Yesterday was Friday the 13th, a day often jam packed with superstition and fear. That wasn't the case for the Washington State Cougars (16-28, 9-16 Pac-12) however. Coming in as an underdog against the No.14 ranked Washington Huskies (27-12, 13-9 Pac-12), the Cougars' recorded 13 hits on their way to a 9-3 victory.
The Huskies were up 3-1 heading into the sixth inning, but some of the Friday the 13th spook must have got to them. In the sixth the Cougars scored seven runs off of seven singles, a double and an error. WSU would also go on to add another run in the top of the ninth to make the final 9-3.
There is nothing quite like beating the Huskies and for Colby Neal, who entered the game and finessed WSU out of a tough spot in the fifth, the experience doubled as his first career win.
No better way to get my first collegiate win than by beating the Huskies #GoCougs— Colby Nealy (@cjnealy32) May 14, 2016
After WSU blew the ball-game open in the sixth, Ryan Walker came in and pitched four scoreless innings to cap off the night. Walker gave up three hits but struck out four on the way to earning his fourth save of the season.
Other Cougars that stood out in the win were Trek Stemp and Shane Matheny who recorded three hits apiece. This was the 17th time this season that Stemp has had multiple hits in a game, the guy can play. Weston Hatten and Ty Johnson each hit their way on base twice. The four Cougs combined for 10 of WSU's 13 hits.
This three game series is the only shot the Cougars have to beat the Pac-12 leading Huskies. Game one was a great start, today at 4 p.m. Wazzu will try to take another W from our cross state rivals. The game will also be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.
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