Jon Brandt Pitches Complete Game in 3-0 Loss.
April 12, 2001
LOS ANGELES - UCLA's Jon Brandt allowed just one earned run in his first complete game of the year, but Washington's Shawn Kohn held the Bruins scoreless through nine, as Washington took game one of a three game Pac-10 series, 3-0. With the loss, UCLA drops to 22-12 overall, 4-5 in Pac-10 play. Washington improves to 19-11, 3-7 in conference.
Washington took a 1-0 lead in the first as Ben Miller led off the game by reaching first on a Preston Griffin error. After moving to second on a groundout, Miller scored on a Jay Garthwaite single. In the third, Michael Done doubled, moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a sacrifice fly from Tyler Davidson to give the Huskies a 2-0 lead.
The Huskies scored their first earned run of the game in the ninth when John Otness doubled off the wall in center and scored on a single by Ben Johnson.
Brandt (3-4) allowed just three hits in the first three innings, but seemed to improve as the game went on. He allowed just one hit in the following five innings, before allowing two hits and an earned run in the ninth. He finished the game with four strikeouts.
Kohn (4-0) delivered his second straight complete game shutout in only his third start of the season. He allowed just four hits and struck out six.
Brian Baron, who led the nation with a .519 batting average this week, went 0-for-4.
UCLA will attempt to bounce back from this tough loss tomorrow as they will play game two of the series at 6:00 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Josh Karp will start for UCLA, while Jeff Carlson is scheduled to start for the Huskies.