Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. College Sports

Washington softball opens season with pair of victories

See also

The fifth-ranked Washington Huskies picked up a pair of wins in a season-opening doubleheader in the UNLV/Sportco Kick-Off Classic on Friday.

In the opening game, the Dawgs took down No. 16 Baylor (1-1) 7-4. Five Dawgs recorded multi-hit games as Washington outhit Baylor 14-8.

Leading 3-1 in the fourth, Kylee Lahners broke the game open with a three-run home run, her first of the season. Lahners also added an RBI single in the fifth, giving Washington a 7-2 lead.

The Bears battled back in the bottom of the fifth, loading the bases with nobody out. But senior Kaitlin Inglesby relieved starting pitcher Bryana Walker and struck out the next two batters. With two outs, a passed ball and a single allowed two runs to score, but Inglesby shutout Baylor over the final two frames.

Walker picked up the win for Washington, allowing four runs (three earned) over four innings. Inglesby recorded her first save of the season, allowing a lone single while striking out four over three innings of work.

In the second game of the day, the Dawgs used the longball to down San Diego (0-2) 3-0.

Tied at zero in the bottom of the fourth, Inglesby led of the inning with a single to left. An error on a Hooch Fagaly grounder put Huskies on first and second with no outs with Lahners coming to the plate. And just like in the first game, Lahners went deep, homering to left after battling to a 2-2 count.

Inglesby took care of the rest, pitching a complete game shutout, the 16th of her career. Inglesby (1-0) allowed just five singles and struck out four while walking one.

The Dawgs take on Arkansas and UNLV on Saturday.

To get updates whenever a new Huskies article is published, please click here and use the SUBSCRIBE button to follow me. You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

Advertisement

Sports

  • David Price rumors
    Should the bottom-dwelling Tampa Bay Rays trade or keep pitching ace David Price?
    Video
    MLB Rumors
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has Alzheimer's disease, will step down
    NFL News
  • Sam responds to Dungy
    Michael Sam has the perfect response to Tony Dungy's controversial comments
    NFL News
  • Bella wardrobe malfunction
    Sexy diva Nikki Bella suffers wardrobe malfunction during WWE show
    Fight Sports
  • LeBron gives cupcakes
    LeBron James sends cupcakes to neighbors after press overtakes neighborhood
    Food & Drink