3,000-Mile Journey Takes Yale To Seattle For Husky Softball Classic

Hannah Brennan. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Hannah Brennan. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs Part Of Strong Six-Team Field

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale softball team is about to embark on the longest road trip in school history. The Bulldogs are travelling nearly 3,000 miles to Seattle for the University of Washington's Husky Softball Classic this weekend. Yale faces Bradley and Ohio on Friday, Seattle University on Saturday and New Mexico and Washington on Sunday.

Yale (0-2) opened the season with a doubleheader loss to Central Connecticut on Tuesday. The other teams in the field are a bit further along in their seasons. Each has played at least 14 games, with a high of 23 for New Mexico. Washington (14-5) is ranked 18th in the nation. Video is available for Sunday's game with the Huskies.

The trip is a homecoming for three Bulldogs. Hannah Brennan, Riley Hughes and Kylie Williamson are all Washington state natives.

Brennan hails from Anacortes, Wash., where she batted .475 with 39 RBI as a senior at Anacortes High School. She was a two-time first team All-Area and second team Northwest Conference selection.

Hughes is a Seattle native, who batted .526 in 2010 for Holy Names Academy. She was a two-time all-state and first team all-region selection and helped Holy Names to four Seattle Metro League titles.

Williamson is from Ferndale, Wash.  She was a two-time first team all-conference and all-county selection at Ferndale High School. As a senior, she had a 7-3 record with a 1.83 ERA in the circle and batted .649 with five home runs and 24 RBI.

Following the Husky Classic, the Bulldogs will remain in Seattle and play a doubleheader against Seattle University next Tuesday.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity