Diamond Dawgs Sweep Oregon With 6-3 Win
April 26, 2009
EUGENE, Ore. - The Washington baseball team got homers from Kyle Conley, Troy Scott and David Bentrott and a strong, seven-inning start from Andrew Kittredge to complete a three-game sweep of Oregon with a 6-3 win Sunday at PK Park.
The UW (18-22 overall, 7-8 in the Pac-10), which won 11-2 on Friday and 2-0 Saturday, won its fourth straight and, with the three wins, won six of seven against the Ducks (13-28, 3-12) this season.
Kittredge (2-3), a freshman from Spokane, faced only two batters over the minimum in his seven innings. He gave up three hits and one walk, struck out seven and got two double plays.
In the ninth, after cutting a 6-0 deficit to 6-3 with three runs in the eighth, the Ducks got two aboard to bring the tying run to the plate. But UW closer Brian Pearl, who came on to begin the ninth, struck out his third batter of the inning to secure his sixth save.
The Huskies scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. With Jake Rife and Conley aboard on singles, designated hitter Jacob Clem, making just his third start in the injury-depleted UW batting order, lined a two-out double to left-center, scoring both runners.
The Huskies went without another hit until the sixth inning. After Rife led off with a walk, Conley belted his Pac-10-leading 16th homer of the season. Then, for the second time in the series, Husky sophomore Troy Scott followed a Conley homer with one of his own, hitting his sixth of the season to make it 5-0.
The Ducks, who had gone 17 straight innings without scoring, broke through in the eighth. After a hit batter and a single, Caleb Tommasini belted a two-out triple off the fence in right, scoring two. He came in on a single from Antony Kreitz, cutting the Husky lead to 6-3.
Oregon lefty starter Tyler Anderson (2-5) went six innings for the loss, allowing five runs on five hits.
The Huskies open a nine-game homestand Tuesday when they play host to NAIA powerhouse Lewis-Clark State for a 6:30 p.m. game. Next Friday through Sunday, USC comes to Seattle for a three-game series. All three games vs. USC will air live on KKNW AM-1150.
LINESCOREPac-10 Conference GameWashington 6, Oregon 3Washington 200 003 100 -- 6 8 1Oregon 000 000 030 -- 3 8 1Andrew Kittredge, Geoff Brown (8), Brian Pearl (9) andBrett Wilcox. Tyler Anderson, Geoff Nichols (7), RyanFleckenstein (7), Madison Boer (7), Scott McGough (8), DrewGagnier (9) and Paul Eshleman. W - Kittredge (2-3). L -Anderson (2-5). Sv - Pearl (6). 2B - UW, Jacob Clem; UO,Josh Hogan. 3B - UO, Caleb Tommasini. HR - UW, Kyle Conley(16), Troy Scott (6), David Bentrott (4). T - 2:49. A - 2,200.