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WSU drops season finale

Cougs, Utes scored a combined 23 runs on 30 hits

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WSU drops season finale

Senior first baseman James Rudkin steps to the plate and awaits a pitch against Utah on Thursday.

Senior first baseman James Rudkin steps to the plate and awaits a pitch against Utah on Thursday.

ADAM JACKSON | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

Senior first baseman James Rudkin steps to the plate and awaits a pitch against Utah on Thursday.

ADAM JACKSON | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

ADAM JACKSON | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

Senior first baseman James Rudkin steps to the plate and awaits a pitch against Utah on Thursday.

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

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WSU baseball lost 12-11 to University of Utah in its season finale Saturday as Cougar fans bid farewell to nine seniors.

Down a run, junior infielder Justin Harrer grounded into a double play with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to end the game and the season for the Cougars.

Utah (16-39) got off to a quick 4-0 lead in the top of the first off WSU (16-33-1) junior right-handed pitcher Parker McFadden. An RBI double and a two-run home run aided the Utes in their first inning offense.

Junior infielder Andres Alvarez drove in a pair of runs with a double in the second to cut the lead to 4-2.

Utah added a run in the fourth and two more in the fifth but the Cougars continued to answer back.

Harrer doubled to bring home a run in the fifth and the Cougars scored three runs in the sixth on five singles to cut the Utes lead to one.

Utah benefited from a leadoff home run and a sacrifice fly in the seventh to make it 9-6, but WSU scored three times in the bottom of the inning to tie the game.

A three-run homer for the Utes in the top of the eighth broke the tie. The Cougars scored on a wild pitch and a groundout in the eighth to cut the Utah lead to one.

Senior right-handed pitcher Ryan Walker worked a perfect ninth to bring the Cougars up to the plate for the final time in 2018.

Alvarez led off the inning with a single and sophomore infielder Dillon Plew reached on a hit by pitch. A wild pitch put runners on second and third with nobody out.

Senior first baseman James Rudkin struck out swinging before the Utes elected to intentionally walk senior outfielder Blake Clanton. Harrer then grounded into a double play to end the game.

The two teams combined for 23 runs on 30 hits as Utah edged out WSU.

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