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Cougar baseball comes up short against Gonzaga

The Cougars fall to 15-18 on the year

Washington State Athletic communications
Washington State Athletic communications
Washington State Student Sports photos

Washington State baseball looked to get back on the right track on Monday with a road game against Gonzaga but failed to do so in a 9-4 loss. The Cougars (15-18) have now lost 10 of their last 11 games with their lone win coming against Arizona on April 8th.

Gonzaga (21-14) opened up the gates early as they brought two runs across in the first inning. The runs kept coming for them as they scored 4 more in the third inning. Cougar reliever Joe Rosenstein walked four straight to start off Gonzaga's scoring in the third. Caleb McAlister came in as the third pitcher in the three innings and with the bases loaded gave up a 2-run single to Jace VanDeBrake. The struggles weren't all from the pitching staff as the Cougars had an error at second that allowed another Bulldog to score and push their lead to 6.

The Cougars finally got on the board in the top of the 4th inning when James Rudkin doubled down the right field line to score Justin Harrer. That would be all until the ninth inning but by then it was too late. Gonzaga had scored a run in the fourth, sixth, and seventh innings to give them a 9-1 lead.

Andres Alvarez took his 9th pitch of the at-bat and sent it up the left field line for a 2-run double in the ninth. The Cougars last run came on a wild pitch allowing Jon Burghardt to score and cap off the night.

The Cougars next game will be played Wednesday, April 19th at Bailey Brayton Field in Pullman against Seattle U at 3:00 pm.

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Baseball:

Bulldogs cruise to 9-4 win over Cougars | The Spokesman-Review
Justin Jacobs and Jeffrey Bohling drove in first-inning runs and the Gonzaga Bulldogs (21-14) never looked back en route to a 9-4 victory over the Washington State Cougars (15-18) in nonconference baseball action on Monday at Patterson Baseball Complex.

Football:

Alex Grinch says WSU camp battles are most competitive yet | The Spokesman-Review
The Washington State football team is preparing local fans for Saturday’s Crimson and Gray game at Joe Albi with “Spokane Week,” hosting a series of events in the area. To that end, defensive coordinator Alex Grinch joined Derek Deis of KXLY for the weekly Cougar Calls show Monday morning for a discussion of the Cougars defense with Deis and WSU broadcasters Jason Gesser and Matt Chazanow.

Seahawks re-sign Washington State linebacker Kache Palacio | Seahawks Wire
The Seattle Seahawks have re-signed former Washington State linebacker Kache Palacio, who spent time last season on the practice squad.

Basketball:

Track:

WSU sets new highs in Southern California meets | Sports | dailyevergreen.com
Members of the WSU men’s and women’s track and field teams broke lifetime bests and obtained personal records in three separate meets over the weekend.