Huskies Fall 8-4 At Georgia Tech

April 16, 2004

ATLANTA - The Washington baseball team committed a season-high four errors and ran itslosing streak to four games, also a season-high, as Georgia Tech beat the Huskies, 8-4, Fridaynight at Russ Chandler Stadium in the first of a three-game series.

The Huskies, who lost last Saturday to Washington State before dropping two non-conferencegames to Oregon State last Monday and Tuesday, fell to 19-13-1 on the season while GeorgiaTech, a preseason top-five team that has also struggled some lately, improved to 21-15.

Tech starter Andrew Kown (5-1) allowed three runs on six hits over six and two-thirds innings torecord the win. Husky freshman starter Kyle Parker (1-1) took the loss, giving up five runs on sixhits and three walks while striking out seven in five and one-third innings.

Georgia Tech went on top with a run in the first inning. Leadoff man Eric Patterson singled up themiddle to start it. Patterson then stole his ACC-leading 25th base of the season to move to secondbase before a single from Brandon Boggs drove him in to give the Jackets a 1-0 lead.

The Huskies headed into the fifth inning still in search of their first hit. They got it when freshmandesignated hitter Matt Lane led off with a sharp single to center. After an out, senior right fielderBen Johnson lined his fourth homer of the season to right field, giving the Huskies a 2-1 lead.

Washington added to that lead in the sixth when Zach Clem singled, stole second and scored on asingle from catcher Aaron Hathaway.

The Yellowjackets, held to only one hit after the first inning, got the bats going once again in thesixth when they loaded the bases with one out. Shortstop Tyler Greene followed with a single toleft to send home Micah Owings and Steven Blackwood, tying the game at 3-3 and chasing UWfreshman starter Kyle Parker from the game.

With Trent Baysinger on in relief, catcher Andy Hawranick belted a double that rolled to the wall inright, driving in Clifton Remole and Greene. After Patterson reached on an error by secondbaseman Greg Isaacson, Wes Hodges drove in Hawranick when his grounder to short wasmisplayed by Brent Lillibridge, increasing the Tech lead to 6-3. Baysinger fanned Boggs andOwings to finally get out of the inning.

The Yellowjackets took advantage of another pair of UW errors in the seventh, scoring a seventhrun. In the top of the eighth, Clem led off with his ninth home run of the year to make it 7-4. Techmade it 8-4 in the bottom of the eighth. After two singles, Mike Nickeas laid down a squeeze but toscore Owings from third.

Saturday, the Yellowjackets and Huskies play another 7:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. PDT) game. Sunday'sfinale begins at 1:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. PDT). Saturday's game will air live on KKNW AM-1150, with Sunday's airing on tape delay beginning at noon Pacific time.

LINESCOREGeorgia Tech 8, Washington 4Washington      000 021 010 -- 4  8 4Georgia Tech    100 005 110 -- 8 10 0Kyle Parker, Trent Baysinger (6), Jordan Ponzoha (7) andAaron Hathaway. Andrew Kown, Ryan Self (7), Tim Gustafson (8) andAndy Hawranick. W - Kown (5-1). L - Parker (1-1). Sv - Gustafson(1). 2B - GT, Hawranick, Steven Blackwood. 3B - UW,Taylor Johnson. HR - UW, Ben Johnson (4), Zach Clem (9). T - 3:01.A - 869. Records: UW 19-13-1; GT 21-15.
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