IRVINE, Calif. — UC Irvine sophomore Matt Whitehouse needed exactly 100 pitches for a complete game 3-1 victory against Portland Saturday afternoon at Anteater Ballpark. The left hander allowed only three hits, keeping the Pilots (3-8) off-balance throughout the game and without a hit until the fifth inning.
UC Irvine (8-2) chased starter Zach Torson in the third inning, putting up three runs, including two on a Dominique Taylor triple to left-centerfield, and that was all Whitehouse needed.
After the Pilots finally got a hit on the board in the fifth inning, Jeff Melby came around to score after a walk and a pair of sacrifices.
Connor Spencer and Ronnie Shaeffer both finished with two hits for Irvine.
Check out the 18-shot photo gallery from Saturday’s first game: