Everett Goes Deep Twice in 11-4 Win Over Sac State
May 8, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State catcher Brady Everett hit a pair of two-run home runs in the 11-4 Cougar victory Sunday over Sacramento State at Bailey-Brayton Field. WSU now leads the three-game non-conference series 2-0.
Sophomore Wayne Daman Jr. (6-4) started the game for the Cougars (20-27) earning the win, allowing three runs on nine hits, while fanning two Hornets over 6.2 innings of work.
Sac State (18-30) starter Matt Campbell (3-7) took the loss, working five innings allowing seven hits and four runs, all earned.
"We had a good pitching performance by Daman today," WSU Head Coach Donnie Marbut said. "Everett is hot at the plate and that really gave us the offensive push that the team needed."
Four WSU batters recorded multiple-hits in the victory, highlighted by a four-hit performance by Kaeo Rubin. Everett and Jeff Miller each recorded three hits, while Scott Suttmeier recorded a pair of hits. For the season series, including three games played to start the season, Suttmeier is now batting .571, 4-for-7, against the Hornets, while Everett is batting .400, going 8-for-20.
The Cougars took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning with Everett's first two-run shot of the afternoon that scored Miller, who led off the inning with an infield single.
WSU posted lone runs on the board in the fourth and fifth innings. Jason Freeman hit a run-scoring triple in the fourth and Rubin hit a one-run single in the fifth to extend the Cougars lead to 4-0.
The Hornets answered with three runs in the sixth on a pair of home runs, including a solo shot by Brian Blauser to left. Two batters later, Matt Wilson went yard with a two-run shot to bring Sac State within one run, 4-3.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Cougs rallied posting five runs. Following an intentional walk to Everett to load the bases, Jim Murphy was hit by a pitch to drive home the first run of the inning. The remaining four runs were products of a single by Suttmeier, a bases loaded walk to Zach Kosturos, a single by Rubin and a ground out by Freeman, which brought home Suttmeier.
Everett hit his second two-run shot of the game in the bottom of the seventh for the final WSU runs of the game. The home runs by Everett were his team-leading, 12th and 13th long balls of the season and his second and third shots in the past two games.
Sac State scored the final run of the game in the eighth inning when pinch hitter Josh Levine hit a single to left that scored Brett Flowers.
The Cougars look to complete the three-game sweep of the Hornets Monday afternoon at Noon at Bailey-Brayton Field.
SAC 000 003 010 - 4 11 1 WSU 200 115 20X - 11 15 1 Matt Campbell, Justin Deme (6), Warren Rosebrock (6), James Wheeler (7) and Matt Wilson. Wayne Daman Jr., Brett Sommer (7), Steve Kost (8), Bradley Selinger (9) and Brady Everett. W - Daman (6-4). L - Campbell (3-7). Save - None. HR - Blauser (3), Wilson (6), Everett 2 (13). T - 2:33. A - 405. SAC Hits - Strombach, Hinkle, Blauser, Flowers, Conradi 2, Wilson, Flores 2, Kassebaum, Levine. WSU Hits - Je. Miller 3, Everett 3, Suttmeier 2, Franklin, Rubin 4, Jas. Freeman, Yates. E - Rincon, Ja. Miller. 2B - Flores, Suttmeier. 3B - Jas. Freeman.
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