May 1, 2001
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington baseball team hit three home runs as it closed out its six-day, four-game road trip with an 11-6 win over Gonzaga Tuesday at August/A.R.T. Stadium.
The Huskies, who had Monday's game at Gonzaga cancelled by rain, improved to 25-15 on the year while Gonzaga, which leads the Coast Division in the West Coast Conference, fell to 24-21.
In an effort to get work for as many pitchers as possible, the Huskies used nine different pitchers in the game. Gonzaga nearly followed suit, sending six different players to the mound.
UW junior Randy Vanderplow (2-1), who gave up a home run in the sixth to surrender the Husky lead, picked up the victory. GU reliever Sean Ingalls (1-2) suffered the loss as he allowed Duggan Moran's two-run homer in the seventh that gave Washington the lead for good.
Down 1-0, the Huskies scored two runs in the second to take a lead. Moran singled to score Michael Done. Then, with Moran at first and Tila Reynolds at third, the Huskies executed a double steal with Reynolds scoring.
In the fifth, right fielder Tyler Davidson belted a two-run homer to give Washington a 5-2 lead. Gonzaga answered back with a two-run homer from Jared Hertz in the bottom of the fifth. The Bulldogs took the lead back in the sixth when Eric Rodland connected for a two- run shot.
In the seventh, Moran lined a shot over the right field fence with Davidson on base to take back the lead. The Huskies tacked on four more in the eighth, which included a solo homer from catcher Ben Johnson and a two-run double by Davidson, who finished 2-for-4 with three runs and five RBI. Moran was 3-for-4 with three runs batted in.
The Huskies open a 10-game homestand Friday night as Oregon State comes to Husky Ballpark for the first of a three-game Pac-10 series.
LINESCORE Non-Conference Game Washington 11, Gonzaga 6 Washington 021 020 240 -- 11 13 1 Gonzaga 101 022 000 -- 6 9 1 Zack Daniels, Jeff Petersen (2), Taylor Grant (3), Greg Colburn (3), Matt Gardner (5), Randy Vanderplow (6), Mike Bomar (7), Trevor Gibson (8), Scott Robertson (9) and Ben Johnson. Scott Stencil, Greg Brooks (4), Ed Clelland (5), Phil Banta (7), Sean Ingalls (7), Errol Simonitsch (8) and Brian Munhall. W - Vanderplow (2-1). L - Ingalls (1-2). 2B - UW, Michael Done, Jay Garthwaite, Tila Reynolds, Tyler Davidson, GU, Kevin Richardson. HR - UW, Davidson (5), Duggan Moran (2), Johnson (2), GU, Jared Hertz (6), Eric Rodland (1). T - 3:36. A - 125.