Stanford used a four-run fifth inning and a complete-game performance from starter Mark Appel to beat Washington 5-2.
Sixth-ranked Stanford used a four-run fifth inning and a complete-game performance from starter Mark Appel to beat Washington 5-2 Thursday night in Pac-12 baseball at Husky Ballpark.
Appel (4-1), a potential No. 1 overall selection in the June major-league draft, gave up two runs in the first inning, but held the Huskies scoreless the rest of the way.
UW starter Aaron West (4-2) gave up four runs on eight hits in 5-1/3 innings. Zach Wright pitched in relief and limited the Cardinal (18-6 overall, 3-4) to a run on three hits.
The Huskies (16-10, 3-4) led early on Jacob Lamb’s two-out, two-run double off the left-center field fence in the first.
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Appel then settled in. After allowing five of the first 10 Huskies to reach base, he retired 15 in a row through the seventh.
The teams play again at 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.
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Arizona pitcher Shelby Babcock survived eight walks to shut out fourth-ranked Washington 2-0 at Husky Softball Park. Babcock allowed five hits and stranded 14 UW runners. Kristen Arriola hit an RBI double and scored on Hallie Wilson’s single in the second for the No. 17 Wildcats (30-9, 3-4). Kaitlin Inglesby struck out nine and allowed five hits for Washington (32-5, 3-4). The teams play again at 6 p.m. Friday.
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Compiled from sports-information reports.