Washington baseball wins second straight

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Junior Bryan Johnson's two-out double in the eighth inning broke a 7-7 tie as the Washington Huskies beat the Northwestern Wildcats 8-7 in dramatic fashion at the Rawlings Spring Training Tournament at Papago Park.

The Huskies held a 7-2 advantage until the Wildcats plated five runs in the seventh to tie the game.

Johnson broke the tie in the eighth with his game-winning double. He finished the day 2-for-5 with a double, a triple and three RBI.

Tyler Davidson went 2-for-3 with two doubles and reached base in all five at-bats. Yesterday he was 4-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI.

Junior pitcher Scott Robertson got the final two outs of the eighth inning to earn the victory in relief. Junior Tyler Shepple (Arvada, Colo.) struck out two in the ninth to earn the save.

The torrid Davidson had a key hit in the third inning, driving in two with a two-out triple. He drove in Tila Reynolds with a double in the fifth.

Michael Done drilled a two-run homer in the sixth to put the Dawgs on top 7-2 before the Wildcats came roaring back. Four walks and two wild pitches contributed to the Northwestern uprising in the seventh.

Freshman catcher Aaron Hathaway went two for four in his college debut for the Huskies, with a double and triple.

Tomorrow Washington faces Northwestern again at 10 a.m.
Northwestern    000 200 500 --  7  9  3
Washington      003 022 01x --  8 13  0

W - Robertson (1-0). L - Blesoff (0-1). Sv - Shepple (1).
2B - NU, Steve Haake; UW, Tyler Davidson 2, Hathaway, Bryan Johnson.
3B - NU, Brandon Ackley; UW, Br. Johnson, Hathaway.
HR - UW, Michael Done (1).
Link to yesterdays' game review: Davidson goes deep twice in opener

Thanks to Jeff Bechthold

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