Cougs pound out 16 hits in shortened win

THE COUGS put an eight-spot on the scoreboard in the seventh inning on the way to a 14-3 victory over Prairie View A&M in Texas on Saturday in the Al Ogletree Classic. The game was called after the seventh inning due to the 10-run rule.

Washington State (3-4) was led by Trek Stemp’s second four-hit performance in the last three games -- Stemp also drove in four runs, scored three times and stole two bases.

Cougar freshman starting pitcher Parker McFadden picked up his first career win after striking out four and allowing two earned runs in 4.1 innings.

WSU pitchers combined to record 10 strikeouts and held Prairie View A&M (2-4) to four hits.

Patrick McGrath tallied three hits and three RBI, Derek Chapman added two hits and three RBI and Dugan Shirer recorded two hits and scored three times.

WSU led 4-0 lead before two Prairie View runs in the third inning.  The Cougars pushed the lead to 5-2 in the fifth before blowing things open in the seventh.

Next up: Washington State on Sunday meets Houston Baptist at 10 a.m. PT.

Stemp has hit safely in all seven games this season.

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