Cougars fall to Spartans 12-0

Feb. 23, 2003

SAN JOSE, Calif. - - Washington State did not have an answer against a sterling pitching effort by San Jose State starter Matt Winck in a 12-0 loss Sunday at Municipal Stadium.

Winck (1-0) threw a complete-game, nine-hitter, striking out six and walking none to notch his first win of the season. For WSU, starter Aaron MacKenzie (0-1) pitched six innings and allowed three runs on six hits in the losing effort.

The loss dropped the Cougars to 1-8 on the season. The Spartans improved to 6-5.

The Cougars were led at the plate by outfielders Justin Hart and Steve Mortimer. Both went 2 for 4. Five SJSU players had two hits each. Jordan Bergstrom had four RBI for the Spartans.

The game was tightly contested for much of the afternoon. The Spartans scored one run in the bottom of the second and added two more in the bottom of the fourth, taking a 3-0 lead after six innings. SJSU, however, broke out with seven runs in the seventh and added two more scores in the eighth.

The Cougars return to action next weekend in Lewiston, Idaho, in the Banana Belt Tournament. WSU opens the four-day tournament against BYU Thursday at noon at Harris Field.

WSU 000 000 000 - 0 9 1
SJSU 010 200 72 - 12 13 0
Aaron MacKenzie, Karl Mejlholm (7), Greg Goetz (7), Brett Beetham (7), Nick Kenyon (7), Billy Gorrell (8), Zachary Brooks (8) and Jon Baeder, Brandon Reddinger (7).
Matt Winck and Aaron Bates.
W - Winck (1-0). L - MacKenzie (0-1). Save - None. HR - None.
T - 2:56. A - 443.
WSU Hits - Hart 2, Richardson, LaRue, Mortimer 2, Bruce, Jacobsen, Baeder.
SJSU Hits - Corrick, Contreras, Frandsen 2, Guerra 2, Bates 2, King 2, Bergstrom 2, Styles.
E - Mejlholm. 2B - Mortimer, Bruce, King 2, Bergstrom. 3B - None.

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