UW Baseball Season Ends In 12-3 Loss To Tulane
June 6, 2004
OXFORD, Miss. - Needing to beat Tulane twice to win the NCAA Oxford Regional, theWashington baseball team saw its season come to an end in the first game as the third-seededGreen Wave beat second-seed UW, 12-3, Sunday at Swayze Field.
With the win, Tulane (41-19) advances to the Super Regionals to play the winner of the NCAAFullerton Regional, either Pepperdine or Cal State Fullerton. Washington finished its season 39-20-1. The Huskies have made it to the final day of a regional in each of its last six tournamentappearances, but have yet to advance to the next round.
The UW jumped out to an early lead when junior catcher Aaron Hathaway lofted a three-run homerun just inside the left-field foul pole, giving the Huskies a 3-0 lead in the first.
Tulane didn't take too long to come back and take the lead. After scoring a run in the second on anRBI single from Wes Swackhamer, the Green Wave scored three in the third. After a single fromMatt Barket drove in one, right fielder Brian Bogusevic, who made a diving catch that likely savedthree runs with the bases loaded to end the second inning, tied the game with a single.
With Barket at third, Bogusevic got himself in a rundown between first and second. He made itback to first safely, but in the meantime, Barket stole home to give Tulane a 4-3 lead.
Tulane made it 8-3 with four more in the fifth. After an error on a slow roller from Huskyshortstop Nick Batkoski put two aboard with two down, Bogusevic singled to drive in two more.Catcher Greg Dini followed with a double to right-center, sending home Bogusevic.
After Richie Lentz came on to relieve David Dowling, who had come on to begin the fourth, ScottMadden singled to center to drive home the fourth run of the inning. Shortstop Tommy Manzellaknocked an RBI single in the sixth to score Tulane's ninth run.
Three more Tulane runs in the eighth erased any lingering doubt of the game's outcome. NathanSouthard drove in one and Manzella singled to plate two more.
Husky starter Keaton Everitt (5-3) suffered the loss for the UW. He worked the game's first threeinnings, allowing four runs on six hits. Tulane senior Cory Hahn (9-2), a second-team All-Conference USA pitcher, worked out of trouble all game and got the win. Over seven innings,Hahn allowed three runs on 11 hits, four walks and two hit batters before leaving the game afterwalking the leadoff man in the eighth.
Washington put runners aboard in each of the first 17 innings they played against Tulane in the tworegional games, but were only able to score runs in three of those innings, and only one onSunday, when the UW left 12 runners on base.
Manzella and Bogusevic each drove in three runs to lead the Green Wave offense. Hathawayfinished 2-for-5 with three runs batted shortstop Nick Batkoski was 3-for-4.
Bogusevic, who also threw eight and two-thirds innings in the win over Washington Friday night,was named the regional's most outstanding player. Four Huskies made the all-tournament team:Hathaway, first baseman Kyle Larsen, center fielder Brent Lillibridge and freshman designatedhitter Tyler Mach.
LINESCORENCAA Oxford Regional, Championship Round, Game OneTulane 12, Washington 3Tulane 013 041 030 -- 12 14 0Washington 300 000 000 -- 3 11 2Cory Hahn, Daniel Latham (8) and Greg Dini. Keaton Everitt,David Dowling (4), Richie Lentz (5), Josh Conover (6), Will Fenton(8), Jamie Hawkins (9) and Aaron Hathaway. W - Hahn (9-2). L -Everitt (5-3). 2B - TU, Dini; UW, Taylor Johnson. HR - UW,Hathaway (9). T - 3:14. A - 3,338. Records: TU 41-19, UW 39-20-1.