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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 05/19/2009
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May 19, 2009

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga scored four runs in the first inning and held on for an 8-7 victory over Washington State in nonconference baseball, Tuesday.

Ryan Carpenter (6-3) picked up the win for Gonzaga (33-16) while redshirt-freshman David Stilley (3-2) took the loss for Washington State (28-23).

The Cougars took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on back-to-back, RBI-singles with two outs by senior Jared Prince and freshman Derek Jones.

Gonzaga took a 5-2 lead with its four-run first and another tally in the second. In the fourth, redshirt-sophomore Cody Bartlett walked with two outs and junior Matt Fanelli reached on an error. Sophomore Garry Kuykendall delivered a two-run double that trimmed the Bulldogs' lead to 5-4.

Gonzaga increased its lead to 8-4 with two runs in the fifth and another in the sixth. In the seventh, the Cougars loaded the bases on a single by Prince, double by Jones and a hit by pitch for redshirt-sophomore Jay Ponciano. One out later, Bartlett singled home two runs. After Ponciano took third on a wild pitch, he came home on a balk to account for the final score.

The Cougars open a three-game, Pacific-10 Conference series with Washington, Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Pullman.

WSU NOTES
Redshirt-freshman David Stilley became the first Cougar pitcher to start consecutive games since Mike Wagner, March 18 and March 25 in 2006...Derek Jones moved into a tie for fifth on the WSU freshman list with 35 RBI.

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