PORTLAND, Ore. -- The No. 15-ranked Washington baseball team jumped out to a huge lead early, hit two grand slams and coasted to an 23-1 win over Portland in a non-conference game Tuesday at Husky Ballpark.
The Huskies (20-9) scored four runs in the first inning, three in the second and eight in the third to go ahead 15-0. In the first, Ed Erickson walked and Pete Orgill was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score two and a single from DH Jim Na plated two more. In the second inning, shortstop Kevin Miller belted a three-run homer, his seventh of the year, to give Washington a 7-0 lead.
In the third inning, with four runs already across, Kyle Woods hit a grand slam over the left-center field wall. It was Woods' team-leading 10th homer of the season. Junior catcher Pete Orgill hit a grand slam in the sixth inning, his fifth home run of the year.
Husky starter Bryan Williamson (1-0), who is still coming back from off-season shoulder surgery, threw the first three innings of the game, his longest outing of the year. The junior righty earned the win, allowing one run on three singles.
Portland starter Scott Haij (2-4) gave eight earned runs in two-plus innings to suffer the loss. The Pilots dropped to 7-20 on the season.
Orgill finished the day with six RBI on 3-for-3 hitting. Reserve outfielder Dwight DeMar hit two triples for the Huskies, driving in a pair of runs. Husky relievers Mike Bomar, Daniel Jahn, Tom Linarelli, Matt Gardner and John Gillespie held the Pilots scoreless over the final six innings.
The Huskies return to the state of Oregon this weekend for a four-game series at Oregon State. The Beavers are a half game behind the first-place Huskies in the Pac-10 Northern Division standings.
Non-Conference College Baseball at Pilot Stadium, Portland, Ore. #15 Washington 23, Portland 1 Washington 438 015 020 -- 23 20 0 Portland 001 000 000 -- 1 6 3 Scott Haij, Brendan Wood (3), James Stephens (6), Drew McGillivray (6) and Justin Ross. Bryan Williamson, Mike Bomar (4), Daniel Jahn (6), Tom Linarelli (7), Matt Gardner (8), John Gillespie (9) and Pete Orgill, Kevin Ticen (6). W - Williamson (1-0). L - Haij (2-4). 2B - UW, Tyson Boston, Chris Whitemarsh, Dominic Woody, Ryan Lentz; UP, Justin Beeler, Nate Speer. 3B - UW, Dwight DeMar 2. HR - UW, Kevin Miller (7), Kyle Woods (10), Pete Orgill (5). T - 3:08. A - 147.