When WSU arrived in Pullman for a nine-game homestand, the Cougars were on the downturn. Facing top team after top team -- most of which on the road -- had taken a toll. WSU was just 14-16 on the year. The NCAA Tournament may be out of the picture, but at least WSU got back on the right track while at home. The Cougars won seven of nine games on the homestand and will head back on the road three games over .500.
WSU capped the extended time at home with a 8-5 win against San Jose State. That gave WSU a series win as it took three of four against the Spartans. WSU faced four different teams during the stretch, knocking off Gonzaga and New Mexico State while taking two of three from Washington and three of four from SJSU.
The bats came alive as the stretch went on and the Cougars scored 31 runs in the four games against the Spartans. WSU will now have a chance to keep rolling and playing well on the road as the Cougars head out for four games. They will first head to Salt Lake City for three games against Utah before heading to Seattle for a game against Washington.
San Jose State Spartans Official Athletic Site
A three-run fourth inning pulled San José State's baseball team within 6-4 of host Washington State, but the Cougars held on to take the series finale, 8-5, Sunday afternoon at Bailey-Brayton Field.
Cougars Cap Homestand with 8-5 Victory - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
J.J. Hancock collected three hits and Sam Triece worked five innings of scoreless relief as Washington State defeated San Jose State 8-5 Sunday afternoon at Bailey-Brayton Field.
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