Taylor Ard has four RBIs as WSU slaps Oklahoma State
Taylor Ard homered and drove in four runs Friday to power Washington State to a 13-2 baseball win over Oklahoma State (6-3) at the Dairy Queen Classic in Tucson, Ariz.
Ard had a two-run homer to left-center in the second inning to give the Cougars (5-1) a 3-0 lead. His two-run single during a four-run seventh put WSU ahead 6-1.
Junior left-hander Adam Conley (3-0) allowed one earned run in seven innings, striking out five and walking none.
WSU pounded seven Cowboys pitchers for 15 hits. Starter Brad Propst (2-1) allowed four hits and three earned runs in three innings.
“Our offense was really good tonight,” WSU coach Donnie Marbut said. “It was my favorite game of the season, because we were able to get a lot of guys some playing time.”
Matt Argyropoulos doubled and scored on Jason Monda’s double in WSU’s second. Argyropoulos capped WSU’s seventh with a two-run single.
Cougars freshman Stetson Olson added a bases-loaded triple during a five-run eighth. It was Olson’s first hit and RBIs for WSU.
Redshirt freshman Adam Nelubowich also had his first collegiate RBI.
Freshman Sal Arena made his collegiate debut by working a 1-2-3 ninth.
Jared Womack went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Cowboys.
• Billy Moon (1-0) pitched 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief and Gonzaga’s bats woke up after a midgame siesta to defeat University of the Pacific 7-4 in nonconference action in Stockton, Calif.
Moon came in for Ryan Carpenter, the WCC pitcher of the week last week, who struck out a career-high 11 batters in 6 1/3 innings. Moon struck out three in earning his first win of the season.
Tyler Chism had an RBI single for Gonzaga (2-5) in the eighth to break a 4-4 tie. Eric Lane capped a 3-for-5 game with an RBI double and Cameron Edman’s RBI single capped a 2-for-3 night as the Bulldogs iced it in the ninth.
Allen Riley had a three-run double for Pacific (2-6) in the fifth inning.
Jyl Eckstein and Jessi Duncan matched six-hitters as Southern Idaho (20-10, 14-3 Scenic West Athletic Conference) swept North Idaho 11-2, 9-4 at Moses Lake.
Leadoff batter Marie Williams went 5 for 5 and Kelsey Bryant had five RBIs for CSI in the opener. Mikkel Griffin finished 3 for 4 with three runs scored and four RBIs in the second game.
The Golden Eagles are on a six-game winning streak.
Desirae Tinoco hit a three-run home run in the second game for the Cardinals (18-12, 11-8).