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WSU proves there are still ties in baseball

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A baseball game ending in a tie due to a lightning is an actual thing that happened on Sunday. And as a result, the WSU baseball team posted its first tie since a 1992 game at the Pepsi Johnny Quick Classic, which is/was also an actual thing.

It appeared the Cougars and No. 3 Oregon State were headed for extra innings on Sunday, but then some lightning struck. In this case, the result was not a Wonderbat, but instead a 7-7 tie.

It is the first time the Cougars have tied a game in conference play since 1936.

WSU jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and led 6-2 heading into the seventh inning. But, after the Beavers tallied their own five-run inning, the Cougars had to get a run back in the bottom of the seventh to eventually force the tie.

The Beavers took the first two games of the series, by a combined score 26-4, so in this case a tie actually may be an acceptable result.

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Baseball:

Cougars Close Series With 7-7 Tie Against No. 3 Oregon State - Washington State University
Washington State closed its weekend series against third-ranked Oregon State with a 7-7 tie after lightning forced the ending of Sunday's finale. Lighting forced the stoppage in addition to travel requirements for Oregon State. It was Washington State's first tie game since tying New Mexico 8-8 in a 1992 meeting at the Pepsi Johnny Quick Classic in Fresno, Calif. It is also WSU's first tie in a conference contest since 1936.

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