Diamond Dawgs Out-Slug Broncos, 14-10
March 10, 2006
The game, the first of a three-game series, featured a one-hour, 31-minute delay prior tothe top of the fifth inning, brought about by lightning, rain and, for a while, ice pellets.The win improved the UW's record to 13-5 on the year while the Broncos fell to 10-8.
The two teams traded runs in the early innings. In the bottom of the first, the UW went ontop with three runs. Boyer led off with a double and scored on a single from Brett Kaluza.After a double-play groundout eventually sent Kaluza home, the Dawgs capped thescoring on an RBI single from Kyle Conley.
However, in the top of the second, the Broncos tied with three of their own. Matt Longtripled down the right-field line to drive in two and then scored on a groundout.
In the bottom of the second, the Huskies were at it again as Boyer once again led off witha double and scored on a single from Kaluza. Matt Hague drove in Kaluza and theHuskies went on to score five in the inning thanks to a two-run single from Matt Stevensand an RBI single from Danny Cox, giving the UW an 8-3 lead.
Santa Clara third baseman Dustin Realini led off the top of the third with his secondhome of the year. However, the UW stretched the lead back out in the fourth, scoringthree to increase the lead to 11-4 before the rain delay.
After the game got back underway, Santa Clara scored the game's next runs on two-runhomers from Gabe Alcantar (in the sixth) and Eric Newton (in the seventh), cutting theHuskies' lead to 11-8.
In the eighth, Boyer drew a bases-loaded walk and pinch hitter Jake Rife drove in twowith a single to cap the Huskies' scoring. In the top of the ninth, Newton, the Broncos'second baseman, hit his second two-run homer of the game.
Junior Kyle Parker started, but didn't figure in the decision as he didn't return for the topof the fifth inning after the long rain delay. He gave up four runs on five hits over fourinnings. Freshman reliever Nick Haughian (1-1) picked up the win with three innings ofrelief. Sophomore Elliott Cribby entered the game with one out and two on in the ninth topick up his sixth save.
Santa Clara starter Sean O'Neill (1-2) took the loss, allowing 11 runs on 13 hits overthree and two-thirds innings.
Boyer finished the game 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and two driven in while Coxwas 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Stevens drove in three runs to lead the Huskies in thatcategory.
The series continues with a 2:00 p.m. game Saturday and a 1:00 p.m. game Sunday. Alive audio broadcast and live stats for both games will be available at gohuskies.com.
LINESCORENon-Conference GameWashington 14, Santa Clara 10Santa Clara 031 002 202 -- 10 11 0Washington 350 400 03x -- 14 18 3Sean O'Neill, Chris Stansbury (4) and Kris Watts.Kyle Parker, Nick Haughian (5), Bryce Mooney (8),Elliott Cribby (9) and Matt Lane. W - Haughian (1-1). L -O'Neill (1-2). Sv - Cribby (6). 2B - UW, Bradley Boyer 2,Curt Rindal, Zach Clem. 3B - SCU, Matt Long. HR - SCU,Dustin Realini (2), Gabe Alcantar (1), Eric Newton 2 (2). T- 3:27. A - 230.