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Dawgs Open Pac-12 Play With 8-3 Win Over Oregon
Release: 03/16/2012
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March 16, 2012

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Change Made To UW-Oregon Weekend Schedule

SEATTLE - After giving up two early runs, Husky starter Aaron West settled in to lift the Washington baseball team to an 8-3 win over 17th-ranked Oregon in both teams' Pac-12 Conference opener Friday night at Husky Ballpark.

West, a junior from Snohomish, went six-plus innings for the win to improve to 3-1 on the season. At one stretch, he retired 13 Ducks in a row. He finished having allowed three runs on five hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Washington improved to 11-6 overall and 1-0 in the Pac-12.

Ducks starter Alex Keudell (1-3) suffered the loss. In his six and two-thirds innings, he gave up seven runs (four earned) on eight hits.

Oregon (12-4 overall, 0-1 in the Pac-12) grabbed the early lead in the first. J.J. Altobelli led off the game with a single, moved to second on a balk and scored on a one-out single from Aaron Jones.

In the second, the Ducks added another. Kyle Garlick singled to begin the inning. After moving up on a groundout, a two-out single from Brett Hambright brought him home, making it a 2-0 Oregon lead.

Keudell had retired the first nine Huskies of the game in order before Husky center fielder Jayce Ray led off the fourth with a sharp double to right. After a bunt single from Joe Meggs, Ray scored from third on a wild pitch. After a Brenden Berry single, Chase Anselment singled to right, scoring Meggs. Washington went in front when Berry scored from third on a double-play groundout, moving the Huskies on top, 3-2.

In the meantime, after that two-out single from Hambright in the second, West got on a roll. He retired the next 13 batters he faced, setting down the side in order in the third through sixth innings.

In the bottom of the sixth, Berry was hit by a pitch and Anselment singled to open the inning. Berry scored from third on a Michael Camporeale groundout and Anselment came in to score on an error, increasing the UW lead to 5-2.

Garlick, the Ducks' left fielder, broke up West's string when he belted the first pitch of the seventh inning over the left-field fence for his second homer of the season.

Husky shortstop Ty Afenir led off the seventh with a bunt single and Ray reached on catcher's interference. After a wild pitch moved both runners up, a Meggs sacrifice fly plated Afenir. With two outs in the seventh and reliever Thomas Thorpe on for Keudell, Husky sophomore Ryan Wiggins belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer to push the Husky advantage to 8-3.

The UW spread 11 hits over nine different batters as Anselment and Santy were the only Huskies with two. Hambright and Garlick had two each for Oregon.

On the mound, the Huskies got one scoreless inning of relief each from Tyler Kane, Nick Palewicz and Joshua Fredendall to close out the victory.

In a change to the original schedule, the Huskies and Ducks will play a doubleheader Saturday, starting at 12 noon while no game is currently scheduled for Sunday. Fans can watch live video and follow live stats of both games, for free, at gohuskies.com.

Linescore - March 16, 2012
Washington 8, #17 Oregon 3


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
Oregon 1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
  3
7
3
Washington 0
0
0
3
0
2
3
0
x
  8
11
0
Alex Keudell, Thomas Thorpe (7), David Wylie (8) and Brett Hambright. Aaron West, Tyler Kane (7), Nick Palewicz (8), Joshua Fredendall (9) and B.K. Santy. W - West (3-1). L - Keudell (1-3). 2B - UW, Jayce Ray. HR - UO, Kyle Garlick (2); UW, Ryan Wiggins (2). T - 2:25. A - 346. Records: UO 0-1 Pac-12, 12-3 overall; UW 1-0 Pac-12; 11-6 overall.
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