Huskies Take Game 2 Of Yale Doubleheader With Convincing 7-0 Shutout
In Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader action, the Washington Huskies looked to rebound from their heartbreaking 10th inning loss to Yale earlier in the day.
They struck first in the bottom of the 3rd. Jarred Mazzaferro got thumped with the first pitch he faced and quickly found himself on first base. A single by the next batter, McKay Barney, quickly put two aboard. Next up, Johnny Tincher drove a single to right field scoring Mazzaferro all the way from first putting the Dawgs on the board.
Husky starter Colton McIntosh was solid through 3 and a third when Adam Bloebaum entered in relief following a strikeout and a walk. Yale decided to test catcher Jake Leitgeb who was having none of it and threw the running out trying to steal second. A ground out to 3rd ended the inning.
In the bottom of the 6th, the Huskies turned things on. With one out, Mike Brown found himself on first after being hit by a pitch. Leitgeb and Nick Hovland both walked on 8 straight balls to load the bases and force a pitching change. Next up, Cam Clayton reached on a fielder's choice exchanging an out at 2nd for an RBI. With runners on first and third, Mazzaferro singled up the middle scoring Leitgeb and advancing Clayton to 2nd. A high chopper to the shortstop by McKay Barney followed, loading the bases once again to force another pitching change. It was mission impossible for the new pitcher however, as he faced a batter who was having a career day. Tincher continued to impress ripping a double that scored two putting UW up 5-0.
Luke Rohlede entered the game in the bottom of the 7th and was welcomed with a friendly plunk giving him a free pass to first base. He then swiped second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Nick Hovland
powered one to left center to make it a 6-0 ball game after 7.
In the bottom of the 8th, Will Simpson decided to get in on the action and blasted one well-beyond the fence in left center for a 7-0 Husky lead.
In the top of the 9th, Yale found themselves with runners on 1st and 3rd with 1 out. Any glimmer of hope was quickly extinguished however, as the Huskies turned two up the middle to seal the win.
Adam Bloebaum took the win going 5 and two-thirds with 5 strikeouts, 2 walks, and 4 hits.