No. 13 Huskies Rout Portland, 20-4

May 11, 2004

SEATTLE - John Otness went 4-for-5 with five runs batted in and Greg Isaacson,Aaron Hathaway , Kyle Larsen and Taylor Johnson notched three hits each as the 13th-rankedWashington baseball team rolled to a 20-4 non-conference win over Portland Tuesday evening atHusky Ballpark.

The Huskies, who have won 10 of their last 12, improved to 29-15-1 on the season while Portlanddropped to 10-37. Washington posted 22 hits on the night as nine different players had a base hitand eight had an RBI.

UW sophomore Keaton Everitt (4-2), making his first start since March 27, got the win, workingthe five and one-third innings. The right-hander from Juanita High allowed three runs (two earned)on five hits and one walk while fanning three. Portland starter Jared Adams (1-6) lasted only athird of an inning in the loss, allowing four runs on three hits and a walk.

The Huskies jumped on Portland from the start. Washington loaded the bases with no outs in thefirst and Kyle Larsen doubled to left to drive in a pair. After Nick Batkoski grounded out to drivein a run from third, Hathaway singled to send home Larsen, giving the UW a 4-0 lead after one.

The UW added three more in the third. With two aboard, Batkoski's hit-and-run single drove inone run and a two-run single from Otness made it 7-0.

Portland broke through with a run in the fifth. Justin Pierce reached on a ground-rule double toopen the inning and scored on a Billy Krause single.

Washington erased all doubt with six runs in the fifth. A two-run double from Brent Lillibridgeand a two-run single from Isaacson highlighted the inning whle Otness and Larsen each notchedtheir third RBI of the day with singles.

After Portland tacked on two runs in the sixth on a Jeffrey Crinklaw RBI single and a throwingerror from Lillibridge in center, Washington opened the bottom of the inning with a leadoff homerfrom Hathaway, his seventh of the season. Otness followed with a double and, after an out, scoredon a double from Taylor Johnson. A two-out, bases-loaded error by UP third baseman TravisVetters allowed two more to increase the UW lead to 17-3.

Senior catcher Ben Johnson, on to replace Hathaway, led off the seventh with his sixth homer ofthe year. Nik Kosach's RBI double in the ninth added Portland's fourth run.

Washington takes on Portland again Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. before travelling to USC for athree-game, Pac-10 series next weekend. Each of the upcoming four games will air live on KKNWAM-1150.

LINESCORENon-conference#13 Washington 20, Portland 4Portland       000 012 001 --  4 10 3Washington     403 064 12x -- 20 22 1Keaton Everitt, Trent Baysinger (6), Richie Lentz (8) and AaronHathaway, Ben Johnson (7). Jared Adams, Kyle Corra (1), AndrewRenyer (6), Joe Jones (8) and Joe Watson. W - Everitt (4-2). L -Adams (1-6). 2B - UP, Justin Pierce, Nik Kosach; UW, Kyle Larsen,Brent Lillibridge, John Otness, Taylor Johnson. HR - UW, Hathaway(7), Ben Johnson (6). T - 2:57. A - 302. Records: UP 10-37, UW 29-15-1.
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