SEATTLE – For the 15th time in system history, the Washington Huskies will take a trip to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College Planet Series following shutting out Louisiana, two-, to claim the NCAA Seattle Super Regional on Saturday.
Of the 15 Women’s College Planet Series appearances for Washington, eight have come below head coach Heather Tarr.
For the second day operating, the Dawgs got a gem out of its pitching employees to retain the risky Ragin’ Cajuns at bay.
Lindsay Lopez picked up her 13th win of the campaign following delivering six shutout innings with seven strikeouts, when Friday’s winning pitcher, Ruby Meylan, locked down her seventh save to tie the single season system record.
The Huskies struggled to get substantially going offensively off of Louisiana hurler Meghan Schorman, with Schorman and Lopez trading zeroes back and forth by way of the game’s initially 5 innings.
When Washington necessary an offensive spark, it turned to the core group of fifth years that have come by way of time and once more all through their careers in Purple and Gold.
With one particular out on the board in the sixth, Baylee Klingler roped a double into the correct-center gap. Klingler was promptly replaced on the bases by Avery Hobson, who moved up to third on Sami Reynolds’ infield single. With the lead run on third, Madison Huskey delivered a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Hobson to place U Dub ahead.
The Ragin’ Cajuns threatened to strike back in the bottom half, placing a runner on second with one particular out. Alternatively, Lopez stiffened, inducing a pair of flyouts to retain the shutout intact.
A different veteran got factors began in the seventh as Kelley Lynch opened the frame with a single into left. Lynch gave way to the lightning quick Brooklyn Carter and the move would spend dividends.
A grounder and a passed ball moved Carter inside striking distance 60 feet away. With two outs on the board and the Cajuns threatening to escape, Carter gambled on a return throw from Sophie Piskos back to the circle and took off, sliding below the tag at the plate for an exhilarating steal of residence.
With two runs to the very good, Tarr produced the contact to the bullpen and Meylan, who summarily extinguished any hope of a Louisiana comeback. Soon after collecting a pair of fast outs, the correct freshman fanned Laney Credeur and was mobbed by her teammates in celebration.
Washington will await Sunday’s outcomes to discover out its schedule in OKC, with updates getting posted to GoHuskies.com and the Washington Softball social media channels. The 2023 Women’s College Planet Series starts Thursday, June 1, at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium.
OKC bound! 🐺
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