March 16, 2008
SEATTLE - The Washington baseball team held Holy Cross scoreless over both ends of a doubleheader Sunday, winning 14-0 and 8-0 to sweep a four-game series at Husky Ballpark.
In the opener, starter Jorden Merry (2-0) combined with two relievers on a three-hit shutout. Merry went six innings, allowing the three hits while striking out six. Josh Scofield threw two innings and Jacob Clem pitched the ninth.
In the opener, Pearl, a sophomore from Cascade High, went 2-for-4 with six runs batted in. Freshman first baseman Troy Scott continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, two RBI and four runs scored.
Washington (9-6) struck for the game's first run in the second inning as Scott led off with a double and eventually scored on a Pearl sacrifice fly. Then, the Huskies broke the game open with a six-run third inning.
After David Bentrott walked to lead off the inning, a double from Michael Burgher sent him home. The Huskies then loaded the bases for Scott, whose single drove in two more. A hit batter re-loaded the bases for Pearl, who plated another two with a single. On the same play, Kyle Conley scored on an errant throw to give the UW a 7-0 lead.
The UW upped the lead to 8-0 in the fifth when Scott walked and eventually scored on a groundout from Bentrott. Washington added four more in the sixth and two in the eighth to increase the lead to 14-0. Pearl drove in one in the sixth and two in the eighth.
Crusaders starter Bobby Holmes (0-2) worked five innings in the loss.
In the second game, Scott led off the second with a double, reaching base for his ninth straight plate appearance. After a bunt, he scored on a Jarett Jackson groundout to give Washington a 1-0 lead.
The Huskies broke game two open in the sixth, scoring five runs. After RBI singles from Kyle Conley and Jarett Jackson, Andy Lentz hit a three-run homer to make it a 6-0 lead. In the eighth, freshman Sean Meehan's pinch-hit, two-run double capped the scoring.
Holy Cross' Mike Thater (0-1) worked the first six innings to take the loss as Holy Cross dropped to 4-9 on the year.
Next up for the Huskies is a three-game series vs. Utah Valley Thursday through Saturday. Also on Saturday, after the final game against Utah Valley, the Huskies will play host to Portland.
LINESCORE Non-Conference Doubleheader Game One Washington 14, Holy Cross 0 Holy Cross 000 000 000 -- 0 3 1 Washington 016 014 02x -- 14 14 1 Bobby Holmes, Matt O'Brien (6), Tim Thran (8) and Brendan Akashian. Jorden Merry, Josh Scofield (7), Jacob Clem (9) and Joey Dunn, Ryan Scott (7). W - Merry (2-0). L - Holmes (1-2). 2B - UW, Troy Scott, Michael Burgher, Bradley Boyer, Kyle Conley, Brian Pearl. 3B - HC, Billy Cupelo. T - 2:37.
Non-Conference Doubleheader Game Two Washington 8, Holy Cross 0 Holy Cross 000 000 000 -- 0 6 1 Washington 010 005 02x -- 8 12 0 Mike Thater, Dmitri Seredenko (7) and Tim Hughes. Cam Nobles, Elliott Cribby (7), Tyler Cheney (8), Brian Pearl (9) and Brett Wilcox, Joey Dunn (7). W - Nobles (1-0). L - Thater (0-1). 2B - HC, Eric Oxford, Kyle Lister, Gil Gomez; UW, Troy Scott, Michael Burgher, Dunn, Sean Meehan. HR - UW, Andy Lentz (3). T - 2:43. A - 443. Records: HC 4-9; UW 9-6.