Huskies Beat Cal Poly, 7-4, For Eighth Straight Win

March 18, 2005

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The Washington baseball team overcame a 3-0 deficit tobeat Cal Poly, 7-4, Friday in a the first game of a three-game, non-conference series atBaggett Stadium.

The win was the eighth in a row for the Huskies (12-7), who had taken more than a weekoff for final exams after having won seven straight home games. Cal Poly fell to 14-10.

Husky sophomore starter Tim Lincecum (4-2) earned his fourth straight victory with aneight-inning outing. The right-hander from Renton allowed three hits, four runs (twoearned) and four walks while striking out nine.

Cal Poly lefty Garrett Olson (5-1) suffered his first loss of the season, allowing five runson six hits over eight and one-third innings.

The Mustangs took a 3-0 lead with three in the fifth. With two outs, Bret Berglund scoredon a single from Jimmy Gardiner, who then scored on UW shortstop Brent Lillibridge'sfirst error of the season. Brent Walker, who reached on the error, eventually scored thethird run on a single from Matt Cooper.

The Huskies got two runs back in the sixth. With Brent Lillibridge and Zach Clem aboardon a hit by pitch and a walk, Kyle Larsen singled to drive in one. Nick Batkoski followedwith a sacrifice fly.

In the seventh, the UW scored two more to move in front. Lillibridge drove in both runswith a single, scoring Matt Lane and Nick Burnham.

The Mustangs tied it at 4-4 with a run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly from Josh Lansford,but the Huskies got an RBI single from Taylor Johnson, a sac fly from Clem and a balkthat scored Johnson from third.

Johnson and Larsen each finished 2-for-5 to lead the Husky hitters. SeniorDavid Dowling threw a scoreless ninth inning for his second save of the year.

The series continues Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. game and concludes Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

LINESCORENon-ConferenceWashington 7, Cal Poly 4Washington     000 002 203 -- 7 8 3Cal Poly       000 030 010 -- 4 4 2Tim Lincecum, David Dowling (9) and Matt Lane. GarrettOlson, Mike Bille (9) and Kyle Blumenthal. W - Lincecum (4-2). L - Olson (5-1). Sv - Dowling (2). T - 2:54. A - 238.
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