Greg Reynolds Pitches Stanford To 5-0 Win At Washington
May 12, 2006
Seattle, Wash. - Greg Reynolds pitched his first career complete game shutout to lift Stanford (25-21, 8-11 Pac-10) to a season-high-tying fourth straight victory with a 5-0 win over Washington (32-21, 9-10 Pac-10) in the opener of a Pac-10 series at Husky Ballpark. Reynolds struck out nine while scattering eight hits and walking just one batter to outpitch Washington's Tim Lincecum (11-3) in the highly anticipated matchup between two of the nation's top pitchers.
The complete game effort was the third in a row for Reynolds, who won his fourth consecutive start and for the fifth time in his last six outings. Reynolds improved to 6-3 overall.
'It was exciting to pitch in this type of a game,' said Reynolds, who tossed Stanford's first complete game since Mark Romanczuk blanked USC, 6-0, on February 25. 'I was very happy with the way I pitched and the outcome for both myself and more importantly our team.'
Stanford came up with four runs (three earned) on 10 hits and two walks during Lincecum's 7.0 innings and struck out just five times against the nation's strikeout leader.
Michael Taylor (2-5, 2B, 2 RBI) had a pair of hits and RBI for the Cardinal, while Jim Rapoport (2-4, RBI) and Chris Minaker (2-5, 2B) each added a pair of hits. Randy Molina and Chris Lewis drove in the other two Stanford runs.
Four Washington players - Jake Rife (2-3), Matt Hague (2-4), Cory Rickard (2-4) and Curt Rindall (2-4) - had two hits each.
Stanford and Washington continue the series Saturday (2 pm, PT) and Sunday (1 pm, PT).
A full recap will follow.