Boudon Single Breaks Tie As UW Beats Portland 9-5
May 7, 2003
SEATTLE - Junior Chad Boudon's two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning broke a 3-3 tieas the Washington baseball team completed a season sweep of Portland with a 9-5 win Wednesdayat Husky Ballpark.
Boudon, who Tuesday night tied the UW single-season home runs record with his 19th, didn'tbreak the record Wednesday, but came up with the decisive hit in the eighth, singling sharply upthe middle with two outs to drive in Justin Drake and Brent Lillibridge. Consecutive doubles byKyle Larsen, Mike Wagner and Tila Reynolds followed, sending home four more runs to shut thedoor on the Pilots.
Portland scored two runs in the ninth on a walk and an error with the bases loaded, but Huskyreliever Trent Baysinger (3-1) secured the win, getting Mike McRae to ground out to end the gamewith the bases left full.
The win improved Washington's season record to 33-14 in the Huskies' final non-conferencegame of the year. Portland dropped to 9-37-1.
Portland took the first lead of the game with a single run in the third. Leadoff hitter Tyler Perkinswalked, moved to second on a balk and to third on a groundout before scoring on a wild pitch togive the Pilots a 1-0 lead.
Washington went in front in the bottom of the third. With one down, Larsen drew a bases-loadedwalk to tie the game. The next batter, John Otness reached on a force at second base to drive in asecond run and the Huskies led, 2-1.
The Pilots took back the lead in the fifth when, with a runner on first, right fielder Kory Castobelted his 10th homer of the year and third against the Huskies. The two-run shot down the right-field line lifted UP to a 3-2 lead.
The UW tied the game in the sixth. Greg Isaacson reached on his third single of the game andeventually scored from third on an Otness sacrifice fly to knot the score at 3-3.
Pilots freshman starter Josh Roberts (0-9) suffered the loss despite a strong effort. The SnohomishHigh grad left the game with two outs and two on in the eighth with the score tied at 3-3, but thetwo runners he left on base scored on Boudon's single to give him the loss.
UW sophomore lefty Jamie Hawkins didn't figure in the decision in his first career start, allowingthree runs in four and one-third innings.
Next up, the Huskies travel to UCLA for a three-game, Pac-10 Conference series at JackieRobinson Stadium. All three games -- Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. -- will air live on KKNW AM-1150. After the UCLA series, the UW returns to Husky Ballpark forthe final six games of the regular season as Arizona State and USC both visit for three-game sets.
LINESCOREWashington 9, Portland 5Portland 001 020 002 -- 5 7 0Washington 002 010 06x -- 9 11 1Josh Roberts, Stephen Ball (8), Jared Adams (8) and Brock Griffin.Jamie Hawkins, Scott Robertson (5), Trent Baysinger (8) andBen Johnson, Aaron Hathaway (9). W - Baysinger (3-1). L - Roberts(0-9). 2B - UW, Brent Lillibridge, Kyle Larsen, Mike Wagner,Tila Reynolds. HR - UP, Kory Casto (10). T - 3:20. A - 281.Records: UP 9-37-1; UW 33-14.