Pistorese Gem Fires Cougs Past Oregon St. - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

Pistorese Gem Fires Cougs Past Oregon St.

Posted:
Joe Pistorese's gem left No. 6 Oregon State baffled on Friday. Joe Pistorese's gem left No. 6 Oregon State baffled on Friday.

by WSU Cougars

PULLMAN, Wash. – Joe Pistorese fired a four-hitter and Washington State knocked off No. 5 Oregon State 4-1 in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 series, Friday night at Bailey-Brayton Field.

Pistorese (3-1) recorded his second-straight complete game, the first Cougar to accomplish that feat since Adam Conley in 2011. Ben Wetzler (6-1) suffered his first loss in seven starts this season.

“Joe is one of the best competitors in the conference,” Washington State Head Coach Donnie Marbut said. “He faced a guy with ridiculous numbers and was better than him tonight.”

Nick Tanielu staked the Cougars (16-14, 7-3 Pac-12) to a 1-0 lead in the first with an RBI-single and the Beavers (25-7, 9-4) tied the game with a run on two hits in the second. Pistorese did not give up another hit until he had two outs in the ninth.

In the third, Washington State scored three times against Wetzler, who had given up three runs this season prior to Friday. Trek Stemp led off with a double and moved to third on a sacrifice by Collin Slaybaugh. An infield single by Tanielu gave the Cougars a 2-1 lead.

Yale Rosen was hit by a pitch to put runners at first and second. P.J. Jones flied out to center for the second out as Tanielu tagged and headed to third. The throw to the cutoff man by centerfielder Jeff Hendrix was low and allowed Tanielu to come into score. An error on a ground ball off the bat of Michael Monda brought up Rosen with the second unearned run of the inning.

Five Oregon State pitchers combined to issues 11 free passes, 10 walks and a hit batter. Pistorese walked four and struck out four in becoming the first Cougar hurler since Chad Arnold in 2010 to have three complete games in a season.

With the victory, Washington State moved within a half game of Oregon State and percentage points ahead of the Beavers for second place in the Pac-12.

The series continues, Saturday at 2 p.m.

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • WSU Athletics To Induct Steve Gleason Into HOF

    WSU Athletics To Induct Steve Gleason Into HOF

    Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the lone member into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Thursday.In an unprecedented move, Gleason will be the sole member of the 2014 class and will be recognized during a home football game later this fall.More >>
    Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the lone member into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Thursday.In an unprecedented move, Gleason will be the sole member of the 2014 class and will be recognized during a home football game later this fall.More >>
  • Local College Football Fall Practice Schedules

    Local College Football Fall Practice Schedules

    All four of the local college football teams will kick off their Fall practices this week with the 2014 season fast approaching. Compiled below is a list of practice schedules for Eastern Washington University, University of Idaho, Washington State University and Whitworth University.More >>
    All four of the local college football teams will kick off their Fall practices this week with the 2014 season fast approaching. Compiled below is a list of practice schedules for Eastern Washington University, University of Idaho, Washington State University and Whitworth University.
    More >>
  • Pippins Cruise Past Walla Walla, 12-2

    Pippins Cruise Past Walla Walla, 12-2

    After narrowly holding on for an 8-7 victory Tuesday night in Walla Walla, the Yakima Valley Pippins found themselves in a much more comfortable game Wednesday night, scoring eight runs the first three innings to take a 12-2 win over the Sweets.More >>
    After narrowly holding on for an 8-7 victory Tuesday night in Walla Walla, the Yakima Valley Pippins found themselves in a much more comfortable game Wednesday night, scoring eight runs the first three innings to take a 12-2 win over the Sweets.More >>
  • Washington St.WSUMore>>

  • WSU Athletics To Induct Steve Gleason Into HOF

    WSU Athletics To Induct Steve Gleason Into HOF

    Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the lone member into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Thursday.In an unprecedented move, Gleason will be the sole member of the 2014 class and will be recognized during a home football game later this fall.More >>
    Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the lone member into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Thursday.In an unprecedented move, Gleason will be the sole member of the 2014 class and will be recognized during a home football game later this fall.More >>
  • Local College Football Fall Practice Schedules

    Local College Football Fall Practice Schedules

    All four of the local college football teams will kick off their Fall practices this week with the 2014 season fast approaching. Compiled below is a list of practice schedules for Eastern Washington University, University of Idaho, Washington State University and Whitworth University.More >>
    All four of the local college football teams will kick off their Fall practices this week with the 2014 season fast approaching. Compiled below is a list of practice schedules for Eastern Washington University, University of Idaho, Washington State University and Whitworth University.
    More >>
  • WSU Football Announces Practice Schedule

    WSU Football Announces Practice Schedule

    Washington State University Head Football Coach Mike Leach and the Cougar football team open fall camp Saturday, Aug. 2, with an 2:30 p.m. practice at Sacajawea Middle School in Lewiston, Idaho.More >>
    Washington State University Head Football Coach Mike Leach and the Cougar football team open fall camp Saturday, Aug. 2, with an 2:30 p.m. practice at Sacajawea Middle School in Lewiston, Idaho.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.