Huskies And Riverside Split Frigid Twinbill
March 8, 2002
SEATTLE - Despite arriving this morning to a field covered with two to three inches of snow, theWashington baseball team managed to play a doubleheader with UC Riverside Friday atHusky Ballpark, winning game one, 6-1, before falling in game two, 7-4.
Senior Shawn Kohn (Woodinville) went the distance in game one, earning the victory toimprove to 4-0 on the year. Kohn allowed six hits, walked on and struck out six in hissecond complete game of the season. Through four starts, he's allowed only 17 hits, threeruns and three walks in 30 innings.
The Huskies (8-6) scored all the run they'd need in game one in the second inning whenfreshman Kyle Larsen (Redmond/Eastlake) doubled home Jay Garthwaite (Kent/Kent-Meridian) and a single from catcher Aaron Hathaway (Vancouver/Columbia River) drove inLarsen to put the Huskies in front 2-0.
Hathaway finished game one 3-for-4 with two runs batted in while Larsen went 2-for-4with a pair of doubles.
UCR ace Chris Smith (4-2) suffered the game one loss, allowing five earned runs over sixand one-third innings.
In game two, Riverside's Julio Fernandez (2-2) threw a complete game to pick up the win.He allowed four runs (two earned) on only five hits.
Tim Faulkner and Scott Powis each hit solo homers in game to for the Highlanders (14-7).Washington, down 7-2 entering the eighth, got a two-run blast from Garthwaite, his thirdof the season. In the ninth, the Huskies got the tying run to the plate after a single fromBen Johnson (Bellevue) and a walk to Tila Reynolds (Renton/Liberty), but Michael Done(Littleton, Colo.) lined out sharply to center to end the game.
Reynolds, whose hitting streak reached 13 games after he went 1-for-2 in the opener, sawthe streak broken in the nightcap as he went 0-for-3, reaching on a walk and a hit-by-pitch.Freshman David Dowling (Kirkland/Juanita) threw five innings, allowing four runs (twoearned) in his first career start and took the loss to go to 0-1.
The Huskies and Highlanders will not play Saturday, as originally scheduled, due toforecasts of bad weather. They will, however, play the series finale Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
LINESCORESGAME ONE -- Washington 6, UC Riverside 1UC Riverside 000 010 000 -- 1 6 0Washington 020 020 11x -- 6 10 0Chris Smith, Matt Thiessen (7), David Gibson (8), Brian Hoff (8) and Jimmy Anderson.Shawn Kohn and Aaron Hathaway. W - Kohn (4-0). L - Smith (4-2). 2B - UCR,Anderson, Randy Blood, UW, Jay Garthwaite, Kyle Larsen 2. 3B - UW, Tyler Davidson.T - 2:37.
GAME TWO -- UC Riverside 7, Washington 4UC Riverside 011 021 200 -- 7 8 2Washington 001 100 020 -- 4 5 3Julio Fernandez and Jimmy Anderson. David Dowling, Trevor Gibson (6),Scott Robertson (7), Brian Carter (8), Greg Colburn (9) and Ben Johnson. W - Fernandez (2-2). L - Dowling (0-1). 2B - UCR, Brian Wahlbrink. HR - UCR, Tim Faulkner (1),Scott Powis (1), UW, Jay Garthwaite (3). T - 3:10. A - 290.