White Takes Perfect Game Into Seventh In 9-2 Win Over CSUN
March 14, 2003
SEATTLE - Senior Sean White carried a perfect game into the seventh inning and finished havingallowed two runs on three hits over seven innings as the Washington baseball teamincreased its winning streak to eight games with a 9-2 win over Cal State Northridge Fridaynight at Husky Ballpark.
Washington (12-6), which notched 16 hits on the day, got a pair of solo home runs fromjunior designated hitter Chad Boudon, a University of Hawaii transfer from Shoreline. Leftfielder Mike Wagner also hit one out for the Huskies.
White, a right-hander from Mercer Island, retired the first 18 Matador batters in order untilcenter fielder Keith Bowman led off the seventh. Bowman bounced what looked to be aneasy-out grounder down the first-base line, but the ball hit the bag, took a high hop and thethrow to White covering at first was not in time.
The Matadors (5-19) went on to post two more singles and score two runs in the inning asthe next three batters after Bowman reached base. White, however, struck out thefollowing two hitters and catcher Aaron Hathaway picked Michael Paulk off of first to endthe inning. White fanned eight in the game.
Washington scored a run in the first to take a 1-0 lead. With the bases loaded and two outs,right fielder Taylor Johnson lined a single to right field to drive in Justin Drake. In thesecond, Drake tripled to drive in Tila Reynolds and the Huskies' lead was 2-0.
Boudon led off the third inning with his fourth home run of the season to increase the leadto 3-0. Later that inning, with the bases loaded and two outs, Drake struck out, but the ballgot past catcher Brian Lake, allowing Johnson to score from third.
A leadoff homer from Wagner, his sixth of the year, in the fourth made it 5-0. In the sixth,the Huskies added four more. Boudon led off with his second home run of the game andfifth of the year to get it started. Later, with the bases loaded, second basemanGreg Isaacson was hit by a pitch to force in a run. Reynolds followed with a sacrifice fly toplate another and John Otness crossed the plate on a passed ball to make it 9-0.
CSUN lefty Eddy Camacho, a JC transfer making his first start for the Matadors, workedfive innings, allowing five runs, to take the loss, falling to 1-5 on the season.
Otness, Johnson and Hathaway each finished the game with three hits for Washington.
The Huskies and Matadors continue the three-game series Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. game.Live radio coverage of the game -- as well as Sunday's 1:00 p.m. series finale -- will air onKKNW AM-1150.
LINESCOREWashington 9, CS Northridge 2CS Northridge 000 000 200 -- 2 4 0Washington 112 104 00x -- 9 16 0Eddy Camacho, Justin Zarley (6) and Brian Lake. Sean White,Josh Conover (8) and Aaron Hathaway. W - White (2-3). L -Camacho (1-5). 2B - UW, John Otness, Taylor Johnson. 3B - UW,Justin Drake. HR - UW, Chad Boudon 2(5), Mike Wagner (6). T -2:52. A - 257. Records: CSUN 5-19; UW 12-6.