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Four WSU combined on no-hitter in doubleheader sweep

UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017

Four Washington State pitchers combined for a no-hitter in a 7-3 victory over Stephen F. Austin in the second game of a doubleheader in Pullman after the Cougars won the opener 10-5 on Sunday to sweep the three-game series.

WSU (6-4) recorded its first no-hitter since Kurt Waananen no-hit Rockford College in 1985, the first nine-inning no-hitter since Eric Wilkins (vs. Oregon State, 1976) and first combined no-hitter since 1974 (David Wright, Roger Stein vs. Idaho).

Cody Anderson (1-0) earned the win after striking out six and allowing just three unearned runs in six innings. Joe Rosenstein followed with 1 1/3 innings of work and Isaac Mullins got the final two outs of the eighth inning before Scotty Sunitsch worked a scoreless ninth to post the 24th no-hitter in school history and fifth combined no-hitter.

All three of the runs given up by the Cougars, who committed four errors, were unearned.

Shane Matheny had three hits and three RBIs and Andres Alvarez three hits and two RBIs in the win.

In the opener, WSU erased a 5-0 deficit, scoring in six straight innings. Metheny, Dillon Plew, J.J. Hancock and Cal Waterman drove in two runs each. Hancock homered.

Trenton Dupre (1-0) picked up the win with 2 2/3 scoreless innings.

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