Kohn Masterful In 5-1 Win At Fresno State

Feb. 22, 2002

FRESNO, Calif. - Senior Shawn Kohn carried a no-hitter through five and one-third innings andworked a three-hit complete game to lead Washington to a 5-1 win over FresnoState Friday night at Beiden Field.

Kohn, a right-hander from Woodinville, walked one in the second and hit a batterin the fifth, but didn't allow a hit until there was one out the sixth, whenleadoff hitter Chris Patrick bounced a chopper to third and beat out the throwto first. Second baseman Scott Beshears followed Patrick with a clean single tocenter field.

With two out in the eighth, the Bulldogs avoided the shutout as Patrick drove apitch off the left field foul pole for a solo home run. Kohn finished havingallowed only the three hits while striking out eight and walking one.

Kohn (2-0), who threw five shutout innings last week in a win over Missouri onopening day, has thrown 14 innings this season, allowing only six hits, one walkand one run.

'Shawn was vintage Kohn tonight,' said UW coach Ken Knutson. 'He had greatcommand all night. He threw the fastball and the curve for strikes and he madethem hit a lot of balls to our defense.'

Washington jumped on struggling FSU ace Bob Runyon in the first, touching thepreseason All-American for five runs. After a sacrifice fly by first basemanBryan Johnson (Ephrata) plated one run, sophomore DH Steve Ramsey(Redmond/Eastlake) singled to score another.

Junior Jay Garthwaite (Kent/Kent-Meridian) followed with a three-run homer, hisfirst of 2002, over the scoreboard in left field to give the Huskies a 5-0 edgeafter half an inning.

Runyon settled in quickly after the rough start, allowing only two hits over thenext eight innings. He nonetheless suffered the loss, falling to 1-3 on theseason in a complete-game effort.

The Huskies and Bulldogs continue the three-game series Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

LINESCOREWashington 5, Fresno State 1Washington     500 000 000 -- 5 6 0Fresno St.     000 000 010 -- 1 3 2Shawn Kohn and Aaron Hathaway. Bob Runyon and Ben Fritz. W - Kohn (2-0). L -Runyon (1-3). HR - UW, Jay Garthwaite (1), FSU, Chris Patrick (2). T - 1:59. A -3098.
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