Torres Lifts L-C State Past UW, 6-4
April 16, 2002
SEATTLE - Former Arizona State pitcher Andy Torres improved his record to 6-0on the season in leading Lewis-Clark State, the NAIA's No 7-ranked baseballteam, to a 6-5 win over Washington Tuesday night in a non-conference game atHusky Ballpark.
Torres, who was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 pick last year at ASU, threweight innings for the victory as the Warriors improved to 25-10 on the year.Torres allowed five runs on seven hits while striking out seven. Washington fellto 15-18-1 for the season.
The Warriors threatened to score in the first inning when Micah Furtado singledand Mark Gallagher doubled to open the game, but they were stranded at secondand third base when UW starter Brian Carter (Woodinville) got a popout, astrikeout and a groundout to end the inning.
In the third, L-C State scored one run to go in front. Mike Morgan reached whenshortstop Tila Reynold's throw pulled first baseman Kyle Larsen off the bag.After a bunt and a flyout moved Morgan to third, he scored on a single up themiddle by catcher Gabe Stajduhar.
The Warriors, however, opened up the offense in the fourth inning off of UWreliever Scott Robertson (Mercer Island), scoring five runs. The first six LChitters of the inning reached base, including David Bernstine, whose sixth homerof the year came with a man on first. Run-scoring singles from Morgan andFurtado and a sacrifice fly from Gallagher accounted for the other three runs.
The Huskies scored three in the bottom of the fourth to close the gap.Bryan Johnson (Ephrata) singled, stole second and scored on a two-out singlefrom Michael Done (Littleton, Colo.). After catcher Aaron Hathaway(Vancouver/Columbia River) walked, sophomore Greg Isaacson (Aberdeen) singled todrive in Done and put runners at first and third. Isaacson and Hathaway thenpulled off a double steal, with Hathaway scoring to cut the Lewis-Clark Statelead to 6-3.
In the fifth, UW left fielder Tyler Davidson (Edmonds/Meadowdale) tripled todrive in Johnson, making it 6-4. The Huskies rallied in the ninth as Torres hitTila Reynolds (Renton/Liberty) with a pitch to open the inning. LC relieverKevin Welch then gave up a double to UW freshman Taylor Johnson(Vancouver/Skyview) with Reynolds scoring, but stranded Johnson on base to earnhis first save.
Carter, a sophomore righty making his first start of the season, was stuck withthe loss despite allowing one unearned run over three innings. SeniorZack Daniels (Fircrest/Charles Wright) threw two scoreless innings and freshmanWill Fenton (Kingston/North Kitsap) pitched the final three frames, allowing onehit and no runs while fanning five, as the Husky coaches tried to spread thework around with a conference weekend coming up.
The Huskies close out their nine-game homestand this weekend as No. 2 Stanfordcomes to town for a three-game league series Friday through Sunday.
LINESCORELewis-Clark State 6, Washington 5Lewis-Clark St. 001 500 000 -- 6 12 0Washington 000 310 001 -- 5 8 3Andy Torres, Kevin Welch (9) and Gabe Stajduhar. Brian Carter, Scott Robertson(4), Zack Daniels (5), Will Fenton (7) and Aaron Hathaway. W - Torres (6-0). L -Carter (0-1). Sv - Welch (1). 2B - LC, Mark Gallagher, Nick Bullen, UW,Jay Garthwaite, Taylor Johnson. 3B - UW, Tyler Davidson. HR - LC, DavidBernstine (6). T - 2:57. A - 289.