Katie Burkhart of Arizona State fanned 15 batters as the Sun Devils edged Washington 1-0 in Pac-10 softball action Friday afternoon at Seattle.
Burkhart’s performance was nearly flawless as she allowed only one hit as ASU improved to 42-7, 6-4 in the Pac-10. Burkhart increased her strikeout total to 274 on the season and posted her 21st win.
ASU’s sole run came in the seventh when Rhiannon Baca led off the inning with a double down the left-field line and scored on a double by Kim Zadrozny.
Arizona State found itself represented in the semifinals of both doubles brackets after play on the second day of the Pac-10 individual championships at Ojai, Calif.
The Sun Devils’ No. 1 doubles team of Kady Pooler and Roxanne Clarke advanced to the semifinals of the Pac-10 doubles championship while their teammates Rebecca Rankin and Wendy Pilecka advanced to the semifinals of the invitational bracket.
Pooler and Clarke met the No. 34-ranked pair of Dianne Matias and Carine Vermeulen of USC and came away with their school-record 26th doubles victory by an 8-4 score.
In the invitational draw, Pilecka and Rankin defeated Jesica Shu and Cristina Visico of Cal 8-2.
The Arizona State water polo team dropped an 11-7 decision UCLA in the quarterfinals of the MPSF Championships Friday in Irvine, Calif.
Rowie Webster of the Sun Devils (14-12) set a school record for goal scoring in the team’s third loss of the season to the Bruins (25-3). Webster now has 52 on the season.