Woody Breaks HR Record in Loss to USC
May 14, 1999
LOS ANGELES - Dominic Woody broke the UW season home runs record and the Huskies turned a triple play, but it wasnt enough Friday night as No. 16 USC beat the Huskies, 13-6, in a Pac-10 game.
USC ace Barry Zito (11-2) won his 10th straight start despite giving up six runs, five of which were earned. The junior lefty fanned nine and closed out his Pac-10 campaign having beaten all eight Pac-10 opponents in eight starts. UW reliever Daniel Jahn (1-2) took the loss.
The Huskies fell to 31-20 overall and 11-11 in the Pac-10, tied for fifth place. USC improved to 32-22 overall and 16-6 in the league, good for second place. Stanfords 8-7 win over UCLA Friday night assured the Cardinal of at least a tie for the championship.
In the top of the first with two out, Bryan Williamson reached on a fielding error by USC third baseman Beau Craig. Woody then his 17th homer of the year over the right-center field fence to break the record and stake the UW to an early 2-0 lead. Woody broke the school single-season mark of 16, shared by Mike Blowers (1986) and Ryan Lentz (1998).
USC came back with three runs in the second inning. Preseason player of the year Eric Munson led off the inning with a homer to center, his 11th. The junior had missed 21 games due to a broken hand. He was making his third appearance since the injury and first at catcher.
Later in the inning, freshman Beau Craig doubled and eventually scored on a fielders choice grounder from Brad Ticehurst. Ticehurst gave the Trojans a 3-2 lead when he scored on a passed ball.
Washington took the lead back in the in the third when Williamson singled home Dwight DeMar and then scored on a Todd Linden single. In the bottom of the tied, the Trojans tied the game at 4-4, scoring on a wild pitch, and had Munson at the plate with runners at first and second with none out. Munson grounded to second to start what looked like a double play. A flip to second and a throw to first got two outs, but Seth Davidson tried to score all the way from second and was thrown out at the plate for a triple play.
In the fourth, the Trojans took the lead for good with a pair of runs. USC pulled away in the late innings. Craigs two-run homer capped off a four-run sixth. Craig finished 3-for-3 with three RBI.
The Huskies and Trojans continue the three-game series with 1:00 p.m. games Saturday and Sunday. Both will air live on KSRB AM-1150.
LINESCORE Pac-10 Conference USC 13, Washington 6 Washington 202 020 000 -- 6 10 2 USC 031 214 20x -- 13 13 2 Travis Anderson, Daniel Jahn (4), Matt Massingale (6), Randy Vanderplow (7), Zack Daniels (7) and Dominic Woody. Barry Zito, Steve Smyth (7), Steve Immel (9) and Eric Munson. W - Zito (11-2). L - Jahn (1-2). 2B - UW, Kevin Ticen; USC, Dominic Correa 2, Brad Ticehurst, Justin Gemoll, Beau Craig. HR - UW, Woody (17), Nick Stefonick (7); USC, Munson (11), Craig (3). T - 3:33. A - 658.