WSU Takes 11-3 Loss In Third Game Of Series With Arizona
March 28, 2004
Despite a three hit performance by senior Jeremy Farrar, the Washington State baseball team lost 11-3 in the rubber game of its first Pacific-10 conference series against Arizona Sunday, at Kindall Field.
Freshman starting pitcher, Wayne Daman Jr. (2-2), took the loss for the Cougars (15-8) after giving up four runs, of which three were earned, and five hits in 2.2 innings.
Kevin Guyette (4-3) earned the win for the Wildcats (13-11-1) after pitching six innings while allowing three runs, two earned and 10 hits.
The Cougars posted their first run of the game in the first inning when Farrar hit a single to bring home Jason Freeman who had reached base on a single to left field.
Arizona answered the Cougars run by scoring an unearned run in the bottom of the first. Jason Donald led off the inning with a single up the middle and was advanced to second on an error. Donald then scored on a balk.
Richard Mercado led off the second inning for the Wildcats by drawing a walk and then advanced to second on a single up the left side by Derek Decater. Mercado scored on a sacrifice fly by Donald. Decater scored on a double by Bill Rhinehart to give Arizona a 3-2 lead.
The Cougars scored their final run of the game in the sixth inning when Collin Henderson, who reached on a single, scored off of a fielding error.
Arizona added a run in the third when Jordan Brown, who tripled to lead off the inning, scored on a ground out by Trevor Crowe.
The Wildcats added a pair of runs in the fourth when Donald and Rhinehart scored on a double to right field by Brown.
Arizona posted five more runs in the seventh when Pat Reilly and Mercado both singled and advanced on a balk to put runners on second and third. Decater was then intentionally walked to load the bases. Reilly scored on a sacrifice fly. Donald reloaded the bases for the Wildcats with an infield single. Moises Duran then hit a two-run double down the left field line to bring home Mercado and Decater. Donald and Duran then scored the final two runs on a single by Brown.
The Cougars will resume play Tuesday March 30 against the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Avista Stadium in Spokane. Game time is set for 2 p.m.
WSU 110 001 000 - 3 11 1 Arizona 121 200 50X - 11 12 1 Wayne Daman Jr., Aaron Trolia (3), Brandon Hundt (5), Brett Beetham (7), Bradley Sellinger (8) and Brandon Reddinger, Zach Franklin (8). Kevin Guyette, Mark Melancon (7), Derek Rodriguez (9) and Richard Mercado. W -Guyette (4-3). L - Daman (2-2). Save - None. HR - None. T - 3:16. A - 567. WSU Hits - Rubin, Jas. Freeman 2, Ja. Miller 2, Richardson, Farrar 3, Henderson, Reddinger. Arizona Hits - Donald 2, Rhinehart, Duran, Brown 3, Reilly, Mercado 2, Decater, Hardy. E - McClure (8), Crowe (1). 2B - Rhinehart (4), Duran (5), Brown (6). 3B - Brown (2).
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