May 18, 2013
PASCO, Wash. - Andrew Ely knocked three hits and Austin Voth pitched eight strong innings as the Washington baseball team won its second in a row over Washington State, winning 3-1 Saturday at GESA Stadium.
The Huskies, who beat WSU 4-3 on Friday, improved to 21-31 overall and 12-14 in the Pac-12 while the Cougars fell to 21-29 and 8-18 in the conference. The series is being played at the home of the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Northwest League.
Voth improved to 7-5 on the season with the victory. In his eight innings, he allowed seven hits (all singles), one run and one walk while striking out six. Ely finished 3-for-4 with an RBI while Jayce Ray had two hits and drove in two runs for the Huskies.
WSU starter Scott Simon (3-4) took the loss despite turning in a solid outing. He went eight innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits, one walk and five strikeouts.
Washington took advantage of an error to open the scoring in the third. UW senior Ty Afenir led off the inning by reaching on a misplay by the WSU third baseman. After moving to second on a bunt and to third on an Ely single, Afenir scored on a hit from Ray to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead.
In the fourth, the Cougars drew level at 1-1. Jason Monda was hit by a pitch and Adam Nelubowich singled to put runners at first and third with one out before a wild pitch allowed Monda to score. On the following play, Nelubowich was thrown out at the plate, trying to score from third on a ground ball.
Washington went back on top in the fifth, with the same group of players figuring in the scoring. Afenir led off with a single this time. He moved to second on a bunt and then scored on a single from Ely. Ray followed with a double into the right-field corner, plating Ely to make it a 3-1 Husky lead.
The Cougars put together a few chances in the late going, getting runners to second and third in both the seventh and eighth innings, but Voth was able to get out of each jam unscathed. Husky closer Trevor Dunlap pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to pick up the save for the second day in a row, his fifth of the year.
Brett Jacobs and Shea Donlin each had two hits to lead the Cougar offense.
The series wraps up with a 1:00 p.m. game Sunday in Pasco.
|Linescore - May 18, 2013|
|Washington 3, Washington State 1|