Washington State Downs Baseball, 12-8, To Avoid Sweep

April 19, 2003

PULLMAN, Wash.- The Washington State baseball team avoided a three-gameseries sweep by Arizona with a 12-8 win over the No. 24-ranked Wildcats atBailey-Brayton Field on Saturday. The loss dropped the Wildcats to 28-14overall and 7-5 in the Pac-10.

Washington State exploded for seven runs in the third and fourth innings offof starter Kevin Guyette and reliever Chris Goodman to break a 2-2 tie andtake a commanding 9-2 lead.

The Wildcats hit three home runs in the seventh inning to pull within fourruns at 12-8, but could not draw any closer as WSU reliever Nick Kenyon cameon to shut down the Arizona offense over the final three innings.

Led by a 5 for 5, two-run day by Jonathan Fender, eight of the nineWashington State starters on offense collected at least one hit in the gameas the Cougars matched their season-high for hits in a game with 18.

Junior Dallas Haught, Arizona's 11th inning hero from Friday, hit his fourthhome run of the season in UA's five-run eighth. Freshmen Brad Boyer and NickHundley chipped in with a solo home run and a two-run shot, respectively inthe loss.

Guyette (2-3), who gave up six runs on 10 hits, picked up his third loss ofthe season. WSU's Aaron MacKenzie tallied his third of the year with sixinnings of work on the mound for the Cougars.

Arizona will travel to Phoenix on Tuesday for a non-conference game againstGrand Canyon before heading to Palo Alto for a three-game tilt with Pac-10leader Stanford. Game time for the game with Grand Canyon is set for 7 p.m.and will be broadcast live on KNST (790-AM).

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