Kohn Pitched Second Straight Shutout
April 12, 2001
LOS ANGELES - Junior Shawn Kohn pitched his second consecutive shutout to lead the Washingtonbaseball team to a 2-0 win over UCLA in a Pac-10 game Thursday night at JackieRobinson Stadium.
Kohn (4-0), a righty from Woodinville, was making only his third career start after 39prior relief appearances. Last Friday at Hawaii-Hilo, Kohn tossed a two-hit shutout in agame that was shortened to eight innings due to rain. In three starts, Kohn has allowedonly one run (and it was unearned) in 23 innings of work. Against UCLA, he surrenderedfour hits, all singles, while fanning six.
UCLA starter Jon Brandt (3-4) was the tough-luck loser, as he allowed only six hits andthree runs, but only one was earned. UCLA fell to 22-12 overall and 4-6 in the Pac-10while Washington broke a six-game Pac-10 losing streak to improve to 19-11 overall and3-7 in the conference. The game was the 500th of Husky head coach Ken Knutson'scareer. His record now stands at 304-196.
Kohn retired the first 13 Bruins in order to begin the game before UCLA finally struck inthe bottom of the fifth. Back-to-back singles from Josh Arhart and Brandon Averill, and awalk to Randall Shelley, loaded the bases with one out, but Kohn coaxed a 1-2-3 doubleplay from shorstop Preston Griffin to work out of the jam.
The Huskies took advantage of a Bruin error to post a run in the top of the first. Ben Millerlead off the game reaching on a fielding error by Griffin. After moving to second on agroundout, Miller scored when Jay Garthwaite singled to left. In the third, Michael Donedoubled, moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a sacrifice fly from Tyler Davidsonto give Washington a 2-0 edge.
Kohn held UCLA designated hitter Brian Baron hitless in four at bats. Baron entered theweek leading the NCAA in batting at .519.
The Huskies and Bruins play once again Friday night at 6:00 p.m. and close out the three-game series Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
LINESCOREPac-10 Conference GameWashington 3, UCLA 0Washington 101 000 001 -- 3 6 1UCLA 000 000 000 -- 0 4 2Shawn Kohn and Ben Johnson. Jon Brandt and Josh Arhart. W - Kohn (4-0). L - Brandt(3-4). 2B - UW, Michael Done, John Otness. T - 2:01. A - 255.