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Arnold and 6th inning homers carry Cougs over Shockers

We are WSU.  You are WichSt.  We will live to play another day.

Chad Arnold pitched one the best performances of his career, going one out into the eighth, striking out a career-high ten Shockers en route to a 3-2 victory.  Jeremy Johnson shook off his poor outing yesterday and came in to close out the ninth and secure the Cougar win.

Jordan Cooper largely dominated the Cougar lineup.  He pitched the complete game, but served up two consecutive meatballs in the sixth to Cougar power hitters Derek Jones and Jared Prince.  Jones pulled the ball over the right field fence for a two run homer with one out.  On the very next pitch, Prince smashed the ball over the left field fence for the winning margin.

Washington State stays alive to play tommorrow.  David Stilley will be on the mound to face the loser of the Oklahoma/Arkansas game this evening.  The gametime tommorrow will again be 11am.  If the Cougs win that one, they will play the winner of tonight's game at 5pm.

If the Cougs want to advance past tommorrow, they will undoubtedly need to put more than three runs on the board.  Wichita State has an underwhelming offense and Wazzu took advantage of that today.