Cougars drop second game against Ducks

WSU lost both games of the doubleheader



Junior infielder Justin Harrer hits a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning in the game against Gonzaga on April 3 at Bailey-Brayton Field.

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

WSU baseball dropped the second game of a doubleheader to University of Oregon 4-2 Friday night.

Senior left-handed pitcher Cody Anderson started on the mound for the Cougars (8-17, 3-8). He pitched three innings, allowing four earned runs on seven hits.

The Ducks (18-11, 5-6) jumped on Anderson in the first inning. Three straight singles to lead off the inning allowed Oregon to take an early 1-0 lead.

With runners on second and third base in the third inning, the Ducks made it 2-0 on a sacrifice fly. Oregon senior infielder Daniel Patzlaff followed with a two-run home run to give the Ducks a 4-0 lead.

The Cougars replaced Anderson in the fourth inning and needed five pitchers to get through the rest of the game. The relievers allowed only three hits and two walks to keep the Ducks to four runs.

WSU began to cut down the Oregon lead in the second half of the game. Three straight singles in the top of the sixth inning made it a 4-1 game.

Junior infielder Justin Harrer hit his sixth home run of the year to cut the lead to 4-2 in the top of the eighth inning, but the Cougars were never able to inch any closer.

The series finale is set to start at 2 p.m. Saturday in Eugene.