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WSU baseball loses to San Jose State in extra innings

The Cougars fought back to tie it up, but still lost.

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Any slim chances the WSU baseball team had of making the postseason likely got dashed on Thursday as the Cougars lost 7-5 to San Jose State. After some early season struggles, Washington State was going to need a miracle run to even garner consideration for the NCAA tournament with the chance the Cougars needed to win out to boost their RPI high enough. The loss on Thursday, following the loss last week to Washington, probably squashes any chance.

WSU nearly pulled off an improbable comeback. The Cougars trailed 5-4 heading into the final frame and were still trailing by a run with two outs. A game-tying double sent the game to extra innings and preserved hope the Cougars could pull it out. It wasn't mean tot be, however, as closer Ian Hamilton gave up a pair of runs in the top of the 11th and WSU failed to match in the bottom of the inning.

The loss drops WSU to 18-18 on the season. WSU and the Spartans will play Game 2 of the series on Friday.



Cougars Fall to San Jose State in Extra Innings - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Andre Mercurio’s RBI single in the 11th inning scored Michael Breen with the eventual winning run while Turtle Kahaulua worked six innings in relief to pick up his first win of the season as San Jose State defeated Washington State 7-5 in 11 innings Thursday at Bailey-Brayton Field.

San Jose State Spartans Official Athletic Site
San José State's baseball team plated two runs in the top of the 11th inning to defeat Washington State, 7-5, in a thriller Thursday night at Bailey-Brayton Field.


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