WSU Falls To Quick Scoring Washington 20-8

March 20, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. -- - The Washington Huskies put up 14 runs in the first inning to hand host Washington State a 20-8 setback in a non-conference baseball game Saturday at Bailey-Brayton Field. The two teams have each won once going into Sunday's rubber match of the three-game weekend series.

WSU (13-6) starter Aaron Trolia (3-2) took the loss, allowing eight runs, five earned, while getting just one out in the first inning. Brett Sommer, James Freeman, Bryan Stone and Brett Beetham also saw mound action for the Cougars.

The win for Washington (11-5-1) went to starter Keaton Everitt (3-1), who worked six innings and allowed nine hits and six runs. He walked five and struck out three before Jordan Ponzoha and Jamie Hawkins finished up for the Huskies.

Aaron Hathaway and Ben Johnson each collected three hits for Washington, with Johnson and Greg Isaacson each driving home four runs.

Kaeo Rubin, Grant Richardson, Jeremy Farrar and James Freeman had two hits each to pace WSU. Rubin, Farrar and Zach McAngus each drove home two runs.

Like he did the day before, shortstop Brent Lillibridge gave Washington the early lead with a leadoff home run in the first, his fifth home run of the year. Friday he hit the first pitch of the game, while Saturday he waited until the second offering. And this time his teammates used Lillibridge's first-inning offense as a catalyst.

The Huskies used 10 hits, two Cougar errors, four walks and one hit batter to score their 14 runs while sending 20 batters to the plate in the opening inning. Johnson, who started in right field and finished behind the plate, drove home three runs with a pair of doubles in the first inning, while John Otness, Kyle Larsen and Isaacson each belted two-run singles. Matt Lane, Zach Clem and Matt Tucker added run-scoring singles and Hathaway pushed home a run with a bases loaded walk.

WSU scored their first three runs in the second inning, thanks to Justin McClure's run-scoring single that scored Freeman, and a double off Rubin's bat that sent McAngus and McClure home.

In the fourth McAngus went yard for the third time in the series, this time ripping a two-run home over the left centerfield fence to score Freeman.

The Cougars added a single run in the fifth when Jay Miller scooted home on a wild pitch. In the eighth Farrar singled home both Rubin and Zach Kosturos with WSU's final runs.

After their fast start, the Huskies picked up single tallies in the fourth and fifth innings, then added two runs in the seventh and two more in the ninth. Isaacson and Johnson each had run-scoring singles in the seventh, while Brett Kilborn singled home one run in the ninth. James Allan also scored in the ninth off Nick Jiles' sacrifice fly.

The two teams wrap up the three-game series Sunday with a 1:00 p.m.

Washington (14)00 110 202 - 20 20 0
WSU 030 210 020 - 8 11 2
Aaron Trolia, Brett Sommer (1), James Freeman (1), Bryan Stone (7), Brett Beetham (9) and Brandon Reddinger.
Keaton Everitt, Jordan Ponzoha (7), Jamie Hawkins (9) and Aaron Hathaway, Ben Johnson (7).
W - Everitt (3-1). L - Trolia (3-2). Save - None. HR - Lillibridge (5), McAngus (3).
T - 3:25. A - 356.
Washington Hits - Lillibridge, Isaacson 2, Clem 2, Kilborn, Lane 2, Tucker, Larsen 2, Otness 2, Hathaway 3, Burnham, B. Johnson 3.
WSU Hits - Rubin 2, Kosturos, Richardson 2, Farrar 2, Freeman 2, McAngus, McClure.
E - Hart, McClure. 2B - Lane (40, Hathaway (30, B.Johnson 2 (3), Rubin 2 (8). 3B - Freeman (2).

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