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The Cougs are now 1-6 in their last 7 games.

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After starting the season off hot, the Washington State baseball team has quickly crashed back to earth and have now gone 1-6 over their last 7 games. Sitting at 12-8, the Cougars have won just one conference game and are currently on a 4-game losing streak. Over the weekend, they took a trip to Phoenix to take on the 16th ranked Arizona State Sun Devils where they struggled to get runs across home plate.

In game one of the three game series, the Cougars managed 7 hits but were outscored 10-0 with the Sun Devils putting up 4 runs in the bottom of the first inning and not looking back. Game two started off the same as the Sun Devils put up 3 in the first inning, the Cougs managed to put up 4 of their own in the 6th inning. The lead would be short lived however as the Sun Devils answered back in the 8th inning and brought 2 runs in of their own thanks to two wild pitches and a misplayed ball to center. In the ninth inning, the Cougs had a chance to take the lead back and had the bases loaded with two-outs but could not get one of them across the plate.

The series finale was a lot like game one of the series as the Sun Devils put up 4 runs in the first inning and once again did not look back taking the final game 9-0. This time, the Cougs could only manage 2 hits with both of them coming in the second inning.

Up next, the Cougs will host Stanford for a three game series beginning on Thursday at 4:00 pm. Game two of that series will be at 5:00 pm on Friday and the final game will come at noon on Saturday. All three games can be seen on Pac-12 Networks.

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