Irvine-Portland - 02

CBD Photo Gallery: Whitehouse Gem Leads Irvine Past Portland,

Matt Whitehouse had the complete game.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:

  • Matt Whitehouse was lights out.
  • Michael Lucarelli applies the tag to Connor Spencer.
  • Taylor Sparks charges a ball and throws to first.
  • Jeff Melby broke up the no-hit bid and scored Portland's only run.
  • Taylor Sparks watches the ball go through after his diving attempt came up short.
  • Ryan Barr lackadaisically tries to catch a fly ball.
  • Ryan Barr drops an easy fly ball.
  • Jeff Stephens smothers a ball at second.
  • Jeff Stephens throws to first.
  • Matt McCallister gave Portland a chance with 5.1 scoreless IP.
  • Michael Lucarelli tags out Dominique Taylor.
  • Michael Lucarelli throws to first base.
  • Dominique Taylor eyes extra bases.
  • Dominique Taylor tries to throw out a runner.
  • Matt Whitehouse threw a complete game.
  • Lucas Hunter keeps his head down.
  • Michael Lucarelli dives back into first base.
  • Jeff Melby tries to throw out a batter.
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