Williamson's Homer in Ninth Lifts UW
April 17, 1999
SEATTLE - A ninth-inning, leadoff home run by designated hitter Bryan Williamson broke a 6-6 tie and led the Washington baseball team to a 7-6 win over Cal State Northridge Saturday in a non- conference game at Husky Ballpark.
Washington, which took a 2-0 lead in the weekend series, improved to 23-12 on the season and has now won four straight. The Huskies also moved into a third-place tie with Arizona State in the Pac-10 as UCLA beat the Sun Devils. Northridge dropped to 20-25 with the loss.
Williamson, a senior from Kennewick, Wash., connected on the second pitch of the ninth from Matador reliever Matt MacLeod, who took the loss to drop to 1-2. CSUN had tied the game at 6-6 with a run in the top of the ninth when Jeremy Sickles tripled off the glove of diving center fielder Nick Stefonick and scored on a single by Tim Arroyo.
Ken Ferguson, who struck out Daniel Phillips to get out of a first-and-third jam in the top of the ninth, picked up the win for Washington, improving to 2-2 on the season.
UW right fielder Tyson Boston went 4-for-4 on the day, scoring twice, belting his fourth homer of the year and driving in four runs. Sickles led the Northridge attack with 4-for-5 hitting.
The Matadors and Huskies close out the three-game series Sunday at noon.
LINESCORE Non-Conference Washington 7, CS Northridge 6 CS Northridge 020 100 021 -- 6 13 3 Washington 000 301 021 -- 7 10 2 Andy Davidson, Matt MacLeod (7) and Jeremy Sickles, Peter Zinneger (9). Travis Anderson, Matt Hampton (5), Shawn Kohn (8), Matt Massingale (9), Taylor Grant (9), Ken Ferguson (9) and Dominic Woody, Jake Gann (5). W - Ferguson (2-2). L - MacLeod (1-2). 2B - CSUN, Daniel Phillips. 3B - CSUN, Sickles. HR - UW, Tyson Boston (4), Bryan Williamson (5). T - 3:19. A - 697.