TACOMA — Late rallies by Washington clinched two of the three games as the Huskies defeated the UC Davis baseball team once Friday and two more times on Saturday.
After falling by 4-1, 2-1 and 8-3 scores, the Aggies (4-7) will try to avoid the sweep in the series finale Sunday (1 p.m.) at Washington (6-4-1).
Saturday’s opener was the biggest heartbreaker for UCD, which scored its run in the third inning when Steve Patterson singled home Tino Lipson with two outs.
The Huskies tied the game in the fourth, when Brian Wolfe went deep off of Aggie starter Spencer Koopmans, setting the stage for a wild finish.
With UW freshman Kyle London standing on second base in the bottom of the ninth, Brendan Berry hit a fly ball to center field, where it was dropped by Kevin Barker. With London already speeding toward third base after tagging, Barker’s throw missed the cut-off man, allowing the game-winning run to score.
Similar late-inning heroics in Friday’s series opener robbed UCD starter Harry Stanwyck of a win, despite the senior right-hander taking a two-hitter into the eighth.
The Huskies snapped the Aggies’ three-game win streak by sending nine batters to the plate in the bottom of the eighth, plating four runs in the process.
UCD had taken a 1-0 lead when Austin March worked a two-out walk, then came home on Barker’s double in the second inning.
In Saturday’s nightcap, Adam Young went 3-for-3 with an RBI for the Aggies, while Patterson blasted a solo home run, but UCD could not battle back from an 8-1 deficit.