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Huskies Set For Top-10 Matchup At UCLA

Huskies Set For Top-10 Matchup At UCLA

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SEATTLE – No. 8 Washington hits the road for a Top 10 matchup at No. 3 UCLA for a three-game series beginning on Friday at Easton Stadium. The Huskies enter the weekend with an overall record of 21-4 and 2-1 in Pac-12 action.
Friday, March 17
vs. #3 UCLA
Easton Stadium | Los Angles, Calif.
5 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Saturday, March 18
vs. #3 UCLA
Easton Stadium | Los Angles, Calif.
2 p.m. | Pac-12 Washington/Los Angeles
Sunday, March 19
vs. #3 UCLA
Easton Stadium | Los Angles, Calif.
12 p.m. | Pac-12 Washington/Los Angeles
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.
Washington opened Pac-12 play with a series win over then-No. 19 Oregon at Husky Softball Stadium. The Ducks took the opening game, 8-6 but the Huskies fought back to take the final two, 13-8 and 9-7. The Huskies also hosted a nonconference matchup against UNLV on Tuesday, a game that saw a 7-1 victory for the Dawgs.
Reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year Baylee Klingler is leading the conference with 38 hits, while ranking fourth with a .452 average. She also ranks second in doubles (8) and ninth in home runs (6). Madison Huskey ranks third in the Pac-12 with eight home runs and fourth with 28 RBI. Ruby Meylan is the conference leader with six shutouts. Meylan also ranks in the Top 5 in the Pac-12 in ERA (1.12), saves (3), strikeouts (110) and victories (9).
The four freshmen have contributed a lot to the Husky program so far in 2023. Alana Johnson is fourth on the team with 15 RBI and third with five home runs. Ruby Meylan is Top 10 nationally in shutouts (6) and strikeouts (110). Brooklyn Carter is a force on the base paths, leading the team and second in the conference with 14 stolen bases. Sydney Stewart has split time at catcher with a .423 average and four RBI.
The Huskies were picked to finish third in the Pac-12 preseason poll that was voted on by the league’s nine head coaches. UW was one of two teams to earn a first-place vote. Four Huskies were also name to the Pac-12 Preseason Team: Madison Huskey, Baylee Klingler, Lindsay Lopez and Sami Reynolds. Washington had the…

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