Husky Baseball Fall To Arizona, 8-3
May 18, 2001
TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona baseball team kept its slim hopes of making the postseason alive Friday night asthe Wildcats overcame an early 3-0 lead to beat Washington 8-3, in a Pac-10 game atSancet Field. Arizona (31-23 overall, 10-12 in the Pac-10) entered the three-game serieslooking for a sweep, which would make for a .500 record in conference play. Washingtonfell to 29-21 and 7-15.
Washington jumped on the Wildcats for three runs in the first, scoring all three with twoouts. Brandon Jacobson and Marc Rittenhouse led off the game with singles and, after astrikeout and a flyout, third baseman Michael Done doubled to plate both runners. AfterTila Reynolds was hit by a pitch, first baseman Bryan Johnson singled to score Done,giving Washington a 3-0 lead.
The Wildcats responded quickly with three runs in their half of the first. Brad Hasseywalked and Erik Torres singled to put runners at first and third. Husky starter Jeff Carlsen(2-3) bounced a pitch past the catcher to allow Hassey to score and, after one groundoutmoved Torres to third, Shelley Duncan grounded out to shortstop to send Torres home.With the bases empty and two out, three consecutive singles, including an RBI base hit byJustyn St. Clair, tied the game at 3-3.
Arizona went in front in the bottom of the third. With Ernie Durazo aboard on a single, DHMatt Abram hooked a ball just inside of the left-field foul pole for his ninth homer of theyear, giving UA a 5-3 lead.
The Cats tacked on two more in the fourth to increase their lead to 7-3. With the basesloaded and two down, Duncan hit a hard ground ball that deflected off of Carlsen. AsReynolds, the Husky shortstop, tried to field the ball on the deflection, he was unable topick it up cleanly, allowing a second runner to score on the play. A solo homer byfreshman Brian Anderson in the fifth made it an 8-3 Arizona lead.
UA starter Marc Kaiser improved to 8-6 on the season with an eight and one-third inningperformance. He struck out eight and allowed only four hits the rest of the way afterallowing four in the first. Anderson and Durazo each finished with three hits for Arizonawhile Jacobson and Johnson each had two to lead the Huskies.
The Huskies and Wildcats continue the three-game series Saturday at 7:00 p.m. before theregular season comes to a close Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. game.
LINESCOREPac-10 Conference GameArizona 8, Washington 3Washington 300 000 000 -- 3 8 1Arizona 302 210 00x -- 8 13 1Jeff Carlsen, Greg Colburn (4), Randy Vanderplow (7) and Jefferson Thiel. Marc Kaiser,Anthony Sulser (9) and Ken Riley. W - Kaiser (8-6). L - Carlsen (2-3). 2B - UW,Michael Done. HR - UA, Matt Abram (9), Brian Anderson (4). T - 2:54. A - 1230.