Cougars Complete Sweep With 5-2 Win At Northern Colorado

April 23, 2006

GREELEY, Colo. - Jared Prince had three hits and went six strong innings on the mound as Washington State University completed the three-game sweep over Northern Colorado with a 5-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Jackson Field.

The win moved the Cougars to 26-15 on the season while the Bears fell to 14-25.

Prince did it on both sides of the ball for WSU. In the first he singled through the left side, bringing home Paul Gran with the game's first run. In the fifth Travis Coulter brought home Gran with an RBI single to second base, breaking a 1-1 tie. One out later, Prince extended the lead to 3-1 when he doubled, bringing home Coulter all the way from first.

The lead grew to 5-1 in the seventh when Prince laced a two-out single to center. Jim Murphy then doubled to left center, scoring Prince. Jeff Miller followed with another double, brining Murphy home and closing out the scoring for WSU.

That was more than enough with Prince on the mound. The freshman improved to 5-1 this season as he went six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits while striking out three. Reese Baker, Jeremy Johnson and Travis Webb each worked one inning of scoreless relief, with Webb picking up his fifth save of the season.

WSU knocked out 11 hits for the game, three from Prince and two each from Jeff Miller, Jay Miller and Coulter.

The Cougars are next in action Friday when they begin a Pacific-10 Conference home series against USC at Bailey-Brayton Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.
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