May 5, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz. - The Arizona baseball team avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of Washington Sunday, coming from behind to beat the Huskies, 5-3, at Hi Corbett Field.
The Huskies (16-29 overall and 8-13 in the Pac-12) routed the defending NCAA champs 23-1 on Friday and beat them 2-1 Saturday. Arizona improved to 29-17 overall and 10-11 in the conference.
Wildcats reliever Mathew Troupe held the UW scoreless for his three and two-thirds innings of work to pick up the victory. Troupe (5-0) allowed three hits and didn't walk a batter before being relieved with two on and two out in the ninth. Augey Bill got the final out for the save, his first.
UW reliever Tyler Davis took a tough-luck loss as he didn't allow an earned run and surrendered only one hit and one walk in his three innings of relief.
The UW grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first. Freshman Braden Bishop reached on an infield single to begin the game. After moving to second on a bunt and stealing third base, he scored on a groundout from Jayce Ray.
In the second, the Wildcats tied it as a couple of Husky miscues led to a run. Kevin Newman led off the inning by reaching on an error. He then stole second and moved on to third when the throw to catch him went into center field. A ground out from Zach Gibbons brought him home.
Arizona took its first lead of the weekend with a run in the third. Joseph Maggi led off with a walk. He moved to second on a groundout and to third on a single and then scored when the UW was able to convert a double-play turn on a grounder to short from Brandon Dixon, putting the 'Cats on top, 2-1.
Husky senior Joe Meggs led off the fifth by beating out an infield single on a slower roller in front of the plate. Meggs moved to second on a bunt and then just beat a throw to the plate after a single from Braden Bishop, tying the score at 2-2.
Washington went back in front in the sixth when Ray led off by lacing a triple into the right-field corner. Michael Camporeale followed with a single to center, driving home Ray to make it 3-2.
However, a three-run seventh inning but Arizona back on top. After a single, an error and an intentional walk loaded the bases with two outs, Trent Gilbert's groundout to second drove in a run to tie the score at 3-3. After another intentional walk re-loaded the bases, Riley Moore singled to right, driving in two more to make it a 5-3 Wildcats lead.
Camporeale and Bishop each had a pair of hits for Washington.
The Huskies return home for their next four games. The UW faces SeattleU Tuesday night at Husky Ballpark and then plays host to Utah next weekend.
|Linescore - May 5, 2013|
|Arizona 5, Washington 3|