It wasn't easy, but the No. 13/12 Washington softball team evened its series with Utah on Saturday afternoon, winning the second game 11-8...
SALT LAKE CITY — It wasn’t easy, but the No. 13/12 Washington softball team evened its series with Utah on Saturday afternoon, winning the second game 11-8.
Between the two teams, there were 26 hits in the game, 19 runs and six errors. Washington (35-14, 13-7 Pac-12) was led by seniors Shawna Wright and sophomore Kylee Lahners with three hits each.
Junior Kaitlin Inglesby picked up her 20th win of the year from the circle, her second 20-win season in her three-year UW career. Inglesby allowed two earned runs on seven hits in five innings of relief work.
Washington broke open a 5-5 game in the fourth inning, beginning with Victoria Hayward’s triple. Inglesby connected to score Hayward, then Kimberlee Souza’s single scored pinch-runner Marki Creger-Zier and another single by Wright scored pinch-runner Mercedes Wetmore.
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Washington’s Austin Voth (5-5) limited Arizona (28-17, 9-11 Pac-12) to one run on seven hits over 7 2/3 innings as the Huskies (16-28, 8-12) edged the Wildcats, 2-1, in Tucson.
• Seattle U (18-28, 7-12 Western Athletic Conference) jumped to an early lead but fell, 6-4, to Sacramento State (29-18, 12-8 WAC) at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.
• Central Washington (28-22, 19-13 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) fell twice to visiting Western Oregon (31-19, 24-8 GNAC), 9-0 and 5-3, to finish its regular season.
Seattle U (20-33, 8-13 WAC) gave up four runs in the sixth inning in a 6-5 loss to visiting Louisiana Tech (26-24, 11-10 WAC).
Track and field
Washington’s Jeremy Taiwo led the men’s field in the decathlon after the first day at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Taiwo led the 13-man field with 4,200 points, and Washington State’s Spencer Wordell was in fifth with 3,710.
• WSU freshman Kristine Felix won the women’s pole vault at the Vandal Jamboree in Moscow, Idaho, with a height of 13 feet, 1 ½ inches, fifth-best in WSU women’s history.
WSU’s Jovan Vukicevic won the men’s high jump, with a mark of 7 feet, 1/2 inch.
• Western Washington’s Emily Warman won the women’s long jump at the Ken Shannon Track and Field Invitational at UW, while the Vikings’ Chip Jackson and Dak Riek finished first and second in the men’s 5,000 meters.
Warman’s winning effort in the long jump was a season-best 17 feet, 11 inches. Jackson took the 5K in 15 minutes, 22.23 seconds, with Riek second in 15:26.19.
• Seattle Pacific’s women’s 4×100 relay team of BryAnne Wochnick, Ali Worthen, Tasia Baldwin and Kishia Mitchell broke a 17-year-old school record at the Ken Shannon Invitational, winning in 46.91 seconds, an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time.
• Chris Scaffa of Seattle U broke the school record in the men’s discus throw with a toss of 142 feet, 11 inches, to finish eighth at the Ken Shannon Invitational.
Western Washington won the varsity four and second varsity four races at the Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference Championships at Lake Stevens.
• No. 1 Western Washington won the Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference Championships at Lake Stevens with 94 points, 15 more than defending national champion Humboldt State.
From team reports.