May 1, 2010
SEATTLE - Andrew Kittredge pitched seven and one-third strong innings as the Washington baseball team scored two in the first and never trailed in an 8-1 win over No. 21 Stanford Saturday night at Safeco Field.
A crowd of 2,258 watched the game at the home of the Seattle Mariners. It was the UW's fifth game at Safeco over the last four seasons.
Washington improved to 23-19 on the season and 7-7 in the Pac-10 with the victory, its second straight over the Cardinal, who dropped to 21-16 and 10-7.
Kittredge, a sophomore from Spokane, improved to 6-3 with the win. He gave up one run on six hits while striking out eight. Adam Cimber pitched the final one and two-thirds to close out the victory.
Stanford starter Jordan Pries (3-2) suffered the loss. He gave up six runs (only three earned) on five hits in four and one-third innings.
Washington opened the scoring with two runs in the first. After Doug Cherry was hit by a pitch and moved to third on a Jacob Lamb single, Pierce Rankin dumped a single to left to score Cherry. Chase Anselment followed with a ground ball to first, but first baseman Jonathan Kaskow's throw to second to get Rankin was off course, allowing Lamb to score on the error.
In the top of the second, Kaskow led off with a single and eventually scored on a two-out single from Zach Jones to cut the Husky lead to 2-1.
The Huskies upped their lead to 4-1 with two more in the third. Cherry led off with a double and moved to third on an errant pickoff attempt. Lamb was then hit by a pitch and stole second to set the scene for Anselment, who drove both of them in with a sharp single down the right-field line.
In the fourth, David Bentrott singled, stole second and moved to third on an error before scoring on a groundout from Cherry. Then in the fifth, Anselment walked and eventually scored from third on a Bradley Boyer sacrifice fly, stretching the lead to 6-1.
In the eighth, Boyer led off with a single and, after advancing on a bunt, scored from second on a single from Cherry. In the same inning, Sean Meehan was hit by a pitch and eventually scored from third on a ground ball from Lamb.
The Huskies and Cardinal wrap up the series Sunday with a 12 noon game at Husky Ballpark. The game time is different than the originally scheduled time.
LINESCORE Pac-10 Conference Washington 8, #21 Stanford 1 Stanford 010 000 000 -- 1 7 4 Washington 202 110 02x -- 8 8 0 Jordan Pries, Chris Reed (5), Chris Jenkins (7) and Zach Jones. Andrew Kittredge, Adam Cimber (8) and Pierce Rankin. W - Kittredge (6-3). L - Pries (3-2). 2B - SU, Kenny Diekroeger; UW, Doug Cherry. T - 2:47. A - 2,258. Records: STAN 21-16, 10-7 Pac-10; UW 23-19, 7-7 Pac-10.