March 4, 2012
SEATTLE, Wash. - The Saint Joseph's baseball team received solid starting outings from sophomores Daniel Thorpe and Jordan Carter but ultimately fell in both ends of a doubleheader at Washington on Sunday. The Hawks dropped the first contest, 2-1, before the Huskies completed the sweep with a 6-0 in the nightcap at Husky Ballpark.
In game one, the Huskies struck in their final at bat as a sacrifice fly by Chase Anselment gave Washington the 2-1 win in a seven-inning contest.
Saint Joseph's (1-9) took the lead in the top of the third when Quinn Renner led off the frame with a walk and came around to score on a throwing error that followed an infield single by Kevin Kratochwill.
Washington (9-3) got even in the bottom of the fourth as pinch hitter Andrew Ely hit a two-out single to left center to bring in Anselment with the tying run.
The Huskies won it in the bottom of the seventh as Anselment's one-out sacrifice fly brought home Jacob Lamb with the winning run.
Nick Palewicz earned the win in relief for UW, allowing just one walk in two innings, while Lansing Veeder took the loss for SJU. Thorpe started the game for the Hawks, allowing one run on three hits in four innings.
In the second game, Mac Acker tossed five scoreless innings and three Washington relievers combined to complete the shutout as the Huskies took home a 6-0 victory.
Anselment scored the game's first run in the bottom of the second, staking UW to a 1-0 lead after a B.K. Santy sacrifice bunt and an error. Three batters later, Joe Meggs added an RBI single to double the lead.
The Huskies extended the lead to 5-0 in the sixth on an Anselment home run and RBI singles by Caleb Brown and Meggs.
Anselment added a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh to set the final scoreline.
Carter took the loss, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits in five-and-a-third innings. Acker improved to 2-1 on the year, allowing just four hits and two walks to go with five strikeouts in five innings.
Kratochwill was 4-for-4 in the game to lead the SJU offense.
The Hawks will close out their trip to the Pacific Northwest with a pair of games against Seattle University on Tuesday and Wednesday.