Ehlers Homer In 12th Lifts Missouri Past UW

April 6, 2002

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Designated hitter Cody Ehlers belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th to lead theMissouri baseball team to a 5-3 win over Washington Saturday in a non-conference game atTaylor Stadium.

The Tigers got their 12th inning rally started when, with one out, W.T. Hoover reached onan error. Husky closer Tyler Shepple (Arvada, Colo.) worked the count full before Ehlerslofted a ball the opposite way and over the left-field fence to end the game.

Washington (12-14-1) has now lost five in a row while Missouri improved to 13-16.Shepple (0-1) took the loss after entering the game to start the 11th. MU closer TravisWendte (2-1) threw three and two-thirds scoreless innings of relief for the victory.

After Missouri scored a run in the second on an RBI double from Jody Roughton,Washington posted a run in the third on a run-scoring single from Jay Garthwaite(Kent/Kent-Meridian).

Washington went ahead in the fourth when Tyler Davidson (Edmonds/Meadowdale) scoredfrom third on a squeeze bunt from catcher Aaron Hathaway (Vancouver/Columbia River),but the Tigers tied it at 2-2 on Mick Weiss' leadoff homer in the bottom of the fourth.

With one out in the fifth, Garthwaite belted his 10th home run of the year, a solo blast overthe scoreboard in left, to give the Huskies a 3-2 lead, but the Tigers tied it back up quicklyas catcher Brent Lacy doubled and eventually scored on a groundout.

Washington starter Shawn Kohn (Woodinville) threw 10 innings, but didn't get a decision.The senior righty allowed nine hits and three runs while striking out six and got out of abases-loaded situation in the bottom of the 10th before retiring.

The Huskies and Tigers wrap up the three-game set Sunday at noon CDT (10 a.m. PDT).Audio and video coverage of the game is available on the internet at

LINESCOREMissouri 5, Washington 3, 12 inningsWashington	001 110 000 000 -- 3 10 4Missouri	010 110 000 002 -- 5 10 1Shawn Kohn, Tyler Shepple (11) and Aaron Hathaway. Garrett Broshuis, Aaron Paterson(9), Travis Wendte (9) and Brent Lacy. W - Wendte (2-1). L - Shepple (0-1). 2B - MU,Mick Weiss, Jody Roughton, Lacy. HR - UW, Jay Garthwaite (10), MU, Weiss (7), CodyEhlers (8). T - 3:27. A - 902.
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