Garthwaite Goes 4-for-4 In Win Over WSU

March 26, 2002

LEWISTON, Idaho - Center fielder Jay Garthwaite continued his career-long success againstWashington State, going 4-for-4 Tuesday as the Washington baseball team out-slugged WSU, 18-12, to complete a sweep of a two-game, non-conference series atHarris Field.

The loss was the ninth in a row for the Cougars (10-15) while the Huskiesimproved to 11-8-1.

Garthwaite, a junior from Kent (Kent-Meridian), belted a two-run homer in thesecond inning, his seventh of the year and his eighth in 11 career games vs.WSU. With five RBI in the game, he has 19 career vs. the Huskies' rival. InMonday's series opener, Garthwaite was 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI.

Freshman first baseman Kyle Larsen (Redmond/Eastlake) also had a good day at theplate for the UW, going 3-for-6 with a double, three runs scored and four runsbatted in. Junior left fielder Brandon Jacobson added a two-run homer, his firstof the year. Shortstop Tila Reynolds (Renton/Liberty) went 3-for-3 with fourruns and an RBI. Reynolds has hit safely in 19 of 20 games this season.

WSU was led by DH Wes Falkenborg, who went 3-for-4 with three RBI. Centerfielder Evan Hecker went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and a double.

Husky freshman reliever Will Fenton (Kingston/North Kitsap) threw two scorelessinnings to improve to pick up his first career win (1-1). WSU reliever LanakilaNiles (1-2) worked three innings in the loss.

The teams traded runs throughout the early part of the game. Down 2-1 headinginto the bottom of the second, the Cougars got three singles, a Husky error anddoubles from Derek Bruce, Evan Hecker and Bookie Gates to post six runs and takea 7-2 lead.

The Huskies, however, tied the game at 7-7 with a five-run third inning beforegoing in front, 10-7, with three more runs in the fourth. But the Cougars cameback in the bottom half of the frame to tie the score with three runs.

Washington broke free for good in the sixth when Larsen's double down the left-field line drove in a pair of runs. After Garthwaite was intentionally walkedbefore a single from Michael Done (Littleton, Colo.) sent home a third run inthe inning. Freshman catcher Aaron Hathaway (Vancouver/Columbia River) made it15-10 when his single scored Garthwaite and Done.

Next up for the Huskies is a three-game series at Arizona State this Thursdaythrough Saturday, the first Pac-10 games of the season for Washington. All threeUW-ASU games will air live on KKNW AM-1150. Gametime Thursday and Friday is 5:00p.m. PST while Saturday is a 1:00 p.m. game.

LINESCOREWashington 18, Washington State 12Washington     025 305 300 -- 18 16 2Wash. St.      160 300 002 -- 12 19 5Jeff Petersen, Scott Robertson (2), Will Fenton (5), Josh Conover (7),Greg Colburn (8), Tyler Shepple (9) and Aaron Hathaway, Ben Johnson (8). JoshBartlome, Jamin Svendsen (3), Lanakila Niles (4), Bryce Chamberlin (7) and JonBaeder, Brandon Reddigner (8). W - Fenton (1-1). L - Niles (1-2). 2B - UW,Kyle Larsen, Greg Isaacson, WSU, Jeff LaRue, Derek Bruce, Evan Hecker, BookieGates, David Eno. HR - UW, Jay Garthwaite (7), Brandon Jacobson (1). T - 3:18. A- 189.
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