With the win in the rubber match of the series the Huskies took the series 2-1 and improved to 3-3 in the Pac-10 and 20-11 overall, while the Bruins dropped to 1-2, 16-13.
Mooney entered the game in relief of
Husky starter Nick Hagadone in the fifth after the
Bruins scored their only run of the game and still had
runners aboard at first and second with only one out.
He struck out leadoff batter Blair Dunlap looking and
finally won a nine pitch battle with Brandon Crawford,
retiring him on a called third strike. In the seventh
the Bruins got two more runners on base on a single
and a walk with two outs, but Mooney struck Dunlap out
swinging to end the inning. Mooney (3-0) struck out
six in winning his third game in as many decisions.
For the Bruins, starter Tyson Brummett
(4-4) took the loss, allowing three runs on six hits
and two walks in five and a third innings. He struck
The Huskies took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of
the second when Rindal lined a 1-1 pitch from Brummett
into the visitors bullpen in left field for his sixth
homer of the season.
Rindal helped make it 2-0 in the fourth. He
led off with an infield single off the chest of Eric Taylor, Jr., stole second, took third on a flyout to
right and scored on a single to left center by Matt Stevens.
Stevens accounted for the final two
Washington runs when he greeted reliever Jason Novak
with his tenth homer of the season, a shot into the
center field screen, following a one out single by
Kyle Conley. With the homer Stevens tied Zach Clem for
the team lead and raised the Huskies' Pac-10 leading
total to 48.
The Huskies have a day off before hosting
Portland in a non-conference affair at Husky Ballpark
on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. They then return to
Pac-10 play when they travel to Arizona State for a
three game series from Friday, April 7 to Sunday,
UW 4, UCLA 1
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