Dawgs Use Seven Pitchers In 6-4 Win Over Pilots
April 24, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Washington baseball team used seven pitchers and got a pair of RBI from freshman Branden Berry to edge Portland, 6-4, in a non-conference game Tuesday at Joe Etzel Field.
Sophomore Austin Voth (6-1) started and was credited with the victory, giving up one run on one hit in his two innings of work. Freshman Jared Fisher contributed a pair of scoreless innings in the third and fourth and Nick Palewicz worked two innings in the late-going, allowing one hit and no runs.
In the ninth, the Pilots got two aboard on a pair of two-out walks, but Aaron West, usually the Huskies' Friday night starter, came on and struck out the final batter to earn the save.
Washington improved to 21-17 with the victory while the Pilots fell to 21-15.
In the bottom of the first, the Pilots got on the board when Kris Kauppila led off with a walk and then scored on a long, two-out double from Turner Gill, staking Portland to a 1-0 lead.
The Huskies drew even at 1-1 in the top of the second as Chase Anselment was hit by a pitch and eventually came in to score on a double from Berry.
In the third, the Huskies took advantage of an early error to score three runs. After a Jacob Lamb single, Michael Camporeale hit a grounder to short that looked like a double-play ball, but an error meant that everyone was safe. After a single from Anselment loaded the bases, Trevor Mitsui was hit by a pitch to force in a run. A single from Berry and a sacrifice fly from Robert Pehl brought home two more to give Washington a 4-1 lead.
The score remained the same until the bottom of the sixth, when Gill jumped on the first pitch of the inning for his fourth home run of the season.
Portland got the lead back to just one run in the bottom of the seventh. Singles from Bo Cornish and Nick Armenta put runners at the corners for Gill, whose groundout to second drove in Cornish to make it a 5-4 Husky edge.
In the ninth, Husky shortstop Erik Forgione doubled, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a balk to give the UW its sixth run.
The Huskies remain on the road for their next six games. This weekend, the UW travels to Salt Lake City for a three-game series at Utah. The following weekend, the Huskies go to USC.