March 20, 2008
SEATTLE - Lefty Ben Guidos worked five strong innings for the win in his first college start and second baseman Doug Cherry went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple in his first game of the season as the Washington baseball team beat Utah Valley, 12-3, Thursday night at Husky Ballpark.
The Huskies won their fifth straight to improve to 10-6 on the season while the Wolverines' record fell to 4-13-1.
Guidos (1-0), a redshirt freshman from Highline High who sat out last season due to elbow surgery, allowed one run on only two hits, walking two and fanning two to earn the win.
Washington got off the mark in the second inning. With two outs and Jarett Jackson at second, Cherry, in his first at bat of the year after returning from injury, belted a triple to right-center, scoring Jackson. Michael Burgher followed with a bunt single to send Cherry home, giving the UW a 2-0 lead.
Cherry had missed the first month of the season after breaking a bone in his hand in practice in February.
In the fourth, Utah Valley broke a string of 29 straight scoreless innings by UW pitching, plating one run. With the bases loaded on two hit batters and a walk, a groundout from Kevin Arendse sent home a run, cutting the UW lead to 3-1.
The Huskies made it 4-1 in the sixth when Burgher scored on a Rasmussen sacrifice fly. In the sixth, UVU got that run back, cutting the gap to 4-2 when Jace Brinkerhoff singled and scored on a base hit from Aaron Brady.
In the sixth, after Joey Dunn drew a one-out walk, Cherry doubled into the right-field corner to put runners at second and third. Dunn scored on a wild pitch and Cherry cross on Burgher's third single of the day, giving the UW a 6-2 lead.
After the Wolverines added a third run in the seventh, the UW put the game away in the eighth thanks to a two-run double from Jake Rife, a three-run double from Kyle Conley and an RBI single from Jackson, all with two outs.
UVU starter Bryan Smith (0-3) worked five and one-third innings, allowing six runs on seven hits, in the loss. Brady led the visitors with two hits.
The series continues Friday with another 5:00 p.m. game. Saturday, the Huskies play Utah Valley at 11 a.m. and Portland at 2:30 p.m., both at Husky Ballpark. Fans can catch live video and stats of all games at gohuskies.com.
LINESCORE Non-Conference Game Washington 11, Utah Valley 3 Utah Valley 000 101 100 -- 3 7 3 Washington 021 012 06x -- 12 11 1 Bryan Smith, Kole Mickolio (6) and Kevin Arendse. Ben Guidos, Paul Dickey (6) and Joey Dunn. W - Guidos (1-0). L - Smith (0-3). Sv - Dickey (2). 2B - UW, Doug Cherry, Jake Rife, Kyle Conley. 3B - UW, Cherry. T - 2:55. A - 249. Records: UVU 4-13-1; UW 10-6. Note: 25-minute rain delay during first inning.