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Huskies Take Down Pitt, Loyola Chicago

Feb 23, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. – No. 4 Washington went 2-0 on day two of the South Florida Showdown on Friday at USF Softball Stadium. The Huskies won 6-2 against Pitt and Brooke Nelson threw a no-hitter in a 9-0 victory over Loyola Chicago.
 
The Huskies move to 11-2 on the season.
 
#4 WASHINGTON 6, PITT 2
With two outs in the first, Rylee Holtorf sent her first home run of the season out to right center.
 
Pitt responded in the bottom half of the inning with a two-run home to take a 2-1 lead.
 
After three scoreless innings on both sides, the Huskies were able to bring across five runs in the fifth. With one out and a pair of runners on, Nelson drove in the first run on a single out to left to tie the game. Kinsey Fiedler followed with an RBI single of her own to give Washington the lead. A bases loaded walk to Jadyn Glab and a hit by pitch to Alana Johnson added a pair of run to make it a four-run game at 6-2.
 
Sine Peters got the start for the Huskies and threw three innings. After giving up a pair of hits in the first, Peters retired the next eight batters with four strikeouts. Lindsay Lopez (4-1) came on in relief and earned her fourth win. Lopez allowed two hits, a walk and struck out three over the final four innings.
 
#4 WASHINGTON 9, LOYOLA CHICAGO 0 (5)
Nelson (2-0) tossed her first career no-hitter and 50th in program history. Nelson allowed only one walk, coming in the second inning. She struck out five. It is the first no-hitter since Ruby Meylan and Kelley Lynch combined for one at Oregon State last season.

 
The Washington bats got going in the fourth, plating seven runs in the inning. With a runner on third, Glab reached on an error that allowed Fiedler to score. A. Johnson followed it up with a single that brought in Glab from second. A single by Hobson put runners at the corner for A. Johnson to steal home. The Huskies plated two more runs on a pair of singles by Jillian Celis and Fiedler to take a 7-0 lead.
 
UW added two more in the fifth to make it a 9-0 ballgame.
 
As a team, the Huskies recorded double-digit hits for the fifth time this year. Carter, Celis, Fiedler all recorded two hits, while A. Johnson had three. The Huskies also recorded six stolen bases, marking the third time recording five or more in a game.
 
Washington concludes the South Florida Showdown against Yale tomorrow. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. PT.
 
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