The hot streak continued for the No. 14/13 UW softball team as the Huskies (32-10, 10-3) knocked off No. 2/2 Arizona State (36-7, 7-3) 3-1...
TEMPE, Ariz. — The hot streak continued for the No. 14/13 UW softball team as the Huskies (32-10, 10-3) knocked off No. 2/2 Arizona State (36-7, 7-3) 3-1 on Friday.
It was just the second loss at home for the Sun Devils on the year and the first of the year for ASU’s starting pitcher, Mackenzie Popescue (16-1).
Kaitlin Inglesby continued to be a force in the circle for the Huskies. After five wins last week she pitched the complete game to improve to 17-4 on the year and help Washington to an eight-game winning streak.
Inglesby allowed just one run in the sixth on eight hits and struck out six Sun Devils.
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Senior Shawna Wright led the Huskies at the plate with two of her team’s five hits.
Back-to-back two-out doubles in the top of the second by Kylee Lahners and Wright gave the UW a 1-0 lead.
ASU tied the game in the third on a single up the middle by Amber Freeman after a Cheyenne Coyle double.
Washington got the game-winner in the sixth as junior Hooch Fagaly drove in freshman Missy Taukeiaho.
Game two of the series will air live on ESPN2 on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Seattle U (16-23, 5-6 Western Athletic Conference) won its first WAC series with two wins over visiting Utah State (8-32, 2-9 WAC) on day one of the weekend, 3-1 in game one and 2-1 in game two.
Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, won the 50-meter freestyle in 21.72 seconds at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz..
Washington led early and mounted a ninth-inning comeback, but Stanford scored in five of the first six innings and hung on as the Cardinal beat the visiting Huskies (8-23, 2-8 Pac-12), 7-5.
Husky starter Jared Fisher (0-2) gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits over three innings in the loss.
• Washington State’s home game against Arizona was suspended due to rain. The Cougars led 7-4 after seven innings. The game will resume at noon Saturday.
• Seattle U (12-21, 3-7 Western Athletic Conference) jumped out to an early lead and earned a 7-2 victory at Dallas Baptist.
Eastern Washington fell at home to Montana, 4-3.
• Seattle U fell to New Mexico State, 6-1, in Logan, Utah, to fall to 0-5 in WAC play.
Seattle U lost, 6-1, at Idaho and dropped to 0-8 in WAC play.
• Eastern Washington fell at home to Montana State, 4-3.
Track and field
Ali Worthen and Katy Gross of Seattle Pacific finished first and third, respectively, in the heptathlon at the MONDO Mid-Major Challenge at Sacramento State.
Worthen and Gross were the only two NCAA Division-II athletes in the event, as the rest were from Division I.
Jennifer Yang shot 5-under 67 in the first round of the PING/ASU Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., to earn a share of the lead, but the Huskies were tied for 12th in the 17-team field after combining to shoot 4-over 292. The ninth-ranked Huskies are tied at 12th with TCU.
• Western Washington’s Claire Rachor was named the Red Lion/Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week.
Hec Hancock, a longtime sports editor and columnist at the Tri-City Herald, died Sunday at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. The Kennewick man was 91.
From team reports.
The Tri-City Herald also contributed to this report.