Kohn Fans 11 As Huskies Beat Utah, 11-2

March 1, 2002

SEATTLE - Shawn Kohn tied a career high with 11 strikeouts to lead the Washington baseball team to an 11-2 winover Utah Friday in the Huskies' home opener at Husky Ballpark.

Kohn, a senior from Woodinville, allowed one run over seven innings to improve to 3-0 on the year. Hewalked only one and surrendered five hits. Last season, Kohn struck out 11 on two occassions, againstPortland and Oregon State. Washington upped its record to 6-3 with the victory while Utah fell to 8-8.

Junior Brandon Jacobson (Issaquah) got the Huskies on the board in the second inning, when his two-outsingle drove in a pair of runs. Washington posted two more in the third when DH Bryan Johnson(Ephrata) belted a two-run homer, his fourth of the season.

In the fourth, the Huskies made it 6-0, scoring two more runs without the benefit of a hit. CatcherAaron Hathaway (Vancouver/Columbia River) was hit by a pitch and eventually scored thanks to a pair ofUte errors. Jacobson reached on one of those two errors, stole second and third and score on a sacrificefly from right fielder Tyler Davidson (Edmonds/Meadowdale).

The Huskies broke the game open in the sixth, scoring four runs on two-run singles from Jay Garthwaite(Kent/Kent-Meridian) and Hathaway.

Utah avoided the shutout in the seventh when center fielder Matt Ciaramella connected for a two-out solohome run, his second of the year. The Utes added another in the eighth on an RBI single from NateWeese.

Utah starter Jason Wylie fell to 3-2 with the loss, allowing six runs (three earned) on six hits over fourinnings. He walked three and struck out six.

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

LINESCOREWashington 11, Utah 2Utah           000 000 110 --  2  7 4Washington     022 204 10x -- 11 13 1Jason Wylie, Sean Overholt (5), Clay Westmoreland (6), Dan Owen (7), Dan Simonsen (8) and DonaldHawes. Shawn Kohn, Zack Daniels (8), Josh Conover (9) and Aaron Hathaway, Tim Rice (7). W - Kohn(3-0). L - Wylie (3-2). 2B - Utah, Jed Chrisman, Adam Castleton, UW, Jeremiah Porter. 3B - UW,Tila Reynolds. HR - Utah, Matt Ciaramella (2), UW, Bryan Johnson (4). T - 2:48. A - 452.
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