March 29, 2003
STANFORD, Calif. - No. 8 Stanford scored six runs in the eighth inning to break a 4-4 tie and handed the No. 24 Washington baseball team a 10-6 loss in the second game of of a three-game Pac-10 series at Sunken Diamond. The Cardinal win evened the series at one win apiece.
Stanford scored two runs in the seventh to tie the game at 4-4, then burst out with seven hits to take the lead in the eighth. Sam Fuld led off with a double and Brian Hall reached on a bunt single. Right fielder Carlos Quentin followed with a double off the left-field wall, driving in Putnam. After an intentional walk loaded the bases with no outs, pinch hitter Donny Lucy blooped a single over the drawn-in UW infield to send home another runner.
John Mayberry Jr., the Seattle Mariners' first-round draft pick last June, followed Lucy's hit with a sacrifice fly and, after a popout, Tobin Swope singled home two more runs and Fuld drove in another with a single to stretch the Cardinal lead to 10-4.
In the ninth, the Huskies had a fifth run across and the bases loaded with none out. After freshman reliever Kodiak Quick came, Kyle Larsen singled home the UW's sixth run, but Quick struck out Mike Wagner and Taylor Johnson and got Aaron Hathaway to ground into a forceout to end the game and earn his third save of the season.
UW reliever David Dowling (5-1) suffered his first loss of the season, allowing three runs on four hits in his one-inning-plus of work. Cardinal reliever David O'Hagan (3-1) gave up two runs on two hits over two-plus innings to pick up the win.
The Huskies (19-8 overall, 1-1 in the Pac-10) drew first blood with a run in the second inning. Junior DH Mike Wagner lined a double to center field to open the inning and, after a pair of flyouts, scored on a two-out single from left fielder Chad Boudon. The Huskies had gone 14-0 in games in which they'd scored the first run prior to Saturday's loss.
Stanford (17-9, 3-2) came back to take its first lead of the series with a pair of runs in the fourth. Danny Putnam and John Mayberry Jr. got the inning started with back-to-back singles, with Mayberry moving to second base on a throw to third. Third baseman Jonny Ash followed with a single up the middle to drive in both runners, giving the Cardinal a 2-1 edge.
Washington stormed back in the sixth. With two outs, Taylor Johnson reached on a single to start the rally. Hathaway followed with his second home run of the season to put the UW back on top. On the next pitch from Stanford starter Ryan McCally, Boudon hammered a line-drive homer over the scoreboard in left. The homer was the ninth of the year for the junior from Shorewood High. All nine homers have come in the last 17 games, during which the UW has gone 15-2.
In the seventh, the Cardinal tied the game at 4-4 with a pair of runs. Ryan Garko led off with a single and moved to third on a pair of Dowling wild pitches. Mayberry narrowly missed a homer, belted a one-out double off the top of the left-field fence to drive in Garko. Mayberry moved to third on a groundout and then scored when shortstop Tobin Swope singled.
John Otness, the Husky third baseman, went 4-for-4 with a double in the game while Reynolds had three hits. Mayberry, Fuld and Jed Lowrie each had three hits for Stanford.
The Huskies and Cardinal close out the series Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The game will air live on KKNW AM-1150 and also via the internet at gohuskies.com.
LINESCORE #8 Stanford 10, #24 Washington 6 Washington 010 003 002 -- 6 14 0 Stanford 000 200 26x -- 10 19 2 Jeff Petersen, David Dowling (6), Scott Robertson (8), Trent Baysinger (8), Josh Conover (8) and Aaron Hathaway. Ryan McCally, David O'Hagan (7), Kodiak Quick (9) and Ryan Garko. W - O'Hagan (3-1). L - Dowling (5-1). Sv - Quick (3). 2B - UW, Mike Wagner, John Otness; STAN, John Mayberry Jr., Sam Fuld, Carlos Quentin. HR - UW, Hathaway (2), Chad Boudon (9). T - 3:19. A - 1,998. Records: UW 19-8, 1-1 Pac-10; STAN 17-9, 3-2 Pac-10.