Huskies Fall To OSU, 6-4, In 12 Innings
April 13, 2004
SEATTLE - Oregon State right fielder Mike Hass drove in two runs with a two-out bases loadedsingle in the 12th inning to lift the Beavers to a marathon, 6-4 win over Washington Tuesday atHusky Ballpark.
The win gave the Beavers (21-11) a sweep of the two-game, non-conference series. Washington,which has lost three straight and four of its last five, fell to 19-12-1. The game took four hours and40 minutes to complete.
The Huskies had scored single runs in the eighth, ninth and 11th innings, all on runs batted in byjunior catcher Aaron Hathaway to keep the game going, but couldn't come up with anything in the 12th.
In the top of the 12th, the Beavers loaded the bases with two walks and a single off of threedifferent UW relievers. Hass followed with a hard liner to center off of freshman Kyle Parker todrive home two. Husky closer Will Fenton (3-3) suffered the loss, allowing an unearned run in the11th and the first of the two in the 12th.
OSU's Jared Sanders (1-0) got the final out of the 11th and retired the Huskies in order in the ninthto earn the win.
The Beavers took a 4-3 lead in the top of the 11th, taking advantage of an error and a walk to scorean unearned run on an RBI single from Paul Richie. In the bottom of the 11th, the Huskies hadrunners at first and third with one out when Hathaway sent a soft liner towards the hole betweenfirst and second. OSU second baseman Chad Schroeder stretched to make the catch, but the ballwent off his glove, allowing Greg Isaacson to score from third. OSU managed to get the force atsecond, allowing Hathaway to reach on the RBI fielder's choice.
The Huskies, shut out since scoring a lone run in the second, entered the bottom of the eighthtrailing 3-1. Hathaway belted a one-out, solo homer, his fifth of the season, to get the UW back towithin a run.
In the ninth, junior Nick Batkoski started a rally with a one-out double. After a second out,Hathaway came through again, dumping an 0-2 pitch from Nathan Pendley into right, scoringpinch runner Nick Burnham to tie the game at 3-3.
Husky freshman starter Tim Lincecum threw five innings, but didn't figure in the decision. Heallowed two runs on only one hit while walking nine and striking out 10, six of which came oncalled third strikes. Only a bit past halfway through the season, Lincecum's league-leading 87strikeouts are good for sixth in UW single-season history. Jeff Heaverlo holds the school recordwith 131.
Lincecum struggled with his control in the first, walking four straight batters to force in a run aftergetting the leadoff hitter to ground out. After the fourth walk, however, Lincecum struck out MikeHass and Andy Jenkins on called third strikes to end the inning with the bases loaded and only onerun across.
The control problems continued in the second as Lincecum hit Billy Munich and walkedSchroeder. After a bunt moved the runners up, a groundout from Aaron Mathews sent Munichhome and the Beavers led 2-0 without the benefit of a hit.
Oregon State added a run in the eighth as pinch hitter Paul Richie singled to lead off and eventuallyscored on a two-out single from Mathews.
This Friday through Sunday, the UW travels to face Georgia Tech for a three-game series inAtlanta. Friday and Saturday, game time is 7:00 p.m. EDT (4:00 p.m. PDT) and Sunday's gamebegins at 1:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. PDT). All three games will air live on KKNW AM-1150,with Sunday's finale airing on tape delay beginning at noon Pacific time.
LINESCOREOregon State 6, Washington 4, 12 inningsOregon State 110 000 000 012 -- 6 9 0Washington 010 000 011 010 -- 4 10 1Chris Campos, Jake McCormick (3), Kyle Aselton (7), Ben Rowe (8),Nathan Pendley (8), Andy Baldwin (9), Kevin Joslyn (11), JaredSanders (11) and Billy Munich, Paul Richie (8). Tim Lincecum,Trent Baysinger (6), Will Fenton (10), Jamie Hawkins (12) andAaron Hathaway. W - Sanders (1-0). L - Fenton (3-3). 2B - UW,Nick Batkoski; HR - UW, Hathaway (5). T - 4:40. A - 412. Records:OSU 21-11, UW 19-12-1.