Huskies Drop Game Two to Sun Devils
SEATTLE -- The Washington Huskies (10-15, 2-9) dropped their second straight game to the Arizona State Sun Devils (18-8, 7-4) on Saturday night.
After UW got out to a 1-0 start, ASU hung a six-spot in the fourth inning to take control of the game. The Sun Devils added two more insurance runs in the fifth and seventh innings to propel themselves to an 8-1 victory and clinch the series win.
Husky starter Tyson Guerrero got off to a hot start, striking out five batters through two scoreless innings. The offense got on the board in the bottom of the second, when Cole Miller launched a deep sac fly with the bases loaded to score Christian Jones from third. And while Jones had another strong game, going 2-for-3 with a HBP, that run would be it for UW in the game.
A two-run home run in the fourth inning gave ASU the lead and a bases-loaded double later in the inning would add another three runs. An RBI double would cap off the six-run frame and give the Sun Devils plenty of cushion.
Gabe Smith came in for the fifth inning and would give the Huskies four big innings of relief, an important job to help preserve the rest of the bullpen arms after Friday night's 16-inning marathon.
In the ninth inning, true freshman Brock Gillis saw his first-career action. After inducing two groundouts, Gillis struck out the third batter for his first-career strikeout to cap off a 1-2-3 inning.
The series finale between Washington and Arizona State is set for Sunday afternoon with a 12:00 p.m. first pitch.