March 9, 2007
SEATTLE - Sophomore Nick Haughian held Pacific to two runs over seven innings to lead the Washington baseball team its third straight victory, a 4-2 win over the Tigers Friday afternoon at Husky Ballpark.
The game was the first of a three-game series. The schedule has been changed to avoid rain forecast for Sunday. The UW and Pacific will play a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 11:00 a.m. and no game on Sunday.
Haughian (1-2), a left-hander from Marysville, Wash., gave up six hits and walked four over seven innings, but struck out seven and used three double plays to work out of trouble. Nick Hagadone worked the final two innings to pick up his third save.
Washington (5-8) scored a pair of runs in the first inning to take the early lead. After loading the bases on two singles and a walk, the Huskies got a two-out, two-run single from freshman shortstop Brian Pearl.
In the second, with the bases loaded once again, Matt Hague's sacrifice fly sent home one run to make it a 3-0 Husky lead.
The Tigers (5-12-1) got a run in the top of the third on an RBI double from second baseman Adam Ching.
The Huskies made it 4-1 when Bradley Boyer singled to drive in Michael Burgher in the sixth. Pacific then cut the lead to 4-2 when right fielder Zach Chamberlin lined a home run to right field to lead off the seventh inning.
Burgher, a junior from Shorecrest High, led the Husky hitters, going 3-for-3 with a walk and a run. Boyer added a pair of hits, a run and an RBI.
As noted, Saturday, the Huskies and Tigers will play a doubleheader starting at 11:00 a.m. Live video and live stats for both games will be available at gohuskies.com.
LINESCORE Non-Conference Washington 4, Pacific 2 Pacific 001 000 100 -- 2 6 0 Washington 210 001 00x -- 4 9 0 David Rowse, Cole Akins (7) and Joe Oliveira. Nick Haughian, Nick Hagadone (8) and Joey Dunn. W - Haughian (1-2). L - Rowse (1-3). Sv - Hagadone (3). 2B - UOP, Adam Ching. HR - UOP, Zach Chamberlin (1). T - 2:42. A - 237. Records: UOP 5-12-1, UW 5-8.