March 17, 2013
LOS ANGELES - The Washington baseball team closed out its opening weekend of Pac-12 Conference play with a 3-0 loss at No. 11 UCLA Sunday at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
UCLA lefty starter Grant Watson (3-0) gave up four hits over six innings and relievers Ryan Deeter, Zack Weiss and David Berg closed it out for a seven-hit shutout. Berg pitched the final four outs for his fifth save.
The Bruins (3-0 in the Pac-12, 15-3 overall) scratched a run in the second to take the early lead. After loading the bases on a pair of singles and a walk, a Trent Chatterton sacrifice fly brought home Chris Keck from third.
The following inning, UCLA shortstop Pat Valaika made it 2-0, hitting a two-out solo homer to left field, his second of the season. In the eighth, the Bruins added a third run then Valaika singled and scored on a double from Keck.
Washington's best scoring chance of the game came in the ninth when singles from Austin Rei opened the inning and brought the tying run to the plate. A Ty Afenir groundout moved runners to second and third, but Berg got a groundout back to the mound and a flyout to end the game.
Husky sophomore starter Jared Fisher (0-1) was stuck the loss. He went three innings, allowing two runs on three hits.
The Huskies (0-3, 4-14) return to Seattle for their next four games. Tuesday, the UW hosts Portland in a game rescheduled from last week, when it was rained out. This coming Friday through Sunday, USC comes to Husky Ballpark for a three-game series.
|Linescore - March 17, 2013|
|#11 UCLA 3, Washington 0|