One of three Pac-12 teams playing for the WCWS, No. 11 Washington (41-15) pulled off the 2-1 come-from-behind upset over No. 6 host Missouri (38-12) in the first game of the 2013 Super Regionals on Thursday in Columbia, Missouri. The supers are a best-of-three series.
Kelli Suguro (1-for-3, 1 R) scored in the top of the eighth on Victoria Hayward's double to right center for Washington's win. Suguro had singled to first and advanced to second on a Mizzou throwing error.
Emily Crane put Mizzou on board in the bottom of the sixth after walking, advancing to second on Jenna Marston's sac bunt, rounding to third on Angela Randazzo's single up the middle, and Kelsea Roth's single RBI to shortshop.
Washington tied it 1-all in the top of the seventh when pinch runner Dani Braun touched home on Shawna Wright's single RBI to left. Braun pinch ran for Kaitlin Inglesby, who walked and made it to second on a wild pitch before Braun entered, made it to third on a fielding error during Kimberlee Souza's at-bat and then scored.
Mizzou followed with a quick pop-up by Crane, a strike out swinging by Marston and a Nicole Hudson ground out to finish.
Inglesby tallied three strikeouts, three walks, one earned run and four hits in 6.0 innings, while Bryana Walker recorded two strikeouts in 2.0.
Missouri's Chelsea Thomas earned seven strikeouts in the complete game and walked two, had two earned runs and five hits.
Game two is set for Friday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m. ET, with a possible game three scheduled tentatively for 9:00 p.m. ET.
Friday, May 24 schedule (All times Eastern):
ULL vs. No. 8 Michigan: 2:00 p.m.
No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 16 Texas A&M: 4:00 p.m.
No. 11 Washington vs. No. 6 Missouri: 6:00 p.m.
No. 16 Texas A&M vs. No. 1 Oklahoma: 7:00 p.m.
No. 10 Alabama vs. No. 7 Tennessee: 7:00 p.m.
No. 11 Washington vs. No. 6 Missouri: 9:00 p.m. (tentatively)
Florida State vs. No. 4 Texas: 9:00 p.m.