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Cougar baseball shutout by Zags in rivalry matchup

WSU notches 5 hits, but can't muster run against Bulldogs.

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They won't play each other in basketball, but yesterday, the Cougs and the Zags renewed their rivalry on the diamond in Spokane.

It hasn't been the best year for a Cougar team that entered the game 9-16, but they had their chances early on. In the 2nd, they had the bases loaded with one out when Shane Matheney flew out and Weston Hatten was thrown out at the plate on his tag attempt. They had their chance... But it wasn't pretty after that.

The Cougs mustered three hits after the 2nd inning. All three were singles in three innings, including one bunt single.

The pitching performance wasn't much better.

Starter Ryley Widell threw 50 pitches in two innings, allowing two earned runs on two hits. But the wheels really fell off in the 5th. Releiver Trenton Dupre gave up five runs on five hits. Washington State also had 2 costly errors, including one in that 5th inning.

The Cougs will now head to Tucson for a three game series with Arizona starting Friday.

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