UW Baseball Loses to Northridge, 12-9
February 21, 1999
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The 23rd-ranked Washington baseball team commited four errors and walked nine Cal State Northridge batters Sunday in a 12-9 loss to the Matadors at Matador Field. With the win, CSUN won the series, two games to one.
Reliever Bryan Williamson (0-1), who entered the game with a slim 8-7 lead, took the loss for the Huskies, who dropped to 4-2 on the season. CSUN reliever Andrew Sanchez (2-1) worked three and two-thirds innings of relief to earn the win. Northridge improved to 10-9.
After Cal State Northridge scored four runs in the second to take a 5-0 lead, the Huskies got back into the game in the third inning. Ed Ericksons single drove in Greg Brooks with the first run before third baseman Kevin Ticen hit a three-run homer to make it 5-4.
The fourth inning followed the same pattern as Matt Hollod singled home Brooks before Dominic Woody launched a three-run homer to make it 8-4. The home run was the fifth of the first six games of the year for Woody, a junior catcher from Richland, Wash.
CSUN scored two runs in the fourth and another in the fifth to tie the score at 8-8 before Jason Gorman belted a three-run homer off of Williamson in the sixth to give the Matadors an 11-8 lead. A single, a walk, a passed ball and an error led to a 12th Northridge run later that inning.
In the top of the ninth with the bases loaded, UW sophomore Tyson Boston nearly tied the game at 12-12, but his fly ball to right was caught at the wall by Mike Bumstead, allowing only one run to score.
Woody finished the series having batted 8-for-12 with eight RBI and three home runs in the series. Both Gorman and Matt Synhorst had a double and a homer to lead the Matador offense Sunday.
Next Thursday through Sunday, the Huskies travel to Las Vegas to play in the UNLV/Coors Desert Classic. Washington will face UNLV, Nevada, Creighton (twice) and Clemson.
LINESCORE from Matador Field, Northridge, Calif. Cal State Northridge 12, Washington 9 Washington 004 400 001 -- 9 12 4 CS Northridge 140 214 00x -- 12 10 1 Jeff Carlsen, Mike Bomar (3), Bryan Williamson (5), Matt Gardner (7), Matt Massingale (8) and Dominic Woody. Mike Frick, Andy Davidson (4), Andrew Sanchez (5), Daryl Grant (9), Trevor Gray (9) and Jeremy Sickles. W - Sanchez (2-1). L - Williamson (0-1). Sv - Gray (3). 2B - UW, Kevin Ticen, Pete Orgill; CSUN, Matt Synhorst, Dan Phillips, Jason Gorman, Adrian Mendoza. HR - UW, Ticen (3), Woody (5); CSUN, Synhorst (2), Gorman (2). T - 3:37. A - 380.