Diamond Dawgs Rally To Beat WSU, 5-3

May 28, 2006

SEATTLE - The Washington baseball team rallied from a 3-0 deficit, scoring two runs in the seventh and three more in eighth to close out the 2006 regular season with a 5-3 win over Washington State Sunday at Husky Ballpark.

Down 3-2 headed into the eighth, the Huskies got an RBI double from Curt Rindal to tie the score and a run-scoring single from freshman Trevor Petersen that pushed Rindal across with the go-ahead run. Later in the inning, Matt Stevens drove in the Huskies' third run of the frame with a single.

With the win, the Huskies finished the year 36-25 overall and 11-13 in the Pac-10. Washington State dropped to 36-23 and 10-14 in conference play.

Husky reliever Elliott Cribby (7-6) picked up the win, working the final inning and one third. Freshman Tyler Cheney held the Cougars to one run on five hits in six innings of relief.

WSU freshman Jeremy Johnson (1-1), who came on in relief of starter Reese Baker in the seventh, suffered the loss.

Washington State grabbed the early 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the first. After Travis Coulter led off with a walk, Jay Miller singled to put runners at the corners. Jared Prince then grounded into a double play, but Coulter scored from third.

In the second, the Cougars loaded the bases on two walks and a hit batter before Coulter drew a two-out walk to force in a run, making it 2-0.

The Huskies, who had 12 batters in a row retired after a leadoff walk in the first, didn't notch a hit until a leadoff single from Trevor Petersen in the fifth. A walk followed and presented the UW with its first scoring chance, but a double play lineout and a runner caught stealing ended the inning.

In the top of the seventh, the Cougars added another run on a sacrifice fly from Jay Miller that drove in his brother, Jeff.

Washington finally broke through with its first runs in the bottom of the seventh. After a single and double play to open the inning, the Huskies rallied with a single from Matt Lane and a walk to Stevens, Freshman pinch hitter Kyle Conley followed with a double to the left-field corner, his first hit since April 29, to drive home both runners, cutting the Cougars lead to 3-2.

LINESCORENon-Conference GameWashington 5, Washington State 4Washington State  110 000 100 -- 3 7 0Washington        000 000 23x -- 5 8 0Reese Baker, Jeremy Johnson (7), Steve Kost (8) and ZachFranklin. Matt Kasser, Tyler Cheney (2), Elliott Cribby (8)and Matt Lane. W - Cribby (7-6). L - Johnson (1-1). 2B -UW, Kyle Conley, Curt Rindal. T - 2:41. A - 912.