Purple Squad Take First 'Fall World Series' Game

Oct. 2, 2003

In the first game of the Washington baseball team's annual 'Fall World Series', the Purpleteam, under the direction of assistant coach Travis Jewett, beat the Gold team, 10-3,Wednesday evening at Husky Ballpark. The Fall World Series is a set of seven games thatclose out the Huskies' fall practice season.

The Purple squad scored five runs in the first inning, highlighted by a two-run double bythird baseman Nick Batkoski. Batkoski finished the game 3-for-4 with three runs batted in.

Other highlights for the Purple included a two-run homer from sophomore left fielderZach Clem and a solo shot from junior catcher Aaron Hathaway. Hathaway was 3-for-4with three runs while Clem went 1-for-2 with two RBI, two runs and a diving catch in left.

The Gold team, coached by assistant coach Gregg Swenson, scored all three of its runs inthe third inning on a three-run homer from freshman catcher Matt Lane. At the time, thehomer cut the Purple lead to 6-3.

Freshman righty Richie Lentz threw a three-inning start for the win, allowing three runs onthree hits while striking out six. David Dowling worked the final four innings of the seven-inning game for a save, holding the Gold squad to no runs on four hits and no walks.

Freshman Jordan Ponzoha suffered the loss for the Purple in four innings of work. Juniorlefty Joel Villalobos, who sat out all of last season with an arm injury, threw the final twoinnings, allowing a run on two hits while striking out three.

The series continues Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Fall World Series Game OneOctober 1, 2003, Husky Ballpark

Gold Team AB R H BIT. Johnson, cf 4 0 0 0B. Johnson, lf 4 0 1 0Lillibridge, ss 4 0 1 0Mach, 3b 3 0 1 0Larsen, 1b 3 1 0 0Tucker, 2b 3 1 1 0Lane, c 3 1 1 3Kilborn, dh 2 0 1 0Warner, rf 1 0 0 0Allan, ph 1 0 1 0Totals 28 3 7 3

Purple Team AB R H BIIsaacson, 2b 3 1 1 0Burnham, rf 4 0 0 0Hathaway, c 4 3 3 1Batkoski, 3b 4 1 3 3Rindal, 1b 4 1 2 0Clem, lf 2 2 1 2Bauer, ss 4 1 1 1Showers, 2b 3 1 2 2Jiles, dh 3 0 0 0Totals 31 10 13 9

Gold 003 000 0 -- 3 7 0Purple 511 201 x -- 10 13 0

2B - Allan, Mach, Batkoski, Hathaway. HR - Lane, Clem,Hathaway.

Gold Team IP H R ER BB SOPonzoha (L) 4.0 9 9 9 1 3Villalobos 2.0 2 1 1 1 3

Purple Team IP H R ER BB SOLentz (W) 3.0 3 3 3 4 6Dowling (S) 4.0 4 0 0 0 1

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