Isaacson, Garthwaite Fuel UW Baseball Win
May 5, 2002
SEATTLE - Greg Isaacson and Jay Garthwaite each hit three-run home runs during a seven-run fifthinning as the Washington baseball team handed UCLA a 9-5 loss Sunday at HuskyBallpark. With the victory, the Huskies won the weekend series, two games to one, andmoved one game behind first-place USC. The UW travels to face the Trojans nextweekend.
Sophomore Clay Johnson (Elma) threw a complete game to improve his record to 2-1 onthe season. The right-hander gave up 11 hits and four earned runs, but walked only oneand struck out eight. Washington, which has won three straight Pac-10 weekend series andnine of its last 12 overall, improved to 22-20-1 on the season and 10-5 in Pac-10 play.USC, which was idle this weekend, has an 11-4 league mark.
UCLA's Doug Silva, who was making only his second start of the season, suffered theloss despite not surrendering either of the Huskies' homers. Silva was relieved withrunners at first and third and no outs in the fifth inning. Dan Reid came on to face Isaacson,a sophomore from Aberdeen, who belted his first career home run over the right-field walland into Lake Washington, giving the UW a 5-1 lead.
After Isaacson's homer, reliever Wade Clark walked two batters and gave up an RBIdouble to Tyler Davidson (Edmonds/Meadowdale) before the Bruins' fourth pitcher of theinning, Kyle Wilson, came in. After getting a groundout, Wilson gave up the shot toGarthwaite (Kent/Kent-Meridian), his 11th of the year.
The Bruins (21-28 overall, 6-9 Pac-10) got two home runs from catcher Josh Arhart, hissixth and seventh of the season, and another from Brandon Averill in the ninth. However,Arhart's first came with no runners on, as did Averill's. Arhart finished 2-for-4 with threeRBI while Ryan McCarthy and Casey Grzecka each added two hits for the visitors.
Isaacson, a walk-on second baseman, went 2-for-4 with four runs batted in whileGarthwaite, who also had a sacrifice fly in the fourth, also collected four RBI while going1-for-3. Davidson and freshman right fielder Taylor Johnson (Vancouver/Skyview) eachhad two hits.
The Huskies take on Portland Tuesday and Wednesday at Husky Ballpark before travellingto Los Angeles to face USC Friday through Sunday. Tuesday's Portland game, as well asall three from L.A., will air live on the radio on KKNW AM-1150.
LINESCOREPac-10 Conference BaseballWashington 9, UCLA 5UCLA 000 102 101 -- 5 11 0Washington 001 170 00x -- 9 9 1Doug Silva, Dan Reid (5), Wade Clark (5), Kyle Wilson (5) and Josh Arhart.Clay Johnson and Aaron Hathaway. W - C. Johnson (2-1). L - Silva (0-3). 2B - UCLA,Casey Grzecka; UW, Tyler Davidson, Taylor Johnson. HR - UCLA, Arhart 2 (7),Brandon Averill (5); UW, Greg Isaacson (1), Jay Garthwaite (11). T - 2:42. A - 667.