Orgill homers twice in loss at Cal State Northridge.
February 20, 1999
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The 23rd-ranked Washington baseball team suffered its first loss of the season Saturday as Cal State Northridge beat the Huskies, 9-4, at Matador Field. The CSUN victory knotted the three-game series at one game apiece the with final game to be played Sunday.
After the Matadors took a lead in the first when Matt Synhorst scored on a sacrifice fly, Husky designated hitter Pete Orgill led off the second inning with a home run to tie the game at 1-1. In the fourth, Orgill hit another solo homer, his second of the day and the season, to give the UW a 2-1 lead.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Matadors took the lead back, scoring three runs on an error, two walks, a passed ball, a hit batter and a single to make the score 4-2, chasing UW starter Travis Anderson from the game. In the fifth, Dan Phillips belted a three-run homer off of reliever Matt Hampton and Kevin Patrick scored on a wild pitch to give the Matadors an 8-2 edge.
A sixth-inning solo homer from UW catcher Dominic Woody, his fourth in five games this year, made the score 8-3. Woody, Orgill, freshman Matt Hollod and sophomore Marc Rittenhouse each finished the day with two hits for the UW.
CSUN ace Jim DeBiase improved to 4-0 with the win as Northridge got back to .500 on the year with a 9- 9 record. Washington dropped to 4-1 with the loss.
Senior Nick Stefonick singled in the third inning to extend his hitting streak to 21 games -- one short of Kevin Millers school record -- but dislocated his left (non-throwing) shoulder diving into second base while trying to stretch that single into a double. The injury forced Stefonick to leave the game, but does not appear to be severe enough to keep him out of the lineup for an extended period of time.