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Cougar Baseball sweeps another double-header

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The Cougs are still unbeaten at home.

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Good morning. So is there any way we could arrange for the WSU baseball team to play every game at home for the rest of the season? They continued their Bailey-Brayton hot streak Sunday, taking both ends of a double-header from Cal State Northridge. The Cougs used their bats in the opener and their arms in the night cap as they improved their record to 13-7.

After giving up two runs in the top of the first inning, the Cougar bats came alive. By the time the sixth was over, WSU led 10-2. It got a little hairy in the seventh after Parker McFadden relieved Damon Jones. McFadden only managed to record one out, and by the time Colby Nealy relieved him, the score was 10-4 and there were two men on base. Nealy promptly gave up a three-run blast and the game was suddenly tight.

Nealy got out with no further damage, and WSU added an insurance run to close out the scoring. Scotty Sunitsch came on and tallied yet another save, and the Cougs got another win. The top three hitters in the WSU lineup did much of the damage as Dillon Plew got two hits and scored twice, Shane Matheny went 3-4 and James Rudkin drove in four runs.

While the Cougar bats were the story in the opener, the pitchers made sure WSU earned the sweep. The only run either team managed to score in the first seven innings came when Dillon Plew earned a bases-loaded walk in the second. Other than that, Northridge pitcher Tei Vanderford and WSU's Ryan Walker were locked in a pitcher's duel.

Conner O'Neil relieved Vanderford in the eighth and WSU took advantage, adding two insurance runs. JJ Hancock smacked a two-out double to right center, scoring Plew and Rudkin and giving WSU some breathing room. Joe Rosenstein slammed the door in impressive fashion. After recording the final out in the eighth, Rosenstein earned his first save of the season, needing just 15 pitches to retire all four batters he faced.

The Cougs will look to collect their tenth straight home win Sunday, first pitch at noon. If you can't make it out to the game, you can watch via live stream at wsucougars.com.

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