Heather Tarr recorded her 700th career win as the No. 5 Washington Huskies defeated the Stanford Cardinal 1-0 in a dramatic Pac-12 softball pitcher’s duel Saturday.
Tarr is the second active coach in the Pac-12 to reach 700 career wins, joining Arizona’s Mike Candrea.
The game was scoreless until the seventh inning before the Huskies broke through. Noelle Hee drew a leadoff walk, then was pinch-run for by Jadelyn Allchin. Two batters later, Taryn Atlee singled in Allchin.
That was one of just eight total hits in the game between the teams as Gabbie Plain and Stanford’s Alana Vawter dueled all day in the circle. Both pitchers allowed six base runners in the game.
• Seattle University won its second straight WAC tournament championship with a 7-5 victory over New Mexico State at Logan Field. Carley Nance became the first player in conference history to be named WAC tournament MVP twice.
Seattle U will wait for Sunday’s NCAA tournament selection show (6 p.m., ESPN) to find out where it will head next.
Nance was joined by teammates Mekenzie Madokoro, Alyson Matriotti, Bailey Thompson and Olivia Viggiano on the WAC all-tournament team.
• Taylor Trammell (3 for 4) homered and drove in four runs but Tacoma lost 8-7 at Salt Lake.
• The Everett AquaSox earned their seventh straight victory, 6-2, over Tri-City.
• UW (17-26, 3-17 Pac-12) fell 4-1 at Arizona.
• Dixie State scored twice in the ninth for a wild 14-13 walkoff victory over Seattle U to sweep a doubleheader. Dixie State won the first game 9-7.
• Washington State (23-22, 10-16 Pac-12) put the tying run on base in the ninth inning but USC held on for a 3-2 victory.
• Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere (131) finished second in voting for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top player in the FCS, behind Southwestern Louisiana QB Cole Kelley (137).
• Seattle Pacific finished second at the inaugural GNAC women’s championships on Vancouver Lake.
• Travis Swallow scored for SPU (3-2-1), but tied Western 1-1 in the season finale.
Track and field
• Dania Holmberg won the 1500 and 5000, Grace Bley won the 200 and ran two winning relays, and the SPU women won their third GNAC championship.
• Host Western Washington swept two matches from SPU, both 3-1.