Huskies Take Series With 12-1 Win Over BYU

April 15, 2006

SEATTLE - Zach Clem went 3-for-3 with his 15th homer and three RBI and starterKyle Parker threw five shutout innings as the Washington baseball team beat BrighamYoung, 12-1, in the final game of a three-game, non-conference series at a rainy HuskyBallpark.

The win gave the Huskies (24-14) a two-games-to-one series victory over the Cougars(15-20).

Parker (3-0) allowed only two hits while walking three and striking out four for the win.BYU starter Brandon Christiansen (3-3) allowed four earned runs over three and two-thirds innings for the loss.

Washington scored the game's first run in the second. After Matt Lane reached on asingle, Clem doubled off the wall, sending Lane to third. Ryan Anderson followed with asafety squeeze bunt to plate Lane, giving the UW a 1-0 lead.

In the third, Matt Hague reached on an infield single and took second on an errant throw.Curt Rindal then doubled down the left-field line, scoring Hague to make it 2-0.

The following inning, Washington added to its lead. After a hit batter and a single putrunners at first and third, another successful bunt from Bradley Boyer drove in Clem.Later in the fourth, Danny Cox and Hague knocked back-to-back RBI singles to stake theHuskies with a 5-0 advantage.

In the fifth, Clem, the Huskies' senior left fielder, drove a long home run into a stiff windin left-center field, his Pac-10-leading 15th of the season, to make it 6-0.

BYU's Ben Saylor got the Cougars on the board in the sixth when he connected for asolo homer off of Husky reliever Nick Hagadone, Saylor's eighth of the year.

In the bottom of the sixth, the UW got three more runs on an RBI hit from Hague and atwo-run single from Clem, increasing the Huskies lead to 9-1. Washington tacked onthree more in the seventh on an RBI single from Cox and a two-run single from reservecatcher D.J. Neyens.

Cox finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs batted in while Hague was 3-for-4 with apair of RBI. Saylor, who went 2-for-4, was the only Cougar with more than one hit.

Next up for the Huskies is a non-conference game Monday at Portland at 3:00 p.m. Liveaudio for that game will air on gohuskies.com. Then, next Friday through Sunday, theUW faces USC at Dedeaux Field. All three games vs. the Trojans will air live on KKNWAM-1150.

LINESCORENon-Conference GameWashington 12, Brigham Young 1BYU            000 001 000 --  1  5 3Washington     011 313 30x -- 12 15 0Brandon Christiansen, Jordan Muir (4), Clayton Barnes (6),Chris Highmark (8) and Casey Nelson. Kyle Parker,Nick Hagadone (6), Elliott Cribby (8), Richie Lentz (9) andMatt Lane, D.J. Neyens (7). W - Parker (3-0). L -Christiansen (3-3). 2B - UW, Zach Clem, Curt Rindal. HR -BYU, Ben Saylor (8); UW, Clem (15). T - 2:50. A - 298.
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