Baseball falls to WSU to even series at 1-1.
May 1, 1999
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State baseball team, which had lost 14 straight Pac- 10 Conference games, routed Washington, 14-1, Saturday at Bailey Field.
Washington State, which had also lost six in a row overall and 20 of its last 23 games, improved to 19-25 overall and 2-15 in the conference. Third-place UW fell to 28-14 on the season and 10-7 in the Pac-10.
Cougar starter Reggie Rivard, making only his fourth start after moving from the closers role, held the Huskies hitless through the first four innings. The junior righty hadnt worked more than five innings on the season, but worked a complete-game six-hitter for the victory.
Husky starter Jeff Carlsen (7-1) suffered his first loss of the season. The sophomore from Poulsbo, allowed 10 earned runs on 10 hits and no strikeouts in three and one-third innings.
Freshman Bookie Gates, the Cougar third baseman from Garfield High in Seattle, went 4- for-5 with three runs, three RBI and two doubles. Shortstop Shawn Stevenson, who batted 4-for-6 in Fridays game, repeated that performance on Saturday, going 4-for-6 with two runs and three RBI. All nine Cougar batters had a hit.
Washington scored its lone ru in the seventh when Dominic Woody led off with a double and eventually scored on a Kevin Ticen groundout. Ticen, who doubled and singled, tallied two of the Huskies six hits on the day.
The Huskies and Cougars close out the three-game series Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The game will air live on KSRB AM-1150.
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