May 7, 2013
SEATTLE - Starter Zach Wright pitched five scoreless innings as the Washington baseball team won for the eighth time in its last 12 games, beating SeattleU, 7-2, Tuesday night at Husky Ballpark.
The win was the UW's third in four games this season vs. the Redhawks. Washington improved to 17-29 on the season while SeattleU fell to 19-29.
Wright, a junior from Black Diamond, was making just his second start of the season, having appeared in relief 25 times. He improved to 2-4 on the season, allowing two singles and no walks while striking out four in his five innings.
SeattleU's Connor Moore (1-1) also posted a solid start, but took the loss. Moore allowed just one hit over the first five innings. He ended up working five and one-third innings, allowing four runs on four hits.
UW senior Jayce Ray led off the Husky first by dropping a single to shallow left. After moving to second on a bunt and stealing third, he scored on a Robert Pehl groundout to stake the UW to a 1-0 lead.
Wright, who gave up a one-out single in the first, retired 14 of the next 15, including 11 in a row, before being relieved to begin the sixth inning.
In the sixth, the Redhawks threatened when Cullen Hendrickson led off with a single off the reliever Tyler Davis' leg. Hendrickson made it to third on a pair of groundouts, but was left stranded with the Husky lead still in tact.
In the bottom of the inning, the UW finally broke through. Andrew Ely and Pehl led off the inning with back-to-back singles. After a strikeout, Husky first baseman Trevor Mitsui drilled a long double to left-center, driving in Ely. After a wild pitch brought home Pehl and pinch hitter Brian Wolfe drew a walk, Joe Meggs singled to drive in Mitsui, increasing the Washington lead to 4-0.
Freshman catcher Austin Rei followed with a double to right-center driving in two more and a Ray single brought home another to cap a six-run sixth inning.
SeattleU got on the board in the seventh. After a single from Brian Olson and a double from Nick Latta opened the inning, a Steve Kirbach groundout and a Sean Narby flyout brought home one run each, cutting Washington's lead to 7-2.
The Huskies remain at home this weekend as Utah visits for a three-game series Friday at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at noon. The last two games will both air live on the Pac-12 Networks.
|Linescore - May 7, 2013|
|Washington 7, SeattleU 2|