March 14, 2003
SEATTLE - Senior Sean White carried a perfect game into the seventh inning and finished having allowed two runs on three hits over seven innings as the Washington baseball team increased its winning streak to eight games with a 9-2 win over Cal State Northridge Friday night at Husky Ballpark.
Washington (12-6), which notched 16 hits on the day, got a pair of solo home runs from junior designated hitter Chad Boudon, a University of Hawaii transfer from Shoreline. Left fielder Mike Wagner also hit one out for the Huskies.
White, a right-hander from Mercer Island, retired the first 18 Matador batters in order until center fielder Keith Bowman led off the seventh. Bowman bounced what looked to be an easy-out grounder down the first-base line, but the ball hit the bag, took a high hop and the throw to White covering at first was not in time.
The Matadors (5-19) went on to post two more singles and score two runs in the inning as the next three batters after Bowman reached base. White, however, struck out the following two hitters and catcher Aaron Hathaway picked Michael Paulk off of first to end the inning. White fanned eight in the game.
Washington scored a run in the first to take a 1-0 lead. With the bases loaded and two outs, right fielder Taylor Johnson lined a single to right field to drive in Justin Drake. In the second, Drake tripled to drive in Tila Reynolds and the Huskies' lead was 2-0.
Boudon led off the third inning with his fourth home run of the season to increase the lead to 3-0. Later that inning, with the bases loaded and two outs, Drake struck out, but the ball got past catcher Brian Lake, allowing Johnson to score from third.
A leadoff homer from Wagner, his sixth of the year, in the fourth made it 5-0. In the sixth, the Huskies added four more. Boudon led off with his second home run of the game and fifth of the year to get it started. Later, with the bases loaded, second baseman Greg Isaacson was hit by a pitch to force in a run. Reynolds followed with a sacrifice fly to plate another and John Otness crossed the plate on a passed ball to make it 9-0.
CSUN lefty Eddy Camacho, a JC transfer making his first start for the Matadors, worked five innings, allowing five runs, to take the loss, falling to 1-5 on the season.
Otness, Johnson and Hathaway each finished the game with three hits for Washington.
The Huskies and Matadors continue the three-game series Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. game. Live radio coverage of the game -- as well as Sunday's 1:00 p.m. series finale -- will air on KKNW AM-1150.
LINESCORE Washington 9, CS Northridge 2 CS Northridge 000 000 200 -- 2 4 0 Washington 112 104 00x -- 9 16 0 Eddy Camacho, Justin Zarley (6) and Brian Lake. Sean White, Josh Conover (8) and Aaron Hathaway. W - White (2-3). L - Camacho (1-5). 2B - UW, John Otness, Taylor Johnson. 3B - UW, Justin Drake. HR - UW, Chad Boudon 2(5), Mike Wagner (6). T - 2:52. A - 257. Records: CSUN 5-19; UW 12-6.