The Washington State baseball team hasn’t exactly come crashing out of the gates to open the season. They’re currently 7-14 overall and 3-5 in the Pac-12. Only Utah’s 5-20 overall record is worse.
But the last two nights have been exciting. Both ended in walk-off wins at Bailey-Brayton Field against the Arizona State Sun Devils.
Danny Sinatro was the hero last night, sending a line drive to center field to score J.J. Hancock from second and give WSU a 4-3 win in 11 innings.
Scotty Sunitsch went 7.2 innings with seven strikeouts.
The Cougs avoided trouble in the top of the ninth when a play at home ended the inning:
On Thursday night, it was Justin Harrer playing the role of hero. Harrer hit a solo home run in the 10th inning to give WSU an 8-7 win in a game in which the Sun Devils got out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning.
But a six-run second inning for WSU flipped the script, and the teams battled until Harrer’s heroics.
It’s been a fun two nights at Bailey-Brayton. WSU and ASU meet in the series finale today.
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WSU is a tennis school
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WSU tennis moves to 18-2 on the season.