March 25, 2012
SEATTLE - For the third straight day, solid starting pitching was on display for the Huskies as the Washington baseball team completed a three-game, non-conference sweep with a 13-1 win over CSU Bakersfield Sunday at Husky Ballpark.
Husky starting pitcher Austin Voth improved to 4-0 with the victory. In six innings of work, he gave up one run on four hits and no walks while fanning six. His pitching line was similar to those of Friday starter Aaron West (one run in six innings) and Saturday starter Tyler Davis (one run over seven).
Ten different Huskies recorded a hit and the 12 RBI were spread over nine different players. The Huskies, who scored in all but two innings, improved to 15-7 with the victory while the Roadrunners fell to 7-14.
Husky center fielder Jayce Ray led off the bottom of the first with a single. After moving to second on a bunt and to third on a groundout, he scored when Michael Camporeale beat out an infield single. The rally continued when Branden Berry was hit by a pitch and Jacob Lamb singled up the middle to score Camporeale.
After Lamb stole second base, freshman Trevor Mitsui smacked a single to left, driving in a pair to stake the Huskies to the early 4-0 lead.
In the second, the Huskies got two aboard on a single from Ty Afenir and a walk to Ray. After a bunt, freshman Robert Pehl came through with a single to right-center, driving in a pair to stretch the lead to 6-0.
In the fourth, the UW loaded the bases on two walks and a hit batter before a bases-loaded walk to Lamb forced in a run.
The Huskies kept at it in the fifth. After Afenir was hit by a pitch to open the inning, Ray sliced a triple down the right-field line, scoring the runner ahead of him. A Caleb Brown sacrifice fly scored Ray, making it a 9-0 score.
Bakersfield got on the board in the sixth when catcher Cael Brockmeyer led off the inning with a solo homer, his third of the year. It was just the third hit, and third baserunner, for the Roadrunners.
Washington got a run in the sixth when Trevor Mitsui doubled, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a B.K. Santy groundout. In the eighth, a pinch-hit single from Andrew Ely, a bases-loaded double play and an Erik Forgione single completed the UW scoring.
Bakersfield starter Taylor Aikenhead (3-3) suffered the loss, giving up six runs on six hits over one and one-third innings.
Washington returns to Pac-12 play with the first of nine straight conference weekend series next weekend as the Huskies travel to face Oregon State. Saturday's 1:00 p.m. game against the Beavers will air live on ROOT Sports television.
|Linescore - March 25, 2012|
|Washington 13, CSU Bakersfield 1|