Cougar Baseball Blanks Gonzaga
May 25, 2010
SPOKANE, Wash. - Paris Shewey pitched seven shutout innings in his first start of the season and No. 20 Washington State defeated Gonzaga 2-0 in nonconference baseball at Washington Trust Field, Tuesday.
Shewey (7-2) and Bulldogs' starter Liam Baron (0-7) matched zeros on the scoreboard until the Cougars (31-18) broke through for two runs in the top of the seventh.
Derek Jones led off the inning with a double down the right field line. After Shea Vucinich failed in a sacrifice bunt attempt, the WSU junior shortstop lined a ball down the right field line for a RBI-triple. Matt Argyropoulos followed with a sacrifice fly to give the Cougars a 2-0 advantage.
The Cougar southpaw registered the longest outing of his career, gave up three hits, walked three and struck out a career-high six. He retired the last eight Bulldogs (20-33) he faced.
Connor Lambert relieved Shewey in the eighth and ran into trouble when he gave up a one-out single to Drew Heid and walked pinch hitter Andy Hunter. He fell behind 3-1 to Gonzaga's No.3 hitter Mark Castellitto, and then induced a 4-6-3 inning-ending double play. Lambert set the Bulldogs down in order in the ninth for his second save of 2010.
The Cougars close out their nonconference schedule hosting Portland, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Paris Shewey made the second start of his career (at Pepperdine, March 18, 2009)...Shewey moved into a tie for seventh on the Cougar single-season list for appearances with 26...Washington State's 32 wins equals the Cougars' 2009 total.