May 26, 2013
SEATTLE - Senior Jayce Ray capped his UW career by going 4-for-4 with three runs batted in as the Washington baseball team wrapped up the 2013 season with a 7-2 win over 19th-ranked Arizona State Sunday at Husky Ballpark.
The Huskies finished the season with 15 wins in their last 22 games, battling back from a 3-9 record in conference play to finish 15-15 in the Pac-12 and 24-32 overall, good for a tie for fifth. ASU fell to 35-20-1 overall and 16-14 in the conference.
Husky starter Zach Wright, who pitched the first four and one-third innings, allowing one run on four hits, broke the UW single-season record with his 33rd appearance Sunday. The record of 32 had been held since 1994 by All-America closer Brett Merrick.
ASU freshman reliever Brett Lilek (2-1) took the loss, allowing two runs on two hits in his two-thirds of an inning of work.
The Huskies manufactured a run in the first to open the scoring. Sophomore Erik Forgione was hit by a pitch to begin the inning. He advanced to second on a bunt and then stole third before scoring on a bunt single from Ray.
ASU tied it in the third. Jake Peevyhouse drew a one-out walk and scored from first on a two-out double from Michael Benjamin.
Washington went back in front in the third. Freshman catcher Austin Rei was hit by a pitch to open the inning. After a bunt and a walk to Forgione put runners at first and second with one down, Andrew Ely laced a single up the middle to score Rei from third.
ASU knotted it at 2-2 with a run in the sixth. Max Rossiter reached on a one-out walk and advanced to to third on a double from Nathaniel Causey. A sacrifice fly to right from Trever Allen brought Rossiter home.
Washington took its third lead in the seventh. Forgione led off the inning with a single and, after advancing on a bunt, he scored when Ray dropped a double just fair down the left-field line. Fellow senior Michael Camporeale then singled to bring home Ray and Camporeale scored from first on a single and an error from Robert Pehl.
Ray closed out his day with a single in the eighth that, with an error in left, allowed two more runs to cross.
Ely added two hits and an RBI for the Huskies while Kasey Coffman had two hits, including a double, for ASU.
With the 2013 now over for the UW, starting Tuesday, work begins on the new playing surface and stadium grandstand at Husky Ballpark. For more information, check out HuskyBallpark.com.
|Linescore - May 26, 2013|
|Washington 7, Arizona State 2|