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Utes Drop Doubleheader At Washington State

Austin Shackelford had a hit in his only at-bat on Friday in a pinch-hit appearance.

Austin Shackelford had a hit in his only at-bat on Friday in a pinch-hit appearance.

March 5, 2010

Box Score

PULLMAN, Wash.- The Utah baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader against Washington State on Friday afternoon, falling 5-1 in game one and 6-2 in game two.

Washington State took a quick 2-0 lead in the second inning of game one off RBI hits from Ryan Peterson and Shea Vucinich. The Cougars also scored runs in the third, fifth and sixth innings.

Utah scored in the ninth inning. Pinch hitter Austin Shackelford singled with two on base to score Michael Beltran before a double-play ball ended the game.

Jordan Whatcott pitched 4.1 innings and had three strikeouts in the loss. Tyler Andersen pitched the final 3.2 innings, allowing just two hits and one run

The Utes struck first in game two, taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning off an RBI single from Nick Kuroczko after Tyler Yagi walked to lead off the game.

Washington State tied the game at 1-1 in the third inning with an RBI single from Matt Argyropoulos. The Cougars pulled ahead in the fourth inning on an RBI hit from Garry Kuykendall before adding three runs in the fifth, led by a home run from Derek Jones. WSU would also score in the sixth inning.

Utah put its second run of the game on the board in the seventh inning, started by a two-out single from Nik Gumeson. Rick Cornu walked to put two on base before Gumeson scored on Mark-Jan Moorman's single to right field to put the score at 6-2.

Andrew Wilding went four innings on the mound, picking up the loss. Stephen Streich gave up one run over two innings while Blake Golding pitched two innings and allowed just two hits. The Cougars would leave 13 runners on base throughout the game.

 

 

"We didn't play very well today in any phase of the game," head coach Bill Kinneberg said. "I was disappointed in our execution both offensively and defensively and we didn't help ourselves in a lot of situations."

The Utes continue the four-game series on Saturday, March 6, at 2:00 p.m. PT.

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