Huskies, BYU Finish In Rare Tie

March 16, 2002

SEATTLE - For the first time since 1983, a Washington baseball game ended in a tie Saturday as theHuskies and Brigham Young were able to complete only eight innings due to BYU's travelplans. The game at Husky Ballpark ended in a 12-12 deadlock and the series ended withone win and a tie for each team.

The Huskies (9-8-1) got a two-out pinch-hit single from sophomore Steve Ramsey(Redmond/Eastlake) in the bottom of the eighth to salvage the tie after giving up three runsin the top of the eighth inning to give up an 11-9 lead.

The game was a see-saw battle throughout. The Cougars (9-12-1) took advantage of twoHusky errors to score six runs in the top of the second inning before the Huskies scoredsix of their own in the bottom of the second to tie the game. BYU went ahead 7-6 on MattCarson's solo homer in the fourth, but an RBI single from Jay Garthwaite (Kent/Kent-Meridian) in the bottom of the inning squared the score again.

In the sixth, BYU posted two more on a run-scoring single from Lars Birkeland a solohomer from Doug Jackson, but Garthwaite, who finished 3-for-4 with five runs batted in,put the Huskies in front 10-9 with a two-out, three-run homer in the sixth. After an 11thHusky run in the seventh gave the UW an 11-9 lead, BYU scored three in the eighth, goingahead when an attempted double play throw to first from shortstop Tila Reynolds(Renton/Liberty) went wild, allowing Cameron Coughlan to score from second base.

Garthwaite, who fell a double short of hitting for the cycle in Thursday's series opener, didso again, posting a single, a triple and a home run. In the eighth, needing the double, hisline drive down the line was knocked down by third baseman Jake Stubblefield, whostepped on third for a force out.

UW starter Sean White (Mercer Island) lasted only one and two-thirds while BYU's JacobChrisman worked only an inning and one-third in the start.

Jackson went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and two RBI to lead BYU.

The Huskies take the next week off for finals before going to Pullman March 25-26 for apair of non-conference games at Washington State. The Pac-10 season begins two dayslater when Washington begins a three-game series at Arizona State.

LINESCOREWashington 12, Brigham Young 12game ends after eight to due time limitBYU            060 120 03 -- 12 15 1Washington     060 103 11 -- 12 11 4Jacob Chrisman, Scott Koffman (2), Tyler Dabo (8) and Lars Birkeland, Adam Wilkes (7).Sean White, Clay Johnson (2), Trevor Gibson (6), Tyler Shepple (8) and Tim Rice,Ben Johnson (6). 2B - BYU, Rob Itri, Ryan Chambers, Han Yi, Doug Jackson, UW,Nick Batkoski. 3B - UW, Jay Garthwaite. HR - BYU, Matt Carson (5), Jackson (2), UW,Garthwaite (5). T - 3:16. A - 229.
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