May 3, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz. - The Washington baseball team belted out 30 hits and batted around in three straight innings in a remarkable 23-1 rout of defending NCAA champion Arizona Friday night at Hi Corbett Field.
Seven different Huskies recorded three hits or more in the game as the Huskies posted more hits than any opponent in Arizona baseball history. The conference record for hits in a game is 35.
The Huskies (7-12 in the Pac-12, 15-28 overall), already leading 2-0, scored five runs in the third and then six in both the fourth and fifth innings. By the end of the fifth, the Huskies had already exceeded their previous season-high of 20 hits and eight of nine starters already had recorded multiple hits.
By the end of the day, all nine UW starters had multiple hits. Jayce Ray, Robert Pehl and Parker Guinn each had four with Pehl driving in five runs. Michael Camporeale hit a three-run homer and finished the day 3-for-5 with a double, a homer and four RBI.
UW starter Jared Fisher (2-2) went eight innings for the victory, allowing one run on eight hits and just one walk. Arizona starter Konner Wade (4-5) took the loss, allowing nine runs (eight earned) on 11 hits over three and one-third innings. The Wildcats fell to 9-10 in the conference and 28-16 overall.
Washington jumped out to a 1-0 lead thanks to a three-hit first inning. With Andrew Ely and Ray aboard on singles, first baseman Brian Wolfe knocked a two-out single through the right side, scoring Ely.
Husky left fielder Joe Meggs led off the second inning with a triple to left and then scored on a groundout from Guinn, making it 2-0.
In the third, the Dawgs put some distance between themselves and the Wildcats. A walk to Ely and a single from Ray put two on for Camporeale, who belted his fifth homer of the season to make it a 5-0 lead. Later in the inning, Pehl doubled and scored on a single from Guinn. Guinn moved up on a throw and an error and then scored from third on a passed ball to give the visitors a 7-0 advantage.
The offensive outburst continued in the fourth, when the Dawgs added six more. One-out singles from Ray and Camporeale chased Wade from the game. With Tyler Hale on, Wolfe was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Pehl singled to bring home two more. A passed ball, a pair of run-scoring singles from Guinn and Erik Forgione and a bases-loaded walk to Ray capped the inning, leaving the UW with 13-0 lead.
Arizona's Brandon Dixon led off the bottom of the fourth with a double. He scored on Kevin Newman groundout to notch the 'Cats' first run.
Washington tacked on six more in the fifth. Doubles from Pehl, Forgione and Camporeale provided the bulk of the runs. In the seventh, a single from Braden Bishop and a two-run double from Pehl piled on three more runs.
In the ninth, UW redshirt freshman Mark Chen knocked a double in his first college at bat.
Dixon went 3-for-5 to lead the Wildcats' offensive, which was limited to one run for just the third time this season.
The series continues Saturday with a 6:00 p.m. game and wraps up Sunday at noon. Live video streams of both remaining games will air on the Pac-12 website.
|Linescore - May 3, 2013|
|Washington 23, Arizona 1|