Pitching Leads UW To Sweep Of SJU, 1-0 And 9-1
March 3, 2012
SEATTLE - Husky pitchers limited Saint Joseph's to one run on a total of five hits over two games as the Washington baseball team swept a doubleheader, 1-0 and 9-1, Saturday at Husky Ballpark.
West (2-0) pitched the first six innings, allowing just a single while striking out two. Fredendall worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save. The game took only one hour and 18 minutes to play.
In the nightcap, UW starter Austin Voth (2-0) allowed a run on three hits over six innings for the victory. Freshman Tyler Davis added two innings of one-hit relief and Adam Cimber pitched a perfect ninth to close it out.
Washington improved to 7-3 on the season with its third and fourth consecutive wins. Saint Joseph's fell to 1-7.
Both teams were hitless in game one before UW freshman shortstop Erik Forgione knocked a one-out double in the third. After moving to third on a wild pitch, Forgione came home on a Jayce Ray groundout to give Washington the 1-0 edge.
West retired the first 13 Hawks hitters before catcher Brian O'Keefe reached on a ground ball single up the middle with one out in the fifth.
SJU starter Kyle Mullen (0-3) nearly matched the Husky pitchers, allowing just one run on two hits in a complete game, but suffered the loss nonetheless.
In the second game, Saint Joseph's took the early lead with a run in the third. Ryan Pater led off the inning with a walk. After stealing second and moving to third on a groundout, he scored on a two-out single from O'Keefe, staking the visitors to a 1-0 lead.
Washington answered in the bottom of the third. Trevor Mitsui was hit by a pitch to open the inning. After moving up to third on a bunt and a groundout, he scored on a two-out single from Ray, tying the score at 1-1.
In the fourth, the Huskies moved in front. The Huskies opened the inning with consecutive singles from Joe Meggs, Robert Pehl and Branden Berry, with Berry's scoring Meggs from third to give the UW a 2-1 lead. Jacob Lamb followed by belted a double to deep left field, scoring another.
Pehl and Berry opened the sixth with back-to-back singles and Lamb came through with a single to right-center, driving in Pehl. Michael Camporeale plated Berry with a sacrifice fly and Lamb scored on a two-out single from Ty Afenir to push the Husky lead to 6-1.
In the seventh, Pehl walked and Berry doubled before a single from Lamb drove in another. Berry also scored on the play as a throw home went to the backstop. A groundout from Mitsui drove in Lamb, who'd advanced to third on the error, increasing Washington's lead to 9-1.
Lamb finished the nightcap 3-for-4 with three RBI while Berry was also 3-for-4.
SJU starter Alex Pracher (0-3), a Stanford transfer, took the loss in game two. In five-plus innings, he allowed five runs on eight hits.
Washington and Saint Joseph's will play another doubleheader Sunday, making up the game that was rained out on Friday. First pitch is 1:00 p.m. at Husky Ballpark.