Huskies sweep doubleheader and series

SEATTLE - Mac Acker and three relievers combined on a five hitter as the Huskies shut out St. Joseph's 6-0 to sweep a doubleheader at Husky Ballpark on an overcast Sunday afternoon. With a 2-1 win in seven innings in the opener the Huskies (9-3) swept the four game non-conference series from the Hawks and extended their win streak to six.

Game 1: UW 2, St. Joseph's 1

In the opener the Huskies prevailed 2-1 in seven innings, scoring the game winning run in the bottom of the seventh when Chase Anselment drove in Lamb with a sacrifice fly to right.

With one out in the bottom of the seventh and the game tied at 1, Jacob Lamb lined a double to left field and Michael Camporeale reached on an infield single to put Huskies on a first and third. After taking a ball from reliever Lansing Veeder (0-1), Anselment hit a fly ball to right field. Greg Kumpel made the catch and threw a perfect strike to catcher Eddie Palmer that would have had Lamb out by 10 feet. Unfortunately for the Hawks, Palmer dropped the ball, allowing Lamb to slide across home plate with the winning run.

George Asmus and Nick Palewicz (1-1) combined to allow the Hawks only one hit and an unearned run in the third. Quinn Renner led off with a walk, took second on a sacrifice by Ryan Pater and scored on a throwing error by shortstop Erik Forgione. Asmus started on the mound for the Huskies and went five innings, allowing only an infield single by Kevin Kratochwill and one walk. He struck out five. Palewicz got the win, yielding only one walk in two scoreless innings. He struck out two.

Trailing 1-0, the Huskies tied the game in the bottom of the fourth. With two outs, Anselment walked and Trevor Mitsui got hit by a pitch from starter Daniel Thorpe. Andrew Ely pinch hit for Forgione and lined a 2-2 pitch into left center to score Anselment.
Game 2: UW 6, St. Joseph's 0

Acker, making his first career start as a Husky, got the win to improve to 2-1. He pitched five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out five. Only leadoff batter Kevin Kratochwill really gave Acker trouble, getting three singles, but twice got thrown out by BK Santy trying to steal second.

After Mike Muha walked and Kratochwill singled with none out in the sixth, Acker gave way to Tyler Kane. Kane merely proceeded to slam the door on the Hawks' chance to score, striking out Brian O' Keefe and Chris Hueth to end the sixth inning. He would go two innings, walking only one while striking out four.

Adam Cimber pitched the eighth, striking out two and Dae Yang Kim closed the game with a perfect ninth.

Jordan Carter (0-1) got the loss, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits and three walks. He struck out none.

The Huskies broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the bottom of the second. Chase Anselment led off with a single and Trevor Mitsui walked. Santy then laid down a sacrifice but Carter threw the ball wildly over first baseman Muha, allowing Anselment to score and Mitsui and Santy to take third and second, respectively. Caleb Brown walked to load the bases and Joe Meggs followed with a line single to right to score Mitsui.

Three more runs in the bottom of the sixth made it 5-0. Anselment led off with his first homer of the season, a shot over the 385 marker in center field to make it 3-0. Mitsui then singled and Santy walked. After a fielder's choice putout at third, Brown drove in Santy with an infield single and Meggs followed with another single to score Ty Afenir.

The Huskies added their final run in the bottom of the seventh when Jacob Lamb reached on an error by second baseman Lansing Veeder, stole second, moved to third on a double by Michael Camporeale, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Anselment.

Offensively for the Huskies Anselment went 2 for 3 with a homer, two runs scored and two runs batted in while Meggs finished 2 for 4 with two RBI.

The Huskies will return to action with a three game series on the road at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo from Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11. Their next home action will take place against the Portland Pilots on Tuesday, March 13 at 5 p.m. Top Stories