Baseball Blast Five HRs in Exhibition Win
March 6, 1999
SEATTLE - The Washington baseball team used five home runs to come from behind and roll to a 14-6 exhibition victory over the National Baseball Institute of Canada Saturday at Husky Ballpark.
Trailing 6-2, the Huskies tied the score at 6-6 when third baseman Kevin Ticen blasted a grand slam off of NBI starter Rob Gauthier, who worked three and two-thirds innings for the loss.
Washington also got a two-run homer from Pete Orgill and solo shots from Kyle Woods, Jake Gann and Jason Koehler. None of the stats from the game will count in the season statistics.
Husky sophomore Jeff Carlsen allowed one run in three relief innings for the victory. Three UW relievers -- Matt Gardner, Zack Daniels and Taylor Grant -- worked a shutout inning apiece to close it out, with Gardner striking out all three men that he faced.
The Canadians were led by Gary Lakovic's three hits and a home run from Kevin Powell.
The Huskies (8-4) host George Washington in a three-game series next weekend at Husky Ballpark. Friday's 6:30 p.m. game will mark the first night game ever at the new field.
LINESCORE Exhibition Game Washington 14, NBI (Canada) 6 NBI 023 100 000 -- 6 6 0 Washington 011 620 31x -- 14 11 1 Rob Gauthier, Jarrett Gruban (4) and Jim Rouleau, Chad Tuck (8). Travis Anderson, Jeff Carlsen (4), Matt Gardner (7), Zack Daniels (8), Taylor Grant (9) and Jake Gann, Jason Koehler (7). W - Carlsen. L - Gauthier. 2B - NBI, Rouleau, Gary Lackovic; UW, Matt Hollod, Ben Miller, Todd Linden. HR - NBI, Kevin Powell; UW, Kyle Woods, Kevin Ticen, Gann, Koehler. T - 3:05.