WSU Comeback Falls Short In 13-10 Loss At LCSC
May 16, 2001
LEWISTON, Idaho - The Lewis-Clark State Warriors jumped to a 9-2 lead, then held off Washington State's mid-game challenge to post a 13-10 non-conference baseball win Wednesday evening at Harris Field.
Cougar (15-36) starter Justin Cayetano (3-4) took the loss, while Ryan Heitmann (4-1) picked up the win for LCSC (50-12). Heitmann struck out four in 1.2 innings of hitless ball. The Warrior win gave LCSC a sweep of the five-game series with WSU.
Stefan Bailie's two home runs highlighted WSU's 13-hit attack. Bailie went yard in the second with a solo shot, then came back with his 16th home run of the season in the ninth, also a bases empty blast. Bailie's 28 career home runs in two seasons moved him into seventh on the WSU career list and his 16 this season jumped him to tenth on the one-season list.
Nick Walker gave the Warriors the early lead with a two-run double in the first inning and Mike Madrid followed later in the inning with a single that plated two more LCSC runs. In the second inning Matt Hellman's eighth home run of the season added a pair of runs as the home club jumped to an 8-1 lead after two innings.
Trailing 9-2 in the fourth, the Cougars climbed back into the game with six runs on five hits, pulling to within one run of the Warriors.
Mike Knight's double sent two WSU runners home in the fourth and later stole home to score WSU's sixth run of the inning. An Aaron Smith single and a sacrifice fly by Brandon Reddinger's scored two more Cougar runs, while Evan Hecker scored on a passed ball by LCSC catcher Trevor Brown.
Holding to a slim one-run lead 9-8 in the seventh inning, the Warriors scored once on Brendon Ryan's run-scoring single, then added three insurance runs in the eighth on Yoshi Kimura's three-run home run, his eighth of the year.
WSU also added single runs in the eighth and ninth innings, the last tally on Bailie's second home run of the game.
The Cougars close out the 2001 baseball season beginning Friday with a three-game series at home against nationally ranked Stanford. The opener begins at 6 p.m., with single games Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Bailey-Brayton Field.
WSU 011 600 011 - 10 13 1
LCSC 531 000 13x - 13 15 0
Justin Cayetano, Tony Banszak (2), Nick Kenyon (4), Donny Davis (7) and Brandon Reddinger.
Chris Mabeus, J.R. Crider (3), Nic Puckett (4), Ryan Heitmann (4), Norimasa Miyaguni (6) Ben Royce (6), Nick Gravelle (8) and Trevor Brown, Tyler Best (5).
W - Heitmann (4-1). L - Cayetano (3-4). Save - None. HR - Bailie 2 (16), Hellman (8), Hecker (2), Kimura (8).
T -3:20. A -309.
WSU Hits - Bailie 2, Thomas 2, Hecker 3, Robertson 2, Smith, Knight 2, Reddinger.
LCSC Hits - Ryan 2, Walker 2, Brown, Madrid, Hellman 2, Kimura 3, Osuna 2, O'Leary, Best.
E - Gates. 2B - Walker 2, O'Leary, Osuna, Thomas, Knight. 3B - Hecker.