UW Belts Five Homers In Win Over UPS

March 28, 2001

SEATTLE - The Washington baseball team belted five home runs en route to a 14-7 victory over PugetSound Wednesday night in a non-conference game at Husky Ballpark. The game wasoriginally scheduled for Tuesday night, but was postponed by rain.

With the win, the Huskies (14-7 overall, 2-4 Pac-10) broke a three-game losing streak,with all three losses coming on the road at the hands of No. 1 Stanford.

Jay Garthwaite, Chad Yarbrough, Tyler Davidson, Tila Reynolds and Ben Miller all hithome runs for the Huskies, who scored in each of the first four innings. Yarbrough'shomer was the first career hit for the sophomore catcher from Seattle's Franklin High.

Freshman Jeff Petersen (1-0), in his first college start, took the win for the Huskies,allowing three runs over three innings. UPS starter Jason Gragg (0-1) surrendered sixearned runs over three innings in the loss. UPS fell to 10-14 on the season.

Right fielder Willie Keith led the Loggers' offense, going 2-for-3 with a solo homer in thesecond inning. Olin Wick batted 2-for-5 with three runs batted in.

Miller went 2-for-4 with a homer and two stolen bases for Washington. Freshman secondbaseman John Otness went 3-for-4 with a double, a steal and two runs and Bryan Johnsonbatted 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. The Huskies used 17 position players inthe game and three of the four UW pitchers were making either their first or second careerappearances.

The Huskies return to Pac-10 play this Friday through Sunday when California comes toHusky Ballpark for a three-game series. Friday's opener begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday andSunday's games are slated for 1:00 p.m. starts. All three games will air on KSRB AM-1150.

LINESCORENon-Conference GameWashington 14, Puget Sound 7Puget Sound   210 110 110 -- 7 11 3Washington    512 500 10x -- 14 16 2Jason Gragg, Jesse Draeger (4), Tim Friedman (7) and Aaron Saxe, Olin Wick (4).Jeff Petersen, Greg Colburn (4), Brian Carter (7), Brian Barton (9) and Chad Yarbrough,Ben Johnson (6), Tim Rice (9). W - Petersen (1-0). L - Gragg (0-1). 2B - UPS, Wick,Sam Bunnett, UW, John Otness. HR - UPS, Willie Keith (3), UW, Jay Garthwaite (3),Yarbrough (1), Tyler Davidson (1), Tila Reynolds (3), Ben Miller (1). T - 3:02. A - 197.
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