UW Knocks Off No. 1 Stanford, 3-2, In 10

May 7, 2004

SEATTLE - Nick Batkoski drove in the winning run with a bases-loaded single in the bottom ofthe 10th inning as the 16th-ranked Washington baseball team knocked off No. 1 Stanford, 3-2,Friday night in the first game of big, Pac-10 series at Husky Ballpark.

The win moved the Huskies (27-14-1 overall, 11-5 in the Pac-10) to within a half-game of thefirst-place Cardinal (36-7, 10-3).

Stanford reliever Jeff Stimpson (1-2) came on to open the 10th and hit UW leadoff manBrent Lillibridge with a pitch. After a successful sacrifice from Greg Isaacson, Stanford thirdbaseman Adam Sorgi made a diving stop on a hard grounder from Zach Clem, but his throw tofirst was errant, putting runners at first and third with one out.

Another Cardinal reliever, Blake Holler, came on and hit Kyle Larsen with a pitch to load the basesbefore Batkoski, a junior from Federal Way poked a bloop single to right to score Lillibridge fromthird.

UW freshman starter Kyle Parker went eight innings, the longest outing of the season by a Huskypitcher this season, but didn't figure in the decision as he left with the score tied 2-2. Parkerallowed only five hits, two runs and three walks while striking out five.

Freshman Tim Lincecum (6-1), expected to start Sunday vs. Stanford, got the win, throwing twoscoreless innings of relief.

Cardinal ace Mark Romanczuk went nine innings for Stanford, allowing two runs on six hits whilestriking out eight and walking two, one intentionally.

Both teams broke through for a run in the first inning. Stanford scored when John Mayberry, Jr.belted a two-out single to score Chris Minaker, who had singled, from second base.

In the bottom of the first, the Huskies answered as Clem reached on a two-out double and scoredon another double from Batkoski.

Stanford manufactured a run in the fourth to take a 2-1 lead. Danny Putnam singled and Mayberrywalked to begin the inning. After a Donny Lucy bunt moved both runners up, Putnam scoredwhen Brian Hall grounded to second.

Washington tied the score in the sixth when Larsen hit his 10th home run of the year, a one-outsolo shot to right field.

The Huskies threatened to take their first lead in the bottom of the seventh. Singles by John Otnessand Aaron Hathaway, a sacrifice bunt from Taylor Johnson and an intentional walk to Lillibridgeloaded the bases with one out. Romanczuk struck out Isaacson and Clem followed with a hardgrounder that looked destined for a hit. Sorgi, however, made a diving stop and then recovered tothrow out Clem by a step, ending the inning.

The Huskies and Cardinal play Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The game will air live both on television(Fox Sports Northwest) and radio (KKNW AM-1150).

LINESCOREPac-10 Conference#16 Washington 3, #1 Stanford 2, 10 InningsStanford       100 100 000 0 -- 2 7 1Washington     100 001 000 1 -- 3 7 0Kyle Parker, Tim Lincecum (9) and Aaron Hathaway. Mark Romanczuk,Jeff Stimpson (10), Blake Holler (10) and Donny Lucy. W - Lincecum(6-1). L - Stimpson (1-2). 2B - UW, Zach Clem, Nick Batkoski. HR -UW, Kyle Larsen (10). T - 2:58. A - 943. Records: STAN 36-7, 10-3Pac-10; UW 27-14-1, 11-5 Pac-10.
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