Purple Downs Gold, 9-4, In Fall Series Opener

Sept. 30, 2004

SEATTLE - Wednesday night, in the first game of the Washington baseball team's annual 'Fall World Series,' a best-of-seven intrasquad series, the Purple Team, under coach Donny Harrel, handed coach Gregg Swenson's Gold Team a 9-4 loss.

Junior shortstop Brent Lillibridge and senior right fielder Taylor Johnson led the Purple's potent attack. Lillibridge was 3-for-4 with a double and three runs while Johnson went 3-for-4 with three runs and a run batted in.

Catcher Matt Lane and first baseman Curt Rindal, both sophomores, each added two RBI for the Purple. Freshman lefty Nick Hagadone, who came on in relief of starter Jordan Ponzoha with one down in the fifth, got the win with two and two-thirds innings of relief.

Freshman Matt Hague worked the last two innings for the Purple, notching four strikeouts in two perfect frames.

The Purple Team scored two runs in the first and another two in the third and never trailed.

No Gold Team player had more than one hit, though senior third baseman Nick Batkoski and junior DH Zach Clem each knocked in a run. Junior center fielder Nick Burnham doubled for the Gold's only extra-base hit.

The series continues with game two Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Husky Ballpark. After an off day Friday, play continues Saturday and Sunday, with both days' games beginning at 11:00 a.m.

UW Baseball Fall World SeriesGame OneWed., Sept. 29, 2004

Purple 9, Gold 4

Gold Team AB R H BIBurnham, cf 5 1 1 0K Lillibridge, ss 5 0 0 0Batkoski, 3b 3 1 1 1Larsen, 1b 3 1 1 0Clem, dh 3 0 1 1Kilborn, rf 3 0 0 0 Burgher, ph-rf 1 0 0 0Showers, lf 4 0 0 0Neyens, c 4 0 1 0Anderson, 2b 4 1 0 0Totals 35 4 5 2

Purple Team AB R H BIB Lillibridge, ss 4 3 3 0Johnson, rf 4 3 3 1Stevens, lf 3 0 0 0Lane, c 2 2 1 2Rindal, 1b 4 0 1 2Rickard, cf 4 0 2 1Rundle, 2b 4 0 0 0Hague, 3b 4 1 1 0A. Lentz, dh 3 0 0 0Totals 28 9 11 6

2B - Burnham, B. Lillibridge. SB - Lane.SH - A. Lentz. SF - Lane, Johnson, Batkoski.

Gold Team IP H R ER BB SOParker, L 4.2 10 7 6 2 4Conover 4.1 2 2 2 1 1

Purple Team IP H R ER BB SOPonzoha 4.1 4 4 0 1 4Hagadone, W 2.2 1 0 0 1 1Hague 2.0 0 0 0 0 4

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