Huskies Hit Six Homers In 15-7 Win At Portland

April 19, 2005

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Washington baseball team hit six home runs, including twofrom freshman Matt Hague, and rolled to a 15-7 win over Portland Tuesday at Joe EtzelField.

The Huskies (24-14) got a grand slam and a solo homer from hot-hitting right fielderHague, who also pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Hague, from Kentwood High, gavethe UW a 4-3 lead with his grand slam and then led off the fourth with a solo shot. Hefinished the day 3-for-5 with five RBI, raising his average to .462 (24-for-53) with fivehomers and 18 RBI in 11 starts.

Earlier this year, the Huskies hit six homers in a game vs. UC Santa Barbara, tying theschool record. Four days later, March 10, they broke that record with seven in a gameagainst Pacific.

Portland (12-24) took a quick lead in the first. After a pair of one-out singles, firstbaseman Matthew Peters belted a three-run homer to center field, his seventh of theseason, to give the Pilots a 3-0 lead.

However, in the second, with one down and the bases loaded, Hague pulled a pitch fromChris Siegfried out to left-center for a grand slam, his fourth home run of the season.

In the third, Husky designated hitter Curt Rindal belted a two-run homer to straightawaycenter field to increase the UW lead to 6-3.

Portland narrowed the lead to 6-5 with two in the bottom of the third. After Justin Pierceled off the inning with a home run, Jason Krohn singled and eventuanlly scored on anRBI groundout.

Washington scored four in the fourth to break the game open. After Hague led off withhis second homer of the day, Washington scored one more on an RBI single from Rindaland two more on an error by UP shortstop Andrew Wrisley, giving the UW a 10-5 lead.

Kyle Larsen hit a solo homer to lead off the sixth inning and the Huskies got two-runhomers from both Zach Clem and Taylor Johnson in the eighth to cap their scoring.

Portland's Jason Krohn hit a solo homer in the ninth for Portland for the Pilots' thirdround-tripper of the game.

Husky starter David Dowling (5-0) got the win, allowing six runs on eight hits over fiveand two-thirds innings. Siegfried (2-2) took the loss, giving up four runs on four hits overtwo innings.

Rindal finished the day 3-for-5 with three RBI while Brent Lillibridge, Clem, Larsen andMike Rundle notched two hits each.

The Huskies travel to No. 24 Stanford this weekend for three games. All three will airlive on KKNW AM-1150 in the Seattle area. Friday's game begins at 6:00 p.m. andSaturday and Sunday, game time is 1:00 p.m.

LINESCORENon-conferenceWashington 15, Portland 7Portland       042 401 040 -- 15 17 1Washington     302 001 001 --  7 10 1Chris Siegfried, Brian Yoakum (3), Joe Jones (4), Brian Cox(8), Josh Roberts (9) and Nik Kosach. David Dowling,Brandon McKerney (6), Matt Hague (8), Emmanuel Pedroza (9)and Joey Dunn, D.J. Neyens (8). W - Dowling (5-0). L -Siegfried (2-2). 2B - UW, Nick Batkoski; UP, MatthewPeters, Andrew Wrisley. HR - UW, Matt Hague 2 (5),Curt Rindal (2), Kyle Larsen (7), Zach Clem (5),Taylor Johnson (7); UP, Peters (7), Justin Pierce (4),Jason Krohn (5). T - 2:59. A - 191.
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