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Roundup: Cougars romp; UW tops ASU

Matt Fanelli opened the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run to jump-start an eight-run inning and the Washington State Cougars (21-14, 5-6) breezed to a 12-4 victory over the 22nd-ranked Oregon State Beavers (20-13, 3-8) in Pacific-10 Conference baseball action Saturday in Pullman. After Fanelli’s homer in the fourth, Jay Ponciano was hit by a pitch with one out. Kyle Johnson followed with a single. Garry Kuykendall fanned for the second out, but the inning was far from over for Beavers starter Tanner Robles (4-4). Shea Vucinich, Brett Jacobs, Michael Weber, Matt Argyropoulos and Fanelli delivered five straight run-scoring singles and Cody Bartlett capped the rally with a two-run triple.

Can’t hide from Heid

Drew Heid found his spot in the left-hand batter’s box. His left foot planted solidly, he awaited Joe Allison’s pitch. In Heid’s first at-bat against the University of Arizona right-hander, Allison had caught him flat-footed with a big, slow breaking ball on a 1-2 count. It wouldn’t happen again.

College roundup: Zags lose by one to No. 21 Arizona

A five-hit, four-run sixth inning proved too much for the Gonzaga Bulldogs as visiting Arizona held on for a 5-4 non-conference win Monday at the Patterson Baseball Complex. The 21st-ranked Wildcats (23-9) jumped ahead 1-0 off GU starter Andrew Danner (1-2) on Rafael Valenzuela’s third-inning solo homer to right. GU’s Drew Heid, who was 2 for 4 on the day, tied the game with a homer onto Trent Avenue in the bottom of the inning.

Roundup: Cougs top ASU

Washington State defeated top-ranked Arizona State 9-5 on Sunday in Pullman for the Cougars’ first series win against the Sun Devils in school history. Nine Cougars (17-11, 3-3 Pac-10) recorded hits, and Derek Jones and Matt Argyropoulos each drove in two runs.

Cougars score in ninth to beat No. 1 Sun Devils

PULLMAN – It would seem when you play the top-ranked college baseball team in the nation, a team that’s won 27 of its first 28 games, you would need to be perfect to win. Washington State wasn’t perfect Friday night in the opener of its three-game Pac-10 series with No. 1 Arizona State. Far from it.

College baseball: Cougs face devilish task

Things don’t get any easier for Washington State University this weekend. The Cougars opened Pac-10 play last week, losing two of three to rival Washington, then traveled to Salt Lake City and lost one nonconference game to BYU and another to snow. But Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Pullman the Cougars (17-10, 2-5 in their last seven) face their toughest test: No. 1-ranked Arizona State.

College baseball: Whitworth hits its stride

When Dan Ramsay took over as Whitworth University’s baseball coach last year, he was basically the same age as some of his players. That wouldn’t do. So he now has younger players. No, not really. It’s just coincidence the Pirates have mainly sophomores and freshmen contributing to one of their best Northwest Conference starts in years.

Vucinich’s glove rescues Cougars

PULLMAN – In the college baseball hierarchy, the weekend series, whether they be league games or not, are the glamour contests. The mid-week games? They’re usually a place to test depth, especially among the pitching staffs. But the mid-week games between Gonzaga and Washington State universities aren’t like that. With Inland Northwest bragging rights on the line, “it’s always a hard-fought game,” according to WSU coach Donnie Marbut.

Zags use trip to iron out kinks

Spring break road trips are supposed to take college students to exotic locales, which is exactly what’s happening to the members of the Gonzaga University baseball team. Of course, you would have to consider Shreveport, La.; Lubbock, Texas; and San Antonio “exotic.”

Utes send WSU to first defeat

Utah avoided a sweep and sent Washington State to its first loss of the season with a 5-1 non-league baseball victory Sunday at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman. Rick Anton pitched seven solid innings for the Utes (6-5), who lost the first three games of the series.

Washington State off to impressive start

The start itself is impressive, but how Washington State University began the 2010 baseball season is even more so. The Cougars returned from Lubbock, Texas, with a 6-0 record, their best start since the 1988 team won its first nine games. WSU swept the four-game Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic at Texas Tech without two of its top three starting pitchers.

Cougars pound Seattle

Washington State scored its most runs in 11 years in a 23-0 win over Seattle University on Sunday in Pullman. Fifteen Cougars collected hits and five pitchers combined on the shutout for WSU (2-0). The Cougars pounded out 23 hits as a team, and the 23 runs were the most they’ve scored since putting up 23 against New Mexico State in 1999.

It’s ‘Play ball!’ for area colleges

Late winter, when a young man’s fancy turns to … baseball? It seems to be the case, as the local Division I college baseball season opens this weekend, with Washington State hosting Seattle today and Gonzaga in Tucson, Ariz., for the Cactus Classic.

Zags, Cougs eager to play baseball

Unlike the past two years, the weather is cooperating as the Inland Northwest’s college baseball teams begin preparations for the 2010 season. “Hopefully it will continue, knock on wood,” said Gonzaga coach Mark Machtolf, whose Bulldogs officially begin defense of their West Coast Conference title with their first practice Tuesday.

LSU wins 6th CWS crown

OMAHA, Neb. – LSU, which two years ago wasn’t good enough to qualify for its conference tournament, is the best team in college baseball again. The Tigers won their sixth national title Wednesday night, breaking open Game 3 of the College World Series championship series with a five-run sixth inning that carried them to an 11-4 victory over Texas.

Moldenhauer powers Texas

OMAHA, Neb. – Freshman Taylor Jungmann limited LSU to five hits in his first complete game, and Russell Moldenhauer hit his record-tying fourth home run of the College World Series as Texas evened the best-of-3 finals, 5-1 over LSU on Tuesday night. The top-seeded Longhorns (50-15-1) forced a winner-take-all game tonight for the national championship. LSU (55-17), ranked No. 1 in the major polls, lost for the first time in 15 games.

Bulldogs fall to Utah, reflect on season

FULLERTON, Calif. – There was disappointment over the end of a season and sorrow over failing to be one of the last two teams standing in the Fullerton Regional. Yet Gonzaga’s baseball squad also knows that Sunday’s 9-7 loss to Utah doesn’t have to produce a crestfallen view of the 2009 season. These Bulldogs, picked to finish fourth in the West Coast Conference, exceeded a lot of expectations by reaching an NCAA baseball regional for the first time since 1981. Not long after the final out was recorded, the accomplishments of a highly successful season were already being merged with Sunday’s disappointing conclusion to the 36-18 campaign.

WSU pen blows lead

NORMAN, Okla. – Washington State ace Matt Way came through with a pitching performance to remember in the opening game of the NCAA baseball tournament’s Norman Regional. Unfortunately for WSU, the outing from its bullpen was one to forget.