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Huskies Finish Off Three-Game Sweep of Texas State

Apr 18, 2021

SEATTLE -- The Washington Huskies (15-16) used a dominant day on the mound to pick up the offense and defeat the Texas State Bobcats (15-22) by a score of 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Husky Ballpark. It was the second sweep of the season for the Huskies, who have now won a season-high five consecutive games.

After the offense combined for 31 hits in the first two games of the series, UW needed a big outing from Adam Bloebaum and he delivered. He gave the Huskies 6.1 innings of one-run ball before handing it over to Stefan Raeth and the bullpen the rest of the way.

Raeth got out all four batters he faced, while Colton Charnholm got the last out of the eighth. In the ninth, Davis Delorefice pitched a scoreless frame for his fifth save of the season.

"We call it 'All-In Sunday,'" head coach Lindsay Meggs said. "People are going to be tired. Who knows if it's going to be 15-14 or 2-1, but we usually have a one-run game on Sundays. You almost don't care how it happens — you just want to make it happen."

In the bottom of the second inning, Cole Miller got a hold off a fastball and launched it into the visitor's bullpen in left field for the first home run of his career to put UW on top, 1-0. 

The Bobcats tied the game in the fifth with an unearned run. After a leadoff single and throwing error on a sac bunt, they had runners on first and third with no outs. A safety squeeze bunt would score the runner from third and tie the game at 1-1.

A third straight bunt was fielded by Will Simpson, who flipped the ball with his glove to Michael Petrie to get the Texas State runner at home. Bloebaum then retired the next two batters to prevent further damage. 

In the bottom of the sixth, the Huskies were able to get a run for Bloebaum and put him in position for his first win of the season. With two outs and a runner on third, Christian Jones worked a walk on a full count to bring up Will Simpson. In a nine-pitch at-bat, Simpson won the battle with a single into right-center field that brought home Christian Dicochea and put UW up 2-1. 

Bloebaum got the first out of the seventh, then made way for the bullpen, which closed out the win for the Huskies and finished off the three-game sweep of Texas State. 

Washington is back in action on Tuesday night, when the Huskies host Gonzaga for a midweek contest with a 5:00 p.m. first pitch.