Huskies Sweep Boeing Apple Cup Series With 14-3 Rout of WSU
SEATTLE - The Huskies were a confident bunch as they hit the field today, fresh off a pair of victories over division rival Washington State in the Boeing Apple Cup Series. Sophomore RHP Case Matter got the start on the hill and started strong striking out the first six batters he faced to set the tone for what would eventually lead to a dominant 14-3 Husky win.
Bottom of 3
Following a throwing error and a wild pitch, lead off batter Cole Miller was soon standing on second base. Josh Urps did his job next with a sacrifice bunt that moved Miller along to third. Two batters later, Johnny Tincher drove a single to center field scoring Miller for the first run of the game. Next up, Will Simpson reached on a fielding error by the shortstop and a walk to Coby Morales loaded up the bases. AJ Guerrero stepped to the plate next and drove a hit through the left side of the field scoring both Simpson and Tincher. The throw from left came in to the catcher enticing Guerrero to take second, however he was unable to beat the throw back up the middle and was called out to end the inning with the Huskies up 3-0.
Bottom of 4
After WSU had tied the score with a three-run double in the top of the fourth, the Huskies stormed back with a five-run fourth to take the lead back for good. With the bases loaded, a single from Urps and a walk to McKay Barney each drove in a run. Morales singled to drive in two more and Guerrero reached on an error to send a fifth run home.
Bottom of 5
Washington tacked on a run in the fifth when Michael Snyder hammered a 1-2 pitch out to left field for a solo homer, his first of the season.
Bottom of 6
Tincher kept the scoring streak alive in the sixth with his third homer of the year, a solo shot to left on a full-count offering. Later in the sixth, Simpson scored on an error and Miller was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in the Huskies' 12th run.
Bottom of 7
Simpson tripled with one out and Morales singled to left field in the following at bat to drive him in, increasing the Husky lead to 13-3.
Bottom of 8
Washington scored for the sixth straight inning with a single tally in the eighth. After a leadoff walk to Snyder, Colby Wallace came through with a pinch-hit double to put runners at second and third. Michael Brown followed with a pinch hit single to drive in the Huskies 14th and final run.
Washington's Josh Emanuels (1-1) earned the win, with three scorless innings, allowing just one hit while fanning three. Adam Bloebaum pitched the final two and one-third innings, striking out four.
The Huskies take on Sacramento State Monday night at 6:05 p.m.