Rylee Holtorf went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs, Ruby Meylan and Lindsay Lopez combined to allow just three hits and No. 7 seed Washington beat No. 15 Utah 4-1 in a Women's College World Series first-round game on Friday afternoon in Oklahoma City.
The game was postponed from Thursday night due to weather. Washington (44-13) advanced to face No. 3 seed Florida State on Saturday, while Utah (42-15) will face No. 6 Oklahoma State later Friday in an elimination game.
Meylan pitched the first 3 1/3 innings before Lindsay Lopez (14-3) took the reins, yielding just one hit and one walk over 3 2/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts.
Kendall Lundberg drove in Utah's only run with a double in the top of the second inning before Washington responded. Holtorf hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the frame and added a run-scoring single in the fourth. Olivia Johnson added an RBI sacrifice fly in the sixth.
Mariah Lopez (23-7) pitched all six innings for Utah, giving up Washington's four runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and a walk.
--Field Level Media