Bats Power Huskies To 10-5 Win At Cal Poly
March 11, 2012
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The Washington baseball team racked up 12 hits, including eight for extra bases, as the Huskies beat Cal Poly, 10-5, Sunday at Baggett Stadium.
Center fielder Jayce Ray went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and three runs batted in to lead the Huskies (10-5). Jacob Lamb added two doubles and two RBI and Michael Camporeale hit a two-run homer for the UW.
Husky sophomore starter Austin Voth (3-0) picked up the victory. He went five innings, allowing three runs (two earned) while striking out four. Poly starter Kyle Brueggemann (2-1) was charged with the loss. In his two and one-third innings of work, he surrendered four runs on five hits.
The Huskies jumped out to the early lead in the first as Joe Meggs, who was hit by a pitch, scored on a long double from catcher Chase Anselment. Branden Berry followed with a single to right, driving in Anselment to stake the visitors to a 2-0 lead.
In the second, freshman shortstop Erik Forgione drew a one-out walk and then scored when Ray tripled over the head of the left fielder, increasing the lead to 3-0.
In the third, the Huskies broke the game wide open. After a double from Berry, Camporeale belted a two-out, two-run homer to left field, his second of the season. Trevor Mitsui and Erik Forgione followed with singles and a double from Ray drove both of them in, upping the advantage to 7-0.
Cal Poly (11-5) didn't notch its first hit until the third and broke through in the runs column in the fourth. With one aboard and one out, Nick Torres hit his second homer of the season out to right-center, cutting the Husky lead to 7-2.
In the fifth, the Mustangs got another run back when Evan Busby tripled and scored on a Mike Miller groundout.
In the sixth, the Huskies added three runs. A sacrifice fly from Anselment drove in Meggs and a two-out, two-run double from Lamb, his second two-bagger of the day, brought in two more, putting the UW lead at 10-3.
Cal Poly closed in with single runs in the sixth and seventh, cutting the UW lead to 10-5. But sophomore Nick Palewicz gave up just one run over the seventh and eighth innings and Joshua Fredendall pitched the ninth to close out the victory.
Torres led the way for Cal Poly, finishing the game 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI.
Washington returns home for the coming week. Tuesday, the Huskies play host to Portland at 5:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oregon visits Husky Ballpark for the first Pac-12 series of the season.