Recapping the Spring Game is still on the to-do list, but that will have to wait for now. After all, the countdown to football season is still in three figures. We'll have plenty of time to talk about the pigskin between Omaha and August 2
Heading into Pullman, the Beavers knew that the Cougars were a sweepable team. In other words, if OSU won series' against Arizona State and Arizona, a sweep against WSU couldn't be so hard.
But that's when the game of baseball caught up to the back to back National Champions. After the Beavers dropped two games to Gonzaga earlier in the week, they dropped two straight to the Cougs- in blowout fashion. The Beavs lost 10-3 on Saturday, and 11-4 on Sunday. They salvaged a win on Monday, bombarding the Cougars with 19 runs on 17 hits for a final score of 19-9.
Since the Beavers had a good day at the plate Monday, let's take a look at that linescore:
Ryan Ortiz went 4-for-6 on the game with two doubles and three RBI's. Wong, Wallace, Ogata, and Hopkins also had multi-hit games.
On the hill, Jorge Reyes went four innings, giving up nine runs. Not good. Sitton, Grbavac, and Rhoderick shutout the Cougars from there, pitching the remaining five innings.
It was one of those weekends where you wish your could have started the game with a reliever. It's like playing golf when you're a kid and teeing off with your sand wedge because you know you can hit it farther than the big long club with the big round head.
Our pitching staff is kind of like a bag of golf clubs right now. The ones that are supposed to go the farthest are either going straight into the ground or into the woods. Our most reliable clubs are the ones we usually lay-up with but can only go short distances accurately. It's hard to get a sand wedge near the green from 250 yards.
Tanner Robles, who got the start Sunday, couldn't finish the second inning. He gave up nine runs on five hits, all of the runs earned. He walked four and hit two.
Mike Stutes started on Saturday, going six full innings but giving up nine runs on ten hits along the way. Nygren faced two batters, then big J-Lenn closed the game.
UCLA is next. The Beavers need everything they can get.