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WSU takes game one against UCLA

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Cougs come up clutch in the eighth inning.

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That’s a heck of a way to start the weekend. WSU scored three in the bottom of the eighth to beat UCLA 5-2 Friday in Pullman. WSU scored the game’s final five runs after going down 2-0 in the fifth inning.

Connor Barison came in relief in the eighth inning and got all three outs in the ninth via the K to get the win. Starter Brandon White went 6.1 innings, giving up two runs on six hits.

Tristan Peterson hit a two-run dinger in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at two. It was Peterson’s fifth home run of the season and fourth in as many games.

With the game still tied at two in the bottom of the eighth, Jacob McKeon led off with a walk and took second on a Gunner Gouldsmith sacrifice bunt. Kodie Kolden struck out and UCLA intentionally walked Kyle Manzardo to give WSU runners on first and second.

Then Peterson walked to load the bases, and UCLA’s Daniel Colwell was a bit wild, bringing Gouldsmith home to give WSU a 3-2 lead.

Collin Montez then singled to right and brought in two runs to give WSU the 5-2 lead it wouldn’t relinquish.

The win moves WSU to 23-17.

WSU and UCLA are back at it in Pullman today at 2:05 p.m.

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