No. 19 UW Falls, 10-4, At No. 11 Texas A&M
Feb. 25, 2005
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The 11th-ranked Texas A&M baseball team scored five runs in the firstand coasted to a 10-4 win over 19th-ranked Washington Friday in the first game of the Dominos PizzaAggie Baseball Classic at Olsen Field.
A home-opener record crowd of 7,669 fans were on hand to watch Aggies All-America pitcher JasonMeyer (3-0) pick up the win. The sophomore allowed one run on two hits while striking out nine in sixinnings. UW starter Kyle Parker (1-2) worked four innings, allowing five runs on five hits for the loss.
Texas A&M sent nine runners to the plate in the first. Six of them reached base and five scored. Leadoffhitter Cliff Pennington got it started, doubling before coming home on a pair of wild pitches. After awalk, Parker struck out the next two Aggie hitters. However, he walked the next three to force inA&M's second run.
After a bases-loaded wild pitch sent home a third run, left fielder Brandon Glover grounded a balltowards first for what looked like the third out. The ball, however, took a bad hop over the glove of UWfirst baseman Kyle Larsen for a single, allowing two more to score.
Washington put runners aboard in every inning until finally scoring in the fifth. The UW loaded thebases on a single, a walk and a hit batter before Larsen walked on a two-out, bases-loaded pitch to forcehome Nick Burnham.
A&M answered with a run in the bottom of the fifth as Ryan Hill singled and eventually crossed theplate on a John Infante sacrifice fly, increasing the Aggies' lead to 6-1. In the sixth, Austin Boggssingled to drive in one run and Hill drove in a second with a sacrifice fly, making it 8-1.
In the eighth, Parker Dalton's fourth single of the ninth came with the bases loaded to drive in two moreTexas A&M runs.
Washington scored two more in the ninth when, with the bases loaded, Larsen grounded a ball toPennington at shortstop. Pennington got the force at second, but his throw to first was wild, allowing asecond runner to score.
UW senior Taylor Johnson, who went 2-for-3 at the plate, also came in to pitch the eighth inning, hisfirst career mound appearance. He gave up a single, but used a double play to face the minimum in hisfirst college inning. Nick Batkoski also had two hits for the Huskies while Larsen picked up two RBI.
The Huskies continued their six-game, four-day weekend with two games Saturday. At 8:00 a.m. Pacifictime, the UW takes on San Diego. At 11 a.m., the Dawgs face Evansville. Live audio for both games isavailable at gohuskies.com
LINESCOREDominos Pizza Aggie Baseball Classic#11 Texas A&M 10, Washington 4Washington 000 010 012 -- 4 8 0Texas A&M 500 012 20x -- 10 12 3Kyle Parker, Richie Lentz (5), Matt Hague (7), Taylor Johnson (9) andMatt Lane, D.J. Neyens (8). Jason Meyer, Chance Corgan (7), HartHering (8), Keith Whalen (9) and Justin Pouk. W - Meyer (3-0). L -Parker (1-2). 2B - A&M, Cliff Pennington, John Infante. T - 3:04. A - 7,669.
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