May 20, 2013 in Sports

UW softball advances on no-hitter

WCC baseball bracket set

The West Coast Conference Baseball Championship will be played Thursday through Saturday in Stockton, Calif. The bracket for the conference’s first postseason championship since 2009 was announced Sunday.

In Thursday’s opening games, top-seeded Gonzaga plays No. 4-seed San Francisco at 3 p.m. Second-seeded San Diego faces No. 3-seed BYU at approximately 7 p.m.

The tournament features a double-elimination format. Three games will by played Friday. The title game is Saturday at 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU. The winner receives an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Bryana Walker threw her second career no-hitter as Washington beat Hawaii 8-0 in five innings Sunday in Seattle, earning the Huskies a Super Regional berth in the NCAA softball tournament.

Washington (41-15) went 3-0 to win the Seattle Regional and will head to the Super Regionals for the eighth straight season. The Huskies, the No. 11 seed in the tournament, will play at No. 6 seed Missouri next weekend. Dates and times have not yet been determined.

Walker (17-7) struck out 12 batters, including eight in a row at one point, and walked two.

The Washington offense collected 12 hits, with Kaitlin Inglesby and Jennie McNeill having three each. Inglesby hit a two-run home run and Whitney Jones added a three-run blast in the Huskies’ five-run third inning.

• Community Colleges of Spokane lost to Douglas 17-7, ending the Sasquatch’s run at the NWAACC softball championship in Portland.

The game, the last of the season for CCS, was completed Sunday after a rain delay Saturday.

Shayd Urhausen went 3 for 3 with an RBI for CCS and Tasji Urhausen drove in two runs.

Sasquatch starter Nicole Lane allowed four runs – two earned – on four hits over two innings. She struck out two and walked two. Lindsey Walchli pitched the final five innings, allowing 13 runs – 11 earned – on 15 hits. She struck out six and walked one.


Zach Wright pitched seven shutout innings and Washington scored all of its runs over the first three innings in a 5-2 Pac-12 victory over Washington State in Pasco, completing a three-game sweep.

Wright (4-5) allowed six hits and no walks while striking out four as the Huskies improved to 22-31, 13-14 Pac-12. Tyler Kane earned his fifth save.

Cougars (21-30, 8-19 Pac-12) starter Tanner Chleborad saw his record fall to 3-9. He allowed five runs – four earned – on six hits over 2 2/3 innings. Sean Harnett followed with 5 2/3 scoreless innings of relief.

The Cougars play Portland in Pasco today at noon, while the Huskies host Arizona State in a weekend series that begins Friday.


The Washington men defended their conference title, while the UW women finished third and the Washington State women sixth at the Pac-12 Rowing Championships on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif.

The Huskies men won the Varsity 8, Second Varsity 8 and Freshman/Novice 8 races and came in second in the Varsity 4.

The Huskies women won the Novice 8, finished second in the Varsity 8 and came in third in the Second Varsity 8 and Varsity 4. The Cougars finished third in the Novice 8, fourth in the Varsity 4 and sixth in the Varsity 8 and Second Varsity 8.

Cal defended its title in the women’s competition.

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