Freshman left-hander A.J. Block threw five hitless innings in his first start and Washington State scored eight runs in the sixth inning to defeat Utah Valley 9-3 on Sunday in Pullman, sweeping the four-game series.
The Cougars (10-4) have won seven straight for the first time since 2013.
A.J. Block struck out four and walked one. The win went to Caleb McAlister (1-0), who got the last out in the sixth.
In the Cougars’ half of the sixth with bases loaded, freshman pinch-hitter Johnny Sage got his first hit with an RBI single. Andres Alvarez followed with a sacrifice fly and the next five batters walked before J.J. Hancock added a two-run single. Hancock had two hits.
The Aggies fell to 3-12.
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