Carlsen Wins 24th As Huskies Beat Portland

May 8, 2001

SEATTLE - Senior Jeff Carlsen threw five and one-third innings to earn his 24th career victory as theWashington baseball team beat Portland, 10-5, in a non-conference game Tuesday night atHusky Ballpark.

Carlsen, now 2-2 on the year, ranks second in UW career victories behind Mike Smith,who won 27 games from 1978 to 1980. Carlsen, a 6-foot-7 righty from Poulsbo, Wash.,entered the year with 22 career wins, but has struggled to recover from off-season shouldersurgery and was making only his sixth start. He allowed three runs on eight hits whilewalking one and striking out none for the win.

The Huskies (28-16) jumped on Portland starter Jeff Cambers (2-2) in the first, takingadvantage of three walks in the inning. Brandon Jacobson walked to lead off and, after aMarc Rittenhouse single, Jay Garthwaite belted a double that scored both runners. Afterstealing third, Garthwaite eventually scored on a groundout to give the Huskies a 3-0 lead.

Portland, however, stormed back with three of its own in the second inning as SteveChamberlain and Brock Griffin hit back-to-back homers over the right-field fence.Chamberlain's homer came with a man aboard and at the end of the half inning, the Pilotshad tied the score at 3-3.

Washington, without the benefit of a hit, scored a run in the bottom of the second to take a4-3 lead. Jefferson Thiel walked, moved to second on a walk and to third on a passed ballbefore scoring on a sacrifice fly from Rittenhouse. Washington made it 5-3 in the thirdwhen Tyler Davidson walked, stole second and scored on a Tila Reynolds double.

The Huskies scored two more in the seventh and after the Pilots posted two in the seventh,Washington came back with three more after the seventh-inning stretch to extend its lead to10-5. Five different Huskies -- Rittenhouse, Garthwaite, Reynolds, Thiel and DugganMoran -- ended the game with two RBI each. Reynolds, Davidson and Rittenhouse eachhad two hits.

The Huskies and Pilots (20-30) close out the two-game series Wednesday with a 4:00

LINESCORENon-Conference GameWashington 10, Portland 5Portland       030 000 200 -- 5 11 1Washington     311 002 30x -- 10 8 1Jeff Cambers, Justin Ballweber (3), Mike Padgett (5), Matt Hollod (7) and Brock Griffin.Jeff Carlsen, Matt Gardner (6), Tyler Shepple (7), Mike Bomar (8), Scott Robertson (9)and Jefferson Thiel. W - Carlsen (2-2). L - Cambers (2-2). 2B - UP, Cory Lunde 2, MattAllen, UW, Jay Garthwaite, Tila Reynolds, Thiel. HR - UP, Steve Chamberlain (3),Griffin (4). T - 3:09. A - 414.
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