Good morning, Coug fans. Your 2022 WSU baseball team completed a comeback victory lats night over the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors to open the season. Jake Meyer hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to break a 4-4 tie and give WSU a 5-4 opening day win.
It didn’t start well for WSU or starter Grant Taylor. Hawaii got out to a 3-0 lead after two innings as Taylor only lasted 1.2 innings. WSU got three runs of its own in the fourth inning thanks to some clutch hitting and a Bryce Matthews two-run home run.
The Rainbow Warriors re-took the lead in the bottom of the fourth before the Cougs tied it up again in the sixth. Then Meyer’s home run rounded out the scoring to give WSU a 1-0 record.
WSU had to use five pitchers to get the job done and Tyler Hoeft picked up the win. Connor Barison got the save.
The two teams are back at it today at 8:35 PT, and you might be able to catch it on ESPN+ for those who subscribe.
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