Tyler Davis (9-1) scattered five hits over seven innings to record his eighth consecutive victory. Troy Rallings secured his sixth save by striking out Matt Mendenhall with men on second and third.
Losing pitcher Tanner Chleborad fell to 2-5. The junior right-hander gave up just two runs (one earned) and six hits in 7 1-3 innings.
Washington's Andrew Ely singled and scored on Brian Wolfe's double in the first. The Huskies led 2-0 after Ely singled in Erik Forgione in the fifth.
Trace Tam Sing doubled and scored on a wild pitch to account for WSU's only run in the sixth.
The Cougars left six men on base, including two in the ninth.
Nick Tanielu was the only Cougar to tally more than one hit, with a double and a single.
With the UW win, the series is tied 1-1 headed into the second game of Sunday's doubleheader.
Cougs edged by Huskies, rubber game up next
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