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Cougar baseball drops series to No. 16 UCLA

Washington State University Baseball versus Stanford Cardinal Game 1 on April 1, 2021 at Bailey Brayton Field Jack Ellis/CougCenter

Heading into the top of the ninth inning on Saturday, the Cougars held a 6-4 lead and looked to be on the way to a terrific weekend. They had already won the first game of the series on Friday. Three more outs would give them the series, their fourth in their last five series.

By the end of Sunday, things felt a lot different. UCLA would go on to take the lead in that top of the ninth on Saturday and eventually win the game. On Sunday, the Bruin bats exploded to the tune of 16 runs. While the Cougar offense kept pace early, they couldn’t sustain and UCLA took the series with a 16-7 victory.

Three outs away from continuing the surge toward the postseason. The surge isn’t over, of course, but it was a missed opportunity leaving the Cougars with a lot of work to do.

That work will begin on Tuesday with a game against Portland. From there, the Cougs will head to Los Angeles for a three-game series against USC. This is a must-win series for the Cougs as the Trojans are just 20-21 on the season and have lost eight of their last 10 games.



Cougars Drop Series-Finale to No. 16 UCLA - Washington State University Athletics
Washington State dropped the series rubber game with No. 16 UCLA 16-7 at Bailey-Brayton Field Sunday afternoon.


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