May 31, 2014
OXFORD, Miss. – Washington’s Tyler Davis went the distance Saturday afternoon and pitched the Huskies past Georgia Tech, 8-0, in first game of the NCAA Oxford Regional at Ole Miss’s Swayze Field.
Rookies Ryan Peurifoy and Brandon Gold each had hits for the Yellow Jackets (36-26), who will play either Ole Miss or Jacksonville State in an elimination game Sunday at 11 a.m. CT (12 p.m. ET) on ESPN3.
Davis, who was bolstered with an early 1-0 in the first inning, limited the Jackets to just four hits in the game. The righty fanned eight against no walks and improved to 11-2. He entered the regional with the Pac 12’s fourth-best ERA of 1.75 ERA in 97.2 innings.
The Huskies (40-15-1) used some small ball to manufacture the game’s first run. Leadoff man Braden Bishop was hit by a pitch, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, swiped third and scored thanks to Austin Rei’s RBI single through the left side.
Davis got the cushion he needed thanks to a four-run, four-hit inning by the Huskies in the fourth – the big blow being a two-out, two-run single from Bishop that made it 5-0. All of UW’s damage came with two outs.
Bishop, who reached base all five times, was 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI. Brandon Berry also had three hits for the Huskies.