Huskies Beat St. Martin's, 10-1, In Home Opener
March 2, 2005
SEATTLE - Four Husky pitchers combined to allow one run on five hits and the Washington baseballteam scored in five straight innings to beat St. Martin's, 10-1, in the UW home opener at HuskyBallpark.
Husky sophomore Kyle Parker (2-2) worked four perfect innings in a pre-determined, four-inning startto get the victory. He struck out five and allowed only one ball to leave the infield. SophomoreJordan Ponzoha threw three innings of shutout relief followed by one scoreless frame from freshmanBrandon McKerney.
Freshman Nick Hagadone, in his first career appearance, gave up the only St. Martin's run in the ninthon a leadoff homer from first baseman Chris Nordness.
After failing to score in the first two innings, the Huskies (5-7) broke through with four runs in the thirdto take a 4-0 lead. With one out, Taylor Johnson singled up the middle to start the rally. After a doublefrom freshman Andy Lentz put runners at second and third, Brent Lillibridge blooped a single andKyle Larsen flied out, each driving home a run to give the UW a 2-0 edge.
Junior Zach Clem followed with his first home run of the season, deep to center, driving in Lillibridgeand doubling the Husky advantage.
In the fourth, with Nick Burnham aboard on a walk, Lentz lined a ball to center that went off the gloveof center fielder Nathan Baker, dropping for a three-base error that allowed Burnham to score. AfterLillibridge walked, Larsen lined a single past shortstop to drive in the UW's sixth run. A balk allowedLillibridge to score from third and the Husky lead was 7-0.
St. Martin's (4-8) notched its first hit when Adam Siler bounced a single through the left side off ofPonzoha with one out in the fifth. Phillip Oullette singled later in the inning two put runners at thecorners with two outs, but a fly out ended the Saints' first serious threat.
In the bottom of the fifth, the UW made it 8-0 when Curt Rindal singled and scored on a double fromNick Batkoski. In the sixth, catcher Matt Lane doubled home Clem to increase the lead to 9-0. In theseventh, freshman shortstop Kiel Lillibridge drove in a run with his first career hit, a single.
The only two UW hitters with more than one hit were Clem (2-for-4) and Larsen (2-for-3) as theHuskies used 19 different position players.
The Huskies continue their seven-game homestand this weekend with a three-game series against UCSanta Barbara. Friday night's game starts at 1:00 p.m. First pitch Saturday and Sunday is 1:00 p.m. Liveaudio and live stats will be available for all games at gohuskies.com.
LINESCORENon-ConferenceWashington 10, St. Martin's 1St. Martin's 000 000 001 -- 1 5 2Washington 004 311 10X -- 10 13 1Jesse Moon, Tip Wonhoff (5), Adam Siler (7) and Richard O'Neill,Donnie Bradetich (6). Kyle Parker, Jordan Ponzoha (5), BrandonMcKerney (8), Nick Hagadone (9) and Matt Lane, D.J. Neyens (7). W -Parker (2-2). L - Moon (0-3). 2B - UW, Andy Lentz, Nick Batkoski,Lane. HR - SMC, Chris Nordness (2); UW, Zach Clem (1). T - 2:25. A - 431.
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