April 22, 2003
SEATTLE - Mike Wagner belted three doubles and Aaron Hathaway had a single, a double and a triple in three at bats as the Washington baseball team completed a three-game series sweep of Hawaii-Hilo Tuesday evening at Husky Ballpark with a 10-2 win. The win improved the Huskies' record to 26-12 while Hilo dropped to 8-33.
Husky sophomore Josh Conover (3-0) picked up his third win in as many career starts. He went only four innings as the Husky coaches looked to get work for the pitching staff, holding Hilo scoreless on four hits while striking out three. Five Husky pitchers combined to strike out 13 Vulcan batters in the game.
Husky freshman Brent Lillibridge led off the bottom of the first with a triple. After Greg Isaacson walked and stole second, Hathaway singled to drive home Lillibridge. Later in the inning, John Otness' groundout plated Isaacson and the Huskies led, 2-0, after one.
In the third, Isaacson walked again and scored on a double from Hathaway, who came in on an Otness sacrifice fly to move the UW in front, 4-0.
In the fourth, Washington made it 9-0 with five more runs. Tila Reynolds reached on an error and scored on Wagner's second double of the game and Wagner scored on a Lillibridge single. After Isaacson singled and stole second once again, putting runners at second and third, Hathaway belted a triple to the right-center gap, driving in a pair. After reliever Alan Phillips walked Kyle Larsen, Otness drove in his third run of the day with a single.
Hilo's Brian Ebbs (2-7), a transfer from Tacoma CC, suffered the loss, allowing nine runs (eight earned) over three and one-third innings.
Hathaway finished 3-for-3 with three runs batted in while Wagner was 3-for-3 with one RBI. Otness went only 1-for-3, but drove in three. Two Husky freshman relievers -- Matt Kasser and Keaton Everitt -- each struck out the side in their one inning each of work.
Hilo avoided the shutout in the ninth on an RBI singles from shortstop Kevin Drever and Kaliko Oligo, who finished with three hits.
The Huskies continue their seven-game homestand this Friday through Sunday as California visits Husky Ballpark for a three-game Pac-10 series. Friday's opener begins at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, gametime is 1:00 p.m. Admission to Saturday's game is free, part of the annual "Spring Fling," which also includes the spring football game and Husky softball and tennis.
LINESCORE Washington 10, Hawaii-Hilo 2 UH-Hilo 000 000 002 -- 2 8 1 Washington 202 500 01x -- 10 13 0 Brian Ebbs, Alan Phillips (4), Joseph Glaser (8) and Chris Savio. Josh Conover, Scott Robertson (5), Matt Kasser (6), Keaton Everitt (7), Trent Baysinger (8) and Aaron Hathaway, Ben Johnson (7). W - Conover (3-0). L - Ebbs (2-7). 2B - UW, Mike Wagner 3, Hathaway, Steve Ramsey. 3B - UW, Brent Lillibridge, Hathaway. T - 2:53. A - 309. Records: UHH 8-33; UW 26-12.