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UW Falls to Gonzaga in Midweek Game

Mar 23, 2021

SPOKANE, WA -- The Washington Baseball team (8-10) dropped its fourth straight game on Tuesday afternoon, falling to the Gonzaga Bulldogs (12-8) by a score of 7-2. 

In what was a pitchers battle early, the Bulldogs were able to strike first in the bottom of the third, as they strung together three doubles -- all with two outs -- to take a 2-0 lead. Beyond those three hitters, Nate Weeldreyer was effective as the starter for the Huskies, going 5.0 innings, giving up two runs on six total hits.

UW had a slow start with the bats, but was able to finally get on the board in the top of the sixth. Noah Hsue led off the inning with a single and would later score from second when Cole Miller singled into center field with two outs. 

With Weeldreyer out of the game in the bottom of the sixth, Gonzaga's bats came alive, as the Bulldogs managed to score five runs in the frame. A solo home run made it a 3-1 lead for Gonzaga. The Bulldogs then loaded the bases and used a walk and two more singles to make it 7-1. 

In the top of the seventh, the Huskies got a run back, as Michael Petrie led things off with a single, then went to third on a sac bunt and throwing error. Petrie would score on an RBI groundout by Noah Hsue. 

That would be the last of the scoring and UW fell by a final score of 7-2.

The Huskies jump back into Pac-12 play this weekend, as they host No. 21 Oregon State for a three-game series at Husky Ballpark, with the first game scheduled for a 5:00 p.m. first pitch on Friday night. 
Husky Notes

  • With his seventh inning single, Braiden Ward has extended his on-base streak to all 18 games this season.
  • With his 2.1 scoreless innings of relief, Gabe Smith has now thrown 10.1 consecutive scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
  • The Mercer Island trio of Michael Petrie, Cole Miller and Noah Hsue accounted for all UW runs and RBIs in the game.