This year’s home game for the Huskies at Safeco Field drew 2,258 fans under a closed roof, not as as big a crowd as in some past years, but the Huskies got an excellent performance by RHP Andrew Kittredge; 7 1/3 innings pitched, one run on six hits, and eight strikeouts, three of them in the second inning, when the Cardinal scored their only run on an RBI single by C Zach Jones.
The Huskies got all the runs they needed in the first inning. C Pierce Rankin opened the scoring with an RBI single, then 3B Jacob Lamb scored the winning run on a throwing error.
The Huskies padded their lead with a two-RBI single by DH Chase Anselment in the third. They added an unearned run in the fourth when SS David Bentrott scored on a ground out by 2B Doug Cherry. RF Bradley Boyer hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth to make the score 6-1. The Huskies completed the scoring with two runs in the eighth; 2B Doug Cherry hit an RBI single, and pinch-hitter Sean Meehan scored on a ground out.
LF Julian Pollard made a good catch of a ball hit into left field by Jones to end the Cardinal half of the seventh inning. The Huskies also helped Kittredge with a double play in the third, and they got another double play in the eighth right after Kittredge was replaced with Adam Cimber. Cimber struck out three of the five batters he faced.
The Huskies got three unearned runs on four Cardinal errors; they only out-hit the Cardinal by 8-7.
Cardinal starter Jordan Pries got the loss. He went 4 1/3 innings, allowed three earned runs on five hits, and walked three.
The win gives the Huskies a record of 23-19, 7-7 in Pac-10 play. The Cardinal is 21-16, 10-7 in the Pac-10. The two losses to Washington have put Stanford three games behind Arizona State in the Pac-10 standings. Kittredge’s record is now 6-3, 5.01 ERA with 75 strikeouts. The Huskies and Cardinal will play one more game on Sunday.
Story from University of Washington official athletic site:
Kittredge Pitches Huskies Past No. 21 Stanford At Safeco