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Huskies Host UNLV For Midweek Matchup

Huskies Host UNLV For Midweek Matchup

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SEATTLE – Coming off their first conference series win, No. 10 Washington hosts UNLV for the first home nonconference matchup of the season on Tuesday afternoon.
First pitch from Husky Softball Stadium is set for 1 p.m. and will be streamed via the Washington live stream. Tickets for Tuesday’s game are available for purchase by clicking here.
2023 marks the 30th season of Washington softball. The Huskies first year as a program was in 1993. Head coach Heather Tarr has been a part of 24 of 30 seasons in the Purple and Gold as a player, manager and coach.
The Huskies took their conference-opening series against Oregon 2-1 over the weekend. The Ducks won the first game 8-6, but the Huskies took the final two game 13-8 and 9-7, respectively. The two programs combined for 51 runs over the three-game series.
Baylee Klingler is the conference leader in doubles (8) and is one of the toughest to strikeout with only one on the season. Freshman Ruby Meylan leads the Pac-12 with six shutouts. Brooklyn Carter is second in the Pac with 12 stolen bases on the year. As a team, the Huskies rank second in the Pac-12 in scoring, averaging 7.33 runs per game. Washington is also second in the conference with 37 doubles and 12 shutouts.
The four freshmen have contributed a lot to the Husky program so far in 2023. Alana Johnson is fourth on the team with 14 RBI and third with five home runs. She became the first Husky this season with multiple home runs in a game, hitting two against Oregon. Ruby Meylan is Top 10 nationally in shutouts (6). Brooklyn Carter is a force on the base paths, leading the team with 12 stolen bases. Sydney Stewart has split time at catcher with a .375 average and three RBI.
UNLV sits at 14-10 on the season. The Rebels are coming off a 1-4 weekend at the Seattle U Invitational where they faced Montana and Seattle U. Denise Armendariz leads the team with a .338 average. Ariana Martinez leads the Rebels with seven home runs and 22 RBI.
Washington is 12-4-1 all-time vs. UNLV. The Huskies have won their last seven meetings with the Rebels. This is the first ever meeting between the two programs in Seattle.
The Huskies return to conference play when they travel to Los Angeles for a three-game series with UCLA…

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