Rindal Single In 10th Beats Cal Poly, 9-8
March 20, 2006
SEATTLE - After a game-tying grand slam from Andy Lentz in the eighth inning, the Washingtonbaseball team got a game-winning, bases-loaded single in the 10th from first basemanCurt Rindal as the Huskies avoided a series sweep with a 9-8 win over Cal Poly Mondayat Husky Ballpark.
In the 10th, the UW loaded the bases on a walk and two singles before Rindal, a juniorfrom Mt. Vernon, singled to left with two outs to drive in Ryan Anderson with thewinning run. The win improved the Huskies' record to 16-7 while Cal Poly dropped to 15-9
Down 8-4 in the eighth, the Huskies loaded the bases on a single and a pair of walks forcenter fielder Lentz, who drove a two-out, full-count pitch from Cal Poly closer RockyRoquet into the visitors' bullpen in left field to tie the game at 8-8.
Husky closer Elliott Cribby (3-1) worked two and one-third scoreless innings for the win.Cal Poly closer Rocky Roquet (1-1), who surrendered the grand slam and gave up theleadoff single to Anderson in the 10th, took the loss.
Cal Poly scored a run in the first when Brent Walker led off with a walk, stole second,moved to third on a wild pitch and then scored on an errant throw from catcherMatt Lane.
However, the Huskies answered back in the top of the first. With two outs andMatt Hague aboard on a single, Lane atoned for his earlier error with his fifth home runof the season, a line drive to right, to put the Huskies on top, 2-1.
In the second, the Huskies tacked on two more when Zach Clem singled and freshmanDH Kyle Conley followed with his fourth home run of the season. In the third, Cal Polycut the lead to 4-3 on RBI singles from Jimmy Van Otrand and Josh Lansford.
In the top of the fourth, Cal Poly scored a run to tie the game at 4-4. Jimmy Gardinerreached on a third-strike wild pitch and eventually came around to score from third on agroundout from Brent Walker.
In the fifth, the Mustangs went back on top, 5-4, thanks to an RBI single from catcherMatt Canepa. In the eighth, after a pair of infield singles put two aboard, Cal Poly centerfielder Grant Desme homered to right-center field, increasing the lead to 8-4.
Wednesday, in a game added to the schedule last week, the Huskies will host PugetSound in a 6:00 p.m. game before traveling to Berkeley to face Cal in the first Pac-10Conference series of the year next weekend. Live audio of the UPS game will beavailable at gohuskies.com while the three games from Cal will air live on radio onKKNW AM-1150.
LINESCORENon-Conference GameWashington 9, Cal Poly 8, 10 InningsCal Poly 102 110 030 0 -- 8 11 1Washington 220 000 040 1 -- 9 12 2Casey Fien, D.J. Mauldin (6), Rocky Roquet (7), KevinWaldron (10) and Matt Canepa. Kyle Parker, Nick Hagadone(5), Elliott Cribby (8) and Matt Lane. W - Cribby (3-1). L- Roquet (1-1). 2B - UW, Kyle Conley, Matt Hague. HR - CP,Grant Desme (5); UW, Lane (5), Conley (4), Andy Lentz (5).T - 3:33. A - 203.