Wagner Drives In Four Runs To Highlight Alumni Game
Sept. 28, 2012
SEATTLE - Mike Wagner led the way, driving in four runs to lead this Purple team to a 10-1 win over the Black squad in the 2012 UW Baseball Alumni Game Friday evening at Husky Ballpark.
More than 50 UW baseball alumni, dating back to some who played at Washington in the 1960s and including a pair of former Big Leaguers in Scott Brow and Sean White, turned out for the annual event, which will be followed by a golf tournament Saturday.
Wagner was named MVP of the game. A former outfielder who played for the UW from 2000-03 before six seasons in professional baseball, he was 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI.
The Purple team got on the board in the first. With the bases loaded, Taylor Johnson belted a double to right-center, scoring two before a third runner was thrown out at the plate. A triple from Curt Rindal followed, plating Johnson, and Rindal came home on a single from Wagner to stake the Purple squad to a 4-0 lead.
The Purple added a fifth run in the third on bases-loaded groundout from Ed Cribby.
In the fourth, with two runners aboard, Wagner belted a three-run homer down the left-field line, upping the lead to 8-1. In the sixth, Reid Johnston scored from third on a David Dowling groundout and Rindal drove in his second run of the game on a fielder's choice to make it 10-1.
Jeff Carlsen, still No. 3 on the UW's all-time wins list, pitched the first three innings for the Purple team to pick up the victory.
Former UW outfielder Jake Rife won a pre-game home run derby.