Washington Evens Series With 9-3 Win Over Baseball

May 11, 2002

LOS ANGELES - Right fielder Tyler Davidson hit three home runs Saturday and the Washington Huskies evened its Pac-10 Conference series with a 9-3 win against the No. 20 USC Trojans at Dedeaux Field. With the win, the Huskies pull to within one game of the first-place Trojans.

Davidson became the first Washington player to hit three home runs in a game since 1957 (there are no records available prior to 1957). He went 3-for-5 with five RBI and was the first opposing player to hit three home runs off Trojan pitchers since June 6, 1995, when Florida State's J.D. Drew accomplished the feat at the College World Series.

Washington improved to 25-21-1 overall and 11-6 in Pac-10 play while USC fell to 29-19 overall, 12-5 in conference play.

Sean White (4-2) went 8 1/3 innings for the Huskies, allowing three runs on five hits with three walks and six strikeouts to record the win. Matt Chico (6-4) took the loss for the Trojans, allowing six runs (five earned) in 5 1/3 innings with nine hits, no walks and four strikeouts.

The Trojans scored first in the third on a two-run homer by Brian Barre, his ninth of the season. Davidson hit his first home run with a solo shot to center in the fourth. The Huskies added RBI singles by Mike Wagner and Michael Done to take a 3-2 lead.

Davidson hit two-run homers in the fifth and seventh innings and now has 10 on the season. Center fielder Jay Garthwaite followed Davidson's homer in the seventh with his own solo shot to left center, the 13th of the season.

Senior first baseman Bill Peavey homered to right in the ninth inning for his 12th of the season.

The series will conclude tomorrow at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast live, along with Live Stats play-by-play, on www.usctrojans.com.

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