May 17, 2013
PASCO, Wash. - A crowd of 2,739 watched as the Washington baseball team took advantage of a pair of errors in the eighth, scoring two runs to break a 2-2 tie and beat Washington State, 4-3, at GESA Stadium.
The Huskies improved to 11-14 in the Pac-12 and 20-31 overall. Washington State, which scored a run in the ninth to close the gap, dropped to 8-17 in the conference and 21-28 on the season. The game was played at the home of the Northwest League's Tri-City Dust Devils.
Husky reliever Tyler Davis (2-7) pitched two scoreless innings for the win while Trevor Dunlap earned his fourth save, working the final two frames. Starter Jared Fisher gave up two runs in his five innings of work.
Cougar starter Joe Pistorese (5-4) allowed four runs, two of them unearned, over seven and one-third innings in the loss.
Tied at 2-2, the Huskies took advantage of a pair of miscues in the eighth to take the lead for good. Jayce Ray led off the eighth with a double. After an out, Michael Camporeale reached on an error to put runners at first and second. When both runners took off, the throw to third to try and get Ray got past the base, allowing Ray to score. A squeeze bunt from pinch hitter Brian Wolfe brought home Camporeale to put the Huskies back in front at 4-2.
WSU replied by taking the lead in the bottom of the third. With two outs and runner at first and second, Jason Monda singled to right, bringing home Trace Tam Sing.
In the fourth, the Huskies took advantage of a WSU miscue to draw even. UW sophomore Andrew Ely reached on an error to open the inning. After moving to second on a ground ball and to third on a single, Ely scored on a bunt from Camporeale to even the score at 1-1.
In the bottom of the fifth, Washington State loaded the bases on a pair of singles and a walk. However, Fisher coaxed a grounder back to the mound from Collin Slaybaugh and started a double play with a throw to the plate. After a walk reloaded the bases, a groundout to first ended the inning with the 1-1 tie still in tact.
Washington took its first lead in the sixth. Ely doubled and, after a bunt, Robert Pehl walked to put runners at the corners with one out. After a popout, Trevor Mitsui came through with a single, driving in Ely to put the Huskies in front, 2-1.
The UW held the lead only briefly, however, as the Cougars posted the tying run in the bottom of the sixth. Adam Nelubowich led off with a single and eventually scored from third on an infield single from P.J. Jones to tie it at 2-2.
In the ninth, WSU's Trek Stemp reached on an error and Monda singled with one out. After a flyout put runners at first and third, Adam Nelubowich hit a two-out single to drive in a run. But Dunlap got a groundout to end the game and preserve the win.
The series continues with games Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Pasco.
|Linescore - May 17, 2013|
|Washington 4, Washington State 3|