March 13, 2012
SEATTLE - Portland scored three runs in the second inning and then held on to beat the Washington baseball team, 4-1, Tuesday evening in a non-conference game at Husky Ballpark.
The Pilots improved to 11-2 on the season with the win while Washington fell to 10-6. The game featured a half-hour delay in the middle of the seventh inning due to snow.
Portland reliever Matt McCallister (3-0), who entered the game to begin the fourth inning, picked up the victory. In five innings, he allowed one run on four hits. Owen Jones pitched the ninth to pick up his sixth save.
Husky starter Mac Acker (2-2) took the loss, allowing three runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks over one and one-third innings.
In the second, the Pilots loaded the bases on an error and a pair of walks before Nick Armenta drove in two runs with a one-out single through the left side. With Steven Swift on in relief for the UW, a hit batter reloaded the bases and a sacrifice fly from Pilots second baseman Cody Lenahan made it a 3-0 Portland lead.
The Pilots added a fourth run in the ninth when Armenta scored from third on a passed ball.
In the bottom of the ninth, the Huskies brought the potential tying run to the plate after a walk to Jacob Lamb and a single from Camporeale, but Jones got a strikeout to end the game.
This weekend, the Huskies begin Pac-12 Conference play with a three-game series vs. Oregon at Husky Ballpark. Game times are 5:00 p.m. Friday, 2:00 p.m. Saturday and 1:00 p.m. Sunday.
|Linescore - March 13, 2012|
|Portland 4, Washington 1|