Carlsen Pitches Baseball to Win, 12-8
February 26, 1999
LAS VEGAS - Sophomore Jeff Carlsen held Nevada to one run on seven hits in seven innings of work to lead the Washington baseball team to a 12-8 win Friday at the UNLV/Coors Desert Classic.
Carlsen, a righty from Poulsbo, improved to 2-0 with the victory, allowing only one walk while fanning five. The Huskies upped their record to 6-3 on the year while Nevada dropped to 9-5.
The Huskies cruised to a 10-0 lead after five innings, scoring in four of the first five frames. In the first, Ed Erickson's two-run single staked the Dawgs to a 2-0 lead. Washington then scored five runs in the second, including three on a home run from Erickson.
In the fourth inning, UW catcher Dominic Woody belted a two-run homer, his seventh round-tripper in only nine games this season. Bryan Williamson finished the day with three singles and made a pair of diving catches in right field. Second baseman Marc Rittenhouse went 2-for-5.
Carlsen held the Wolf Pack scoreless through the first five innings. In the sixth, Nevada finally plated an unearned run when Don Price singled home Joe Inglett.
Starter Matthew Rainer (3-2) threw four innings, allowing nine runs on seven hits, to take the loss for Nevada. Price led the Wolf Pack with four hits -- including a double and a homer -- and five RBI.
Nevada, down 11-1 after seven innings, made it interesting in the late-going by scoring four runs and three more in the ninth. The Wolf Pack brought the tying run to the plate with the bases loaded and two out, but UW closer Matt Massingale retired the only batter he faced for his third save of the year.
The Huskies play the Classic's host school, UNLV, Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
LINESCORE UNLV/Coors Desert Classic, Las Vegas Washington 12, Nevada-Reno 8 Washington 250 210 101 -- 12 11 2 Nevada 000 001 043 -- 8 17 1Jeff Carlsen, Taylor Grant (8), Matt Gardner (9), Matt Massingale (9) and Dominic Woody, Jake Gann (8). Matthew Rainer, Christan Johnsen (5), Garret D'Antoni (7) and Matt Ortiz, Brent Cordell (7).
W - Carlsen (2-0). L - Rainer (3-2). Sv - Massingale (3).
2B - UNR, Don Price; UW, Marc Rittenhouse, Kyle Woods.