Huskies, Zags Split Baseball Doubleheader
May 14, 2002
SEATTLE - The Washington baseball team closed out its non-conference play for the year by splitting adoubleheader with Gonzaga Tuesday at Husky Ballpark. The Zags took game one, 12-10,before the Huskies won the nightcap, 10-3.
The split moved the UW's record to 26-23-1 on the season while Gonzaga is now 26-27.
In the first game, Gonzaga slugger Nate Gold, who leads the nation in home runs, beltedhis 31st of the year, a three-run shot, to break a 9-9 tie in the seventh. The homer set a newWest Coast Conference single-season record, formerly held by San Francisco's TagBozied (30 in 1999).
The Huskies had taken an 8-4 lead with a six-run fourth inning as shortstop Tila Reynolds(Renton/Liberty) hit a two-run home run and Tyler Davidson (Edmonds/Meadowdale)belted a three-run shot in the frame.
Sam Hess went 4-for-5 and John Gebbers had four RBI to lead the Zags in the opener. TheHuskies were led by junior Jay Garthwaite (Kent/Kent-Meridian), who had two doublesand a ninth-inning solo home run. The UW also got three hits and two runs batted in fromfreshman catcher Aaron Hathaway (Vancouver/Columbia River).
GU reliever Kemp Quackenbush (1-0) allowed one run over four innings for the game-onevictory while UW freshman reliever Josh Conover (Kirkland/Lake Washington), whosurrendered the Gold homer, suffered the loss to fall to 0-1.
In the second game, the UW scored two runs in each of the first two innings and nevertrailed. Senior starter Zack Daniels (Fircrest/Charles Wright) threw his first career completegame, allowing seven hits, for the victory to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Sophomore John Otness (Tacoma/Wilson) went 4-for-4 in the nightcap. Freshman rightfielder Taylor Johnson (Vancouver/Skyview) hit a solo home run and went 2-for-6 in gametwo while freshman shortstop Nick Batkoski (Federal Way) had two doubles in three atbats.
Gonzaga starter Steve Hare (0-1) went only two innings in the loss while Gold belted hissecond homer of the doubleheader and 32nd of the year. Kemp Quackenbush, who earnedthe win in game one, hit a homer as the DH in game two.
The Huskies' next action is at Oregon State this Friday through Sunday. The series openeris Friday at 5:00 p.m. with games on Saturday and Sunday both begin at 1:00 p.m.
LINESCORESGame 1 -- Gonzaga 12, Washington 10Gonzaga 200 213 400 -- 12 18 1Washington 002 601 001 -- 10 16 2Kyle Nearhood, Brad Welker (4), Kemp Quackenbush (6) and Brian Munhall.Jeff Petersen, Scott Robertson (5), Josh Conover (7), Will Fenton (7) andAaron Hathaway. W - Quackenbush (1-0). L - Conover (0-1). 2B - GU, Sam Hess, JoshGebbers; UW, Jay Garthwaite 2, Michael Done, Tyler Davidson. 3B - UW, Tila Reynolds;HR - GU, Munhall (5), Nate Gold (31); UW, Reynolds (2), Davidson (11), Garthwaite(14). T - 3:21.
Game 2 -- Washington 10, Gonzaga 3Gonzaga 001 100 001 -- 3 7 0Washington 220 130 00x -- 10 14 0Steve Hare, John Gonzalez (2), Eric Everson (5), Eric Dworkis (8) and Kevin Richardson.Zack Daniels and Ben Johnson. W - Daniels (2-0). L - Hare (0-1). 2B - UW,Nick Batkoski 2, Brandon Jacobson. 3B - GU, John Gebbers. HR - GU, KempQuackenbush (6), Nate Gold (32); UW, Taylor Johnson (4). T - 2:38. A - 299.