BSB: Cougs blanked by Arizona State in Pac-12 opener
Washington State saw three players record multiple-hit games but the Cougars couldn't deliver the big hit, stranding nine runners in a 6-0 defeat to No. 9 Arizona State Friday night at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in the Pac-12 opener for both clubs.
In the second, Collin Montez led off the inning with a double to left-center but was stranded at third. In the bottom of the inning, Arizona State, the Pac-12 leader in home runs, took a 1-0 lead with a solo home run to center.
In the third, the Sun Devils pushed four runs across, all with four two-out hits including a two-run homer for a 5-0 advantage.
The Cougars stranded a runner on third in the first inning, left two runners on in the fourth and fifth innings and seventh innings.
In the seventh, Arizona State pushed the lead to the 6-0 with a single and triple.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE: Collin Montez doubled in the 2nd to extend his on-base streak to 13 games. . .Danny Sinatro reached on a bunt single in the 3rd, extending his on-base streak to 15 games. . .Dillon Plew was hit by a pitch in the 5th, has reached base in all 17 games in 2019 and in 20 straight dating back to last season
NEXT UP: The series continues Saturday at 6 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.