne Flores went 3-for-5 with the first home run of the year for the Huskies. In all, five different Huskies had multiple hits.