Huskies Take Series With 11-7 Win Over WSU

April 14, 2002

SEATTLE - The Washington baseball team used a bases-loaded balk and a bases-loaded walk in theseventh to take a lead and hung on to beat Washington State, 11-7, in the final game of athree-game Pac-10 series Sunday at Husky Ballpark.

The Huskies won the three-game series two games to one to improve to 15-17-1 overalland 3-3 in the Pac-10. With two earlier non-league wins over WSU, Washington willfinish the season having taken four of five from its cross-state rival.

Due to rain, the game got underway about 55 minutes late. Conditions remained far fromideal, however, in the early going as both teams took advantage of wind and wetness toscore runs in the first couple of innings.

In the first, Justin Hart tripled to score a run and then scored on a sacrifice fly to give WSUa 2-0 lead. The Huskies came back in the bottom of the inning when a bases-loadeddouble-play grounder from Bryan Johnson (Ephrata) plated one run and Tila Reynolds(Renton/Liberty) scored on a single from Tyler Davidson.

WSU tacked on another pair in the second on another sacrifice fly and run-scoring doublefrom Evan Hecker. The Huskies, however, scored three in the second to take a 5-4 lead.Catcher Aaron Hathaway (Vancouver/Columbia River) singled home a run beforeBrandon Jacobson (Issaquah) doubled to drive in two more.

After neither team scored in the third and fourth innings, WSU took the lead back withthree runs in the fifth. A bases-loaded single from DH Wes Falkenborg drove in a pair ofruns before a Bookie Gates groundout plated Jeff LaRue to put the Cougars in front, 7-5.

The Huskies got a run in the sixth on an RBI single from Reynolds took back the lead inthe seventh. A bases-loaded balk by WSU starter Brandon Hundt sent home Davidson withthe tying run and, after re-loading the bases, Hundt walked Jacobson to send in the go-ahead run. Washington salted the game away with three more in the eighth.

Hundt (4-3) suffered the loss as WSU fell to 14-20 overall and 2-7 in the Pac-10. Hundtallowed eight runs (five earned) on 11 hits over six and two-thirds. UW freshman relieverDavid Dowling (Kirkland/Juanita) earned his first college victory to improve to 1-3. Thelefty retired the first seven men he faced in relief of starter Clay Johnson (Elma).

The Huskies take on Lewis-Clark State Tuesday evening before hosting No. 2 Stanfordnext Friday through Sunday in a three-game Pac-10 series. Tuesday's game will air live onKKNW AM-1150, though none of the Stanford games will air on radio.

LINESCOREPac-10 Conference GameWashington 11, Washington State 7Wash. St.      220 030 000 --  7 11 3Washington     230 001 23x -- 11 15 0Brandon Hundt, Billy Gorrell (7), Zach Fisher (8) and Jon Baeder. Clay Johnson,David Dowling (6) and Aaron Hathaway. W - Dowling (1-3). L - Hundt (4-3). 2B - WSU,Steve Mortimer, UW, Brandon Jacobson, Kyle Larsen. 3B - WSU, Justin Hart. T - 2:51.A - 457.
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