March 18, 2006
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.