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Cougars shut out the Huskies in Seattle

The win gives WSU three out of four against Washington.

WSU and Washington met for a non-conference game on Monday in Seattle, but the fact the game didn't count in the Pac-12 standings didn't seem to matter for the Cougars who pulled out a 3-0 victory. The game was the fourth and final of the year against the Huskies with WSU taking three of four from Washington.

The pitching staff was the star with four Cougar hurles combining to throw a three-hit shutout. Even more impressive, WSU pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts in the dominant effort. Ryan Walker started and pitched well for 4.2 innings. Layne Bruner pitched a solid 1.1 before Sean Hartnett came in dominating. He faced six batters over 2.0 innings of work and struck out five. While Hartnett needed only 21 pitches to get through two innings, closer Ian Hamilton made things more interesting.

Hamilton took over in the ninth but a single and two walks loaded the bases with no outs. With only a three-run cushion, the Cougars were just a swing away from a loss. That is if Husky batters could make contact. Hamilton whiffed the first on three pitches, then did the same for the second recording two quick strikeouts. He finished the game off in style with a third strikeout to close things out. The save was the 25th of Hamilton's career, a new WSU record.

With the win, WSU improved to 24-19 on the season. The Cougars will return home for a six-game homestand beginning on Friday.



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