Smith Collects Three Hits, WSU Drops Road Contest to No. 15 UCLA
LOS ANGELES (May 14, 2022) – Washington State drooped the second game of the series at No. 15 UCLA 10-1 at Jackie Robinson Stadium Saturday afternoon.
WSU (23-25, 9-17 Pac-12 Conference) received three hits from Jack Smith who doubled twice and drove in a run while Kodie Kolden added a pair of hits. Smith recorded his team-leading 19th multiple-hit game including his fifth 3-hit game.
UCLA improved to 32-18 overall and 16-10 in conference play after scoring 10 runs in the first three innings.
KEY MOMENTS OF THE GAME
In the first inning, Smith doubled to left-centerfield with out and later moved to third on wild pitch but was stranded after a strikeout and groundout. For the second straight night, UCLA put up a big number in the opening frame with five runs on five hits including a three-run home run.
UCLA followed with four runs on four hits in the second inning and one more in the third for a 10-0 lead. The Cougars saw Smith pull an RBI-double down the left field line in the fifth inning.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
Jack Lee works 2 scoreless innings of relief with 1 strikeout
Will Sierra worked 2 scoreless innings of relief with 2 strikeouts
Drake Anderson delivered a pinch-hit single to right field in the 8th inning
The series wraps up Sunday at 12:05 p.m. on Pac-12 Los Angeles.