Huskies Shut Out Portland, 10-0

May 7, 2002

SEATTLE - Five Husky pitchers -- including freshmen David Dowling, Will Fenton,Jamie Hawkins and Josh Conover -- combined for a six-hit shutout as theWashington baseball team blanked Portland, 10-0, Tuesday night at Husky Ballparkin the first game of a two-game, non-conference series. The last time the twoteams faced eachother on March 2 of this season, the Huskies also won, 10-0.

Dowling, from Kirkland's Juanita High, picked up the win, allowing two hits andstriking out four in a four-inning start. Fenton (Kingston/North Kitsap) gave upa single in two innings of relief and Bainbridge Island's Hawkins struck out twoin one, no-hit inning. Conover, from Lake Washington High, gave up a single inthe eighth and junior Tyler Shepple (Arvada, Colo.) closed out the game with aone-hit ninth.

The Huskies (23-20-1) got the scoring started in the first. A leadoff doublefrom Greg Isaacson (Aberdeen) and a single from Aaron Hathaway(Vancouver/Columbia River) put runners at first and third for freshmanKyle Larsen (Redmond/Eastlake), whose sacrifice fly drove home Isaacson.

After Hathaway stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch, DH John Otness(Tacoma/Wilson) made it 2-0 with a double. Only a tremendous diving catch forthe third out by Pilots center fielder Trevor Hahn on a line drive fromJay Garthwaite (Kent/Kent-Meridian) ended the rally.

The UW tacked on another three runs in the second. Michael Done (Littleton,Colo.) walked and eventually came around on a single from Tila Reynolds(Renton/Liberty). Reynolds stole second and then scored when shortstop TravisHanson threw wild trying to throw out Hathaway at first. Hathaway moved tosecond when the errant throw reached the dugout and then scored to make it 5-0when Larsen singled through the right side.

Back-to-back, two-out doubles from Larsen and Tyler Davidson(Edmonds/Meadowdale) off of UP reliever Matt Coleman led to a sixth Husky run inthe fourth inning. In the fifth, Garthwaite and freshman right fielderTaylor Johnson (Vancouver/Skyview) connected for solo homers off of Hahn, whomoved from center field to throw one inning of relief, to give the UW a 8-0lead.

Larsen, who finished 3-for-3 with two doubles, hit his second two-bagger in thesixth and then came around on another hit from Davidson, this one a single, asthe Huskies stretched their lead to 9-0. A bases-loaded walk to Brandon Jacobson(Issaquah) in the ninth capped the UW scoring.

Portland starter Brule Speck (1-2) worked only two innings in the loss, allowingfive runs (three earned) on five hits. The Pilots fell to 21-24 on the season.Hahn led the Pilots' offense with two of his team's five hits.

The Huskies take on Portland again Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. beforeheading to Los Angeles to take on USC in a big three-game Pac-10 series Fridaythrough Sunday.

LINESCORENon-Conference BaseballWashington 10, Portland 0Portland       000 000 000 --  0  6 2Washington     230 121 01x -- 10 13 0Brule Speck, Jeff Cambers (3), Matt Coleman (4), Trevor Hahn (5), Matt Hollod(6), Brad Stewart (7) and Brock Griffin, Joe Watson (6). David Dowling,Will Fenton (5), Jamie Hawkins (7), Josh Conover (8), Tyler Shepple (9) andAaron Hathaway, Ben Johnson (7). W - Dowling (2-3). L - Speck (1-2). 2B - UP,Kory Casto; UW, Greg Isaacson, John Otness, Kyle Larsen 2, Tyler Davidson,Steve Ramsey. HR - UW, Jay Garthwaite (12), Taylor Johnson (2). T - 2:49. A - 439.
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