March 3, 2007
SEATTLE - A solo homer from redshirt freshman Ty Rasmussen did all the damage as the Washington baseball team opened a three-game series with UC Irvine with a 1-0 win Saturday at Husky Ballpark in the first game of a doubleheader.
Husky starter Jorden Merry (2-1) threw seven shutout innings for the victory, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out seven. Lefty Nick Hagadone worked the final two innings for the save a the UW improved to 2-6 on the season.
Rasmussen, the Husky DH from Enumclaw, led off the seventh with his second homer of the season, a shot to center field. It was the only run allowed by UC Irvine starter Scott Gorgen (2-1), who gave up just three hits and struck out seven in six and two-thirds innings.
The closest that Irvine got to scoring a run came in the sixth when Cody Cipriano led off the inning with a long fly ball to right. However, Andy Lentz made a leaping catch to rob a potential homer and keep the game scoreless. UC Irvine fell to 10-4-1 with the loss.
After the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, the Huskies and UC Irvine close out the series Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. game. Live video and live stats will be available at gohuskies.com
Non-Conference Doubleheader -- Game One
Washington 1, UC Irvine 0
UC Irvine 000 000 000 -- 0 5 0
Washington 000 000 10x -- 1 4 1
Scott Gorgen, Dylan Axelrod (7) and Aaron Lowenstein.
Jorden Merry, Nick Hagadone (8) and Joey Dunn. W - Merry
(2-1). L - Gorgen (2-1). 2B - UW, Matt Hague. HR - UW,
Ty Rasmussen (2). T - 2:35. Records: UCI 10-4-1; UW 2-6.