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UW 3, Seattle 1

Joey Morgan singled home Jack Meggs to break a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning and Washington went on to beat Seattle U 3-1 at Husky Ballpark on an overcast Tuesday evening.

With the win the Huskies (23-14) won the non-conference season series against the Redhawks (25-15) two games to one and matched a season high four game winning streak.

In the bottom of the sixth, Levi Jordan started the inning with a a groundout to third before Meggs doubled down the right field line. Following a Chris Baker flyout to left Morgan stepped to the plate against Jake Prizina (1-1). He fell behind in the count 0-2 before working it full and grounding a single to left to score Meggs from second and give the Huskies a 2-1 lead.

Morgan, who finished 2 for 4 and extended his streak of reaching base safely to 19 games, also scored the first run of the game. He led off the bottom of the second with a single to center, stole second, moved to third on a one out single by Duncan Hendrickson, and scored on a sacrifice fly to center by Willie MacIver to make it 1-0.

The home team manufactured a valuable insurance run in the bottom of the seventh for 3-1 when John Naff walked,advanced to second on a passed ball, took third on a sacrifice by MacIver, and scored on a suicide squeeze by K.J. Brady.

Ryan Schmitten started on the mound for Washington and shut out the Redhawks for four and a third innings on only one hit and one walk while striking out seven. He got into trouble in the fifth when the visitors loaded the bases on three straight singles. 

Alex Nesbitt (3-2) came in from the bullpen and struck out Griffin Andreychuk swinging for the second out before Reisinger lined a single to shallow center to score Jeffrey Morgan for a 1-1 tie. 

The Huskies did get out of the inning when the next batter, Sheldon Stober, grounded out to third.   

After that Nesbitt set down eight batters in a row before he walked Stober on four pitches with two outs in the eighth. 

Husky closer Troy Rallings then came in and pitched the final one and a third innings to earn his 12th save despite allowing two runners in the ninth on a hit batter and single.

For the Redhawks Prizina gave up two runs, both earned, on five hits in five and a third innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out four.

The Huskies, who currently share first place in the Pac-12 with Utah at 9-6, resume conference play when they travel to California (9-9 Pac-12) for a three game series April 29-May 1.


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