WSU Beats Lions In First Game Of Doubleheader To Take Series

Feb. 12, 2005

HAMMOND, La. - The Washington State baseball team took the series against Southeastern Louisiana 2-1, with a 14-7 win in the first game Saturday's doubleheader before losing 13-5 in the second game at Alumni Field in Hammond, La.

In the first game of the day Dustin Willis (1-0) earned the win for WSU by throwing 2.2 innings of scoreless baseball after entering the game in the fifth inning for starter Jason Miller. Reese Baker (0-2) recorded the loss for Washington State (3-3) in the series finale, allowing six runs, three earned, and six hits in the first two innings of the game.

Southeastern Louisiana (1-2) starting pitcher Rodney Story (0-1) recorded the loss in the morning game after allowing seven runs, three earned, and eight hits over 4.1 innings. Starter Chad Catalano (1-0) earned the win for the Lions in the third game of the series, despite surrendering five runs, all earned, four walks and seven hits in five innings.

In the first game of the day Southeastern Louisiana took a 3-0 lead in the first with two-run home run by Jon Greenwich and a fielding error that allowed Gary Duhe to score. The Lions added two runs in the third with a Cougar fielding error and a run-scoring double by Trent Hebert. Duhe scored the final two runs for Southeastern Lousisiana with a Hebert sacrifice fly in the fifth and a Rob Territo single in the ninth.

The Cougars scored a single run in the second, four runs in both the third and the eighth, two in the fifth and three runs in the sixth. Zach McAngus, who was 5-5 and drove home three runs in the first game, scored WSU's first run after leading off the second with a double and scored following a throwing error committed by the Lions.

After a single, an error and two stolen bases in the third inning, Brady Everett singled to score Jay Miller. Then McAngus singled up the middle and advanced to third after an error by the center fielder that allowed Jason Miller and Everett to score. Jeff Miller hit a sacrifice fly to plate McAngus.

WSU scored two runs in the fifth inning with three hits and added three runs in the sixth inning with three hits and an error to take a 10-6 lead. In both innings, Everett doubled and then scored with a McAngus single. McAngus scored in the fifth while Kaeo Rubin and Jason Freeman added runs eight and nine for the Cougars in the sixth inning.

The Cougars added their final four runs in the eighth inning. Jeff Miller hit a two-run single and then scored when Matt Thomas homered to left to take a 14-6 lead.

In the second game of the day, Southeastern Louisiana took a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back, scoring 13 runs with 15 hits for the 13-5 win in the series finale. The Lions scored a pair of runs in both the third and sixth innings, three in the fourth and scored single runs in the seventh and eighth innings.

Washington State scored three runs in the third and two runs in the fourth inning with seven hits, but committed four errors including two in the first inning that allowed three unearned runs.

WSU's Zach Kosturos hit a two-run double and then scored on an error by the Lions's centerfielder in the third to cut the Lions' lead to 4-3. But Southeastern Louisiana's Territo hit a two-run single in the bottom of the inning to widen the scoring gap.

In the fourth Scott Suttmeier hit a sacrifice fly to score Thomas, while Jay Miller drove home the Cougars' final run of the game with a single that scored Rubin. In bottom half of the inning the Lions loaded the bases on walks and scored three runs with a sacrifice fly and two-run single by Steve Clevenger.

The Lions added runs in each of the final three innings of the game. Duhe drove home a pair of runs in the sixth with a single and Hebert plated Roth in the seventh. Clevenger hit a solo home run for the final run of the game.

Game 1:WSU			014 023 040 - 14 15 3Southeastern Louisiana	302 010 001 -  7  12 5Jayson Miller, Dustin Willis (5), Dane Renkert (8), Travis Webb (9) and Brady Everett.Rodney Story, Jonathan Taylor (5), Brandon Carlton (6), Tony Territo (6), Anthony Masson (7), Trevor Begeron (9) and Randy Roth.W -Willis (1-0) . L - Story (0-1). Save - None. HR - Thomas (1).T - 3:06. A - 377.WSU Hits - McAngus 5, Everett 3, Freeman 2, Henselman, Miller Ja., Franklin, Miller Je., Thomas.Southeastern Louisiana Hits - Duhe 3, Ginn 3, Hebert 2, Territo R., Greenwich, Suarez, Clevenger.E - McAngus 2, Thomas, Roth, Suarez, Clevenger 2, Carlton. 2B - Everett 2, McAngus, Hebert. 3B - None.

Game 2:WSU			003 200 000 -   5  7  4Southeastern Louisiana	402 302 11X - 13 15 1Reese Baker, Matt Oye (3), Grant Alexander (4), Nick Cebula (5), Steve Kost (6), Wayne Daman Jr. (7) and Brady Everett.Chad Catalano, Chad Pendarvis (6), Bernard Robert (9) and Rob Territo.W - Catalano (1-0). L - Baker (0-2). Save - None. HR - Clevenger.T - 3:03. A - 390.WSU Hits - McAngus 2, Rubin, Miller Ja., Everett, Kosturos, Thomas.Southeastern Louisiana Hits - Duhe 3, Clevenger 3, Roth 2, Hebert 2, Spencer 2, Ginn, Peay, Territito R.E - Suttmeier 2, McAngus, Hall, Suarez. 2B - Kosturos, Duhe. 3B - None.

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