April 12, 2001
LOS ANGELES - Junior Shawn Kohn pitched his second consecutive shutout to lead the Washington baseball team to a 2-0 win over UCLA in a Pac-10 game Thursday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Kohn (4-0), a righty from Woodinville, was making only his third career start after 39 prior relief appearances. Last Friday at Hawaii-Hilo, Kohn tossed a two-hit shutout in a game that was shortened to eight innings due to rain. In three starts, Kohn has allowed only one run (and it was unearned) in 23 innings of work. Against UCLA, he surrendered four hits, all singles, while fanning six.
UCLA starter Jon Brandt (3-4) was the tough-luck loser, as he allowed only six hits and three runs, but only one was earned. UCLA fell to 22-12 overall and 4-6 in the Pac-10 while Washington broke a six-game Pac-10 losing streak to improve to 19-11 overall and 3-7 in the conference. The game was the 500th of Husky head coach Ken Knutson's career. His record now stands at 304-196.
Kohn retired the first 13 Bruins in order to begin the game before UCLA finally struck in the bottom of the fifth. Back-to-back singles from Josh Arhart and Brandon Averill, and a walk to Randall Shelley, loaded the bases with one out, but Kohn coaxed a 1-2-3 double play from shorstop Preston Griffin to work out of the jam.
The Huskies took advantage of a Bruin error to post a run in the top of the first. Ben Miller lead off the game reaching on a fielding error by Griffin. After moving to second on a groundout, Miller scored when Jay Garthwaite singled to left. In the third, Michael Done doubled, moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a sacrifice fly from Tyler Davidson to give Washington a 2-0 edge.
Kohn held UCLA designated hitter Brian Baron hitless in four at bats. Baron entered the week leading the NCAA in batting at .519.
The Huskies and Bruins play once again Friday night at 6:00 p.m. and close out the three- game series Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
LINESCORE Pac-10 Conference Game Washington 3, UCLA 0 Washington 101 000 001 -- 3 6 1 UCLA 000 000 000 -- 0 4 2 Shawn Kohn and Ben Johnson. Jon Brandt and Josh Arhart. W - Kohn (4-0). L - Brandt (3-4). 2B - UW, Michael Done, John Otness. T - 2:01. A - 255.