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Cougar Corner | WSU Throws Away Strong Outing by Way, Losing 10-3

Published by on May 31, 2009

The No. 3 Washington State Cougars were cruising along playing their style of ball.

WSU looked as though they would win their opening game over No. 2 seed Arkansas Friday afternoon in College World Series action.

Then Arkansas scored nine runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to send the Cougs to defeat 10-3.

Early on it appeared that senior Matt Way pitched WSU into complete control of the game.

Arkansas scratched out a run in the bottom of the first after Way plunked leadoff hitter Chase Leavitt on a 2-2 pitch. Leavitt came around to score on the only hard hit ball off Way, a drive to deep left-center by Andy Wilkins that brought across the first run of the game.

Matt Way settled into a groove that was impressive. He gave up just three hits in six innings while striking out 10 Razorback hitters.

In the top of the third, WSU scored two runs on four consecutive hits to take a 2-1 lead. 

Cougar pitching has been outstanding this season and with their ace Matt Way mowing down Hog hitters, the insurance run they sc...

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