Kohn Gets 10th Win As Huskies Beat OSU, 6-5
May 17, 2002
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Senior Shawn Kohn became the 11th pitcher in Washington baseball history toreach double-figure victories in a season Friday as the Huskies beat OregonState, 6-5, at Coleman Field to open a three-game Pac-10 series.
The win kept the Huskies (12-7 Pac-10, 27-23-1 overall) in second place in theconference while Oregon State, which was swept last weekend at California, fellto 9-10 on the season and 30-19 overall with its fourth straight loss. OSU isfifth in the conference standings.
Kohn, a righty from Woodinville, allowed five runs on 10 hits while striking outfive for the win, breaking a personal two-game losing streak to improve to 10-4.His 10 wins lead the Pac-10.
Nine other Husky pitchers have won 10 games in a season, most recently JeffHeaverlo in 1999. The UW record for victories in a season is 11, set in 1997 byJake Kringen. Kohn also threw his seventh complete game of the year, tops in thePac-10 and most by a UW pitcher since 1987, when many games were only seveninnings.
The Huskies posted a run in the first inning when shortstop Tila Reynolds(Renton/Liberty) doubled and scored on a single from freshman first basemanKyle Larsen (Redmond/Eastlake), who finished with three hits in the game.Washington made it 2-0 in the top of the second when freshman catcherAaron Hathaway (Vancouver/Columbia River) led off the inning with his third homerun of the year. Hathaway went 2-for-4 in the game while Reynolds had three hitsin five at bats.
The Beavers got on the board with a two-out rally in the fourth. Andy Jarvis, aclassmate of Reynolds at Liberty High, reached on an error by Husky secondbaseman Greg Isaacson (Aberdeen). Left fielder Seth Pietsch followed with adouble in the wall in left and Jarvis narrowly avoided the tag at the plate toscore and cut the Husky lead to 2-1.
Washington increased its lead to 5-1 and chased OSU starter Ben Rowe with threeruns in the sixth inning. John Otness (Tacoma/Wilson) and Isaacson drove insingle runs with bases-loaded singles and a third runner came home whenTaylor Johnson (Vancouver/Skyview) reached on an error by Rowe.
OSU came back with a run in the bottom of the sixth. Brian Barden led off with asingle and then scored all the way from first when Jarvis dumped a double downthe left-field line. But Kohn stranded Jarvis at second by striking out the nexttwo OSU batters before a flyout to deep center ended the inning.
After Michael Done (Littleton, Colo.) drove in a run in the seventh to stretchthe Husky lead to 6-2, Aaron Mathews and Will Hudson hit back-to-back, two-outdoubles and Barden singled to drive in Hudson in the bottom of the seventh todraw the Beavers to a two-run deficit at 6-4.
In the bottom of the ninth, Hudson singled home Wick Udy to cut the lead Huskylead to the final score of 6-5 and Kohn hit Jarvis with a pitch to put runnersat first and second with two outs, but Seth Pietsch popped out to shallow rightto end the game.
Rowe (7-5) suffered the loss, allowing five runs on 10 hits over five and one-third innings. Hudson had three hits and two RBI to lead the Oregon Stateoffense.
The Huskies and Beavers go at it again Saturday at 1:00 p.m. There's no radiocoverage of the game in the Seattle area, but fans can listen to the OSUbroadcast at osubeavers.com.
LINESCOREPac-10 Conference BaseballWashington 6, Oregon State 5Washington 110 003 100 -- 6 14 4Oregon St. 000 101 201 -- 5 10 2Shawn Kohn and Aaron Hathaway. Ben Rowe, Mike Ekstrom (6), Jake Postlewait (8),Ty Kline (9) and Paul Richie, Wick Udy (8). W - Kohn (10-4). L - Rowe (7-5). 2B- UW, Tila Reynolds, Tyler Davidson; OSU, Seth Pietsch, Andy Jarvis, AaronMathews, Will Hudson, Pat Stevens. HR - UW, Hathaway (3). T - 3:11. A - 1,374.
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