Huskies softball team rallies from 11 runs down to beat Utah

After entering the fifth inning down by 11 runs, the Washington softball team made the biggest comeback of the season to defeat Utah 13-12 in eight innings on Saturday afternoon in Salt Lake City.

After entering the fifth inning down by 11 runs, the Washington softball team made the biggest comeback of the season to defeat Utah 13-12 in eight innings on Saturday afternoon in Salt Lake City.

Ali Aguilar pounded her 10th home run of the season off the first pitch from Utah (33-14, 13-9 Pac-12). Casey Stangel went 3 for 3, driving in four runs.

Taylor Van Zee knocked in the game-winning run in the eighth inning for the Huskies and got the final out of the game at third base.

Washington (43-11, 16-8) scored four runs in the fifth inning to cut its deficit to 12-5 and avoided having the game end by the mercy rule. The Huskies scored six more runs in the sixth inning to make it 12-11.

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In the seventh inning, Washington stayed alive when Kirstyn Thomas reached on a fielder’s choice and advanced to second on a ground out. She tied the score 12-12 on Aguilar’s ground out.

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Washington jumped out to a 2-0 lead against Arizona State (22-25, 8-15 Pac-12) at Husky Ballpark but could not hold on as the Sun Devils rallied for a 8-5 victory to even the three-game series at 1-1.

The Huskies (25-22, 11-12) notched 11 hits and had three players collect at least two hits. Jack Meggs was 3 for 5 with two doubles, while MJ Hubbs and Nick Kahle each went 2 for 4 with two RBI.

• Washington State used 12 hits to post a 7-3 victory over UCLA at Bailey-Brayton Field, clinching its fourth straight conference series for the first time since 1995.

Shortstop Andres Alvarez had three hits and scored two runs for the Cougars (24-22, 10-13 Pac-12). Designated hitter Blake Clanton had two hits, including his third homer of the season. Outfielder JJ Hancock and third baseman Shane…

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