Washington Uses Longball In 13-5 Win At WSU
April 30, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. - Curt Rindal, Mike Rundle and Zach Clem each hit two-run homeruns in the second inning, giving the Washington baseball team an early 6-0 lead as theHuskies cruised to a 13-5 win over Washington State in the second game of a Pac-10series Saturday at Bailey-Brayton Field.
The win upped the Huskies' record to 26-17 overall and 6-8 in Pac-10 play while theCougars, who were beaten 17-5 in Friday's series opener, fell to 18-26 on the season and0-14 in conference.
Rindal, who drove in five runs in Friday's victory, went 2-for-5 with three RBI Saturday.Washington also got two hits and three RBI from freshman Matt Hague.
Husky sophomore Kyle Parker (7-5) threw six innings for the victory. He allowed fourruns on six hits while striking out six. Cougar starter Jimmy Freeman (6-5) suffered hisfifth straight loss after opening the season with six wins. The senior lefty allowed nineruns on eight hits over three and two-thirds innings.
In the Huskies' six-run second, Nick Batkoski was hit by a pitch to begin the inning.After an out, Rindal drove his third homer of the year out to left field to open the scoring.Catcher Joey Dunn was hit by the next pitch before Rundle belted his second round-tripper of the season. After Brent Lillibridge singled, Clem drove his seventh home run tostake the Huskies to a 6-0 lead.
Washington's bats got hot again in the fourth. With two down and none on, Lillibridgepopped a ball that WSU right fielder Kaeo Rubin lost in the sun, allowing it to drop for adouble. Taylor Johnson followed with a double off the center field wall to send homeLillibridge. After a walk, RBI singles from Hague and Batkoski scored two more,increasing the UW lead to 9-0.
The Cougars scored their first runs in the fifth. Jim Murphy, who opened the inning witha single, scored from third on an errant pickoff attempt at second base before ScottSuttmeier drove in Garret Kimbrel with a two-out single, cutting the Husky advantage to 9-2.
In the sixth, Hague picked up his second and third RBI of the game with a two-rundouble before Rindal drove in his third run with a two-out single, making the score 12-2.
WSU got two runs back in the sixth on a single from Jeff Miller and a bases-loaded walkto Rubin. In the top of the seventh, Rundle tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly fromJohnson. Rundle finished the game 2-for-4 with a homer, a triple and two RBI.
The series concludes Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. The game will air live in the Seattle areaon KKNW AM-1150.
LINESCOREPac-10 ConferenceWashington 13, Washington State 5Washington 060 303 100 -- 13 16 1Washington State 000 022 001 -- 5 9 0Kyle Parker, Keaton Everitt (7) and Joey Dunn, D.J. Neyens(8). Jimmy Freeman, Dustin Willis (4), Steve Kost (6) andBrady Everett, Trent Smith (9). W - Parker (7-5). L -Freeman (6-5). Sv - Everitt (1). 2B - UW, BrentLillibridge, Taylor Johnson, Dunn, Matt Hague. 3B - UW,Mike Rundle. HR - UW, Curt Rindal (3), Rundle (2),Zach Clem (7). T - 2:59. A - 1,129.