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Cougar baseball knocks off No. 12 California

The Cougars snapped their losing streak in impressive fashion.

WSU Athletic Communicaitons

It's been a rough two weeks for the Washington State baseball team, but the Cougars were able to get back in the win column on Thursday and did so by knocking off the No. 12 team in the country.

WSU had lost nine straight games headed into the start of their series with the California Bears. Playing on the road against yet another top team didn't seem like a good recipe to stop that slide. But, WSU -- behind a solid pitching performance -- was able to do just that. Sean Hartnett started the game and the bullpen turned in a solid effort to limit the Bears to just two runs on four hits. WSU's offense wasn't great, but a big home run by Cameron Frost gave WSU a 4-0 lead and the Cougars held on for the win.

For the first time since it's opening series against USC, the Cougars have a chance to take a series from a Pac-12 opponent. They will have two chances to win the series against Cal, beginning with Game 2 of the series on Friday.



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