Kohn Suffers First Loss As ASU Wins, 13-6
March 30, 2002
MESA, Ariz. - Husky ace Shawn Kohn suffered his first loss of the season Saturday as the Washingtonbaseball team fell to 15th-ranked Arizona State, 13-6, as the Devils came back after a lossin the series opener to win the three-game set, two games to one.
Kohn, a senior from Woodinville, had won each of his previous six starts entering thegame, but gave up an uncharacteristic 14 hits in six innings of work. The right-handerallowed eight runs (six earned) while walking two and striking out six.
The Devils (4-2 Pac-10, 20-10 overall) pitched by committee, sending junior CarlosAguello to the mound for his first career start. Arguello, who relieved in Thursday's game,lasted only three and one-third innings, allowing two runs on five hits.
Down 7-2, the Huskies (1-2, 12-10-1) drew to within three runs in the sixth whensophomore left fielder Mike Wagner (Woodinville) belted a long, two-run homer over theleft field fence, his first of the season.
In the seventh, junior Jay Garthwaite (Kent/Kent-Meridian) went the opposite way with atwo-run homer to cut the ASU lead to one run at 7-6. The homer was Garthwaite's ninth ofthe year and fourth in five games this week. Last year, he led the team with 46 runs battedin, but already has 42 RBI through only 23 games in 2002.
The Devils, however, drew away with four runs in the seventh. After loading the bases ona double, a single and a walk, Husky reliever Trevor Gibson (Enumclaw) was nearly outof the jam thanks to a popout and a strikeout, but a wild pitch allowed one run to score andreliever Tyler Shepple (Arvada, Colo.) walked in a run and then gave up a two-run singleto DH Jeff Larish to give ASU an 11-6 lead.
Garthwaite, who also drove in a pair of runs with a single in the third, finished 2-for-4with four runs batted in. ASU was led by three hits each from Dustin Pedroia and DennisWyrick and a 2-for-4 outing from Jeremy West, who cracked a double and a home run.
Arguello, despite the short outing, was credited with the win to improve to 1-0.
The Huskies return to Husky Ballpark this Tuesday and Wednesday for 6:30 p.m. gamesagainst Gonzaga before hitting the road next weekend to play a three-game series againstMissouri in Columbia, Mo.
LINESCOREPac-10 Conference Game#15 Arizona State 13, Washington 6Washington 002 002 200 -- 6 9 1Arizona St. 212 020 42x -- 13 19 2Shawn Kohn, Trevor Gibson (7), Tyler Shepple (7), Greg Colburn (8), Josh Conoverand Aaron Hathaway. Carlos Arguello, Mark Sopko (4), J.J. Jackson (7), Ryan Schroyer(8) and Cesar Castillo. W - Arguello (1-0). L - Kohn (6-1). 2B - UW, Mike Wagner,Tyler Davidson, ASU, Jeremy West, Andre Ethier. HR - UW, Mike Wagner (1),Jay Garthwaite (9), ASU, West (8). T - 3:13. A - 2,637.