Matt Argyropoulos and Derek Jones each hit dingers to lead Washington State past Washington on Friday at Bailey-Brayton Field. Adam Conley (5-5) got the victory, giving up two runs while striking out six Dawgs in seven and two-thirds innings.
The Cougars turned a double play in each of the first-four innings.
"Adam Conley did not have his best stuff, but gave us a great effort tonight," Donnie Marbut said.
The Cougs (18-19, 4-12 Pac-10) were held to just six hits, but they made them count. WSU went on top 2-0 in the second on a double by Taylor Ard followed by Argyropoulos' smash over the right-center field wall. The Huskies (12-26, 3-10 Pac-10) picked up a run in the third but Jones led off the Wazzu fourth with a 'tater down the right field line.
It was the 31st home run of Jones' career, the junior now sits at eighth all-time at Washington State.
In the fifth, Jay Ponciano led off with a double and Adam Nelubowich walked. Brett Jacobs later stroked a two-run single to boost the Cougar lead to 5-1.
Washington added a run in the seventh on three hits but could get no closer.
Paris Shewey worked the ninth for his eighth save, tops in the Pac-10. The lefty moved into a tie for fifth on the Cougar single-season saves list. His 11-career saves are tied for third all-time at Washington State.
The series continues Saturday at noon. Saturday's game will be televised live on Root Sports (formerly Fox Sports Northwest).
Cougs go yard twice in win over Dawgs
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