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Cougars beat the No.10 Beavers, 7-5, thanks to Mason Cerrilo's 7th inning grand slam

WSU freshman Mason Cerrilo's first career home run was not only a grand slam, but the go-ahead play that took down the No.10 baseball team in the nation.

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Freshman outfielder Mason Cerrilo's first career home run could not have come at a better time. With the bases loaded and the Washington State trailing 4-3 in the 7th inning, Cerrillo crushed a pitch over the right field wall for a go-ahead grand slam.

And it was all Wazzu would need. The Cougars (11-20, 4-10 Pac-12) would go on to defeat the No. 10 Beavers (23-8, 6-5 Pac-12), by a score of 7-5.

The win is big for the Cougars, who had previously lost 8 of their last 9 games. Cougars starting pitcher Ian Hamilton pitched a no-no through six innings before allowing 4 runs in the top half of the 7th. Ryan Walker entered the game and pitched three scoreless innings to secure the victory following Cerrillo's grand slam.

The offense was big time, coming up with 9 hits and giving both Hamilton and Walker run support.

With the series tied at one game apiece, WSU hopes to follow-up Friday's performance with a win at Bailey-Brayton today. First pitch is at 12 p.m.

Go Cougs!


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