Baseball Holds on to Beat Beavers
April 14, 1999
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Washington baseball team, which led by 14 runs at one pont, held off a rally and held on to beat Oregon State, 17-16, Wednesday at Goss Stadium to complete a sweep of a two-game non-conference series.
The Huskies improved to 21-12 with the victory while OSU fell to 12-26. Oregon State, which trailed 17-3 in the game going into the seventh, has now lost 16 of its last 19 games.
Heaverlo, a junior from Ephrata, Wash., improved his season record to 7-1 with the victory. The right-hander worked six innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on eight hits. He didnt walk a batter and struck out four. OSU starter Pat Versluis (1-6) threw five innings in the loss, allowing six earned runs.
After Heaverlo was relieved, the OSU bats woke up against the UW relief corps. In the ninth, Joe Gerbers three-run homer brought the Beavers to within one run, but Curtis Davis fanned to end the game.
Shortstop Marc Rittenhouse, third baseman Kevin Ticen and right fielder/pitcher Daniel Jahn each hit two-run homers for the Huskies. Jahn, who also pitched the ninth inning, narrowly missed hitting a grand slam in the sixth when his drive to right hit the very top of the fence and bounced back in for a two-run double. Jahn finished the day 5-for-6 with three runs and four RBI. He also pitched the ninth inning.
Every Husky starter got a hit in the game. Six different Huskies had two or more runs batted in and eight UW batters had mulitple hits. Gerber went 5-for-6 for OSU.
The Huskies return to Husky Ballpark this weekend for a three-game, none-conference series against Cal State Northridge. Fridays series opener begins at 6:30 p.m. and both Saturday and Sundays games are 1:00 p.m. starts.
LINESCORE Washington 17, Oregon State 16 Washington 011 229 200 -- 17 20 3 Oregon State 001 002 373 -- 16 17 1 Jeff Heaverlo, Zack Daniels (7), Randy Vanderplow (8), Matt Massingale (8), Daniel Jahn (9) and Dominic Woody, Jake Gann (7). Pat Versluis, Rich Dorman (6), Paul Hansen (6), Mike Boire (6), Jed Mitchell (7), Mike Gits (7) and Jeff Sakamoto, Jim Zachor (7). W - Heaverlo (6-1). L - Versluis (1-6). 2B - UW, Jahn, Bryan Williamson, Matt Hollod, Marc Rittenhouse. OSU, Josh Carter, Joe Gerber, Eric Stark, Curtis Davis. 3B - OSU, Carter. HR - UW, Rittenhouse (2), Jahn (4), Kevin Ticen (9); OSU, Troy Schader (6), Joe Gerber (8). T - 3:47. A - 471.