Diamond Dawgs Down Devils, 14-11

March 28, 2002

MESA, Ariz. - After trailing 8-1 after three innings, the Washington baseball team scoredeight runs in the seventh inning to complete a comeback and then hung on to beatNo. 15 Arizona State, 14-11, in the Huskies' Pac-10 opener Thursday evening atHohokam Park.

The Huskies (12-8-1, 1-0) entered the seventh inning trailing 8-4, but the firsteight batters of the inning reached base and scored, taking advantage of fivehits, three walks and a hit batter off of four different Sun Devil relievers.Junior slugger Jay Garthwaite (Kent/Kent-Meridian) cleared the bases with athree-run double to to the game and catcher Ben Johnson (Bellevue) singled toplate Garthwaite to give the Huskies their first lead.

Garthwaite, who had seven RBI in the two games earlier this week at WashingtonState, finished the game 2-for-5 with a double, a homer and five runs batted in.Shortstop Tila Reynolds (Renton/Liberty) added three hits, two RBI and two runsfor Washington.

ASU got three hits apeice from Jeremy West and Dustin Pedroia, who both finishedwith three-quarters of the cycle. West fell a triple short while Pedroia missedout on the home run.

UW starter Shawn White (Mercer Island), who gave up eight runs, stuck aroundlong enough to get the win to improve to 2-2 on the year. ASU reliever J.J.Jackson (3-1) suffered the loss while Husky closer Tyler Shepple (Arvada, Colo.)picked up his fourth save, throwing the final two and two-thirds innings.Shepple walked two in the ninth to bring the tying run to the plate, but Westflied out to center to end the game.

As they've made a habit of doing this season, the Sun Devils (18-10, 2-2) jumpedout to an early lead. After an error and a walk put runners on base in the firstinning, West belted a three-run homer, his seventh of the year, to open thescoring. After an Andre Ethier single, Pedroia and Jon Sheaffer came up withback-to-back triples to put ASU in front, 5-0, after one inning.

After a single from UW third baseman Michael Done (Littleton, Colo.) pushed arun across in the top of the second, the Devils scored another in the bottom ofthe inning on an RBI double from West. ASU scored two more in the third whenSteve Garrabrants' two-out triple drove home two runners.

In the fourth, Garthwaite smashed a two-run homer deep over the wall in left-center with Kyle Larsen (Redmond/Eastlake) aboard. Garthwaite's blast marked hisfourth straight game with a home run and his fifth in six games. His seasontotal of eight leads the team.

The Huskies and Sun Devils continue the series with a 6:00 p.m. (MST) gameFriday and a 1:00 p.m. (MST) game Saturday. Both games will air live on KKNW AM-1150.

LINESCOREPacific-10 Conference GameWashington 14, Arizona State 11Washington        010 210 811 -- 14 14 3Arizona State     512 000 210 -- 11 12 1Sean White, Trevor Gibson (7), Tyler Shepple (7) and Ben Johnson. RobbieMcClellan, Mark Sopko (7), Bryce Kartler (7), J.J. Jackson (7), Aaron Klusman(7), Carlos Arguello (8) and Tuffy Gosewisch, Cesar Castillo (8). W - White (2-2). L - Jackson (3-1). Sv - Shepple (4). 2B - UW, Jay Garthwaite, Tila Reynolds,ASU, Jeremy West, Dustin Pedroia. 3B - ASU, Pedroia, Jon Sheaffer, SteveGarrabrants. HR - UW, Garthwaite (8). ASU, West (7). T - 3:41. A - 2,881.
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