#19 Huskies Fall, 5-4, To Cal Poly
March 18, 2006
SEATTLE - Cal Poly first baseman Jimmy Van Ostrand hit two home runs, includingone in the eighth that broke a 4-4 tie, as the Mustangs beat the 19th-ranked Washingtonbaseball team, 5-4, Saturday at Husky Ballpark in the first of a three-game series.
Husky ace Tim Lincecum (4-2) suffered the loss despite allowing only one earned run.He worked eight innings, allowing five runs total on only three hits and five walks whilestriking out nine. Washington fell to 15-6 with the loss.
Van Ostrand, who earlier had hit a three-run homer in the third to get the Mustangs backin the game, belted his second of the game and eighth of the year off of Lincecum withone out and none on in the eighth. His two homers accounted for two of the Mustangs'three hits on the day.
Cal Poly reliever Casey Fien (2-0), who entered the game in the seventh and workedthree innings of one-hit relief, picked up the win. Starter Gary Daley, who beat theHuskies with a one-hit shutout last season in San Luis Obispo, allowed four runs on sixhits over six innings.
Washington took a 3-0 lead with three runs in the first. Andy Lentz doubled to lead offand then scored on a single from Matt Hague. Catcher Matt Lane followed with his fourthhome run of the year, driving a ball to left-center.
In the second, Hague made it 4-0 when he singled to drive in shortstop Danny Cox, whohad been hit by a pitch and stolen second.
Cal Poly took advantage of a two-out error in the third to get back in the game. AfterScott Walker reached on a throwing error from Lentz, the UW second baseman, GrantDesme walked. First baseman Jimmy Van Ostrand then belted a homer to straightawaycenter to cut the Husky lead to 4-3.
In the fifth, the Mustangs scored another unearned run on a Desme sacrifice fly, tying thescore at 4-4.
Game two of the series gets underway Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and game three is set for anoon first pitch Monday. Live audio and stats for both games will be available atgohuskies.com.
LINESCORENon-Conference GameCal Poly 5, #19 Washington 4Cal Poly 003 010 010 -- 5 3 1Washington 310 000 000 -- 4 7 2Gary Daley, Casey Fien (7) and Matt Canepa. Tim Lincecum,Bryce Mooney (9) and Matt Lane. W - Fien (2-0). L -Lincecum (4-2). 2B - UW, Andy Lentz. HR - CP, Jimmy VanOstrand 2 (8); UW, Lane (4). T - 2:52. A - 390.