Diamond Dawgs Hand WSU 11-8 Loss

March 7, 2003

SEATTLE - The Washington baseball team got three hits each from Tila Reynolds, Kyle Larsen andJohn Otness to hand Washington State a 11-8 loss Friday night in the first game of a three-game, non-conference series at a cold and wet Husky Ballpark.

Husky senior starter Sean White (1-3), who had struggled in three starts since falling by a1-0 score on opening day, got his first win of the year, allowing two earned runs over fivehits over six innings. He walked one and struck out seven. Will Fenton got the final out inthe ninth to record his third save of the season.

Cougar starter Bryce Chamberlin (2-1) suffered his first loss, allowing eight runs on 11hits over five innings of work.

The Cougars (3-11) took advantage of a pair of Husky miscues to get on the board in thefirst inning. White had already fanned the first two batters of the inning and got DerekBruce to swing at strike three, but the ball got past catcher Aaron Hathaway and Brucereached first.

Grant Richardson followed with a single up the middle and the ball got by UW centerfielder Simi Reynolds, allowing Bruce to score. White finished the inning by striking outBruce Jacobson for the fourth K of the inning.

Washington (7-6) responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first. Greg Isaacsonwalked, Larsen singled and the two moved to second and third on a wild pitch. Rightfielder Taylor Johnson grounded a ball down the first base line that was knocked down byGrant Richardson, but not in time to keep both runners from scoring to give UW a 2-1lead.

Another error -- a dropped fly ball by Reynolds in center -- led to the Cougars tying thegame in the second. In the third, the Cougars got four straight, two-out hits -- the last twoRBI singles from Jacobsen and Jeff LaRue -- to take a 4-2 lead.

The Huskies scored a run in the fourth to cut the lead. With Hathway at second,Tila Reynolds popped a ball to right field that fell between four Cougar fielders, allowingHathaway, running all the way with two outs, to score.

Washington went back in front in the fifth when Larsen and Mike Wagner belted longback-to-back home runs. Larsen's sixth of the season came with a man on. Wagner's soloshot was his fifth of the season. Later in the inning, Otness tripled and Chad Boudondoubled and the Huskies led, 7-4.

After the Huskies scored three in the sixth, WSU responded with three in the top of theseventh. The Cougars had two on, none out and the tying run at the plate with three runsalready across in the seventh, but reliever Scott Robertson got a double play and agroundout to end the rally.

Richardson had four hits and two RBI to lead the Cougars offense while Bruce had threehits.

The Huskies and Cougars continue the three-game, non-conference series Saturday with a1:00 p.m. game.

LINESCOREWashington 11, Washington State 8Wash. St.      111 000 301 --  8 11 1Washington     200 143 01x -- 11 13 2Bryce Chamberlin, Greg Goetz (6), Nick Kenyon (6) and Jon Baeder, Brandon Reddinger(6). Sean White, Scott Robertson (7), Trent Baysinger (8), Will Fenton (9) andAaron Hathaway. W - White (1-3). L - Chamberlin (2-1). Sv - Fenton (3). 2B - WSU,Grant Richardson; UW, John Otness, Chad Boudon. 3B - WSU, Justin Hart; UW,Otness. HR - UW, Kyle Larsen (6), Mike Wagner (5). T - 3:21. A - 328. Records: UW 7-6, WSU 3-11.Note: Game started 51 minutes late due to rain.
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