Jay Miller and Brady Everett Both Record Three Hits in 8-4 Win Over Zags
April 19, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. - - Washington State freshman Garrett Kimbrel hit a three-run triple during a six-run fifth inning as the Cougar baseball team defeated Gonzaga 8-4 Tuesday night at Bailey-Brayton Field. The game marked the end of the season series against the Bulldogs with the Cougs winning the series 4-1.
"It was a good win," said WSU Head Coach Donnie Marbut. "We are excited to go play Oregon State this weekend."
WSU (18-20, 0-9 Pacific-10 Conference) starting pitcher Wayne Daman Jr. (5-3) earned the win in his first appearance against the Zags this season. Daman held the Bulldogs scoreless over three innings, allowing two hits, one walk and striking out one batter faced. Senior Dane Renkert earned his fourth save of the season pitching the final 1.1 innings, allowing no runs on two hits.
Chris Albrecht (0-1) took the loss of Gonzaga (23-14, 10-4 West Coast Conference) throwing 4.1 innings allowing six runs, all earned on nine hits.
Jay Miller and Brady Everett both recorded three hits for the Cougars. Miller, who went 3-for-4 against the Bulldogs, has recorded multiple hits in 15 games this season, which leads the team, and is leading WSU batters with 53 hits. Everett went 3-for-5 against the Zags, scoring one run and driving home two Cougar runs.
The Cougars scored a pair of runs in the first inning to take an early 2-0 lead. Kaeo Rubin scored the first WSU run when Brady Everett hit into a fielder's choice. One batter later, Zach McAngus plated Jason Freeman with an infield single.
WSU rallied in the sixth inning, sending all nine batters in the lineup to the plate, scoring six runs. With one out in the inning, Freeman and Miller hit back-to-back singles to put runners on first and second. During the next at-bat, Everett recorded his second run batted in of the game when he hit a double to left that scored Freeman. Following an intentional walk to Jim Murphy to load the bases, designated hitter Zach Franklin was hit by a pitch to drive home Miller. The remaining three runs of the inning came on Kimbrel's triple that scored Everett, Murphy and Franklin.
Gonzaga scored all four of its runs in the eighth inning. The Bulldogs' runs came on a single by Jeff Culpepper, a bases loaded walk to Mike Terry, a sacrifice fly by Aaron McGuinness and a Cougar throwing error.
The Cougs return to conference play Friday when they travel Corvallis to take on the No. 9 Oregon State Beavers April 22-24 in a three-game series.
GON 000 000 040 - 4 9 0 WSU 200 060 00X - 8 13 2 Wayne Daman Jr., Jayson Miller (4), Brett Sommer (5), Travis Webb (7), James Freeman (8), Dane Renkert (8) and Brady Everett. Chris Albrecht, Josh Bryant (5), Jay Bryner (6), Nate Williams (7) and Kiel Thibault. W - Daman (5-3). L - Albrecht (0-1). Save - Renkert (4). HR - None. T - 2:53. A - 423. GON Hits - Campbell 3, Holcomb 2, Culpepper 2, Carlson, Hibbitts. WSU Hits - Rubin, Jas. Freeman 2, Jay Miller 3, Everett 3, McAngus, Franklin, Kimbrel, Suttmeier. E - McClure, Jam. Freeman. 2B - Culpepper, Everett, Suttmeier. 3B - Kimbrel.
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