UW 5, Pepperdine 0

SEATTLE - Noah Bremer allowed only one hit in seven plus shutout innings and Matt Jackson drove in three runs to lift Washington (11-4) to a 5-0 shutout of Pepperdine in the middle game of a three game non-conference series at Husky Ballpark on a glorious 65 degree Saturday afternoon.

1,038 fans saw Bremer continue the stellar pitching that earned him Pac-12 pitcher of the week honors from February 23 to March 1.

After allowing only one hit in seven and a third scoreless innings against North Dakota to record his first career win, he came back and no hit the Waves through seven innings.

Pinch hitter Ben Rodriguez broke up the no hitter with a sharp ground single to left leading off the eighth inning.

For the game Bremer (2-1) finished with seven plus innings, allowing just the one hit while walking one and striking out one. He also hit a batter.

Following the hit by Rodriguez, the crowd gave Bremer appreciative applause for his effort and more a few moments later when the Huskies brought Brandon Choate in for relief. Choate set down all three batters he faced before Troy Rallings pitched a perfect ninth to close out the fifth straight win for the Huskies (11-4).

For Pepperdine, A. J. Puckett (2-2) started and went six innings, allowing five runs, all earned, on eight hits while walking five and striking out three.

Washington got to him and broke up a scoreless tie with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Levi Jordan grounded a double down the left field line, advanced to third on a balk by Puckett, and scored on a line single to left by Jackson. Jack Meggs advanced Jackson with a sacrifice, and one out later, Branden Berry flared the first pitch from Puckett into right field for a single to score Jackson and give him an RBI in six straight games.

The Huskies added three runs in the bottom of the sixth with two outs. Joey Morgan walked and Jordan singled. Jackson then pulled a 1-0 pitch off the bullpen wall in left for a double to score both runners and make it 4-0. Meggs followed with a ground single through the hole on the left side to plate Jackson.

Washington and Pepperdine conclude the three game series on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. The pitching matchup will feature right hander Josh Fredendall (2-0, 4.20 ERA) for the Huskies and lefty Ryan Wilson (2-0, 0.45) for the Waves.

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