Stanford Ace Lifts Cardinal Past UW

March 23, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford ace Jeremy Guthrie improved his won-lost record to 6-0 as the top-rankedCardinal handed Washington a 9-3 loss Friday night at Sunken Diamond.

Guthrie, who entered the game with a 0.94 earned run average, actually saw that mark goup despite a strong outing. The sophomore, who spent the last two years on a Mormonmission, pitched eight innings, allowing three runs, two earnd on seven hits while strikingout nine.

The Cardinal broke a 1-1 tie with five runs in fourth inning and Guthrie took over fromthere. In the fourth, Stanford took advantage of a hit batter, a walk and error and a wildpitch to score their runs. The biggest hit of the inning was a two-run double from JasonVanMeetren.

Husky starter Tyler Shepple (0-3) gave up six runs on seven hits over three and two-thirdsinnings for the loss as Washington saw its four-game winning streak snapped. TheHuskies fell to 13-5 on the season and 2-2 in the Pac-10. The Cardinal, playing their firstconference game, improved to 19-5 and 1-0. Stanford has won 17 of its last 19 games.

Washington got to Guthrie for a run in the first when Done walked, stole second and scordon single up the middle from Bryan Johnson. Guthrie had gone 18 and two-thirds inningswithout allowing a run prior to the Huskies scoring.

Stanford evened the score at 1-1 with a run in the second. Andy Topham tripled down theright-field line to lead off and scored on a groundout by Sam Fuld.

The Huskies tacked on two more runs in the eighth. Michael Done singled and scoredwhen Tyler Davidson's double was misplayed, allowing Done to score from first andDavidson to move to third. Davidson scored when Johnson grounded out to third.

The Huskies and Cardinal continue the three-game series Saturday and Sunday with 1:00p.m. games. Both will air live in the Seattle area on KSRB AM-1150.

LINESCOREPac-10 Conference Game	#1 Stanford 9, Washington 3Washington  100 000 020 -- 3  7 1Stanford    010 510 20x -- 9 10 1Tyler Shepple, Mike Bomar (5), Trevor Gibson (8) and Tim Rice. Jeremy Guthrie, MikeWodnicki (9) and Ken Tirpack. W - Guthrie (6-0). L - Shepple (0-3). 2B - UW, Rice,Jay Garthwaite, SU, Sam Fuld, Jason Van Meetren. 3B - SU, Andy Topham. T - 2:33. A -1,946.
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