Reynolds, Rittenhouse Lead UW Past OSU
March 6, 2001
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Shortstop Tila Reynolds went 2-for-4 and made several outstanding defensive plays to helpthe Washington baseball team beat Oregon State, 10-7, in a non-Pac-10 game Tuesday atGoss Stadium. The two teams play a three-game conference series later in the spring in Seattle.
Reynolds, a sophomore from Renton (Liberty High), was playing for the first time againstyounger brother Kerisi Reynolds, the Beavers' freshman second baseman. The Huskies'Reynolds had a home run, a double, a walk and two RBI and dove twice to snag linedrives. Senior Marc Rittenhouse went 3-for-4 with two doubles and stole home on astraight steal in the eighth to help the Husky cause.
The Huskies (6-2) jumped on OSU starter Paul Williams (1-1) in the first. AfterRittenhouse led off with a double, Reynolds hit his second homer of the year over the leftfield fence. A single and a walk later, Tyler Davidson drove in a run with a single andWilliams was relieved by Ben Rowe, who gave up a two-run double to Jefferson Thiel thatstaked the UW with a 5-0 lead.
The Beavers (8-8) responded quickly, however, scoring three runs in the bottom of thefirst. OSU loaded the bases on two singles and a hit batter when Brian Barden bouncedwhat looked like an inning-ending double play ball towards second base. But the ballskipped past Rittenhouse, allowing two runs to score. A single from Andy Jarvis drove ina third run before a line drive double play ended the inning.
Reynolds struck for the Huskies again in the second as he doubled off the wall in left-center and scored on a Jay Garthwaite single to give Washington a 6-3 edge. In the fourth,the Huskies extended the lead to 9-3 when Bryan Johnson belted a three-run homer off thescoreboard in right field.
After a two-run homer from OSU's Josh Carter and Rittenhouse's steal of home left thescore at 10-5, the Beavers threatened in the eighth. Seth Pietsch led off the inning with asolo homer off of UW reliever Mike Bomar, who had thrown 10 scoreless relief inningsthis season. After another run had scored, reliever Shawn Kohn got a strikeout and agroundout to leave the bases loaded.
Zack Daniels (1-0) threw five innings for the victory. Sophomore Scott Robertson recordedthe final three outs of the game for his third save of the year. Williams threw only a third ofan inning in the loss.
The Huskies and Beavers continue the brief, two-game series Wednesday with another2:00 p.m. game.
LINESCOREat Goss Stadium/Coleman FieldWashington 10, Oregon State 7Washington 510 300 010 -- 10 13 2Oregon St. 300 020 020 -- 7 15 2Zack Daniels, Mike Bomar (6), Shawn Kohn (8), Taylor Grant (9), Scott Robertson (9)and Jefferson Thiel. Paul Williams, Ben Rowe (1), Jed Mitchell (6) and Bryan Ingram. W- Daniels (1-0). L - Williams (1-1). Sv - Robertson (3). 2B - UW, Marc Rittenhouse 2,Thiel, Tila Reynolds, OSU, Andy Jarvis, Curtis Davis, Kerisi Reynolds. HR - UW,Reynolds (2), Bryan Johnson (2), OSU, Josh Carter (3), Seth Pietsch (2). T - 3:10. A - 709.