Boudon Belts Three Homers In 16-3 Win Over Cal
April 25, 2003
SEATTLE - Junior designated hitter Chad Boudon hit three home runs, including a grand slam,and drove in eight runs as the Washington baseball team routed California, 16-3, Friday night atHusky Ballpark in the opening game of a three-game Pac-10 series.
Boudon, a Shorewood High grad and transfer from the University of Hawaii, became only the secondHusky to hit three home runs in a game in 11 seasons under coach Ken Knutson very probably ties the school record, though records prior to the early 1980s are incomplete. With16 homers on the season, Boudon moved into a tie for second place on the UW single-season list,three short of Dominic Woody's school record of 19, set in 1999. Boudon's eight RBI are also themost by a Husky in the Knutson era.
The Huskies, winners of five in a row, improved to 27-12 overall and 5-5 in the Pac-10 while Calfell to 24-20 and 8-8.
Husky senior starter Sean White (6-3), pitching on his 22nd birthday, picked up his sixthconsecutive victory and his eighth straight in Pac-10 play, dating back to last season. Whiteworked seven innings, allowing three runs on only four hits while striking out six.
Cal took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when a two-out single from Brian Horwitz drove homeConor Jackson, who had reached on a walk.
But the Huskies stormed back, sending 13 batters to the plate in a seven-run first. Brent Lillibridgeled off with a double and moved to third on a single from Aaron Hathaway. After Kyle Larsensingled to drive in Lillibridge, John Otness loaded the bases on a walk, and Boudon's sacrifice flysent home a second Husky run. Tila Reynolds doubled off the wall in left-center to drive in twomore and Mike Wagner's ninth home run of the year continued the outburst.
After Cal starter Jesse Ingram (2-1) walked Taylor Johnson, he was relieved by Adam Gold, whoreloaded the bases by allowing a single to Lillibridge and hitting Greg Isaacson with a pitch. Goldthen unleashed a wild pitch to allow Johnson to score the Huskies' seventh run. After walkingHathaway, Gold got Larsen to fly out to the warning track in left to end the inning.
In the second inning, with Cal's third pitcher of the game -- Aaron Swick -- on in relief, Boudonhammered his first home run of the season, a solo shot to left. In the fourth, he hit another soloshot, going the other way down the right-field line for his second.
In the fourth, Cal cut the Huskies' lead to 8-3 on a two-run homer from Horwitz, his sixth of theyear. However, in the bottom of the fourth, after Boudon's second homer, Wagner singled andscored on a Johnson double, upping the Husky edge to 10-3.
In the fifth, Washington had a run in and the bases loaded when Swick was relieved by BrianMontalbo, who came on to face Boudon. After working the count full, Boudon delivered the grandslam to left-center field. Boudon added his eighth RBI with a two-out single in the sixth.
Ingram suffered the loss for the Bears, allowing seven runs on five hits in two-thirds of an inning.Horwitz was Cal's offensive leader, going 2-for-3 with all three of the Bears' runs batted in.
Aside from Boudon's 4-for-5, eight-RBI night, Washington, which got hits from eight of ninestarters and runs from all nine, was led by three hits each from Hathaway, Larsen, and Wagner.
The Huskies and Bears continue the three-game series Saturday with a p.m. game. Admission toSaturday's game is free, part of the annual 'Spring Fling,' which also includes the spring footballgame and Husky crew, volleyball, swimming, softball and tennis.
LINESCOREPacific-10 Conference GameWashington 16, California 3California 100 200 000 -- 3 4 3Washington 710 251 00x -- 16 22 0Jesse Ingram, Adam Gold (1), Aaron Swick (2), Brian Montalbo (5),Jeremy Burchett (7), Blake Read (8) and Chris Grossman, MattEinspahr (7). Sean White, Scott Robertson (8) and Aaron Hathaway.W - White (6-3). L - Ingram (2-1). 2B - Cal, Conor Jackson; UW,Brent Lillibridge, Tila Reynolds, Taylor Johnson. HR - Cal, BrianHorwitz (6); UW, Mike Wagner (9), Chad Boudon 3 (16). T - 3:15. A- 694. Records: Cal 24-20, 8-8; UW 27-12, 5-5.