Cougar Baseball Season Ends with Loss at Arkansas
June 7, 2010
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas scored three runs in the top of the first and the No. 15 Razorbacks went on to defeat No. 23 Washington State 7-2 in a NCAA Baseball Regional final at Baum Stadium, Monday.
With the victory, Arkansas (43-19) earned a trip to a Super Regional against the tournament's No. 1 overall seed Arizona State next weekend in Tempe, Ariz. After staving off elimination twice, Sunday, the Cougars (37-22) saw their season end.
"I couldn't be more proud of our guys' effort all season," Washington State Head Coach Donnie Marbut said. "They battled hard, played together as a team and our seniors showed tremendous leadership. We have once again raised the standard for the future."
The Razorbacks jumped out to a 3-0 lead against Cougar starter Paris Shewey (7-3) on a RBI-single by Brett Eibner, a sacrifice fly from Andy Wilkins and James McCann's run-scoring single.
WSU got on the board in the second inning when Matt Fanelli drilled a pitch from Arkansas starter TJ Forrest (8-0) over the left-center field wall to make the score 3-1.
The Razorbacks chased Shewey with three runs in the third to increase their lead to 6-1. The Cougars picked up a run in the fourth on three errors by Arkansas and a RBI-single by Michael Weber. Arkansas closed the scoring in the seventh on a solo home run by Derrick Bleeker.
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