Fall Series Game Two Ends In 3-3 Tie

Oct. 1, 2004

SEATTLE - The second game of the annual UW baseball 'Fall World Series' ended in a 3-3 tie after eight innings Thursday night due to a time limit imposed by NCAA practice limitations. In an impromptu decision, the winner of game three, to be played Saturday at 11 a.m., will be declared the winner of both games two and three.

In Thursday night's game two, the Gold Team, under coach Gregg Swenson, took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when leadoff hitter Nick Burnham singled and eventually came around on a wild pitch.

In the second, the Purple, under coach Donny Harrel, took a 2-1 lead. Catcher Matt Lane singled to lead off and then scored on a double from third baseman Matt Stevens. Stevens came around to give his side a 2-1 edge on a single from center fielder Cory Rickard.

In the sixth, the Gold knotted the score at 2-2 as a single from first baseman Kyle Larsen drove home Burnham. In the bottom of the sixth, however, Brent Lillibridge singled and scored to put the Purple on top.

The Gold Team's tying run scored in the seventh when a Nick Batkoski bases-loaded sacrifice fly drove home Michael Burgher, who had walked.

Freshman Brandon McKerney threw five and one-third solid innings for the Purple Team, allowing two runs (both unearned) on three hits. Sophomore Hunter Hughes got the start for the Gold, surrendering two runs on three hits over four innings.

After a day off Friday, the series resumes Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Husky Ballpark. Sunday's game four has been moved to 2:00 p.m.

UW Baseball Fall World SeriesGame TwoThu., Sept. 30

Purple 3, Gold 3 (called a tie after eight innings)

Gold Team AB R H BIBurnham, lf 3 2 2 0Showers, 2b 3 0 0 0Batkoski, 3b 3 0 1 1Larsen, 1b 4 0 1 1Clem, dh 3 0 1 0Kilborn, rf 3 0 0 0Neyens, c 4 0 0 0K Lillibridge, ss 4 0 0 0Burgher, cf 2 1 0 0Totals 29 3 5 2

Purple Team AB R H BIB Lillibridge, ss 2 1 1 0Johnson, rf/p 3 0 0 0Rindal, 1b 4 0 0 0Lane, c 1 1 1 0Stevens, 3b/cf 3 1 1 1Rickard, cf 3 0 1 1Rundle, 2b 3 0 0 0Patchett, lf 3 0 0 0A Lentz, dh 3 0 0 0 Hague, p/3b 0 0 0 0Totals 25 3 4 2

2B - Stevens. SH - Johnson. SF - Batkoski.

Gold Team IP H R ER BB SOHughes 4.0 3 2 1 2 2Powell 2.0 1 1 0 1 3Hague 2.0 0 0 0 2 0

Purple Team IP H R ER BB SOMcKerney 5.1 3 2 0 1 2Johnson 1.0 1 1 1 5 2Hague 1.2 1 0 0 0 2

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