Heaverlo Shuts Out CSUN, Becomes UW Ks King
April 18, 1999
SEATTLE - All-American Jeff Heaverlo broke the Washington career strikeout record and threw a five-hit shutout Sunday to lead the Huskies to a 6-0 win over Cal State Northridge in a non-conference game at Husky Ballpark. With the win, the Huskies won their fifth in a row and swept the three-game series from the Matadors.
Heaverlo, a junior from Ephrata, Wash., entered the day needing six Ks to pass Jake Kringen (1995- 97) as the Huskies' career strikeouts leader and finished with 11, giving him 265 for his career. For the day, he allowed four singles and a double and also walked three to improve to 8-1 on the season.
Heaverlo's 93 strikeouts this season are second-most in UW history behind Kringen's 110 in 1997, and with at least five more starts remaining in the season, he's likely to break that record.
Sunday, he out-dueled CSUN ace Jim DeBiase, who beat the Huskies on Feb. 20 in a game at Northridge. DeBiase (7-4) worked six innings, allowing five runs, to take the loss.
Washington (24-12 overall, 7-5 Pac-10) scored all the runs it would need in the second inning when third baseman Kevin Ticen doubled home a pair of runs. Center fielder Nick Stefonick also contributed with a solo homer to center field in the fifth and left fielder Daniel Jahn went 2-for-4 with two doubles.
No Northridge player had more than one hit in the game and only one player reached third base against Heaverlo. The Matadors fell to 20-26 with the loss.
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., the Huskies continue their eight-game homestand with a non-conference game against St. Martin's (Wash.). Next weekend, the Dawgs welcome Oregon State to Husky Ballpark for a three-game conference series.
LINESCORE Non-Conference Washington 6, CS Northridge 0 CS Northridge 000 000 000 -- 0 5 1 Washington 020 210 10x -- 6 10 1 Jim DeBiase, Trevor Gray (7), Josh Goldberg (7), Michael Rainer (8) and Jeremy Sickles. Jeff Heaverlo and Dominic Woody. W - Heaverlo (8-1). L - DeBiase (7-4). 2B - CSUN, Daniel Phillips; UW, Daniel Jahn 2, Kevin Ticen, Bryan Williamson. HR - UW, Nick Stefonick (6). T - 2:27. A - 408.