Tyler Davis records his 10th victory as Huskies take another Pac-12 series
Tyler Davis first Husky to win 10 games since Tim Lincecum in 2006
Seattle Times news services
SALT LAKE CITY — Tyler Davis allowed one run over eight innings and became Washington’s first 10-game winner since Tim Lincecum in 2006 with an 11-1 victory over Utah in Pac-12 baseball Saturday.
With the victory, the Huskies (31-11-1, 18-5 Pac-12) won their eighth Pac-12 series in eight tries this season.
Davis (10-1) has won each of his past eight starts and has allowed two or fewer earned runs in 10 consecutive starts. He gave up seven hits Saturday, with five strikeouts and two walks.
The Huskies broke it open against Utah (13-27, 3-17) in the final three innings, scoring nine times and collecting 13 hits.
Trevor Mitsui had three of the Huskies’ 15 hits. Alex Schmidt and Erik Forgione had two hits each. One of Schmidt’s hits was a solo home run.
• Patrick McGrath hit a run-scoring single in the bottom of the 10th inning to push Washington State (20-22, 10-10 Pac-12) a 4-3 victory over No. 24 USC (24-20, 12-11) in Pullman. McGrath’s hit scored Nick Tanielu. The winning rally started when Tanielu lined a single to center field, his third hit of the game.
• Gonzaga (20-25, 15-9 West Coast) scored the tying and go-ahead runs on walks in the eighth inning in posting a 6-4 road victory over Brigham Young (18-27, 8-13). Gonzaga trailed 4-3 entering the eighth inning and rallied to load the bases with two outs for Mitchell Gunsolus. BYU closer Brandon Kinser then walked Gunsolus on four consecutive pitches and then Caleb Wood.
• The Seattle University game against Grand Canyon was halted by rain Saturday with the Antelopes leading 7-0 after 4½ innings at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. The game is scheduled to resume at noon Sunday.
• Central Washington (28-18, 17-14 Great Northwest) dropped an 11-6 decision to Saint Martin’s in Lacey. The Saints (16-28, 14-17) were helped by a six-run eighth inning. The second game of the doubleheader was rained out.
• Washington scored a men’s dual-meet victory, beating Washington State on its home track 84-79, while the Cougar women edged out an 82-81 victory over the Huskies. For the Huskies men, a late victory in the 3,000 meters by Meron Simon in 8:17.73 garnered enough points for the victory. One of the best men’s races was the 800, where the Huskies’ Izaic Yorks (1:48.15) and Derrick Daigre (1:48.49) edged the Cougars’ Jesse Jorgensen (1:48.62). For the Huskies women, Gianna Woodruff set a meet record with a 57.72 in the 400 hurdles.
• Western Washington’s Ryan Macdonald, with a season best of 159 feet, 3 inches, led a 1-2-3-4 sweep in the men’s discus and the Vikings’ Bethany Drake (151-6) won the women’s javelin at the Saint Martin’s Invitational.
• Washington’s home game against Arizona was rained out Saturday, and will be made up Sunday, with a doubleheader starting at 9:30 a.m.
• Western Oregon rallied from a seven-run deficit to claim the GNAC crown in Richland with a 20-9 victory over Central Washington. The Wolves (33-21) spotted the Wildcats (30-18) a 7-0 lead, but then scored eight runs in the second inning to take command. WOU catcher Bridjet Box was named the tournament MVP after hitting three homers in the title game.
• Seattle U maintained its sixth-place position after the second round of the Western Athletic Conference championships at Stallion Mountain Golf Club in Las Vegas. Kyle Cornett is tied for 18th place at 3-over 147.
• Washington State won the Fawley Cup on the Snake River at Wawawai Landing, winning the varsity-eight battle in unfavorable water conditions at 6:56.67. Gonzaga, which held the lead with 650 meters remaining, had a runner-up time of 7:00.45.
• Washington State’s women’s varsity eight was evenly matched with Oregon State all the way to the finish line on the Snake River. After extensive video analysis, a winner could not be decided with 100 percent certainty, and it was declared a dead heat with both boats clocking times of 7:18.88.