Washington State finished a three game series against California on Sunday and on Monday finished up their road trip with a 14-8 loss to the University of the Pacific. The Cougars had won 4 out of 5 games before going on their current 4-game losing streak.
The Cougars trailed 5-1 heading into the 5th until Sophomore outfielder Justin Harrer stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded and took a 1-0 pitch over the left field wall to tie the game up. A little later in the inning, Junior outfielder J.J. Hancock stepped up and gave the Cougars the lead with a solo home run to center field.
Pacific took the game back in the bottom half of the inning with four runs on four hits to give them a 9-6 lead. From then on the Cougars were taking one step forward and two steps back as they scored a run in the 7th and the 8th innings while Pacific scored three and two runs in the bottom half of those innings.
Washington State will return to Pullman for a three game series against Arizona starting on Friday.
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