Baseball Rallies to Beat Gonzaga, 8-7
May 11, 1999
SEATTLE - Washington rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Gonzaga, 8-7, Tuesday night in a non-conference game at Husky Ballpark.
With nobody out and runners at first and second, Ed Erickson singled to right field to plate Bryan Williamson with the winning run. Earlier in the inning, Nick Stefonick doubled, stole third and scored on Williamsons single to tie it.
The Huskies improved to 31-18 on the season while Gonzaga dropped to 24-21-2. UW ace Jeff Heaverlo, in a rare relief appearance worked two innings for the win to improve to 10- 2 on the year. GU reliever John Herbert (2-2) suffered the loss.
Down 1-0 in the the third, the Huskies took a lead when Dominic Woody singled home a pair of runs with two outs. In the third, freshman left fielder Todd Linden belted a solo home run, the first of his career, to give Washington a 3-1 edge.
The Bulldogs took back the lead in the fifth inning, scoring three runs to make it 4-3. Travis Knights double sent home one run and a two-run single from Scott Asan gave Gonzaga its lead.
The Zags extended their lead with three runs in the sixth. UW reliever Taylor Grant came on with the bases loaded and one out. He struck out the first man he faced and then got Knight to pop up to short center. However, the Husky fielders were unable to catch the high popup and all three runners came around on what was scored a double.
The Huskies rallied in the seventh. After Pete Orgills single sent home Richard Hall, Bryan Williamson belted a two-run homer, his ninth, over the scoreboard in left field to close the Zags lead to 7-6.
The Huskies and Bulldogs will play the second of the two-game series Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. The game will air live on KSRB AM-1150.
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