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WSU Falls to Oregon, Series Rubber Game Set for Sunday


PULLMAN, Wash. (March 18, 2023) – Washington State dropped a 14-8 decision to Oregon at Bailey-Brayton Field Saturday afternoon. With the series tied at one game a piece, the Cougars will go for the series win Sunday at 1:05 p.m.
WSU dropped to 14-4 overall and 3-2 in Pac-12 Conference play after Oregon broke a 7-7 tied with two runs in the sixth and pulled away with five runs in the eighth. The Cougars left 10 runners on bases while the Ducks (10-7, 2-3 Pac-12) took advantage of nine walks and two WSU errors.
Jonah Advincula and Brandham Ponce paced WSU with three-hit games while Sam Brown and Greg Fuchs each tallied two hits.
In the second, Will Cresswell doubled on the first pitch he saw and scored on Fuchs’ one-out RBI-double down the right field line. Ponce followed with an RBI-single back up the middle to score Fuchs and Ponce scored on Advincula’s bloop double into left centerfield. Cam Magee capped the scoring with an RBI-groundout to second base to score Kyle Russell for a 4-0 advantage.
Oregon pushed two runs across in the third on two hits, a walk and sacrifice fly but Ponce delivered his second RBI-single of the afternoon in the third inning for a 5-2 advantage. The Ducks again answered with five runs in the fourth on four hits and one Cougar error to take a 7-5 lead but WSU evened things up with Brown’s RBI-single into centerfield and Fuchs tied the game with a sacrifice fly into…

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