UW, Missouri End Game With 6-6 Tie
March 7, 2004
SEATTLE - The Washington baseball team, trailing throughout most of the game, rallied for two runs in theninth inning and finished with a 6-6 tie against Missouri Sunday at Husky Ballpark in the finalgame of a three-game series. The game was called after 10 innings due to Missouri's travel plansand a pre-determined time limit.
The series ended all even as each team won one game and tied the third. Washington's record isnow 7-4-1 while Missouri finished the weekend with an 11-3-1 season mark.
Down 6-4 entering the ninth, Aaron Hathaway got the rally started with a one-out single. AfterGreg Isaacson singled to put runners at the corners, he stole second. With Isaacson on the move,MU reliever Max Scherzer's pitch went wild, allowing Isaacson to move to third and Hathaway toscore. John Otness followed with a single to right, driving home Isaacson to tie the score at 6-6.
With pinch runner Nick Jiles in for Otness, Nick Batkoski grounded out, advancing Jiles tosecond. Zach Clem was issued an intentional walk and senior pinch hitter Ben Johnson flied out toleft to send the game to extra innings. Both teams went in order in the 10th.
UW starting pitcher Keaton Everitt struggled with his control in the first, issuing four walks andtwo wild pitches. The Tigers, however, were able to push only two runs across as Cody Ehlers'hard single through the right side drove in a pair of runners.
Washington tied the game at 2-2 in the second when Clem singled and scored on the second homerun of the season from freshman DH Tyler Mach.
The Tigers moved back in front, 3-2, with a run in the fourth. James Boone reached first on athrowing error by UW shortstop Brent Lillibridge and scored when Jeremy Hernandez belted atwo-out double to right-center field.
Mizzou increased its lead to 5-2 in the fifth when Ehlers connected for a two-run homer off of UWfreshman reliever Kyle Parker. It was Ehlers' fourth homer of the year.
Otness' third homer of the season cut the Tiger lead to 5-3, but Missouri tacked on a sixth in theeighth inning off of UW junior reliever Will Fenton. Fenton walked the bases loaded and thenthrew a wild pitch that allowed Brad Flanders to score.
The Huskies threatened in the eighth. A two-out single from Clem drove home Isaacson, who hadsingled and stolen second. However, Scherzer struck out Taylor Johnson with the bases loaded toend the rally.
Isaacson paced the UW offense, going 3-for-5. Ehlers finished 2-for-4 with four RBI to lead MU.
Washington continues its six-game homestand next Friday through Sunday when LoyolaMarymount travels to Seattle for a three-game series.
LINESCOREMissouri 6, #28 Washington 6game called after 10 innings due to time limitMissouri 200 120 010 0 -- 6 7 1Washington 020 001 012 0 -- 6 10 1Garrett Broshuis, Mark Alexander (7), Max Scherzer (8) and BradFlanders. Keaton Everitt, Kyle Parker (4), Joel Villalobos (7),Will Fenton (7) and Matt Lane, Aaron Hathaway (7). 2B - MU, JeremyHernandez. HR - MU, Cody Ehlers (4); UW, Tyler Mach (2),John Otness (3). T - 3:20. A - 287. Records: UW 7-4-1, MU 11-3-1.