Sophomore ace Kaitlin Inglesby scattered seven hits and walked none as Washington beat softball power Florida.
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. — Kaitlin Inglesby scattered seven hits and walked none as Washington beat softball power Florida 5-2 on Thursday in the Huskies’ opener at the Cathedral City Classic.
It was the first loss for the Gators (10-1), ranked No. 1 in the nation in the coaches’ poll. The Huskies (11-0) are ranked fifth.
Washington’s Kimi Pohlman scored twice and had a pair of hits, including a leadoff triple in the first. Shawna Wright and Kylee Lahners had run-scoring singles for UW.
Inglesby (6-0) struck out five.
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