May 9, 2010
SEATTLE - Washington scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth on a solo homer from Chase Anselment and a three-run shot from Julien Pollard, but still came up one run short as the Huskies fell to No. 12 UCLA, 7-6, Sunday at Husky Ballpark.
The Bruins (34-10 overall, 10-8 in the Pac-10) wrapped up a three-game sweep with the victory. Washington fell to 25-22 overall and 8-10 in league play.
The Huskies entered the ninth trailing 7-2. After one out, Anselment, a freshman from Edmonds, hit his fourth homer of the season to right. After Jacob Lamb singled and David Bentrott doubled, Pollard, who had entered the game as a pinch hitter in the eighth, hit his first home run of the season to draw the UW to within one run.
However, UCLA closer Dan Klein, who entered the game not having allowed a home run all season, recorded the final two outs to preserve the victory for the Bruins.
Lamb, a freshman from Bishop Blanchet High, went 4-for-4 with a double to lift his team-leading batting average to .355.
UCLA got another solid starting pitching performance, this one from lefty Rob Rasmussen (7-2). He picked up the victory, allowing one run on five hits over six and two-thirds innings.
Washington starter Forrest Snow (4-2) took the loss, allowing three runs in his one and two-thirds innings of work.
In the top of the first, with the bases loaded and one out, Beau Amaral scored from third on a wild pitch, but that was the extent of it. In the second, UCLA made it 3-0 as Jeff Gelalich walked, stole second and scored on a two-out single from Blair Dunlap, who ended up scoring from third on a wild pitch.
In the fourth, Dunlap notched his third hit of the game to drive in Brett Krill with two down, making it a 4-0 Bruins lead.
The Bruins continued to build their lead in the sixth. An RBI double from Niko Gallego scored one and then Dean Espy scored from third on a suicide squeeze bunt from Steve Rodriguez to stretch it to 6-0.
Washington got its first run in the fifth as Caleb Brown singled, moved to third on a double from Lamb and scored on a sacrifice fly from Bentrott. But the Bruins stretched the lead back to six runs when first baseman Dean Espy homered in the seventh.
In the eighth, UW pinch hitter Julien Pollard walked to lead off. After moving up on a wild pitch, he scored on a double from Pierce Rankin. In the ninth, Anselment came on as a pinch hitter and drilled a homer over the right-field fence, his fourth of the season.
Next up for Washington is a three-game series next Friday through Sunday at Oregon State. The next home series for the Huskies is May 21-23 vs. Oregon.
LINESCORE Pac-10 Conference #12 UCLA 7, Washington 6 UCLA 120 120 100 -- 7 13 0 Washington 000 010 004 -- 6 10 0 Rob Rasmussen, Erik Goeddel (7), Matt Grace (8), Dan Klein (9) and Steve Rodriguez. Forrest Snow, Ben Guidos (2), Adam Cimber (6), Jacob Clem (8) and Miles Kizer. W - Rasmussen (7-2). L - Snow (4-2). 2B - UCLA, Niko Gallego; UW, Doug Cherry, Jacob Lamb, Pierce Rankin, David Bentrott. HR - UCLA, Dean Espy (6); UW, Chase Anselment (4), Julien Pollard (1). T - 3:11. A - 562. Records: UCLA 34-10, 10-8 Pac-10; UW 25-22, 8-10 Pac-10.