Merry Pitches Dawgs To Seventh Straight Win

March 22, 2008

SEATTLE - Junior starter Jorden Merry pitched seven shutout innings as the Washington baseball team wrapped up a three-game series sweep with a 5-0 win over Utah Valley Saturday at Husky Ballpark.

The win was the seventh in a row for the Huskies (12-6) while Utah Valley dropped to 4-16-1.

Merry (3-0), a right-hander from Pasco, gave up four hits and walked two while striking out a career-high nine for the victory. Elliott Cribby worked the eighth and Tyler Cheney threw the ninth to preserve the shutout. Neither allowed a baserunner.

Washington rallied with two outs in the second, taking a lead with three runs. With the bases loaded and two down, senior Michael Burgher singled through the left side, driving in two. Freshman David Bentrott followed with a single to plate one more.

In the third, Husky DH Ty Rasmussen led off the inning with his second homer of the season, increasing the lead to 4-0. In the fifth, senior catcher Joey Dunn's single brought home another.

UVU starter Aaron Brady (1-2) went seven innings in the loss. He allowed five runs on nine hits.

The Huskies wrap up the weekend with a 2:30 p.m. game vs. Portland Saturday afternoon.

LINESCORENon-Conference GameWashington 5, Utah Valley 0Utah Valley    000 000 000 -- 0 4 1Washington     031 010 00x -- 5 9 0Aaron Brady, Kole Mickolio (8) and Brock Sargent. Jorden Merry,Elliott Cribby (8), Tyler Cheney (9) and Joey Dunn. W - Merry (3-0).L - Brady (1-2). HR - UW, Ty Rasmussen (2). T - 2:12. A - 288.Records: UVU 4-16-1; UW 12-6.
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