April 26, 2013
SEATTLE - Freshman Braden Bishop delivered a run-scoring single in the 12th as the UW baseball team out-lasted California, 3-2, in the first game of a three-game, Pac-12 series Friday at Husky Ballpark.
The Huskies (6-10 in the Pac-12, 14-26 overall) have now won five of their last six. Friday night, they gave up a run in the top of the 12th, but then scored two for the win. Cal dropped to 7-12 in the conference and 18-23 overall.
In the 12th, Cal's Brian Celsi reached on a one-out single and Mike Reuvekamp singled with two outs to put runners at first and second. Devin Pearson singled through the right side and Celsi slid into home just ahead of the throw to give the Bears a 2-1 lead. Reuvekamp was then thrown out at the plate on a single from Brenden Farley, ending the top of the inning.
In the bottom of the 12th, UW second baseman Robert Pehl was hit with the first pitch from Logan Scott. Michael Camporeale followed with a single to left and pinch hitter Brian Wolfe laid down a bunt that was mishandled by the Cal catcher, loading the bases for Wiggins. Ryan Wertenberger came on to pitch for the Bears and his first offering sailed to the backstop, allowing pinch runner Parker Guinn to score from third, just ahead of a tag.
Wiggins ended up walking to load the bases for Joe Meggs, who hit a grounder to second base. The Bears got the lead run at the plate for the first out. But Bishop fouled off several two-strike pitches before depositing a 2-2 offering into shallow right to score the game-winner.
The two starters - UW's Jared Fisher and Cal's Ryan Mason - nearly matched each other. Fisher pitched nine innings, allowing one unearned run on just three hits while walking three and striking out five. Mason worked eight and two-thirds innings, giving up one run on nine hits with no walks and two strikeouts.
Husky reliever Trevor Dunlap, who pitched all of the extra innings, picked up the victory to improve to 3-2 on the season. Scott (3-2) took the loss.
In the third, Cal scored the game's first run without the benefit of a hit. Celsi walked to begin the inning. After moving to second on a bunt and to third on a two-out error, he scored on a double steal attempt as Devin Pearson got caught in a rundown between first and second. Pearson was eventually tagged for the out, but not before Celsi had crossed the plate.
In the meantime, Mason held the Huskies scoreless through the first five. The Huskies got a runner to third in the third and fourth, but with two outs on both occasions, and were unable to get anyone home until the sixth.
In the sixth, Mason retired the first two Huskies before Trevor Mitsui snuck a single up the middle off the shortstop's glove. Wiggins then lined a single to left and Meggs followed with a base hit to shallow left-center, bringing home Mitsui to tie it at 1-1.
Meggs led off the 11th with a single to right-center. After a popout on a bunt attempt, Erik Forgione came through with a one-out bunt single to put runners at first and second. But, Scott came on to pitch for the Bears and got a pop to the catcher and a fly to right to end the threat.
The series continues Saturday with a 2:00 p.m. game and wraps up with a 1:00 p.m. game Sunday.
|Linescore - April 26, 2013|
|Washington 3, California 2|