Three Cougars Record Multiple-Hits in 13-5 Loss to Huskies

April 30, 2005

PULLMAN, Wash. - - Junior Jay Miller recorded his team-leading 18th multiple-hit game of the season, but it was not enough as the Washington State baseball team fell 13-5 to Washington in Pacific-10 Conference action Saturday at Bailey-Brayton Field. The Huskies now have a 2-0 lead in the three-game series.

Senior Jimmy Freeman (6-5) took the loss for WSU (18-26, 0-14 Pac-10) throwing 3.2 innings, allowing nine runs on eight hits, three of which were home runs.

UW (26-17, 6-8 Pac-10) starting pitcher, Kyle Parker (7-5) earned the win allowing four runs on six hits over six innings of work. Husky reliever Keaton Everitt earned his first save of the season, working three innings allowing one Cougar run on three hits.

Jay Miller, Scott Suttmeier and Jeff Miller all recorded multiple-hits for the Cougs. The three WSU batters each recorded two singles in the game. Jay Miller recorded his first single in the fourth inning. His second single came in the ninth for his 60th hit of the season. Suttmeier had a run-scoring single in the fifth as well as a single in the ninth. Jeff Miller's two singles, in the third and sixth, aided in lifting his average for the series against the Huskies to .500.

UW jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the second inning thanks to a trio of two-run home runs by Curt Rindal, Mike Rundle and Zach Clem. The Huskies extended their lead with three runs in the fourth on run-scoring hits by Taylor Johnson, Matt Hague and Nick Batkoski.

WSU posted its' first scores of the game with a pair of runs in the fifth inning. Freshman Jim Murphy scored the first run of the inning on a Husky throwing error. The second run came on Suttmeier's run-scoring single.

The Huskies scored three runs in sixth, that came on a two-run double by Hague and a one-run single by Rindal to bring the score to 12-2.

The Cougars posted another pair of runs in the sixth. The two runs came on a run-scoring single by Jeff Miller and a bases-loaded walk to Kaeo Rubin.

UW's Johnson hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh that scored Rundle for the final Husky run of the game.

The final Cougar run of the game came in the top of the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Trent Smith.

The Cougars look to avoid the conference series sweep when they play the Dawgs Sunday at 1 p.m. in the final game of the three-game series at Bailey-Brayton Field.

UW	060 303 100 - 13  16  1WSU	000 022 001 -   5   9   0Jimmy Freeman, Dustin Willis (4), Steve Kost (6) and Brady Everett, Trent Smith (9).Kyle Parker, Keaton Everitt (7) and Joey Dunn, D.J. Neyens (9).W - Parker (7-5). L - Jam. Freeman (6-5). Save - Everitt (1). HR - Clem (7), Rindal (3), Rundle (2).T - 2:59. A - 1129.UW Hits - B. Lillibridge 2, Johnson 2, Clem, Hague 2, Batkoski, Larsen 2, Rindal 2, Dunn, Rundle 2, Anderson.WSU Hits - Suttmeier 2, Jay Miller 2, Everett, Jas. Freeman, Murphy, Je. Miller 2.E - Parker. 2B - B. Lillibridge, Johnson, Hague, Dunn. 3B - Rundle.

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