UW Rallies To Beat UBC, 7-6, In Exhibition

April 28, 2004

SEATTLE - Washington scored four runs in the ninth to beat British Columbia, 7-6, in anexhibition game Wednesday night at Husky Ballpark.

While the game was a non-counting exhibition for the Huskies, it did count on UBC's record. TheThunderbirds, who play in the NAIA, fell to 26-20 with the loss.

The first five Huskies in the ninth reached, including one on an error. The Husies tied the game onan RBI single from freshman DH Tyler Mach and won it when sophomore shorstop Brian Bauerbelted a double to center with one out to drive home Matt Lane.

UBC trailed 3-1 heading into the eighth before posting five runs, taking advantage of three errorsby a cast of Husky reserves. Washington used 19 position players in the game. UBC right fielderRichard Smythe had the big hit, breaking a 3-3 tie with a two-run single.

Washington center fielder Brent Lillibridge led off the game with a home run and the Huskiesdidn't trail until the Thunderbirds posted their big eighth inning.

Washington tacked on a second run in the first when Greg Isaacson walked, moved to third on awild pickoff throw and scored on a ground out. Another UBC error allowed Isaacson to scoreanother unearned run in the third.

UBC used a different pitcher in each inning. Reliever Dan Osachoff (4-2), who began the ninth,suffered the loss. UW freshman Jordan Ponzoha worked a scoreless ninth to get the win. Huskyfreshman Richie Lentz started the game and threw four innings of no-hit ball, walking one andstriking out three.

Thunderbirds designated hitter Connor Janes led off the fifth with a solo home run, his team's firsthit and first run of the game.

This Friday through Sunday, Washington travels to Oregon State for a three-game, Pac-10 seriesin Corvallis. All three games will air live on KKNW AM-1150, starting at 5:00 p.m. Friday, 4:00p.m. Saturday and 1:00 p.m. Sunday.

LINESCOREWashington 7, British Columbia 6UBC            000 010 050 -- 6  6 2Washington     201 000 004 -- 7 10 3Brad Ashman, Dan Woelders (2), Paul Bruder (3), Matt Miller (4),Doug Grant (5), Mark Roberts (6), John Campbell (7), Brent Mutis(8), Dan Osachoff (9) and Brendan Kornberger. Richie Lentz, JoshConover (5), Jamie Hawkins (8), Jordan Ponzoha (9) and AaronHathaway, Matt Lane (5). W - Ponzoha. L - Osachoff (4-2) 2B - UBC,Kornberger; UW, Hathaway, Brian Bauer. HR - UBC, Connor Janes (2);UW, Brent Lillibridge. T - 2:47. A - 227.
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