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Baseball Falls To WSU

March 18, 2006

Box Score

FRESNO, Calif. - Washington State University (18-5) scored five runs in the top of the fifth inning to break open a close ball game as the Cougars knocked off Gonzaga University, 15-3, during the final day of the Pepsi/Johnny Quik Classic in Fresno, Calif. Gonzaga (13-10) will play Binghamton University later Saturday afternoon to close out tournament play.

Both teams scored in the first with Jared Prince driving home WSU's first run with a sacrifice fly. Jackson Brennan delivered the Bulldogs opening tally with an RBI double.

Prince put WSU up 2-1 in the third with an RBI single and the Cougars extended the lead to 3-1 in the fourth as they scored a run on a throwing error why trying to throw out a stolen base attempt at third base.

Ryan Wiegand trimmed the WSU lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI double.

The Cougars then scored five runs in the fifth against GU starter Patrick Donovan (3-2) to break open the contest. Zach McAngus had a two-run double and Jim Murphy added a two-run single to win the game. WSU would add seven runs in the ninth against the GU bullpen to set the final margin.

Jayson Miller (1-0) picked up the win for WSU with five innings of work. Prince and McAngus each had three hits for GU.

Gonzaga was led by Scott Campbell and Darin Holcomb with two hits each. WSU has now won two of the three meetings between the two schools this season.