Cougar Baseball Blanks BYU
April 26, 2011
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PULLMAN, Wash. - Bret DeRooy and Richie Ochoa combined for a four-hit shutout and Washington State defeated BYU 3-0 in game one of a nonconference baseball doubleheader, Tuesday at Bailey-Brayton Field.
DeRooy struck out a career-high six in six innings of work while limiting the visiting Cougars (20-17) to two hits. Ochoa (4-1) logged the final-three innings and earned the victory when Washington State (16-19) scored three times in the bottom of the eighth.
In the eighth, Derek Jones walked to open the inning and moved to second on a passed ball. Taylor Ard doubled to drive in Jones with the game's first run against BYU reliever David Parry (0-1). Kolton Mahoney relieved Parry and, one out later, walked three-straight hitters to force home a run. Justin Shutt came on and walked Kyle Johnson to bring in the third run of the inning.
The whitewash was the second-straight for Washington State, the first time since 2007 the Cougars posted back-to-back shutouts.
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