Ty Jackson and Adam Nelubowich each homered in Washington State's 10-4 victory over No. 6 UCLA on Monday. The victory for the Cougars (11-10...
LOS ANGELES — Ty Jackson and Adam Nelubowich each homered in Washington State’s 10-4 victory over No. 6 UCLA on Monday.
The victory for the Cougars (11-10, 2-4 Pac-12) broke a four-game losing streak and avoided a series sweep at the hands of the Bruins (17-5, 4-2).
“Our bats gave us an early lead and took some pressure off our pitching,” Washington State coach Donnie Marbut said. “(Kyle) Swannack gave us a good start and (Scott) Simon was great out of the ‘pen.”
The Cougars scored nine times in the first two innings against UCLA starter Grant Watson (5-1).
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In the top of the first, Tommy Richards and Taylor Ard singled with one out. After Derek Jones flied out, Nelubowich drove in Richards with a single. Jackson followed with a three-run blast over the center-field wall to give Washington State a 4-0 lead.
Heidy Wells threw a complete-game five-hitter and went 2 for 3 at the plate, and Jen Schwartz was 3 for 3 with a double and two runs batted in as Central Washington (9-15, 8-11 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) snapped a five-game losing streak with a 6-1 win over host Western Washington (6-20, 4-12).
Jenna DeRosier pitched a three-hit shutout as Western won the doubleheader opener 5-0.
The Washington State men are 10th and Gonzaga is 11th after 36 holes of the Duck Invitational at the Eugene (Ore.) Country Club. WSU is at 21-over 597 and the Bulldogs at 26-over 602.
• The Seattle U women are 11th at 61-over 637 after two rounds of the Anuenue Spring Break Classic in Kapalua, Maui.
• Western Washington is tied for second at 11-under 565 after the first day of the Grand Canyon Thunderbird Spring Invitational in Litchfield Park, Ariz.
• Seattle University will host Washington State in a baseball game at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at Everett Memorial Stadium.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.