ASU Hammers Huskies In The Rain, 17-1
May 14, 2001
SEATTLE - Arizona State erupted for nine runs in the third inning en route to a 17-1 rout ofWashington Monday at Husky Ballpark, completing a sweep of the team's three-game Pac-10 series. The game was called after seven innings due to rain, which began in the secondinning and never abated.
The 18th-ranked Devils improved to 34-16-1 on the season and 12-9 in Pac-10 play,assuring themselves of at least a .500 record in the league. Washington, which was moreor less eliminated from any chance at the postseason with Sunday's loss, fell to 29-19overall and 7-14 in conference play.
The Devils entered the third with a 2-1 lead. In the inning, all of ASU's nine runs camewith two outs. With the bases loaded and two outs, Mike Lopez walked to send in a runbefore Jeff Phelps doubled down the left-field line to plate three more. After Phelps scoredon a Ryan McKenna single, two more runs came in on an error and catcher Casey Myerscapped the inning with a two-run double.
ASU starter Eric Doble (2-2) worked six innings for the victory, allowing one run on fivehits while striking out four. UW sophomore starter Sean White (3-3) suffered the loss,giving up five earned runs in two and one-third innings.
Washington's only run came in the second when sophomore designated hitterBryan Johnson hit a solo home run.
Myers finished the day 2-for-4 with four RBI as he also hit a two-run double in ASU'sfour-run sixth. Nick Walsh was 3-for-4 with two runs batted in and Phelps went 1-for-4with four RBI.
The Huskies close out the home schedule Tuesday with a 3:00 p.m. doubleheader vs.Gonzaga. The second game of the doubleheader will air on KSRB AM-1150, a lateaddition to the broadcast schedule. There will be no game Wednesday as the Bulldogs needto depart Seattle earlier than anticipated to take part in the West Coast Conferencechampionship at Pepperdine.
LINESCOREPac-10 Conference Game#18 Arizona State 17, Washington 1Arizona St. 029 204 0 -- 17 13 1Washington 010 000 0 -- 1 6 1game halted after seven due to rainEric Doble, Ty Johnson (7) and Casey Myers, Cesar Castillo (7). Sean White,Matt Gardner (3), Randy Vanderplow (3), Trevor Gibson (7) and Jefferson Thiel,Ben Johnson (6). W - Doble (2-2). L - White (3-3). 2B - ASU, Myers 2, Brooks Conrad,Jeff Phelps. HR - UW, Bryan Johnson (4). T - 2:57. A - 224.