BASEBALL: Cougs threaten, but can't sweep UW

WASHINGTON STATE jumped on the Huskies early in Sunday's series finale with three runs in the first. And the Cougs looked to be cruising along towards a series sweep with a 4-2 lead in the sixth. But that's when things went sideways, and WSU wound up dropping a 6-4 decision at No. 14 Washington.

An error, a walk and a hit batsmen led to three Husky runs, and the Cougs looking at a 5-4 deficit, in the decisive sixth inning.

Senior Patrick McGrath (pictured above) had two hits for Washington State, scored twice and drove in a run while Stefan Van Horn drove in a pair.

Washington State (17-29, 10-17 Pac-12) starter Scotty Sunitsch allowed three earned runs on six hits and struck out five in 5.1 innings. He left the game shortly after UW tied it at 4-4.  Reliever Colby Nealy took the loss after allowing the go-ahead run in the sixth. The Huskies tacked on another run in the eighth on a WSU error.

The Cougars next head to Pasco to host a Tuesday night matchup against Gonzaga at 6:30 p.m.

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