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Cougars Hold off Seattle for 8-6 Win

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by Brad Wall

EVERETT, Wash. – Washington State scored four runs in three different two out situations and held off a late rally in the ninth by Seattle to defeat the Redhawks 8-6 Monday night in a single non-conference game at Everett Memorial Stadium.

Seattle took an early lead in the bottom of the first when Ryan Somers scored on a wild pitch.

The Cougars then gained the lead in the second when Tommy Richards scored on a Kyle Johnson fielder's choice. Jason Monda then stole home on a double steal with Johnson, putting them up 2-1.

WSU doubled their lead in the fifth when Adam Nelubowich singled, scoring Patrick Claussen.

The Redhawks fired back in the bottom of the fifth as they loaded the bases to start the inning. After a foul out by Marcelino Morales, Trent Oleszczuk hit a sacrifice fly to score Roberts. Somers then hit a two-out 2 RBI triple that brought in Nick Latta and Jace Sloan and gave Seattle a 4-3 advantage.

With two outs in the seventh, Derek Jones was hit by a pitch, which Nelubowich followed up with a home run to take the lead back for the Cougs, giving him three RBIs on the day.

In the eighth, P.J. Jones singled with two outs followed by a Kyle Johnson double. Claussen then loaded up the bases with a walk. Taylor Ard then hit a grounder and Claussen beat the throw to second, allowing Jones and Johnson to score.

The Cougars added an eighth run in the ninth inning as Ian Sagdal hit a single that scored Derek Jones, this hit also with two outs.

Seattle threatened a rally in the bottom of the ninth as Nate Roberts hit a leadoff double and was brought in on a home run by Michael Tevlin, whom was pinch hitting for Sean Narby. Spencer Jackson then relieved Kellen Camus and retired the next three batters to seal the victory for WSU.

Starter Kyle Swannack threw for 4 and 2/3 innings allowing four runs on seven hits. Reliever Camus got the win, pitching 2 and 2/3 innings of shutout ball up until giving up the double and home run in the ninth. He was relieved by Jackson, who stopped the rally with two groundouts and a fly out to give him the save.

Seattle's Brandon Kizer got the loss, throwing for seven innings and allowing five runs on nine hits.

Washington State (21-16) begins a three-game series with 23rd ranked Arizona State this Friday, game one starts at 5:30 p.m.

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