April 5, 2013
MALIBU, Calif. - A four-run ninth inning and four innings of no-hit relief from Tyler Davis led the Washington baseball team to a 6-2, come-front-behind win over Pepperdine in the first game of a three-game, non-conference series Friday at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
Davis (1-4) struck out six and walked two in his four innings of relief to earn the win. Tyler Kane pitched the ninth inning, fanning two, to close out the win. Pepperdine starter Scott Frazier went seven innings, but didn't figure in the decision, limiting the Huskies to one run on five hits while walking two and striking out four.
The Huskies (8-19) scored a run in the eighth to tie the score at 2-2 and then burst through for four runs in the ninth. The winning run scored on a single from sophomore Erik Forgione.
The Waves (16-12) took the lead with a pair of two-out runs in the first inning. With Austin Davidson aboard with a single and Bryan Langlois on at first thanks to a walk, catcher Kolten Yamaguchi lined a double down the right-field line, driving in both to give Pepperdine the early advantage.
The Huskies, limited to three singles through the first five innings, broke through in the runs column in the sixth. After Jayce Ray walked and Joe Meggs singled to put runners at the corners with no outs, Robert Pehl bounced into a force at second, allowing Ray to score the UW's first run.
In the eighth, with Eric Karch on in relief of the Pepperdine starter, Frazier, the Huskies drew even. Ray reached on a one-out single and moved to second on a Meggs groundout. After taking third on a passed ball, Ray scored on a wild pitch, knotting the score at 2-2.
The following inning, the Huskies had two aboard for Forgione, who had come on as a defensive replacement in the seventh. Forgione came through with a single to left, driving in pinch runner Parker Guinn to give the UW its first lead. Ty Afenir followed with a double, bringing home another, and Ray's sacrifice fly plated the Huskies' fifth run.
Afenir then scored on a throwing error by the Pepperdine third baseman to account for the UW's sixth run.
Karch (5-3) allowed five runs (three earned) in his two innings of work, for the loss.
The series continues with 1:00 p.m. games Saturday and Sunday.
|Linescore - April 5, 2013|
|Washington 6, Pepperdine 2|