Records Fall as Baseball Splits with ASU
May 8, 1999
SEATTLE - SEATTLE -- Two Washington school records fell as the Husky baseball team split a Pac-10 doubleheader with Arizona State Friday evening at Husky Ballpark. The Huskies won the first game 5-3 before falling 7-6 in 12 innings in the nightcap.
By virtue of UCLAs 7-5 loss to Oregon State, the Huskies remained in third place with the split. The Dawgs record is 30-17 overall and 11-9 in the Pac-10. ASU is 37-19, 10-10.
Husky All-American Jeff Heaverlo broke the UW single-season strikeouts record en route to winning game one. The junior righty improved to 9-2, fanning nine in eight innings of work. He finished the game with 112 strikeouts on the season, breaking the mark of 110, set in 1997 by Jake Kringen.
Senior Pete Orgill homered, singled and scored twice in game one while freshman second baseman Brett Robertson drove in a pair of runs while going 1-for-3.
ASU ace Chuck Crumpton took the game one loss to fall to 7-3. He allowed four earned runs on eight hits in five and one-third innings. Former South Kitsap High star Willie Bloomquist had two hits and two RBI to lead the ASU offense, which entered the day leading the NCAA in both team batting (.361 average) and scoring (11.6 runs per game).
In game two, UW junior Ed Erickson broke the schools career home runs record with the 31st of his career and ninth of the season. The mark of 30 was held by Kevin Miller (1996-98). Erickson finished the second game 3-for-5.
Washington compiled a 6-1 lead in the nightcap, scoring five runs in the fourth inning, thanks in part to Ericksons two-run homer and a two-runsingle by Matt Hollod. But ASU fought back, scoring one in the fifth, two in the sixth (including one on Brendan Hines second solo homer of the day) and two in the seventh.
The Devils finally broke through in the 12th. With runners at first and second and no out, Ty Johnsons bunt attempt was thrown away by UW third baseman Kevin Ticen, allowing Jeff Duncan to score from second with the go-ahead run. Dustin Delucchi was thrown out at the plate trying to score from first base. ASU reliever Jon Switzer (7-4) earned the win while Taylor Grant (1-1) suffered the loss.
The Huskies and Sun Devils will continue the three-game series Friday night at 6:30 p.m.
LINESCORES Pac-10 Conference Game 1 -- Washington 5, Arizona State 3 Arizona St. 100 002 000 -- 3 7 3 Washington 020 210 00x -- 5 8 0 Chuck Crumpton, Robby Milner (6) and Ty Johnson. Jeff Heaverlo, Matt Massingale (9) and Dominic Woody. W - Heaverlo (9-2). L - Crumpton (7-3). Sv - Massingale (8). HR - UW, Pete Orgill (7). T - 2:57.