Baseball Beats San Francisco, 16-5
April 7, 1999
SEATTLE - Freshman first baseman Todd Linden went 4-for-5 with six runs batted in to lead the No. 25 Washington baseball team to a 16-5 victory over San Francisco Wednesday in a non-conference game at Husky Ballpark. The game, which included a one-hour, five-minute rain delay, was called in the eighth inning due to the Dons' need to make their flight out of town.
Washington improved to 18-10 with the victory while USF dropped to 13-19-1.
Linden was part of a shaken-up lineup after the Huskies lost to USF Tuesday by a 6-5 score. Only three regulars started in the game. Linden, from Bremerton, Wash., drove in a pair of runs with a second-inning single, three more with a double in the third and another with a single in the fourth inning.
Marc Rittenhouse, the UW second baseman, batted 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBI. Redshirt freshman Matt Hollod hit his first career home run, a solo shot to lead off the third.
Husky sophomore Mike Bomar (1-2) worked five innings for the victory, allwoing two earned runs on five hits. USF starter T.J. McCall (0-2) gave up five runs in one and one-third for the loss.
Dons right fielder Jeff Pritchard led his team with two hits, including a double, and two RBI.
This weekend, the Huskies, at third place in the Pac-10, take on No. 2-ranked Stanford, perfect at 9-0 so far in league play. Friday's opener begins at 6:30 p.m. before 1:00 p.m. games on Saturday and Sunday. All three games will air live on KSRB AM-1150.
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