May 7, 2003
SEATTLE - Junior Chad Boudon's two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning broke a 3-3 tie as the Washington baseball team completed a season sweep of Portland with a 9-5 win Wednesday at Husky Ballpark.
Boudon, who Tuesday night tied the UW single-season home runs record with his 19th, didn't break the record Wednesday, but came up with the decisive hit in the eighth, singling sharply up the middle with two outs to drive in Justin Drake and Brent Lillibridge. Consecutive doubles by Kyle Larsen, Mike Wagner and Tila Reynolds followed, sending home four more runs to shut the door on the Pilots.
Portland scored two runs in the ninth on a walk and an error with the bases loaded, but Husky reliever Trent Baysinger (3-1) secured the win, getting Mike McRae to ground out to end the game with the bases left full.
The win improved Washington's season record to 33-14 in the Huskies' final non-conference game of the year. Portland dropped to 9-37-1.
Portland took the first lead of the game with a single run in the third. Leadoff hitter Tyler Perkins walked, moved to second on a balk and to third on a groundout before scoring on a wild pitch to give the Pilots a 1-0 lead.
Washington went in front in the bottom of the third. With one down, Larsen drew a bases-loaded walk to tie the game. The next batter, John Otness reached on a force at second base to drive in a second run and the Huskies led, 2-1.
The Pilots took back the lead in the fifth when, with a runner on first, right fielder Kory Casto belted his 10th homer of the year and third against the Huskies. The two-run shot down the right- field line lifted UP to a 3-2 lead.
The UW tied the game in the sixth. Greg Isaacson reached on his third single of the game and eventually scored from third on an Otness sacrifice fly to knot the score at 3-3.
Pilots freshman starter Josh Roberts (0-9) suffered the loss despite a strong effort. The Snohomish High grad left the game with two outs and two on in the eighth with the score tied at 3-3, but the two runners he left on base scored on Boudon's single to give him the loss.
UW sophomore lefty Jamie Hawkins didn't figure in the decision in his first career start, allowing three runs in four and one-third innings.
Next up, the Huskies travel to UCLA for a three-game, Pac-10 Conference series at Jackie Robinson Stadium. All three games -- Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. - - will air live on KKNW AM-1150. After the UCLA series, the UW returns to Husky Ballpark for the final six games of the regular season as Arizona State and USC both visit for three-game sets.
LINESCORE Washington 9, Portland 5 Portland 001 020 002 -- 5 7 0 Washington 002 010 06x -- 9 11 1 Josh Roberts, Stephen Ball (8), Jared Adams (8) and Brock Griffin. Jamie Hawkins, Scott Robertson (5), Trent Baysinger (8) and Ben Johnson, Aaron Hathaway (9). W - Baysinger (3-1). L - Roberts (0-9). 2B - UW, Brent Lillibridge, Kyle Larsen, Mike Wagner, Tila Reynolds. HR - UP, Kory Casto (10). T - 3:20. A - 281. Records: UP 9-37-1; UW 33-14.