Cougar Baseball Whips Oklahoma State
March 4, 2011
TUCSON, Ariz. - Taylor Ard homered and drove in four runs to lead Washington State past Oklahoma State 13-2 at the Dairy Queen Classic, Friday.
The Cougars (5-1) pounded seven Oklahoma State (6-3) pitchers for 15 hits in support of junior left-hander Adam Conley (3-0).
"Our offense was really good tonight," Washington State Head Coach Donnie Marbut said. "It was my favorite game of the season because we were able to get a lot of guys some playing time."
Washington State took a 1-0 in the top of the second on back-to-back doubles by Matt Argyropoulos and Jason Monda. The Cougars extended their lead to 3-0 in the third on Ard's line drive over the left-center field wall with Kyle Johnson aboard.
Both teams picked up a run in the fourth and the score remained 4-1 until the seventh when Washington State broke the game open with a four-run rally.
Jay Ponciano opened the frame with a single and Johnson was hit by a pitch. After a sacrifice bunt by Brett Jacobs and a strikeout, Ard delivered a two-run single to increase the Cougars' lead to 6-1. Argyropoulos capped the rally with a two-run single.
Washington State tacked on five runs in the eighth with the big hit coming off the bat of Stetson Olson, who tripled with the bases loaded.
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