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The Cougs will look to keep up the hot streak against the Zags

WSU Athletic Communications

After a series win over 10th ranked Oregon, Washington State looks to keep up the hot streak against ranked opponents as they host 11th ranked Gonzaga. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 at Bailey-Brayton field. This is the final game of the two-game season series against the Zags.

The Cougs are coming off of a road-series win over Oregon that included two extra inning games. The series began on Friday with the Cougs holding a 7-2 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth. The Ducks rallied off five runs to tie the game up and then hit four straight singles in the bottom of the tenth to win the game 8-7. Saturday’s 10-8 victory was the Cougs fourth victory over a ranked opponent this year and set them up for a series win on Sunday.

After falling to a quick 6-0 deficit after two innings, the Cougs had a big hill to climb and scored three runs in the 6th, twice in the 8th, and twice in the 9th to tie it up at 7 before a bases loaded walk in the 10th to win the game. The victory over the Ducks gave the Cougs their second road series win over a top-10 program this year, the first time in school history.

Last time out against the Zags, the Cougs used nine pitchers in a 12-0 loss. The loss marked the fourth consecutive loss to the zags with the last win coming in 2019.

Also on Monday, the Pac-12 announced that Jacob McKeon was named Pac-12 Player of the Week. McKeon finished his week hitting .529 with two doubles, three homeruns, and 10 RBI’s.

After the game today, McKeon and the Cougs will host USC for a three game series this beginning Friday.

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