Kunes Holds UW To Three Hits In 8-1 UCLA win.

May 3, 2002

SEATTLE - UCLA starter Mike Kunes threw a three-hit complete game to lead the Bruins to an8-1 win over the Washington baseball team Friday night at Husky Ballpark in thefirst game of a three-game Pac-10 series.

Kunes, a junior lefty from Chatsworth, Calif., upped his record to 7-3 on theseason while the Bruins improved to 21-26 overall and 6-7 in the conference.Kunes allowed a single, a double and a solo homer -- all by UW right fielderTyler Davidson (Edmonds/Meadowdale) -- while walking only one and striking outseven in his first career complete game. He faced only four batters over theminimum on the night.

Husky starter Shawn Kohn, a senior from Woodinville, fell to 9-3, allowing 13hits and eight runs in seven and two-thirds innings. He walked one(intentionally) and struck out six. Washington, still in second place in thePac-10, fell to 20-20-1 on the season and 8-5 in the Pac-10.

Kohn, who'd allowed only one run total over his last outings (both completegames), gave up four to the Bruins over the first five innings. In the first,Rashad Parker singled and Wes Whisler doubled to put runners at second and thirdfor catcher Josh Arhart, who grounded out to plate the run.

Nick Lyon, a senior from Monroe, Wash., belted a solo homer in the second, andin the fourth, he doubled and eventually came around on a fielder's choicegrounder from right fielder Matt Thayer.

Whisler's ninth homer of the season, a solo shot to left in the fifth, gave theBruins a 4-0 lead.

UCLA tacked on four more in the eighth. Adam Berry's double drove in one run andRyan McCarthy sent home another with a sacrifice fly before Thayer plated thefinal two Bruin runs with a single.

The Huskies avoided the shutout when Davidson belted his seventh homer of theyear with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.

Whisler finished with three hits on the day, adding a single to his double andhomer. McCarthy, Arhart, Lyon and third baseman Brandon Averill each added twohits.

The Huskies and Bruins play the second game of the series Saturday at 1:00 p.m.The game will air live on Fox Sports Net and on radio at KKNW AM-1150.

LINESCOREPac-10 Conference BaseballUCLA 8, Washington 1UCLA           110 110 040 -- 8 13 0Washington     000 000 001 -- 1  3 1Mike Kunes and Josh Arhart. Shawn Kohn, Scott Robertson (8) and Aaron Hathaway.W - Kunes (7-3). L - Kohn (9-3). 2B - Wes Whisler, Arhart, Nick Lyon, AdamBerry. HR - UCLA, Lyon (2), Whisler (9); UW, Davidson (7). T - 2:14. A - 624.
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