March 6, 2011
TUCSON, Ariz. - South Alabama collected 25 hits and defeated Washington State 14-3 in the Dairy Queen Classic at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, Sunday.
South Alabama (7-4) took a 2-0 lead in the second on a double and three singles against Washington State starter Spencer Jackson (0-2). In the fourth, the Jaguars loaded the bases with no one out and chased Jackson. Brandon Williams came on in relief and yielded a sacrifice fly before a wild pitch allowed a run to score that gave South Alabama a 4-0 lead.
The Cougars answered with two runs in their half of the third. Derek Jones singled to open the inning with a single and scored on a two-out error that allowed Adam Nelubowich to reach. Two batters later, Trace Tam Sing singled to plate Nelubowich and cut the deficit to 4-2.
Leading 5-3 after five innings, South Alabama added two runs in the sixth, two in the seventh, one in the eighth and four in the ninth against the Washington State bullpen to cap the scoring.
The Cougars return home to open a five-game homestand, Monday. First pitch against Dallas Baptist is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Freshman pitcher Kellen Camus made his collegiate debut with two innings of relief.