Kohn Pitches UW Past No. 2 Stanford, 3-1
April 19, 2002
SEATTLE - Senior ace Shawn Kohn held No. 2 Stanford to a run on six hits to lead the Washingtonbaseball team to a 3-1 upset win over the Cardinal Friday night at Husky Ballpark in thefirst game of a three-game Pac-10 series.
Kohn, a righty from Woodinville, improved his record to 7-2 with his fourth complete-game effort of the season. He didn't walk a batter and fanned only two while giving up fivesingles and a double. Washington, 16-18-1 overall and 4-3 in Pac-10 play, caught theCardinal for third place in the Pac-10. The Cardinal fell to 26-9 overall and 4-3 in theconference.
After Kohn had retired the first nine Stanford batters in order, Cardinal second basemanChris O'Riordan led off the fourth with a double down the left-field line. After a buntsingle from Sam Fuld put runners at the corners, catcher Ryan Garko grounded into adouble play, sending home O'Riordan with the game's first run.
After getting a runner to second base in the first inning, the Huskies didn't manage to get arunner past first until Stanford starter Jeremy Guthrie was relieved to start the bottom of theseventh. Reliever Ryan McCally walked Bryan Johnson (Ephrata) and Michael Done(Littleton, Colo.) to put runners at first and second with no outs.
Freshman catcher Aaron Hathaway (Vancouver/Columbia River) singled through the rightside to plate Johnson with the tying run before second baseman Greg Isaacson (Aberdeen)singled up the middle, scoring Done to put the Huskies in front, 2-1.
The Huskies scored their third run on an unusual play in the eighth. With the bases loadedand one out, Jay Garthwaite (Kent/Kent-Meridian) grounded to first. The first basemanthrew home to get the lead runner and catcher Ryan Garko's throw to first for the double-play try hit Garthwaite in the helmet, allowing Tyler Davidson (Edmonds/Meadowdale) toscore from second. However, Bryan Johnson, trying to score from first, was thrown out atthe plate for the third out.
McCally, the Cardinal's top reliever, suffered his first loss of the year to fall to 3-1 as theHuskies broke an eight-game losing streak to Stanford, dating back to 1999. Guthrieallowed only two hits and no runs over six innings, but didn't get a decision. He struck outseven and walked only one.
The Huskies and Cardinal go at it again Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. game. Sunday's seriesfinale is also set to begin at 1:00 p.m.
LINESCOREPac-10 Conference GameWashington 3, #2 Stanford 1Stanford 000 100 000 -- 1 6 2Washington 000 000 21x -- 3 4 1Jeremy Guthrie, Ryan McCally (7), Darin Naatjes (8), Jonny Dyer (8) and Ryan Garko.Shawn Kohn and Aaron Hathaway. W - Kohn (7-2). L - McCally (3-1). 2B - SU, ChrisO'Riordan. T - 2:17. A - 713.