The Washington baseball team capped a strong opening weekend at new Husky Ballpark with an 8-0 shutout against Arizona to sweep the series Sunday and ensure themselves of at least a tie for first atop the Pac-12 standings.
Washington (16-5-1, 5-1) has won six consecutive games and 13 of 14 to remain in a first-place tie with Oregon and UCLA. It was Washington’s first sweep of Arizona (11-15, 1-5) since 2004.
“We didn’t play three perfect games, but we won them all,” said coach Lindsay Meggs, who is 11 games over .500 for the first time in five years at Washington.
Husky starter Jeff Brigham (4-1) allowed three hits in six innings, struck out four and walked one.
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Erik Forgione, Brian Wolfe and Robert Pehl had two hits apiece to pace the Huskies. Forgione and Wolfe each drove in three runs.
The No. 5 Huskies (21-6) sent 14 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first inning, and scored nine runs, propelling the Huskies to a 10-2 win in five innings over No. 2 UCLA (27-2) at Husky Softball Stadium.
Bryana Walker allowed two runs on just two hits while striking out seven.
• Emma Blauser hit a grand slam in the opener and had a three-run blast in the nightcap as Western Washington (13-8, 5-5 GNAC) scored 25 runs on 29 hits in sweeping a doubleheader at Montana State Billings, 12-2 in five innings and 13-5.
• Central Washington’s Andrea Hamada hit a three-run homer in a 3-2 win in the first game against Western Oregon. The Wildcats lost the second game 4-0.
Ty Moore’s two-run single in the 10th inning lifted No. 14 UCLA (14-8, 5-1) to an 8-7 victory over Washington State (9-11, 3-3).
• Cory LeBrun’s single helped Gonzaga beat Pacific 5-4.
• The Washington State men’s golf team tied for eighth at 14-over 866 and Charlie Mroz tied for 17th at 1-under 212 at the Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational.
• The Seattle University women’s tennis (3-15) lost to Weber State 4-3. The SU men fell 4-3 to Grand Canyon.
• The Washington women’s tennis team lost 4-0 to USC.
• Whitman’s Heather Johns was selected to the first team of the D3hoops.com All-America women’s basketball team. Teammate Sarah Anderegg, Whitworth’s Kayla Johnson and Washington University’s Melissa Gilkey of Woodinville were chosen to the third team.
From sports-information reports.