Kohn Ties Record As UW Beats UA, 7-3
May 24, 2002
SEATTLE - Senior Shawn Kohn tied the Washington school record for wins in a season andMichael Done belted a grand slam, leading the Husky baseball team to a 7-3 winover Arizona Friday night at Husky Ballpark in the first game of a season-endingthree-game series.
The win kept the Huskies (14-8 Pac-10, 29-24-1 overall) in a tie for secondplace in the Pac-10 Conference. Washington is tied with Stanford, a winner overWashington State Friday night, a half-game back of USC, which was tied 4-4 inthe 11th inning with UCLA late Friday evening.
Kohn, a righty from Woodinville, tied the Husky single-season victories record,improving to 11-4 on the season. He now shares the mark with Jake Kringen, whoposted 11 wins in 1997. Kohn went the distance for the eighth time this season,marking the most complete games by a UW pitcher since 1986. He allowed threeruns on seven hits while walking one and fanning four.
Trailing 1-0 going into the bottom of the seventh, Washington got the tying andgo-ahead runs when junior Jay Garthwaite (Kent/Kent-Meridian) belted his 15thhome run of the year over the center field fence with Aaron Hathaway(Vancouver/Columbia River) on board.
The Huskies put the game away with five runs in the eighth. After freshmanKyle Larsen (Redmond/Eastlake) was intentionally walked, junior Tyler Davidson(Edmonds/Meadowdale) doubled to the gap in right-center to drive inTaylor Johnson (Vancouver/Skyview) from second.
After Garthwaite was intentionally walked to load the bases, Done, a senior fromLittleton, Colo., blasted a grand slam to right for his 11th home run of theseason.
Kohn was perfect through the first four and one-third innings before allowing aclean single to left field by Arizona DH Richard Mercado. Nothing came of thathit, but in the sixth, the Wildcats got on the scoreboard when Clayton Briedsingled, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a single from BrianAnderson.
The Wildcats tacked on two more runs in the top of the ninth. Moises Durandoubled and scored on a double from catcher Chris Cunningham. Cunningham camehome on a Pat Reilly single.
UA starter Sean Rierson (7-5) suffered the loss for Arizona (8-14 Pac-10, 30-23overall). Rierson allowed five runs on nine hits over seven and one-thirdinnings.
The Huskies and Wildcats continue the three-game series Saturday at 1:00 p.m.Sunday's regular-season finale also starts at 1:00 p.m.
LINESCOREPac-10 Conference BaseballWashington 7, Arizona 3Arizona 000 001 002 -- 3 6 0Washington 000 000 25x -- 7 10 0Sean Rierson, Chris Goodman (8) and Chris Cunningham. Shawn Kohn andAaron Hathaway. W - Kohn (7-5). L - Rierson (11-4). 2B - UA, Moises Duran,Cunningham; UW, Tyler Davidson. HR - UW, Jay Garthwaite (15). T - 2:05. A - 508.