Everett Goes Deep In 14-2 WSU Loss to UW
May 1, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. - - Washington State's Brady Everett hit his team-leading tenth home run of the season, but the Cougar baseball team was unable to avoid the three-game Pacific-10 Conference sweep by rival Washington, falling to the Huskies 14-2 Sunday at Bailey-Brayton Field.
WSU (18-27, 0-15 Pac-10) starting hurler Wayne Daman Jr. (5-4) took the loss allowing six runs, five earned, on 11 hits over four innings of work.
Brandon McKerney (3-0) earned the win for Washington (27-17, 7-8 Pac-10) allowing seven hits and two runs during seven innings on the mound.
Cougar batters Jason Freeman and Jeff Miller both recorded multiple-hits during the game. Freeman went 2-for-3 with two singles, finishing the series against the Huskies with a .429 average. Miller, who led the Cougars batting .556 against the Dawgs also went 2-for-3 with two singles. The second baseman is now batting .313 in conference play.
UW scored first in the game with a solo home run by Curt Rindal to take a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Rindal went deep again in the eighth with a two-rut shot to left.
WSU answered the early Husky run in the bottom of the second to reach a 1-1 tie when Freeman scored on a single by Miller.
In the third inning, UW's Taylor Johnson scored on a Cougar throwing error to give the Huskies a 2-1 lead.
The Cougars tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the fourth with Everett's solo homer to left.
UW scored in each of the remaining innings of the contest to win the game. The Dawgs posted four runs in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Rindal and a three-run long ball to left by Zach Clem. The next inning, Clem hit a sacrifice fly to score Brent Lillibridge for the only run of the sixth inning.
Washington posted three runs in the seventh with a one-run double by Joey Dunn and a two-run single by Mike Rundle to take a 10-2 lead.
The Huskies posted a pair of runs in both the eighth and ninth innings using a pair of two-run homers. Rindal's second long ball of the game scored UW's runs in the eighth and pinch hitter Cory Rickard's homer to left gave the Dawgs their final runs of the game.
The Cougars take this week off for finals before hosting Sacramento State in a three-game non-conference series at Bailey-Brayton Field beginning Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
UW 011 041 322 - 14 22 0WSU 010 100 000 - 2 7 1Wayne Daman Jr., Brett Sommer (5), Nick Cebula (6), Eric Dingwall (7), Dane Renkert (9) and Brady Everett.Brandon McKerney, Josh Conover (8) and Joey Dunn, D.J. Neyens (9).W - McKerney (3-0). L - Daman (5-4). Save - None. HR - Rickard (2), Clem (8), Rindal 2 (5), Everett (10).T - 2:44. A - 765.UW Hits - B. Lillibridge 3, Rickard, Johnson 2, Clem 4, Larsen 2, Hague, Rindal 3, Batkoski, Dunn 3, Rundle, Lentz.WSU Hits - Suttmeier, Everett, Jas. Freeman 2, Je. Miller 2, Thomas.E - Suttmeier. 2B - Hague, Dunn 2. 3B - None.