After another tough weekend, the Washington State baseball team will head North to Spokane for a mid-week matchup with Gonzaga today. First pitch is scheduled for 6pm at the Patterson Baseball Complex. This is the second of three meetings this season between the two teams.
A win today will lock up the third series win for the Cougs as they have not won a series since the beginning of March when they won two of three against both California State-Northridge and Nevada in consecutive weeks.
This past weekend, the Cougs (8-27-1) dropped two of three while visiting USC. There was a glimmer of hope on Sunday when they led 9-4 heading into the bottom of the ninth before they gave up 5 runs in the bottom of the inning that would send the game to extra innings. They would play 12 innings before the game was called a 10-10 tie due to time and travel restrictions.
The Cougars and the Zags met up on April 2nd in Pullman and the Cougs led 9-1 heading into the seventh inning before things started to fall apart for them and they gave up 9 runs in the final three innings. Washington State was able to edge them out 12-10 thanks to a 3-run seventh inning.
In the nine games since the Cougars last played Gonzaga they have been outscored 84-36 and have just one win and a tie. Gonzaga on the other hand has been going in the opposite direction since that game as they have gone 7-4 in their last 11 games and were barely edged out against third ranked Stanford on Monday.
Up next, the Cougs will head to Oregon State this weekend for a three game series before returning home and hosting Washington. They will then finish up the season series with Gonzaga on May 6th in Pullman.
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