March 23, 2013
SEATTLE - Junior Austin Voth gave the Washington baseball team eight strong innings, leading the Huskies to a 3-1 win over USC Saturday at Husky Ballpark.
Voth, a right-hander from Kent, improved to 3-3 on the season with the win. He gave up one run on four hits while striking out six. Closer Tyler Kane pitched the ninth to earn his third save of the year.
USC's Greg Zebrack led off the second inning with a triple to right field. Jake Hernandez followed with a flyout to deep center, scoring Zebrack to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.
The UW (1-4 in the Pac-12, 5-16 overall) answered quickly as Wolfe led off the bottom of the second with his second home run of the year, lining a pitch over the fence in right to tie the score at 1-1.
Washington added another run in the third. Ty Afenir was hit in the helmet with a pitch to begin the inning. He moved to third on a bunt and a groundout before Jayce Ray dropped a double down the left-field line to bring him home, giving the UW a 2-1 lead.
Voth cruised through the middle innings, retiring the side in order in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. He'd retired 11 in a row when USC catcher Jake Hernandez reached on a one-out double in the seventh, but despite walking the next hitter, Voth got out of the inning with the 2-1 lead in tact.
Washington added to its lead in the seventh. With the bases loaded on three walks, Wolfe hit a ground ball to third base. USC got the force at third, but the throw to first to double up Wolfe was off-target, allowing Andrew Ely to score from third, making it a 3-1 Husky lead.
USC starter Wyatt Strahan (0-1) took the loss, allowing three runs on six hits over six and one-third innings. The Trojans dropped to 2-3 in the Pac-12 and 9-14 overall.
The Huskies and USC wrap up the series Sunday with a 12:00 noon game. Please note that this start time has changed from the original schedule.
|Linescore - March 23, 2013|
|Washington 3, USC 1|