March 3, 2001
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -
The Washington baseball team improved its record to 5-1 with a doubleheader sweep of UC Riverside Saturday at Riverside Sports Complex. The Huskies won game one, 12-5, before taking the nightcap, 12-2.
In game one, the Huskies got four runs batted in from left fielder Jay Garthwaite and three from right fielder Tyler Davidson inside of the first four innings as the Dawgs jumped out to an early lead. Garthwaite finished the game 3-for-4 with three RBI and a double. Center fielder Brandon Jacobson went 3-for-4 with the Huskies' first home run of the season, a solo shot in the fifth.
Tila Reynolds finished game one with three hits in three at bats while Jefferson Thiel and Mike Wagner each had two hits, with Wagner doubling twice. Riverside got three hits from sophomore Randy Blood.
Sophomore Sean White (2-0) fanned eight batters in five innings for his second victory of the year, allowing four runs on seven hits. Freshman reliever Trevor Gibson allowed only one run over the last four innings for the save in his first career outing. UCR starter Julio Fernandez (1-1) took the game one loss.
In game two, Garthwaite opened the scoring in the second when he led off by belting a line drive over the center field wall. In the third, Garthwaite's single drove in two more runs to give UW a 3-0 lead. The Huskies made it 5-0 in the fourth when Andre Marshall doubled to score Duggan Moran and then scored on a single from Bryan Johnson.
Husky freshman starter Clay Johnson (1-0) no-hit the Highlanders through the first four innings, but UCR came up with two runs on three hits. Adam Seuss doubled and scored on a Tim Faulker single and Brian Wahlbrink, who had walked, scored on a single from Blood.
Johnson picked up his first college win, allowing three hits and two runs while striking out four in five innings. Chris Smith (2-4) worked four innings in the loss. UCR fell to 4-13 on the season with the two losses.
Husky sophomore Bryan Johnson capped a seven-run seventh in game two with a grand slam. Garthwaite finished the doubleheader 5-for-7 with seven RBI.
The Huskies and UCR are scheduled to play a 1:00 p.m. game Sunday to close out the series.
Game One -- at Riverside Sports Complex Washington 12, UC Riverside 5 Washington 203 511 000 -- 12 19 0 UC Riverside 002 111 000 -- 5 11 0 Sean White, Trevor Gibson (6) and Jefferson Thiel, Tim Rice (6). Julio Fernandez, Drew Murphy (3), Matt Thiessen (4), Keith Smith (9) and Jimmy Anderson, Jason Collette (9). W- White (2-0). L - Fernandez (1-1). Sv - Gibson (1). 2B - UW, Tyler Davidson, Jay Garthwaite, Mike Wagner 2, Tila Reynolds, John Otness, UCR, Brian Wahlbrink, Anderson. HR - UW, Brandon Jacobson (1). T - 3:28.
Game Two -- Washington 12, UC Riverside 2 Washington 012 200 7 -- 12 13 0 UC Riverside 000 020 0 -- 2 4 3 Clay Johnson, Mike Bomar (6) and Jefferson Thiel, Tim Rice (7). Chris Smith, Chad Spiker (5), Bryan Kaye (7) and John Pestorich. W- Johnson (1-0). L - Smith (2-4). Sv - Bomar (1). 2B - UW, Andre Marshall, UCR, Adam Seuss. HR - UW, Jay Garthwaite (1), Bryan Johnson (1). T - 2:51. A - 385.