UW Busts Out For First Win, 13-2
Feb. 20, 2005
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Sophomore Kyle Parker threw six shutout innings and theHusky bats finally came to life as the 12th-ranked Washington baseball team broke itsfour-game, season-opening losing streak with a 13-2 win over Santa Clara Sunday in thesecond game of a doubleheader at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Parker (1-1), a righy from Yakima, gave up only two hits, both coming in the first inning,and retired the last 11 Broncos he faced in his six-inning outing. He walked three andstruck out three. SCU starter Patrick Overholt (0-1) suffered the loss despite allowingonly two runs.
Washington had scored only eight runs total in the four season-opening losses. They'dscratched for single tallies in the second, third, fourth and sixth innings before explodingfor three in the seventh and six in the eighth.
The Huskies took advantage of a pair of Santa Clara errors to score the game's first run inthe second inning. After an error put a runner at first with two down, Mike Rundle stolesecond base. After a walk put runners at first and second, Lillibridge struck out on a pitchin the dirt. The throw to first, however, was high and down the first-base line, allowingRundle to score.
In the third, Zach Clem singled to lead off and then moved around to score thanks to twobalks and a wild pitch. In the fourth, with freshman Mike Stutes on in relief, Andy Lentzreached on a two-out walk. After stealing second and advancing to third on a balk, Lentzscored on a Lillibridge single to increase the Husky lead to 3-0.
In the sixth, the UW tacked on a run thanks to two more Bronco errors. With two out andno one on base, Lillibridge reached on a fielding error by third baseman MichaelThompson. Lillibridge then advanced to third on Stutes' errant pickoff try and then scoredon a single from Taylor Johnson.
The Huskies' offense kept going in the seventh. First baseman Kyle Larsen doubled to thewall in right-center to lead off and Matt Lane followed with a single up the middle todrive home Larsen. Nick Batkoski followed with a single to close out Stutes' day. WithScott Lonergan on in relief, Rundle drove in a run with a single and Lillibridge sent homeanother with a sacrifice fly to give the UW a 7-0 lead.
Santa Clara didn't break through until the seventh. With UW reliever Jordan Ponzoha onto begin the inning, Dustin Realini walked and Kris Watts singled to put two aboard.After a pair of outs, backup catcher Carl Bacon's two-out single to right drove in bothrunners to reduce the Husky edge to 7-2.
The Huskies contined to roll with six more runs in the eighth, an RBI single fromBatkoski and a two-run double from Nick Burnham doing accounting for the first threebefore a triple from Lillibridge cleared the bases.
Ponzoha earned a save, throwing the final three innings and striking out six.
The Huskies and Broncos will close out the series Monday with a 1:00 p.m. game.
LINESCORENon-Conference Doubleheader -- Game 2#12 Washington 13, Santa Clara 2Washington 011 101 360 -- 13 16 1Santa Clara 000 000 200 -- 2 4 4Kyle Parker, Jordan Ponzoha (7) and Matt Lane, Joey Dunn(7). Patrick Overholt, Mike Stutes (4), Scott Lonergan (7),Kyle Jensen (8) and Matt McColgan, Carl Bacon (6). W -Parker (1-1). L - Overholt (0-1). Sv - Ponzoha (1). 2B -UW, Zach Clem, Kyle Larsen 2, Nick Burnham, Nick Batkoski;SCU - Robert Perry. 3B - UW, Brent Lillibridge. T - 3:19.