May 3, 2003
PULLMAN, Wash. - Junior Chad Boudon hit his 18th home run of the season, a three-run shot in the eighth, to break open a close game as the Washington baseball team handed Washington State an 9-4 loss Saturday in the second game of a three-game series at Bailey Brayton Field.
The Huskies took a 2-0 edge in the Pac-10 weekend series with the win and improved to 31-13 overall and 8-6 in the conference. WSU, which has now lost 18 of its last 20 and all five this year in the Apple Cup series against the UW, fell to 14-31 and 4-13.
Boudon, a Shorewood High grad and transfer from Hawaii, drew to within one homer of the UW single-season record with his 18th. Former UW catcher Dominic Woody set the record with 19 in 1999. Boudon finished the game 3-for-4 with a double, a single and three RBIs.
Husky junor starter Jeff Petersen (4-4) worked six innings to earn the win, allowing three runs on three hits while striking out seven. WSU's Bryce Chamberlin (3-5) suffered the loss, allowing eight runs over six and two-thirds before being knocked out of the game by Boudon's homer.
After a one-hour, 28-minute rain delay held things up with no score in the bottom of the first inning, the Huskies got things started in the top of the second. A walk to John Otness and a double from Boudon put runners at second and third. Tila Reynolds singled through the left side to drive in a run and catcher Ben Johnson made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly.
In the fourth, Husky first baseman Kyle Larsen gave the UW a 3-0 lead and broke a long power drought with a one-out solo homer, his eighth of the season. Larsen hadn't hit one out since March 11 vs. Oregon State.
In the bottom of the fourth, WSU got on the board. Justin Hart doubled to lead off and, after an out, designated hitter Grant Richardson went deep with his 10th homer of the year, slicing the Washington lead to 3-2. It marked Richardson's third straight game with a homer.
The Huskies put a fourth run on the board in the fifth when Johnson doubled and eventually came around on a Larsen groundout. In the sixth, the Cougars loaded the bases with no outs, but Petersen surrendered only a run, getting a strikeout before a Jonathan Fender sacrifice fly plated WSU's only run of the frame.
In the sixth, the Huskies loaded the bases with two down. With Boudon at the plate, Chamberlin threw a wild pitch, allowing one run to come in, and then gave up the long home run to Boudon.
The Cougs added a fourth run in the seventh on an RBI single from Jay Miller while Washington tacked on a ninth in the ninth inning when Larsen scored from third on a wild pitch.
The Huskies and Cougars conclude the three-game series Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The game will air live on KKNW AM-1150.
LINESCORE Washington 9, Washington State 4 Washington 020 110 401 -- 9 11 0 Washington State 000 201 000 -- 4 6 0 Jeff Petersen, Scott Robertson (7) and Ben Johnson. Bryce Chamberlin, Nick Kenyon (7) and Brandon Reddinger. W - Petersen (4-4). L - Chamberlin (4-4). Sv - Robertson (2). 2B - UW, Chad Boudon, John Otness; WSU, Justin Hart, Jeremy Farrar. HR - UW, Kyle Larsen (8), Boudon (18); WSU, Grant Richardson (10). T - 3:05. A - 347. Records: UW 31-13, 8-6 Pac-10; WSU 14-31, 4-13 Pac-10.