Huskies Capitalize On Four Cougar Errors

March 21, 2001

SEATTLE - The Washington baseball team, off to its best start since 1994 at 13-4 on the season,completed a two-game, non-conference series sweep, beating Washington State, 7-4,Wednesday night at Husky Ballpark.

Six of the Huskies' seven runs in the game were unearned, thanks to four Cougar errors.Third baseman Michael Done went 2-for-2 with two doubles, two walks and a hit-by-pitch,and freshman second baseman John Otness finished 3-for-5 with three runs batted in.

Down 3-0, the Huskies scored one unearned run in the fourth when Done doubled downthe right field line and moved to third when the ball was mis-played in the corner. Hescored on an Otness groundout.

In the fifth, the Huskies posted four more unearned runs. With two down and runners atfirst and second, Jay Garthwaite bounced a ball to shortstop Richard Hall, a former Husky,who was distracted by the runner and couldn't field the ball cleanly. That opened the floodgates as Tyler Davidson singled home two runs. After a walk, Otness drove in two morewith another single to give the UW a 5-3 lead.

Just as in Tuesday night's game, WSU (8-16) posted an early 3-0 lead. In the first, MikeKnight reached on an error and eventually scored on an infield single from Bookie Gates.In the third, Knight walked and scored on a double from Stefan Bailie, and Bailie camearound on a double from Tyson Boston.

The Cougars pulled within a run at 5-4 with a run in the seventh, but in the bottom of theinning, Tyler Davidson reached on an error and scored on Done's second double. Donethen scored on a single from pinch hitter Duggan Moran.

Husky junior starter Randy Vanderplow improved to 1-1 with the win, the first of hiscareer, working five innings. Scott Robertson pitched the ninth for his fourth save of theseason. WSU starter Tyson Thompson (1-3) worked four and two-thirds in the loss,despite not allowing an earned run.

The Huskies and Cougars both travel to the Bay Area this Friday through Sunday for three-game Pac-10 series. The Cougs take on California while Washington heads to SunkenDiamond to face No. 1 Stanford. All three Stanford games will air live on KSRB AM-1150and on www.1150ksrb.com.

LINESCORESNon-Conference GameWashington 7, Washington State 4Wash. St.     102 000 100 -- 4 6 4Washington    000 140 20x -- 7 8 1Tyson Thompson, Lanakila Niles (5), Jamin Svendsen (7), Justin Cayetano (7), DonnyDavis (8) and Jon Baeder. Randy Vanderplow, Matt Gardner (6), Shawn Kohn (7),Trevor Gibson (8), Scott Robertson (9) and Chad Yarbrough, Tim Rice (8).. W -Vanderplow (1-1). L - Thompson (1-3). Sv - Robertson (4). 2B - WSU, Stefan Bailie,Tyson Boston, Adrian Thomas, UW, Michael Done 2. T - 3:31. A - 662.
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