March 29, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. - Tommy Thorpe and Jimmy Sherfy combined on a three-hit shutout and 12th-ranked Oregon scored the only run of the game on a safety squeeze bunt in the second inning as the Ducks edged the Washington baseball team, 1-0, Friday night at PK Park.
Husky starter Austin Voth, who gave up the one run on seven hits in his seven innings of work. was charged with the loss. Thorpe (4-2) pitched eight innings, allowing three hits and three walks while fanning seven.
Oregon (7-1 in the Pac-12, 21-6 overall) scored the game's only run in the second inning. With one out, Josh Graham doubled off the top of the fence in left and moved to third on an infield single. A squeeze bunt from J.J. Altobelli brought him home, giving the Ducks a 1-0 edge.
In terms of the early innings, the Huskies' best chance to score may have been in the first, when, with runners at the corners and two outs, it took a good defensive play from Oregon's Kevin Minjares to snare a grounder from UW catcher Ryan Wiggins.
Oregon had a chance to add to its lead in the seventh, when Minjares singled and made his way to third on a bunt and a wild pitch. He, however, was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a grounder from Tyler Baumgartner.
Thorpe had set down 11 Husky batters in a row entering the eighth when he issued a walk to Erik Forgione to open the inning, but the Huskies (2-6 Pac-12, 6-18 overall) were unable to convert that opportunity into a tying run.
Sherfy came on to begin the ninth and pitched a perfect inning for his eighth save of the year.
Saturday's series finale starts at 7:00 p.m. and will air live on the Pac-12 Networks.
|Linescore - March 29, 2013|
|#12 Oregon 1, Washington 0|