Baseball Blows Eight-Run Lead, Gets Swept By Huskies

April 25, 2004

SEATTLE, Wash.- The Arizona baseball team squandered an 11-3 lead over Washington in a 10-inning, 12-11 loss at Husky Ballpark in Seattle on Sunday. The loss handed UW a series sweep and dropped the Wildcats to 21-18-1 overall and 5-7 in the Pac-10.

Greg Isaacson hit the sixth home run of the game for the Huskies with one out in the bottom of the tenth to pull off the remarkable come from behind victory over the Cats.

Highlighted by a pair of home runs by juniors John Hardy and Jeff Van Houten, the Wildcats rallied for eight runs in the top of the sixth to snap a 3-3 tie. The eight-run advantage didn't hold up as UW scored two runs apiece on a pair of solo homers in each of the bottom of the sixth and eight innings to cut the UA lead to 11-7.

Washington then scored four runs on three hits in the bottom of the ninth to tie game and force it into extra innings. After the Wildcats failed to score in the top of the extra frame, Isaacson delivered the sixth homer of the game for UW to end the contest.

Arizona Derek Rodriguez (0-2) was charged with the loss after giving up five runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings. UW's Will Fenton (5-3) picked up his second win of the series with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Offensively, UW's Kyle Larson became the third player in school history to hit three hoem runs in a game, as the junior finished 3 for 4 with three RBI and four runs scored. Aaron Hathaway (2 for 5) and John Otness each added a home run for the Huskies in the win.

Arizona, which has lost a season-high-tying three straight games, will head back out onto the road next weekend to Berkeley, Calif., for a three-game set against Cal. First pitch for the series opener against the Bears is set for 2:30 pm. All three games can be heard live on the radion on 790 KNST AM.

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