Just like that, Washington State's baseball team is back above .500. The Cougars thumped Washington 8-3 on Friday behind another strong outing from Joe Pistorese. The win gave the Cougars the series but also bumped their season record to 17-16.
Pistorese went the distance for a fourth time time this season. The biggest difference on Friday was he got plenty of run support to back him up. He's won a couple of pitchers duels, but the offense got him two early runs and took the lead for good in the sixth inning. WSU scored two runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh to give Pistorese a comfortable cushion. He allowed three runs -- all on solo home runs -- on six hits while striking out eight.
The win is WSU's fifth in the last six games and third straight. The Cougars have now won back-to-back series after taking the series against Cal last week. The Cougars will attempt to sweep Washington right out of Pullman on Saturday with first pitch scheduled for 3:30 p.m. The game will air on the Pac-12 Network.
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Joe Pistorese threw his fourth complete-game of the season and Shane Matheny added two hits and three runs as Washington State defeated Washington 8-3 in front of a season-high crowd of 2,581 Friday night at Bailey-Brayton Field.
New Washington State women’s soccer coach Todd Shulenberger said he’s impressed by the program’s "ability to keep things rolling and turn negatives into positives."