Sun Devils Give Up Five Runs In Ninth Inning To Fall To Huskies, 5-3
May 21, 2005
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Washington's Nick Batkoski hit a game-tying three-run home run and Brent Lillibridge followed with a walk-off two-run home run to lead the Huskies to a dramatic 5-3 victory over No. 17 Arizona State Saturday afternoon in Pac-10 baseball action at Husky Ballpark.
ASU led 3-0 and had allowed only three singles leading up the ninth-inning heroics by the Huskies. Right fielder Matt Hague and first baseman Kyle Larsen led off the ninth inning with back-to-back singles off Sun Devil closer Zechry Zinicola. Batkoski drilled a 3-1 fastball over the center field fence for his fifth home run of the season to tie the game at 3-3. After Zinicola got two quick outs, he walked leadoff hitter Taylor Johnson before giving way to junior lefty Brett Bordes. Lillibridge drove a 2-1 changeup deep over the left field fence to give UW the comeback victory.
With their seventh loss in the last nine games, Arizona State falls to 30-22 overall and 11-9 in Pac-10 play. The Huskies won their third straight to keep their postseason hopes alive, improving to 30-21 overall and 9-11 in league play.
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