May 10, 2013
SEATTLE - Washington scored two each in the eighth and ninth to overcome a 4-0 deficit, but Utah scored a run in the 10th to edge the Huskies, 5-4, Friday night at Husky Ballpark.
Washington (17-30 overall, 8-14 in the Pac-12), having scored a pair in the eighth, continued its comeback in the ninth as Parker Guinn and Duncan Hendrickson singled to open the inning. After a bunt, a wild pitch allowed Guinn to score and pinch runner Erik Forgione to move to third. Andrew Ely was hit by a pitch and Robert Pehl bounced a single past the shortstop, sending in Forgione to tie it at 4-4.
However, in the 10th, with a runner at first and two outs, a bloop single from Braden Anderson dropped into left to keep the inning alive. Cory Hunt followed by singling off the glove of the diving UW third baseman, scoring what proved to be the winning run.
Utah reliever Luke West (3-2) pitched the final one and two-thirds innings for the win, striking out all five he faced. He came on in the ninth and fanned two in a row to end the UW rally. Husky reliever Zach Wright (2-5) took the loss, allowing one run in one-plus inning of work.
Utah starter Mitch Watrous held the UW scoreless over the first seven innings and ended up allowing two runs on eight hits and no walks with five strikeouts.
Neither team mounted much of a scoring threat in the early going, though both teams routinely put runners on base. Utah's 1-2-3 inning in the fourth was the only time either team was retired in order through the first four frames.
In the fifth, the Utes finally broke through. Cody Scaggari single and Anderson was hit by a pitch. The two of them pulled off a double steal to put runners at second and third for Hunt, whose fly to center brought home Scaggari. Trey Nielsen followed with a long double to center to bring home Anderson, giving the Utes a 2-0 lead.
In the sixth, Utah's Tyler Relf led off with a single. After stealing second base, he came home on a two-out single from Wyler Smith. Scaggari followed with a single to move Smith to third, and an errant throw on a double-steal attempt allowed Smith to score, making it a 4-0 game.
The Huskies loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth, but Watrous got a foul pop to end the inning.
Washington finally got on the board in the eighth. Ely led off with his fourth single of the night and, running on the pitch, he scored on a double from Camporeale. A pinch-hit single from Ryan Wiggins brought Camporeale home, cutting the Utes' lead in half at 4-2.
The Huskies and Utes play both Saturday and Sunday at noon. Both games will air live on the Pac-12 Networks.
|Linescore - May 10, 2013|
|Utah 5, Washington 4|