Huskies Hold Off Portland To Win, 5-4.

April 18, 2001

PORTLAND, Ore. - After trailing 3-0 after one inning, the Washington baseball team rallied to beat Portland, 5-4, Wednesday to sweep a two-game, non-conference series at Pilot Stadium.

Husky closer Scott Robertson earned his league-leading seventh save to close out the win.The sophomore from Mercer Island entered the game with the bases loaded and no outs inthe eighth. After striking out Brad Stewart and Matt Coleman, Robertson got pinch hitterBrian Dearinger to fly out to end the inning.

Junior reliever Zack Daniels (3-1), who worked three no-hit innings before loading thebases on two singles and an error in the eighth, picked up the victory. Portland starter MikePadgett (2-1) gave up five runs on eight hits over six innings in the loss. With the win, theHuskies improved to 21-13 on the season while Portland fell to 16-22.

After the Pilots took a 3-0 lead in the first, the Huskies came back with two in the secondwhen Bryan Johnson led off with a single before shortstop Tila Reynolds belted a homerun over the left-field fence.

Portland increased its lead to 4-2 when former Husky Matt Hollod singled to drive in a runin the third. In the fifth, the Huskies chipped away at the lead on Brandon Jacobson'ssafety squeeze bunt that scored Mike Wagner from third.

In the sixth, the Huskies took a lead on a pair of two-out, RBI singles from designatedhitter Ben Miller and Wagner, the UW's freshman third baseman.

Husky right fielder Tyler Davidson finished the day 3-for-4 with a run. Casto had three hitsto lead the Pilots.

The Huskies have the weekend off before taking on defending NAIA champion Lewis-Clark State next Tuesday and Wednesday at Husky Ballpark.

LINESCORENon-Conference GameWashington 5, Portland 4Washington     020 012 000 -- 5 9 3Portland       301 000 000 -- 4 10 0Jeff Petersen, Zack Daniels (5), Scott Robertson (8) and Ben Johnson. Mike Padgett, JeffCambers (7) and Brock Griffin. W - Daniels (3-1). L - Padgett (2-1). Sv - Robertson (7).2B - UP, Kory Casto. HR - UW, Tila Reynolds (5). T - 2:51. A - 102.