Washington State baseball's run of four straight series wins was snapped on Sunday with the Cougars losing 2-0 to Arizona, giving the Wildcats two wins in the three-game set.
The loss was not without opportunity for WSU. The Cougars got a terrific pitching performance, headlined by starter Ryan Walker. He allowed just two hits in seven innings. The bullpen was solid as well and the Cougars and Wildcats traded zeroes into the 11th inning. It appeared WSU was on the way to putting up another scoreless inning, but a dropped fly ball in the top of the 11th allowed Arizona to plate two runs.
The Cougar offense wasn't able to muster anything with its eight hits. WSU actually out hit Arizona eight to four, but the error proved costly. Washington State had a chance to take the series after winning the second game on Saturday. Instead, it's the first lost series since the Cougars were swept by UCLA in late March.
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Ryan Walker struck out a career-high seven and Derek Chapman collected two hits but it was not enough as Washington State fell 2-0 to Arizona in 11 innings, Sunday afternoon at Bailey-Brayton Field.
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Arizona scored the two runs without the benefit of a hit against Cougar closer Ian Hamilton. The rally started when Hamilton hit Kevin Newman with a pitch, and a ground out advanced Newman to second base.