Cougar baseball loses on walk off wild pitch to Gonzaga

The rough baseball season rolls on for the Cougs as they lose in dramatic fashion in Spokane.

With only 8 games left in this rough season for WSU baseball, they made the trip north to Spokane and took on the Gonzaga Bulldogs... And the ending was just as rough as the season has been.

The Zags got 4 in the bottom of the 1st all off Kellen Camus who only last .1 innings before getting the hook. He was relieved by Sean Harnett and Sam Triece who pitched for a combined  6.2 innings and gave up 5 hits and no runs.

The Cougs got 1 run in the second thanks to the speedy PJ Jones who doubled, stole third and scored on a Ben Roberts ground out. A Patrick McGrath 2 run shot in the 4th pulled WSU within 1 run and a Cooper Elliot single in the 5th scored Trace Tam Sing to tie it up.

The tie lasted until the bottom of the ninth when Matt Bowers come into the game and the wheels fell off. A lead off single to Gonzaga's Caleb Wood started the trouble, but it only got worse when he advanced to third on a wild pitch then, one batter later, scored on another wild pitch.

The loss sends the Cougars to 22-25 and puts Gonzaga at 23-26. Gonzaga will wrap up their regular season this weekend with a home series against Pepperdine. Meanwhile The Cougs travel to northern California on Friday to try and defend their 6th spot in the Pac-12 standings against the 7th placed Stanford Cardinal. All three games will be shown on the Pac-12 Networks.

Links!

Cougars Lose Wild Game to Gonzaga - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Matt Bower’s wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning allowed Caleb Wood to score the winning run and Gonzaga defeated visiting Washington State 5-4, Tuesday night.

Breaking Down the Buzz: Washington State - CBSSports.com
Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the Eye on College Football examines what current hot topic the fans of one BCS team are obsessing over -- rationally or not. Today's team: the Washington State Cougars.

Washington State the latest offer for Central Catholic lineman Blake Brandel - OregonLive.com
Central Catholic offensive lineman Blake Brandel has picked up another football scholarship offer, and more appear soon to follow. Washington State offered Brandel last week, following suit with Oregon State and Nevada in pursuing the 6-foot-7, 250-pound junior tackle, a starter on Central Catholic’s Class 6A championship team last season.

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