Tanner Chleborad struck out a career-high 10 and Michael Monda drove in the game’s only run as Washington State defeated Utah 1-0 in Pac-12 baseball on Sunday in Pullman.
Chleborad (3-6) gave up four hits and walked one in eight innings. He retired 14 in a row after allowing the first two batters to reach base in the fourth. Ian Hamilton picked up his conference-leading 14th save.
The Cougars scored in the eighth inning off Utah (15-30, 4-20) starter Dalton Carroll (1-4). Patrick McGrath led off the inning with a single and was sacrificed to second by Ian Sagdal. A ground out by Cooper Elliott moved McGrath to third. Monda hit the first pitch he saw up the middle for a run-scoring single.
WSU took two wins in the three-game series.
The Cougars come to Spokane to play Gonzaga on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
• Gonzaga scored four runs in the fifth inning in taking a 5-2 nonconference home win over UC Davis.
The game was called after UC Davis (20-27) batted in the sixth because of a travel curfew.
Gonzaga (22-26) won its seventh series of the year.
Caleb Wood and Jimmy Sinatro both had run-scoring doubles to put the Bulldogs ahead 3-2. Sam Brown and Cabe Reiten added RBI hits in the inning.
Kenny Smith (2-5) got the win for Gonzaga after working 2 2/3 innings of relief. Brown had three hits and Reiten and Wood two each. Reiten drove in two.