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Cougars pound Seattle

Mon., Feb. 22, 2010

Washington State scored its most runs in 11 years in a 23-0 win over Seattle University on Sunday in Pullman.

Fifteen Cougars collected hits and five pitchers combined on the shutout for WSU (2-0). The Cougars pounded out 23 hits as a team, and the 23 runs were the most they’ve scored since putting up 23 against New Mexico State in 1999.

Patrick Claussen had a career-high four RBIs for WSU and Derek Jones and Matt Fanelli each drove in three runs. Jones and Cody Bartlett each delivered three hits, and Ryan Peterson and Shea Vucinich both homered. Peterson’s was the first home run of his career.

The Cougars visit Lubbock, Texas, Friday-Sunday for the Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic.

•Washington rallied from 4-0 and 9-4 deficits to beat Gonzaga 10-9 in the final game of the Cactus Classic in Tucson, Ariz.

The Huskies (2-1) scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth for the win. Caleb Brown led off with a triple – his second of the game – against Bulldogs (2-1) closer Liam Baron (0-1). He scored on a Pierce Rankin single. After an out, Miles Kizer doubled to drive in a run, and after a second out Dough Cherry singled to score the game-winning run.

Gonzaga returns to Arizona next weekend for the Peoria Spring Training Classic. The Zags will play twice each against Kansas and Sacramento State.

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