Furious Rally Propels WSU Baseball Over OSU - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Furious Rally Propels WSU Baseball Over OSU

Updated:

Courtesy Washington State athletics

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Washington State rallied from seven runs down to upset No. 3 Oregon State 10-9 in 11 innings at Goss Stadium, Friday.

Jason Monda scored the winning run on a two-error after his two-run home run in the ninth forced extra innings. Washington State (23-30, 9-19 Pac-12) trailed 7-0 after six innings and 8-1 after seven. The last time the Cougars trailed by that much that late in the game and won was April 27, 1986 when they fell behind Portland State 7-0 after six innings and won 10-7 in 10 innings.

Max Engelbrekt (3-1), the sixth Oregon State (43-10, 22-6 Pac-12) pitcher of the day, took the loss. J.D. Leckenby (2-3), the fifth Washington State pitcher, picked up the victory with three shutout innings.

It is the seventh-straight season the Cougars defeated a nationally-ranked Oregon State. The victory also prevented the Beavers from clinching a share of the Pac-12 title and the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Championship.

Sean Hartnett, who made his first start of the season for the Cougars, was roughed up for seven runs in 5 2/3 innings. Five of those runs came in the first inning.

Down 7-0, Washington State broke through against Oregon State starter Matt Boyd in the seventh. Brett Jacobs walked and Monda was hit by a pitch to open the inning. With one out, Adam Nelubowich singled to score Jacobs.

The Beavers answered in their half of the seventh against Richie Ochoa, who relieved Hartnett and recorded the final out in the sixth. Ochoa walked the first-two men in the seventh in front of a run-scoring double by Kavin Keyes.

In the eighth, Shea Donlin and Collin Slaybaugh singled to begin the inning against Beavers' reliever Tyler Painton. Tony Bryant relieved Painton and P.J. Jones greeted him with a single to load the bases. Yale Rosen followed with a two-run single and Jacobs was hit by a pitch to load the bases for the second time in the inning.

Jace Fry became the third Oregon State reliever in the inning and committed a throwing error on a ground ball hit by Monda to allow another run to score. Patrick McGrath capped the rally with a sacrifice fly that brought the Cougars within 8-5.

The Beavers increased their lead to 9-5 with a run in the bottom of the eighth off Kyle Swannack without getting a ball out of the infield. Oregon State scored on a walk, bunt single, sacrifice bunt, intentional walk and fielder's choice.

In the ninth, Slaybaugh walked and Jones singled against Scott Schultz. Both runners moved up on a ground out by Rosen and scored on a pinch hit, two-run single by Ian Sagdal. It was the fifth time this season Sagdal collected a hit as a pinch hitter. On the next pitch following Sagdal's single, Monda blasted a two-run home run to right field that tied the game 9-9.

The series continues at 1 p.m., Saturday.

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • EWU Football Adds Texas Tech Clash In 2017

    EWU Football Adds Texas Tech Clash In 2017

    Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin will forever remember his first trip to Lubbock, Texas, and now his Eagles will make a second trip to play at Texas Tech on Sept. 2, 2017 in an announcement made jointly by the two schools...>>
    Eastern Washington University head football coach Beau Baldwin will forever remember his first trip to Lubbock, Texas, and now his Eagles will make a second trip to play at Texas Tech on Sept. 2, 2017 in an announcement made jointly by the two schools...
    >>
  • EWU Football Readies For Earliest Start In Program History

    EWU Football Readies For Earliest Start In Program History

    With the earliest game in school history comes the earliest practice start, as the Eastern Washington University football team begins practices for the 2014 season this Thursday, July 31, on the Sports and Recreation Center practice fields in Cheney, Wash.>>
    With the earliest game in school history comes the earliest practice start, as the Eastern Washington University football team begins practices for the 2014 season this Thursday, July 31, on the Sports and Recreation Center practice fields in Cheney, Wash.>>
  • Former Cougs Baynes and Motum Make Australian FIBA World Cup Team

    Former Cougs Baynes and Motum Make Australian FIBA World Cup Team

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:28:13 GMT
    Although they never played in Cougar uniforms together, former Washington State men’s basketball student-athletes, Aron Baynes and Brock Motum, will share a court this summer as the two were selected to the Airbnb Australian Boomers Team that will compete in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, Aug. 30 through Sept. 14.>>
    Although they never played in Cougar uniforms together, former Washington State men’s basketball student-athletes, Aron Baynes and Brock Motum, will share a court this summer as the two were selected to the Airbnb Australian Boomers Team that will compete in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, Aug. 30 through Sept. 14.
    >>
  • Washington St.WSUMore>>

  • Former Cougs Baynes and Motum Make Australian FIBA World Cup Team

    Former Cougs Baynes and Motum Make Australian FIBA World Cup Team

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:28:13 GMT
    Although they never played in Cougar uniforms together, former Washington State men’s basketball student-athletes, Aron Baynes and Brock Motum, will share a court this summer as the two were selected to the Airbnb Australian Boomers Team that will compete in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, Aug. 30 through Sept. 14.>>
    Although they never played in Cougar uniforms together, former Washington State men’s basketball student-athletes, Aron Baynes and Brock Motum, will share a court this summer as the two were selected to the Airbnb Australian Boomers Team that will compete in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, Aug. 30 through Sept. 14.
    >>
  • WSU's Halliday Named To QB Award Watch List

    WSU's Halliday Named To QB Award Watch List

    Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday has been named to the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Watch List, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced Wednesday.>>
    Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday has been named to the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Watch List, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced Wednesday.
    >>
  • Former Coug Johnson Named To Double-A All Star Game

    Former Coug Johnson Named To Double-A All Star Game

    Former Washington State outfielder Kyle Johnson is an Eastern League All-Star. The Double-A circuit’s All-Star Clash is scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific, Wednesday at Peoples Natural Gas Field.>>
    Former Washington State outfielder Kyle Johnson is an Eastern League All-Star. The Double-A circuit’s All-Star Clash is scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific, Wednesday at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
    >>