CSUN 6, UW 0

Jerry Keel fired a four hit shutout as CSUN beat Washington 6-0 in the middle game of a three game non-conference series at Husky Ballpark on a cloudy Saturday afternoon. The Matadors (31-22) clinched the series win after previously beating the Huskies (26-24) in the opener on Friday night.

For the second straight game the Husky offense could only muster four hits, two by leadoff batter Braden Bishop. He doubled to right in the bottom of the first and reached again in the sixth on a chop single over the head of third baseman William Colantono. The other Husky hits came on a double by Nyles Nygaard in the eighth and a single by Levi Jordan in the third.

Keel (5-7) did not walk a batter and struck out eight in his second complete game of the season. His counterpart for the Huskies, Tyler Davis (7-6), went eight innings, allowing six runs, five earned, on 11 hits. Davis did not walk anyone and struck out four.

Trouble for Davis began right away in the top of the first inning when the Matadors took a 3-0 lead on four hits.

Ryan Raslowsky led off with an infield single. After Elias Orona flied out to left, Yusuke Akitoshi grounded a single to right to put runners at first and second. Both scored on a line double to right by Chester Pak, who then scored on a two out double to right center by Justin Toerner.

Akitoshi made it 4-0 in the top of the third when he led off with a bunt single, moved to second on a sacrifice, went to third on a single by Nolan Bumstead, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Toerner.

In the top of the sixth, a solo homer into the visitors bullpen in left field by Bumstead, his second of the season, made it 5-0.

CSUN completed the scoring in the eighth when Pak doubled to left center, took third on an error by Alex Schmidt, and scored on Toerner's second sacrifice fly and third run batted in of the game.

The Huskies seek to salvage the finale of the series when the teams meet again at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.


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