Huskies Blasted By Bulldogs, 16-1

Feb. 22, 2003

SEATTLE - For the second straight day, the Gonzaga baseball team, led by two doubles and homer from first baseman Gordon Corder, cruised to an easy win over Washington, beating the Huskies, 16-1, in game two of a three-game, non-conference series Saturday at Husky Ballpark.

GU left fielder David Johnson wasn't far behind Corder in terms of offensive production, finishing 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and five runs batted in. Corder finished 3-for-4 with two walks and drove in four.

Zags starter Eric Dworkis (1-0) picked up the win, holding the Huskies to no runs on three hits through the first five. He left the game after the seventh, having allowed one run on five hits and no walks while striking out three.

Gonzaga (2-4), which posted 17 hits in a 13-2 win over Washington Friday, picked up where it left off in Saturday's game. In the first, leadoff man Eric Rodland reached base after getting hit by a pitch. After an out, he scored on a Corder double. Corder crossed the plate to make it 2-0 on a single from Johnson.

In the third, Johnson hit his second homer of the weekend, a two-out blast to left-center with one man on, to increase the Gonzaga lead to 4-0.

The Bulldog onslaught continued in the fourth. With reliever David Dowling on in relief of UW starter Clay Johnson, the Zags loaded the bases with one out. Dowling fanned shortstop Nick Froman, but Jeff Culpepper followed with a bloop single to center to drive in two runs. Corder followed with his second double of the day to drive in another and Gonzaga led 7-0.

Dowling was lifted for another reliever, Brian Carter, and Johnson belted a double down the left-field line for his fourth and fifth RBI of the game. After a bloop single from Kemp Quackenbush made it 10-0, the six-run inning finally ended on a groundout.

In the sixth, Culpepper singled and Corder homered to left field. Later in the same frame, Rodland was hit with a pitch with the bases loaded for another run and two more came around on an error to extend the lead to 15-0.

Washington finally got on the board in the sixth when Tila Reynolds singled and eventually scored on a single from Mike Wagner.

Johnson (1-2) suffered the loss for the Huskies (3-5). He gave up four runs on six hits over three innings.

The Huskies ended the game with substitutes at every spot in the order, finishing up with seven freshmen in the batting order and another on the mound.

The Huskies and Bulldogs close out the series Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. game.

LINESCOREGonzaga 16, Washington 1Gonzaga        202 605 010 -- 16 15 1Washington     000 001 000 --  1  6 1Eric Dworkis, Nate Williams (8) and Sam Hess, Kiel Thibault (7). Clay Johnson,David Dowling (4), Brian Carter (4), Josh Conover (7), Keaton Everitt (9) andJefferson Thiel, Ben Johnson (6). W - Dworkis (1-0). L - C. Johnson (1-2). 2B - GU,Gordon Corder 2, David Johnson; UW, Brent Lillibridge. HR - GU, D. Johnson (2),Corder (1). T - 2:48. A - 593. Records: GU 2-4; UW 3-5.
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