The Pac-12 leading Washington baseball team pounded out 10 hits, giving starting pitcher Jared Fisher plenty of run support in a 6-1 win over Stanford at Husky Ballpark Friday night.
Ninth-ranked Washington (23-6-1, 11-2) reached double-digits in hits for the 15th time this season and has won 20 of its last 22 games.
Stanford (11-15, 3-7) dropped its fifth-consecutive Pac-12 game.
Both teams loaded the bases in the second inning with two outs, but only the Huskies scored. Braden Bishop delivered a two-run single to make it 2-0, and after a walk to Andrew Ely re-loaded the bases, Robert Pehl singled to score two more runs and make it 4-0.
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The Huskies made it 5-0 in the fifth inning on another two-out base hit. Brian Wolfe singled to lead off the inning, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored two outs later on a single by Alex Schmidt.
The run support was plenty for Fisher, who was outstanding after struggling a week ago against Oregon. He went six shutout innings, allowed four hits, three walks and struck out five to improve to 3-3.
Fisher wiggled out of a couple of bases-loaded jams in both the second and fifth innings. He got out of the fifth after taking a line drive off his right foot, which was wedged between a pair of walks. Fisher then got the No. 3 and 4 hitters to strike out swinging to end the inning.
Mac Acker pitched a complete game, and Brian Olson accounted for Seattle University’s offense as the Redhawks opened a weekend Western Athletic Conference series with a 3-1 victory over Northern Colorado at Bannerwood Park.
Acker gave up seven hits and one run while striking out four in earning his fourth victory of the season. He had no walks.
Olson had a two-run double and a solo home for Seattle University (13-15, 4-3 WAC), which came back after Northern Colorado (5-28, 0-10 WAC) scored first, in the third inning.
• Joe Pistorese fired a four-hitter and Washington State (16-14, 7-3 Pac-12) knocked off No. 5 Oregon State 4-1 in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 series at Bailey-Brayton Field.
Pistorese (3-1) recorded his second straight complete game, the first Cougar to accomplish that feat since Adam Conley in 2011. Ben Wetzler (6-1) suffered his first loss in seven starts for the Beavers (25-7, 9-4).
• Central Washington (19-14, 12-10 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) split a doubleheader at Northwest Nazarene, winning 10-7 and losing 7-0.
• Washington lost 13-5 to Stanford in six innings at Smith Family Stadium in Stanford, Calif.
Dani Braun and Kelli Suguro each had two hits for the Huskies (23-11, 3-7 Pac-12), and Suguro had two runs batted in.
• Seattle University (14-28, 3-5 WAC) split a doubleheader against visiting Missouri-Kansas City (13-29, 3-5 WAC), winning 3-0 and losing 3-1.
• Western Washington split a doubleheader with GNAC-leading Western Oregon, winning 7-5 and losing 5-4 in Bellingham.
The Vikings are 23-11 overall and 10-6 in GNAC action. WOU, which clinched a berth in the GNAC tournament, is 26-16 overall and 14-2 in conference play.
• Northwest Christian swept host Northwest University (1-21, 1-14 Cascade Collegiate Conference) 2-1 and 2-0 in Kirkland.
• Maria Hundley was the top scorer in two events and Shannon Escarra earned All-America honors in the all-around, helping Seattle Pacific advance to the team finals at the USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate Championships in Providence, R.I.
The four-team finals, that determine the national champion are Saturday.
Top-seeded Texas Women’s University tallied a first-place total of 195.375 points in the second semifinal. SPU’s runner-up mark of 194.275 was its second-highest score ever.
• Washington (10-11, 1-4 Pac-12) lost 4-3 at No. 43 Stanford.
• Seattle University closed out its regular season with a 6-1 win over Portland State.
From sports information reports