Jo Jo Sharrar had two hits against WSU, scoring a run and driving in a run.
March 6, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - Led by three hits from Michael Beltran, the Utah baseball team fell to Washington State, 10-4, on Saturday afternoon.
After Washington State scored an unearned run in the first inning off an error, Utah tied the game at 1-1 in the third inning with Jo Jo Sharrar crossing the plate on a ground out after leading off the inning with a double.
The Cougars tallied four runs in the bottom of the third behind four hits, including three doubles. The Utes led off the top of the fourth with back-to-back home runs from Nick Kuroczko and Devin Walker to cut the WSU lead to 5-3. Washington State scored a sixth run in the bottom of fourth after Shea Vucinich led off the inning with a triple before scoring on a bunt single.
Utah scored its final run of the game in the sixth inning with Mark Moorman scoring on an RBI single from Sharrar. WSU added two runs in the sixth and seventh innings.
The Utes had 10 hits compared to 12 for WSU.
"Washington State is playing very well in all phases of the game, and we're not capitalizing on our opportunities," head coach Bill Kinneberg said.
Utah closes its series against Washington State on Sunday, March 7, at 11:00 a.m. PT.