UW Beats UBC, 6-3, In Exhibition

April 26, 2005

SEATTLE - After falling behind twice early in the game, the Washington baseball rallied in themiddle innings to pick up a 6-3 win over the University of British Columbia in an exhibitiongame Tuesday night at Husky Ballpark.

While the game didn't count on the Huskies' season record, it was a regular-season game for theThunderbirds, who play in the NAIA against all American opponents. UBC fell to 25-14-1 withthe loss.

Husky freshman Nick Hagadone, a lefty from Sumner, threw three scoreless innings of relief toearn the win. He allowed two hits, struck out two and didn't walk a batter. Matt Hague, whostarted in right field and went 3-for-4 at the plate, pitched the ninth inning to earn a save.

UBC reliever Matt Miller (4-3), who surrendered three runs in the fifth, took the loss. He wasone of seven Thunderbirds pitchers to appear in the game.

UBC took a quick lead with a run in the first when Mark Capone walked and eventually came into score from third on an errant pickoff attempt at second base. In the bottom of the first, the UWtied the game at 1-1 when Brent Lillibridge doubled and eventually scored on a groundout.

In the bottom of the second, Hague singled and scored on a single from catcher D.J. Neyens.Washington nearly added more when Lillibridge's long blast to left field was caught at the fenceby a leaping Adam Campbell.

In the third, UBC went back in front with a pair of runs. Campbell, who capped the previousinning with the spectacular catch, walked and stole second to open the inning. He scored on asingle from Steve Bell-Irving, who eventually crossed the plate on a groundout to put theThunderbirds a 3-2 edge.

Husky first baseman Curt Rindal led off the fourth with a homer to left to tie the game at 3-3.

Washington got back on top in the bottom of the fifth with three runs. Cory Rickard, who enteredthe game in the fourth, walked, stole second and scored on a single from Kyle Larsen.Nick Burnham, making his first appearance in more than a month after knee surgery, ran forLarsen and scored on a sacrifice fly from Rindal. An RBI single from Mike Rundle capped thethree-run fifth.

This weekend, Washington travels to Washington State for a three-game series with the Cougars.Friday, game time is 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, first pitch is 1:00 p.m. All three games willair live on KKNW AM-1150.

LINESCOREExhibition GameWashington 6, British Columbia 3UBC            102 000 000 -- 3  6 0Washington     110 130 00X -- 6 11 2Jonathan Forest, Brad Ashman (2), Jeff Tobin (3), Matt Miller(5), Tim Henderson (5), Rob Galbraith (7) and Steve Bell-Irving.Keaton Everitt, Nick Hagadone (4), Emmanuel Pedroza (7),Josh Conover (8), Matt Hague (9) and D.J. Neyens. W - Hagadone.L - Miller (4-3). 2B - UW, Brent Lillibridge, Hague. HR - UW,Curt Rindal. T - 2:54. A - 204.
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