Huskies Three-Hit T-Birds In 17-0 Shutout

March 11, 2001

SEATTLE - Six pitchers combined to throw a three-hit shutout and Husky batters pounded out 22 hitsas the Washington baseball team beat Southern Utah, 17-0, at Husky Ballpark Sunday,completing a three-game series sweep.

The Huskies' top highlight probably came from senior starting pitcher Jeff Carlsen (1-0),who made his first appearance of the year after recovering from off-season shouldersurgery. Carlsen worked three perfect innings, striking out six of the nine batters he faced.

In the process, Carlsen, a 6-foot-7 righty from Poulsbo, became only the third Husky everto record more than 200 strikeouts (202) and took over sole possession of second place incareer wins, with his 23rd. By college rule, a starter may earn a win despite pitching fewerthan five innings if his number of innings is pre-determined.

The Huskies (9-3) jumped in front from the start, scoring six runs in both the first andsecond inning. The first seven UW batters got on board to start the game, and freshmanDH Mike Wagner had a pair of two-run singles before the second inning was over. UWsecond baseman Marc Rittenhouse, who went 4-for-4 before leaving the game, was 3-for-3with two doubles in the first two innings alone.

Wagner finished the day 3-for-4 with four RBI. Right fielder Jay Garthwaite was 2-for-4with three RBI and first baseman Bryan Johnson batted 3-for-5 with four runs batted in.The Huskies got solo home runs from catcher Jefferson Thiel and first basemanDuggan Moran, who replaced Johnson. In all, 24 Huskies played in the game.

The Thunderbirds' only three hits on the day were two singles from Curtis Jacobsen and aanother from Ken Parker. Justin Kittrell (0-5) took the loss for Southern Utah (1-15).

The Huskies take the week off for finals before opening Pac-10 Conference play nextSaturday through Monday vs. USC at Husky Ballpark.

LINESCOREat Husky BallparkWashington 17, Southern Utah 0Southern Utah    000 000 000 --  0  3 1Washington       661 020 11x -- 17 22 0Justin Kittrell, Steven Stoker (2), Wes Matthews (2), Cody Hunter (6), Bryan Ball (8) andChris Nelson. Jeff Carlsen, Zack Daniels (4), Brian Barton (6), Matt Gardner (7),Shawn Kohn (8), Scott Robertson (9) and Jefferson Thiel, Tim Rice (5), Ben Johnson (8).W - Carlsen (1-0). L - Kittrell (0-5). 2B - UW, Bryan Johnson, Marc Rittenhouse 2,Jay Garthwaite, Justin Drake. 3B - UW, Br. Johnson. HR - UW, Thiel (2),Duggan Moran (1). T - 2:22. A - 414.
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