West Leads Huskies To 3-0 Shutout At Irvine
Feb. 24, 2012
IRVINE, Calif. - Junior Aaron West's six-inning, three-hit pitching performance led the way as the Washington baseball team blanked UC Irvine, 3-0, Friday night at Anteater Ballpark.
West, a right-hander from Snohomish, went six innings for the win, his first decision of the season. He gave up three singles and one walk while striking out two. West allowed only one Anteater to reach second base. Freshman Tyler Davis gave up just one hit over the seventh and eighth innings behind West, and Joshua Fredendall pitched a perfect ninth to complete the four-hit shutout and pick up his second save.
UC Irvine starter Matt Whitehouse (0-1) suffered the loss. He gave up three runs on eight hits while striking out six over five innings as the Anteaters fell to 3-2.
Washington (3-2) scored the game's first runs in the second inning. Pehl singled and moved to second on a wild pitch before scoring when Michael Camporeale doubled down the left-field line. After a walk and a pair of outs, Forgione's two-out single plated Camporeale, giving the Huskies an early 2-0 lead.
In the meantime, West was at the top of his game. He retired 10 of the first 11 batters he faced, the only exception a walk, before surrendering his first hit on a one-out single in the fourth. By the middle of the sixth inning, the Huskies had out-hit the Anteaters, 10-1.
In the sixth, after two quick outs, D.J. Crumlich and Jordan Fox reached on back-to-back singles, the first time the Anteaters had a runner advance past first base.
Fox finished the game with two of Irvine's four hits.
The Huskies and Anteaters continue the series with 1:00 p.m. games both Saturday and Sunday.