The Washington baseball team rallied from an early deficit to knock off visiting Oregon 8-3 on Friday in both teams' Pac-12 openers in Seattle.
Huskies starter Aaron West (3-1) allowed the two early runs, but settled down to go six-plus innings for the win. At one point, he retired 13 Ducks in a row, finishing with three runs allowed on five hits with three strikeouts and no walks.
Aaron Jones and Brett Hambright had RBI singles for Oregon (12-4 overall, 0-1 Pac-12) in the first two innings. The Huskies got on the board when Jayce Ray scored on a wild pitch, Chase Anselment then singled in a run and UW took the lead on a double play groundout.
The Huskies (11-6, 1-0) added runs on a fielder's choice, an error and catcher's interference, as the Ducks struggled with the fundamentals.
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The two teams finish their weekend series with a noon doubleheader Saturday.
Washington 8, #17 Oregon 3
Oregon 110 000 100 -- 3 7 3
Washington 000 302 30x -- 8 11 0
Alex Keudell, ThomasThorpe (7), David Wylie (8) and Brett Hambright. Aaron West, Tyler Kane (7), Nick Palewicz (8), Joshua Fredendall (9) and B.K. Santy. W - West (3-1). L - Keudell (1-3). 2B - UW, Jayce Ray. HR - UO, Kyle Garlick (2); UW, Ryan Wiggins (2). T - 2:25. A - 346. Records: UO 0-1 Pac-12, 12-3 overall; UW 1-0 Pac-12; 11-6 overall.