Huskies Fall To Hawaii, 10-6
March 2, 2006
HONOLULU - The Washington baseball team had its five-game winning streak come toan end Wednesday night as Hawaii scored seven of its 10 runs with two outs en route to a10-6 win over the Huskies on the second day of the Rainbow Baseball Tournament at LesMurikami Stadium.
The loss dropped the Huskies to 10-3 on the season and 1-1 in the tournament. Hawaii,which lost to Texas-Arlington earlier Wednesday, improved to 12-4 on the season. Allfour teams in the tournament, including No. 11 Arkansas, are 1-1 in tourney play.
Husky freshman Adrian Gomez (0-1), in his second outing and first start, took the loss,allowing five runs on six hits over three and two-thirds innings. Hawaii senior starterJustin Costi (1-0) got the win, limiting the UW to just one run on five hits over sixinnings.
Husky right fielder Matt Hague led the UW hitter, going 3-for-4 with a triple. Thesophomore also threw two innings of relief in his first pitching outing of the year.
In the second inning, Hawaii got the scoring started when Matt Inouye and Jorge Francoled off with back-to-back singles. After a sacrifice bunt moved the runners up, EliChristensen drove in Inouye with a flyout to right. Shortstop Nathan Young followedwith a single and the Rainbows pulled in front, 2-0.
In the fourth, Robbie Wilder drew a two-out walk with the bases loaded, forcing inFranco with the Rainbows third run and forcing Gomez from the game. Jonathan Heelined the first pitch from reliever Bryce Mooney up the middle to drive in two more runs,extending the Hawaii lead to 5-0.
Hawaii tacked on two more in the fifth when Young, a freshman who came into the game0-for-12 on the season, laced a two-out bases-loaded single to right, upping his team'slead to 7-0.
Washington finally got on the scoreboard in the sixth when Matt Hague singled andscored on a two-out single from Curt Rindal. However, the Rainbows stretched the leadback to seven runs in the bottom of the inning when a two-out RBI single from Inouyemade it 8-1.
Hague tripled to lead off the eighth and scored on a groundout from Zach Clem to notchthe UW's second run. Hawaii replied with two more in the bottom of the eighth, scoringon a Justin Frash single and a Franco sacrifice fly.
Thursday, the UW faces Texas-Arlington in a 4:30 p.m. (PST) game at MurikamiStadium. A live audio broadcast of the game will air on the internet at gohuskies.com.
LINESCORENon-Conference GameHawaii 10, Washington 6Washington 000 001 014 -- 6 12 0Hawaii 020 321 02x -- 10 15 1Adrian Gomez, Bryce Mooney (4), Matt Hague (7) andMatt Lane. Justin Costi, Rich Olsen (7), Daniel Caldwell(9), Jeff Soskin (9) and Estaban Lopez. W - Costi (1-0). L- Gomez (0-1). 2B - UW, Curt Rindal; UH, Jonathan Hee. 3B -UW, Hague. T - 2:52. A - 2,249.