Irvine Sweeps Doubleheader With 8-3 Win

Feb. 12, 2005

IRVINE, Calif. - UC Irvine scored six runs in the first inning, including four on a grand slam fromshortstop Chad Lundahl, and cruised to an 8-3 win over eighth-ranked Washington in thesecond game of a doubleheader at Anteater Ballpark. UCI won the first game, 6-3.

The loss dropped the Huskies to 0-2 on the season while UC Irvine improved to 4-1.

The Anteaters had already taken a 2-0 lead in the first thanks to an RBI double from thirdbaseman Matt Anderson and a balk that sent a runner home from third. With two down,Irvine loaded the bases before Lundahl, a sophomore, belted his first career home run,driving the ball over the right-field fence to give his team a 6-0 edge.

Irvine went on to post single runs in the second and third innings to increase their lead to 8-0.

Husky starter Kyle Parker lasted only two innings and suffered the loss. The sophomoreright-hander gave up seven runs (only two earned) on three hits over two innings. He alsowalked four batters and hit two.

UCI senior southpaw Glenn Swanson (1-0) earned the win with five-plus innings ofwork. After holding the UW scoreless on two hits through the fifth inning, he left in thesixth after allowing the first five Husky hitters to reach base.

In that sixth, Brent Lillibridge tripled to lead off. After Taylor Johnson walked,Nick Batkoski drove home Lillibridge with a single. A bloop single from Kyle Larsenloaded the bases and DH Curt Rindle singled to drive in two.

Michael Koehler, however, shut the door, coming on to relieve Swanson and retiringthree straight Huskies to end the threat. Koehler went on to allow only one hit and noruns in four innings to earn his first save.

Lillibridge went 2-for-4 to lead the Husky hitters.

The series wraps up Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. game.

LINESCORENon-Conference DoubleheaderGame 2 -- UC Irvine 8, Washington 3Washington     000 003 000 -- 3 7 3UC Irvine      611 000 00x -- 8 7 0Kyle Parker, Jordan Ponzoha (3), Matt Hague (7) andJoey Dunn, Matt Lane (6). Glenn Swanson, Michael Koehler(6) and Mark Wagner. W - Swanson (1-0). L - Parker (0-1).2B - UW, Nick Burnham; UCI, Matt Anderson. 3B - UW,Brent Lillibridge. HR - UCI, Chad Lundahl (1). T - 2:47. A - 592.UC Irvine scored six runs in the first inning, including four on a grand slam fromshortstop Chad Lundahl, and cruised to an 8-3 win over eighth-ranked Washington in thesecond game of a doubleheader at Anteater Ballpark. UCI won the first game, 6-3.

The loss dropped the Huskies to 0-2 on the season while UC Irvine improved to 4-1.

The Anteaters had already taken a 2-0 lead in the first thanks to an RBI double from thirdbaseman Matt Anderson and a balk that sent a runner home from third. With two down,Irvine loaded the bases before Lundahl, a sophomore, belted his first career home run,driving the ball over the right-field fence to give his team a 6-0 edge.

Irvine went on to post single runs in the second and third innings to increase their lead to 8-0.

Husky starter Kyle Parker lasted only two innings and suffered the loss. The sophomoreright-hander gave up seven runs (only two earned) on three hits over two innings. He alsowalked four batters and hit two.

UCI senior southpaw Glenn Swanson (1-0) earned the win with five-plus innings ofwork. After holding the UW scoreless on two hits through the fifth inning, he left in thesixth after allowing the first five Husky hitters to reach base.

In that sixth, Brent Lillibridge tripled to lead off. After Taylor Johnson walked,Nick Batkoski drove home Lillibridge with a single. A bloop single from Kyle Larsenloaded the bases and DH Curt Rindle singled to drive in two.

Michael Koehler, however, shut the door, coming on to relieve Swanson and retiringthree straight Huskies to end the threat. Koehler went on to allow only one hit and noruns in four innings to earn his first save.

Lillibridge went 2-for-4 to lead the Husky hitters.

The series wraps up Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. game.

LINESCORENon-Conference DoubleheaderGame 2 -- UC Irvine 8, Washington 3Washington     000 003 000 -- 3 7 3UC Irvine      611 000 00x -- 8 7 0Kyle Parker, Jordan Ponzoha (3), Matt Hague (7) andJoey Dunn, Matt Lane (6). Glenn Swanson, Michael Koehler(6) and Mark Wagner. W - Swanson (1-0). L - Parker (0-1).2B - UW, Nick Burnham; UCI, Matt Anderson. 3B - UW,Brent Lillibridge. HR - UCI, Chad Lundahl (1). T - 2:47. A - 592.UC Irvine scored six runs in the first inning, including four on a grand slam fromshortstop Chad Lundahl, and cruised to an 8-3 win over eighth-ranked Washington in thesecond game of a doubleheader at Anteater Ballpark. UCI won the first game, 6-3.

The loss dropped the Huskies to 0-2 on the season while UC Irvine improved to 4-1.

The Anteaters had already taken a 2-0 lead in the first thanks to an RBI double from thirdbaseman Matt Anderson and a balk that sent a runner home from third. With two down,Irvine loaded the bases before Lundahl, a sophomore, belted his first career home run,driving the ball over the right-field fence to give his team a 6-0 edge.

Irvine went on to post single runs in the second and third innings to increase their lead to 8-0.

Husky starter Kyle Parker lasted only two innings and suffered the loss. The sophomoreright-hander gave up seven runs (only two earned) on three hits over two innings. He alsowalked four batters and hit two.

UCI senior southpaw Glenn Swanson (1-0) earned the win with five-plus innings ofwork. After holding the UW scoreless on two hits through the fifth inning, he left in thesixth after allowing the first five Husky hitters to reach base.

In that sixth, Brent Lillibridge tripled to lead off. After Taylor Johnson walked,Nick Batkoski drove home Lillibridge with a single. A bloop single from Kyle Larsenloaded the bases and DH Curt Rindle singled to drive in two.

Michael Koehler, however, shut the door, coming on to relieve Swanson and retiringthree straight Huskies to end the threat. Koehler went on to allow only one hit and noruns in four innings to earn his first save.

Lillibridge went 2-for-4 to lead the Husky hitters.

The series wraps up Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. game.

LINESCORENon-Conference DoubleheaderGame 2 -- UC Irvine 8, Washington 3Washington     000 003 000 -- 3 7 3UC Irvine      611 000 00x -- 8 7 0Kyle Parker, Jordan Ponzoha (3), Matt Hague (7) andJoey Dunn, Matt Lane (6). Glenn Swanson, Michael Koehler(6) and Mark Wagner. W - Swanson (1-0). L - Parker (0-1).2B - UW, Nick Burnham; UCI, Matt Anderson. 3B - UW,Brent Lillibridge. HR - UCI, Chad Lundahl (1). T - 2:47. A - 592.
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