Davis Pitches UW To 7-3 Win Over CSUB
March 24, 2012
SEATTLE - Freshman Tyler Davis stretched his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 22 and one-third before finally allowing a run, leading the Washington baseball team to a 7-3 win over CSU Bakersfield Saturday at Husky Ballpark.
Davis (2-0), a freshman from Mountain View, Calif., was making his second college start after having thrown six shutout innings for a win over Oregon last Saturday.
Against the Roadrunners, he allowed just four hits (two of them infield hits), and didn't allow a runner to reach beyond second base until a seventh-inning homer broke his scoreless innings streak. He struck out seven and walked none in seven innings of work for the win.
Washington (14-7) scored the game's first runs with a two-out rally in the second inning. Pehl got it started with a two-out double and then, after Joe Meggs was hit by a pitch, he scored on a single from shortstop Erik Forgione, his former classmate at W.F. West High in Chehalis, Wash.
Center fielder Jayce Ray followed with a double down the left-field line, scoring Meggs to give the Huskies a 2-0 lead after two innings.
The Huskies continued their scoring in the third. With one out, Michael Camporeale laced a double into the left-field corner. After Jacob Lamb walked, a single from Branden Berry drove in one, and an error in the outfield allowed Lamb to come in as well. Pehl followed with a single to bring in Berry, increasing the lead to 5-0.
Davis finally had his consecutive scoreless innings streak come to and end with two outs in the seventh when CSUB catcher Frank Martinez belted a solo homer to left field, his first of the season.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Huskies answered as Anselment and Camporeale opened the inning with back-to-back solo homers. It was the second of the year for Anselment and the third for Camporeale.
Bakersfield plated two more runs in the eighth inning when Garrett Pierce led off with a single and eventually scored on a groundout from Jordie Hein. Hein later came around on an Oscar Sanay single to cut the Huskies' advantage to 7-3.
CSUB starter Scott Brattvet (1-3) suffered the loss. He gave up seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits over six-plus innings, leaving the game after the back-to-back homers to begin the seventh.
Martinez led the Roadrunners offensively, going 2-for-3 with a double and a homer. Bakersfield fell to 7-13 in the loss.
The Huskies and Roadrunners close out the three-game series Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. game.