USC Baseball Falls To Washington In Double Header, 7-6 and 7-3
March 19, 2001
The Washington baseball team, which had never won a three-game seriesagainst USC, swept a doubleheader Monday, winning 7-6 in 10 innings in thefirst game and 7-3 in the second, to take the first Pac-10 Conference seriesof the season, two games to one.
The Huskies (11-4 overall, 2-1 Pac-10) moved into a tie with both UCLA andArizona State for first place in the conference standings. Washingtonentered Monday's games with only two wins in 24 games all-time against USC.The Huskies won one game in the 1996 Pac-10 Championship series against theTrojans and took one of three games in a regular season series in 1999.
Washington rallied from a 6-0 deficit to win the opener Monday, scoring fiveruns in the seventh and one in the eighth to send the game into extrainnings. All five runs in the seventh came with two outs and all five wereunearned after USC first baseman Bill Peavey dropped a throw to first thatwould have ended the inning. Tyler Davidson's three-run double accounted forthe majority of those five runs.
In the 10th, Brandon Jacobson led off the inning by reaching first oncatcher's interference. After a strikeout, Bryan Johnson reached on anerror. Jacobson stole third before USC reliever Brian Bannister fanned JayGarthwaite. Then with runners at first and third and two down, UW seniorDuggan Moran swung at a high strike three to seemingly end the inning, butthe ball sailed past catcher Alberto Concepcion to the backstop, allowingJacobson to score from third with the winning run.
Reliever Shawn Kohn (2-0) worked two and two-thirds perfect innings for thewin. Bannister (2-4) suffered the loss for the Trojans (15-10, 1-2).
In game two, after allowing single runs in the second and third, UW freshmanstarter Clay Johnson settled down to improve to 3-0 with the win. Johnsonallowed only one hit in innings three through seven and finished the gamehaving worked eight innings, allowing two earned runs on eight hits.
The Huskies broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth when, with two outs, Davidson drovein Tim Rice and Jacobson. Jacobson and third baseman Michael Done both hitsolo home runs earlier in the game. Peavey, USC's first baseman, hit a homerun in each game and also had one in game one of the series on Saturday.Anthony Reyes (1-1) took the game two loss, throwing six innings and fanningseven.
Pac-10 Conference Doubleheader
Game One -- Washington 7, #10 USC 6, 10 Innings
USC 022 001 000 0 -- 6 10 3Washington 000 000 510 1 -- 7 12 2
Rik Currier, Chad Clark (7), Brian Bannister (8) and Alberto Concepcion.Sean White, Taylor Grant (7), Shawn Kohn (8) and Tim Rice. W - Kohn (2-0). L- Bannister (2-4). 2B - USC, Brian Barre, UW, Tyler Davidson, Bryan Johnson.HR - USC, Bill Peavey (3), Jon Brewster (1). T - 3:27.
Game Two -- Washington 7, #10 USC 3
USC 011 000 010 -- 3 9 1Washington 110 020 12x -- 7 10 1
Anthony Reyes, Frazer Dizard (7) and Alberto Concepcion. Clay Johnson, ScottRobertson (9) and Tim Rice. W - Johnson (3-0). L - Reyes (1-1). 2B - USC,Concepcion, Michael Moon. HR - USC, Bill Peavey (4), UW, Brandon Jacobson(2), Michael Done (2). T - 2:27. A - 381.