May 8, 2001
SEATTLE - Senior Jeff Carlsen threw five and one-third innings to earn his 24th career victory as the Washington baseball team beat Portland, 10-5, in a non-conference game Tuesday night at Husky Ballpark.
Carlsen, now 2-2 on the year, ranks second in UW career victories behind Mike Smith, who won 27 games from 1978 to 1980. Carlsen, a 6-foot-7 righty from Poulsbo, Wash., entered the year with 22 career wins, but has struggled to recover from off-season shoulder surgery and was making only his sixth start. He allowed three runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out none for the win.
The Huskies (28-16) jumped on Portland starter Jeff Cambers (2-2) in the first, taking advantage of three walks in the inning. Brandon Jacobson walked to lead off and, after a Marc Rittenhouse single, Jay Garthwaite belted a double that scored both runners. After stealing third, Garthwaite eventually scored on a groundout to give the Huskies a 3-0 lead.
Portland, however, stormed back with three of its own in the second inning as Steve Chamberlain and Brock Griffin hit back-to-back homers over the right-field fence. Chamberlain's homer came with a man aboard and at the end of the half inning, the Pilots had tied the score at 3-3.
Washington, without the benefit of a hit, scored a run in the bottom of the second to take a 4-3 lead. Jefferson Thiel walked, moved to second on a walk and to third on a passed ball before scoring on a sacrifice fly from Rittenhouse. Washington made it 5-3 in the third when Tyler Davidson walked, stole second and scored on a Tila Reynolds double.
The Huskies scored two more in the seventh and after the Pilots posted two in the seventh, Washington came back with three more after the seventh-inning stretch to extend its lead to 10-5. Five different Huskies -- Rittenhouse, Garthwaite, Reynolds, Thiel and Duggan Moran -- ended the game with two RBI each. Reynolds, Davidson and Rittenhouse each had two hits.
The Huskies and Pilots (20-30) close out the two-game series Wednesday with a 4:00 p.m. game.
LINESCORE Non-Conference Game Washington 10, Portland 5 Portland 030 000 200 -- 5 11 1 Washington 311 002 30x -- 10 8 1 Jeff Cambers, Justin Ballweber (3), Mike Padgett (5), Matt Hollod (7) and Brock Griffin. Jeff Carlsen, Matt Gardner (6), Tyler Shepple (7), Mike Bomar (8), Scott Robertson (9) and Jefferson Thiel. W - Carlsen (2-2). L - Cambers (2-2). 2B - UP, Cory Lunde 2, Matt Allen, UW, Jay Garthwaite, Tila Reynolds, Thiel. HR - UP, Steve Chamberlain (3), Griffin (4). T - 3:09. A - 414.