Wildcats Blank Huskies, 15-0
April 29, 2006
SEATTLE - The Washington baseball team suffered its first shutout loss of the seasonSaturday night as Arizona's Brad Mills and Matt Baugh combined on a six-hitter in a 15-0 win in the second game of a Pac-10 series at rain-soaked Husky Ballpark.
The start of the game was delayed roughly five hours due to rain.
The usually high-scoring Huskies (29-16 overall, 7-7 in the Pac-10) had only been held toone run once all season and to two run on only three other occasions.
Mills (5-3), a junior lefty, held the Huskies scoreless through the first eight innings andleft in the ninth after a walk and a single. Mills held the UW to six hits, walking four andstriking out eight. Baugh came on in the ninth, struck out two and got a popout topreserve the shutout.
UW sophomore Elliott Cribby, making his third start of the year, suffered his first loss asa starter to fall to 6-4 on the season. Cribby gave up six runs on 10 hits, walking one andstriking out three over seven and one-third innings.
Arizona (20-21, 6-8 Pac-10) took a quick lead with a pair of runs in the top of the first.With two runners aboard via singles, left fielder Bill Rhinehart belted a two-out doubleinto the left-field corner to give the Wildcats a 2-0 advantage.
In the meantime, the Huskies' offensive chances were few and far between. In the first,the Huskies' got a runner to second base with no outs as Ryan Anderson singled and stolesecond. However, he was stranded. In the fifth, Matt Stevens walked and took second ona wild pitch, but was also unable to advance any further.
In the sixth, for the first time in the game, the UW got two baserunners aboard in aninning on a Matt Hague double and a Curt Rindal walk, but a flyout from Matt Laneended the threat with the Wildcats still on top, 2-0.
Arizona added a third run in the seventh. After singles from Colt Sedbrook and KonradSchmidt put runners at the corners with one out, T.J. Steele sent home Sedbrook with asacrifice fly.
In the eighth, the Wildcats broke the game open with six runs. Shortstop Jason Donaldand first baseman Brad Glenn each laced two-run homers down the left-field line. Later,Steele doubled to drive in one and an RBI single from Brad Boyer closed it out asArizona built the lead to 9-0. Arizona added six more in the ninth to complete the rout.
Every Wildcats starter recorded a hit in the game, led by three each from Rhinehart andDavid Plante. Hague was the only Husky to notch more than one hit, going 2-for-4.
The series concludes Sunday with the rubber match at 1:00 p.m. Live video and stats willbe available at gohuskies.com.
LINESCOREPac-10 Conference GameArizona 15, Washington 0Arizona 200 000 166 -- 15 18 0Washington 000 000 000 -- 0 6 2Brad Mills, Matt Baugh (9) and Konrad Schmidt.Elliott Cribby, Nick Hagadone (8), Bryce Mooney (8),Nick Haughian (8), Jason Erickson (9), Matt Kasser (9) andMatt Lane, Joey Dunn (9). W - Mills (5-3). L - Cribby (6-4). 2B - UA, Bill Rhinehart 2, T.J. Steele, Jon Gaston; UW,Matt Hague. HR - UA, Jason Donald (5), Brad Glenn (7). T -3:15. A - 211.