The University of Arizona baseball team had no answers for the Washington State pitching staff on Saturday night.
Four Cougars combined to hold UA to three total hits in a 6-2 win over the Wildcats at Hi Corbett Field.
UA (19-12, 4-7 Pac-12) had just one hit in the first seven innings. The Wildcats drew eight walks, but left 13 runners on base.
JC Cloney (3-2) took the loss, allowing four runs — one earned — in two innings as Washington State scored twice in the first and twice in the second.
The Cougars extended their lead to 6-0 with two more runs in the fourth.
UA scored its first run when Zach GIbbons scored on a wild pitch in the fourth.
Arizona threatened in the ninth, with Gibbons driving in Cody Ramer on a fielders choice. The Wildcats had two runners on base before Washington State reliever Scotty Sunitsch struck out Alfonso Rivas to end the game.
Wahsington State improved to 10-18 overall and 3-8 in the Pac-12.
The teams wrap up their series at 10 a.m. Sunday. The game was moved up because of the threat of inclement weather.