UW Sweeps Portland Series With 8-4 Win
May 8, 2002
SEATTLE - The Washington baseball team will head into its big weekend series at USC on afour-game winning streak after completing a two-game sweep of Portland with a 8-4 win Wednesday afternoon at Husky Ballpark.
Sophomore second baseman Greg Isaacson (Aberdeen) led the Husky offense withthree runs batted in while senior Michael Done (Littleton, Colo.) and freshmenKyle Larsen (Redmond/Eastlake) and Taylor Johnson (Vancouver/Skyview) eachcontributed two of the Huskies' 11 hits on the day.
After neither team mounted much of a threat through the first three and a halfinnings, the UW finally broke open the scoring in the bottom of the fourth.Right fielder Taylor Johnson led off the inning with a solo homer, his second inas many days against the Pilots and third of the season. After two walks and asingle loaded the bases, leadoff hitter Isaacson singled to center to plate tworuns, giving the Huskies a 3-0 lead.
Former Husky and current UP first baseman Matt Hollod answered for his new teamin the top of the fifth as he led off with a home run, his fourth of the year.Washington got the lead back to three runs in the bottom of the fifth whenTyler Davidson (Edmonds/Meadowdale) doubled off the wall in center field andscored when Jay Garthwaite (Kent/Kent-Meridian) laced a double down the left-field line.
The Pilots pulled two runs back in the sixth on run-scoring singles from DHBryan Dearinger and second baseman Jared Mora, cutting the UW lead to 4-3.Washington added a fifth run in the bottom of the inning when a two-out singlefrom Larsen drove in Isaacson, who had walked.
Washington (24-20-1) got three more in the seventh to put the game away. Donedrove in Johnson with a single before scoring on a fielder's choice fromIsaacson. Freshman Nick Batkoski (Federal Way), who had doubled, scored on awild pitch to give Washington an 8-3 lead.
Husky senior Zack Daniels (Fircrest/Charles Wright) picked up his first win ofthe season (1-0), allowing one run on four hits in five innings of work. UPreliever Jeff Cambers, from Shoreline, took the loss, surrendering three runs inan inning and one-third. Hollod, who tripled and scored in the eighth, led theoffense for Portland (21-25) while Mora finished 3-for-4 with two runs battedin.
Next up, the Huskies travel to face No. 20 USC in a battle for Pac-10 supremacy.The Huskies (10-5 in league play enter the three-game series at Dedeaux Fieldone game behind the first-place Trojans, who are 11-4 in the Pac-10. All threegames -- Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. -- will airlive on KKNW AM-1150.
LINESCORENon-Conference BaseballWashington 8, Portland 4Portland 000 012 010 -- 4 12 3Washington 000 311 30x -- 8 11 1Zach Yarbrough, Jeff Cambers (3), Brule Speck (4), Matt Coleman (7), BradStewart (8) and Joe Watson. Zack Daniels, Brian Carter (6), Scott Robertson (8),Jeff Petersen (9) and Ben Johnson, Aaron Hathaway (8). W - Daniels (1-0). L -Cambers (0-3). 2B - UW, Tyler Davidson, Jay Garthwaite, Nick Batkoski. 3B - UP,Matt Hollod. HR - UP, Hollod (4); UW, Taylor Johnson (3). T - 3:00. A - 300.