Utah Rallies Past The Washington State Baseball Team - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Utah Rallies Past The Washington State Baseball Team

The WSU baseball team looks to even the series at Utah on Saturday 8at 11:00 a.m. The WSU baseball team looks to even the series at Utah on Saturday 8at 11:00 a.m.

Courtesy Washington State athletics

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah scored four times in the eighth inning to cap a comeback and defeat Washington State 7-4 in Pac-12 Conference baseball, Friday at Spring Mobile Ballpark.

The Utes (13-13, 3-7 Pac-12) trailed 4-3 entering the frame before rallying against Washington State (16-12, 3-4 Pac-12) reliever Kellen Camus (3-1).

With one out, Utah collected three-straight hits to tie the game 4-4. After an intentional walk to load the bases, two more hits accounted for three additional runs.

The comeback made a winner out of Mitch Watrous (2-1), who gave up four runs on 12 hits in eight innings and spoiled the start by Joe Pistorese. The Cougar southpaw yielded three runs, two earned, on six hits in seven innings. Utah's Nick Green worked the ninth for his first save.

"We got off to a good start and then stop playing," Cougar Head Coach Donnie Marbut said. "I wish I had an explanation for our club right now, but I don't. It's my fault."

Washington State jumped out to a 4-0 lead with a run in the first and three in the second. Jason Monda led off the game with a single and Collin Slaybaugh walked. Consecutive fielder's choice plays earned the Cougars' first run.

In the second, Ian Sagdal tripled and Ben Roberts walked. Sagdal scored as Austin Pernell grounded into a double play. Trace Tam Sing singled and Monda launched his sixth home run of the season to extend the lead to 4-0.

Utah picked up a run in the second, fifth and seventh to cut the lead to one before the four-run eighth. Meanwhile, the Cougars put a runner on in every inning from the third through the eighth, including the leadoff hitter three times, and pushed three runners to third without adding to their lead.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Washington St.WSUMore>>

  • WSU to host Colorado on Saturday

    WSU to host Colorado on Saturday

    Cougars are currently ranked No. 15 in the AP Poll. Photo: WSU AthleticsCougars are currently ranked No. 15 in the AP Poll. Photo: WSU Athletics

    Washington State is 6-1 for the first time since 2003 and enters the week ranked No. 15 in the Associated Press Top-25.

    >>

    Washington State is 6-1 for the first time since 2003 and enters the week ranked No. 15 in the Associated Press Top-25.

    >>
  • WSU men’s basketball to hold open practice Oct. 21

    WSU men’s basketball to hold open practice Oct. 21

    Photo: WSU AthleticsPhoto: WSU Athletics

    Members of the men's basketball team will be available to sign autographs following the conclusion of practice. Those in attendance will also hear from fourth-year head coach, Ernie Kent
     

    >>

    Members of the men's basketball team will be available to sign autographs following the conclusion of practice. Those in attendance will also hear from fourth-year head coach, Ernie Kent
     

    >>
  • Former WSU receiver River Cracraft signs with Denver Broncos

    Former WSU receiver River Cracraft signs with Denver Broncos

    Cracraft gets his shot in the NFL with Denver Broncos.Cracraft gets his shot in the NFL with Denver Broncos.

    Cracraft ended his career at WSU with 218 receptions (No. 2 in school history behind Gabe Marks), 2,701 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns in four seasons.

    >>

    Cracraft ended his career at WSU with 218 receptions (No. 2 in school history behind Gabe Marks), 2,701 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns in four seasons.

    >>