May 12, 2013
SEATTLE - Held scoreless over the first eight and two-thirds innings, Utah got a two-run homer in the ninth from Wyler Smith, but it wasn't quite enough as the Washington baseball team held on for a 3-2 win over the Utes Sunday at Husky Ballpark.
The Huskies (19-30 overall, 10-14 in the Pac-12) won their third conference series in their last four weekends, having also won on Saturday. The Dawgs also won weekend series vs. No. 6 Oregon State and defending NCAA champion Arizona over the last four weeks. Utah dropped to 17-28 and 6-21 in league play with the loss.
Washington reliever Trevor Dunlap came on after the two-run homer in the ninth and got the final out to earn his third save. Starter Tyler Davis turned in four shutout innings.
Utah starter Tanner Banks (1-5) took the loss despite a solid outing. In his six and two-thirds innings, he gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk.
Washington opened the scoring with two runs in the third. Ty Afenir and Jayce Ray led off the inning with singles and, after moving up on a bunt, a single from Robert Pehl brought home Afenir. Michael Camporeale followed with a ground ball to third and was able to beat out the throw to first to complete a would-be double play, allowing Ray to score.
The Utes mounted a good threat in the fourth as TJ Bennett doubled and Tyler Relf singled to put runners at the corners with one out. But, UW starter Tyler Davis got a double-play groundout to end the inning with the UW's 2-0 lead still in tact.
In the ninth, Tyler Relf reached on a one-out single and, after a second out, Smith sent a pitch over the visitor's bullpen in left, bringing the Utes to within a run. But Dunlap got a shallow pop to second to end the game.
Pehl and Meggs each had two hits to lead the Huskies. Smith had three for the Utes.
The Huskies travel to Portland on Tuesday before heading out to Pasco, Wash., for a three-game series with Washington State next weekend.
|Linescore - May 12, 2013|
|Washington 3, Utah 2|