April 18, 2001
PORTLAND, Ore. - After trailing 3-0 after one inning, the Washington baseball team rallied to beat Portland, 5- 4, Wednesday to sweep a two-game, non-conference series at Pilot Stadium.
Husky closer Scott Robertson earned his league-leading seventh save to close out the win. The sophomore from Mercer Island entered the game with the bases loaded and no outs in the eighth. After striking out Brad Stewart and Matt Coleman, Robertson got pinch hitter Brian Dearinger to fly out to end the inning.
Junior reliever Zack Daniels (3-1), who worked three no-hit innings before loading the bases on two singles and an error in the eighth, picked up the victory. Portland starter Mike Padgett (2-1) gave up five runs on eight hits over six innings in the loss. With the win, the Huskies improved to 21-13 on the season while Portland fell to 16-22.
After the Pilots took a 3-0 lead in the first, the Huskies came back with two in the second when Bryan Johnson led off with a single before shortstop Tila Reynolds belted a home run over the left-field fence.
Portland increased its lead to 4-2 when former Husky Matt Hollod singled to drive in a run in the third. In the fifth, the Huskies chipped away at the lead on Brandon Jacobson's safety squeeze bunt that scored Mike Wagner from third.
In the sixth, the Huskies took a lead on a pair of two-out, RBI singles from designated hitter Ben Miller and Wagner, the UW's freshman third baseman.
Husky right fielder Tyler Davidson finished the day 3-for-4 with a run. Casto had three hits to lead the Pilots.
The Huskies have the weekend off before taking on defending NAIA champion Lewis- Clark State next Tuesday and Wednesday at Husky Ballpark.
LINESCORE Non-Conference Game Washington 5, Portland 4 Washington 020 012 000 -- 5 9 3 Portland 301 000 000 -- 4 10 0 Jeff Petersen, Zack Daniels (5), Scott Robertson (8) and Ben Johnson. Mike Padgett, Jeff Cambers (7) and Brock Griffin. W - Daniels (3-1). L - Padgett (2-1). Sv - Robertson (7). 2B - UP, Kory Casto. HR - UW, Tila Reynolds (5). T - 2:51. A - 102.