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Cougar baseball takes the series against No. 9 Arizona

Washington State Cougar Baseball versus University of Washington at Bailey Brayton Field in Pullman, WA - Jack Smith (5) Jack Ellis/CougCenter

It’s been a tough start to the season for the WSU baseball team, but you would never know by just watching them this weekend. The Cougs entered their weekend series at No. 9 Arizona with 11 losses in their last 12 games.

So they promptly took two of three from the Wildcats to win their first road series at Arizona since 2014.

WSU used offensive rallies to win on Friday and Saturday, securing the series win. They scored a pair of late runs on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough for the sweep as Arizona took the finale 5-2.

The Cougars have now won three of their last five with four of those five games against top 15 programs. WSU sits at 12-19 on the season, but three of those 12 wins are against opponents ranked No. 9 or better.

WSU returns to Pullman this week where the Cougs will host California for three games. The Bears are currently 15-16 on the season, and another series victory would go a long way to turning the season around for the Cougs.

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The WSU tennis team dropped both of its matches against California and Stanford this weekend, but it wasn’t without one very impressive performance from senior Michaela Bayerlova:

The rowing team and track & field teams were also in action over the weekend.


Baseball:

Cougars Drop Finale, Earn Series Win at No. 9 Arizona - Washington State University Athletics
WSU earned their first series win in Tucson since 2014.

No. 9 Arizona manages to take final game of series vs. WSU baseball | Sports | lmtribune.com
TUCSON, Ariz. — Trailing by five runs in the late going Sunday, the Washington State baseball team tried to mount a rally. But the Cougars didn’t have enough gas left

Tennis:

Michaela Bayerlova Knocks Off Nation’s 14th-ranked Player - Washington State University Athletics
Bayerlova improves to 16-2 on the season following her win Sunday.

Rowing:

Rowing Defeats a Pair of Top-20 Teams on Day Two of Pac-12 Invite - Washington State University Athletics
HENDERSON, Nev. – The Washington State rowing team defeated a pair of top-20 teams to cap off its weekend on Lake Las Vegas at the Pac-12 Invitational.

Football

A Grip on Sports: There are many levels to fandom but they all have one thing in common – a desire to know what's going on | The Spokesman-Review
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What type of fan are you? Do you delve into every bit of minutia connected to your team? Or do you check in only occasionally to see how old Southeastern Northwest State is doing?

Seahawks Draft Profile: Abraham Lucas - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seahawks are in desperate need of starting tackles. Lucas is a local college prospect that could provide instant juice to the offensive line.