Huskies Fall, 11-5, At Washington State
March 19, 2004
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State third baseman Zach McAngus hit two home runs,including a tie-breaking grand slam in the eighth inning, as the Cougar baseball team came backfrom a 4-0 deficit to beat Washingon, 11-5, Friday in the first game of a three-game, non-conference series at Bailey-Brayton Field.
The Husky loss meant that 12th-year head coach Ken Knutson will have to wait to pick up his400th win. His record fell to 399-258-2 while Washington dropped to 10-5-1 on the year. TheCougars improved to 13-5.
The Cougars' home opener also marked the first game played on Bailey-Brayton Field's newFieldTurf surface, the first such college field in the nation.
McAngus, a sophomore transfer from Air Force, belted the grand slam in the eighth, connectingoff of UW closer Will Fenton with one down and the score tied at 4-4. The Cougars started therally when UW reliever Trent Baysinger (1-1) gave up a hit and a walk to open the eighth inning.After a bunt moved the runners to second and third, Fenton intentionally walked Jason Freemanbefore giving up the homer to McAngus. WSU went on to pad its lead with three more runs in theeighth.
McAngus' first homer tied the game at 4-4 as he greeted Baysinger, who entered the game to beginthe seventh inning, with a solo home run, his first as a Cougar.
Cougar senior reliever Garrett Alwert (1-1) came on in the top of the eighth to earn the win.
The Huskies took the lead on the game's first pitch as sophomore shortstop Brent Lillibridge beltedWSU starter Aaron MacKenzie's first offering out of the park for his third home run of the year.Lillibridge also homered in the ninth to post the Huskies' fifth run.
Washington tacked on three more runs in third. Lillbridge singled, stole second and scored on asingle from freshman DH Matt Lane. Two batters later, first baseman Kyle Larsen laced a doubledown the right-field line to drive in Lane and Zach Clem, who was hit by a pitch.
WSU scored its first run in the third when McAngus walked, moved to second on a groundout andto third on a passed ball, scored when Justin McClure's hard grounder was mis-handled byLarsen, who was playing in with the runner at third. WSU scored two more in the fifth to cut theUW edge to 4-3. Brandon Reddinger doubled to drive in one and then scored on a single fromKaeo Rubin.
Both starters -- UW's Tim Lincecum and WSU's MacKenzie -- threw six innings, but neitherfigured into the decision.
The Huskies and Cougars continue the three-game series Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. game.
LINESCORENon-Conference GameWashington State 11, Washington State 5Washington 103 000 001 -- 5 8 2Washington St. 001 020 17x -- 11 8 0Tim Lincecum, Trent Baysinger (7), Will Fenton (8), Matt Kasser(8) and Aaron Hathaway. Aaron MacKenzie, Dane Renkert (7), GarrettAlwert (8) and Brandon Reddinger. W - Alwert (1-1). L - Baysinger(1-1). 2B - UW, Matt Tucker, Kyle Larsen, Zach Clem; WSU,Reddinger. HR - UW, Brent Lillibridge 2 (4); WSU, Zach McAngus 2(2). T - 320. A - 189. Records: UW 10-5-1, WSU 13-5.