WSU bats stay silent as Cougs drop to 0-2

THE BASEBALL SEASON is two games old at Washington State but you wouldn’t know it by the Cougar bats. That’s not to say the Cougs’ pitching has been up to snuff either. On Saturday, WSU dropped its second straight at Texas State, 10-1.

It’s certainly not the start first-year skipper Marty Lees envisioned -- on the mound or at the plate.

The Cougs’ ERA stands at 7.50 after two games. Meanwhile, Washington State’s batting average is on the wrong side of the Mendoza line, at .197.

WSU trailed 6-0 after two innings on Saturday. By the time the fourth inning was in the books, the Cougs faced a 9-0 deficit and had managed only two hits.

WSU finished with five base knocks in the game, all singles.

Lefty Damon Jones went four innings in taking the loss. The third-year sophomore allowed 11 hits and nine earned runs with one walk and one strikeout.

The Cougs avoided a shutout in the top half of the ninth when OF Cameron Frost scored on IF Justin Harrer’s ground out.

WSU has been outscored 16-3 by Texas State through the series’ first two games.   WSU lost Friday’s season opener 6-2.

The Cougs next play Sunday at 11 a.m. PT before wrapping up the four-game series in San Marcos, Texas, on Monday at 3 p.m.

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