April 16, 2013
SEATTLE - A pair of homers proved the difference as the SeattleU baseball team beat Washington, 10-4, Tuesday evening at Husky Ballpark in the third of four meetings this season between the city rivals.
Down 4-0 and 6-2, the Huskies rallied to get back to within two runs on two occasions, but couldn't complete the comeback, leaving the bases loaded after scoring two in the eighth before the Redhawks scored four in the ninth to put the win away.
Right fielder Landon Cray, who hit the first of the two homers, finished the game 3-for-3 with five runs batted in. Husky freshman Braden Bishop paced the Dawgs with three hits, including a double.
Redhawks reliever Andrew Olson (2-4) picked up the victory. He entered the game in the fifth and worked two no-hit innings. Eric Yardley pitched the final inning and one-third for his eighth save as Seattle won its first of the season against the UW.
Husky starter Trevor Dunlap pitched three and two-thirds of shutout relief, allowing just one hit.
After a scoreless first, the Redhawks (13-22) struck for the game's first runs in the second. Sean Narby and Ryan Somers opened the inning with back-to-back singles. After a strikeout, Cray sent a home run over the right-field fence, his third of the year, to stake the visitors to a 3-0 lead.
In the fourth, the Redhawks loaded the bases with a walk and two singles. With one out, Cash McGuire flied to right, driving in Cray from third with a sacrifice fly to make it a 4-0 lead.
The Huskies (9-25) broke through in the fifth. Trevor Mitsui singled to begin the inning. He scored on a double from Bishop, who came into score on a line single up the middle from Jayce Ray, cutting the lead to 4-2.
In the eighth, the Redhawks added on as Nick Latta knocked a towering, two-run homer to left, stretching the lead to 6-2.
In the bottom of the eighth, the UW got runners aboard on a single from Robert Pehl and a walk to Michael Camporeale. Mitsui's hard grounder to first resulted in an error that allowed Pehl to score and Joe Meggs ground ball to second was also mishandled, allowing Camporeale to score. But, after Bishop's third hit of the game loaded the bases and put the go-ahead run at first, Yardley induced a groundout to maintain the 6-4 lead.
In the ninth, SU's McGuire led off with a single and scored on a long double to center from Nate Roberts. The Redhawks went on to load the bases for Cray, who dropped a single to shallow left-center to drive in two more and a sacrifice fly from Latta capped the SeattleU scoring.
Washington hosts No. 5 Oregon State in a three-game series this Friday through Sunday at Husky Ballpark.
|Linescore - April 16, 2013|
|SeattleU 10, Washington 4|