Five runs over the first three innings and a strong outing from starter Zach Wright led the Washington baseball team to a 5-2 win over Washington...
PASCO — Five runs over the first three innings and a strong outing from starter Zach Wright led the Washington baseball team to a 5-2 win over Washington State on Sunday at GESA Stadium, completing Washington’s first three-game sweep over WSU since 2007.
The Huskies, who won 4-3 on Friday and 3-1 Saturday, improved to 22-31 overall and 13-14 in the Pac-12. Washington State dropped to 21-30 and 8-19 in the conference.
Wright (4-5) pitched seven innings to cruise to the win, allowing six hits and no walks while striking out four. Tyler Kane earned his fifth save, coming in with the bases loaded and pitching two scoreless innings.
Huskies senior shortstop Ty Afenir went 2 for 4 with two runs batted in to lead UW. Fellow senior Joe Meggs was 2 for 2 and was also hit by a pitch twice, and sophomore Erik Forgione was 2 for 5.
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Cougar starter Tanner Chleborad (3-9) took the loss, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits over 2-2/3 innings. Sean Hartnett provided 5-2/3 scoreless innings of relief for WSU.
Seattle U (21-33, 10-16 Western Athletic Conference) will miss out on the WAC Baseball Tournament after San Jose State (17-38, 11-16) beat Cal StateBakersfield on Sunday to claim the eighth and final spot.
The team led by PGA professional Mike Roters and amateurs Harvey Fritcher, Steve Brownlee, Brad Gilman and Neal Rohde won the Drive Fore The Cure Northwest Pro-Am at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent.
From sports-information reports