Late Rally Sends Washington To 9-4 Win Over No. 1 Arizona State
April 25, 2010
Courtesy of Washington
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Washington baseball team rallied for three runs in the seventh behind a tie-breaking homer from freshman Chase Anselment and rolled on to beat No. 1-ranked Arizona State, 9-4, Saturday evening at Packard Stadium.
The loss was just the fifth of the season for the Sun Devils (32-5 overall, 10-4 in the Pac-10) and only their second in 25 home games this season. Washington improved to 20-17 overall and 5-6 in the Pac-10, breaking a four-game losing streak with the victory.
Having led 3-0 early in the game, the Huskies trailed 4-3 heading into the top of the seventh. ASU reliever Mitchell Lambson, on in relief of starter Merrill Kelly, began the inning by walking Julien Pollard, who moved to second on a bunt. Freshman third baseman Jacob Lamb doubled to left to drive him in, tying the score. After a second out, Anselment, the Husky DH from Edmonds, belted a homer to right-center field, putting the Huskies on top, 6-4.
Washington added three more in the ninth on an run-scoring singles from Anselment and Troy Scott and an RBI groundout from Caleb Brown.
UW freshman Adam Cimber (4-2) picked up the win in relief of starter Andrew Kittredge. Cimber came on with two on and one out in the sixth and got out of the inning unscathed. He pitched one frame before giving way to Jacob Clem in the seventh. Clem pitched the final two and two-thirds for his fourth save.
The Huskies used an error to strike for a run in the top of the first. Pollard led off by reaching on a miscue by the ASU shortstop. After moving to second on a bunt, Pollard scored on a single from Lamb.
In the second, Miles Kizer and David Bentrott were hit by pitches. Pollard then followed with a single to drive in Kizer, giving the Huskies a 2-0 lead. In the fourth, Scott was hit by a pitch and he scored on a double from Kizer, making it a 3-0 UW lead.
ASU got even in the fourth. After Zach MacPhee led off the inning with his 11th triple of the year, Kole Calhoun and Riccio Torrez hit back-to-back home runs to knot the score at 3-3.
The Devils got their first lead in the fifth when MacPhee doubled and eventually scored on a Torrez sacrifice fly, moving ASU in front, 4-3.
Lamb finished with three hits to go with his two RBI. Anselment also notched two hits and drove in three while Doug Cherry added two hits.
Lambson (3-2) suffered the loss for ASU, allowing three runs in one inning.
The series wraps up Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The game will air live on KKNW AM-1150.
Washington 9, #1 Arizona State 4
Washington 110 100 303 -- 9 11 0
Arizona State 000 310 000 -- 4 9 1
Andrew Kittredge, Adam Cimber (6), Jacob Clem (7) and
Miles Kizer. Merrill Kelly, Mitchell Lambson (7) Jake
Barrett (8), Jordan Swagerty (9) and Austin Barnes. W -
Cimber (4-2). L - Lambson (3-2). Sv - Clem (4). 2B - UW,
Kizer, Jacob Lamb; ASU, Zach MacPhee. 3B - ASU, MacPhee. HR
- UW, Chase Anselment (2); ASU, Kole Calhoun (5), Riccio
Torrez (6). T - 3:15. A - 4,209. Records: UW 20-17, 5-6
Pac-10; ASU 32-5, 10-4 Pac-10.