Senior Jared Prince had three hits and three RBIs to lead Washington State past Oregon 10-2 on Monday at Bailey-Brayton Field as the Cougars swept a three-game Pac-10 baseball series.
WSU (25-20, 14-7 Pac-10), alone in second place, two games behind Arizona State with six to play, staked redshirt-freshman starter David Stilley (3-1) to a lead with a four-run third inning.
Sophomore Shea Vucinich and freshman Derek Jones delivered back-to-back, run-scoring singles and Prince added a two-run single. Stilley pitched six innings, allowing two runs and six hits.
Oregon (14-24, 4-17) scored its runs in the top of the fifth, but the Cougars answered with four runs in the bottom half of the frame to put away the win.
The Cougars swept a second conference series for the first time since 1992, and the fourth of the season for the first time since 1991. All have come at home.
•Northwest Conference: Versatile Whitworth senior Chad Flett from Mead via Community Colleges of Spokane, was selected to the utility position on the All-Northwest Conference baseball first team for a second straight year.
Pirates senior outfielder Mitch Ramsay of Mead received honorable mention for a second straight year and junior designated hitter Kyle Krustangle of Spokane, a transfer from Big Bend CC, was also an honorable mention selection.
Stew Davis, Linfield’s senior leader who finished his high school career at Central Valley after starting at Freeman, returned to the All-NWC first team as an outfielder. He was first team as a freshman and sophomore but was an honorable mention choice as a junior.
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