Cougars Take Series With 14-8 Win

April 10, 2004

SEATTLE - Washington State scored six runs in the seventh, including two on a single from JayMiller and and three on a pinch-hit home run from Jeremy Farrar, to break a 6-6 tie and cruised therest of the way to beat No. 25 Washington, 14-8, Saturday in front of an overflow crowd HuskyBallpark.

The Cougars (21-10 overall, 3-3 in the Pac-10) won the three-game, Pac-10 series with two wins.Washington fell to 19-10-1 overall and 5-4 in the conference. The Cougars also won four out ofsix against the UW this year, their first season series win over Washington since 1999.

Washington State hit four home runs in the game, including the Pac-10-leading 11th of the yearfrom first baseman Grant Richardson.

The standing-room crowd of 1,484 fans was the fifth largest in Husky Ballpark history, 78 morethan the 1,406 that watched Friday's UW win over the Cougars.

The Huskies had just tied the game at 6-6 with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. UW juniorreliever David Dowling (0-1) hadn't allowed a hit in his three and one-third innings of relief beforeJustin McClure opened the seventh with an infield single. Keao Rubin followed with a bunt, butDowling, who fielded the ball, decided to throw to second and his throw was high for an error,putting two runners on base.

After a sacrifice moved runners to second and third, Miller singled to center to drive in two,breaking the tie. Dowling then walked Grant Richardson before Farrar stepped up to drive a homerun just inside the foul pole down the left-field line.

The Cougars added another off of UW freshman reliever Richie Lentz when Zach McAngussingled, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a Justin Hart single.

Richardson added his home run, a two-out, two-run blast to center, in the eighth, increasing theWSU lead to eight runs.

WSU reliever Aaron Trolia (4-2) got the win despite retiring only one of the five batters he faced.Starter Garrett Alwert allowed six runs on seven hits over five and two-thirds.

The game got off to a quick start as both teams scored three in the first. WSU got a sacrifice flyfrom Richardson and a two-run homer from designated hitter Zach Kosturos, his second. In thebottom of the first, Nick Batkoski walked with the bases loaded to force in the UW's first runbefore Kyle Larsen belted a two-run double to tie the score.

WSU went back on top in the second, scoring two runs on a two-out double from second basemanJason Freeman. The Cougars made it 6-3 in the third on a two-run homer from McAngus.

Washington cut the WSU lead to 6-4 in the third when Batkoski singled and scored when Larsentripled off the top of the right-field wall.

In the sixth, the Huskies finally tied the game at 6-6 with two runs. With two aboard and two outs,WSU reliever Aaron Trolia came on to face the top of the Husky order. He walkedBrent Lillibridge to load the bases and Greg Isaacson followed with a single to left center, drivinghome John Otness and Ben Johnson.

Washington scored their seventh run in the eighth when Lillibridge, who finished 3-for-4, singledand eventually scored on an Aaron Hathaway single. In the ninth, Larsen, who finished a singleshort of hitting for the cycle, led off with his fifth home run of the season. Larsen was 3-for-5 witha double, a triple, a homer and four runs batted in.

Nine different Cougars recorded a hit and seven different WSU players drove in a run.

The Huskies take a respite from Pac-10 action as their next five games will be non-conference.Monday and Tuesday, Oregon State visits Husky Ballpark for a pair non-league games. Monday'sgame starts at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, game time is 2:30 p.m. Next weekend, Washington travelsto face Georgia Tech in a three-game series in Atlanta.

LINESCOREPac-10 ConferenceWashington State 14, Washington 8Washington State   321 000 620 -- 14 11 0Washington         301 002 011 --  8 15 1Garrett Alwert, Aaron Trolia (6), Wayne Daman Jr. (6), BrandonHundt (9) and Brandon Reddinger. Matt Kasser, David Dowling (3),Richie Lentz (7), Jamie Hawkins (8), Will Fenton (8),Jordan Ponzoha (9) and Aaron Hathaway. W - Trolia (4-2). L -Dowling (0-1). 2B - WSU, Jason Freeman, Keao Rubin; UW,Kyle Larsen, Brent Lillibridge, Ben Johnson. 3B - UW, Larsen. HR -UW, Zach Kosturos (2), Zach McAngus (5), Jeremy Farrar (2); UW,Kyle Larsen (5). T - 3:21. A - 1,484. Records: WSU 21-10, 3-3 Pac-10; UW 19-10-1, 5-4 Pac-10.
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