SEATTLE (May 3) – Seattle University softball fell, 3-1, at #7 Washington Wednesday night. Andie Larkins threw a complete game in the Redhawks' regular season finale at sunny Husky Softball Stadium.
"We had our chances early in the game and battled a top ten team," said Coach Geoff Hirai. "Now it's time to get ready for the WAC Tournament."
The Redhawks (18-30) loaded the bases in the top of first inning, threatening the Huskies immediately. Nicole Bolasky singled to lead off and then with one out, Kaylee Ree reached on an error. Madison Cathcart followed with a single to left, filling the bases with one down. UW (38-10) escaped the jam, though, keeping the Redhawks off the scoreboard.
Larkins earned a strikeout in each of the first three frames of the night, but Washington came up with a three-run home run in the bottom of the third to grab a 3-0 lead.
In the top of the fourth, Seattle U got on the board. Maddy Kristjanson and Cherise Silvan both singled and then each advanced on a passed ball. Sara Dominguez drew a walk to load the bases. After a fielder's choice cut down Kristjanson at the plate, Susanne Morris walked to drive in Silvan. UW forced a pair of groundballs to sneak out of the frame, however.
Larkins did her best to keep the high-powered Huskies lineup limited, as she worked around baserunners throughout the night. She went all six innings for SU, giving up five hits and three runs. The sophomore struck out four hitters.
Bolasky, Cathcart, Kristjanson, and Silvan each had a hit for Seattle U.
The Redhawks will compete at the WAC Tournament next week. SU faces Utah Valley in a first-round game of the tournament, hosted by New Mexico State.