March 15, 2008
SEATTLE - The Washington baseball held off a rally for a 7-5 win in game one and then used home runs from freshmen Sean Meehan and Troy Scott to beat Holy Cross, 4-1, in the nightcap, as the Huskies improved to 7-6 on the season with a doubleheader sweep Saturday at rainy Husky Ballpark.
UW starter Nick Haughian improved to 2-1 in the opener. In five and one-third, he allowed four earned runs on six hits. Junior righty Paul Dickey picked up his first UW save, fanning five over the final three and two-thirds. He allowed two hits and no runs.
The Huskies jumped out to an early lead in game one. In the first, a double from Kyle Conley and a sacrifice fly from Scott drove in runs. In the second, senior catcher Joey Dunn led off with a homer to left, his second of the season, to make it a 3-0 Husky lead.
In the third, Scott came through again, this time lacing a two-out double off the center-field fence to drive in a run and give the Huskies a 4-0 edge. In the fourth, the UW added two more as runs came across on a wild pitch and a Bradley Boyer sacrifice fly.
Holy Cross (4-7) had gotten only three runners on base before a five-run rally in the sixth cut the Husky lead to only one. After a bases-loaded walk sent one run in, Holy Cross got an RBI groundout from Brendan Akashian, run-scoring singles from Gil Gomez and Billy Cupelo and a sacrifice fly from Kyle Lister.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Huskies got a run back on Boyer's second sac fly of the day.
In the nightcap, Holy Cross starter Dan Seip held the Huskies hitless through the first four innings while his team took a 1-0 lead. However, Meehan led off the fifth with his first college home run, just over the fence in center field, tying the score at 1-1.
In the seventh, the Huskies finally broke through against reliever Tommy Arrigg. After a single from freshman Julien Pollard and a walk to Brian Pearl, Scott drilled a two-out, three-run homer to right, putting the Huskies on top, 4-1.
Junior Jason Erickson (3-1) got the win in game two. In his seven innings, he allowed one run on six hits while striking out seven. Arrigg (1-1) suffered the loss. Husky freshman Geoff Brown worked the final two innings for his second save.
Scott, the Huskies' freshman first baseman from Auburn, went 2-for-3 with five runs batted in and four walks over the two games. Meehan, a center fielder from Centralia, played only in game two and went 2-for-4 with the homer.
The Huskies and Crusaders play another doubleheader Sunday at noon. Fans can catch live video and live state on gohuskies.com.
LINESCORE Non-Conference Doubleheader Game One Washington 7, Holy Cross 5 Holy Cross 000 005 000 -- 5 8 1 Washington 211 201 00x -- 7 9 2 Ryan George, Matt Shapiro (6), Chris Blanchard (7) and Brendan Akashian. Nick Haughian, Paul Dickey (6) and Joey Dunn. W - Haughian (2-1). L - George (0-2). Sv - Dickey (1). 2B - UW, Kyle Conley, Troy Scott. HR - UW, Dunn (2). T - 2:51. Note: 36-minute rain delay in the 7th inning.
Non-Conference Doubleheader Game Two Washington 4, Holy Cross 1 Holy Cross 010 000 000 -- 1 7 0 Washington 000 010 30x -- 4 5 0 Dan Seip, Tommy Arrigg (7) and Tim Hughes. Jason Erickson, Geoff Brown (8) and Brett Wilcox. W - Erickson (3-1). L - Arrigg (1-1). Sv - Brown (2). 2B - HC, Jake Gorman, Matt Perry; UW, Bradley Boyer. HR - UW, Sean Meehan (1), Troy Scott (2). T - 2:24. A - 380. Records: HC 4-7; UW 7-6.