March 24, 2008
SEATTLE - Right fielder Kyle Conley's seventh-inning solo homer broke a scoreless tie and starter Cam Nobles combined with reliever Paul Dickey on a four-hit shutout as the Washington baseball team won its ninth straight, 5-0, over Hawaii-Hilo Monday at Husky Ballpark.
The shutout marked the Huskies' fourth in its last seven games. Washington improved to 14-6 on the season with the win while the Vulcans fell to 7-12.
Nobles (2-0), a sophomore from Mill Creek, held Hawaii-Hilo to just two hits and two walks while striking out six in his seven innings. Junior Paul Dickey worked the final two innings to complete the shutout and earn his third save.
Neither team was able to string together anything resembling a threat through the first five innings of the game. Hilo didn't get a runner past first base until sixth when Keoni Manago walked an moved to second on a wild pitch. The Vulcans nearly went in front then, but Alvis Satele's short fly to right field was snagged on a sliding catch from Conley to end the inning.
In the meantime, the Huskies had put only four runners on base until the seventh, when Conley's one-out, opposite-field homer broke the deadlock. After Conley's long ball, Brian Pearl walked and senior catcher Joey Dunn belted a two-run homer to center. The homers were the third of the year for both Husky hitters.
In the eighth, the UW tacked on two more when Pearl hit a two-run, two-out double.
UHH starter Joe Davis (1-3), who stymied the Huskies up until the seventh, suffered the loss, allowing three runs over six and one-third innings.
The Huskies and Vulcans play another game Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. before wrapping up the series Wednesday with a 1:00 p.m. game.
LINESCORE Non-Conference Game Washington 5, Hawaii-Hilo 0 Hawaii-Hilo 000 000 000 -- 0 4 0 Washington 000 000 32x -- 5 7 1 Joe Davis, Christian Stephenson (7) and Peter Rodgers. Cam Nobles, Paul Dickey (8) and Joey Dunn. W - Nobles (2-0). L - Davis (1-3). Sv - Dickey (3). 2B - UHH, Ronel Trias; UW, Michael Burgher, Brian Pearl. HR - UW, Kyle Conley (3), Dunn (3). T - 2:22. A - 275. Records: UHH 7-12; UW 14-6.