WSU Collects 9-7 Win Over LCSC.
May 11, 2002
PULLMAN, Wash. - Eddie Bonine threw a five-hit complete game as the Washington State Cougars notched a 9-7 win over visiting Lewis Clark State in a non-conference baseball game Saturday evening at Bailey-Brayton Field.
Bonine (7-7) limited the Warriors (34-15) to just two hits for eight innings, while his WSU (19-27) teammates staked him to a 9-3 lead going into the final inning. The Cougar junior allowed three hits and four runs in the ninth, but used a groundout and a strikeout to end the game. Starter Tim Petke (4-4) took the loss for LCSC, working five innings.
All but one of WSU's nine runs came off home runs, including pinch hitter Bruce Jacobson's first home run of the season, a grand slam over the left center field wall in the eighth inning. The Cougars used five runs in the eighth to break open a close game and take a 9-3 lead. The other run in the inning came on a bases-loaded walk to Tyson Boston.
In the fifth inning and the Warriors clinging to a 1-0 lead, WSU scored three times, the first on shortstop Derek Bruce's two-run home run to left field. Boston then followed with his second home run of the season, also to left.
In the sixth the Cougars went ahead 4-1 on Wes Falkenborg's sixth home run of the year, and this one also was over the left field fence.
The Warriors made the most of their two hits off Bonine through eight innings. In the fourth Micah Furtado's ninth home run of the season to right field staked the visitors to a 1-0 lead. Then, after WSU went ahead 4-1 in the six inning, Zeph Zinsman went deep on Bonine in the seventh with the Warrior's second hit, a left field home run that scored Tory Haven and cut WSU's lead to 4-3. It was Zinsman's fourteenth home run of the year.
Bonine, in pitching his third complete game of the season, struck out six and walked just two batters, Haven in the seventh and Mike Madrid in the ninth. Going into the ninth inning, the Warriors had not left a runner on base.
Sunday WSU will go after its third win against LCSC in as many games this year. Game time at Bailey-Brayton Field will be 1:00 p.m. The three-game series concludes Monday with a 6:30 p.m. game at Lewiston.
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