WSU takes baseball series opener from Saint Mary's


A bases-clearing double by Dillon Plew in the 7th tied the game, but the Cougs were unable to push across the winner until the 11th inning thanks to a blunder by the Gaels. With two outs and runners on the corners, Plew took off from first on the first movement by the pitcher, Nick Sparks. Sparks dropped his foot and turned to second to throw out Plew, but instead, he short hopped the unsuspecting second baseman, and the ball dribbled into center field, allowing Blake Clanton to race home with the winning run. Despite leaving 17 runners on base, the Cougs figured out a way to win, improving to 3-6 on the season. Game two is Friday at 2 p.m. PT, and Isaac Mullins (0-2, 5.00 ERA) will get hte start.