Stanford Completes Three-Game Sweep
March 25, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. - No. 1-ranked Stanford completed a three-game sweep of the Washington baseball teamSunday at Sunken Diamond, handing the Huskies a 13-4 loss. Stanford took game one ofthe series, 9-3, and won on Saturday, 9-0.
The Cardinal (21-5 overall, 3-0 in the Pac-10) improved to 13-1 at home this season.Stanford has won 19 of its last 21 games since starting the year 2-3. Over its last 13 games,Stanford has allowed only 24 runs. Washington fell to 13-7 overall and 2-4 in the Pac-10,but the Huskies are done playing USC and Stanford, the top two teams in the conferenceaccording to the preseason league predictions.
The game took an early turn when, with no score going to the bottom of the second, Huskysophomore starter Sean White felt pain in his right shoulder during his warmup throws andhad to leave the game. Senior Jeff Carlsen (0-1) replaced White, but quickly surrenderedtwo runs. After loading the bases on a double, a single and a walk, Carlsen got a doubleplay that scored one run, but a second came across when Chris O'Riordan singled to right,scoring Sam Fuld.
Scott Dragicevich's two-run single was the highlight of Stanford's four-run third inning asCarlsen was chased from the game. The Cardinal would tack on five more in the fourth totake an 11-0 lead before the Huskies could get on the board. Carlos Quentin's two-runhomer in the eighth closed out the scoring for the Cardinal.
The UW broke a string of 14 straight scoreless innings, scoring two in the sixth.Ben Miller doubled to score Chad Yarbrough and then scored two batters later on a doubleplay groundout. In the sixth, the Huskies scored twice more. With runners at second andthird and one out, Stanford reliever Mike Gosling balked to send Jefferson Thiel home andthen threw a wild pitch to allow John Otness to score.
Miller finished the day with two doubles, going 3-for-5. Washington had the leadoff batteraboard in each of the first eight innings, but left 11 men on base, including nine in scoringposition.
Stanford starter Tim Cunningham didn't last long enough (four and two-thirds) to get thewin, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks. Mike Gosling (1-0) fanned six in threeand one-third frames for the victory in relief.
The Huskies return to Seattle for their next five games. Tuesday night, the Huskies playhost to Puget Sound before California comes to Husky Ballpark for a three-gameconference series next Friday through Sunday. The following Tuesday, April 3, PacificLutheran closes out the homestand with a 6:30 game. All five of those games, except thisTuesday's vs. UPS, will air live on KSRB AM-1150.
LINESCOREPac-10 Conference Game#1 Stanford 13, Washington 4Washington 000 022 000 -- 4 9 2Stanford 024 500 02x -- 13 13 0Sean White, Jeff Carlsen (2), Matt Gardner (3), Shawn Kohn (4) and Chad Yarbrough,Tim Rice (8). Tim Cunningham, Mike Gosling (5), J.D. Willcox and Ken Tirpack. W -Gosling (1-0). L - Carlsen (1-1). 2B - UW, John Otness, Ben Miller 2, SU, ScottDragicevich, Jason VanMeetren. HR - SU, Carlos Quentin (3). T - 3:24. A - 2487.