Huskies Take Series With 4-1 Win Over UCLA
April 2, 2006
SEATTLE - Freshman reliever Bryce Mooney pitched four and two-thirds innings ofone-hit relief for the victory and the Huskies got homers from Curt Rindal andMatt Stevens as the Washington baseball team beat UCLA, 4-1, Sunday in the final gameof a three-game, Pac-10 series at Husky Ballpark.
The Huskies (20-11 overall, 3-3 in Pac-10 play) won the series, two games to one. UCLAfell to 16-13 and 1-2 with the loss.
Mooney (3-0), a right-hander from Lake Oswego, Ore., didn't allow a run and struck outsix in his four and two-thirds innings of work. Bruins starter Tyson Brummett (4-4)suffered the loss, allowing three runs over five and one-third innings.
The game took a turn in the bottom of the first when, with two outs and none on, Huskycatcher Matt Lane lined a ball off the wall near the right-field corner for a would-bedouble. However, it was ruled that Lane missed first base and the ensuing argument ledto the ejection of both Lane and UW assistant coach Donny Harrel.
In the bottom of the second, Rindal, the Huskies' first baseman, extended his hittingstreak to 20 games when he led off the inning with his sixth home run of the season.
After being retired in order the first time through the lineup, the Bruins had anopportunity to score in the top of the fourth. A pair of singles and a walk loaded the basewith one out, marking the first time in the series that UCLA had more than one runneraboard. However, DH Hector Ambriz grounded into a double play to end the threat.
In the bottom of the fourth, Rindal singled, stole second and scored on a two-out singlefrom Stevens, giving the UW a 2-0 lead.
In the top of the fifth, Bruins second baseman Sean Smith singled and eventually scoredon a Josh Roenicke sacrifice fly to draw UCLA within one run at 2-1. After a walk putrunners at first and second with one out, Mooney replaced UW starter Nick Hagadoneand struck out the next two Bruins to preserve the lead.
In the bottom of the sixth, freshman Kyle Conley hit a one-out single, prompting theBruins to bring on Jason Novak in relief of starter Brummett. Stevens, the first batter toface Novak, homered to center, upping the UW lead to 4-1. Stevens' homer was his 10thof the year, moving him into a tie for the Pac-10 lead alongside teammate Zach Clem.
Stevens finished the game 2-for-4 with three runs batted in. Rindal was also 2-for-4.
Next up for the Huskies is a Tuesday night home game vs. Portland, starting at 6:30 p.m.Then, the Dawgs travel to Tempe for a three-game series at Arizona State Friday throughSunday. Saturday's gametime at ASU has been moved to noon PDT toaccommodate a live broadcast on FSN. Friday's game begins at 7:00 p.m. PDT andSunday's finale gets underway at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
All three games from Packard Stadium will air live on KKNW AM-1150. Audio for thePortland game will be available via 'The Dawg Channel' at gohuskies.com.
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