May 5, 1998
Third baseman Ryan Lentz belted two home runs, including a grand slam, to lead 20th-ranked Washington to an 11-6 win over Portland in a non-conference game Tuesday at Husky Ballpark.
Lentz, a junior from Woodinville, belted the grand slam in the fourth, giving the Huskies (34-14) a 4-1 lead. In the sixth, he belted a two-run shot, breaking a 5-5 tie. For the season, Lentz now has 15 home runs, second-most in UW history and only one short of Mike Blowers' season record of 16 (1986).
The grand slam was the Huskies' first hit of the game. Pilots starter Stosh Jackson was perfect through the first three innings of the game, but did not start the fourth inning as Portland (9-36) tried to spread out the pitching work in the midweek game. Reliever Scott Haij hit two batters and walked a man before surrendering the slam.
UW reliever Tom Linarelli (1-0) earned his first career victory, pitching the sixth and seventh innings and allowing no runs on one hit. Haij (2-7) gave up seven runs in the loss.
Portland was led by the two home runs of right fielder Jason Vaughn, who went 3-for-5 with four RBI. Former Husky and current Pilot Ryan Powell contributed with three singles and an RBI.
Husky right fielder Nick Stefonick hit a two-run home run in the eighth, his fifth of the year.
Wednesday, the Huskies take on Portland again in a 3:00 p.m. game. This weekend, Washington closes out the regular season with a three-game series against California at Husky Ballpark.
Non-Conference Baseball Washington 11, Portland 6 Portland 001 040 101 -- 6 10 1 Washington 000 413 12x -- 11 8 1 Stosh Jackson, Scott Haij (4), Brent Brakke (6), Brendan Wood (7) and Alan Patrick. Mike Bomar, Tom Linarelli (6), Cody Morrison (8), Wayne Lee (9) and Ryan Bundy, Pete Orgill (7). W - Linarelli (1-0). L - Haij (2-7). 3B - UW, Bundy. HR - UP, Jason Vaughn 2 (11); UW, Ryan Lentz 2 (15), Nick Stefonick (5). T - 2:37. A - 327.