March 4, 2001
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Despite collecting 17 hits, the Washington baseball team lost to UC Riverside, 11-6, Sunday at the Riverside Sports Complex as the Highlanders avoided a four-game series sweep.
The Huskies (5-2) fell victim to a seven-run second inning and never could get back in the game, leaving the bases loaded in the third and eighth innings and leaving two runners aboard three other times.
Sophomore Tila Reynolds had three hits, including a home run, and sophomores Bryan Johnson and Brandon Jacobson each had three hits to pace the Huskies' hitting attack. Tyler Davidson, Michael Done and Mike Wagner each contributed three hits.
Sophomore left fielder Jay Garthwaite continued his hot weekend Sunday, belting a three- run homer in the top of the first inning. The Highlanders, however, would mount a comeback in the second, posting seven runs off of UW starter Randy Vanderplow (0-1). A two-run double from Scott Powis and a three-run double from Randy Blood were the highlights of UCR's seven-run second inning.
After the Highlanders (5-13) posted two more runs in the third to go ahead 9-3, the Huskies cut into the lead when Reynolds hit a two-run homer in the fourth, making it 9-5.
Mike Garner (1-1) earned the win for UCR, allowing four earned runs on 12 hits over five and two-thirds innings.
The Huskies return to Seattle Sunday night, but won't stick around for long as they travel to Corvallis to face Oregon State in a two-game, non-conference series Tuesday and Wednesday. Next Friday, Washington opens it home slate against Southern Utah in the first of a three-game series at Husky Ballpark
LINESCORE at Riverside Sports Complex UC Riverside 11, Washington 6 Washington 300 200 010 -- 6 17 1 UC Riverside 072 001 01x -- 11 13 2 Randy Vanderplow, Matt Gardner (2), Taylor Grant (7), Shawn Kohn (8) and Tim Rice, Jefferson Thiel (7). Chris Garner, Brian Hoff (6) and Jimmy Anderson. W - Garner (1-1). L - Vanderplow (0-1). Sv - Hoff (1). 2B - UW, Bryan Johnson, UCR, Scott Powis, Randy Blood, Brandon Smith, Tim Faulkner, Brian Wahlbrink, Matt Teahan. HR - UW, Jay Garthwaite (2), Tila Reynolds (1). T - 3:08. A - 420.