Huskies Hammer Lewis-Clark State, 15-3
April 29, 2003
SEATTLE - Sophomore Josh Conover picked up his fourth win in as many starts as theWashington baseball team beat defending NAIA champion Lewis-Clark State, 15-3, Tuesday nightat Husky Ballpark.
Conover, a righty from Lake Washington High, improved to 4-0 on the year, with all four winscoming in mid-week starts. He allowed three runs on six hits while striking out seven over sixinnings.
Second baseman Greg Isaacson led the UW attack with a home run, a double two singles and fourRBIs in six at bats. Third baseman John Otness went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles forWashington while Brent Lillibridge was 3-for-5 with three runs batted in. ShortstopTila Reynolds, who went 2-for-3 with a double, broke a 3-3 tie in the third, giving the UW thelead for good with a two-run single.
The win improved the Huskies' record to 29-13 while the Warriors fell to 33-12.
Both teams posted a pair of runs in the first inning. For L-C State, Micah Furtado and PaulGallegos lead off with back-to-back singles. A sacrifice bunt moved each runner up a base andFurtado scored on a wild pitch. Gallegos made it 2-0, scoring when Emerson Frostad groundedout to second base.
In the Husky half of the first, Isaacson singled and stole second before scoring on a single fromKyle Larsen. Larsen tied the game on an RBI double from Otness.
The Warriors went ahead in the third when Furtado tripled and scored on a Frostad single. But theHuskies went in front in the bottom of the third. Isaacson belted a solo homer, his sixth, before theUW loaded the bases on walks to Aaron Hathaway and Larsen and a single from Otness. After astrikeout, Reynolds came through with a two-out, two-run single and the UW led, 5-3.
Washington posted three more runs in the seventh on RBI singles from Lillibridge and Isaacsonand a sacrifice fly from Hathaway. In the eighth, Washington scored seven more. Lillibridgesingled home two and Isaacson followed with a two-run double. Freshman Grant Gerrard's firstcareer hit drove in Isaacson and Steve Ramsey's first home run of the year made it 15-3.
L-C starter Tim Petke, a transfer from USC, suffered the loss to fall to 5-2 on the season. Theright-hander allowed five runs on nine hits while fanning six in five innings.
Next up for the Huskies is a three-game, Pac-10 series at Washington State Friday throughSunday. All three games will air live on KKNW AM-1150.
LINESCOREWashington 15, Lewis-Clark State 3L-C State 201 000 000 -- 3 6 2Washington 203 000 37x -- 15 17 0Tim Petke, Scott Fairbanks (6), Nick Seely (7) and Tyler Best,Gavin Concepcion (7). Josh Conover, Trent Baysinger (7),Brian Carter (8), Will Fenton (9) and Aaron Hathaway, Ben Johnson(9). W - Conover (4-0). L - Petke (5-2). 2B - UW, John Otness 2,Tila Reynolds, Greg Isaacson. 3B - LCSC, Micah Furtado. HR - UW,Isaacson (6), Steve Ramsey (1). T - 3:01. A - 430. Records: LCSC33-12; UW 29-13.