April 28, 2013
SEATTLE - After nine straight scoreless innings, California finally broke through with a run in the 14th inning to edge the Washington baseball team, 6-5, in the final game of a three-game series at Husky Ballpark.
The Huskies, now 14-28 overall and 6-12 in the Pac-12, beat the Bears in a 12-inning marathon on Friday. Cal, which also won Saturday's game (in nine innings), improved to 20-23 overall and 9-12 in the conference.
Washington had a 5-0 lead after two innings, but the Bears scored two each in the third and fourth and one in the fifth to draw even.
It wasn't until the top of the 14th, however, when the deadlock was broken. The Bears loaded the bases on a single, a walk and, after a second out moved the runners up, and intentional walk. With John Soteropulos at the plate, a wild pitch from UW reliever Zach Wright allowed Brenden Farney to score from third.
Wright (1-4) took the loss, allowing one run in his two innings of work. The UW got four and two-thirds shutout innings of relief from Trevor Dunlap.
Cal reliever Collin Monsour, the eight Bear pitcher to appear in the game, got the win, improving to 2-0. He pitched the final two innings, allowing two hits.
Husky DH Michael Camporeale led off the second inning by hitting a long fly to the gap in right-center and the ball fell in for a double, just off the glove of the Cal right fielder. Brian Wolfe followed by hitting a ball down the right-field line, off the first baseman's glove on a dive, allowing Camporeale to score.
The Huskies the loaded the bases on a hit batter and an infield single before Ty Afenir's one-out single through the left side drove in a second run. After a pitching change, Jayce Ray lined a triple in the right-field corner, clearing the bases and giving Washington a 5-0 advantage.
In the third, Cal chipped away at the lead when catcher Andrew Knapp drove in a pair of runs with a sharp single to center field, making it a 5-2 UW lead.
Cal continued to narrow the gap in the fourth. With Mitchell Kranson aboard with a double, Bears shortstop Chris Paul knocked his sixth homer of the season into the left-field bullpen, cutting the lead to 5-4.
The Bears drew even at 5-5 in the fifth when Farney and Knapp led off the inning with back-to-back doubles.
Cal had a good chance to move in front in the eighth when Kranson laid down a squeeze bunt, but UW reliever Trevor Dunlap came home to get pinch runner Sean Peters on a play at the plate, keeping the 5-5 tie in tact.
The Huskies had a chance in the 12th when singles from Parker Guinn and Joe Meggs put runners at the corners with one out, but Cal reliever Eric Walbridge got a strikeout and a flyout to end the threat.
Ray finished with three RBI while Guinn came off the bench and notched three hits for the UW. Knapp led the Bears, going 3-for-6 with three RBI.
The Huskies have the week off before taking on Arizona Friday through Sunday in Tucson.
|Linescore - April 28, 2013|
|California 6, Washington 5|