#7 Washington Uses Big Inning To Down UMass, 9-2
Feb. 26, 2011
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - No. 7 Washington (12-0) scored eight runs in the third inning to erase a 2-1 UMass lead and hand the Minutewomen (2-5) a 9-2 loss on Friday night at the Cathedral City Classic. Shawna Wright and Taylor Smith both hit home runs in the decisive inning. The Minutewomen return to action on Saturday when they face No. 19 Oklahoma State at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Freshman Lindsey Webster (0-2) struck out 10 Huskies in six innings and allowed six runs, five earned, on nine hits.
Washington freshman Kaitlin Ingelsby (6-0) pitched four innings of no-hit relief to get the victory. She entered the game with one on and nobody out in the fourth inning for starter Bryana Walker, who allowed two runs on two hits and walked one.
Wright led off the fateful third frame with a solo home run to center, her first of the season. After an error, a single, fielder's choice, and a batter that reached on a third-strike wild pitch, Smith hit a three-run homer to right field.
Webster was then lifted for fellow freshman Paige Hanson. After a single and three walks, UMass went back to Webster, who ended the inning with back-to-back strikeouts.
UMass jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Matthew was hit by a pitch, stole second, advanced to third on Magill's single to right field, and scored on a wild pitch. After Magill stole second and advanced to third on the wild pitch, she scored on Carta's fly ball to right.
The Huskies struck back with a run in the bottom of the first when Wright knocked in Kimi Pohlman, who was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, making it 2-1.
Earlier in the day, UMass fell to No. 14 California, 4-0.
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