Petersen One-Hits Northridge in 11-0 Win
March 15, 2003
SEATTLE - Jeff Petersen threw a one-hit shutout as the Washington baseball team extended its winningstreak to nine games with an 11-0 win over Cal State Northridge Saturday in the second-game of a three-game series at Husky Ballpark.
Petersen (1-1), a junior righty from Kentwood High, faced only three batters over theminimum in his nine innings of work and let only one Matador get past first base. He hitthree batters, gave up a single to Dominick Phillips in the third and walked one, but got twodouble plays. He also struck out six in the longest outing of his career.
Friday night in the first game of the series, the Huskies held CSUN to only four hits asstarter Sean White took a perfect game into the seventh inning.
The Huskies' nine-game win streak is their longest since the 1997 season, when the strungtogether two separate 11-game streaks.
Washington (13-6), unbeaten in the nine games this year that it has scored the game's firstrun, took a 1-0 lead in the third. Brent Lillibridge walked, stole second and moved to thirdon an error before scoring on a Justin Drake sacrifice fly.
The Huskies took advantage of another CSUN error in the fourth to score two more.Mike Wagner singled, stole second and scored when second baseman Jesse Perez' throwon a Taylor Johnson groundout went wide of first. Later in the inning, a groundout fromLillibridge drove in Johnson and the Huskies led, 3-0.
In the fifth, Drake belted his first homer of the season to lead off the inning. Drake, whomissed most of the last two seasons with a variety of injuries, hadn't homered in nearlythree years since belting one May 19, 2000.
The UW would go on to score five in the fifth. After the homer, a pair of walks and twoouts, Aaron Hathaway singled to drive in a run. Another came across on Perez' seconderror of the game and the last two scored when Lillibridge blooped a double to right.
Freshman Kyle Jean (0-2) started and suffered the loss for the Matadors (5-20), workingfour innings.
The Huskies and Matadors close out the three-game series Sunday with a 12 noon game.NOTE: GAME TIME HAS CHANGED FROM 1 P.M. TO NOON. Live radio coverage ofthe game will air on KKNW AM-1150.
LINESCOREWashington 11, CS Northridge 0CS Northridge 000 000 000 -- 0 1 3Washington 001 250 02x -- 11 12 0Kyle Jean, Scott Robertson (5), Jimmy Brettl (6) and BrettCayton, Randy Akasaka (8). Jeff Petersen and Aaron Hathaway,Ben Johnson (8). W - Petersen (1-1). L - Jean (0-2). 2B - UW,Kyle Larsen, Brent Lillibridge, Nick Batkoski. HR - UW,Justin Drake (1). T - 2:40. A - 322. Records: CSUN 5-20; UW13-6.
NOTE: Sunday's series finale has been changed to a noon start.