April 17, 1998
PULLMAN, Wash. -- The Washington State Cougars (18-15, 8-4) hit six home runs and starting pitcher Wade Parrish threw a seven hit complete game as the Cougars beat the No. 20 ranked Washington Huskies (22-12, 8-5) 13-4 Friday afternoon at Bailey Field in Pac-10 North play.
Parrish (6-2) redeemed himself after picking up a 8-0 loss to the Huskies earlier in the year. The sophomore gave up only four runs and seven hits while striking out seven in his second complete game of the '98 season. He did not give up a walk in the game.
Jeff Carlsen (5-3) opened for the Huskies and couldn't make a repeat of his one-hitter against the Cougars in the first series. Carlsen pitched only one and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs on six WSU hits. Daniel Jahn and Wayne Lee came out of the bullpen for UW and combined to give up nine runs in just over six innings on the hill.
Right fielder Nick Stefonick was the leading Husky at the plate with a 3-for-4 day, including his third triple of the year. Ryan Lentz, Ryan Bundy, and Chris Magruder all went deep in the afternoon contest.
Shawn Stevenson and Greg Mitchell led the Cougs at the plate, with a host of others throwing in long balls. In the leadoff spot, Stevenson was 3-for-3, raising his average to .341. The 140 pound shortstop fell only a double away from hitting for the cycle. His sixth inning home run to left field was his sixth of the season and eighth of his Cougar career.
Starting third baseman Mitchell was 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs, boosting his season total to nine. Mitchell hit a solo shot deep over the right field fence in the sixth and connected again in the eighth with a three-run shot to right center, boosting WSU to secure 12-4 lead.
Jason Grove, Steve Gleason, and Jeff Scherer also connected on home runs as the Cougs beat the Huskies for the third time this year.
Washington State came out hot with Wednesday's 14-2 loss to Gonzaga on their minds. The Cougs scored four quick runs to give Carlsen the exit in the second, and added three more in the third. The eighth inning proved to be nice to WSU for the first time this year, as they pulled away with four runs, including Mitchell's three-run shot, followed by Grove's eighth home run of the year. It was the first time WSU batters have hit back-to-back home run this season.
The nine home runs boosted the series total to 27, including 15 for the Cougars. Washington State is now tied atop the Pac-10 North with Oregon State, both at 8-4, one-half game ahead of the Huskies.
Todd Meldahl (4-3) and Jeff Heaverlo (2-1) will go head-to-head in the seven innings game of tomorrow's 12 p.m. doubleheader. Jamaal Gaines (2-4) and Matt Hampton (3-3) will meet in the nightcap.
UW 000 120 100 - 4 7 1 WSU 313 002 04x - 13 12 0 Jeff Carlsen, Daniel Jahn (2), Wayne Lee (7), and Ryan Bundy. Wade Parrish and Jeff Scherer. W - Parrish (6-2); L - Carlsen (5-3); S - None, HR - Magruder (6), Lentz (10), Bundy (5), Stevenson (6), Mitchell 2 (9), Grove (8), Scherer (6), Gleason (4). T - 2:37; A - 702. UW Hits - Magruder, Miller, Lentz, Stefonick 3, Bundy. WSU Hits - Stevenson 3, Randall, Mitchell 3, Grove, Curran, Hattenburg, Scherer, Gleason. E - Bundy (3): 2B - Stevenson (6): 3B - Stefonick (3).