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Cougs Stave Off Elimination

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - James Wise pitched three effective
innings in his second start of the day, and Washington State backed
its tired pitching staff with enough offense for a 10-7 win over
Arkansas on Sunday night to force a decisive game in the
Fayetteville Regional.

      Wise also started the Cougars' 9-6 win over Kansas State earlier
in the day, but was knocked out after only 76 pitches and 2 2-3
innings. Washington State (37-21) sent him to the mound again in
another must-win game. He allowed only two hits and left with a 2-1
lead. Although he didn't pitch five innings, Wise (4-1) was given
the win at the official scorer's discretion.

      The Cougars scored five runs in the fifth to make it 7-1.

      The Razorbacks (42-19) and Cougars will play again for the
regional title Monday night.