March 19, 2001
SEATTLE - The Washington baseball team, which had never won a three-game series against USC, swept a doubleheader Monday, winning 7-6 in 10 innings in the first game and 7-3 in the second, to take the first Pac-10 Conference series of the season, two games to one.
The Huskies (11-4 overall, 2-1 Pac-10) moved into a tie with both UCLA and Arizona State for first place in the conference standings. Washington entered Monday's games with only two wins in 24 games all-time against USC. The Huskies won one game in the 1996 Pac-10 Championship series against the Trojans and took one of three games in a regular season series in 1999.
Washington rallied from a 6-0 deficit to win the opener Monday, scoring five runs in the seventh and one in the eighth to send the game into extra innings. All five runs in the seventh came with two outs and all five were unearned after USC first baseman Bill Peavey dropped a throw to first that would have ended the inning. Tyler Davidson's three-run double accounted for the majority of those five runs.
In the 10th, Brandon Jacobson led off the inning by reaching first on catcher's interference. After a strikeout, Bryan Johnson reached on an error. Jacobson stole third before USC reliever Brian Bannister fanned Jay Garthwaite. Then with runners at first and third and two down, UW senior Duggan Moran swung at a high strike three to seemingly end the inning, but the ball sailed past catcher Alberto Concepcion to the backstop, allowing Jacobson to score from third with the winning run.
Reliever Shawn Kohn (2-0) worked two and two-thirds perfect innings for the win. Bannister (2-4) suffered the loss for the Trojans (15-10, 1-2).
In game two, after allowing single runs in the second and third, UW freshman starter Clay Johnson settled down to improve to 3-0 with the win. Johnson allowed only one hit in innings three through seven and finished the game having worked eight innings, allowing two earned runs on eight hits.
The Huskies broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth when, with two outs, Davidson drove in Tim Rice and Jacobson. Jacobson and third baseman Michael Done both hit solo home runs earlier in the game. Peavey, USC's first baseman, hit a home run in each game and also had one in game one of the series on Saturday. Anthony Reyes (1-1) took the game two loss, throwing six innings and fanning seven.
Tuesday and Wednesday, the Huskies play host to Washington State in a pair of non- conference games before heading to No. 1 Stanford this weekend for a three-game conference series.
LINESCORES Pac-10 Conference Doubleheader Game One -- Washington 7, #10 USC 6, 10 Innings USC 022 001 000 0 -- 6 10 3 Washington 000 000 510 1 -- 7 12 2 Rik Currier, Chad Clark (7), Brian Bannister (8) and Alberto Concepcion. Sean White, Taylor Grant (7), Shawn Kohn (8) and Tim Rice. W - Kohn (2-0). L - Bannister (2-4). 2B - USC, Brian Barre, UW, Tyler Davidson, Bryan Johnson. HR - USC, Bill Peavey (3), Jon Brewster (1). T - 3:27.
Game Two -- Washington 7, #10 USC 3 USC 011 000 010 -- 3 9 1 Washington 110 020 12x -- 7 10 1 Anthony Reyes, Frazer Dizard (7) and Alberto Concepcion. Clay Johnson, Scott Robertson (9) and Tim Rice. W - Johnson (3-0). L - Reyes (1-1). 2B - USC, Concepcion, Michael Moon. HR - USC, Bill Peavey (4), UW, Brandon Jacobson (2), Michael Done (2). T - 2:27. A - 381.
NOTE: For the game two boxscore, click the "box score" link at the top of this page. For the game one box, go to the "Schedules/Results" link at the top of the page and click on the March 18 box score.