Stanford Hands Huskies 10-6 Loss

April 23, 2005

STANFORD, Calif. - The 24th-ranked Stanford baseball team stormed back from anearly 2-0 deficit, scoring four runs each in the fourth and fifth innings to coast to a 10-6win over Washington Saturday in the second game of a three-game Pac-10 series atHusky Ballpark.

The Huskies, who made a season-high five errors in the game, dropped to 24-16 on theseason and 4-7 in Pac-10 play, having lost 2-1 to the Cardinal on Friday. Stanfordimproved to 23-14 and 6-5.

Washington opened the scoring, taking a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a two-out RBIsingle from freshman second baseman Kiel Lillibridge. In the third, junior left fielderZach Clem launched a leadoff homer, his sixth of the season, to increase the Washingtonlead to 2-0.

Stanford took the lead in the fourth, scoring four runs. With two aboard, Edmonds-Woodway grad Chris Minaker singled to drive in the Cardinal's first run. Later in theinning, with two outs, center fielder Jim Rapoport tied the score with an RBI single.Adam Sorgi followed with a two-run double down the right-field line, giving the Cardinala 4-2 advantage.

In the fifth, the Cardinal loaded the bases on a single, a walk and a bunt. Minakerfollowed with a double to drive home two runs, chasing Husky starter Kyle Parker fromthe game. After an infield single re-loaded the bases, a balk from UW freshman relieverBrandon McKerney sent home Stanford's seventh run. An RBI groundout from Rapoportsend home the inning's fourth run and Stanford led, 8-2.

The argument that ensued from the balk call led to Husky head coach Ken Knutson beingejected by third base umpire David Rogers.

The Huskies scored their third run in the top of the sixth when Curt Rindal came homefrom third on a wild pitch, the Cardinal got it back in the bottom of the same inning asJohn Mayberry Jr. singled and eventually scored on a double-play groundout.

The UW plated two more in the seventh as Brent Lillibridge scored on an error andTaylor Johnson came in on an RBI groundout, cutting the Stanford lead to 9-5. However,in the seventh, Jed Lowrie reached on a Kyle Larsen error and scored on a double fromMayberry.

In the ninth, Johnson led off with a triple and then scored on Clem's third hit of the game,a single to left. Johnson's run was the first all season off of Cardinal reliever MattManship, who hadn't allowed a single run in 16 and two-thirds prior innings.

Parker (6-5) took the loss for the Huskies, allowing eight runs (seven earned) over four-plus innings. Stanford freshman Nolan Gallagher (1-3) picked up the win in relief andManship earned his second save.

Mayberry led the Cardinal hitters with three hits in four at bats. Minaker went 2-for-5with three RBI. Clem and Kiel Lillibridge each collected three hits for the Huskies.

The series concludes Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. The game will air live in the Seattle areaon KKNW AM-1150.

LINESCOREPac-10 ConferenceStanford 10, Washington 6Washington     011 001 201 --  6 14 5Stanford       000 441 10X -- 10 13 1Kyle Parker, Brandon McKerney (5) and Joey Dunn. MarkRomanczuk, Nolan Gallagher (5), Matt Manship (7) and JohnHester. W - Gallagher (1-3). L - Parker (6-5). 2B - UW,Zach Clem, Brent Lillibridge; SU, Hester, Adam Sorgi, ChrisMinaker, John Mayberry Jr. 3B - UW, Taylor Johnson. HR -UW, Clem (6). T - 2:48. A - 1,698.
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