April 17, 2001
PORTLAND, Ore. - Bryan Johnson's two-out, two-run double in the 11th inning lifted the Washington baseball team to a 4-2 win over Portland in a non-conference game Tuesday at Pilot Stadium.
Washington starter Shawn Kohn, who tossed complete game shutouts in his previous two outings, threw nine strong innings against the Pilots, fanning a career-high 11 and allowing two hits and two runs, both unearned. After never having started prior to four weeks ago, Kohn has thrown 32 innings as a starter, allowing only 13 hits and five walks while striking out 30. All three runs he's allowed as a starter have been unearned.
Mike Bomar (1-0) threw a perfect 10th inning for the victory. Scott Robertson gave up a two-out single in the 11th, but hung on for his sixth save of the year. Johnson's double came off of reliever Kyle Bebout (1-5), who had walked Tila Reynolds and Tyler Davidson to put runners at first and second.
Brandon Jacobson, making his first UW appearance since injuring a hand nearly a month ago, led off the game with a double. Later in the first, Jay Garthwaite's double down the left field line scored Jacobson to give Washington a 1-0 lead.
Kohn began the game by retiring eight of the first nine batters by strikeout, only a two-out error in the first breaking the string. In the fourth, Eric Hull reached on an error to lead off and Matt Allen picked up the first Pilot hit of the day on a bunt. Kohn got two outs before former Husky Matt Hollod, who transferred to Portland after last season, doubled to the gap in left to score both runners and give Portland at 2-1 lead.
Washington (20-13) tied the game at 2-2 in the sixth when right fielder Tyler Davidson belted a long solo homer high over the left-field fence, his third round-tripper of the season.
After giving up the double to Hollod, Kohn retired the next 15 batters in a row before walking Travis Hanson with two out in the ninth. Hanson stole second and moved to third when the throw to second went high, but was stranded at third when Kory Casto grounded out.
Portland starter Zach Yarbrough turned in an impressive outing in his second start of the year. He allowed only two runs on six hits while striking out seven in seven innings, but got no decision. Portland fell to 16-21 on the season with the loss.
The Huskies and Pilots wrap up the two-game series with another 3:00 p.m. game Wednesday.
LINESCORE Non-Conference Game Washington 4, Portland 2, 11 innings Washington 100 001 000 02 -- 4 7 3 Portland 000 200 000 00 -- 2 3 0 Shawn Kohn, Mike Bomar (10), Scott Robertson (11) and Ben Johnson, Tim Rice (10). Zach Yarbrough, Justin Ballweber (8), Kyle Bebout (11) and Brock Griffin. W - Bomar (1-0). L - Bebout (1-5). Sv - Robertson (6). 2B - UW, Brandon Jacobson, Jay Garthwaite, Bryan Johnson 2, Tila Reynolds, UP, Matt Hollod. HR - UW, Tyler Davidson (3). T - 3:00. A - 97.