March 20, 2001
SEATTLE - Michael Done broke a 3-3 tie with a sixth-inning solo homer and the Huskies tacked on four more late runs as the Washington baseball team beat Washington State, 8-3, in a non- conference game Tuesday evening at Husky Ballpark. Two Husky pitchers held the Cougars to only two hits on the day.
Both teams made noise in the early innings before the pitchers settled down. WSU (8-15) scored three runs in the first. The first came across when Mike Knight stole home on a botched first-and-third play as no Husky covered first in a rundown between first and second. Tyson Boston, who transferred to WSU from Washington after the 1999 season, then belted a two-run homer off of former teammate Jeff Carlsen to stake his new team to a 3-0 lead.
Washington (12-4) responded in the bottom of the first. Brandon Jacobson doubled to lead off and moved to third on a passed ball before scoring on a popout to second from Tila Reynolds. After a second out, Jay Garthwaite reached when a third strike got past the catcher. After a single from Tyler Davidson, Done singled to left to score Garthwaite, making the score 3-2.
In the third, Husky freshman Jon Otness singled to lead off, moved to second on a Tim Rice single and to third on a sacrifice bunt from Jacobson. Reynolds followed with a groundout to short to score Otness with the tying run.
Carlsen, making only his second appearance since recovering from shoulder surgery, followed the Boston homer by retiring the next 10 Cougars. On a pitch count, he would leave the game after throwing five innings, allowing three runs on two hits and four strikeouts. WSU starter Zach Fisher also settled in, alllowing only two baserunners after the second. He too left the game after five innings, allowing only one earned run on six hits and six strikeouts.
In the sixth, Done greeted reliever Nick Kenyon with his third homer of the year to break the tie. Kenyon (0-1) gave up four runs in the loss. Husky reliever Zack Daniels (2-0) took the victory, throwing four hitless innings as the Huskies held the Cougars to only two hits on the day, with both coming in the first.
The Huskies and Cougars close out the two-game series with another 6:30 p.m. game Wednesday night. This Friday through Sunday, the Dawgs take on No. 1 Stanford at Sunken Diamond in Palo Alto.
LINESCORE Non-Conference Game Washington 8, Washington State 3 Wash. St. 300 000 000 -- 3 2 1 Washington 210 001 40x -- 8 9 1 Zach Fisher, Nick Kenyon (6), Jamin Svendsen (7) and Jon Baeder. Jeff Carlsen, Zack Daniels (6) and Tim Rice. W - Daniels (2-0). L - Kenyon (0-1). 2B - UW, Brandon Jacobson, Bryan Johnson, Jay Garthwaite. HR - WSU, Tyson Boston (3), UW, Michael Done (3). T - 2:38. A - 699.