The win bumped the Cougars to 32-18 on the year and to 8-9 in the Pac-10, while the Wildcats dropped to 22-26 overall and to 7-10 in the conference with the loss.
WSU jumped out to an early 1-0 lead off of Arizona starter Brad Mills in the first on a run-scoring double play, added another in the second on a RBI double by catcher Greg Lagreid and pulled ahead 4-0 on a two-run single by Jim Murphy in the third.
UA’s Colt Sedbrook cut the Wazzu advantage to one with a three-run homer in the fifth, but the
Left-hander Daniel Schlereth walked in a pair of runs in the seventh, and right-hander Cory Burns gave up two runs on three hits in the eighth and one more on two hits in the ninth.
The Cougars rapped out 12 hits total on the night, as all nine starters in the order finished with at least one base knock. The top three hitters in the WSU order ?- Paul Gran, Travis Coulter and Jay Miller ?- teamed up to go 5 for 11 with a double, a triple and six runs scored, and Murphy and Zach McAngus each chipped in with a pair of RBI.
Starter Wayne Daman Jr. (6-3) picked up the win, with Sedbrook’s fourth home run of the year his only mistake on the night. The right-hander scattered nine hits over six innings, struck out four and walked none.
Mike Wagner worked the final three innings scoreless to pick up his first save of the year.
UA’s Mills (5-5) was charged with the loss after giving up four runs on six hits over six innings. The left-hander struck out six and walked three on the night.