Cougars Fall to Arizona in Extra Innings 14-11
April 6, 2001
PULLMAN - Arizona scored three runs in the top of the tenth to defeat the Washington State baseball team 14-11 Friday afternoon at Bailey-Brayton Field. The Wildcats improved to 22-16 (5-5, Pac-10) while the loss dropped the Cougars to 11-20 (3-4).
Arizona center fielder Brain Anderson drove in two runs in the top of the tenth off Cougar pitcher Donny Davis with no outs to break the 11-11 tie. Kenny Huff drove in Matt Abram on a sacrifice fly one batter later to give Arizona a 14-11 advantage.
In the fifth and trailing 4-1, Washington State took control of the lead as the Cougars' offense exploded for nine runs, capped off by Mike Knight's two-out grand slam that just stayed fair down the right field line. Earlier in the inning, Stefan Bailie drove in Evan Hecker to score the first run of the inning, and Knight scored on a wild pitch before Bookie Gates drove in Bailie on a sacrifice fly to center field to tie the game at four. Third baseman Tanner Kahler drove in Adrian Thomas to give the WSU the lead and send Arizona starter Marc Kaiser to the showers after four and one-third innings of work. Garrett Alwert singled in Tyson Boston off reliever Brian Pemble to put the Cougars up 6-4, and Knight's second grand slam of the season gave WSU a commanding 10-4 lead.
Arizona battled back by scoring one run in the sixth, four more in the seventh, and two runs in the eighth inning to regain the lead at 11-10. Cougar starter Justin Cayetano pitched a solid six and one-third innings before leaving in the seventh, giving up seven runs on 10 hits and recorded one strikeout for the game. He shut down the Wildcat bats in the fourth and fifth innings, and surrendered the only run in the sixth on a wild pitch.
After their nine-run scoring binge in the fifth, the Cougars couldn't do much else against Wildcat relievers, as Brian Goodman faced the minimum number of Cougs until the ninth, when he gave up hits to Gates and Thomas to lead off the inning. Tyson Boston's long fly ball out to left field scored Gates to tie the game once again and ultimately send the game to extra innings.
The next game for WSU will be Saturday, April 7, against Arizona at Bailey-Brayton Field with the first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m.
Arizona 121 001 420 3 - 0 0 0
WSU 010 090 001 0 - 0 0 0
Marc Kaiser (1), Anthony Sulser, Brian Pemble (5), Chris Goodman (6), Daryl DeSalvo (9), and Ken Riley.
Justin Cayetano (1), Jamin Svendsen (7), Donny Davis (9), Lanakila Niles (10), and Jon Baeder.
W - DeSalvo (2-0). L - Davis (2-4). Save - None. HR - Knight (3).
T - 3:18. A - 819.
Arizona Hits - Torres 2, Durazo 2, Duncan 3, Abram, Anderson 4, St. Clair, Riley 3, Duran 2.
WSU Hits - Knight 2, Gates 2, Thomas 2, Boston 2, Kahler 2, Smith, Alwert.
E - Hassey, Durazo, Riley, Kaiser, DeSalvo, Knight, Bailie, Smith, Hall. 2B - Duncan. 3B - Torres, Abram, St. Clair.