Big Inning Leads ASU To 12-7 Win Over UW
April 8, 2006
TEMPE, Ariz. - After scratching back from a 6-2 deficit to tie the game at 6-6, theWashington baseball team gave up six runs in the seventh as 13th-ranked Arizona Statebeat the Huskies, 12-7, Saturday at Packard Stadium.
The ASU win drew the three-game, Pac-10 series even at one win apiece. The Devilsimproved to 24-10 overall and 3-2 in conference play. Washington fell to 22-12 and 4-4.
Sun Devils reliever Tony Barnette (1-1), a senior from Jefferson High in Federal Way,picked up the victory. Husky freshman reliever Bryce Mooney (3-1) suffered the loss.
After the UW had tied the game on a solo homer from Curt Rindal in the top of theseventh, the momentum swung back in the Devils' direction quickly though as threeHusky errors in the bottom of the seventh led to six ASU runs. With the bases loaded andno outs, catcher Preston Paramore broke the tie with his second two-run double of theafternoon. An RBI single from Matt Hall, a passed ball and a two-out, two-run error fromUW center fielder Matt Hague led to the other four runs as the Devils stretched the leadto 12-6.
ASU scored the games first run in the bottom of the second. Ike Davis led off by lofting aball to center. Hague lost the high fly ball in the sun and it dropped near the warningtrack for a triple. After a hit batter and a popup, Devils third baseman C.J. Retherfordexecuted a safety squeeze bunt to score Davis, giving Arizona State an early 1-0 lead.
In the third, UW catcher Matt Lane drew a two-out walk and then scored all the way fromfirst when Rindal drilled a double deep to the left-center field gap, tying the game a 1-1.
The Sun Devils used a two-out rally to move back in front in the bottom of the third.With two outs and none on, Brett Wallace, Davis and Eric Sogard each knocked singles,the last of which drove in one run. Paramore then doubled into the left-field corner,driving in two more to make it a 4-1 ASU lead.
Rindal came through again with two outs in the fifth. With Jake Rife aboard at secondbase, Rindal singled through the left side to cut the Devils lead to 4-2. The Huskies had achance to go in front later in the inning when, with two runners on, Kyle Conley's longflyball to right field was caught up against the fence by ASU's Colin Curtis.
However, ASU came right back in the bottom of the fifth. Willy Fox led off with adouble and then scored on a single from Wallace. Later in the inning, a two-out RBIsingle from Paramore increased the ASU lead to 6-2.
Washington got back in the game in the top of the sixth when Hague's fourth home runof the season, a two-out, three-run liner to right, drew the UW back within a run at 6-5. Inthe sixth, Rindal led off with his seventh homer of the year to tie the game at 6-6.
The UW scored a seventh run in the ninth on a pinch-hit, RBI double fromTrevor Petersen. Rindal finished the game 3-for-4 with three RBI while Hague had theHuskies' other three runs batted in on his homer. Paramore led the Sun Devils, going 3-for-5 with five RBI.
Sunday's series finale gets underway at 1:00 p.m. The game will air live in the Seattlearea on KKNW AM-1150 as well as over the internet via gohuskies.com.
LINESCOREPac-10 Conference Game#13 Arizona State 12, Washington 7Washington 001 013 101 -- 7 9 3Arizona State 013 020 60x -- 12 15 1Tyler Cheney, Kyle Parker (5), Bryce Mooney (7),Nick Haughian (7) and Matt Lane. Daryl Arreola, BradyMartinez (1), Brett Bordes (4), Tony Barnette (7) andPreston Paramore. W - Barnette (1-1). L - Mooney (3-1). 2B- UW, Curt Rindal, Trevor Petersen; ASU, Paramore 2, WillyFox, Matt Hall, C.J. Retherford. 3B - ASU, Ike Davis. HR -UW, Matt Hague (4), Rindal (7). T - 3:32. A - 2,239.