May 19, 2009
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).
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.
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.