April 20, 2013
SEATTLE - Behind solid starting pitching from Jared Fisher in game one and an eight-run eighth inning in game two, Washington swept a double header against No. 5 Oregon State, 5-1 and 10-3, Saturday at a rainy Husky Ballpark.
In game one, Jared Fisher (1-2) pitched seven shutout innings and the Huskies pounded out 11 hits - all singles - to earn a 5-1 win.
The teams were knotted in a pitcher's duel until Washington finally broke through in the sixth inning. The Huskies loaded the bases off OSU's left-handed starter Matt Berry (7-2) with a single, walk and error. With one out, the Huskies plated three runs on consecutive RBI singles by Joe Meggs, Braden Bishop and Ty Afenir. Berry escaped the inning after Ray lined into a double play to first base, but by then the damage had been done.
The runs were plenty enough for Fisher, who struck out two and allowed five hits and one walk in earning his first career win. The sophomore out of Newport High School in Bellevue held down the potent Beavers' lineup, allowing just one runner to reach third base during his seven-inning stint on the bump.
Oregon State broke up the Huskies' shutout bid with a run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly off Trevor Dunlap. That would be all the Beavers would get as Dunlap struck out Danny Hayes to end the game.
Michael Camporeale led the UW offense going 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. Ray and Mitsui each contributed two hits.
In game two, the Huskies sent 14 batters to the plate and scored eight runs to beat a shell-shocked Beavers' squad, 10-3 in the nightcap.
The 1-0 lead held until OSU finally got to Husky starter Austin Voth with a two-out, bases loaded triple by third baseman Kavin Keyes in the fifth inning. They were the first runs in 11 2/3 innings the Beavers were able to mount off the Huskies' starters.
OSU threatened to add to its 3-1 lead in the seventh when they had runners on second and third with no outs, but Ray showed off his arm by gunning down Michael Conforto trying to score on a fly out to shallow right. The play proved to be huge as Voth escaped that inning after Kevan Keyes lined out to short.
The Huskies started their rally in the bottom of the seventh when Ray drew the Huskies back to within a run with a bases loaded sacrifice fly to right. The Beavers escaped further damage when Afenir was thrown out trying to advance to second on the play.
Washington completed its shocking comeback in the eighth when they roughed up OSU's closer Scott Schultz and the four other relievers for eight runs. The Huskies sent 14 batters to the plate, had seven hits and benefited from two Beavers' errors.
Andrew Ely got things started with a single, advanced to second on a single by Robert Pehl and then tied the game up on a RBI single by Camporeale. Mitsui opened the flood gates up with a two-run double to right-center that plated Pehl and Camporeale. Schultz hit Wiggins with the next pitch, essentially ending the previously untouchable closer's day.
The Huskies would go on to add five more runs in the 45-minute inning and make a winner out of Tyler Kane (1-2). Kane pitched 1 1/3 innings to earn his first win of the season.
Five Huskies had two hits in the game. Mitsui led UW with three RBI.
Ray and Camporeale each had four hits in the doubleheader.
The Huskies improved to 11-25, 5-9 in Pac-12 play, while Oregon State fell to 29-8, 10-4 in Pac-12.
Washington will go for the sweep on Sunday, with first pitch coming at 1:00 p.m.
|Linescore - April 20, 2013 Game One|
|Washington 5, #5 Oregon State 1|
|Linescore - April 20, 2013 Game Two|
|Washington 10, #5 Oregon State 3|