Apr 22, 2018
PULLMAN, Wash. – Four Washington State pitchers combined to no-hit Santa Clara baseball in a 5-0 Cougar win in non-conference action on Sunday at Bailey-Bryton Field.
Cougar starter Parker McFadden (1-0) earned the win going five innings, issuing two walks while striking out four. McFadden was lifted after 68 pitchers as reliever A.J. Block came in the sixth, throwing 1 1/3 innings allowing one walk before Collin Maier got the last two outs of the seventh. Ryan Walker closed things out pitching the eighth and ninth frames walking one batter to complete the no-hitter.
The Cougars (13-20) jumped to an early lead, as they have done in each game of the series, scoring three runs in the bottom of the second. With two runners on, Andres Alvarez and Dillon Plew hit back-to-back doubles to drive home three runs against Bronco starter Michael Praszker (1-2).
Praszker settled down to retire the next eight batters before allowing two more runs in the fifth. The right-hander, who was making his first start of the season, took the loss going five innings, allowing five hits and five runs.
Luke Martin-Resnick pitched effectively in three innings of relief work, striking out four Cougars while allowing two hits and a walk.
Joe Becht, who was pinch hit in the sixth when left-handed pitcher A.J. Block came in, was 0-for-2 in the game and did not reach base, ending his consecutive bases reached streak at 36 games.
Santa Clara returns home to play Cal Poly on Tuesday at 6 p.m. PT.