March 22, 1998
STANFORD, Calif. -- The 20th-ranked Washington baseball team held No. 1-ranked Stanford to only three hits and beat the Cardinal, 9-5, in the second game of a three-game nonconference series at Sunken Diamond. The win marked the first time ever the Huskies have knocked off a No. 1 team. The three hits were the fewest by a Stanford team since 1995.
Washington sophomore starter Travis Anderson (4-2) allowed the three Stanford hits in five and one-thrid innings. The righty from Belleuve fanned five and allowed four runs (three earned) to outduel Stanford All-American Chad Hutchinson (4-2). The Cardinal righty allowed six earned runs on eight hits in five and two-thirds innings. Washington improved to 13-5 while Stanford dropped to 21-3-1 on the year.
The Huskies lead the whole way thanks to a four-run first inning. After a Kevin Miller single scored Chris Magruder with the first run, Ryan Lentz blasted a three-run double to the wall in center field. Edmund Muth homered for Stanford on the first offering off the game from Anderson, but Cardinal wouldn't get another base hit in the game until the fourth.
A solo homer by Kyle Woods in the sixth and a two-run double by Miller in the seventh added insurance for the Huskies. First baseman John Gall had two of the Cardinal's three hits, a single and a double.
Washington relievers Bryan Williamson and Matt Massingale combined to hold the Cardinal hitless over the final three and two-thirds innings.
The Huskies and Cardinal conclude the three-game series Monday at 6:00 p.m. The game can be heard on KRPM AM-1090.
at Sunken Diamond, Stanford, Calif.
#20 Washington 9, #1 Stanford 5
Washington 401 001 300 -- 9 9 2
Stanford 100 102 100 -- 5 3 2
Travis Anderson, Bryan Williamson (6), Matt Massingale (7) and Ryan Bundy.
Chad Hutchinson, Jason Young (6), Austin Coose (7) and Damien Alvarado, John Salter (9).
W - Anderson (4-2). L - Hutchinson (4-2).
2B - UW, Ryan Lentz, Kevin Miller; SU - John Gall.
HR - UW, Kyle Woods (5); SU - Edmund Muth (6). T - 3:35. A - 1304.