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.
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.