Washington freshman Matt Lunde turned in a strong debut performance, but it wasn't enough to overcome Portland's eight early runs to beat...

PORTLAND — Washington freshman Matt Lunde turned in a strong debut performance, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Portland’s eight early runs to beat the Husky baseball team, 9-3, in UW’s final nonconference game of the season Tuesday at Joe Etzel Field.

Portland (18-32) scored four runs each in the first and second innings and was never really threatened after that. Washington fell to 19-31.

Portland freshman Jackson Lockwood (1-0) picked up the win in his second college start. He gave up one run on three hits in his seven innings. UW starter Dae Yang Kim, making his starting debut after nine relief outings this season, took the loss, giving up four runs in one inning.

Lunde, a left-hander from Skyline High School, came on to begin the third inning and retired the first nine batters he faced. He pitched 3-2/3 innings, allowing one run on two hits with no walks and one strikeout.

Kim struggled with his command in the first, walking the first two batters of the game on eight pitches. Ben Grubb followed by lacing a double into the left-field corner, driving home both runners. After moving to third on a flyout, Grubb scored on a single from Caleb Whalen, who stole second and scored on a Zack McCoy single to stake the Pilots to a 4-0 lead.

Next for the Huskies is a three-game series vs. Washington State in Pasco.

From team reports