Cougars Record 21 Hits in 14-3 Victory Over Hawai'i

Feb. 25, 2005

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HONOLULU, Hawai'i - The Washington State baseball team recorded 21 hits in a 14-3 victory over the University of Hawai'i in the first game of a four-game series Thursday night at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu.

'We played a great game,' said WSU Head Coach Donnie Marbut said. 'Credit goes to the hitters, the guys did a great job following Coach Jewett's offensive plan. Jimmy Freeman gave us another great performance. We beat a good Hawai'i club tonight and it should be a good series.'

Starting pitcher Jimmy Freeman (3-0) earned the victory for the Cougars (6-5) allowing six hits and three runs in six innings. WSU is now 4-0 when Freeman gets the starting nod on the mound. Steve Kost and Eric Dingwall also saw mound time for the Cougars, keeping the Rainbows hitless in the final three innings of the game.

Ricky Bauer (1-1) took for the loss for Hawai'i after allowing seven hits and five runs, three of which were earned in 2.2 innings.

Kaeo Rubin, Jason Freeman and Jay Miller led the Cougs with three hits a piece, while Brady Everett, Zach McAngus, Nick Hall and Jeff Miller all picked up a pair of hits for WSU. Jas. Freeman, Everett, McAngus, and Hall also had multiple RBIs for the Cougars.

Hawai'i put the first run on the board in the bottom of the first inning Isaac Omura singled to center to score Matthew Inouye.

The Cougars took over the lead in the top of the third with six hits and one Warrior error. Matthew Thomas led off the inning with a single, advanced to third on a single by Rubin and scored two batters later when Jay Miller singled through the left side. On the next play, Rubin scored and Miller advanced to second on a wild pitch. Miller scored on an RBI ground out by Everett. The final two runs of the inning came when Kosturos, who singled to reach base, and McAngus, who reached on an error, both scored on a double by Hall.

In the fourth, WSU led off the inning on three consecutive singles by Freeman, Jay Miller and Everett. Everett's single drove home Freeman for the first of three runs on the inning. Miller scored on a sacrifice bunt by McAngus. Everett scored the final run of the inning when Hall hit a single through the right side.

The Cougars took a 12-1 lead in the top of the fifth following two singles, two doubles and two walks. With the bases loaded, Rubin scored on a wild pitch. Everett then drove in Freeman and Jay Miller for his third and fourth RBIs of the game. The fourth run of the inning for WSU came when Everett scored off of a double to right center by McAngus.

Hawai'i posted its final two runs of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning when Inouye hit a single up the middle to score Joseph Spiers, who had singled to reach base. Schafer Magana scored the final Warrior run of the game when he was brought home by a single from Luis Avila.

The Cougars posted two more runs in the game. In the sixth, Thomas led off the inning with a single up the left side. Two batters later, Freeman hit a single up the right side to score Thomas. The final run of the game came in the eighth when Zach Franklin drove home Rubin on a single to center field.

Jayson Miller (0-1) will start the second game of the four-game series against Hawai'i Friday evening at 8:30 PST.

WSU		005 341 010 - 14 21 0Hawai'i 	100 020 000 -   3  9   1Jimmy Freeman, Steve Kost (7), Eric Dingwall (9) and Brady Everett, Zach Franklin (6)Ricky Bauer, Myles Ioane (3), Dean Turner (4), Larry Ellenbrook (5), Kyle Thomas (9) and Esteban Lopez, Matthew Inouye (6).W - Freeman (3-0). L - Bauer (1-1). Save - None. HR - None.T - 3:18. A - 2091.WSU Hits - Rubin 3, Kimbrel, Jas. Freeman 3, Ja. Miller 3, Everett 2, Franklin, Kosturos, McAngus 2, Hall 2, Je. Miller 2, Thomas.Hawai'i Hits - Spiers, Inouye 2, Avila, Omura, Castaneda.E - Avila. 2B - Everett, McAngus, Hall. 3B - None.-- www.wsucougars.com --
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