UW Drops Series Finale to California
SEATTLE -- The Washington Huskies (17-21, 3-12) dropped the third and final game of their series to the California Golden Bears (22-19, 9-9), falling by a score of 3-2.
Making his fourth straight Sunday start, Adam Bloebaum had another strong outing. Allowing just one run on a solo home run, Bloebaum pitched 6+ innings, allowing four hits and striking out two. He exited the game after walking the leadoff man in the seventh. Stefan Raeth entered and got the next three outs.
In the bottom of the seventh with two outs, Carson Blatnick drew a pinch-hit walk. Emilio Corona pinch ran and went to second on a passed ball. That proved to be costly for California, as Noah Hsue singled into right-center field to score Corona and tie the game at 1-1.
The Golden Bears had an immediate answer in the eighth, however, sparked by a leadoff double. On a sac bunt, a high throw allowed the batter to reach first and give them runners on the corners with no outs. A walk would load the bases with no outs and then a two-run single made it a 3-1 lead for California.
Another two-out rally by the Huskies got a run back in the eighth, started by Cole Miller being hit by a pitch. Christian Jones then singled him to second and he came around on a Michael Snyder RBI single.
With the score 3-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth, UW would go down in order to end the game.
Washington hits the road for the next two weeks, starting with a three-game series at Oregon on Friday.