Baseball Batters Washington, 11-3
April 14, 2001
LOS ANGELES - Eric Reece went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run and the Bruins collected 15 hits en route to an 11-3 win over Washington in Pac-10 action this afternoon. With the win, the Bruins win the series, two games to one, and improve to 24-12, 6-6 in Pac-10 play. Washington falls to 19-13, 3-9 in conference.
The Bruins jumped on the scoreboard in the first inning. With two outs, Brian Baron and Ben Francisco connected on back-to-back singles before Josh Arhart walked to load the bases. John Campanella bounced a ball to the right side of the infield, scoring Baron and Francisco.
Washington tied it up in the third. Andre Marshall and Tila Reynolds singled and came home on a Michael Done double to left field.
The Bruins took the lead for good in the fourth. Campanella singled and scored on a Reece double down that landed just inside the foul line in left field. Reece would score on a Randall Shelley double.
Five runs in the fifth inning would provide a cushion for the Bruins. Singles by Baron and Francisco set up Arhart's three run home run. Two more unearned runs in the fifth would give the Bruins a 9-2 lead after five innings.
Paul Diaz (3-0) picked up his second win of the week, as he allowed just two runs in 5.2 innings. He struck out five batters and allowed just five hits. Diaz has picked up wins in all three of his starts this season.
The Bruins added a run in the sixth, and Reece hit a solo home run in the seventh to give the Bruins an 11-2 lead. Tyler Davidson hit a solo home run in the eighth to give the Huskies another run.
Baron finished the day 2-for-5 with two runs, and his average now sits at .500. He has 73 hits in 146 at bats, with 12 doubles, 30 RBI and two home runs. He has struck out just 10 times this season.
Francisco went 4-for-5 with four singles and three runs. Arhart finished the day with four RBI. Campanella went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in his fourth start of the season.
Clay Johnson suffered the loss for the Huskies and falls to 4-3 on the season. He allowed six earned runs on 10 hits in 4.2 innings.
The Bruins return to action on Tuesday as they host Long Beach State at 6:00 p.m. The game will be shown live on Fox Sports West 2.